What: One 15-20 minute mini session, resulting in 15 high resolution edited files available for downloading with a print release- perfect for holiday cards and gifts! Option One: Fall Mini Portrait Session in Leesburg VA on Saturday October 13, 2018 between 7:40-10:00am and 2:00-6:00pm (rain date is Sunday October 14th) Option Two: Christmas Tree Farm […]

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What: One 15-20 minute mini session, resulting in 15 high resolution edited files available for downloading with a print release- perfect for holiday cards and gifts!
Option One: Fall Mini Portrait Session in Leesburg VA on Saturday October 13, 2018 between 7:40-10:00am and 2:00-6:00pm (rain date is Sunday October 14th)
Option Two: Christmas Tree Farm Mini Portrait Session at Snickers Gap Tree Farm on Saturday October 27, 2018 between 8:00-10:00am and 2:00-5:20pm OR Sunday October 28th from 2:00-5:20PM afternoon only (rain dates are November 3rd and 4th)
Cost: $250- includes up to 5 people, $20 each additional person.
Who: Anyone wanting updated portraits and holiday photos for cards or gifts! All children should be at LEAST four months old to participate. No pets, please.

In your email please include your name, how old your children are, and your top three preferences of date and time slot so I can match you up as close as possible!

Appointments are open TODAY and will be available ONLY to all PAST clients for the first 48 hours, and then any remaining time slots will be opened up to new clients starting on Thursday September 27th! Email jessicasmithphotography@gmail.com to reserve your session!

Fall minis will happen at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, and I’m SO excited to be back at Snicker’s Gap Tree Farm for our christmas tree farm mini sessions this year! Since we’re not allowed in after Thanksgiving, and to help minimize crowds on the weekend AND hopefully set us up for the best weather possible, we’re doing them a bit earlier than usual this year! I didn’t want to run into 5 other groups doing mini sessions on weekends in November, so we’ll take advantage of the empty fields, great light, and hopefully warmer weather!

You can go back and view last year’s fall mini sessions HERE and Christmas tree farm minis HERE!

I look forward to seeing so many of you! :)

“cause all I know is we said “hello,”
and your eyes look like coming home.”
– ed sheeran
how gorgeous is Sydney’s outfit?! she has her own style/fashion blog, and I told her it had me SO excited to see what wedding dress she has picked out! :) one of my favorites!  hands down my favorite from their session!  the views at stone tower seriously cannot be beat!  Happy Wednesday!

“The prayers we weave into the matching of socks, the stirring of oatmeal, the reading of stories, they survive fire.”
― Ann Voskamp
my favorite kind of portrait sessions are the ones where families allow me into their home to photograph them in their space where they spend the most time together, where their kids are most comfortable, and where we can capture images that represent that particular season for them. for these friends of mine, this season involves baby snuggles (and baby drool), blocks that magically become both towers or dinosaur cages, stories, learning to sit (even when you prefer to crawl), and the first (of many) brother wrestling matches. so much has changed even in just six short months since Callan’s newborn portraits! I can’t get enough of these two handsome boys! this kid would rather crawl than sit, but he was showing off his new (wobbly) skills for me! I canNOT handle his little hand up on her cheek! :) how he’s holding onto her finger for support might be my favorite part of this image :)
I also cannot handle how benton looks like he’s about 10 years old in this next photo! man how I adore this boy.  Happy Friday!

“hold onto hope, love
i’ve searched high and low for you”
– amy stroup
it’s a unique role that my job allows me to play on a wedding day. it’s soooo much more than just taking photos. because of the nature of my job as this particular ‘vendor’, I’m with the couple all day, so I end up being a mix of a coordinator, friend, advocate, people wrangler, boutonniere pinner, veil placer, bustle fixer, and allll of the above. I get to know the couple better than most vendors because of that, and gosh I wouldn’t have it any other way. at the end of the night, Kim graciously offered up one of the sweetest and most important compliments I could ever hope to receive: that she felt calmer on her wedding day because I was there. are you kidding me?! that’s everything to me. if I can help a couple enjoy their day a bit more, and provide them with lovely, genuine images to remember the day by, then that’s absolutely all I could hope for in this career. it truly was such a beautiful day packed full of support, love, encouragement, and the sweetest promises, and I’m so thankful to have been a small part of it! cookies are ALWAYS a great idea! :)  when you realize you’ve got leftover flower petals, and decide to decorate!! ;) their reception was held at top of the town, and the view was to die for!  congratulations again!! xoxo!

Wedding Dress: Provonias- Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Florist: Karin’s Florist
Hair and Makeup: UpDos for I Dos
Hotel: The Lorian Hotel in Alexandria
Ceremony Venue: Lee Fendall House
Reception Venue: Top of the Town
DJ: Dan Goldman
Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery
Catering: Purple Onion
Invitations: Minted
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography
Engagement Portraits

“think of the happiest things
it’s the same as having wings!”
– Peter Pan

oh friends, get ready for me to talk about (almost) nothing else for the next few months! I get a couple inquiries every month for portrait sessions at Walt Disney World, and I am BEYOND excited to be able to offer sessions during the MOST magical time of year there!! Christmas!!

I’m offering sessions at the parks, the resorts, the boardwalk, or the surrounding areas between November 28-December 10th, 2018!! My turn around time will be QUICK, so you will definitely have them back in plenty of time for holiday cards and gifts! These can be engagement, proposal, anniversary, headshot/branding portraits, family, or just because photos! You’re in the happiest place on earth with your favorite people, you need more than selfies and washed out photopass flash images! That’s where I come in!

Shoot me an email or fill out the contact form for more details about my special WDW session pricing, I’d love to chat with you about doing some updated portraits with an extra dose of magic! :) Seriously, those early mornings at the park before it fills up are always SO dreamy!!  I’ve included a few photos from my last Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session in this post, but you can go back and view the whole thing here! :) I had the best time with their family that morning! and can you even imagine when this place is decked out in all their holiday decor?!? I’m so excited!
the world showcase at Epcot is also virtually empty for the first two hours and makes for a GORGEOUS backdrop! I love all the different texture and variety you get with each of the countries!  shoot me an email for more information about sessions at WDW or the surrounding areas this holiday season! :) I’m excited already!