I knew it was meant to be when Jessica reached out to me about taking maternity photos and the location she had in mind was the gorgeous Meridian Hill Park in DC. This park, located in Columbia Heights near Adams Morgan, was designed and built in the early 1900s and it is *absolutely* stunning. I happened to drive by one of the stone entrances on the way to a springtime Capitol Hill graduate session and I immediately bookmarked it in my maps as a place I’d like to explore and possibly do photos. Similarly to Marissa’s Lincoln Memorial session, which came after I mused out loud to nobody that I wished I could do more shoots at some gorgeous downtown DC landmarks #karma, Jessica and Chris came along wanting to do photos at Meridian Hill Park and I needed no further convincing. It was a warm, humid October day (nothing about those three words together makes sense) when we met up to capture these memories – me swooning the whole time about how gorgeous it all was – and we finished up our time on the rooftop deck of their apartment building in the middle of the city. Oh my gosh, was it ever stunning. The sun was setting behind the buildings and golden hour was showing off all its’ best work. I’m gonna go ahead and start dreaming up my next fairytale location and put it out into the universe…just like with Jessica and Chris and Meridian Hill Park, someone will come and make it happen for me, I’m certain of it 🤞 Up next, Chris and Jessica welcome their beautiful baby boy! (Spoiler alert: he’s crazy handsome.)
Liz Viernes Photography is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, and specializes in maternity, fresh 48, posed and lifestyle newborns and first year milestone portraits.