How sweet are these blue-eyed sisters in their smocked pale pink dresses under the cherry trees in Washington, DC? So glad we had just one not so windy warm day to squeeze in this photo session, as the blossoms were falling, so little sister has similar portraits to big sister’s cherry blossom pictures two years ago. Aren’t these girls just the cutest?
Spring snow didn’t chill the warmth surrounding Laura and Bix on their wedding day. Their entire wedding party was family which made it an especially tight group. And so much fun! May I also add that having your brother in law officiate your wedding makes it quite personal, sweet, memorable, and funny at times too – especially if he starts the ceremony with a self composed rap! I know so many memories for a lifetime were made. Congratulations Laura and Bix, may you live happily ever after!
Wedding Planner: Dragonfly Events
Photographer: jan michele photography
Cake and Desserts: Signature Sweet by Amanda
Flowers: Rick’s Florist
Makeup: Chandra from Salon Emage
Hair: Grace from Salon Emage
Dress Shop and Designer: Soliloquy Bridal
Invitations/Programs/Escort Cards: Staccato
Rings: Quest Fine Jewlery
Blue & White china plates: DC Rental
I’ve had several requests for my Washington, DC cherry blossom pictures as framed art. You can find a gallery of my photos and art by going to the client proofs tab above and entering the passcode: ArtbyJan
Prints, framed prints, canvas, art papers, etc. are available. I’m also happy to suggest what will look best for the space you want to decorate.
P.S. Sadly, many of the trees in these pictures aren’t there any more. Deteriorating conditions at the tidal basin (flooding which is washing away the dirt around the roots), too much foot traffic on the roots and packing the dirt, plus people climbing the trees, and just the age of the trees, has taken it’s toll and each spring fewer of the beautiful gnarled trunks are there.
Note: Cherry blossom photography from between 2005 and 2017 and includes trees on the Tidal Basin, Haines Point and near the Capitol. They feature the oldest gnarled trunks, the Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.
The images featured below can be purchased as regular photographs or with the painter effect, as shown below.
So, a warm February turned into a frigid March, and the cherry blossoms are on hold, but Alayne and Matt flew up from Florida for maternity pictures anyway (and today they are enjoying a snowy DC, for a springtime twist). And I’m so glad they did! I think their pictures turned out even better than we planned! And thankfully the tulip trees were just beginning to blossom which worked beautifully with Alayne’s plum gown. You can find hers and lots more gorgeous maternity dresses for portraits here. I’ve so enjoyed photographing Alayne and Matt over the years and now their growing family with baby #2 due in June. Can’t wait to meet him or her, and take more adorable newborn pictures! But first, how stunning is this gorgeous mama?!
Recognize Jacob? Probably not Noah as he wasn’t even 2 last time I photographed him. After leaving Washington, DC these good friends let a little time lapse in their regular family photo schedule. We won’t talk about the picture of Noah at about 7 months old on their mantle at their new house…. So we couldn’t let any more time go by without capturing Noah’s expressive personality at newly 5 years old, and Jacob before he ventures into the teenage years. Even if it meant traveling to Dallas, TX again to make it happen. After photographing another family who moved from VA to TX last summer at the Dallas Arboretum last fall, it may just be my new favorite location for family pictures. With 500,000 bulbs planted for the spring, the flowers were just stunning! It was so much fun catching up with this family, who are dear friends, as well as feeling I’ve done my job in documenting this time in their lives before another year slips by. Sweet family and beautiful gardens below: