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Hi friend! My name is Jessica, I am a family and portrait photographer based in Washington Dc. I am a Christian, wife, and identical twin. I love lilacs, candles, rainy days and honesty. I love finding joy in simple things.

I’m sure many of you already know this but I just found out! Did you know you can change your Instagram highlight photo without having to upload it to your stories? I know, I didn’t either! Here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to change your highlights without overwhelming your followers. Tap Highlight Click “More” […]

Photography Business

March 18, 2020

How to Change your Highlight Photo on Instagram

My mission this year is to get more Mothers in the frames. To capture you with your children in everyday moments. In honor of Mother’s Day coming up soon, I am hosting two days of Motherhood Mini Sessions. All the details are below: March 27 | Location: Tidal Basin | 10 edited images | 20 […]

Photography Business

March 13, 2020

Motherhood Mini Sessions

I can guess that this title makes you a tad bit uncomfortable. No one enjoys hearing someone talk about themselves, I get it! But we are small business owners and reviews make all the difference for us. Here are a few ways to get more genuine and raving reviews. Ask for them. It’s that simple. […]

Photography Business

March 9, 2020

How to Receive more Reviews -Small Business Owner

Most sessions I meet up with my clients and we need to start right away for various reasons: the toddler didn’t nap, we started late due to traffic, and so one. Here is a list of things I hope every client knows before starting their session… Let go of high expectations -I know this is […]

Photography Business

February 26, 2020

5 Things I Want Every Photography Client to Know

If I could choose only 5 things to take to a newborn session, it would be this list! Honestly there are so many reasons why I love simple gear and props but the most important is: it relaxes the parents and doesn’t feel overwhelming. Props are beautiful but I prefer simple, organic and natural poses […]

Photography Business

February 10, 2020

My 5 Essentials for Newborn Sessions

Knowing what to wear for a photo session is probably one of the most stressful parts. Your photographer should know how to get your children excited, but this decision happens before the session. First you need to know the “feel” or “look” you want in your session. I suggest light pastels for spring time. Nature […]

Photography Business

February 3, 2020

What to Wear for Spring Sessions -Mothers

I adore when parents take photos and videos of me working behind the scenes during a newborn or family photo session. Sometimes I cringe seeing myself but it shows me so many helpful things: Your home doesn’t need to look perfect for a photo session. I can always find a corner or room that works […]

Photography Business

January 24, 2020

2019 Behind the Scenes

I have the most wonderful clients and I’ve thought for years that some of them should meet in person because I know they would become friends. I also dreamt for years of being able to invite them over to our home. Well, last Saturday it finally happened. Our home was filled with lots of parents […]

Photography Business

December 13, 2019

Christmas Cookie Day with Clients-2019

I recently wanted to invest back into myself/business but as an entrepreneur it can feel so hard to this! I know I’ll need to upgrade my camera equipment soon, feeling guilty of actually investing into myself, questions of WHAT course or class to take (there are thousands to choose from) and the list goes on. […]

Photography Business

December 9, 2019

The Inspired Workshop

I’ve put together a list of places I find that are reliable to find good options for fall sessions. I also put a list of bloggers you can follow that can give you inspiration and ideas of what to buy. I always recommend starting with the mother’s outfit and expanding from there. Choose mostly solids […]

Photography Business

October 9, 2019

What to Wear for Fall Photos

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