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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. 

A dear client sent me this photo from her session and it made me sob. The wait for our adoption has felt endless this week. To be honest, having no timeframe for a person who loves to plan feels grueling. But when I saw this moment captured it affirmed to me that my job matters. […]

Personal, Photography Business

June 29, 2022

When I Forget my “Why”

Hello friends.   Something I have been pondering recently are the many beautiful moments you share together as a family. It may be saying grace before your dinner, playing games in the front lawn, or walking to the park together. It may even be pizza nights, bath time or the way your toddler hugs onto your […]

Maternity, Photography Business, Uncategorized

June 15, 2022

The Art of Storytelling

Why should you book a summer session? DC’s summers can be unbearably hot but they are also incredibly beautiful for family photos or outdoor newborn sessions. You don’t need to work around school schedules so you can have an early morning or evening session to avoid the heat. This also helps to avoid the crowds […]

Photography Business, Places to visit in and near DC

May 30, 2022

Summer Photo Sessions in Washington, DC

I had been looking to invest in a quality camera bag for some time. My friend Diane recommended Kamrette. I knew instantly I needed this beautiful bag! I chose the Lyra for several reasons: I solely use my MacBook Pro for my work computer and it fits a 16″ perfectly. They have other size options […]

Photography Business

March 2, 2022

Camera Bag Review | Kamrette

I get so excited this time of year! It’s when you can look back on the last year and see what you did right, what needs worked on and even the places you failed. I can finally open my new planner and dream big for my business in the coming year. Here are the things […]

Photography Business

January 5, 2022

Happy New Year 2022 | Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

Invest in yourself. Education is so important in moving forward in your business but it tends to be the last thing we think we should do due to price. When you start your business, it is hard to justify a large sum of money but I realized I was 10 years into my business with […]

Photography Business

December 31, 2021

Things I’ve learnt in My Photography Business This Year

Here are just a few programs I use in my business and would feel lost without them. Dubsado -I use this as my CRM (client management system) and can’t imagine handling my busy fall season without it. Here is the link for my discount code: CODE Pic-Time -This allows me to share my digital files […]

Photography Business, Uncategorized

October 22, 2021

Editing and other Programs I love | Washington, DC Photographer

You learn. I know this is very obvious but it’s true! You can learn so much from others in your industry. I recently took BreAnne’s photography course and it helped me so much with my posing. I’ve been photographing family and newborns for 10 years now and can always learn something new. It’s exciting! You […]

Photography Business

October 1, 2021

Why you Should Invest in Education |Washington, DC Photographer

This past Wednesday Kaylyn from Heart of Grace Photography joined me for a mentor day. We talked for hours about all things photography: Blogging, website, client relations, gifting, SEO and a lot more. We started the day at my house so we had wifi and could go through galleries and other things on our computers. […]

Photography Business

September 10, 2021

A Photography Mentor Session

After three years of hard work I finally got on page 1 of Google. So many times we see a success of someone and forget about the years of labor it took to get there. Good things take time…and sometimes you grope your way through getting there but that is ok. I have a few […]

Photography Business

September 6, 2021

How to Get on Page One of Google |SEO and Google Reviews

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