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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. 

This session felt like a dream…the kindest parents, cute toddler, darling newborn and super sweet pup. Oh, and the light. Every fall I am reminded why I love photographing so much during this season. It has a warm glow I don’t see any other time of year. We started out under the branches of a […]


October 23, 2020

A sun-filled newborn session at the Supreme Court

Every newborn is so exciting but when it’s family, I get absolutely thrilled! This was a very busy session with two older siblings but there were so many sweet moments during our time together. The toddler loved on his cat (who made it into a few of the photos), big sister planted a few kisses […]


October 5, 2020

Welcoming Kolton |Chambersburg, PA Newborn Photographer

I drove to lovely Annapolis to meet the Castleberry family. They welcomed little India Wheaton Louise into the world. She was so little and absolutely darling. We took most of their photos on their front porch steps with their French Bull dog watching, wanting in on the fun. Big brother Hayes was very excited about […]


September 21, 2020

Welcoming India |Annapolis Newborn Photographer

I have been really enjoying all the outdoor newborn sessions lately. We are still able to get all the typical poses with the parents and baby but also some of those “posed” images as well. Little Wendy started out a bit unsettled but with some extra soothing time from her parents, she relaxed and did […]


September 14, 2020

Welcoming Wendy |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

Every baby is special but when friends have babies…it’s doubly as sweet. I remember the first time I met Whitney. She and a friend came into Union Market to get ice cream. Then one day, she invited Daniel and I to her Christmas dinner. We now live a few blocks from each other, borrow camera […]

Families, Newborn

September 7, 2020

Welcoming Thatcher | Outdoor Newborn Session in DC

This session is so special to me! It brought back so many memories of the first session I had in this same home when they welcomed their first baby here. Today they welcomed their third bundle of joy. The big siblings took their jobs seriously and were so sweet to their new brother. We took […]


August 26, 2020

Welcoming Jude |Washington, DC Newborn

This little man was so, so sweet! He started out a bit unsettled but after he ate, he settled in for the entire session. So many newborns act like they are starved when it’s time to start a session. They hear new voice and sense a new person in the home and want to stay […]


August 5, 2020

The Zuber Family |Washington, DC Newborn Session

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

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