Meet Jonah- Arlington VA Newborn Photographer

“heaven knows that it’s a crazy ride
it’s never perfect all the time
it’ll pull you down and send you flying
so baby, hold on tight on this crazy ride.”
– Michelle Branch
Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock05 It took miss Brooke all of 2 minutes to warm up, and then she gave me THESE gorgeous smiles the whole rest of the session! :) Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock06 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock08 I’m absolutely smitten with her gorgeous, crazy curls! Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock12 her little bear made an appearance in a good number of photos, and I really love that! it’s completely the stage she’s in right now, it went everywhere with her, and got those big laughs from her, so i thought it was completely appropriate to include it in some of the photos :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock14 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock16 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock19 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock28 love this one of Lindsey and her boy :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock31 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock33 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock37 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock42 another one of my favorites :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock45 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock49 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock54 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock57 this sweet boy slept almost the entire session! thanks Jonah! :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock60 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock62 love this one! kisses for baby brother :)Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock64 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock66 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock67 gah! my favorite! Mr. Jonah was showing off his muscles, and apparently he was pretty happy about it! Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock75 Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock76 and i’ll end with one more favorite :) Arlington_VA_Newborn_Photographer_Binstock81Thanks again for having me over for the morning! Can’t wait to see you all again! Happy Tuesday :)

Meet Isla- Leesburg VA Baby Photographer

“Her laughter fills my soul
and when I hold her I don’t want to let go
when it comes to her I can’t get enough”
– Andy Griggs
Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi02 Goodness gracious I could photograph 9 month old babies ALL. YEAR. LONG. and never ever get tired of this adorable, drooley, precious age! Miss Isla came over right on her 9 month birthday for some updated portraits, and reminded me for the umpteenth time why this is my favorite age to photograph :)Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi03 look at those little teeth! love those gummy grins :)Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi07 aaaand the drool :) this age comes with LOTS of baby drool!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi09 between her mama’s bracelets and her daddy’s button on his sweater, she didn’t know which one seemed more delicious!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi10 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi12 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi14 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi17 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi20 such beautiful ladies!Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi21 one of my faaaavorites :)Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi24look at Isla’s perfect little lips! Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi26 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi28 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi30 she’s ready to decorate! Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi38 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi42 Leesburg_VA_Family_Photographer_Lombardi45Thanks again for spending your morning with me! It was a pleasure to meet you all! :) Happy Friday!

Meet Aidan- Alexandria VA Newborn Photographer

“Sweet dreams til sunbeams find you
sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you
but in your dreams whatever they be
dream a little dream of me.”
– Ella Fitzgerald
Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale01 This handsome little man was apparently having some GREAT dreams during his session :) he was all smiles!Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale05 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale07 check out those dimples! too cute!Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale09 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale10 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale13 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale15 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale19 how sweet is Aidan’s bassinet? he looks so tiny in it.. for now anyway! :)Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale22 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale24 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale26 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale28 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale29 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale32 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale36 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale37 Aidan’s grandma made that quilt hanging on the wall behind him! and i’m so glad we were able to work it into his newborn photos :) Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale44 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale46 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale59 Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale64 quite possibly the biggest newborn smile I’ve ever seen! :)Alexandria_Newborn_Photographer_Evale65Colleen, thanks again for welcoming me into your home and sharing your sweet boy with me! Hope to see you all again soon!

December 18, 2014 - 7:38 am Laura Favret - Gorgeous pictures! Aiden looks so happy and mom does too :)

December 18, 2014 - 10:06 am Pat O'Brien - These pictures capture the love of a mother and son together. Pure happiness!!! Pat O'Brien

December 18, 2014 - 8:23 pm Jen Agnitsch - Love, LOVE, Love the pictures! Enjoy every moment!

December 19, 2014 - 11:52 pm Betty McIntyre - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful happy boy.

Dave and Julie- Arlington VA Maternity Photographer

“Life is always a rich and steady time when you are waiting for something to happen or to hatch.”
– E.B. White, Charlotte’s WebArlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters01 What do you do when your session gets rained out? you improvise! I don’t think I could love these photos any more even if they were taken on the most gorgeous sunny afternoon. There’s something SO special to me about being able to photograph a family in their home that I will never get tired of! We were even able to put the finishing touches on their christmas tree!Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters05 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters08 Lily is usually the Candyland champ, but this time Dave lucked out and made it to the candy castle before either of his girls ;)Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters13 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters14 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters18 one of my favorites :)Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters19 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters21 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters22 safe to say Lily is going to be the BEST big sister!Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters28 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters32 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters39 I know these next two might be a little different than my usual bright style, but I love them just as much! Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters43 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters46 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters49 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters52 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters57Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters58 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters59 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters61 Does your cat let you use it as a pillow? no? just Lily’s? :) Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters66 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters68 Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters70 and i’ll end with one more favorite! Arlington_VA_Maternity_Portraits_Waters71Can’t wait to see you again in just a few weeks for newborn portraits! :) Happy Monday!

January 26, 2015 - 6:19 am Meet Griffin- Arlington VA Newborn Photographer | Jessica Smith Photography | Wedding Photographer | Northern VA | Leesburg - […] -matthew west I’m so happy to introduce you all to Griffin today, the newest addition to Dave, Julie, and Lily’s lives! Safe to say he fits into their family in the most perfect way :) He has quickly discovered […]

Meet Journey Grace- Leesburg VA Baby Photographer

“When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.”
-J.M. Barrie, Peter PanLeesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell01 Miss Journey came over this past weekend for her first official photo shoot, just in time for christmas cards! :) Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell08 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell11 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell14 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell15 …. this one just might be my favorite ;) i’m pretty sure she was just yawning, but holy cow it makes me laugh every time! :)Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell17 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell18 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell21 she was so mesmerized by the christmas tree and all the lights! Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell25 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell27 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell33 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell34 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell36 sweet girl working on learning to love tummy time.. it’s not easy to hold your head up when you’re only 2 months old! Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell42 LOVE these next two of Shona with her best girl!Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell48 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell52gotta love her little ruffle butt!
Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell54 Leesburg_VA_Baby_Photographer_Bell57Happy Thursday! :)

December 11, 2014 - 8:11 pm Lisa - What a beautiful family. That "yawn" photo is priceless! Sweet baby girl, and lovingly captured in your photos, Jessie.