“Love will protect love always hopes love still believes when you don’t love is the arms that are holding you Love never fails you.” -Brandon Heath Venue: Meridian House– Washington DC Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald from Lovely Bride Florist: Helen Olivia Flowers Hair Stylist: Alison Harper and Company– Cecelia & Anita Ceremony: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown […]

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“I came alive when I first kissed you the best me has his arms around you you make me better than I was before thank God that I’m yours” – Russell Dickerson

“i’m wonderstruck… all i know is i was enchanted to meet you” – taylor swift I first met Robert and Carissa just about one year ago, and our morning together resulted in one of my all time favorite Christmas portrait sessions! As wonderful as that session was, it didn’t even compare to seeing them as […]

“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be Astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver UPDATE!! All mini sessions for 2019 are currently sold out! I do still have a few standard sessions left for this year, please fill out the contact form for more info/availability! :)  What: One 15-20 minute mini session, resulting in […]

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“Don’t worry— you see, to some you are magic.” – Atticus NYC, I’m coming for ya Columbus Day weekend! I am BEYOND excited to be able to offer sessions during my favorite season in NYC and take advantage of all the gorgeous fall colors October 13-15, 2019! These can be family portraits, engagement, proposal, anniversary, […]

“She lived in me like the first few days of summer: warm and new and infinitely possible.” – Atticus Three years ago I was photographing their beautiful wedding day, and now I can’t wait to meet their daughter in just a few short months! There’s nothing I love more than having the privilege to get […]

“Love will protect
love always hopes
love still believes
when you don’t
love is the arms that are holding you
Love never fails you.”
-Brandon Heath

Venue: Meridian House– Washington DC
Wedding Gown: Kate McDonald from Lovely Bride
Florist: Helen Olivia Flowers
Hair Stylist: Alison Harper and Company– Cecelia & Anita
Ceremony: Dahlgren Chapel, Georgetown University
Wedding Coordinator: Erin Strider
DJ: Bryan George Music
Videographer: ThirtyOne Films
Catering: Main Event Caterers
Invitations: Minted
Bridesmaids Dress: BHLDN
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography

“I came alive when I first kissed you
the best me has his arms around you
you make me better than I was before
thank God that I’m yours”
– Russell Dickerson

“i’m wonderstruck…
all i know is i was enchanted to meet you”
– taylor swift I first met Robert and Carissa just about one year ago, and our morning together resulted in one of my all time favorite Christmas portrait sessions! As wonderful as that session was, it didn’t even compare to seeing them as parents to their sweet Leo. To say they’re both smitten is an understatement, but as soon as you meet this boy you’ll absolutely understand why. Seeing a couple fall even deeper in love with their brand new baby, and more in love with each other, during newborn sessions is one of my favorite parts :) That feeling of “I can’t believe he’s OURS!” on their faces gets me every time :) Thanks for sharing Leo with me and letting me snuggle him for a few minutes! xo! tiny little smiles for his dad :) I love that this is his typical sleeping position :) congrats again!! can’t wait to see the three of you again soon!

“Instructions for living a life:
Pay attention.
Be Astonished.
Tell about it.”
– Mary Oliver
UPDATE!! All mini sessions for 2019 are currently sold out! I do still have a few standard sessions left for this year, please fill out the contact form for more info/availability! :) 

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 19, 2019 between 7:40-10:00am and 2:00-6:00pm (rain date is Sunday October 20th)

Option Two: Christmas Tree Farm Mini Portrait Session at Snickers Gap Tree Farm on Saturday November 2, 2019 between 8:00-10:00am and 2:00-5:20pm (rain date is November 3rd)

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.

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 12th! Email jessicasmithphotography@gmail.com to reserve your session! 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!

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! Please note if you are signing up for the Tree Farm Minis, that if we end up needing to use the rain date your time slot will shift to exactly one hour EARLIER to account for daylight savings!

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

“Don’t worry—
you see,
to some you are
magic.”
– Atticus

NYC, I’m coming for ya Columbus Day weekend! I am BEYOND excited to be able to offer sessions during my favorite season in NYC and take advantage of all the gorgeous fall colors October 13-15, 2019!

These can be family portraits, engagement, proposal, anniversary, headshot/branding portraits, lifestyle photos in your home, or just because photos! Perfect for holiday photos and gifts too :) There’s nothing dreamier than NYC in the fall!

Shoot me an email or fill out the contact form for more details about my special travel session pricing, I’d love to chat with you about doing some updated portraits October 13-15th, November 25-27th, or December 13-16th!

See you soon, NYC!