Washington, DC | Lincoln Memorial

I recently traveled to Washington, DC to photograph a wedding, and on my one free day I made it out to the Lincoln Memorial for some historical appreciation.

When I was little I had a strange fascination with Abraham Lincoln. I'm not sure why. Maybe it was an early predictor of my affinity for beards on men. (But that's another story.)  Maybe it was because I also liked the era and was almost equally fascinated with the Civil War.  Even thinking of it now, I actually really like pennies, too; it was one of the many things I collected as a child.  (I was a young curator in the making.)  Anyway as I child I devoured biographies of Abraham Lincoln.  When my mother told me she was born in Mississippi I wishfully asked her if she lived in a log cabin like Abe did.  One of my favorite books growing up was "Sarah, Plain and Tall"; I liked it for many reasons but one was because it was about a girl named Sarah, just like Abe's two wives.

So even though I visited the Lincoln Memorial before, I wanted to visit my dear friend Abe again.  The monuments are one of my favorite things about DC.  Just their grandeur is amazing.  It was a warm, breezy day in April, and the quiet hum of people at the steps fizzled out as you enter the memorial.  The statue is magnificent and much larger than it appears on the penny. :)

Bethesda Engagement Photography | Fletcher's Cove | Ica and Tim

Because I loved their engagement session so much and I seriously love them so much... a teaser before I go to sleep.  Ica and Tim at Fletcher's Cover in Washington, DC... we were waiting for some cars to pass and I snapped this while they were ahead of me.  Can you believe how cute Ica is while waiting for cars to go by?  (I know, life's unfair. haha.)

Always hold fast to the present. Every situation, indeed every moment, is of infinite value, for it is the representative of a whole eternity. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Day 235: Hello, my future home?

I have been applying to architecture/construction jobs all over the country, and for the most part, the places I'd like most to work in I had never been to, including DC/Baltimore, Denver, Portland, Houston/Dallas. I love that DC was everything I had imagined it would be and better. Wonderful. It's a good balance of city and town. I loved it there. Here's just some pictures I took and ran through Poladroid.


I had this friend in the military. I met him freshman year of college when he came down to SLO to visit friends, and we've been friends since. He was studying at the Defense Language Institute (DLI) in Monterey and would come down every year to visit. Every time he came he brought a posse of men. After the DLI he headed off to Westpoint and still came to visit with his buddies. Anyways, when he was at the DLI he was studying and preparing to be a special operations person or something. He wanted to be in the CIA and often talked about secret agents, the pentagon and what nots. So while in Washington, D.C., I decided to visit the Pentagon. The thing about the Pentagon, though is that you can't walk to it... there's no sidewalks around it. Also, you can't Metro to it... because the metro lets you off at this path that only lets you get back onto the Metro or else be confronted by armed guards.

The Pentagon is creepy.

(this post would have been accompanied by a stealthy photo, but I thought that I might get tackled if I did.)