weekend getaway and a happy birthday to lily :: virginia lifestyle photographer

This past weekend, Josh and I headed up to Maryland to stay with our friends Steph and Andy and their sweet little girl Lily and do some sightseeing in Washington D.C. I don't know how a child growing up on the Eastern side of the country ends up in her mid-20s without ever going to our nation's capital, since most people I know had taken some sort of school trip there by the age of 13, but I didn't. Read: I was probably way more excited about this trip than normal people would be.

Unfortunately, I only toted my digital camera around with me on our first day there, so that's the only day's events you get to see today. More photos from the rest of the weekend to come once I get my film developed. 

On Friday, we went to the National Harbor and took a ferry over to Old Town Alexandria, which is such a great little town full of cute boutiques and lots of history.


And, of course, I couldn't leave without getting a few shots of sweet little Lily. She and I are now BFFs, and today is her first birthday!!!

Is she not the cutest thing you've ever seen?!?!

Steph, Andy + Lily - Thank you so much for inviting us to stay with you!! We had such a GREAT time, and you guys are seriously the best hosts ever! I mean, for real, an easter basket full of candy outside our door on Sunday morning?! I've really got to up my hostessing game :)

Be sure to leave some birthday love for Miss Lily!!