Jessica Monte Photography

Jessica Monte Photography

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Hi Jess. Loved our one on one at Blend. Let's meet again sometime - when I am not at Selma.
happy birthday hope your day is wonderful full of joy and love

Studio owner and Master Photographer

Jessica Monte is a fine art portrait photographer in Washington, D.C. for 8 years. Her work has been featured in national and international publications. Her client list includes athletes Kirk Cousins, Jordan Reed, and Darryl Tapp as well as Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Jessica has also photographed Loudoun County Supervisor Tony Buffington, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, President and CEO Tony Howard, author Kennedy Quinn, Kathleen Buchanan, Dr. Zach Casagrande as well as many successful CEOs in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Her corporate clients include Baird Financial, Deltek, Metro Offices, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, and Pet Supplies Plus. And her work is on display in thousands of homes in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She has the gift of seeing the best in others and capturing that with her camera. Jessica understands how to light each client to look their best and she is keen on fashion and style so as to be able to direct her clients to select the most suitable clothing for their portrait session. It is her mission to deliver classic and crisp photos of her clients for their personal and professional lives. A big part of getting natural smiles and looking your absolute best in front of the camera is being comfortable with your photographer. Jessica has a way of making everyone feel at home with her. She is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, a studio owner and a fine art portrait photographer for 8 years. We are a fine art portrait photography studio based in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia and Loudoun County region. We photograph people: families and children, headshots for business and personal purposes, and high school seniors and graduation. We specialize in fine art portraiture with a goal to create timeless, beautiful photographic wall art for our clients. Our goal is to capture your big moments, create beautiful wall art for you, and help you cherish the special moments and people for generations. Jessica Monte is a Master Photographer and has had her photography featured in national and international publications. Why you should be excited about your session Portraits with Jessica Monte Photography are customized for the client. We photograph clients in our Brambleton studio, at their homes, as well as other beautiful outdoor venues around the Washington, D.C. metro area, Fairfax County, great Loudoun area, the National Mall, Prince William and Montgomery Counties. The surrounding photographic locations offer such a variety of options that every client–no matter their taste–can find a beautiful spot to create gorgeous images. From the first phone call to planning your session, meeting for your portraits and then working together to create the perfect photographic installment for your home, you can expect a first class experience. We take our time with our clients and make it a priority to create photographs that our clients are guaranteed to treasure. Our photography and where we work Jessica Photography: Specializing in portraiture: child portraits, family portraits, modern glamour photography, high school senior and graduate photography, businesses and professional head shots. Jessica Monte and team are based in Ashburn, Virginia and work locally with clients from the areas of Northern Virginia, Maryland & the Washington DC metro area: No.VA, Aldie, Alexandria, Arlington,Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Mclean, Reston, Sterling, South Riding, Tysons Corner, and Vienna, as well as Southern Maryland: Bethesda, Carter Rock, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Our photography studio is located in Ashburn, Virginia off the Dulles Toll Road, 495 Beltway, Route 66, Fairfax County Parkway, and Route 7. Nationally, Jessica Monte Photography has worked in Connecticut, Maryland, greater Virginia and Pennsylvania. We are available for travel nationally and internationally.

Friends, I wanted to share a few photos from my family's beach getaway (though it's impossible to get away from the pandemic). Still, we were grateful to see the ocean, go swimming and take in the sunsets. Wishing you and your families health, safety and happiness during this time. Hugs, ~Jessica

Jessica Monte Photography's cover photo

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Friends, I love my county and my home community in Loudoun County Virginia. I am saddened that in 2020, my home county has a Confederate statue in front of our county courthouse. Would you please take a moment and sign my petition to take down the Confederate statue in Loudoun County? It is a symbol of white supremacy and racial intolerance, and the statue glorifies those who turned their backs on the United States.

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#blacklivesmatter #equalityforall #democracynotconfederacy #justiceforall

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Friends, I have exciting news!

First, now that Loudoun County Magazine is a 501(c)3 organization, we also have a new mission: to support the production of a digital and print magazine by students enrolled in Loudoun County Public Schools. Two charter schools that are the home base for the program include Briar Woods High School in Ashburn and Park View High School in Sterling. Students from across Loudoun County are encouraged to apply.

Also, I'm going back to graduate school in 2021. I'm studying for the GRE and applying for teaching positions right now.

I plan to work with existing photography clients until I am hired to teach.

I've also stepped down from my role as the Director of Community Outreach for the NOVA Diaper Bank. You can still donate diapers at my house though, 😉

That's all for now. I hope you are all safe and healthy during this crazy and scary time.

