Portrait: The Flanigans - Tidal Basin, Washington DC

It was a “picture-perfect day” with the Cherry Blossoms in bloom at the Tidal Basin in Washington D.C. when I took family portraits of Amanda, Shane, and Avery!  It was amazing to watch little Avery experience the pink Cherry Blossoms for her first time.  A fun fact about these beautiful trees: they were a gift to the United States from the mayor of Tokyo in 1912 as a symbol of friendship between the two countries.  As we explored the Tidal Basin with the flower petals floating through the breeze, all three of us enjoyed the peaceful sentiment behind this 105-year-old gift.