“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 […]

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“Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be Astonished. Tell about it.” – Mary Oliver 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 […]

“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 […]

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“And as I sat and looked at her and the rolling hills she sat upon I thought, what amazing luck I have that the world had created such beautiful things and given me the eyes to see them.” – Atticus I seriously thank my lucky stars that this family has allowed me to photograph all […]

“I never even had a chance, you know you had me from ‘hello’” – Kenny chesney I’d take a cloudy day with a fabulous couple at Birkby House every single weekend if I could! These two had such a gorgeous day and the most fun reception ever! In fact, I vote we all meet back […]

“I never even had a chance, you know
you had me from ‘hello’”
– Kenny chesney
I’d take a cloudy day with a fabulous couple at Birkby House every single weekend if I could! These two had such a gorgeous day and the most fun reception ever! In fact, I vote we all meet back at Birkby House next weekend and do it all over again! deal? deal! ;)
Isn’t Kathryn the most beautiful bride?! everyone got a bit teary during their first look…love these next two! love how you can see that one tear running down his cheek as she walked down the aisle toward him:I get to take newborn portraits for these two in just a couple weeks, so it seemed fitting to snap a few maternity photos while we had the opportunity! Truly, it doesn’t get much dreamier than that gorgeous white tent covered in lights! Millennium made their reception feel like the best party ever! THE most talented group of musicians!
Marlin even got up and sang for everyone! Such a fun surprise!I adore you both! Can’t wait to have you both in front of my camera again for many years to come! Congratulations!! 

Venue: Birkby House, Leesburg VA
Wedding Dress: Global Bridal Gallery
Florist: Affordable Arrangements
Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper Co
Wedding Coordinator: Carleigh Malone & Kristin Garrett
Band: Millennium – Washington Talent Agency
Cake: TaMeisha Norris
Catering: Tuskie’s
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Invitations: Minted
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography
Marlin and Kathryn’s Engagement Portraits

“Bad times make the good times better
Look in her eyes and you’re gone forever”
– Frankie Ballard
August days don’t get any dreamier than this one! The main thing I heard all day long from each person there was that they couldn’t get over how perfect everything was, from the weather to the gorgeous scenery to the couple… and I couldn’t agree more! Look who got to join us for a few portraits!! Hi Toby!!  Look how stunning that ceremony space is! So gorgeous! Blue Valley was definitely added to my list of favorite venues in the area, I’m already so excited to shoot here again! Any other couples planning their wedding here?! Lets chat! sunset portraits are my faaaavorite!thank you both for letting us celebrate with you!! congratulations again!!
Venue: Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery
Wedding Coordinator: Terry Kaye Events
Hair & Makeup: Tamar Cekci
Catering: Serendipity
DJ: Eddy Bobby, Black Tie Entertainment Services
Florals: Floral Gallery of Manassas
Photography: Jessica Smith Photography
Brandon & Kelly’s Engagement Portraits

“So this is love
So this is what makes life divine”
– Cinderella
I easily could have spent the entire day (and then some!) with this incredible family! we had the best time roaming around their happy place! Marian and Arturo are the kind of people where you meet them and feel like you’ve known them forever, for how warm and welcoming they are. and their precious Isabella?! Her scrunchy nose smile did me in right away! She was such a champ throughout the entire evening and I could not be more excited to share their portraits with you all! :) Marian and Arturo, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your family in this season! I can’t wait to see all three of you again!! xo!  she was a liiiiittle unsure since this was the first time she sat by herself on the carousel! but I think by the end she learned to love it!  I have been LOVING the ability to do photos of my couples whenever the kids need a snack break! it’s so easy once kids come along to just focus there, but every couple needs portraits together too! these two are celebrating their anniversary this week, so it seemed extra important to grab lots of photos of them together! :)  the tippy toes!! swoon!they have a photo like the one on the left from their engagement session, and I love that we got to recreate it some now with Isabella!there’s ALWAYS time for a sweet snack break!one of my favorites from their session!bubbles (and Rice Krispie treats!) are ALWAYS a good idea! love, love, LOVE!

To see MORE WDW Portrait Sessions, visit the links below:

Meet Emma- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Brett and Jennifer- Epcot Anniversary Portrait Session
Meet Jaslynn- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Hamrick Family- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session
Meet Emma- Epcot Family Portrait Session
Caughey-Rogers Family- Magic Kingdom Family Portrait Session

“Your greatest contribution to the kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise.”
– Andy Stanley her sweet dimples just did me in!  those little lips! be still my heart!

“there’s not a single soul
who sees the skies
the way you see them
through your eyes
and aren’t you glad
you should be glad
there’s no one, no one
exactly like you.”
– John Denver
I’m so excited to share this sweet family session with you! this was the first time I got to do a session at my mom’s new farm, Forest Mills Farm, out in Purcellville! It’s a stunning 47 acre property packed full of charm, rolling hills, farm houses, and lots of horses! I told Jesse back in January when I saw them for Greta’s 6 month photos that my mom had a few horses out there, and they mentioned what a great place it sounded like for her first birthday pictures. I’m so glad they were willing to come explore with me, and I can’t wait to do more sessions here in the future! Look how beautiful it is there: https://youtu.be/sNY68gJyjxs Elise’s curls re what dreams are made of! This sweet girl loves horses and spent the whole session saying, “okay, now can I pleeeeeease go pet a nose?! After this picture can we pleeeease find a nose for me to pet?!” melt my heart!  I asked Elise if she could give Greta an Eskimo kiss, or rub her nose to Greta’s nose, and this is what she did aaand it just might be one of my favorites from her session! I mean… she’s not wrong! ;)  we fiiiiinally found a nose for her to pet! she was a happy girl!  happy 1st birthday, sweet Greta!