I met Lisa at a Diner en Blanc event a couple of years ago, but it wasn't until last January when I had her in my studio for a portrait session that I found out that she was a ballerina. Lisa isn't just any ballerina though, she's extra inspirational for anyone who did not discover that ballet is amazing until they were a "grown up". It's hard to believe, but she has only been dancing for a couple of years now, and for the last year she has been en pointe. So if any of you out there are like me and thought that since you did not take ballet classes starting when you were 5 years old that you can never be a ballerina, Lisa is the perfect example that with hard work and dedication you can do anything you dream of!
In May I took a mini road trip up to Maryland and Washington DC with my dear friend Joli of Actin’ Up With Books by my side. Our first stop was in Maryland to have lunch with Margarita and her husband David followed by a metro ride into Washington DC to take some ballerina-inspired photos on Capitol Hill. If Margarita’s beautiful face looks familiar to you, it might be because I photographed her engagement and wedding last year! I love keeping in touch with previous couples that I’ve worked with, even if they do live 4 hours away. It was so nice to see them again nearly a year after their wedding. I have been so fortunate to have been able to photograph such lovely weddings of truly amazing and sweet people. It was an honor to have Margarita stunning face in front my lens for a third time. I am so thankful that she stumbled upon my website when she was searching for a wedding photographer!
The location of the last photo is a place called Summerhouse right outside of the Capitol Building which looked completely out of place. The image is made of 10 different photos stitched together.