posed and candid portraits for todays family

Family Sessions

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Wether you are a brand new family or this isn't your first rodeo, I would love to have you in the JBP Family!

I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the floor of the car is covered in goldfish, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful.

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. Invest in preserving all stages of your family by booking a family session at least once a year. Albums are the best way to archive your images and enjoy them from day to day.

A session for every type of family

the details

Newport News, Va

the carnes

“She is a mom herself, and so she understands a lot of the stress that goes with planning family or special occasion photos. . I also love how great she is with the kids- they respond so well to her! ”


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Your gang. Your tribe. The people you have known your entire life- people that share your history and memories. 

How often does the whole family get together?
Weekly? On holidays? Or maybe everyone lives far apart and only all gather once a year... or less! 

There is no better time than now to celebrate your family. Take this opportunity to book an Extended Family Session to document your tribe today.

the extended
family session

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As unique as your family is. These sessions are low-stress and primed to capture your family as it is right now.  A favorite lovey, goldfish crackers, the firetruck that goes on every errand and even the family pet are all welcomed to be included!

We will capture some really great frame-worthy shots as well as some sweet candid moments. No two families or sessions are exactly alike! 

the Family 

posed and candid sessions
for todays family


Williamsburg, Va

joe + erin 

We have used JBP for 7 shoots now and have my next one scheduled soon! Aside from her talent and creativity- she makes it an exciting experience from start to finish! 


Colombia, Maryland

the daniels  

She really is a treasure. She makes the family photo a fun experience even with little ones




family portraits

Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. 


No one wants to look like a soggy, wet mess in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 

what do we do if it rains?


The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, you will need to submit a contract as well as a deposit. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 



If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

I have put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family 



Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and even feel like a deer in the headlights when I am in front of the camera. 

If you think you are going to feel awkward, don't worry! I coach you through poses and you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 



Your outdoor family session fee covers all pre and post session consultations, our time together during your session, the editing process, product delivery and 20 digital images of your choice. 

It is my mission to provide the best experience possible. This hybrid of inclusive and additional products gives you the best of both worlds! Not only will you receive the digital downloads you want, you will also have your pick of heirloom quality books and prints.

what is included in the session fee?


The Jessica Barrett Photography Collections are carefully selected print and digital products for you to choose from. You have the ability to shop from the privacy of your own home, and have everything delivered right to your doorstep! Easy-peasy. 

You deserve a fuller experience, I am here to help!

what are collections?


Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to view your images in the comfort of your home. 

Your private gallery is also set up to make ordering digital images, prints, canvases and books as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 


frequently asked questions


For booking details and availability for single family sessions please send a message via the form below. Portrait session fee is 250 for single family portrait sessions. Your session fee includes: a pre-session consultation, your session appointment and your ordering appointment. All products are sold separately. Printed portraits begin at 120 and collections begin at 790.

•Extended Family Session are 550 for the first household and an additional 100 per additional household. Due to the nature of of these sessions, the Extended Family Session fee includes a longer session time and digital images to document your entire family during their gathering!



 JBP Ambassador Program

What is the JBP Ambassador Program? It's an exclusive group of clients who work with me to bring new ideas to life in the studio while helping JBP reach all corners of social media. 

Apply to be part of the JBP Ambassador Program. Each one year contract covers 3-4 sessions with amazing perks! 

Click below to start the process:

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