One of the most popular and picturesque spots to take photos in all of Washington, DC is Bishop’s Garden at Washington National Cathedral. Many hobbyists and professional photographers alike go there for family photo sessions, engagement sessions, wedding shoots, or just to capture the beautiful grounds and architecture. Yet, for reasons I can’t explain, I haven’t gone back there since the very first time I photographed the daughter of my dear friends when she was a wee toddler. It was so long ago that I didn’t yet own a digital camera, hadn’t yet gone off to New York City for photography school, and was still just taking pictures for fun. The wee toddler is now 10!! So when a new friend Jamie, whose son Ian is in the same class as my son, suggested we go to Bishop’s Garden to do their family photo session, I was like, oh yeah!! Of course! That would be amazing! And I’m thinking to myself how crazy is it that I haven’t been back there in 10 years! As if I don’t scout out beautiful spots for taking photos for a living. Well, I am thrilled to have remedied the grave oversight and won’t be forgetting the location again. I really enjoyed spending time there again with this fun family.
Here are some snapshots that Jamie sent me of the framed pictures gracing the walls of their home. It’s so nice to see the finished results!