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! ❤️

Mike and Katherine are expecting! – Manassas Battlefield Portraits

“She’s got a baby inside
And holds her belly tight
All through the night
Just so she knows
She’s sleeping so
Safely to keep
 her growing
And oh when she’ll open her eyes
There’ll be no surprise
That she’ll grow to be
So beautifully
Just like her mother
That’s carrying”
- Colbie Callet
gosh motherhood is such a beautiful thing. it looks absolutely gorgeous on you, Katherine :)Mike’s son Zach tagged along for the session, so we made sure to make it well worth his time and threw him in some photos at the end :) love this next one!Can’t wait to meet that baby girl in your belly so very soon! :)

July 29, 2014 - 4:48 pm Dianne Mugerditchian - I am in tears! These are beautiful, and I'm so glad you got Zach and Michael together. Can't wait to meet Miss Scarlett♥♥ Michael's Mama:-)

August 18, 2014 - 5:21 am Meet Scarlett – Fairfax VA Lifestyle Newborn Photographer » Jessica Smith Photography - [...] 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 [...]

Meet Kenley Grace- Centreville VA Newborn Photographer

“I never knew
that I could love someone
the way that I love you”
- Ben Rector
every girl needs her tutu!it’s so crazy to see how tiny she is next to her daddy’s cowboy boots:and sweet Kenley has her own pair of boots, that seem to be weighing her down at the moment ;) i’m sure she will grow into them in no time at all!love her expression in this next one, almost like a little smile :)
this girl didn’t want to miss any of the action!
and one last favorite to end with:Happy Monday! :)

July 28, 2014 - 7:50 pm Katie - Love! Such a beautiful family! So glad sweet Kenley is here!

July 29, 2014 - 7:14 pm Grandma - Absolutely beautiful photos of a precious baby girl and her loving mommy and daddy! I can't decide which one I like best....L.O.V.E. them All!

July 29, 2014 - 7:33 pm Grandpa - Great pics! Looks like we are going to have to get Kenley her own pink cowboy boots.

July 29, 2014 - 7:44 pm Sharon smoot - Beautiful family. It's so sweet how Lacey just can't take her eyes off that sweet little Kenley. Hard to look away from a miracle. Good bless your family always.

July 29, 2014 - 8:50 pm Lewis Campanaro - Beautiful! What a good looking family. Hard to pick a favorite.....all are just perfect. Love and kisses to Baby Kenley Aunt Lin & Uncle Lew

July 29, 2014 - 8:57 pm Judy Doster - What a beautiful family! Kenley is adorable and looks like she'll have everyone wrapped around her little it should be! Enjoy every precious moment!

July 29, 2014 - 10:14 pm Brian Jacobsen - All so very beautiful...especially like the one with the cowboy boots! Uncle Brian

July 29, 2014 - 10:34 pm Sherri Gribble - Such beautiful pictures!! Beautiful moments captured to always remember these precious first days.. Grandma and Grandpa have quite a challenge in front of them. How do you choose from such amazing pictures? Congratulations to Robby and Lacey!

July 30, 2014 - 9:17 am Lewis - Beautiful family..So happy for you both. We can't wait to get our hands on little Kenley...enjoy every moment. The best is yet to come. Melia and Rowan are so excited to meet their new cousin...more girls!!! Lewis, Heather, Melia and Rowan

July 30, 2014 - 10:03 am Nana - Pictures of Kenley & family came out so so beautiful!! Lacey and Robby will cherish forever!!!!

July 30, 2014 - 10:21 am Auntie - OMG Beautiful! Love them all! Can't wait to give her hundreds of kisses. Another beautiful girl to add to our family!

July 30, 2014 - 1:23 pm Diane DeChellis - Love, love, love all the pics! Cannot wait to meet Kenley Grace!!! Love you all!!! Deda and Frankie


July 30, 2014 - 9:05 pm Haylie - aww Baby Kenley is so cute!

July 31, 2014 - 12:15 am Great Grandma (GG) & Great Grandpa (Papa) - We love these photos. Can't wait to get some to brag to everyone.

August 1, 2014 - 5:42 pm Ramona and Tom - Kenley Grace is a precious baby. She favors her mom in some pictures and looks like her dad in others. We loved seeing all the photos! Ramona & Tom

August 1, 2014 - 9:02 pm Kimberly Lemli - Beautiful baby Kenley!!!! These pictures are amazing. We can't wait to meet her. Sending lots of kisses! Love Ryan, Kim, Cousin Poppy, and McGee

August 12, 2014 - 10:42 am Laura - Love these pictures! Kenley is so adorable and I am so happy for your guys!! Laura

Gabriela: 8 Months- Vienna VA Family Photographer

“oh darling, don’t you ever grow up
don’t you ever grow up, just stay this little.
- Taylor Swift
As soon as I arrived I got to spend a few minutes with sweet Eliana while Gabriela was finishing up her nap. Aren’t her gorgeous brown eyes the best?!We finally had to wake Gabriela up from her nap, and she wasn’t too thrilled with us. Don’t worry, baby girl, I feel the saaaame way about being woken up too early :) sweet sisters:Gabriela was hilarious watching these bubbles, she really was not too sure about the whole thing ;) love those sweet curls!gosh those big brown eyes would melt me every time! The girls are being baptized this month at their church, so Kristy asked if we could do a few photos of the girls in their special dresses:Happy Thursday!