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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 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

My friend Liz and I got were sitting at our favorite local coffee shop and she mentioned how fun it would be to go to New York City over Christmas time. I love everything about bustling cities at Christmas and all the lights and told her I was in! We met at Union Station at […]


December 27, 2019

Christmas in New York City -2019

This year both sides of our family aren’t giving Christmas gifts. I adore giving gifts but it does quickly become so distracting from the real meaning of Christmas. We, of course will get the grandchildren a little something; but in case you need a few last minute gift ideas here are several ideas: Good set […]


December 16, 2019

Christmas Gift Ideas -2019

I recently went to the local library and picked up a few books to read during the fall evenings. Since it gets dark so much faster I can struggle with feeling tired early and all I want to do is curl up on the couch-preferably with a blanket, slippers and candle burning nearby-with a book. […]


November 22, 2019

Friday Favorites -Cozy Books

Eat. Shop. Linger. All three of these things I enjoy doing (well, the shopping is debatable. I get restless and am a power shopper. I’m ready to leave the store in about ten minutes. I do love Amazon though…) and they all come together beautifully at the barn sale. This year could not have been […]


November 6, 2019

The Barn Sale at Spring Creek Mill

Hi Friends! Here’s another collection of random things I’ve been enjoying lately. If you have anything you want to share with me, I’d love to see them in the comments below. It’s so fun seeing what you all are up to as well. Farmer’s Flame Candles -this time of year I love waking up, starting […]


October 25, 2019

Friday Favorites -Washington, DC

Once a summer, I take the children I nanny to Pennsylvania for the day to play at my Mom’s house. We left early in the morning, excitement was running high and we were prepared for the 2 hour trip with lots of snacks and our favorite audio books. (current favorite: The Long Winter) I just […]


August 28, 2019

Country Day -2019

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