“In your darkest hours will I love you still? I have and I always will.” – Dave Barnes looks like the perfect advertisement for Tieks!  first looks are 100000% the best plan on wedding days for a dozen reasons, but mostly because the give you the opportunity for moments like this! I was so thankful […]

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“Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow […]

“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 […]

“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

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“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 […]

“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
– 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!

“She lived in me
like the first few days
of summer:
and new
and infinitely
– 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 to know couple and see their family grow over the years. So excited to document the next year for their family! Oatlands House and Gardens was looking lovelier than ever! This is by far one of my favorite places to come for sessions, it’s worth it EVERY single time! Congrats again to you both! You’re going to be the most incredible parents, and I can’t wait to see that baby girl in your arms! 

“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 of their most special family transitions over the last 10 years. Scooter, Ashley, and their family always remind me of my “why” in the sweetest ways and the countless things I love about this job of mine. They came out to Forest Mills Farm for their maternity family portraits last week and I’m so excited to share them with you today. Can’t wait to meet the newest addition to their beautiful family so soon!

Happy Saturday! :)

“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