essica Semonite Photography


A bit more about me:
Virginia Native, went to Virginia Tech, Army spouse until my husband retired, live in Mechanicsville, I am a bit of a plant enthusiast, I love competing in triathlons & running marathons, I'm a bit of a crafty person, I am super outgoing and quirky, and I love to laugh!!!

Hey there and Welcome to my page!!! I'm so glad you are here and I can't wait to chat about what you envision for your session. I want to capture the journey that is motherhood and becoming a family, starting with maternity, to newborn, and hopefully each milestone after! I think everyone deserves beautiful family photos and I'm all about providing a wonderful experience paired with amazing timeless art to hang on your walls for years.


yEARS in business


years together


Types of houseplants currently in my house


I love to make an impact

Whether it's with color, a pose, a concept, or the attire, my goal is always the same - to give clients the best experience and have them walk away with beautiful art they and their family will cherish for generations. When I was a kid, my grandfather would take me to art museums and my grandmother gave, and still does (when Covid restrictions get lifted), tours at the National Gallery of Art in DC. I didn't appreciate it as much then, mostly because all I could think about was getting a soft pretzel when the tour was over, but I get it now! Art is timeless and photography doesn't fall far from that tree.

Memories that last

My goal is to provide a unique experience as well as photographs for you to cherish for many many years. Each package includes prints of all images to make it super easy to pop right on your wall or in a frame.

Go Big or Go Home

I have been known to make my own props, dresses, headpieces, as well as spend hours scouting locations or websites for the perfect backdrop. I can't get enough as an artist, when I see something I can build or make I go for it. I take the ideas or images from clients as inspiration to give a fresh and unique perspective along with my style. 



Are you ready to create some art with me?