You don’t need to go all the way to the beach in order to experience the beauty and relaxation of the Chesapeake Bay. The Jago Family invited me to photograph their adorable family on a lovely summer night at Solomons Island, which is surprisingly just a quick day trip from the Washington, D.C. metro area. As a Washington, D.C. and Maryland family photographer, it is such a treat to get to go down and experience such a lovely summer spot and spend time with one of my favorite families. After our shoot on the docks, we ate dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, The Lighthouse, and had the most delicious maryland crab cakes ever (no seriously, I’m not kidding). If you and your family are looking for a unique and waterfront location for your family photos, Solomons Island is definitely a great spot.