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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.

Springtime in DC is simply gorgeous! Sadly this year most of us had to miss walking through the blossoms and enjoying Spring to the fullest. I had the chance to walk around some of my favorite spots before the last distancing went into effect. We all need some beauty in our lives right now. I […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 30, 2020

DC in Bloom |springtime in Washington, DC

I woke up to an unexpected dusting of snow on Monday and a two hour school delay. It can be tough to feel motivated when it’s cold and damp outside to even leave the house. But by 2pm we all are feeling stir crazy and a bit cooped up so I try to do a […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 20, 2020

Indoor Play Options for Kids in DC

City Center -the streets have lights strung above the sidewalk and in the center is a large Christmas tree that is lovely for a backdrop Monroe Street -right on Catholic University’s campus and next to Starbucks, they always have a lovely tree decorated. There is street parking which is always handy in DC and you […]

Places to visit in and near DC

November 27, 2019

The Best Locations in DC for Holiday Photos

I wanted to share with you all this little gem of a shop. Elizabeth curated her store with incredible detail and she is the kindest person you’ll ever meet. She was a nanny for years and she knows a thing or two about what mother’s need and enjoy. It’s filled with sustainable goods for design […]

Places to visit in and near DC

November 1, 2019

Three Littles -Baby Boutique

I saw Charix shoes from the window of a Turkish towel shop in Eastern Market. I walked into the shop and the owner was wearing a pair so I asked her about them. I never invest this much in my wardrobe but these felt worth the splurge. I was right! It took no time to […]

Places to visit in and near DC, Uncategorized

September 25, 2019

Charix Shoes -made in Istanbul

I love supporting and shopping at small business. DC happens to have quite a few of hidden gems. I’d like you to meet Antiochia. It is a quaint shop filled with beautiful Turkish liens, candles, soaps and more. My favorite items is their dish towels. They are so versatile and come in calm colors to […]

Places to visit in and near DC

June 24, 2019

Antiochia -Washington DC Shop

Long awaited spring has come to DC. Every year I become more and more excited to welcome spring. The warm sunshine, bright daffodils and our beloved cherry blossoms. Over 1.5 million people visit DC over this time to see the blush pink blossoms as they crown the Tidal Basin. I’ve put together a list of […]

Places to visit in and near DC

March 20, 2019

A Guide to Enjoy the DC Cherry Blossoms

Last week we had our first snow of the winter here in DC. I just love how it makes the world slow down and savor the little moments. It’s tradition after a large snowfall to meet early the next day at the Capitol for sledding. It was still snowing as I made my way up […]

Places to visit in and near DC

January 23, 2019

DC Snow Traditions

I simply love DC during the holidays! There are lights everywhere and so many fun, free exhibits. I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite locations to celebrate Christmas in DC. The week before and after are the best times to come and do something festive. A lot of families are […]

Places to visit in and near DC

December 17, 2018

Favorite Locations to Celebrate Christmas in DC

I get asked so many times from friends -and complete strangers- what our favorite restaurants are in DC. To be honest it’s hard to name off just a couple because the food scene in DC is amazing. Daniel and I put together out top 5 favorites. We chose these for many reasons: they put so […]

Places to visit in and near DC

September 21, 2018

Friday Favorites: Five Star DC Restaurants

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