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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 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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


June 24, 2020

How to Propagate Pathos |simple project at home

Last Friday we celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. And by celebrated, I mean we both opened the ice cream shop and then I drove to PA to photograph a wedding. Several years ago I would have looked at us and felt sad. Sure, a trip to Puerto Rico (our favorite place on the earth) would’ve […]


June 12, 2020

Our 10th Wedding Anniversary

One particular thing I want to work on this year is keeping things cleaned out and to a minimum. We lived in a one bedroom apartment or small rental for years and now that we own a home I am determined to not fill every nook and cranny. I love open and “white” space. It […]


January 6, 2020

Five Ways to Declutter in 2020

Hello 2020! I can hardly believe it! When I look back on 2019 I realize how much you-my clients-propelled my year forward and made some of my happiest memories.  I have some exciting things planned for Jessica Burdge Photography in the coming year and I hope you stick around for it. My hope is to […]


January 1, 2020

Happy New Year |2020

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