When Ashley contacted me about photos, she was looking for a birthday present for her husband. I was honored to be taking family pictures celebrating Dad’s 40th, son’s 3rd birthday, and the family’s farewell to DC as they were on the verge of a move to Guatemala. The Botanical Garden was a perfect location, with a variety of spots for great photos, proximity to the Capitol for an iconic DC photo, and a quick walk to the American Indian Museum grounds. This gorgeous family was full of smiles and cheer. I felt so lucky to photograph them at this moment in their lives, on such a beautiful fall day in Washington. Godspeed in your travels!