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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. 

The past few months we have been eating a lot of different salads. Fast and easy is what I love most…and tasty! I also love using vegetables that are in season and you usually have on hand. This salad is perfect for any side dish or if you add pasta and chunks of fresh mozzarella, […]


August 3, 2020

Summer Tomato Salad Recipe

There is something I love about simple newborn photography. There are no distractions and you can truly focus on what matters most…the baby. Last week I had the honor of visiting my friend Bethany and seeing her little man. He is already a heart breaker at 3 months. He gave me so many different expressions […]


July 29, 2020

Welcoming Myles |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

I’m sharing SO many images from this session because I simply could not decide which ones to choose. I met the Lee family early at the Library of Congress due to the heat. DC has been incredibly hot this summer! This family is everything I dream of in a client. They are comfortable and happy, […]


July 27, 2020

The Lee Family | Summer Family Session in DC

I have several close friends who are expecting babies and two sister-in-laws, so I was making a list of baby gift ideas. I thought you all might want to see some of them as well. I fall for cute clothes every time but I also love buying gifts they can use later too. At the […]

Families, Newborn

July 24, 2020

Gift Ideas for a Baby Shower

Another lovely front yard session for you! This family was darling. Both little girls were waiting for me at the front door. They posed perfectly and were just so fun and relaxed. I adore when fathers get excited about photos and join in on the fun. The girls were thrilled when he twirled them around […]


July 22, 2020

The Freije Family |Potomac, MD Family Photographer

I drove to the Hazelgrove family’s home on one of the hottest days in June. We opted for that instead of rain on Sunday. It was warm but the children did so well! Big brother did so well at making the whole crew laugh. The best thing about front porch sessions is it doesn’t take […]


July 20, 2020

The Hazelgrove Family |DC Porch Session

I met Tahiris at the Basilica for a her headshot session. She wanted several different poses for LinkedIn and social media. She opted for several business-like images and then wanted some fun, more casual ones as well. She was so comfortable in front of the camera and we had a lovely time together.

Personal, Professional Headshots

July 15, 2020

Tahiris | Headshot Sessions at the Basilica

I am so excited to share with you our living room’s before and after photos. There is so much I love about a home. I watched my mother flip though many magazines (before we had Pinterest) and lovingly decorate my childhood home. Home is our safe place, a haven, the place we can process emotions […]


July 13, 2020

Our Living Room | Before and After

I have had several parents reach out to me wanting to photograph their newborns but are nervous in doing so due to Covid. Here are a few a options and safety precautions suggest when photographing your newborn. Outdoor session. I know this means you can’t take those “studio” poses but outdoor newborn sessions are truly […]


July 11, 2020

Safely Photographing Newborns During Covid

I adore meeting clients for the first time. I love seeing their personalities and watch the family dynamics and how they love each other. I met the Driggs family early Saturday morning at the Smithsonian Gardens. We chose early due to nap times and the heat. It was perfect! There is something lovely about morning […]


July 8, 2020

The Driggs Family |Smithsonian, Gardens DC

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