When my family came to town to celebrate my sister's graduation from her Masters program we decided to take a tour of the Capitol Building. I, unsurprisingly, had a field day. On more than one occasion my mom had to remind me to stay with the group and not hang back (e.i. get lost) while taking pictures.
Of course our sisters night out included wine, and me taking pictures of it and Kristine. I can't help myself, they're so lovely!
Living in DC has given me some amazing moments. One of those includes being able to celebrate the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality in front of a rainbow colored White House. It was such a heart warming experience.
This year we marked the 70th Anniversary of VE Day on May 8th. Here in DC that was celebrated by a fly-by of period airplanes over the WWII Memorial. It was such a privilege to live close enough to the National Mall to simply walk over with my camera and take part in this.
Having been so late in posting this, I feel it is at least appropriate to post it on Independence Day. Have a wonderful 4th everyone!
Spring came, and went, before I realized it. Luckily I did continue to take photos for fun, they just didn't make it up here in any timely fashion. Here were my favorite bits of the spring flora.
Before spring decides to move in to stay, I want to get up a few of the last winter photos I took. Here's what the windows in an old embassy look like after a night of well-below-freezing temperatures. It's so pretty! But it also means the room is so cold you never want to get out of bed!
My friends Colleen and Yoder and I went out to lunch recently at the coolest place, called Ted's Bulletin. I just wanted to take pictures in there all day. When our food arrived I was so preoccupied Yoder finally told me, "You know you're also allowed to eat that." Here's what I got.
DC got some snow. So naturally I walked around most of the day and took pictures. In the morning I shot with my two 35mm film cameras. I simply cannot wait to get those negatives back. In the afternoon though I switched to my DSLR and walked around Georgetown. Here are my favorite shots, and keep your eyes open for my film pics coming sometime soon!
Recently I got to shoot the new menu at the Roof Terrace Restaurant at the Kennedy Center here in DC. They are working on a new website for the restaurant and needed some up-to-date photos. It was a great time shooting these beautiful creations!
Check out their facebook page here:
I have now lived in DC for one year! Happy Anniversary!
After living in LA for three years DC was a welcome change, though apparently I have a thing for two letter cities. I was back to the change of seasons. Fall colors and sweaters and drinking warm drinks.
My last night in LA was spent out with all my friends and my Mom who was helping me move. When someone brought up the fact that I would get to experience autumn again there was a collective sigh, and everyone started stating their favorite things about fall. We were all East Coast kids and Southern California weather was quite the change for us.
And boy did I come back east for quite the winter. I loved every second of it, unlike most people. I am a true winter girl. DC actually got a bit of snow this winter which I completely enjoyed and, of course, photographed.
I've loved living right downtown. Walking and metroing everywhere is such a refreshing change after being chained to a car in LA. I try to take advantage of this awesome city every chance I get.
As the seasons changed to summer I've done lots of traveling, (so many weddings) but I always looked forward to coming back to DC. On my last return here I finally felt like I was coming back to my home. And that is just a wonderful feeling.
Here's to another wonderful year in DC!
kaitlin k walsh
Adventurer armed with a camera.