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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. 

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

I have been really enjoying all the outdoor newborn sessions lately. We are still able to get all the typical poses with the parents and baby but also some of those “posed” images as well. Little Wendy started out a bit unsettled but with some extra soothing time from her parents, she relaxed and did […]


September 14, 2020

Welcoming Wendy |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

Every baby is special but when friends have babies…it’s doubly as sweet. I remember the first time I met Whitney. She and a friend came into Union Market to get ice cream. Then one day, she invited Daniel and I to her Christmas dinner. We now live a few blocks from each other, borrow camera […]

Families, Newborn

September 7, 2020

Welcoming Thatcher | Outdoor Newborn Session in DC

Anytime little girls, monograms and Grandparents are involved in a family session, I get excited. And little Cora’s session had all three! This session was so casual and full of everyday moments. She got lots of snuggles with Mother, watered flowers with Grandpa and picked blossoms with Grandma. Her Grandparents were leaving for France in […]

Children, Families

September 4, 2020

A Summer Photo Session with Grandparents

Rhonda has been a dear friend of mine for years. When she asked me to photograph her flower garden -The Blossoms- with her little girls, I was delighted! She made each one a flower crown and they had the prettiest blush skirts. Watching the three sisters together made me sentimental for my four sisters. They […]


August 31, 2020

A Summer, Whimsical Flower Session

This session is so special to me! It brought back so many memories of the first session I had in this same home when they welcomed their first baby here. Today they welcomed their third bundle of joy. The big siblings took their jobs seriously and were so sweet to their new brother. We took […]


August 26, 2020

Welcoming Jude |Washington, DC Newborn

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