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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 thought it was high time to give you all a life update. With the current situation our lives look much different than we had anticipated. The Creamery is still open and we are very grateful for that. Daniel has worked on getting online ordering and delivery set up as an option for our customers. […]


May 18, 2020

Life Update…

Create a new welcome video. A welcome video is a short (30 second) video of you welcoming your client and thanking them for inquiring. I attach this to every first inquiry email from my new clients. I have seen a huge impact on my booking rate once I implemented this into my business in 2019. […]


January 15, 2020

Tips to Grow Your Business in 2020

In the fuss and flurry of the holidays I always try to remember what matters most: my faith and family. Today Daniel and I are hosting the Burdge family and we couldn’t be more excited! We have so much to be grateful for: happy marriage, wonderful family, new job ventures and the wonderful gift of […]


November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving |2019

Sarah reached out to me wanting family photos/1st birthday photos for her daughter. We took them at their home and it was so fun and relaxed. We took the formal portraits first and then finished grabbing a few playful shots in the back yard. Grandpa tossed the baseball and Grandma helped to set up the […]


October 16, 2019

The McDonald Family -Hyattsville, MD

This had to be one of my favorite family sessions to date. It was the first time I photographed in the Bishop’s Garden at the National Cathedral. It had pathways leading to fountains, archways lined with hanging tree boughs and lovely flower gardens. You can tell that their babies are their world and they love […]


October 11, 2019

The Hazelgrove Family |Bishop’s Garden, DC

It had been a year since I saw this family at their last session. I’m always amazed how how quickly children develop into little people, their personalities come to life and you get just a peak into who they will be when they become adults. I me them on the perfect cloudy day at Yard’s […]


September 27, 2019

The Billington Family |Washington, DC Family Photographer

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 […]

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September 25, 2019

Charix Shoes -made in Istanbul

I have photographed Sarah’s girls ever since they were just wee babes. It’s so fun watching them grow and develop personalities. Her apartment has a lovely courtyard and rooftop where the girls could run and play and it offered a wonderful location. I love the “moments” in this gallery of portraits…Mama’s helping hand, the tiny […]


September 23, 2019

Mama and Me Session |Woodley Park, DC

The Billie brand shaver. I saw this shaver for the first time from one of the bloggers I follow on Instagram: @Loverlygrey It’s a subscription and I literally NEVER do subscriptions unless it’s a magazine. But…this one you can choose how often you want it and the price just couldn’t be beat. $9! It comes […]


September 20, 2019

Friday Favorites

Things you will need: Adorable 1 year old (obviously) Decorated cake -I’d say the more simple the better. Cake topper -You can add a cute cake topper with their name or number they are turning. Here are a few examples: name or number cake topper here and here, Etsy has hundreds of options! Banners -these […]


September 18, 2019

Tips for a Successful Cake Smash |Washington, DC Family Photographer

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