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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. 

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

I can’t tell you how much getting outside has made all the difference over this time! Well….that, and ice cream. But truly, going for a walk and getting fresh air just helps to clear my mind and to think more positively. It’s also so good for the imagination. If you have kiddos I suggest looking […]

Children

May 11, 2020

Benefits of Nature

The last few days have been incredibly rainy and it’s been hard to get out of the house. Here are a few fun ideas to do with your children to entertain and help with the “cooped in” feelings. Kinetic sand -this can give you several hours of entertainment in one day! Do watch toddlers, that […]

Children

May 4, 2020

Ideas to Entertain Children on a Rainy Day

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 […]

Children

March 25, 2020

Noah -Chambersburg, PA Child Photographer

Two sweet sisters in red lace dressed and sparkly shoes…oh my! We had such a fun time during this session. When Gina reached out to me and asked if we could do a Valentine’s session with her girls, I was delighted. We met at the Senate Building because I know all the red would look […]

Children

February 14, 2020

A Sister Valentine’s Session -Library of Congress, DC

“Photos should let you take a glimpse into a soul.” Shy children just have a way to my heart. When they are bashful and can hardly make themselves look at me, it makes me want to help relax and move them into a comfortable zone that they can let you see into their soft and […]

Children

May 22, 2019

Tips for Photographing Shy Children -Washington, DC Family Photographer

“Like stardust glistening on fairies’ wings, Little girls dreams are of magical things.” -Unknown

Children

February 11, 2019

Winnie -DC Family Photographer

When Angelyn reached out to me about taking photos for her I was so exited. I had met her through a playgroup for children near our neighborhood. She is a yoga instructor and works with a lot of local mothers. I always admired her sweet personality and the way she interacts with her daughter. Her […]

Children, Families

September 19, 2018

The Shapiro Family |3 generations

You are promised lots of energy when the family is all boys. I love it though. Smiles and tickles create connection in images that are irreplaceable. Enjoy this sweet family’s session at the Capitol.

Children, Families

September 17, 2018

The K family -Upper Senate Park, DC

There are several simple tips to improve your photographs at home. Weather you are trying to capture some snapshots of your kiddos at home or posing for a family portrait, these simple tips will help in big ways. Choose solid colors -it creates less distraction and draws you to the child’s expressions and personality. I […]

Children

June 22, 2018

5 Tips to get Better Photos of Your Kids

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