I don’t tink I’ve ever stalked a website more than I have these past few weeks, and that even counts all of the times I used to stalk ‘NSync websites as a thirteen year old, waiting for a new picture/song/video to be posted. That’s right, I’m talking about the Cherry Blossom websites- I clicked, and clicked, and clicked hoping that every time I clicked there would be an update on when the blossoms would bloom. Every morning on my way to work, I pass the whole DC skyline, including the Tidal Basin which is surrounded by hundreds of beautiful cherry blossom trees…and every morning, I’d strain my neck to see if I could spot any blossoms, while trying to maintain my spot on the road (don’t try this at home, folks). The supposed Cherry blossom peak came and went, and no blossoms. That was a big bummer, especially since my very own engagement pictures (more on that later!), and my couples’ pictures were supposed to be taken by the beautiful trees. Sure enough, on a very cold and windy morning, Carrie and Stephen made their way over to the Tidal Bain and we were able to spot some blossoms! Additionally, there was more than ONE tree blossoming, which meant the tourists that flock to the city during this time, had plenty of trees to choose from!
Carrie and Stephen were such troopers- it was cold, windy, and downright bitter outside. Oh, and did I mention it was early? They came up to the Tidal Basin with big smiles on their faces and ready to rock ‘n roll! They were ready to have fun and look good while doing it! These two are just SO much fun and their energy is contagious- no seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed that much before 8am before. I must admit, I was a little nervous for this shoot- Stephen is a photographer, and while Carrie isn’t working her full-time job, she is Stephen’s second shooter. C’mon that’s a little intimidating, right? But no way, what’s there to be nervous about when you’re just having fun and snapping pictures for two laid-back, fun people who are totally in love? Nothing. Not only was it an honor to take their pictures, but it was also a blast! I absolutely cannot wait to see these two again for their wedding on February 1st (I already know they can take picture in cold weather…), I know it’ll be an amazing day!
I told you they were fun!
Carrie, you are stunning!
Afterwards, we thawed a bit and went back to their loft in the city. Meet, Zelda! Their super cute pup that joined us for some pictures!