jess + tony {in love}

Jess is one of my GIRLS. I had mentioned in a post below about my girlfriends, that we were all there but “little Miss NY”….well this is her, the gal who left us, to go find herself in the big city. What she ended up finding was something unexpected-the love of her life, who just so happens to be from Cincinnati as well (cool huh?). And let me just tell you…we all approve:)He has passed all tests with flying colors, and although I have only had the chance to meet him a couple times, the love he has for my friend is just OOZING from him. That’s pretty awesome.

Tony had something really fun concocted for the night of our session. Jess and I had been planning the pictures for a few weeks, even before the official “proposal” had happened. They knew they were getting married and were already making plans. They were just missing the “formality” aspect. The ring was coming, but it was taking some time to be made. The week before our session, Tony contacted me and told me about his plans. He told Jess the ring wouldn’t be ready until sometime in June. Although she was worried about not having the ring for her engagement pictures, this was the only weekend they would be in town until the wedding, so we had to do the session. When she called me asking if that was stupid, I just said, “Ah, no problem! Who needs a ring for engagement photos…seriously.” I knew all along that Tony was planning to take her to a beautiful overlook of Cincinnati in Eden Park and propose to her minutes before we met them. Although they are both from Cincy, their memories together are in New York. So as part of his proposal he made a movie of himself in one of their special places, listing all the reasons he was so crazy about her and how special she is to him. Then he proposed to her. We arrived about 2 minutes afterwards with Jess still all teary eyed.

On cloud 9.

so so happy and in love….

She has such GORGEOUS eyes.

Tony’s only request: chucks shots.:)

Proving he would do anything for her…

So beautiful.:)

Then, another surprise!! A BIGGER surprise. While doing the barb wire shots above Tony says, “Hey lets go do some shots up in Mt. Adams!”  We knew that was the cue, so we headed up there.  Little did Jess know that Tony had ALLLLL of their family and many friends waiting to congratulate them inside of an awesome (yet tiny) pub called the Blind Lemon.  She was so surprised.  It made my heart happy that everything worked out so perfectly for them.

J + T, we can’t wait for your wedding in about 3 months!  It is going to be just beautiful, and Jess you are going to be one of the most gorgeous brides ever.  Tony, we are so glad Jess found someone who loves and appreciates her whole heartedly, and we can’t wait to get to know you more and more.:)Much love you guys!!!

~Jess & Brett

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May 31, 2008 - 5:05 pm

rebecky - All of them are incredible, jt4 is my favorite. Cute Couple- So happy for my Jessica that she has found such a great guy to spend her life with because I think the world of her. Your right Jess Z, she is going to be a Beautiful bride. now we all have to wait for that HAPPY DAY.

May 31, 2008 - 5:18 pm

jessica & tony - jessica & brett,

these pictures are absolutely brilliant! you captured the essence of our relationship. the pictures really speak volumes. thank you, thank you, thank you for using your gifted talents in making this one of the most memorable moments of our lives.

much love,

jessica & tony

May 31, 2008 - 10:02 pm

lucy - awesome pics! jess is, as always, gorgeous! they are such an adorable, fun couple. i love the way tony looks at jess. they’re so in love. awwwww….

June 1, 2008 - 4:56 pm

jess w. - jess and tony, these really capture how much love you have for one another — what sweet, tender pictures. i am SO looking forward to september!! :)
once again- amazing job brett and jess!

June 18, 2008 - 10:49 pm

Mamaw Patty - OK … hope you’re all happy as I sit here crying my eyes out! Jessica – Congratulations! I pray that you and Tony have a wonderful life together. I can’t wait to see the wedding photos. My, time flies by way too fast.

You’ve always been such a dear friend to Becky and our whole family (I still love the photo of you and Nathan inside the old Camry – it highlights your eyes which 3Z captured here). We love you! Thanks for being a part of us!

Patty Downs

BTW – the photos are all GREAT!!!

July 10, 2008 - 10:54 pm

Annie - These are fantastic!!! You guys do such a great job!

September 4, 2009 - 6:11 pm

updates + a look back. » studio3z photography - [...] you want a refresher on these lovely people, here is their engagement session and here is their wedding blog post. If you can’t tell, I love them [...]

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