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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. 

This fall season I have had several child that where sad during their session. I can usually win a child over but on the rare occasion I can’t, I like to have a few items in my camera bag to make a child feel at ease. I love this little wooden car and train. They […]

Children, Photography Business

November 28, 2022

Simple Wooden Toys

As I was pondering my lift this morning I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I have family, friends and neighbors who pour into my life everyday. I own a business I love and am supported by a wonderful church family. There are aspects of life I wish were different but they pale in comparison to the […]

Personal, Photography Business

October 19, 2022

Celebrating 36 years today.

My nephew Landon was diagnosed with autism and epilepsy a few years ago. He struggles to be able to focus on the camera and photos in general feel very overwhelming to him. Hi mother -my twin sister- loves displaying family photos in their home so we have tried many things over the years to coax […]

Children, Photography Business

September 28, 2022

Photographing Children with Disabilities |Washington, DC Photographer

Last month I attended the GATHER community workshop in Richmond, Virginia hosted by the Kindred Path. A few of my fellow DC family photographers met at my house and we drove down to Richmond Friday evening. We stayed at the Quirk Hotel and it was absolutely wonderful! We checked in and then went to the […]

Photography Business

September 14, 2022

The GATHER Community Workshop

I recently went through a stage of plateau in my business. It wasn’t burnout…I just felt like I was plateauing as a photographer in my skill and creativity. So I thought of ways to challenge myself and spark creativity in my art again. It really worked and I feel so inspirited and refreshed, excited about […]

Photography Business

July 8, 2022

How to Grow as a Photographer when You Plateau

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

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