daria johnson

Good Ol' Abe | Baltimore Lifestyle Photographer

AKA My first Brown Girl with a Camera meetup ;)

So, against my better judgment, a group of ladies met up at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C..... Why against my best judgment, you ask? Because the aim was to catch the sunrise... at 6:15 a.m. Who does that? Brown Girls with a Camera, that's who! Lol

I crept out of bed at the ungodly hour of 4:30 a.m. to prep for the unknown that lay ahead, packed up the hatchback and trekked to Washington, D.C.

I have to admit, the trip was a lot easier than I'd imagined. For those that know me well, know that I despise driving to D.C. I always end up lost and frustrated and late and frustrated and peeved and and and...I think you get the idea, lol. This was my worry on going this dark, Saturday morning. Luckily, Google Maps knows my distaste for all things driving-related in D.C. and found an incredibly perfect highway induced route, void of all side streets and detours. (Dear Google maps, I love you)

Truth be told, I wasn't interested in photographing the sunrise. My father tried to get me with that one when I was kid - drag me to some dark, cold place, set up a tripod, wait for lawd knows how long, only to walk away with a handful of pictures. Nope, that wasn't my scene. Not my scene at all. My intent was a tad different - to meet like-minded ladies that enjoyed going on photo walks and snapping pictures at every turn so in the future, when I needed a photo buddy, I could pull out the list, pack my gear and meetup. (Ha! See what I did there?? Lol!)