Portrait sessions go beyond just taking photos! My goal is to make the whole photo process as seamless and straightforward as possible. I'm here to help with everything from location recommendations to wardrobe styling!

Click through below to see what to expect in regards to the planning process, the session details, and the delivery timeline.


I want to hear all about your family and what you envision for your family portraits! At this stage, we will chat about session availability, location recommendations, and any special requests you might have. If you decide that we are a good fit, the next step is securing your session date and time with a deposit and signed portrait agreement.


Once your session is booked, you'll get exclusive access to my family style guide, complete with tips on how to choose a cohesive color scheme, classic outfit ideas for the whole family, and my recommendations on where to shop. Fun fact: I majored in textiles and apparel in college, and I love helping families coordinate outfits!

The SEssion

Bring your best smile and a sense of adventure as we create magic together! Throughout the session, I will lightly direct you to get the most beautiful lighting, the most flattering yet natural posing, and the most cohesive backdrops. Your resulting gallery will include the perfect mix of candid, lifestyle photos, as well as some more traditional, smiling-at-camera photos.


Can't wait to see your photos? I can't wait for you to see them either! All morning sessions include a same-day sneak peek on social media (next-day sneak peek for evening sessions). Even better, you'll receive your full gallery of photos (via a secure, password-protected online gallery) within just three days of your session. It's the next best thing to Amazon Prime! ;)


After your session, you will have the opportunity to buy prints and other printed products (e.g., canvases) directly through the online gallery. Printing and displaying your photos gives you the freedom to enjoy them anytime in your home, and not just on your screen!

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.


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 . . .We will definitely use her again!


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. 


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

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!




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All family and portrait sessions begin at $850 and include:
  • a pre-session consultation
  • access to my exclusive family styling guide
  • full gallery of high-resolution digital photos
  • delivery within three days of your session
  • personal printing rights

For more details on my portrait collections and what is included, please contact me by clicking on the link below!