04 April 2011

The one with all the cherry blossoms.

VA is for lovers

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Jer and I woke up super early (as in 3:30 am!) Sunday morning to make it down to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC before all the crowds arrived.

I was a little out of place in my flowery dress among the sea of "serious" photographers with their multiple tripods and khaki vests, but we had a wonderful time. You definitely don't need a lot of fancy equipment to really enjoy photography. Want to hear a secret? When I pulled out my Instax, I got lots of curious looks and questions from the professionals. :)

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If you are interested in the outfit I wore, check back Wednesday. (I was going to add the photos to this post, but it was getting pretty image heavy - even for me!)

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After we made it around the Tidal Basin and I had snapped enough photos to be content, we headed back to our car. Unfortunately we were blocked in by the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler. Jer, country boy that he is, started freaking out.

With the help of a fellow "prisoner," Jer was able to open a back gate, pop a curb, and land on an on-ramp to 395. (This all happened with the background music of my screams.) Pretty sure Jer is feeling like Chuck Norris today. ;)

Hope you all enjoy the photos. (Find the entire VA is for Lovers series here.)

How was your weekend?

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PS - If I owe you an email, I promise that it is coming! Life has been full of changes lately (mostly good), but my correspondence has taken a backseat. Don't think I've forgotten about you. :)

31 comments:

  1. The photos are amazing! So so pretty!

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  2. The pictures are gorgeous, Ashley! I will definitely have to drag Blair there one morning. :)

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this whole post, especially the fact that you got up at 3:30 am. you're crazy, but the photos were so worth it! and there is no way my hair would look that fantastic if I had gotten up in the middle of the night. and Jeremy is pretty awesome to tag along for the adventure.

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  4. I LOVE that you busted out the instax. Way to go, girl! Getting goofy looks is the best part :)

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  5. I love your pictures! and the new header! so adorable! I was out on Monday before the blossoms turned pink, sad story. cuteness all around!

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  6. Wooow I am completely blown away at your pics! SO BEAUTIFUL! And also, I'm jealous cause the weather is total crap in Indiana right now. Boo hiss.

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  7. These photos are amazing - tell those "serious" photographers to stuff it! So sorry I missed you - glad you were able to "escape!"

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  8. isn't blossom the prettiest subject? These are beautiful!

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  9. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous, Ashley!

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  10. I love cheery blossoms & your pictures are great!
    p.s. great hair for a 3:30am wake up call!

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  11. So gorgeous! I can't wait to see those beauties in person! I always get questions and comments from "serious" photographers when I'm out and about with my camera in DC, as if they're testing me on my knowledge of photography (which I don't know too much about on the technical side). I just like taking pictures!

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  12. Your photos are so beautiful! And you look gorgeous, I seriously love how you did your makeup.

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  13. my boyfriend and i did the SAME thing last weekend! not quite as early (does 5:30 am still count??) but seriously, the best blossom pics we've gotten in the last 4 years :) love yours.

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  14. Can't believe you guys woke up at 3.30!!!
    Your photos are superamazinggorgeousamazeballseffingmagic!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. I totally agree with all the ladies: beautiful, beautiful pictures! :)

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  16. Cherry blossoms! Jealous. You have beautiful hair! Yay for gingers!
    xoLaurel

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  17. Check you out miss photographer! LOVELY photos, as usual. Can't wait to see your outfit post!

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  18. Beautiful post, WOW! I'm blown away about how beautiful those dang cherry blossoms are! We don't have any of those here in AZ...booo. I'll have to settle with your photos for now!

    Loving the new header, too :)

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  19. Be still my heart, those cherry blossoms are stunning. I wish I could have seen them in person but your pictures are the next best thing. They are gorgeous. And you look lovely!

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  20. beautiful! i am wanting an instax sooo very bad!

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  21. gah these are all, to quote Adeline, "amazeballs"

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  22. omg those pictures are nothing short of amazing!!
    i have always wanted to see a cherry tree in real life!

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  23. So lovely! Your photos always make me feel like I'm right there in the prettiness. I wish that were true, haha!

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  24. Amazing photos, really beautiful, seriously :)
    Have a nice day!!

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  25. Wow these are beautiful & so inspiring. I love my instax too and always get funny curious looks :)
    I would love to visit DC this time of year especially, it looks so magical!
    xoxo,Laura

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  26. Stunning photos! What a fun time of year:-) xoxo

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  27. Soo jealous! It's my wish to see them some time but now I'm on the over side of the country. Drat.

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  28. These are STUNNING! Those "serious" photogs should be worried because you are one talented lady. Loving the Instax especially. Do you have a 210?

    xo,

    Sarah

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  29. This is my first time visiting your blog and oh gosh, your photos are absolutely gorgeous! What a gorgeous place to photograph. :)

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  30. Gorgeous and HOW fun! I hope to visit the Cherry Blossom Festival at some point in my life! Also you look pretty cute in the outfit you wore.

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  31. SO lovely! Wish I was looking out my window at those right now :)

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