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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. 

The Lincoln Memorial is one of the most iconic locations in DC. For good reason, it’s lovely. I met Devin and Mackenzie early in the morning so we would miss all the people that visit in the day. They were both so relaxed and comfortable. We started down by the reflecting pool and then walked […]

Couples, Families

July 23, 2021

A Sunrise Engagement Session at the Lincoln Memorial

One of my favorite things in the world is early summer mornings. When you add a beautiful family with the National Cathedral…it makes my heart so happy! I met the Yu family at 8am and we were so thankful because it was a true hot DC summer day. I forgot bug spray but we still […]


July 14, 2021

A Summer Family Session at the National Cathedral |Washington, DC

This was the first Motherhood session I did this year. I’m reminded each time I offer these before Mother’s Day just how special they are. Too many times mothers take the family photos and don’t get photographed themselves with their children. I met Anjali on a warm spring evening at the Basilica. She played with […]


April 19, 2021

A Spring Mother and Daughter Session |Washington, DC Family Photographer

This family session at Staton Park was so fun. The cherry trees were in full bloom and the afternoon couldn’t have been more perfect with the warm weather and sunshine. I get asked from almost every other client if pets are allowed to come to photo sessions. I secretly love when they do! Typically dogs […]


April 14, 2021

A Spring Family Session at Staton Park, DC

I’ve photographed this sweet family for years now. This was a first I photographed in their home and it was lovey. Candace wanted to have photos taken throughout their home in the sentimental spots. The staircase, in the nursery and on the nursing chair. I love these moments where they spend the most time as […]

Families, Uncategorized

April 9, 2021

A Comfortable Family session at Home |Washington, DC Family Photographer

Every year I’m amazed all over again at the beauty of the magnolia blossoms in the Smithsonian gardens. Everyone loves the cherry blossoms but these may secretly be my favorite. I had several family sessions here this spring and it’s such a special place. I’m forever graceful that our city offers these gems and I […]


April 2, 2021

A Spring Family Session in Magnolia Blossoms |Washington, DC

When my friend Liz reached out to me about a session with her newest puppy, I was so excited! We chose Union Station because it’s close to her house and offers such pretty architecture. Simon and Peaches were amazing and we all ended up having such a great time together. There may have been dozens […]


March 29, 2021

A Casual Photo Session at Union Station, DC

This little family was full of personality and movement. We met on a rather chilly day at Lincoln Park but the children did wonderful and hardly mentioned the cold. The boys had fun with jumping contests and the twin girls were full smiles and energy. Enjoy their winter session on Capitol Hill.


March 17, 2021

A Casual Winter Family Session at Lincoln Park, DC

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

As I write this, we are walking though a pandemic. No one could prepare for the mental and physical strain it has had on each of us. I have worked at a nanny for the past 6 years and this was by far the hardest season. With entire families working from home and the children […]


March 10, 2021

How to Take Care of Your Nanny During a Pandemic

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