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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. 

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

We all have needed a new headshot for some reason or another and most times we need one, it’s last minute. But as a business owner it’s key to showing up on your social media so clients can get to know you and make a connection by seeing your face. Getting a fresh headshot every […]

Photography Business

July 26, 2021

How to take your own Headshot

Lightroom -I only use Lightroom for my editing. My goal for each session is to be able to edit in an hour. I try to take care of most things “in-camera” while I am shooting but I can edit and touch up all my images in Lightroom alone. ShowIt -This is the platform I use […]

Photography Business

July 19, 2021

5 Main Tools for my Photography Business

I’m so grateful how beautiful things can come from hard places. I was struggling with feeling lonely in my business. It’s been a year of social-distancing and being an extrovert I was feeling it deeply. I desperately wanted a few friends/photographers to talk with. Just being in the same industry helps you feel connected and […]

Photography Business

April 21, 2021

Build Your Community

The past two years I dove deep into understanding SEO. It felt so intimidating and overwhelming to me, yet I knew I needed to know more to further grow my business. What even is SEO? SEO is how your future clients find you on Google. I am a Washington, DC Newborn Photographer and so when […]

Photography Business

March 24, 2021

Business Tips for SEO |Mentor Sessions

Babies are still being born. Memories are still being made. And families are still choosing to document this time in their lives. But…as photographers we are having to work extra hard to make that happen, and we are honored to do so. Many families are opting to take their photos outside as extra precautions but […]

Newborn, Photography Business, Places to visit in and near DC

March 3, 2021

Outdoor Locations in DC for Photo Sessions -during the pandemic

Here is an overview of what I take with me during a newborn session. Canon 5D Mark IV -my camera body Canon 50mm 1.2 -my lens I use 99% of the time Canon 100mm macro -for the detail images like lashes and toes Sigma 35mm 1.4 -wide angle for tight spaces during a home session […]

Photography Business

February 1, 2021

What I Pack for a Newborn Session

For years I struggled with knowing what to gift my newborn clients. So many times they have baby showers and have everything they really need. I found several items that make wonderful gifts from photographers. Silicon Bib -these are food-grade bibs and come in so handy when your child starts the fun world of food. […]

Newborn, Photography Business

January 27, 2021

Newborn Gifts from Photographers

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