Portraits by Jessica

Portraits by Jessica Jessica Scharpf is a natural light portrait photographer. She loves capturing local families and children in the Northern Virginia area.

Jessica Scharpf is a portrait photographer located in Ashburn, Virginia. She specializes in photographing families, children, and pets in the Northern Virginia area. Jessica has an undergraduate degree from James Madison University in Fine Arts and Photography and spent many years working in a local portrait studio.


I received my official "winners badge" via email. Thanks again for all the love and support!


Book your Spring session now! April and May sessions are going quickly!


So happy to see the photos I took for Play, Work or Dash displayed on this beautiful ad. Check out this amazing and unique childcare and workspace located in Vienna!

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Karen Cleveland's novel, Need to Know, was released today! I am so honored to have the headshot I took of the author displayed in the book jacket!


Too much cuteness 💕


Hello everyone! I hope 2018 is off to a wonderful start for you all! I have been nominated for Hulafrog's Most Loved Family Photographer. I would be so grateful if you would take a moment to vote for me. (The contestants are in alphabetical order. Scroll down to Portraits by Jessica and click on my photo to vote.) Thank you so much!

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Happiness is getting to photograph your cousins' families in the snow 💕


I love how this photo captures how much fun this kid is!


Perfection 💕


I hope you all are enjoying the snow as much as these guys! (And yes, I totally made my kids dress in their matching Christmas pjs to secure the perfect snow photos.)


I just love my job. Capturing moments like this never gets old.


These four are adorable.


This sweet girl 💗💗💗


When mom and dad just want a picture alone... 😂


I love everything about this picture.


I am so thankful for all of my clients who have kept my business growing in 2017. Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful families I have had the pleasure of working with this fall. I wish you all a Thanksgiving filled with family, love, and laughter.




Seeing these three always makes my heart happy.


Happy boy!

What I Wish I Could Say to Moms Who Hate Their Pictures.

I sat down to write something with a similar message a couple of weeks ago and was unable to get out the right words. Lucky for me, someone else came out with the right words and another local photographer friend posted her message.

Moms, I beg of you, take it easy on yourself. You are beautiful just the way you are. Your children do not care about your weight or clothing or makeup. They only care about the love you give them.

Photos serve so much more purpose than the perfect social media post or the perfect Christmas card. They are memories for your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren to carry with them long after we have left this earth. Believe me, you are most certainly beautiful enough to belong front and center in those memories.

  I’m in the middle of busy season here at the studio…and I mean BUSY. I’m talking living on coffee, no sleep, and haven’t fixed my hair in two weeks kind of busy. My house is a mess, th…


I just love these two cuties!


This is the most adorable outtake I have seen in quite some time.


Such sweethearts!


These three melt my heart. I have been photographing this sweet girl since she was a newborn. 💕


Sweet siblings ❤️


I love this sweet family! I have had the pleasure of photographing them for the past three years.


I adore these two sisters 💕


Proud big brother and baby sister. Those cheeks!


Brotherly love


Oh my goodness! Suspenders plus that mischievous little grin!


Stunning mama and her sweet girl


I just love photographing these three!


💕 These two 💕





Ashburn, VA


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