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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. 

When any client asks me to photograph their family it is an incredible honor. But when I have the privilege of photographing friends, it’s simply the best! Heidi and Brendan have been best friends of ours for years and we treasure the time we get to spend together. Taking a walk through Central Park was […]


October 19, 2020

The Weaver Family| Central Park, NYC

I have photographed the Klem family for years now and I adore them! The boys are so sweet and will let their personalities show a time or two during their session. I have to be ready for it because they both tend to be on the shy side. We walked around the Basilica grounds while […]


October 16, 2020

The Klem Family |Washington, DC

I love the moment I arrive at a client’s home for the very first time. I have no clue what to expect…will there be a front porch, do they have a dog, is there any yard space? I enjoy looking at a new space and finding the best light for portraits. I met the Wasserman […]


October 12, 2020

The Wasserman Family |Hyattsville, MD

Meet the Turow Family. I have been photographing them since little Jonah’s newborn session. It’s so fun to grow right along with families. Three brothers always bring lots of personalities and I so enjoy spending time with them. We talked school, told jokes, and may have jumped off a few precarious things while I was […]


October 7, 2020

The Turow Family |Supreme Court, DC

Every newborn is so exciting but when it’s family, I get absolutely thrilled! This was a very busy session with two older siblings but there were so many sweet moments during our time together. The toddler loved on his cat (who made it into a few of the photos), big sister planted a few kisses […]


October 5, 2020

Welcoming Kolton |Chambersburg, PA Newborn Photographer

I love walking alongside families as they grow and enter new seasons. I took their maternity photos, little Nell’s newborn and now her one year old photos. Also, how does time fly so fast?! She is pure sweetness and her big brother adores her.

Children, Families

October 3, 2020

Nell Turns One |Fall Birthday Session

This session isn’t what you typically see here but I really enjoy keeping my photography skills fresh and challenged. I met Jeanne years ago at Union Market and she reached out to me about taking her headshot session. She wanted a classic, DC setting so she chose the Willard as her first location. We couldn’t […]


September 28, 2020

Jeanne |Classic, DC Headshot Session at the Willard

I wanted to give you several simple tips on how to design your photo albums. I believe photos should come off the digital screen and become a beautiful print or album for you and your family to enjoy everyday. Sure, you probably won’t look at your photo album every day but the moments when you […]

Photography Business

September 23, 2020

How to Design a Photo Album

I drove to lovely Annapolis to meet the Castleberry family. They welcomed little India Wheaton Louise into the world. She was so little and absolutely darling. We took most of their photos on their front porch steps with their French Bull dog watching, wanting in on the fun. Big brother Hayes was very excited about […]


September 21, 2020

Welcoming India |Annapolis Newborn Photographer

Outfit ideas always seem to be the most stressful in planning a photo session. It truly doesn’t have to be complicated. I have a few tried and true rules to live by that will make it quit simple. Choose one piece and go from there. I would suggest choosing the mother’s outfit/dress first and then […]

Photography Business

September 16, 2020

Fall Outfit Ideas for Your Photo Session

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