Loudoun County Magazine Loudoun County Public Schools

Hugs, ~me

Mask On (Lizzo's "Good as Hell" Covid-19 Parody)

The last two weekends, our family had fun producing a song and music video that we're calling "Mask On." Thank you Lizzo for the inspo, thank you Annabelle Monte and Levi Monte for having fun with this, and thank you Matt Monte for knowing a few things about music. Lizzo CDC PURELL Disney+ The Mandalorian Stranger Things

With 40 days in quarantine, we needed something to do. Here is our rendition of Lizzo’s catchy song “Good as Hell” as inspired by current events.

Jessica Monte Photography's cover photo

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Sweet sunset in Loudoun County.

Homeschool life. It was fun for a little while. Today I made a few rules:

1. Have fun.
2. Get your work done.
3. Ask, what can I do about it?
4. No complaining!
5. No cell phones.
6. Wear clothing.

By not complying with rules 2-6, students lose their cell phone and laptop for the rest of the day.

#homeschoolife #getitdone

Over the weekend, we loaded up the car with the kids and the dogs for what I'm calling social distancing “park hopping." We routed 3-5 parks with the hope that 2 would still be open (some are technically open but parking lots are closed). We landed at Claude Moore Park, the Potomac Heritage Trail and Algonkian Park. I shot the sunset off of Snickersville Pike last night.

Friends, I'm excited to share happy news with you today. Over the last few months, I have been thinking about returning to the classroom. In the longterm, I hope to be able to teach at Northern Virginia Community college or another student centered institution. I last taught at NOVA, as we call it, back in 2006 before I had my daughter Annabelle.

Over the last 13 years, I have been able to build my life around my children and family which has been my #1 priority since I became a mother. My children, my husband, and my community will always be the center of my life. I am grateful for being called to work as a photographer because it has allowed me to earn a living and meet amazing people in the D.C. area. I feel so lucky that I have been able to work as an artist. And I've been able to contribute financially to my family and to my community through this work. Much of the volunteer work I have been asked to do over the years has called on my photography skills. I met many of my closest friends through my photography business.

As my children get older, I have decided to find a way back to higher education and the classroom. I am applying for teaching positions and I have started tutoring ESOL students through Loudoun County Public Library. I'm studying for the GRE and will begin applying to PhD programs in the coming months. The entire process, should I be able to go back to school with a fellowship full time, will take me about 5 years. If I do not receive a fellowship, then I plan to teach part-time, go to school part-time and continue as a photographer part-time. And yes, I will continue to support Loudoun County Magazine and the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank because my community is important to me. Education and poverty alleviation are two causes that no matter where I earn a living, I will always work on behalf of.

In this photo I am sharing today, I am tutoring one of my ESOL students Kenny over Zoom. We started our sessions in February and will finish his 8 weeks over video chat.

I want all of my photography friends and supporters to know that I am so thankful for all of you and I hope you will support me as I make a transition back into teaching.

Have a great day!

~Jessica

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to photograph minor league baseball player Mark Rueffert, who is coaching here in Northern Virginia. I had a great time shooting high key images for him.

To reserve a photo session with me for the month of May, please email me at [email protected] or call 703-327-7340.

I frequently work from home but today I tried something new for a meeting with the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank where I handle community outreach and public relations. Today we “zoomed” to discuss the ongoing and growing demand for supplies among our local families here in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Zoom is a wonderful tool in that it allows you to meet with multiple people online. I also like that it has a screen sharing capability so that you can show your coworkers what you have been working on. Has anyone else tried Zoom or do you have a recommendation for other video chat applications? If yes I’d love to hear from you🙌🙌🙌 Together we can #stopthespread

Happy St. Patrick’s Day☘️ Our little leprechaun Phinn is enjoying a beautiful day at home and in our backyard. #stpatricksday #leprechaun #dog #dogsofinstagram

Cherry Blossoms March 15, 2020

Yesterday at sunset I photographed the cherry blossoms in my neighborhood. I used a Nikon D810 with a Nikon 24-70 2.8 vr and a Nikon 35 mm 1.4. I set the ISO to 200 and took most shots at f/2.8 with shutter speeds between 1/100 to 1/500. When I switched to my 35 mm, I shot primarily at f/1.4.

Yesterday at sunset I photographed the cherry blossoms in my neighborhood. I used a Nikon D810 with a Nikon 24-70 2.8 vr and a Nikon 35 mm 1.4. I set the ISO to 200 and took most shots at f/2.8 with shutter speeds between 1/100 to 1/500. When I switched to my 35 mm, I shot primarily at f/1.4.

