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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 adore meeting clients for the first time. I love seeing their personalities and watch the family dynamics and how they love each other. I met the Driggs family early Saturday morning at the Smithsonian Gardens. We chose early due to nap times and the heat. It was perfect! There is something lovely about morning […]

Families

July 8, 2020

The Driggs Family |Smithsonian, Gardens DC

When Gretchen reached out to me about getting photos for their adoption profile book, I was so excited! Adoption means so much to me and it felt like a played a small part in their story. The session started out with a dance party, bubbles in the back yard and lots of giggles. Then they […]

Families

June 6, 2020

The Gertiser Family |Adoption Profile Book Session, Washington DC

“Today and always, thanks for all you do to put more love in the world.” Dear Mothers,Just a note to say you are doing a wonderful job. On any given day it can be hard to be a mother with all the different tasks you need to do. But during this time it’s extra hard. […]

Families

May 29, 2020

Dear Mother

I met Amanda on Instagram several months ago and we have waited a long time for their session! It could not have been a more beautiful day! They drove 1.5 hours to DC-always an honor for a client to drive so far-and we had a lovely morning together. Since they weren’t familiar with DC Amanda […]

Families

May 20, 2020

The Yoder Family | Library of Congress, DC

I was so excited when Natalie reached out about taking Mother’s Day photos. Their home is a lovely farmhouse with a full porch so we had the entire session outside. We started on the porch and then kicked off our shoes for a few photos running in the grass barefoot. The children are at such […]

Families

May 15, 2020

The Strahorn Family |Washington, DC Family Photographer

I’ve put together a gift guide for Mother’s Day. Any of these would make a Mama happy and brighten up her day. Photo Album -I’ve heard it for years, Mothers around the world struggle to organize photos and create a photo album. If it looks overwhelming, just choose your favorite 20 photos for an album […]

Families

May 6, 2020

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

This sweet family! I can’t say enough good things about them. Anna does so well with scheduling sessions for every 6 month and 1 year mile marker for her children. They are incredibly kind people and such fun to be around. The morning we took these photos it was incredibly cold and windy but the […]

Families

April 27, 2020

6 Month Old Spring Photo Session |Washington, DC Family Photographer

It’s always a treat when family visits. Daniel’s brother, Adam, and his family came down a Sunday afternoon and we were able to take a few family photos on our afternoon walk. The cherry trees were just starting to bud at the Basilica which made the perfect backdrop. They are expecting a third baby in […]

Families

April 8, 2020

A Family Cherry Blossom Session |DC Family Photographer

Any session full of energetic fluff and happy families will surely be a favorite of mine. The weather was mild and the blossoms were almost full bloom. I met Craig, Alyse and Molly at the Franklin D. Roosevelt memorial. We walked to the Tidal Basin for a few shots by the water and finished up […]

Families

April 6, 2020

A Classic Cherry Blossom Session |DC, Family Photographer

Hadley turned one and she couldn’t have been any cuter! Her Mama went all out with a pink tutu, “birthday girl” T-shirt, and “one” balloon. We met at the Library of Congress on a surprisingly mild day for February. She hammed it up for the camera and was just adorable. I love all the different […]

Families

February 24, 2020

Hadley Turns One -DC Family Photographer

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