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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. 

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

As I look back on the past year, I feel so very grateful. It was a hard year in many ways but goodness, I grew a lot. Being shut down for several months really showed me how much I love photographing and even more than that…how much I adore being around people, making new friends […]

Photography Business

January 1, 2021

Photographers -How to Prep for a New Year

I wanted to give you several simple tips on how to design your photo albums. I believe photos should come off the digital screen and become a beautiful print or album for you and your family to enjoy everyday. Sure, you probably won’t look at your photo album every day but the moments when you […]

Photography Business

September 23, 2020

How to Design a Photo Album

Outfit ideas always seem to be the most stressful in planning a photo session. It truly doesn’t have to be complicated. I have a few tried and true rules to live by that will make it quit simple. Choose one piece and go from there. I would suggest choosing the mother’s outfit/dress first and then […]

Photography Business

September 16, 2020

Fall Outfit Ideas for Your Photo Session

As a newwborn photographer, I am always looking for beautiful swaddles to take along with me to my newborn photo sessions. They also make lovely client gifts as well. You can buy just any swaddle either, they need to be a soft fabric for the baby’s skin and also stretch well for wrapping. My sister-in-law […]

Newborn, Photography Business

July 1, 2020

K&K Designs | Newborn Swaddles and Accessories

Photographers…What have you been doing over this time to serve your clients? I know, it’s hard to think about serving when we can’t see our clients face to face. But there are a host of other ways you can serve them and even turn a potential client into a raving fan without actually hiring you…yet. […]

Photography Business

May 27, 2020

Ways to Support your Clients over this time

This year I started to read at least one book a month. I try to mix them up a bit but I tend to grab business books right now. Focusing on how to best serve my clients, marketing and creating good habits and routine. Here is a list of books I have recently read: How […]

Photography Business

April 29, 2020

5 Business Books Review

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