First Communion

May 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Last Sunday, we were invited to join our friend's daughter's Holy Communion mass. It was a nice ceremony with 19 children participating in the third of the seven Catholic sacraments. Mass was especially nice, since the edges of the aisles were decorated with the names of the children that were celebrating their First Communion. Also, to watch the y...
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Neighborhood cuties

October 17, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
I had the pleasure of grabbing a few shots of the wonderful children that Rome has made friends with this year at his bus stop. They're so precocious, amazing, and naturally photogenic, you can't help but have fun with all of them. Children are so spontaneous and mercurial in their moods that, as a photographer, it can be challenging to get that "p...
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Memorial Day Weekend 2013

May 25, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Now that Rome's getting older, my husband and I decided to teach him why we celebrate different holidays throughout the year. Because we're celebrating Memorial Day this weekend, we took a short trip to Arlington National Cemetery to pay our respects to the graves of many of our nation's heroes who find their final resting place at the sanctuary. F...
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Sakuri Matsuri Festival 2013

April 15, 2013  •  2 Comments
Last Saturday was the Sakura Matsuri Festival (Cherry Blossom Festival) in Washington D.C., so we decided to check out the largest Japanese festival in the U.S. I'm down for anything Japanese, but really, I was there for the food. Oh, the glorious food. Fortunately, my husband heard from the radio that this would be a large turnout and it was recom...
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Spring is here

April 12, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
After a few brief months of cold weather, Spring has finally arrived in the Northern Virginia area! My favorite blossoms are out---the cherry blossoms. Although, I didn't make it to the peak blossoming of the Japanese cherry trees down at the Tidal Basin in D.C., I promised myself that I'd go next year with Rome. This year, they reached their peak...
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