Visit to the Zoo | Washington D.C. Family Photographer

Went to the National Zoo today with my Aunt Nor and cousins, Taylor and Baley. It turned out to be a great day of warm weather and lots of walking. 15,000 steps to be exact (thanks to Taylor for the hourly pedometer updates!) Here are some favorites from the day!

Deciding where to start…
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I overheard the zoo lady ask some kids, “Did you know pandas eat for 60 hours straight?!” I shared the fun fact with my aunt who said, “How is that even possible?” “I don’t know,” I replied, “but it must be true because the zoo lady said so and that panda bear is sure going to town on that bamboo.” Then she said it again. 16 hours straight. Still a lot, but not nearly as impressive as when I thought it was 60 ;)

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It’s a red panda in a tree! These guys are so cool!

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Do you see it? I see it! Where? Over there! No, that’s a rock. Hehe. Sometimes I think they just make empty exhibits to trick us into staring at it for hours convincing ourselves we see something ;)

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Taylor and Baley.
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And this is how I felt by the time I got home….
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But not Baley, he was still ready to go!
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Finn’s Birthday Party | Washington D.C. Family Photographer

A few weeks ago little Finn turned two and I was there to photograph the celebration! Finn’s birthday party was a huge hit, complete with a petting zoo, balloons, friends, bitesize treats, and gorgeous barnyard themed details!
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How handsome is he?!
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One bite for you, one bite for me…. ;)
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Finn’s birthday party was so cute, that it was featured in the 2013 Summer Baby Lifestyles Magazine! Check out the digital version by clicking here.

The National Zoo | Washington D.C. Travel Photographer

Three great things about the National Zoo. Number one, it’s free. Number two, it’s not crowded in the winter (even on the warmer days), and Number three, it’s the perfect opportunity to play with your long lens and get some great action shots! A few weekends ago I took my first trip to the National Zoo. The lions put on quite a show. It’s pretty obvious looking through these photos which one was the trouble maker!