Guys, I did it! I was blessed with the opportunity to do some National Harbor sunset maternity photos – squeeeeee!! It’s a place where I’ve wanted to shoot for a while and a mutual friend made it possible by sharing my name ❤️ It’s such an honor when someone reaches out for photos after hearing about me from a friend, coworker or family member. There’s already a level of trust there and it allows us to almost skip a step and go right into a level of intimacy that isn’t there when someone contacts me out of the blue.
In this case, Diona learned about my photography work from a mutual friend, Emilee. Diona’s daughter attends ballet class with Emilee’s daughter and Emilee’s kids and mine attend the same homeschooling tutorial. Diona was pregnant with her second child and mentioned to Emilee that she wanted to get photos done before her son was born. Emilee has seen my work and shared my name and the rest was easy!
Diona knew that she wanted to do photos at the National Harbor and, of course, I was all for it because have you ever been there at sunset!?!? She wanted to have the photos done in early March (thankfully right before all this crazy Covid-19 stuff hit!) so I was naturally a little concerned that we’d have trouble finding a day that was warm enough to do an outdoor session. Amazingly, March came in like a lamb and we found the perfect day to do her session! She brought along her husband and her adorable four year old daughter, Zelda, and we had a great time cruising around and getting some gorgeous National Harbor maternity photos.
I adore how iconic some of these images are and I’m thrilled with what we got 😍😍😍
ETA: Baby Zeke was born earlier this month healthy and well, hooray! Sadly, due to Covid-19, I am unable to shoot his newborn session but we have plans to do some updates during his first year so his cute face will definitely make an appearance here! 😍
Liz Viernes Photography is based in Silver Spring, Maryland, and specializes in maternity, fresh 48, posed and lifestyle newborns and first year milestone portraits.