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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 photographing couples who are waiting for their first baby to arrive. It’s just so special. Every thing is new and uncharted. They hold on to each other in the beautiful unknowns and the countless “firsts.” These two were no exception. I could sense the anticipation in the first email Annemarie sent me. They […]


January 25, 2021

A Winter Maternity Session at Union Station

This was such an incredible session! It was such a mild day for December, and I was so grateful. We first started at the Library of Congress-my favorite location in all of DC-and then walked across the street to the Supreme Court. I love all the white and green tones of the buildings and Pallavi […]


January 18, 2021

A Classic Maternity Session at the Library of Congress

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect morning for their maternity session. We met early to beat the heat and there is always less people in DC the earlier you go out. Both of us were excited we got this session in after the quarantine haircut but before the baby arrives. 🙂 We started […]


June 15, 2020

The Lea Family |Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

I know how stressful it can be to choose and coordinate clothes for photo sessions. I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite dresses to photograph during maternity sessions. These are all dresses, long and very flattering. Petite Charlotte Floral Wrap Maxi Dress Light Blue Floral Print Maxi Dress Long sleeved, […]


June 8, 2020

Maternity Dresses for Photo Sessions

When Lauren reached out to me about photos for announcing their pregnancy, I was thrilled! I drove to their home in Arlington and we had such a lovely time. They were so welcoming and relaxed, the best part about in-home sessions. I can’t wait to see them become parents! This little one is incredibly blessed […]


March 23, 2020

A Classic Pregnancy Announcement |Arlington, VA Photographer

Honestly, this session was so fun and easy. They were the sweetest couple and just look at that beautiful golden! We walked around the basilica and casually talked in between snapping portraits. They are going to be the best parents and their excited was evident. Congratulations, you guys! I wish you and your family the […]


March 16, 2020

Danielle -DC, Maternity Photographer

DC’s summer heat has been tricky to work around this year, but my clients have been very flexible with it all. The Cherry family opted to meet early in the morning and I’m so glad we did! We met at a little park tucked away in their neighborhood. It was the perfect setting, so private […]


August 5, 2019

The Cherry Family | Washington, DC Maternity Photographer

Maternity photos are so special to photograph. The expectation and excitement of new parents (especially first-time parents) is always a joy to capture. It’s lovely when parents opt to take maternity photos together for a last few documented moments just as a couple. I understand why some women wouldn’t choose too; you never know how […]


May 27, 2019

Karissa -DC Maternity Photographer

Every photographer has an ideal client. Maybe it’s where you are from, your style, your personality…whatever that may be. I look for one thing after time spent with my clients and that is kindness. If you are kind, if family matters to you, if you take the time to listen to a little child’s needs…then […]


March 18, 2019

The Strahorn Family -Old Town Alexandria Photographer

The secret moments. The waiting. The wonder of soon meeting your little one.


March 6, 2019

Reese -Spring Maternity Session in DC

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