Kim and Shawn Paul Take on DC


As many of you might now, Kim Ponsky Photography is a mutli-city operation. Kim originally started in Chicago, then ventured off to DC, and finally landed in Cleveland. Each city has captured a part of Kim’s professional life and she still travels back to them often to keep up with her demand. This past weekend, Kim invited me to join her on a two day road trip to DC. I gladly accepted the invitation.

Kim selected a book on CD to help make the time fly, and that it certainly did. I have never been a fan of anything suspenseful, let alone dangerous, yet this David Baldacci mystery had me intrigued. In fact, for the full 6 hours I was completely inthralled. I was crushed when we had to leave the car. Luckily for me, we would hit a ton of DC traffic and also had a 6 hour drive home!

We arrived in DC just in time to start our first session. We met the family at a quiet park tucked away off of Q street. The flower lined paths and bricked walkways were the perfect backdrop for Spring photos. After such success with this location, we offered it up to the rest of our weekend’s clients, and all delightfully accepted. This park could not have been any more fabulous… well it did fall short in just one area… Kim might have accidentally brushed up against a beautiful azalea bush that had been freshly dusted with crematory remains… Like a pro, she dusted herself off and kept the shoot rolling! A true professional.

The sessions all went swimmingly well and the photos produced were absolutely priceless. The trip was a great experience for me in so many ways. For starters, I wasn’t the most comfortable person when it came to hanging out with kids, not because I don’t adore them, but more so because I just haven’t had a lot of exposure. This weekend’s sessions totally flipped that nervousness into excitement. Who knew that spending time keeping kids occupied could be so much fun? Two of the little guys and I even played frisbee with the giant light reflector. It was the best!

I would love to have the chance to end this with a great “long story short”, but I am pretty sure that ship has sailed, so I will end this blog post by saying… The trip to DC with Kim was a total blast and if you live in the DC area and want awesome pictures of your family, give us a call. Perhaps we will be planning our next trip out your way and I will be able to join Kim and test out my newfound awesomeness with your kids!

 

Shawnpaul


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