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“At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.” – Willa Cather These early mornings at the DC National Cathedral and Bishops Garden for engagement sessions have quickly become a favorite for so many reasons! I love when a location offers such a wide variety of background options, and when […]

“daughter of mine— for your smiles, for your tears, for your skinned knees, and your broken hearts, for the love you give, and the love you find. For whatever you become, or don’t, it is far too late, I love you already, long before we ever meet.” – atticus This new family of 3 came […]

“oh I can see the future you and me we last forever. In the rising tide no fear or fight that we can’t face together. Darling, you and me, we can take the world.” – Johnny Swim Their sweet pup Ollie joined us for the first few minutes, look at that cute face! Love a […]

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What: One mini portrait session lasting up to 20 minutes, 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 on Saturday October 28, 2023 between 7:40-9:00am in Ashburn VA, and 2:20-5:20pm in Leesburg VA  (rain date is Sunday October […]

“This is a holy moment Now something of heaven touches earth Voices of angels all resound We join their song.” – Matt Redman This sweet baby boy was the next little one to come visit me at my house for his newborn session! I have LOVED being able to have clients here, these two rooms […]

 

“At any rate, that is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great.”
– Willa Cather

These early mornings at the DC National Cathedral and Bishops Garden for engagement sessions have quickly become a favorite for so many reasons! I love when a location offers such a wide variety of background options, and when we can get that classic DC feel without all the crowds :) The architecture here makes me swoon every time, but not as much as these two! I had the best time getting to know them all morning, and I’m already counting down to their wedding at Shadow Creek next May!

“daughter of mine—
for your smiles,
for your tears,
for your skinned knees,
and your broken hearts,
for the love you give,
and the love you find.
For whatever you become,
or don’t,
it is far too late,
I love you already,
long before
we ever meet.”
– atticus

This new family of 3 came over to my house for their newborn session, and I had the best time getting to know them! I’ll never take for granted the ability to host clients in my home, and to be able to offer this space to them! It truly is the perfect simple, neutral, lovely space!

“oh I can see the future
you and me we last forever.
In the rising tide
no fear or fight that we can’t face together.
Darling, you and me, we can take the world.”
– Johnny Swim

Their sweet pup Ollie joined us for the first few minutes, look at that cute face!

Love a good twirl moment!

See you both next May at Birkby House! Cannot wait!

What: One mini portrait session lasting up to 20 minutes, 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 on Saturday October 28, 2023 between 7:40-9:00am in Ashburn VA, and 2:20-5:20pm in Leesburg VA  (rain date is Sunday October 29th) **UPDATE: All morning and afternoon time slots on 10/28 are BOOKED!! ** You can email me to be added to the wait list or for information on a standard session instead!

Option Two: Fall Mini Portrait Session on Saturday November 11, 2023 between 7:00-8:20am in Ashburn VA, and 1:20-4:20pm in Leesburg VA (rain date is Sunday November 12th)  ***UPDATE: All morning and afternoon sessions on 11/11 are BOOKED!*** You can email me to be added to the wait list or for information on a standard session instead!

Cost: $375- includes immediate family members only, $25 each additional person. You also have the option to DOUBLE your final edited high res files to 30 images instead of 15 for an additional $99!

Who: Anyone wanting updated portraits and holiday photos for cards or gifts! I’d love to see some of my wedding clients come out for portraits together too! All children should be at LEAST four months old to participate. No pets, please. Parents, please plan to be IN the photos! Sessions are not designed to be children only!

Appointments are open TODAY and will be available ONLY to all PAST clients, and then any remaining time slots will be opened up to new clients starting on Wednesday September 6th!

**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!**

Email jessicasmithphotography@gmail.com to reserve your session! 

I look forward to seeing so many of you this year!