Super Moon 2013 | Washington D.C. Travel Photographer

I went out to photograph the super moon tonight with some friends. There were a lot of clouds, but lucky for us the moon broke through for just long enough. Here’s one of my favorites from tonight. I’ll post a few more later, just had to share one for now!

Super Moon in D.C. 2013 Jessica Veltri Photography

Jamaica | Washington D.C. Travel Photographer

So this time last year I was in Jamaica with my brother thanks to Islands Magazine! I won the 2011 Reader’s Choice Award in a photo contest and this was the prize! How awesome is that! We stayed for one week at the Grand Palladium and had a ton of fun! Here are some photos documenting our trip!

On our way!Jamaica
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We entered our room, and were greeted with this happy message and delicious treat!
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There were cats everywhere! They always hung out by the outdoor tables and waited on guests to throw them scraps. Of course we did our fair share!
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We made our way to Rick’s Cafe, and got to see the sunset and watch the brave souls as they jumped off the cliff.
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Another day we visited YS Falls and I had a lot of fun playing with long exposures.
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Dylan was kind enough to help carry my tripod too! Such a sweet kid ;)
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As we were leaving the falls, I saw this man selling fresh pineapple and just couldn’t resist. He was kind enough to let me photograph him too!
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We made a pit stop on the way back to the hotel for some Red Stripe, a Jamaican beer. Lucky for Dylan the drinking age in Jamaica is 18 :)
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Scuba Diving in Jamaica!
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We went on a Black River Safari Cruise and saw some alligators up close and personal…
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A stop along the way brought us to this man. He was selling corn out of a shopping cart. I took photos, but no corn. I also happened to drop a five dollar bill out of my wallet when I went to grab a dollar to tip him, and it was snatched up faster than I could even react. I decided it was just safer to let it go then try to get it back :(
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We went to the beach too and hung out at Margaritaville….
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And of course you can’t take a trip to Jamaica without trying some of their jerk chicken. It was delish!
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Unfortunately Dylan got an infection and we had to take him to the nurse station at the hotel. The lady told us it was a bug bite and basically just gave him antihistamine and some cream ($300 later!). Luckily our mom took him to the doctor back home and found out it was MRSA! He’s fine now, but was in so much pain, I felt so bad for him! Look how big his elbow was!
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And thanks to my spray sunscreen, he ended up with these nice sunburn marks too! Poor kid!
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And then to make things even worse, the internet was so slow he couldn’t even get on Facebook to talk to his friends!! Can you imagine! lol…
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We still had tons of fun though and I’m so glad he was able to make the trip with me!
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On our way back home!
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Memorials at Night | Washington D.C. Travel Photographer

Here are a few photographs of some of the memorials in Washington, D.C. that I took last night on my way home from class. The memorials are beautiful at night, I especially love the wreaths that decorated the Vietnam Wall for the holidays.

World War II Memorial at Night Jessica Veltri Photography

The National Cathedral | Washington D.C. Travel Photographer

I spent the last day of the year visiting the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. It was a great way to end the year. Here are some of my favorite photographs from the day.

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. - Jessica Veltri Photography

National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

Best of 2012

Happy New Year! I’m getting ready to post my first blog for the year, but thought it might be fun to go back and post some of my favorite images from 2012. For some of these photos it’s the first time they’re appearing on my blog, so I hope you enjoy! Leave a comment and let me know which one is your favorite!

Jessica Veltri Photography
See the original blog post for the Sunrise at the Capitol here.

See the original blog post for Fourth of July Weekend here.


See the original blog post for A Tropical Paradise in Miami here.


See the original blog post for Photographs from Bogota, Colombia here.


See the original blog post for After the Storm here.

See the original blog post for the Veteran’s Day Walkabout here.


Blog post for the National Cathedral coming soon!