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Last Friday I was prepping my equipment for two beautiful days of engagement shoots!
The first engagement session took place at the historic Fonthill Castle in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. This engagement session featured a gorgeous couple, Anne and Michael, both with Italian dark hair and eyes. After the session I drove into Doylestown for a Starbucks coffee, and enjoyed seeing an adorable old movie theatre, unique buildings, and quaint streets; my type of town.
The next day my hubby and I drove to D.C. to photograph Jess and Jon’s cherry blossom engagement session at the Tidal Basin. Before the shoot, me and hubby toured the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. I could stare at dinosaur bones for hours, as well as the Hope Diamond that was featured in a special room. We then proceeded to meet Jess and Jon down by the cherry blossoms, and boy was it crowded! It was one of the last days to see the cherry blossoms in full bloom and there were people everywhere. We were able to find some lovely spots and got creative. I adore these two and we had so much fun. After the shoot, I treated hubby to dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill, which was established in 1856. It was a favorite of Presidents Grand, Cleveland, Harding, and Theodore Roosevelt and is still a popular meeting spot for political insiders, journalists, celebrities, and tired and hungry engagement photographers and their husbands. We split a chocolate chip bread pudding for dessert that tasted like chocolate heaven.
The past few weekdays have been busy with editing, emails, creating timelines for my brides upcoming weddings, and doing the ordinary (dishes, laundry, paying bills, and playing with Penny my cat).
I also accompanied my husband Jason (a police officer) to his Fraternal Order of Police banquet. I’m slowly getting to know Jason’s co-workers, who are very friendly. Unlike the mean New Jersey State Trooper who pulled me over a few years ago for speeding on the highway and made me cry, no, even worse, he made me weep.
This weekend I have an engagement session in Maryland, and then I will be enjoying Easter with my husband, which should include attending our amazing church in the morning, a big lunch, and a long nap.
Happy Easter! May you dwell in the truth that Jesus has set you free. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you thank you thank you. Because you endured the cross, we can have everlasting life with you, and will never be without love. You were doing something new, and you’re still doing new things in us.
May my focus be more on you, and less on the world, being more selfless and less selfish, being more present, and less preoccupied.
And may I continually sing one of my favorite worship songs:
“Thank you for the cross Lord, thank you for the price you paid. Bearing all my sin and shame, In love you came and gave amazing grace. Thank you for this love Lord, thank you for the nail pierced hands, washed me in your cleansing flow, now all I know is your forgiveness and embrace. Worthy is the lamb.”