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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a newborn and family photographer based in Washington Dc. I find it an absolute honor to photograph you with your little ones. I adore baby toes and that unforgettable newborn smell. 

These are a few images from a family session in Virginia. When you have multiple little ones there can be lots of energy during a session. I’m sure from the parents view it can feel chaotic but these are the moments that give you real emotion and interactions. This also shows the season your family […]


September 21, 2022

Small Moments | Washington, DC Family Photographer

This session felt so “homey.” It was nothing but comfortable. That’s the main reason I love in-home newborn sessions. Everything you may possibly need is right there, within reach. It’s the space you feel the most YOU. It’s the four walls you bring your baby home to. It feels so special. Little Goldie was amazing […]


September 19, 2022

A Bright and Airy Newborn Session | Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

This session felt so special! Baby number four welcomed and incredibly loved. Little Catherine was so calm during all the photos and attention from her three older siblings. We started inside in the master bedroom and them moved outside for a few images in their front lawn. Each child was noticed individually by their parents […]


September 16, 2022

A Summer Newborn Session | Arlington, Newborn Photographer

Last month I attended the GATHER community workshop in Richmond, Virginia hosted by the Kindred Path. A few of my fellow DC family photographers met at my house and we drove down to Richmond Friday evening. We stayed at the Quirk Hotel and it was absolutely wonderful! We checked in and then went to the […]

Photography Business

September 14, 2022

The GATHER Community Workshop

I think often of all the lovely locations that DC has to offer. One of the favorites for me is the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral. I photographed a maternity session there this past week and it was simply beautiful. We met early so we had the entire garden to ourselves. I loved how […]

Families, Maternity

September 12, 2022

A Garden Maternity Session | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

This session was filled with all my favorite things. A darling baby, active toddlers and a beautiful garden. But my favorite thing about this session was the bond the parents had together with their little family. They are in a very busy season of life but they both led with such gentleness that the children […]

Families, Newborn, Uncategorized

September 9, 2022

An Outdoor Family Session | Tuckahoe Plantation, VA

I met Courtney at a photography workshop we both attended. She was quiet and so gentle-always smiling. We slipped upstairs for some quiet and I had the privilege of taking a few maternity images for her. I love how simple these frames turned out. A beautiful mama, a sweet baby bump, and an old window.


September 7, 2022

A Maternity Session at Home | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

I met Emily and her dear family years ago and have had the delight of photographing both her maternity and newborn sessions. They had just moved to DC before we squeezed in her maternity session. Little Eleanor had a long NICU stay so this session felt special that we could take Isabelle when she was […]


September 5, 2022

A Whimsical Newborn Session in a Garden | Newborn Session at Brookside Gardens

I love collecting all the baby names I have photographed over the years but this little girl may have my favorite. Her name is Posey. My Grandma Myers called flowers posies and it will forever bring back sweet memories of her. Posey was awake the entire time of her session but so calm. Her mother […]


September 2, 2022

Lifestyle Newborn Session on Capitol Hill | Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

We are getting so close to finalized our adoption. It feels surreal when you wait for something so long (10 years) and it’s close to reality. Our agency told us our paperwork is finalized and our profile will go online soon. This allows potential parents to view our profile and hopefully choose us to parent […]


August 31, 2022

Profile Photos for Adoption

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