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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a family and portrait photographer based in Washington Dc. I am a Christian, wife, and identical twin. I love lilacs, candles, rainy days and honesty. I love finding joy in simple things.

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

“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 […]


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


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 […]


June 22, 2018

5 Tips to get Better Photos of Your Kids

This little family was kind, fun and full of ¬†personalities. I think I could have photographed them all day. We started under one of the colorful trees at the Arboretum and walked around to several different spots. The children all wanted to tell me stories and it felt so casual and laid back. Enjoy their […]

Children, Families

May 7, 2018

The Martin Family -National Arboretum, DC

This little family means the world to Daniel and I. We spent a weekend in Pittsburgh and they took us to several of their favorite spots in the city. We took family photos on the Hot Metal Bridge as the sun set then headed to Mount Washington. It was well past sunset and getting pretty […]

Children, Families

April 30, 2018

The Weaver Family -Pittsburgh, PA

I have never seen such a little girl enjoy photos so much. She smiled through her entire session and at the very end I took a portrait of her by herself and she practically posed for it. She is such a button! Enjoy the Norton family and their precious little girl, Evelyne.

Children, Families

December 4, 2017

The Norton Family |Washington, DC

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