Kalli: 9 Months – Northern VA Lifestyle Family Photographer

“She’s somebody’s hero
A hero to her baby with a skinned up knee
A little kiss is all she needs
The keeper of the cheerios
The voice that brings Snow White to life
Bedtime stories every night
And that smile lets her know
She’s somebody’s hero”
- Jamie O’Neal
I’m always so thankful when clients invite me into their homes to document their favorite parts of homethere’s that look Kamdyn has been giving me since day 1 :) The face that says “put that camera DOWN so we can play!!” You can go back and see Kalli’s 4 month session, newborn session, and their maternity session as well!

Happy Wednesday :)

Eva Mercedes: Birth Story – Northern VA Birth Photographer

“This is a holy moment
Now something of heaven touches earth
Voices of angels all resound
We join their song”
-Matt Redman
Nicole has been one of my closest friends for the past 16 years, and last week I had the honor and privilege to be present as she became a mama for the first time. The day was full of happy tears and first breaths, which make for a beautiful combination. Nicole truly made labor look easy, something I didn’t think was possible! We sat and chatted for about 3 hours, she pushed for 15- 20 minutes, and then Miss Eva was here. A perfect 6 pounds 2 ounces, with the sweetest disposition, and a big bow on top of her head already! This baby girl already has SO many people wrapped around her little bitty finger, and is more loved than she will ever know. Make sure you check back next week to see Eva’s official newborn portraits! Nicole and Dan, I’m honored you would even consider having me photograph Baby Rod’s birth day. Thank you for letting me share in your joy that day and letting me snuggle your girl for a few minutes! Can’t wait to watch my sweet little “wonder niece” grow :)

xoxo, jessie

April 21, 2014 - 2:45 pm Beverly Lilly - all time favorite post. so beautiful. wow. wow. wow. congrats nicole!

April 21, 2014 - 2:54 pm melanie avjean - What a miracle and honor to be invited! Beautiful!

April 21, 2014 - 4:16 pm Layton Lawlor - Truly awesome. You captured so much beauty. Many tears here!

April 21, 2014 - 6:45 pm Nathan - IMG_9361 is amazing. Great post!

April 22, 2014 - 7:29 pm mom - I'm so happy for all of you! What a blessing and what a beautiful family!

Bill and Krista- Paradise Springs Winery VA Photographer

“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 the rest away.”
– Dinah Craikman, couples who laugh together make me so very happy :) we lucked out with the most gorgeous evening for their engagement session this past weekend! a favorite for sure: 

Bill and Krista are kicking off my 2014 wedding season in just a couple weeks, and I can’t think of a better way to start the year! Can’t wait to see you guys again so soon!

April 17, 2014 - 7:34 pm Aunt Judy - These are absolutely fabulous! I love them ALL!!

April 18, 2014 - 1:30 pm Grandma - Beautiful couple. They look so happy. xoxoxoxo

Elle: 8 Months – Arlington VA Baby Photographer

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.”
― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

Miss Isabelle was so happy to be out in the sunshine and warm weather for her 8 month photos this weekend! :) two of my favorites! we found a few gorgeous cherry blossom trees that provided a perfect backdrop :) apparently Elle has already decided where she’d like to go to school one day ;) look at those two little teeth! scrunchy nose smiles are the best :) does anybody else see this photo and envision it as a big canvas?! :) 

To go back and see Isabelle’s 4 month photos click HERE! Happy Monday :)

April 18, 2014 - 1:33 pm Grandma - You never fail to capture the love. xoxoxoxo

The Tamillow Family- Northern VA Maternity Session Photographer

There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.
- Pamela S. NadavSo thankful to have this little lady in front of my camera again :) and even more thankful that I get to hang out with their family for this next year as we document her baby brother coming in June!love these next two! ooooh that face! ha! i think this was Jilli’s “mama, pleeeeease?!” face :) tickle, tickle! another favorite for sure! and just incase you were wondering, this was the last time I saw Jillian for her first birthday session! so crazy to see how much she’s grown!

April 8, 2014 - 3:51 pm Jessica @ GG&G - YAYYYYY!!!!!! So excited to see these pictures! It means that the new Baby J is SO close! :)

April 8, 2014 - 8:16 pm Dani - Jessie you do such amazing work! Thank you so much for capturing these sweet memories. I swear you can make anyone look good... You'd never know that this session was filled with toddler tantrums and marshmallow bribery :)