So, I wrote about my photography journey. The short version is that I’ve gotten a whole lot better since becoming a mother and then a blogger, I’ve learned enough to know that I have a lot of practice ahead of me, and I think I have the tools in the toolbox to have lots more fun. Which is not to say that I plan to turn it into a career or anything. I just love being able to photograph the people and things I love.
An example of people I love: my brother Scott and his fiancee, Dana. They’re planning a May wedding in the mountains of North Carolina. They come to visit us pretty frequently and both have attachments to DC, so an engagement shoot in DC was a natural fit. Except… the day we could go… I was coming down with some sort of something icky and it was 30 degrees outside and cloudy and windy. Yikes. I was quite nervous about whether we’d come out of it with anything useable. I joked with them that if we got two good shots, we’d have done well. I was only kind of joking. I did my best to come up with a travel plan that I hoped would work out.
Thaaaaank the lord I’d figured out how to deal with manual settings. I’m not saying these are perfect, by any stretch, but on auto? I think I’d have gotten nothing that day.
We started by parking by the Capital’s reflecting pool and walking toward our first location. On the way I got these: