The Chipman Family | Arlington Family Photographer

Colette had been planning her perfect family portrait session at the National Cathedral for weeks, but evidently the earthquake of 2011 had other plans. What seemingly came and went last tuesday afternoon without much more than a startle, really did a number on the Cathedral. Being the awesome and adventurous family they are, we quickly developed a plan B and explored the grounds around the cathedral. Turns out there is a really cool statue, some ivy to do some elf hunting, and an outdoor amphitheater nearby.  Oh, and let's not forget the HUGE spider that was crawling all over me when I emerged from the bushes for a shot. The things I do for pictures.