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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 Franciscan Monastery is a hidden gem in DC. It is quiet and peaceful, making it the perfect location for family or outdoor newborn photos. The grounds are stunning -full of beautiful architecture, walking paths, and gardens. My favorite time to photograph here is around 4pm. The light turns golden on the buildings and it […]

Places to visit in and near DC

July 12, 2021

The Franciscan Monastery |Where to take Photos in DC

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

When Angela reached out to me about a family session I know we were in for a delightful time. They recently moved to DC and were excited about getting a few iconic locations in their images. We couldn’t decide between the Lincoln Memorial or the Capitol, so we went to both. Their boys were wonderful […]

Families, Places to visit in and near DC

December 14, 2020

A Classic DC Family Photo Session | Lincoln Memorial

This year, more than ever, I want to support small shops. Over the years I have found several that I purchase from time and time again. I hope you can find something you like, check off a gift on your list and at the same time; support small businesses. White Hill Pottery -You know I […]

Places to visit in and near DC

November 26, 2020

My Favorite Small Shops

There is hardly anything that makes me feel better than a walk around the city. Especially over this time, I have prioritized more time outside. I feel like every time I take a walk in the city, I happen on a surprise of some sort. Interesting architecture, lovely garden, or maybe bump into a friend. […]

Places to visit in and near DC

May 25, 2020

Spring in the City |Washington, DC

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

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