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Family Session at the Tidal Basin | Washington, DC


This family session at the Tidal Basin amidst peak cherry blossom bloom was so much fun. This family was such a good sport – they arrived to the Tidal Basin at 6:30 am on a Friday morning for this cherry blossom session, and wow, did it pay off!

Cherry blossom sessions take a lot of planning and patience. First, we need to wait for the National Park Service to announce expected peak bloom dates. Next, we need to tentatively schedule a sunrise cherry blossom session on a weekday morning. Believe it or not, the Tidal Basin will be crowded at sunrise on a weekday – just a little less crowded than midday and a lot less crowded than on a weekend.

We were able to capture some touching moments amongst the blooms, and I loved playing with the two little ones. This family is moving shortly, so I’m so glad they were able to get these iconic Washington DC portraits. DC definitely shows off this time of year.

I’m so excited to get these portraits hung on their walls soon.

I hope you enjoy this cherry blossom family session at the Tidal Basin!

Washington DC Family Photographer | Marie Elizabeth Photography

Marie is a Washington DC Family Photographer who specializes in a luxurious, full-service portrait experience. From planning your session to delivering custom fine artwork to your home, Marie takes care of all of the details. All Marie Elizabeth Photography clients are pampered with included professional hair and make-up and an array of whimsical dresses from the client wardrobe. Marie then will create exquisite works of art, such as heirloom albums and fine art matted prints to grace your home and lay your legacy.

Interested in both a maternity and newborn session? Marie offers a luxury membership to best document that first year with your little one. With perks such as birth announcements and album credit, the luxury membership is the perfect way to remember this special time. Reach out to learn more.

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