Meet Scarlett – Fairfax VA Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

“It is no slight thing, when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.”
– Charles DickensYou will remember Mike and Katherine from their portrait session just a couple weeks ago, and now I’m thrilled to introduce you all to sweet Scarlett! one of my absolute favorites! Scarlett’s big ol’ kissable cheeks and perfect scrunchy lips just stole my heart! another favorite:pretty baby:Happy Monday!

Kalli: One Year! – Leesylvania State Park Portrait Photographer

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”
― Roald Dahl
Kalli wasn’t too sure about the concept of sandy toes and couldn’t figure out how to get it all off :) she will learn to love the beach soon enough :) I don’t remember what she was amazed by at this point, but clearly it must have been somethin’ good! ;)oooh sweet Kamdyn. thank you for running up to me and giving me a big hug the moment i got out of my car. you’re one of my favorite little friends :) but a session wouldn’t be complete without her giving me that look on the left, the one of “hey miss jessie! you’re here to PLAY, remember?!” I truly have a photo of Kamdyn giving me that look from each of their 8 portrait sessions over the past 2+ years :)i know these next two are so similar, but i couldn’t pick a favorite! isn’t this the most pathetic (and hilarious) fake pout of a face you’ve ever seen?! ;)the girl has places to go and people to see.. but she also has to use her arms for balance big time ;) high fives all around!and then we ended with the good stuff :)Mel and Jason, thank you for sharing your incredible girls with me and making me part of your family over the past 2 years! I can’t wait for many more adventures with your family in the years to come :) Happy Birthday sweet Kalli K!You can go back and see her 8 month portraits HERE! Happy Monday! :)

Adam and Caitlin- Whitehall Manor Bluemont VA Wedding Photographer

“There’s no music, no confetti
crowds don’t cheer, and bells don’t ring
but you’ll know it, I can guarantee
when the right one comes along
all that changes is only everything
when the right one comes along.”
-Sam Palladiohow gorgeous is Caitlin’s bouquet?! and those shoes! can’t believe she found the perfect shade of blush :)I think Adam was the first groom I’ve ever photographed to get that tie tied correctly on the first attempt… future JSP grooms, challenge extended!
a big thank you to my talented friend Jonathan for 2nd shooting for me for the day, this next image is his! first look excitement:I think I could shoot every wedding at Whitehall Manor and be perfectly happy!and this pup was the special guest of the day! Their dog Riley got to be a part of all the festivities and had free run of the entire property all day long! I’m pretty sure she’s the only dog in the world that’s calm enough to handle that, but I think it’s safe to say she had the best day ever :)how precious is she?!? Jonathan took this photo of their sweet flower girl: these guys were all kinds of fun:time to get married! :)Jonathan’s view on the left, mine on the right:Adam’s grandfather gave the sweetest blessing over the couple:Narrowing down photos for the blog is always the haaaardest thing for me to do since I have so many images that I love, so family formals don’t usually make it in. BUT I want to make sure to mention every now and then that I DO take them at every wedding!I don’t think these 3 could adore their brother any more than they already do:see that gentlemen in the middle there? he and his lovely wife raised the 8 boys standing next to him. EIGHT! Eight BOYS! Can you imagine? I asked him if he had written a book, he said “not yet!” :)I have a feeling that Cait spends a lot of time with Adam laughing til her belly hurts like she is in that photo on the left :)i LOVE it when a couple will sneak out for some sunset pictures! We caught just the veeery last little bit of the sunset, and it was totally worth it! another one of Jonathan’s from their first dance:Adam and Caitlin asked their DJ to kick off the dancing with Moves Like Jagger, which is a certain little flower girl’s favorite song :) clearly, she loved the idea ;) ooooh grandpa… this just might be my favorite photo from their reception :) he had some serious moves! I remember talking with Adam and Cait at their engagement session about how of COURSE cake was going to go everywhere on their wedding day, and I’m SO very glad they stayed true to their word ;) thank you both so much for allowing us to be a part of your perfect day! hope you had the best time in Bermuda! Venue: Whitehall Manor
Wedding Gown: James Clifford- Betsy Robinson Bridal
Florist: Wegmans Dulles
Hair Stylist: Julie Flury- Jewel Hair Design
Makeup Artist: Marquia Kinard- Blend Makeup Artistry
DJ: MSE Productions
Cake: Evan Sanderson with Sweets by E
Grooms Attire: Hugo Boss
Invitations: Sarah McCay

