Friday, April 13, 2012

Washington DC Pics

When we found out that David's promotion was during the Cherry Blossom festival, I felt inspired to hire a professional photographer for the first time. This year actually marked the centennial of when Japan gave these cherry trees to the U.S. to beautify the capital. Most of the blossoms had already faded, but these were still in full bloom.

In the Japanese culture the cherry blossoms represent the "awareness of impermanence", thus this photo shoot is our attempt to capture of these precious moments while our children are young.
It's a long drop if Anna Belle fell backwards (probably 15 feet), so I was holding on tight.
The steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.


Anonymous said...

I love them all! I had no idea what a cherry blossom represented - thanks for sharing, and what a perfect background for a picture with young children. They are beautiful Michelle!

Shanle's said...

Beautiful pics! So glad y'all got the opportunity! ;) I can't wait to hear all about your trip. We have lots to catch up on!! Next week for sure!!!