Cory was on a travel nurse assignment to my NICU and had reached out for me take her engagement photos during the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC. It was a precarious time as COVID-19 was spreading quickly leading to lockdowns. We chose an early morning session to avoid as many people as possible. It was also a blistery, windy, freezing morning but these two rock stars came to deliver the heat. Thankfully for us, there weren’t many people around, and we were able to get photos taken with the Cherry Blossoms while walking around the Tidal Basin. Little did we know, the next day, the Tidal Basin was closed to public due to the increasing threat of COVID-19. So, we are thankful we chose the date and time we did to get their engagement session of their dreams.
John and Cory Engagement Session
I’m a mama to five (two boys, a girl, and fraternal twin girls). I can’t even put into words the depth of my love for my family, but they are the light in my soul. Our life is hectic and chaotic but it’s in these messy, tiresome days, that I fall in love with my family more and more each day. I’m not a morning person, and never have been; but being a night owl helped me settle into my role as a nightshift NICU nurse, where I spend 3 shifts a week taking care of sweet babies. I began my odyssey into photography as a way to capture my own family and children and preserve the memories of them; little did I know it would turn into my passion and a career.