• studio3z photography {the blog}

    If you have landed here...bless your soul.  Welcome to our little tiny corner of the cyber world, based out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Below you will see favorites from our sessions we do professionally, and also loads of personal nonsense that we hope at least will entertain you.  If nothing less, you can keep up on our adorable children.  Really, they are worth the trip back here time and time again in and of itself.

    My name is Jess.  My hubby is Brett.  We are crazy about each other, our 4 babies, and our art.  Welcome to our world.

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Monthly Archives: September 2008

we are home + a treat for us!!!!!

We are back and rested from our trip….but more on that later.

One of the things that made our 12 hour car ride with 4 kids pass like nothing, was knowing that today our dear friends Bobbi + Mike would have a blog preview of photos they took of us!!!!  I have been a follower of their blog for a long time, and it was an absolute DREAM to have them shoot us.  We had a TOTAL BLAST with them, and they captured images that have left us speechless. Here is a sampling, but please visit their blog HERE to see them all!!!  Leave them some comment love too! :)

Ummm….yeah. SO us.

I think this is my favorite photo of us ever.  Yep, it is.:)

LOVE TO YOU Bobbi + Mikey!!!!

September 29, 2008 - 5:03 pm

Kelly - I gave bobbi+mike some love too…but WOW…seriously these are amazing! You two are so precious together :)

September 29, 2008 - 5:05 pm

bobbi+ - YAHOOOOOOOOOOOSKI!!!!!!!! WE LOOOOOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUUUUU!!!!! Can’t wait to hang out again :) DUH-TOWN!

September 29, 2008 - 5:27 pm

wrecklessgirl - oh heavens me!!! heavenly!!! i love them…you guys are GORGEOUS. truly.

(and seriously, i’ve been thinking about you ALL WEEK…i kept wishing i had your celly #.)

September 29, 2008 - 9:01 pm

holly rouse - you are probably the most beautiful couple ever.
OH, and yay for bobb+mike. their blog is on this list of blogs i stalk.

September 30, 2008 - 12:53 am

lucy - you guys are too cute. i love them jess. you are a hot tamale…and brett’s not too hard to look at either! :)

September 30, 2008 - 1:07 am

jaz - you guys look like supermodels.
you can move to LA, take photos, and model in your spare time.
can’t wait to see more of them.

September 30, 2008 - 2:15 am

Dana - WOW WOW WOW! These are SO incredible and beautiful.

September 30, 2008 - 4:25 am

Alex - Ohhhhh… good to have you back!

And this awesome pictures of you :-)
What a great opportunity to be photographed as a photographer from this special photographers ;-) (what a sentence)

Love from Germany

September 30, 2008 - 7:33 am

esther - Wow! How could you ever pick a favorite? You guys look amazing together. Glad you guys had a good vacation.

September 30, 2008 - 11:16 am

Cathy and David - We were lucky enough to snag Bobbi+Mike for both our engagements and our wedding photos and it’s such a fun experience. :) If we ever renew our vows we know who we’ll call. :)

September 30, 2008 - 12:06 pm

adam (3) - hey there…i 2 am a stalker of bobbi+mike.
happened to see there new post and thought to myself….wow we have lots in common with this husband wife photo team.
your imagery is pretty rad….and you rock in front of the camera 2.
anyway….its good good to see other photogs from the nati.

see ya around.

September 30, 2008 - 1:26 pm

ohana photographers – david & kimi b - how awesome and lucky to be photographed by thee rockin bobbi+mike!!!! we heart them! they did as usual and amazing job! love the “spider monkey” shot!! too much fun!

October 1, 2008 - 4:42 pm

jess w - wow. and wow. that’s pretty much all that’ll come out! you guys really do look like models! b&m are truly sooooo so uterly and magnificently talented!!!!!

October 1, 2008 - 6:48 pm

Annette@TripleCord - Fun, Fun, Fun!!!

October 2, 2008 - 11:04 am

Jeff Schaefer - Hi guys. I just discovered you from Bobbie + Mike.
Being in Cincy also, I just wanted to say hi.


October 6, 2008 - 9:58 pm

Mandie - LOVE these shots! How awesome. Being a photographer, I think we forget to take time to have portraits taken to freeze OUR lives in action! Great job on having your portraits done, you guys look ridiculously in love! :)

October 9, 2008 - 2:46 pm

Maya - Love these! You two are stunning!!! Bobbi and Mike did awesome as always!

Hello from Edisto Island, SC!

Wow, how I have missed my blog.:(

We are enjoying our vacation despite the weather being a bit cold and windy (fun at the beach!). We have not had internet access much, but their is this SUPER TINY “bookstore” that has internet, so I thought I’d share a quick picture of the kids. We had one beautiful sunset and let me tell you, we made the MOST of it!! Loads of photos to come!!!:)Hope you all are doing well, and it will be back to regular scheduled blogging as of Monday.

Priya is holding Gabe, and then Adin and Riah are next to her. No photoshop, so I couldn’t put my “studio3z” frame on it.

September 25, 2008 - 4:17 pm

bobbi+ - speechless.

