I am passionate about photographing influential people and people in love. Above all, I value instilling confidence in my clients and creating images that are as full of energy as the event itself.
My favorite things? Breakfast tacos, wine, planes, and trains!
It’s April and I’m kind of in denial!! These past few months have gone by SO fast but I am excited for summer to get here already!!
If you follow me on social media, you know I really enjoy posting both personal and professional photos! As photographers, we curate the best photos for each post but often times, there are a lot of photographs that don’t make the cut and get missed!! So I’m doing a monthly recap of some of those missed moments! I’ll only be posting iPhone photos because let’s get real, I don’t walk around with my professional camera everywhere I go! So here’s what was up in March:
Early in March I went to a new (to me) bar called Soto to listen to the Nicole Saphos Trio!!! This underground bar is tucked between Ghibellina and Pearl Dive on 14th street! I’ve known Nicole for a few years and am so glad she’s playing in the DC area! Be sure to check out her site for info on upcoming performances! Also, any guesses on the drink below?!
I attended a Girl Scout of the Nation’s Capital Gold award event entitled Conversations of Consequences at the Newseum! Fun fact: I am a Girl Scout Gold award recipient and watching newly awarded girls reignited my passion for the movement.
While I was at the Newseum, I saw Mike Buscher‘s 9/11 front page photo. I feel honored to have a mentor who has captured some of the nation’s historic moments. His photograph is the one from The Atlanta Constitution titled “Outrage.”
Speaking of Mike Buscher, his wife, Tori’s family owns Manor Hill Brewery! She took on the challenge to get me to drink and like beer! So on a weekend, I headed over to the farm and enjoyed a brew!
Mike, whom I’ve repeatedly told that I don’t drink beer was shocked and insisted on a photo (and of course it was in the “Mike Buscher angle”)!
Then one night, I was feeling adventurous and Chrissy and I went on a nighttime bike ride! The weather was perfect and riding by the monuments at night are pretty neat!!
The next day was absolutely gorgeous and I since I was close to the capitol after lunch at Hank’s on the Hill, I took a short bike ride to the capitol….
…which turned to biking to the Washington Monument…
….then the Jefferson….
And then since I was already there, I decided to cross the river (*gasp*) and go to this great spot on the Mount Vernon trail to enjoy the sights! I will give it to VA that they have some of the best views of DC!
For those wondering, I totally do leave DC! Haha! One of my good friends bought a new home in MD and with another friend, visited her and had a girl’s night!! As you can tell, we had quite the variety of food!!!
My cousin Mauricio is visiting the US for the first time from Peru and we toured DC this week!!! We totally got a selfie stick and this is us testing it! Haha!
And here’s us using it!!!!
My mom’s birthday was this week!!! We got her this cake! Isn’t it pretty?? (Yes, we have the same name!)
Here’s a crazy windy yet really funny photo of Mauricio, my mom, my grandmother, and I after the birthday lunch!! Not the most flattering of but hey, that’s what this post is about! Happy birthday mom!!!!
That’s it for this month! Mauricio and I are headed to NYC this week so be sure to follow on Instagram for more photos!
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Ana Isabel is a portrait and event photographer in Washington, D.C. and San Antonio, TX.