Doug, Cathy, Ben & Erik: A Seneca Creek State Park Family Session

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You guys.
This family was *so* much fun. I have never seen kids as expressive as Ben and Erik were, and the whole gang did their best at quacking like ducks in hopes of making some magically appear, because the boys love ducks. The boys also did really great, in spite of the fact they were less than impressed with the idea of getting their photos taken. Family photos can be challenging – for the photographer and the families – because kids have a mind of their own, but they are also some of the most fun and rewarding sessions, because kids just let their personalities and feelings come through, and I love that!

Cathy and Doug, thank you again for spending your morning with me, and introducing me to such a beautiful location in Seneca Creek State Park.  I hope to see all of you again soon!

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Riley’s Lock

There are no shortage of things to do in the DC area, and they aren’t all museums and monuments! When the weather is nice, we try to get out and explore, taking our dog with us as often as possible. Back in February, on an unseasonably warm day, we headed up to Maryland to check out Riley’s Lock. Riley’s Lock is located in Seneca Creek State Park and is part of the C&O Canal.  In this area, there are lots of parks along the canal, so plenty of great opportunities to get out and explore, walk, bike, or picnic.

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While we were walking, I was *super* excited when we stumbled across the remnants of the Seneca Stonecutting Mill. Abandoned building? Yes, please!

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On our way home from exploring, we made a quick stop at Glen Echo Park. It’s not a very hopping place in winter, but I’d love to go back now that summer is on the horizon and check out the carousel or some of the events they have going on.

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All in all, an excellent day of exploring places I had never checked out before. There is an advantage to being married to someone who grew up in this area and thinks of places to go that may never even cross my mind. I’m looking forward to our next adventure!