Andy and Jenna- Burnside Farms Portrait Session

“I may not know where tomorrows headed
or have the answer to every question
but whatever road we choose
I’ll always be a fool for you.”
- Green River Ordiance
We timed this session just right to see the peak of sunflower season over at Burnside Farms! The staff there is so wonderful, and allowed us to have the farm and the sunflowers all to ourselves for the evening :)I can hardly wait to photograph Jenna in her wedding gown this October! Won’t she be the most gorgeous bride?!these last few images are all favorites of mine :)i’m thinking this one should be a biiiig canvas for sure :)Happy Monday!

August 5, 2014 - 3:22 pm Lindsey - These photos are beautiful. Such a perfect location and couple.

August 5, 2014 - 3:58 pm Janelle - Beautiful photos capturing the sheer joy and love of you two!!!!! LOVE THEM ALL!

August 5, 2014 - 3:59 pm Dawn - What beautiful pictures captured of such a gorgeous couple! Love the sunflower and swing pictures!! Congrats and can't wait to see the wedding pictures!

August 5, 2014 - 4:03 pm Jessica - What amazing pictures!! You have captured the beauty in their relationship and the photos show just how much they are in love! Well done!

August 5, 2014 - 5:25 pm Theresa - Such beautiful pictures for a beautiful couple!

August 5, 2014 - 5:47 pm Judy Enlow - These are such beautiful pictures. Congratulations to you both.

August 5, 2014 - 7:47 pm Katie - Jenna you look so beautiful! We are so excited for you and Andy. Jessie, fabulous job as usual :o)

August 6, 2014 - 2:19 pm Wendy Oudeh - Beautiful picture for a beautiful couple, May God grant you many years of Love and happiness!

August 9, 2014 - 12:21 pm Callie - Such beautiful pictures!! So excited for you, Jenna! :)

Ethan: 4 Months – Aldie VA Baby Photographer

“My life gets brighter by the day
from how you shine
I don’t think you even have to try.”
- Dave Barnes
How does so much change over just 4 short months? Remember this little man from his newborn session back in March? Well these days Ethan isn’t that same tiny newborn, but an engaging, observant, and VERY talkative little man!  I get little glimpses of Ethan every week from Dan who has been my personal trainer for quite a while now, and is very quick to show off new photos and videos of his boy :) I love how at this age they are really starting to interact so much more; he’s found his voice and “talked” to us the entire time, and he was so interested in anything and EVERYthing around him, just taking it all in. It’s crazy to see little ones learning new things every day right before your eyes, isn’t it? one of my favorites :) I can only imagine how happy it makes Heather’s heart to see her two boys together… and gosh Heather is just one of the most natural moms I’ve ever met. I think every woman finds her way into that role of “mom” differently, but for Heather you can just tell that she was comfortable there from day 1, and that she’s so in her element when she’s with Ethan.oooh these two. apparently Ethan is already in training to be a ninja. and a surgeon. and a gymnast. and a piano player. and a soccer star. and about 8,971,742 other things that Dan is teaching him already :)Ethan, please forgive me, but I had to include this “but whyyyyyyyy did you put me down?!?” face ;)
yup, that’s much better :)big smiles for his mama:this next series of Dan and Ethan in their USA soccer jerseys just might be my favorite from the session… something tells me these men spent quite a bit of time in these jerseys over the past couple of months ;)I see that little smile behind those thumbs! oooh and that lip! this is another favorite of mine from this session… #reallife ;) let’s compare, shall we? :) I love seeing how much they’ve grown over just a few short months… here’s Ethan now at 4 months:and this was at about 8 days old! so crazy!a few more kisses and smiles for his mama:Happy Thursday! :)

August 1, 2014 - 10:20 am Heather - Jessie you are amazing!! Thank you for capturing our family so beautifully! I love everyone of these and can't wait for our next session! ❤️