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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. 

Miss Hadley turned two a few weeks ago and I can hardly believe it! It doesn’t feel like that long ago I was taking her 6 month photos. We started her session in the snow but she didn’t last too long. So we took a few more photos of just her Mama and baby bump […]

Children, Families

March 15, 2021

Hadley Turns Two -Washington, DC Family Photographer

If I could photograph all mothers in just back and white images, I would. By removing color, it allows you to focus on what really matters: the bond between you and your baby. It somehow quiets an image. It removes distractions from the background. Back and white format is where photography started and will remain […]

Children, Families

January 29, 2021

Motherhood in Black and White

Honestly, it feels just like it was yesterday when I was taking the Joss family newborn photos. Time flies and it have been such a joy seeing all the families during the fall, busy season of my business. The children have been delightful and there has been a strong feeling of family gratefulness that has […]

Children, Families

December 18, 2020

A Relaxed Fall Photo Session at the Basilica, DC

I have been making a list of some of our favorite books to read with children at Christmas time. I love when parents do a “book-advent-calendar” with their children. Or you can save the special books each year and tuck them into a basket in your family room. Maybe place a cozy blanket next to […]

Children, Personal

December 2, 2020

Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

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

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


February 14, 2020

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

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