I was blessed enough to spend a lovely day with my sister on her sweet sixteen at National Harbor in Maryland. National Harbor is a beautiful and quickly developing area just over the border in Maryland. It is a frequent wedding and special events location. In fact, that same day we saw a quinceanera that had just ended. There is an air of celebration and it helps to be near a dock. My birthday sister, along with another sister and my mother enjoyed a lovely quiet day. There was some rare sunshine in this crazy winter we had been having. I hadn't taken into consideration the difficulty of taking photos in bright sunlight and was not able to wait for the golden hour. Oh well, roll with the punches and get stronger. My favorite photo, the portrait of my sister, was actually taken indoors in the Gaylord National Hotel. I actually really enjoy the crowds at the pier. Reach out if you want a relaxing photoshoot in a beautiful location in the DMV.