Today my husband Matt and I are celebrating 15 years of marriage. Marriage is hard work. To my husband Matt, thank you for always loving me, for lifting me up during hard times and for holding my hand and being beside me during the good times. Here’s to the next 50 years sweetie💕 I couldn’t imagine my life without you. @ Brambleton, Virginia

It's always fun to catch up with old friends at their photo shoots! I met Doug and his wife over 15 years ago and enjoyed them and their baby boy as guests at my wedding. Old friends are the best friends, right?

I am so honored to have had the chance to photograph this incredible woman. Whenever I see her, she is always taking on another big project to make positive change in the world. She's definitely a leader who I admire! Thanks Tanja! Congratulations to you on your book, your non-profit, TEDxWomen and of course the work you do on conflict resolution! #changemaker

It may be chilly in D.C. but spring isn’t far away. I can’t wait to start shooting spring Senior portraits🙌🙌🙌 Message me for details👆👀 #isitspringyet #dcphotographer #northernvaphotographer #loudouncountyphotographer #jessicamontephotography #seniors

I recently had the chance to hang out with these super fun guys for an on-site headshot photo shoot. If you're looking to book your company's headshots, remember that I do offer group rates and I travel with an on site stylist: http://www.jessicamonte.com/professionalheadshotsession/

To reach me directly, call 703-863-3601 or email me at [email protected]

“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful."

-- Albert Schweitzer

In 2020, go for it! Whatever it is that sets your soul on fire🔥, do that! And of course, when you need professional images for your business, let us know how we can help. Amazing photos📸 can help launch that dream to make it your reality. Call 703-863-3601 or email [email protected] Monte.com #washingtondcphotographer #dcphotographer #loudouncountyphotographer #headshots #headshotphotographer #jessicamontephotography

Art is and always has been there for me. Whether with my camera or the written word, art never lets me down. Sometimes I may figuratively tear up my pages, but the opportunity to re-create is there in the next shot or word. What brings you hope?✨ #artishope #artislife #artislifeisart #burningman #jessicamontephotography

Fresh year, fresh new you! Update your professional headshot with Jessica Monte Photography in the month of January and receive a $50 credit towards an additional image! Email [email protected] or call 703-863-3601.

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Dura Eurpos and Other Art at Yale’s Art Gallery

So grateful for the opportunity to view Dura-Europos which features the earliest known depictions of Christ from 235 A.D. I especially appreciated the fresco that may depict the Parable of the Ten Virgins. More on that, other art now at Yale's Art Gallery, and my college days at Southern over at the Jessica Monte Photography website.

http://www.jessicamonte.com/dura-eurpos-and-other-art-at-yales-art-gallery/

jessicamonte.com Over the holiday break, we drove up to Connecticut to visit family. We stayed at the Omni Hotel in New Haven which is located across the street from one of my favorite college clubs near the Yale …

When you accidentally order socks with your face all over them (yes this really happened), you give them to someone you love, like your dad, on Christmas. And yes, he plans to wear them to work. Well done AB. #bestgiftever #facesocks 🤔😜

Annabelle is ready to ring in the New Year 70s style. Love the Goodwill and Party City for retro looks. I’ll share Matt and Levi’s looks as the night goes on. #elvisglasses #boogie #fringe #thathair #goldbelt #bellbottoms #happynewyear2020

As 2019 comes to an end, I can’t help but think about the lessons I’ve learned in the last year.

1. I learned, or rather remembered that my time is valuable and should be spent on my priorities, like my daughter Annabelle, my son Levi and my husband Matt.

2. What I love more than anything in the world is learning. Whether it’s through experiences, hearing people’s stories, connecting with others’ lives, seeing a film or art show or traveling, I feel most alive when I’m learning.

3. It’s good to let go and be open to change.This year I went through many changes. Many were good, some were hard, and yet I can look back now and see that all were needed.

In 2020, I’d like to enjoy a simpler life. I’d like to be more present for my family, help and serve my community, and make time for myself. I’d also like to have more fun😉 since I have a tendency to push myself too hard.

Wishing you all a peaceful and happy new year in 2020✨ Much love, Jessica

*Photo credit Michelle Naurock #2020 #goals #purpose #simplicity #family #health #time #lifeisbeautiful #change #lettinggo

Christmas Day was so good. Presents, a nap, and a long walk with the dogs.We had a little Christmas miracle too because I cooked! Prime rib (for Matt and the kids), sweet potatoes and caramelized onions, roasted broccoli and butternut curry coconut soup followed by homemade chocolate mousse on brownies. Matt and Levi gave me an A. Annabelle Monte, my foodie, said, “Good job Mom.” Phew! So I think I’ll give this cooking thing another shot over the holiday break. Wishing everyone a happy Christmas night☺️✨🎄 @ Brambleton, Virginia

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah friends🎄🕯❤️ #merrychristmas #happyhannukah #loudouncounty #washingtondc #jessicamontephotography

