Every year, 36 million people visit the cherry blossoms in DC. It’s no wonder – the soft white flowers that blanket the Tidal Basin is a breath-taking sight, and one that I’m always overjoyed to capture for my families! When Caroline reached out to take DC cherry blossom family photos, I was 100000% down and couldn’t wait to begin!
The peak is hard to predict, and we ended up rescheduling a couple times as the unexpectedly warm weather bumped up the session by over a week. However the change in schedule was worth it as we joined the masses to watch the sunrise over the water.
Since the Tidal Basin is jam-packed during the spring, I only take cherry blossom photos during the sunrise/early morning. This way, we can avoid the majority of tourists and annual visitors that come into the city to watch the sunset. The light is also softer in the morning, matching the blossoms themselves, and that held true for the C family’s photos too! I could have photographed the 5 of them for hours, but I was proud of the many favorites we were able to capture in the short time we had together. Enjoy some of my favorites from their Classic Session!