NORTHERN VA Family Photographer

understitch photography



I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm an Alexandria & Northern Virginia family photographer, certified goofball, and chaser of glowy light.
I love taking portraits of all kinds, but I especially cherish photographing growing families and capturing the bonds between parents and their little ones. 💕 


Hi, I'm Jocelyn!

meet the artist






Arlington, VA

Grace & Kevin

From the very beginning, [Jocelyn] was so warm and kind, and the whole process of getting scheduled, picking a location, and making recommendations on outfit selection was extremely organized...
She captured our personalities, love, and laughter so beautifully, and I know we will treasure these pictures for the rest of our lives. 


Arlington, VA

Emily & Kieran

Jocelyn is a wonderful human being who also happens to take wonderful photos! ... She made us feel like we had the most well-behaved children (even when that wasn't quite the case!). Her organized options and help for outfit coordination, her attention to detail, and her overall attitude are what put her in a special category.


Alexandria, VA

Valerie & Jason

Jocelyn was a joy to work with! She has excellent communication throughout the entire process from inquiry, scheduling and beyond. I can't thank her enough for the patience she showed with our rambunctious crew and the incredible memories we now have to cherish forever. 


Springfield, VA

Meredith & Sean

We absolutely loved working with Jocelyn! . . . Her recommendations and style guide were very helpful in helping to select everyone's outfits and be prepared for the day. She also did an AMAZING job overcoming our moody toddler on the day of the photoshoot!


Alexandria, VA

Jackie & Brandon

[Jocelyn] did an incredible job with our family photos. She is the sweetest photographer with an incredible eye for detail and relationship - she truly captures the nature of the subject's emotion and connection to each other.


Alexandria, VA

Nora & Austin

Jocelyn did such a great job! She made our kids feel comfortable and worked so well with them when they were having lots of fun and also when they needed breaks. And our pictures turned out beautiful! She captured our family perfectly.


Alexandria, VA

Sommer & Stephen

[Jocelyn] is simply amazing. . . She is a pro at style advice and helping you look your best. The fast turnaround on sneak peeks and the final product was incredible! We are already looking forward to the next opportunity we have to use Understitch Photography!


Alexandria, VA

Angelina & Grover

Jocelyn made us feel at ease during our family photoshoot, expertly working with us and our toddler to capture beautiful, diverse photo memories that we will treasure forever! We love her careful attention to detail and the tips she gave us throughout the session to help us look natural and have fun in the process! 


Manassas, VA

Rebekah & Richard

Our experience with [Jocelyn] was outstanding!  She made us all feel comfortable and relaxed, recommended an amazing site for our photo shoot, and was able to capture photos of our twin toddlers (difficult to do!) that we will always treasure!


Alexandria, VA

Rachel & Moses

Jocelyn is very organized, professional, communicative and easy and fun to work with... Our little boy and dog were way too excited to be outside, but she was so patient and somehow magically made all these amazing pictures happen! 


Wheaton, MD

Carissa & Jeremy

[Jocelyn is] incredibly fun, has a clear vision, and makes you feel comfortable throughout the whole session. Doing a photoshoot with a toddler is no easy task, but she is so patient and makes what could be a stressful situation, really fun and enjoyable!


Wheaton, MD

Malynda & Bryan

Jocelyn was easy to communicate with and responded quickly to any questions we had. . . She did a great job working with our two toddlers that can be a handful! Most importantly, we have awesome photos of our family that we will always cherish.


Springfield, Virginia

Sarah & Jim

Jocelyn put us both at ease so the process was comfortable and memorable. The photos turned out so beautifully, that we scheduled another family photo session one year later.


Alexandria, Virginia

Brittany & Alex

[Jocelyn's] flexible nature allows for you to feel comfortable the entire session. She is the perfect balance of listening to what you want from your session without sacrificing her artistic eye, which makes for the most beautiful photos.


Haymarket, Virginia

Aurora & Duane

Jocelyn is amazing! She is super easy to work with, and takes great photos. We’ve used her for family photos for the last two years and will continue to do so!


Alexandria, Virginia

Erica & Matt

Jocelyn has been such a pleasure to work with on multiple occasions. Her photos are so full of light. Even my husband, who is not a fan of photos, requests Jocelyn’s work. . . We will have many more photo sessions with her!




Thank you!
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The best way to reach me is by filling out the form below. You can also email me directly at jocelyn@understitchphotography.com.
I look forward to hearing from you!

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