intimate moments captured
I specialize in natural light photography. In doing so, I believe it allows me to tell the most intimate real stories of your families in stunning settings. My approach to photography is a combination of both lifestyle and fine art. For newborn and family sessions I focus on capturing those tiny little details that make up the every day of your lives together. For fine art child sessions, I let your child's personality tell the story - enhanced by over the top concepts and wardrobe allowing them to fully immerse themselves in a little bit of make believe.
Whether it be a new baby, a family, or child fantasy session - I'll be sure to catch those fleeting moments so that you can enjoy them for a lifetime.
let's take that every day magic and turn it into memories
Newborn clients tend to reach out around the 6th or 7th month of pregnancy. I only take a set number of newborn clients per month to ensure flexibility with scheduling - so the earlier the better! Family and child session clients should book 4 - 6 months in advance as my calendar tends to fill up quickly. Occasionally I will have more last minute availability. Simply fill out the contact form and I'll send over an email with more information on pricing and options. Once we've selected your session date, there's a retainer and contract to complete the booking process. Once both are completed, you are officially in my calendar and your appointment is set!
1. Say Hello
2. Planning your session and wardrobe
Once you've booked with me I'm in full planning mode. From selecting your location, to helping with your wardrobe styling and offering feedback - I'll take care of the little details so you don't need to stress! I will help you select the best color pallete for your family's wardrobe, and additionally will provide links to my most favorite websites for shopping. I can even offer specific clothing options and build looks for each individual family member! With fine art child sessions - we will come up with an amazing theme and wardrobe that speaks to your child's creativity and personality from start to finish.
3. Your session date is here!
On the day of your session, we will meet at our selected location ready to have FUN! I like to capture my families in their most natural state - running, tickling, playing and laughing. We will take walks through fields, skip stones in the creek, tell silly jokes and laugh until our bellies hurt. With newborn sessions, we will shoot in the comfort of your home where I can photograph you in your most relaxed environment. I like to have you interact with each other as naturally as possible - no "look here and say cheese!" during any of my sessions!
I am ALL about those real, unposed smiles and tiny moments.
4. your photographs
Following your session, I go through your images and will select the best "keeper" shots to edit and deliver. The only images that do not make it into your gallery are ones with awkward in between movements, duplicate images, or closed eyes. My sessions are all inclusive - meaning, I do not put a limit on the number of images you will receive! No need to worry about picking your most favorite images or deciding which package you want and worrying about what moments captures you may never get to see again. You will receive your ENTIRE fully edited, high resolution image gallery! All images are fully edited and retouched. Once completed, they're uploaded into an online gallery where you have immediate access to view, share, download, and optionally order heirloom quality wall art and prints. Session galleries are made available approximately 3 weeks post session date.
all inclusive Sessions starting at $800
all inclusive Sessions starting at $1000
all inclusive Sessions starting at $1200
I'm based in Baltimore, MD and additionally serve the surrounding areas of Annapolis and DC. Sessions are shot in my client's homes with a candid, lifestyle approach. To ensure flexibility with scheduling, I only take a limited number of newborn clients per month! Please be sure to reach out around your 6th or 7th month of pregnancy to get your due date on my calendar.
Fine art Child sessions
Let's make magic!
Fine art child sessions are whimsical and the most amazing opportunity to capture your child's spirit and personality. We will work together to create a fully stylized concept with wardrobe included, that represents who your child is at this moment in time. From play swords and river rafts to over the top couture dresses, we'll find what makes their hearts sing.
The here and now. That's what family sessions are all about. I too often hear from clients that they wish they'd booked sooner. Time is a thief and your children will only be this age once.
I will capture your family in a beautiful, natural location where all your love and laughter can shine through, and we'll have a ton of fun in the process. No stiff smiles, I promise!
"I cannot speak highly enough of Jessica and her work. The moment you meet her,
you're comfortable. Is there anything more important in family photos?
I promise you, you will be thrilled with every single image! " - Jessica G.
"Jessica is pure magic. You might have grumpy children, an impatient husband, or impossibly tight, but oh-so-cute boots that are cutting off circulation to your toes, and yet STILL, Jessica captures those priceless, precious moments between you and your loved ones. She snaps that camera lens and then those moments are yours forever to cherish! Her keen eye for gorgeous lighting is just the cherry on top. Somehow she catches beautiful moments that you don’t even remember happening." - Helena H.
"Jessica is great! She always gets my kids to smile and they have fun in the process. Her ideas and set ups are so creative. She is awesome at helping pick out outfits for everyone so that our pictures looks amazing each time. GO with Jessica, you will not be disappointed!!!" - Holly Z.
"We booked a session in the sunflowers with a 2 year old and 7 month old... Should have been a train wreck, right?? Nope. Jessica was amazing with my fussy toddler who started like Velcro. She had a few sessions scheduled but we didn't feel rushed at all. She got great baby smiles and even my photo-hating husband suggested we do a yearly family shoot...with Jessica." - Caroline K.
I would love to learn more about you and your family! Please reach out with session date requests, and any questions you may have.