dancer at heart,

I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I started Understitch Photography in 2016 and have loved capturing joyful, vibrant, and authentic memories for families and couples in Alexandria and Northern Virginia over the years.

Whether you're engaged, newlyweds, or about to expand your nest, I would love to work together and commemorate this special time in your lives - let's make some magic!

Hi there, I'm Jocelyn!

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family & maternity

Jocelyn is so talented, easy to get along with, and highly professional. My husband and I had never had our portraits taken before, so we were nervous about a maternity photo session, however, 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, just before my husband deployed. She is always keeping an eye out to ensure that the photos are taken in prime conditions to produce beautiful works of art.

- sarah & jim

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Jocelyn was a dream to work with. She was sweet, funny, and patient—and managed to get a ton of beautiful shots despite the fact that our little one was overtired. She was graciously willing to meet with us very early on a Saturday morning because of our time constraints, and her turnaround was very quick. Our images are everything we wanted, and we will treasure them for a lifetime!

- HAnnaH & BarRETT

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Jocelyn is the bravest photographer I have ever met. Never afraid to climb, lean, crouch or travel for the perfect shot, her 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. I always recommend her to my friends wanting photos in the DMV and will continue for as long as Jocelyn is working there!

- brittany & Alex

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When I say I'd love to help you pick outfits for your session, I really really mean it!! Hint: pastels, neutrals, and jewel tones are going to be your best friends!

I majored in textiles and apparel in college.

My hubby is an impossible combination of sweet, nerdy, athletic, and totally hunky - I like to call him the unicorn of husbands. ;)

I'm married to the man of my dreams. 

I also lived in Milan for a semester, and the Duomo in Milan is one of my favorite buildings in the world!

I speak three foreign languages (Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and Spanish).

Portrait sessions (family, maternity, engagement, and/or anniversary) start at $450 and include high-resolution images delivered via a secure, private online gallery, as well as personal printing rights. Upgraded packages also include a curated selection of premium printed products.

For more pricing info, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page! :)


Wedding collections start at $2000 and include at least 6 hours of coverage, high-resolution digital files, and personal printing rights. Upgraded collections include a complimentary engagement session. Second shooter coverage, additional hourly coverage, and albums vary by collection.

For more pricing info, please contact me using the form at the bottom of the page! :)





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