September 26, 2008 - 4:31 am

Alex - Hi 3z´ers ;-)

Seems you have a wonderful vacation!
Love the light.


Hope to have you back on monday.

Best from Germany,

September 26, 2008 - 10:55 pm

lucy - i miss you guys.

September 29, 2008 - 1:33 pm

Maya - Looks stunning! Hope the weather warms up a bit for you!

September 29, 2008 - 9:47 pm

rebecky - I love this picture of the kiddos. So loving and playful. Sweet Z babies.

September 30, 2008 - 1:08 am

jaz - beautiful shot. beautiful.
can’t wait to see more of these too!

family of four, soon to be five. {a lifestyle session}

One of my favorite little families.:)These are my friends Jessica and Michael and their two precious girls Alayah and Jade.  We met up at a beautiful park where they enjoyed a nice family picnic before running around and exploring the gardens.  The girls were just cute as could be, and their little personalities are about as different as could be.  Just watch….

Here’s Jade.  She’s almost 2, quiet and sweet.  She also has some rockin’ glasses.:)

Alayah was starting to warm up to me here.  She is 3, and fun and active with a personality that is ON!!

Jess and Michael trying to keep the kids calm:)  HAAA!!  I think this is more REAL.

Moving on from the picnic, we walked through some beautiful gardens.  The girls had fun talking about all the colors of the flowers.

I think they were singing here with their Mama.

Jade puts her glasses back on.  I just LOVVVVE this age so much.

Two benches.  Mom, Dad, and Jade on the bench on the right-Alayah insists on the left.  Did I mention she may have a liiiiiittle ounce of stubbornness?  Just a little. :)

We convinced her that the right side was the cool side.

I love this moment.

Could this little sweetheart be any more precious??

Smelling all the flowers.

Jade let everyone smell her special pink flower.

The girls were telling me about the brother that is in their Mama’s belly.  I can’t wait to see this family with their first baby BOY!!

GORGEOUS.  Her eyes are just out of this world.

I got some great shots that really showed off Alayah’s personality quite a bit.  Choosing was insanely difficult. I love these of her.  SO MUCH.

So Jade decided to try and eat her special flower.  When Mama said, “Ewww.  That doesn’t taste very good Jade,” she stopped.  When her Daddy acted like he was going to eat it, she made such a funny and adorable face.  I am just in LOVE with that last one!

Alayah jumped in the fountain.   I love the way she is holding her little finger on the side.  Jade looks on to her daring big sister.

A moment with just Jess and Michael. I love it too.

Thanks for hanging with me guys. It was so fun, and I hope these images captured your family at this moment in time very well. Pretty soon the dynamics will be changing up a bit in the family, and I can’t wait to photograph THAT BABY BOY!!!! Best to luck to you Jess with the remainder of your pregnancy. Love to you guys! Kisses to Alayah and Jade from Jesse!:)

***EDIT***Just spoke to Jess and they are STILL without power. If you didn’t hear about the storm that rocked Cincinnati, OH read 2 posts below.  Jess can’t see her blog yet.  It has been 6 days without power. :(

September 20, 2008 - 12:37 pm

Melissa - These are really good pictures of the family! Sorry about your situation Jess & Michael. We pray for power very soon!

September 24, 2008 - 7:22 am

Alex - Hi Guys :-)

Again awesome family shots. Like the sunglasses of the cutie :-D

Did you see our few portraits from the child on or blog?

Best from your german friends,

September 24, 2008 - 9:26 am

Maya - I’m melting over the one of the two girls on the bench with Mom! So sweet!

September 29, 2008 - 10:06 am

tony - darling pictures! yes, i said darling!

September 29, 2008 - 2:34 pm

jess - I love these pics the best of all. I thought my kids were cute but man!!! j/k let me know when i can view all on line. We have power but it took all week. We still have trees down but we are working hard to get it all done before the winter. Thanks again Jesse for another great shoot!!!! Jess

September 30, 2008 - 9:01 pm

jodie - great photos! we just had our little guy after two girls (ages three and under) and seeing these photos makes me wish I had done a family shoot before our baby boy joined the family! great job at capturing this crazy time in their life!

January 29, 2009 - 5:10 pm

welcome asher. {a newborn session} » studio3z photography - [...] I came to photograph Asher when he was 2 and a half weeks old.  He was only a little over 6 lbs. when he was born, so he was still a bit of a peanut….but ALERT.  He would look right in my camera, and when he would start to drift off to sleep, my shutter would make him peek open his eyes…almost like he was afraid he was going to miss something!  If you frequent my blog then you may know this beautiful family.  The last session they did with us was this past summer and you can find it HERE. [...]

July 24, 2009 - 3:52 pm

asher {six months} + his family. » studio3z photography - [...] Family when Asher was  in the belly [...]

some studio3z news.

Also, we leave for VACATION on Saturday morning so any emails or calls passed Friday evening will be returned on Monday the 29th!:)

That’s all.  Much LOVE.

September 18, 2008 - 4:19 am

Alex - Hi Jess & Brett,

have a nice trip and enjoy your stay!

Best from Germany,