Thank you Yong Joo and JPS Law in Tysons for selecting me as your headshot photographer. JPS Law has been a longtime client and I've gotten to know the attorneys at this firm over the years. Everyone I have photographed from this firm loves their job and the firm's founder, JP Sherry. It's always fun to photograph happy people, ;-)

While I've been busy with headshot sessions this fall, I'm always grateful for my family portraits. Recently, I photographed this beautiful family. To reserve your family photo shoot, either outdoors, on location or in the studio, please email [email protected] or call 703-863-3601.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to photograph the beautiful and artistic Olivia for her senior portraits. An expat from the Bahamas, Olivia is bringing her off shore sensibility to Loudoun County and the U.S. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes next! #loudouncountyseniors #seniorportraits #seniorphotos

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to photograph the beautiful and artistic Olivia for her senior portraits. An expat from the Bahamans, Olivia is bringing her off shore sensibility to Loudoun County and the U.S. I can't wait to see what she accomplishes next! #loudouncountyseniors #seniorportraits #seniorphotos

Today I squeezed in a photo shoot for my girl Phoebe who got groomed for the first time. These are a few of my favorites. In the last shot you can see my daughter Annabelle adjusting Phoebe’s bow and keeping her happy with treats. #girlsbestfriend #picoftheday #jessicamontephotography @ Brambleton, Virginia

Thank you to Touching Heart and my friend Kim Moehnke for inviting me and Loudoun County Magazine to be the official media sponsor at Touching Hearts Evening of Champagne, Macarons, & Connections. I met so many inspiring people and my eyes were opened to the dire need for medical care in Uganda. The event supported the expansion of Village Neyondo Clinic in Kampala, Uganda which is staffed by a single nurse. It was an honor to participate in and support Touching Heart and the good works they are doing. @touching_heart_ @jessicaashleyevents @chefscape @purelovemacaron @jmorrisflowers #touchingheart #loudouncounty #care #givingback @ Chefscape

Thank you Lauren for coming into the studio for a fun headshot session with me and my team! Make up by Jenny Balbuena Enchanting Beauty #jessicamontephotography #loudouncountyphotographer #dcphotographer #ashburnphotographer

Our Story

A little bit about us

Jessica Monte is a fine art portrait photographer based in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. She also owns a photography studio in Ashburn, Virginia. Jessica Monte is a Master Photographer and has had her photography featured in national and international publications.

From Jessica: I love to photograph people: families and children, headshots for business and personal purposes, and high school seniors and graduation. My goal as your photographer is to create and deliver timeless, beautiful photos that my clients love. I am honored to be included in your family’s big moments, your personal goals, and in the visual aspect of marketing your business and employees.

Why you should be excited about your session

Portraits with Jessica Monte Photography are customized for the client. We photograph clients in our Brambleton studio, at their homes, at places of business, as well as other beautiful outdoor venues around the Washington, D.C. metro areas: Fairfax County, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, and around the National Mall. There is so much to choose from in the D.C. area! We are happy to provide such a variety of options that every client–no matter their taste–can find a beautiful spot for a successful photo shoot.

From the first phone call to planning your session with Jessica, you can expect a first class experience. We take our time with our clients and make it a priority to create photographs that our clients are guaranteed to treasure. Our photography and where we work Jessica Photography: Specializing in portraiture: child portraits, family portraits, modern glamour photography, high school senior and graduate photography, businesses and professional head shots. Jessica Monte and team are based in Ashburn, Virginia and work locally with clients from the areas of Northern Virginia, Maryland & the Washington DC metro area: No.VA, Aldie, Alexandria, Arlington,Ashburn, Centreville, Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Leesburg, Mclean, Reston, Sterling, South Riding, Tysons Corner, and Vienna, as well as Southern Maryland: Bethesda, Carter Rock, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, and Wheaton. Our photography studio is located in Ashburn, Virginia off the Dulles Toll Road, 495 Beltway, Route 66, Fairfax County Parkway, and Route 7. Nationally, Jessica Monte Photography has worked in Connecticut, Maryland, greater Virginia and Pennsylvania. We are available for travel nationally and internationally.

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Portraits with Jessica Monte Photography are customized for the client. We photograph clients in our Brambleton studio as well as other beautiful outdoor venues around the Washington, D.C. metro area, Fairfax County, great Loudoun area, the National Mall, Prince William and Montgomery Counties. The surrounding photographic locations offer such a variety of options that every client–no matter their taste–can find a beautiful spot to create gorgeous images. From the first phone call to planning your session, meeting for your portraits and then working together to create the perfect photographic installment for your home, you can expect a first class experience. We take our time with our clients and make it a priority to create photographs that our clients are guaranteed to treasure.

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Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00
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