Returning to DC for Portraits

What an adorable, fun session this was! Yasmeen, Asim, and their children traveled from Georgia to Washington DC to see family, celebrate milestones, and capture fresh family photos. They had their engagement and anniversary photos here when DC was home, so it was fitting (not to mention super cute!) that we got portraits of their growing family right here. We recreated some of their experiences from when they lived here - and thankfully there was no rain for these ones! Rayaan celebrated turning three while they were in town, and Layla (one) was taking all of DC in. This plus a wedding the night before our session, and these kids handled it all very well during a heatwave weekend. Was it also the day of the Lincoln Memorial Centennial re-dedication ceremony, plus a Navy ceremony down at the Reflecting Pool? Yes. And 100% graduation season? Whew. Serious kudos to this family for sticking it out and getting some wonderful images. We played with cars, danced to music, and got to see ducklings in the Reflecting Pool!

Hand Painting and Music

Look at that gold sleeve work on Yasmeen's beautiful dress: it was hand-painted by her friend! Love it. Showcasing other small businesses in this way was an honor - Asim's cool sunglasses are also by a friend! Rayaan was more excited by cars, Cars, and sometimes Toy Story and little dude, you've got a friend in me. Layla was more about that Encanto life, and The Family Madrigal brought a smile to her face real fast! She clapped along, too, so sweet.

Yasmeen and Asim: what a wonderful family you have! I had such a fun time getting to know you and talking all things DC!

each parent holding a child, family looks on in front of white wall
square image of mom holding her son
square image of mom holding her daughter
husband and wife look at camera near a column, outside
parents and daughter walk toward camera
family of four walks in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and US Capitol behind them
husband and wife look at each other on walk by Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument in the background
couple looks at each other by a column, outside
on ground, dad holds son in his lap, with Washington Monument behind them. Son holds a toy car
family of four look at camera with Washington Monument behind them, son holds toy car
family of four look at camera with Washington Monument behind them, daughter reaches her hand towards camera
mom, dad, and son in front of Lincoln Memorial columns
husband and wife pose together, looking at camera
husband kisses wife on nose as she laughs