August 31st, 2017
Sorry folks, no new wedding/engagement photos to share with you this week because I took the weekend off! And it was for a very good reason. My sister and assistant photographer Carrie was graduating from The George Washington University! I flew down to Washington, DC on Thursday and spent a couple days taking in the sights of our nation’s capitol. I especially enjoyed my first visit to the Newseum , a museum centered around journalism and photojournalism. The museum houses several pieces of the Berlin Wall, a 9/11 memorial, and a gallery containing all of the Pulitzer Prize winning photographs. Within the 9/11 memorial, there was a very touching tribute to William Biggart, the only photojournalist that lost his life in 9/11. His camera equipment and negatives were recovered from the rubble, and were on display along with photos taken moment before his death. The Pulitzer Prize winning photographs were also quite moving and inspirational. I would definitely recommend a visit to the Newseum!
The rest of the weekend was spent celebrating Carrie’s graduation. Carrie graduated with a degree in Human Services, and she recently accepted a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Thailand for a year. Although she loves photography, she also has a passion for helping people. She wrote her thesis on the sexual exploitation of children, a cause for which she plans to work during her year in Thailand. She also worked with a local non-profit called Field of Dreams, which provides after school programs for disadvantaged communities within the city. Her big university graduation ceremony was on Sunday on the National Mall right in front of the Washington Monument. Just in time for her to work a wedding with me this weekend on Cape Cod!