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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. 

There is something I love about simple newborn photography. There are no distractions and you can truly focus on what matters most…the baby. Last week I had the honor of visiting my friend Bethany and seeing her little man. He is already a heart breaker at 3 months. He gave me so many different expressions […]


July 29, 2020

Welcoming Myles |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

I have several close friends who are expecting babies and two sister-in-laws, so I was making a list of baby gift ideas. I thought you all might want to see some of them as well. I fall for cute clothes every time but I also love buying gifts they can use later too. At the […]

Families, Newborn

July 24, 2020

Gift Ideas for a Baby Shower

I have had several parents reach out to me wanting to photograph their newborns but are nervous in doing so due to Covid. Here are a few a options and safety precautions suggest when photographing your newborn. Outdoor session. I know this means you can’t take those “studio” poses but outdoor newborn sessions are truly […]


July 11, 2020

Safely Photographing Newborns During Covid

As a newwborn photographer, I am always looking for beautiful swaddles to take along with me to my newborn photo sessions. They also make lovely client gifts as well. You can buy just any swaddle either, they need to be a soft fabric for the baby’s skin and also stretch well for wrapping. My sister-in-law […]

Newborn, Photography Business

July 1, 2020

K&K Designs | Newborn Swaddles and Accessories

There are lots of babies being born over this time of staying at home. I wanted to put together a tutorial for you on how to pose your baby at home. It can look daunting to attempt this yourself without any practice but I believe in you and the importance of documenting this special time […]


May 8, 2020

How to Photograph your Newborn from Home

When it comes to photo sessions, deciding what to wear seams to be the most stressful and time consuming. I compiled a list of newborn clothes that I have been eyeing. They are the perfect combination of classic and cozy. I love anything neutral colored and linen. H&M has a wonderful selection right now! Enjoy […]


April 13, 2020

Favorite H&M Newborn Clothes |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

A Fresh48 session is a session at the hospital within the first 48 hours of the baby being earth side. The moments that happen during this time are a blur and I get the honor of freezing them for you so you can always look back on them and remember the day you family grew. […]


March 11, 2020

How to Prepare for a Fresh48 Newborn Session

This session was incredible! The newborn slept and the toddlers snuggled while Grandparents fussed and got anything I needed. It was everything I love about newborn sessions. Alison kept the color scheme simple which allows the children and personalities shine through even more. The girls love their little brother and I couldn’t be more happy […]


March 4, 2020

Welcoming Joseph |Potomac, MD Newborn Photographer

I can’t say enough about sweet, little Elise. She surprised her parents by arriving 5 weeks early. She is the tiniest baby I have photographed in a very long time. My swaddle wrapped around her little body several times. She lets the world know when she’s hungry, has the biggest yawn, and has the best […]


February 19, 2020

Welcoming Elise -Silver Spring, MD Newborn Photographer

Little Lena is well protected with 3 older brothers. They were so sweet with her and I love seeing the dynamic when a girl joins a troop of small boys. They snuggled on the couch for a few family photos and then we finished with Lena’s portraits and detail images. This is why I love […]


January 29, 2020

Welcoming Lena -Lifestyle Newborn Session in Washington, DC

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