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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 was thinking back on the past year and some of the lessons I’ve learned. There were so many good things that happened this year but to be honest. It was HARD. The pandemic affected every aspect of our lives. Regulations were changing weekly and it felt like we were in a state of fluidity […]

Personal

July 7, 2021

Peace Lilly’s and Pandemics

There were a few habits I picked up during lockdown that I knew needed to change. I function-like most people-the best on a routine. Here are a few areas I have worked on changing recently. The time I wake up. This impacts my entire day. If I wake up between 5:30-6:30 I can take the […]

Personal

February 17, 2021

5 Healthy Business Habits

Right now I have a hard time finding words to describe the last few weeks. Society as a whole has had so much to deal with; loneliness, sickness and fear. So much fear. Living in DC has been so emotional because on top of everything, this is the space where people come to voice with […]

Personal

January 20, 2021

Washington, DC -Our Home

The last few years I have chosen a word to reflect on and grow in during the coming year. This year I hadn’t planned on doing it but then a word kept coming to me time and time again. G R A C E Extending grace to friends and strangers is something I want to […]

Personal

January 13, 2021

Grace in the Coming New Year

I have been making a list of some of our favorite books to read with children at Christmas time. I love when parents do a “book-advent-calendar” with their children. Or you can save the special books each year and tuck them into a basket in your family room. Maybe place a cozy blanket next to […]

Children, Personal

December 2, 2020

Favorite Children’s Christmas Books

The past few months we have been eating a lot of different salads. Fast and easy is what I love most…and tasty! I also love using vegetables that are in season and you usually have on hand. This salad is perfect for any side dish or if you add pasta and chunks of fresh mozzarella, […]

Personal

August 3, 2020

Summer Tomato Salad Recipe

I met Tahiris at the Basilica for a her headshot session. She wanted several different poses for LinkedIn and social media. She opted for several business-like images and then wanted some fun, more casual ones as well. She was so comfortable in front of the camera and we had a lovely time together.

Personal, Professional Headshots

July 15, 2020

Tahiris | Headshot Sessions at the Basilica

I am so excited to share with you our living room’s before and after photos. There is so much I love about a home. I watched my mother flip though many magazines (before we had Pinterest) and lovingly decorate my childhood home. Home is our safe place, a haven, the place we can process emotions […]

Personal

July 13, 2020

Our Living Room | Before and After

I remember my Grandma Myers tending to her plants with such care and they would grown and blossom and I always thought how easy it looked. Well, until I tried it for myself I didn’t realize the time and diligence you have to spend to get a house full of lovely greens. But through Covid […]

Personal

June 24, 2020

How to Propagate Pathos |simple project at home

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