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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. 

I adore anytime Grandparents can join families for photo sessions. This session was incredibly sweet because it was the first time Grandpa meet little Lilly. He was the kindest Grandpa, like you would read about in fairytales. We met at Lincoln Park so it felt very relaxed and perfect for the children. The park is […]

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June 16, 2021

A Photo Session with Grandpa | Washington, DC Family Photographer

Where can you take family photos in DC? There are many beautiful locations but they don’t allow photography or you need a permit for. Some locations are worth the time and price for a permit but then their are others that are open and just as lovely. Library of Congress -one of my favorite buildings […]

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June 14, 2021

6 Favorite Locations for Family Sessions in Washington, DC

I adore warm, summer evenings. I met the McCann family at the Franciscan Monastery and it’s for sure one of my favorite sessions to date. It was very relaxed and so heart-felt. I so admire gracious mothers and Erica was the essence of grace. She adores her family more than anything else and serves them […]

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June 9, 2021

A Summer Family Session at The Franciscan Monastery | Washington, DC

If there’s one thing I’ve learnt from photographing toddlers, it’s to keep them moving during a session. And snacks! Always bring snacks. Cheerios are my recommended go-to. They are easy to hid in your hand and don’t have bright dye in them that may show up later. The Farrington family was so much fun. Little […]

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June 7, 2021

A Summer Family Session at the Basilica -Washington, DC Family Photographer

This session was so special. Both families had met at St. Peter’s for their daughter’s baptism but wanted a family photo session after. We took a few in the sanctuary and then moved everyone to the side gardens. It was an incredibly hot and humid day in DC but we juggled both families, a little […]

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June 4, 2021

A Baby Baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church |Washington, DC Family Photographer

I have been loving white dresses for mothers at maternity sessions. They are timeless and classic. They match any decor options and are easy to pair with other family member outfits. Here are a few lovely ones I recently found. White Dress with a soft drape: HERE Lovely White Eyelet with Flounce Sleeves HERE I […]

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June 2, 2021

What to Wear for a Newborn Session |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

“When is the right time to find a mentor for your business?” This was my question for several months and here are a few ways to know when to start looking for one. Are you feeling inspired with your work? If you are feeling lost or don’t know where to turn next, a business mentor […]

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May 26, 2021

Finding a Mentor for Your Photography Business

What do you do when you start a newborn session and the baby is very discontent? This happens many times even after the parents assure me that they just changed and fed their newborn. Newborns are hyper aware of their surroundings and I am most times the first person they encounter outside their family. I […]

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May 24, 2021

Baby Boy Newborn Session |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

Best ways to support a small business? 1. Leave a Google review.This is incredibly beneficial in how many people can view your business on Google. 2. Refer a friend.This is the biggest compliment to me. If I love you, I’ll love your friends! It’s so fun serving a community with connections. 3. Share on social.Chances […]

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May 21, 2021

5 Ways to Support Your Photographer |Washington, DC Photographer

Little Ellison (Elli) was an absolute bundle of joy. She was so calm during her newborn session and made my job look very easy. We took most of her portraits in her nursery. It was beautifully decorated with feminine wall paper in sage green. We even had the change to get a “full family” photo […]

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May 19, 2021

An At-home Newborn Session on Capitol Hill |Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

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