The Nguyens wanted to get some family photos with their awesome corgi and the cherry blossoms so we planned for a DC outing a couple of weeks ago. It wasn't until I tried and failed to take the Memorial Bridge into DC that I realized how terrible our scheduling was. I'd planned it to avoid the Cherry Blossom Parade but had forgotten all about the marathon! Just a teeny tiny logistical nightmare to work around, but we got through it all right :-P
Do a search for family portraits on Google and 95% of the resulting images will be of parents with small children. The other 5% will be of extended families to include the grandparents, so I went into this session a little bit nervously given that this was an immediate family with grown children. But all trepidations went right out the window as soon as we started taking pictures and I saw how comfortable they all were with each other and in front of the camera. They actually reminded me a lot of my own family, and not just because they are Peruvian! I think their love for each other really comes through in these shots and I can't go through them without getting a big smile on my face.
Daddy's Girl and Momma's Boy
Classic expression of brotherly love!
This little cutie is Dalia, the daughter of new and proud parents, G and Hatem. Sara and I went over to their place to meet her a couple of weeks ago and G cooked us an awesome Arab style brunch. All the food was awesome (she's a great cook, that G) and we had a great time just hanging out for the afternoon. Of course we took the opportunity to take a couple of pictures in between all the eating and chatting.
G and Hatem, you guys are both awesome people. I know Dalia will be just as cool as you guys! Congrats!
I'm very excited to introduce you to baby Maverick. He's a beautiful baby boy and the son of my dear friends Karla and Zach. Unfortunately he had an infection and was running a fever when we did the shoot, so he was not having any of that posing business. No matter, we improvised and moved to a more lifestyle oriented session.
They did a fantastic job with the nursery.
Their dog, Midas, is a total sweetheart and is super gentle with, and protective of, baby Mav.
Congratulations Karla and Zach! Mav is beautiful and I know you guys are going to be great parents!