I'm so stoked that you've stopped by! I'm Jocelyn, the photographer behind Understitch Photography. I've been in business since 2016, and I feel so incredibly lucky to do what I do.

The first thing that people tend to notice about me is that I'm very petite. 4'11" in fact (my goal in high school was to make it to 5'0", but you can't have everything, right?)! The second thing is that I love to laugh, and I laugh often. I talk, laugh, direct, and encourage almost non-stop throughout my sessions! I love meeting and connecting with new families and couples, and my clients often tell me how comfortable and relaxed I help them feel when I am photographing them.

I believe that portraits and lifestyle photos have an incredible power: the power to capture the relationships we have with each other, the joy and love we share, the nostalgia of passing times, and the excitement of things to come. There's a kind of magic that happens at every portrait session, and that's what keeps me in it for the long haul!

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!

Alexandria FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER.
GOOFBALL EXTRAORDINAIRE.
LOVER OF NAPS, FRENCH FRIES, AND YELLOW SWEATERS.

Hi, I'm Jocelyn!

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My hubby is an impossible combination of sweet, nerdy, athletic, and totally hunky - I like to call him the unicorn of husbands. ;) He also assists me on every session!

Manuel

my husband 

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I'm no Broadway talent, but I'm usually doing one or the other (and sometimes both)! I love most kinds of dance but am especially fond of Salsa, Cha-cha, and Viennese Waltz.

dancing

singing +

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There's nothing quite as exciting as traveling somewhere new and learning about another culture or language. I lived in Milan for a semester of college and have always cherished that experience!

new places

traveling to 

my favorites

I believe that the perfect portrait session includes a balance between lightly directed, candid-style shots, and traditional, eyes-on-the-camera shots. Traditional portraits sometimes get a bad rap nowadays, but they don't have to be stuffy or canned - I promise, I won't make you feel like you're recreating your cap-and-gown yearbook photo! ;)

My aesthetic can be described as warm, vibrant, and luminous. I love shooting in sunny weather whenever possible, but cloudy days have their own unique beauty as well! No matter the weather, you can be confident that I am positioning you in the most flattering light for consistent, beautiful results.

style

my photography