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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. 

Nick and Nadia were stunning together during their maternity session. And the fact that they did it in 100 degree weather is a true test of their character. They were so fun and relaxed. We did it at their home in the outdoor gardens. I know they are going to be incredible parents. This session […]


July 28, 2021

A Summer Outdoor Maternity Session

We all have needed a new headshot for some reason or another and most times we need one, it’s last minute. But as a business owner it’s key to showing up on your social media so clients can get to know you and make a connection by seeing your face. Getting a fresh headshot every […]

Photography Business

July 26, 2021

How to take your own Headshot

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most iconic locations in DC. For good reason, it’s lovely. I met Devin and Mackenzie early in the morning so we would miss all the people that visit in the day. They were both so relaxed and comfortable. We started down by the reflecting pool and then walked […]

Couples, Families

July 23, 2021

A Sunrise Engagement Session at the Lincoln Memorial

Lightroom -I only use Lightroom for my editing. My goal for each session is to be able to edit in an hour. I try to take care of most things “in-camera” while I am shooting but I can edit and touch up all my images in Lightroom alone. ShowIt -This is the platform I use […]

Photography Business

July 19, 2021

5 Main Tools for my Photography Business

One of my favorite things in the world is early summer mornings. When you add a beautiful family with the National Cathedral…it makes my heart so happy! I met the Yu family at 8am and we were so thankful because it was a true hot DC summer day. I forgot bug spray but we still […]


July 14, 2021

A Summer Family Session at the National Cathedral |Washington, DC

The Franciscan Monastery is a hidden gem in DC. It is quiet and peaceful, making it the perfect location for family or outdoor newborn photos. The grounds are stunning -full of beautiful architecture, walking paths, and gardens. My favorite time to photograph here is around 4pm. The light turns golden on the buildings and it […]

Places to visit in and near DC

July 12, 2021

The Franciscan Monastery |Where to take Photos in DC

I was thinking back on the past year and some of the lessons I’ve learned. There were so many good things that happened this year but to be honest. It was HARD. The pandemic affected every aspect of our lives. Regulations were changing weekly and it felt like we were in a state of fluidity […]


July 7, 2021

Peace Lilly’s and Pandemics

My favorite thing about taking at-home newborn sessions? It’s the uniqueness that each home and family brings. Little Logan was so calm the entire session. His Daddy changed his outfits several times and was so gentle he hardly made a sound. His sweet swaddle and outfit was from Caden Lane. We did a few photos […]


July 5, 2021

A Relaxed Newborn Session at Home | Alexandria, VA Newborn Photographer

This little family is so special! They have been on a very long journey so get sweet baby Eve here in their arms. I love how I watched their community rally around them with prayers and such support. Each baby is such a miracle. Each one. And when you have waited for your little one […]


July 2, 2021

An Outdoor Summer Newborn Session at the Basilica |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

One of the most frequently asked questions from my clients is “Where should we take photos in DC?” I have so many lovely locations that I decided to put together a blog series for you to show you the different “feel” and esthetic of each place. I recommend you choose a location that fits your […]


July 1, 2021

The National Cathedral | Where to take Photos in DC

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