The Watts Go to D.C.

I think Brian and I are falling in love with the city life. It seems like the deeper we delve into our creative sides, the more we want to be within walking distance of creative atmosphere's. While we were in Washington D.C., we didn't drive around it once! We walked to nearby coffee shops, strolled by gorgeous parks and museums, and rode bikes to the cool monuments. And the entire time we didn't really feel that much like tourists. Like this was totes normal and so we should do this from now on, yo.

Unfortunately, there is no city atmosphere in tiny ol' Burlington, but perhaps one day it will be up and coming enough to have a downtown you won't miss if you sneeze. Or maybe we'll find ourselves moving to a big city and embracing it completely... hmmm.

Anyway, there was no way we could be in such a culture rich, history-filled area and NOT create art. Way too much stunning architecture and with the perfect weather we had that weekend, it was the perfect opportunity for photos and filming.

Brian has recently acquired the new Panasonic GH4 camera which shoots incredible footage (which is easily described in high-level nerd terms that I don't quite understand...) But dude. Dont' take my word for it. His video from our weekend there turned out really awesomely. See for yourself! (P.S. see it in it's maximum level of awesome by putting it in higher definition and letting it load for a bit - totally worth it.)

One of the most breathtaking museums we visited was the National Building Museum. Like, seriously, from the moment you walked in, you were already admiring everything about the room.

The National Building Museum in Washington D.C.

Nothing like a protest to make you steer really clear of the White House

The white house surrounded by Gaza Protesters in Washington D.C. 
Statues and monuments in downtown Washington D.C. 
The Washington monument behind the trees. Photographed by Burlington, NC Wedding Photographer.
Washington D.C. as photographed by Silver Feather Studios, a Burlington, NC wedding photographer

The photographer in me is like, "Oooh symmetry and pretty lines... oooh."

Back of the White House in Washington D.C.

LOVED the National Museum of Art. At least the modern side. The old school art is cool too, but after about ten minutes, it's sort of a yawn-fest. But this stuff? I was staring at it, asking deep philosophical questions to Brian like, "How does this make you feel....?"

Art display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Art. 

Oooh. Shiny.

Beautiful light display and moving floor at the Smithsonian's national museum of art.

How YOU doing, handsome?

Brian Watts standing inside the National Museum of Art on a D.C. Trip with his wife Ariana.
Fountain in the Smithsonian's sculpture garden in Washington D.C.
Amor and bunny sculptures in the Smithsonian's Sculpture Garden.
Gorgeous view of the Smithsonian Castle in Washington. © Silver Feather Studios

As a lover of all things words, this was the coolest exhibit everrrrr. The walls were covered in quotes and thought provoking passages and I spent five minutes trying to figure it all out. Love. Love. Love.

Barbara Kruger's Belief and Doubt exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum.

This piece of art was created by the great... ha, just kidding i have no idea anything about this but it looks pretty cool right?!

Sculpture at the Hirshhorn museum at the Smithsonian in D.C. 

High on Brian's list of things to see was definitely the National Air and Space Museum which, overall, was mildly underwhelming but had some awesome exhibits.

Planet display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.
Planet display at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum.

Not to be cliche, but what else do you do with a giant reflective surface and a giant monument? Duh.

The Washington Monument overlooking the reflection pool. © Silver Feather Studios
Ariana Watts of Silver Feather Studios documents the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. 
Gorgeous blue skies over the bridge to Arlington. © Silver Feather Studios, Burlington, NC wedding photographer
Ariana Watts of Silver Feather Studios documents the back of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. 

HUGE thanks to Kelly and Hugh, who not only made us feel absolutely welcome but also invited us, let us stay with them, gave us a fabulous tour, kept us entertained with episodes of The Sixties and Drunk History, AND maintained their already ridiculously high awesome level. We completely and utterly heart you guys!

Kelly and Hugh, former clients of Silver Feather Studios in Washington D. C. 
Washington D.C. photographed by Silver Feather Studios, a North Carolina wedding photography company. 

Ariana Watts

Silver Feather Studios, Burlington, NC, 27217, United States