If you’ve never been to the Cherry Blossom festival in DC, you’ve got to add it to your bucket list. These blooms are beautiful and quite honestly, as beautiful as these pictures are, do not do them justice.
In spite of that – thousands of photographers post up outside the Tidal Basin during peak bloom to get the best shot. My photographer, Kevin and I, were doing morning live shots around 5AM when we noticed just how many photogs come out for this. One man we interviewed put it best: “It looks like a line of prairie dogs lined up around the basin.” He’s right. So that’s what we decided to make our angle that day: the prairie dog photographers.
Want to try your luck at the blossoms? Here’s all you need to know.