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DC Metro | Washington DC street photography

Just a few images from my travels above and below grounds this week.  As the weather heats up, I tend to get out more.  I love that summer is coming, even though this and next week are probably the worst for allergies for the entire year for me.  I’ve been locking myself up while I wait for it to rain. If the wet stuff falls, then I can walk.  In the meantime, here are some images:

lady on the metro in a small window

lady with balloon in the metro

guy leaning on the street

feet walking with a cooler

Stephanie & Colin | Green Spring Gardens | Alexandria, VA

Stephanie and Colin are the bomb.  We came to Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria because the National Cherry Blossom people had promised (on their website) that it was a great alternative to visiting the Tidal Basin for cherry blossom viewing.  I felt like such a dope when we showed up because they had maybe three cherry blossom trees in the parking lot and another tree that we possibly identified as cherry blossom but weren’t sure.

None of this bothered these two awesome kids at all.  We just hit up the magnolias (dogwoods?) and kept on trucking.  Hey guys!

Alexandria portrait photographer

We were celebrating Stephanie’s birthday at this portrait session, and went with a theme: picnic in France.  Really, I based this off of the outrageously stylish suits Colin is fond of wearing.  The bowtie thing is not uncommon.  Stephanie can always rock the hipster grandma look, and so we were totally set.  They looked positively dashing.

Eric SpiegelApril 21, 2011 - 8:00 pm

These are really fantastic. It looks like you made the most of the setting! My favorite shot is the diptych with the trellis.

RickyApril 28, 2011 - 4:13 pm

Excellent blog and amazing pictures Amber, I love your site!

Places | U.S. Botanic Garden

I thought this post was going to be a “venue spotlight” post where I could talk about having your wedding at the U.S. Botanic Garden.  Nope, the not-very-helpful-but-pleasant-enough info desk guy said.  It’s federal land and so you can’t rent it out… I was unclear on the details, but there was a very useful sign saying “no weddings ever.”  So you won’t be getting married at the U.S. Botanic Garden.

But you could do your engagement photos there.  In fact, this nifty greenhouse has a ton of secret little spots for getting your picture on.  I think it would make a lovely setting, and of course you would have the Capitol and Washington Monument as backdrops as soon as you step outside.  Plus, there are lots of great plants.

beautiful puddles of light on plants at u.s. botanic garden

I decided to use a slight silver effect for these black and white images.  I’m not really sure why, but I thought it looked good and so went with it for all the monotones.