This beautiful family was so fun to work with. They met me in Arlington on a warm winter night, and I couldn’t believe how perfectly their outfits and the location’s neutral tones all went together.

Grace was absolutely glowing. She’s the kind of mama that makes pregnancy look effortless. I loved getting to preserve memories for her and her family during this sweet and fleeting time.

I’ll also share the gorgeous outdoor newborn session that we captured together a few weeks later — coming soon!

Outdoor family maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor family maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor family maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia
Outdoor winter maternity session in Arlington, Virginia

Jessica Slaunwhite is an Arlington newborn photographer.

She specializes in film photography and capturing babies and families.

Jessica is based in Northern Virginia, but is available for travel to

destinations near and far.

I was so lucky to capture Riley while she was still in her mama’s belly, and then again in the days after she came home from the hospital.

We took our time in her light filled nursery, while her sweet mama nursed and told me Riley’s birth story. I always ensure parents that we’ll take our time during their newborn session, following baby’s lead and trying to relax a little bit — even though I know that those first days all blur together and parents of a newborn never really get to relax.

The next time I saw sweet Riley, she was a few months older, and SO much bigger. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Is there anything that changes quite as quickly as a baby growing up?

Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, VIrginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.
Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer. Lifestyle newborn photography in northern Virginia.

Jessica Slaunwhite is an Arlington, Virginia newborn photographer.
She specializes in pregnancy, lifestyle, and family photography.
Jessica is based in northern Virginia but is available for travel
to destinations near and far.

Baby Luna. Such a precious, tiny girl.

I remember during this session feeling the overwhelming love surrounding baby Luna. Her parents were just in awe of their girl, and even just being so tiny and new, I could tell that she already was their entire world. Dad played the perfect lullaby on his guitar, mom held Luna close and warm so she could get nice and sleepy. It was a beautiful morning capturing the most beautiful new family.

Film lab: Photovision

Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.
Cozy DC newborn session on film. Washington, DC newborn photographer.

Jessica Slaunwhite is a Washington, DC film photographer.
She specializes in pregnancy, newborn, and family photography.
Jessica is based in Arlington, Virginia, but is available for travel
to destinations near and far.