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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. 

Hello friends.   Something I have been pondering recently are the many beautiful moments you share together as a family. It may be saying grace before your dinner, playing games in the front lawn, or walking to the park together. It may even be pizza nights, bath time or the way your toddler hugs onto your […]

Maternity, Photography Business, Uncategorized

June 15, 2022

The Art of Storytelling

I’ve had several clients reach out to ask if it is too late to schedule a newborn session if their child is already a month or two old. You absolutely still can schedule a session! Also this is such a sweet age to capture. The baby is responding with smiles and interacting. Let’s not forget […]

Children, Newborn

June 13, 2022

6 Month Baby Portraits | Washington, DC Newborn Photographer

These two. They have that comfortable-kind-of love where they snuggle and laugh so naturally together. Carrie wanted to celebrate her graduation with a sunrise photo session at the Lincoln Memorial. It was such a pretty morning by the reflecting pool. She chose two outfits, one formal and one casual. It was lovely spending the morning […]


June 1, 2022

A Summer sunrise session at the Lincoln Memorial | Washington, DC Graduation Photographer

Why should you book a summer session? DC’s summers can be unbearably hot but they are also incredibly beautiful for family photos or outdoor newborn sessions. You don’t need to work around school schedules so you can have an early morning or evening session to avoid the heat. This also helps to avoid the crowds […]

Photography Business, Places to visit in and near DC

May 30, 2022

Summer Photo Sessions in Washington, DC

We rarely think about it as an adult…but when last have you taken the time to play? I assume in my daily tasks that play is reserved for children, but I truly think we adults could use a good dose of it ourselves. It doesn’t need to be fancy or cost a lot, it can […]


May 23, 2022

A Spring Picnic -finding time for rest and play

When Elizabeth from Three Littles asking if I was up for Mother’s Day mini sessions, I got so excited! First, I adore Elizabeth and her little shop. She has supported me in so many ways over the years. Elizabeth ran to Trader Joes and installed an amazing flower arch for the mothers to stand in […]


May 16, 2022

Mother’s Day Mini Sessions at Three Littles

Early morning in my favorite time to photograph at the Supreme Court. It’s so quiet except for morning runners and the occasional person walking their dog. It also has a lovely cherry tree that blooms and this year it really showed off. I have four older sisters and it always feels special photographing sister bonds. […]

Children, Families

May 9, 2022

A Spring Sister Photo Session at the Supreme Court | Washington, DC Family Photographer

There is something so fitting about maternity sessions in the spring. The new blossoms and new life breath such hope and expectancy. I met the R family at Meadowlark Gardens for their maternity session. It was perfect with the blooming trees and lovely gardens. Little JJ is the sweetest boy and I’m thrilled he gets […]


May 4, 2022

A Springtime Maternity Session at Meadowlark Gardens

I was so excited for this session. One, because I have known Kalee for years and two, it’s so fun getting a new location to photograph. We met at Caledonia State Park and walked through the woods to a peaceful spot. The little girls were darling. I love when parents are up for anything and […]

Children, Families

May 2, 2022

A Woodland Family Session | Chambersburg, PA Photographer

If you are any form of artist, you know sometimes you get in a slump. A creative rut. One of the best ways is to create something by inspiration. Motherhood inspires me with it’s depth and complexities. I asked my friend Marie if I could photograph her with her children. There was a lovely blooming […]


April 27, 2022

Motherhood in Bloom | Washington, DC Family Photographer

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