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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a family and portrait photographer based in Washington Dc. I am a Christian, wife, and identical twin. I love lilacs, candles, rainy days and honesty. I love finding joy in simple things.

Springtime in DC is simply gorgeous! Sadly this year most of us had to miss walking through the blossoms and enjoying Spring to the fullest. I had the chance to walk around some of my favorite spots before the last distancing went into effect. We all need some beauty in our lives right now. I […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 30, 2020

DC in Bloom |springtime in Washington, DC

This little man can light up a room He was so cheerful and willing to do whatever we asked him. With a little extra coaxing and care, you can truly win every child over. They have such willing hearts and love pleasing adults in their life, we just need to take the time and gain […]


March 25, 2020

Noah -Chambersburg, PA Child Photographer

When Lauren reached out to me about photos for announcing their pregnancy, I was thrilled! I drove to their home in Arlington and we had such a lovely time. They were so welcoming and relaxed, the best part about in-home sessions. I can’t wait to see them become parents! This little one is incredibly blessed […]


March 23, 2020

A Classic Pregnancy Announcement |Arlington, VA Photographer

I woke up to an unexpected dusting of snow on Monday and a two hour school delay. It can be tough to feel motivated when it’s cold and damp outside to even leave the house. But by 2pm we all are feeling stir crazy and a bit cooped up so I try to do a […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 20, 2020

Indoor Play Options for Kids in DC

I’m sure many of you already know this but I just found out! Did you know you can change your Instagram highlight photo without having to upload it to your stories? I know, I didn’t either! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to change your highlights without overwhelming your followers. Tap Highlight Click “More” […]

Photography Business

March 18, 2020

How to Change your Highlight Photo on Instagram

Honestly, this session was so fun and easy. They were the sweetest couple and just look at that beautiful golden! We walked around the basilica and casually talked in between snapping portraits. They are going to be the best parents and their excited was evident. Congratulations, you guys! I wish you and your family the […]


March 16, 2020

Danielle -DC, Maternity Photographer

My mission this year is to get more Mothers in the frames. To capture you with your children in everyday moments. In honor of Mother’s Day coming up soon, I am hosting two days of Motherhood Mini Sessions. All the details are below: March 27 | Location: Tidal Basin | 10 edited images | 20 […]

Photography Business

March 13, 2020

Motherhood Mini Sessions

A Fresh48 session is a session at the hospital within the first 48 hours of the baby being earth side. The moments that happen during this time are a blur and I get the honor of freezing them for you so you can always look back on them and remember the day you family grew. […]


March 11, 2020

How to Prepare for a Fresh48 Newborn Session

I can guess that this title makes you a tad bit uncomfortable. No one enjoys hearing someone talk about themselves, I get it! But we are small business owners and reviews make all the difference for us. Here are a few ways to get more genuine and raving reviews. Ask for them. It’s that simple. […]

Photography Business

March 9, 2020

How to Receive more Reviews -Small Business Owner

This session was incredible! The newborn slept and the toddlers snuggled while Grandparents fussed and got anything I needed. It was everything I love about newborn sessions. Alison kept the color scheme simple which allows the children and personalities shine through even more. The girls love their little brother and I couldn’t be more happy […]


March 4, 2020

Welcoming Joseph |Potomac, MD Newborn Photographer

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