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“everybody keeps telling me i’m such a lucky man
lookin’ at you standing there, i know i am
barefoot beauty with eyes that blue
the sunshine sure looks good on you”
– lady antebellum
Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy01engagement photos AND family portraits all at the same time?! best day ever! :) andy and hannah’s 6 month old son henry joined us for the first part of their engagement session, and he is just the cutest! i can’t wait for their wedding this june! Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy06Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy07Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy08Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy09Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy10Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy13Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy16Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy19Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy21Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy23Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy24Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy28Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy33Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy34Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy39Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy41Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy44Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy46Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy47Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy52Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy54Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy61Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy64Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy67Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy70Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy73Meadowlark_Gardens_Wedding_Photographer_Kennedy74happy wednesday!

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“can’t believe you’re here now
tiny dream come true
the answer to a prayer now
i’m so in love with you”
-matthew west
Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman01i spent a few days in nashville this past week getting to know this handsome little man :) getting to be his ‘aunt jessie’ is one of the best things ever! he’s got the sweetest demeanor, and his big sister kate already thinks he’s pretty awesome :) look at that smile!
Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman02Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman04Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman06kate had a cold the first week ryker was home, so this was one of the first days where she was really feeling great and able to get a bit more up close and personal with her new baby brother. she warmed right up to him!Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman11Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman20Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman21Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman24Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman25Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman26these two spend QUITE a bit of time (especially at night!) snuggling in this chair, so i wanted to make sure we captured that for them too:Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman33Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman34bwthey’ve got a similar photo from kate’s newborn session on display in their bedroom, and requested one just like it for ryker!Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman39Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman44Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman47Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman49Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman50Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman51Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman56Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman74Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman75Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman78Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman81ryker’s expression on the left, and kate’s hand on top of his head on the right… the best :)Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman84Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman85Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman87Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman94Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman95Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman97Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman98someone was sleeping quite peacefully until his big sister crawled up next to him ;) i think i’d have the same reaction if someone stuck their finger in my ear while i was sleeping!Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman100Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman102Leesburg_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Vriesman106happy monday! :)

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“it’s delightful when your imaginations come true, isn’t it?”
– l.m. montgomery, anne of green gables

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Spring Mini Session Details:
What: One 15-20 minute mini portrait session at Burnside Farms tulip fields, resulting in 15-20 high resolution edited files available for downloading with a print release.
Where: Burnside Farms, Haymarket VA
When: Saturday April 22 from 6:00-8:00pm and Sunday April 23 from 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $250- includes up to 5 people, $20 each additional person (no pets allowed)
Who: Anyone wanting beautiful updated portraits with lovely spring tulips! These are perfect for “mommy & me” sessions, anniversary portraits, or mother’s day gifts! All children should be at LEAST three months old to participate.

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!

There are only six available appointments each evening, starting at 6:00 and going every 20 minutes, with the last session beginning at 7:40. The session fee is $250, plus Burnside Farms requires their standard entrance fee of $8 per person, kids under 2 years old are free. You can find more information about visiting the flower fields or their unlimited entrance pass on their website.  Email jessicasmithphotography@gmail.com to reserve your session!

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“even if you’re little, you can do a lot. you mustn’t let a little thing like little stop you.”
– roald dahl, matildaNorthern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield01it’s been a year and a half since i met william around his first birthday, and we had the best time exploring green springs garden for our “adventure” aka portrait session last week :) Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield03Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield06Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield11Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield13Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield16Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield17Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield18Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield19Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield23Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield26Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield46Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield50Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield54Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield60Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield61Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield63Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield64Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield67Northern_VA_Portrait_Photographer_Broomfield68happy thursday!

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