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    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: November 2008

julia + josh {are married!!}

Oh my oh my…what a wedding.  Brett and I adore this couple.  Julia found me through a referral, and quickly became my biggest fan.  When we did their engagement session, she was so in love with her photos, and wrote me the sweetest email I’ve ever gotten about our photography.  It made me so happy to be able to work with them again, knowing how meaningful these photos would be to the both of them.  The wedding came quickly and was the perfect way to end our wedding season. (We get a couple months off!) Let me just say first, she looked stunning!!  Looking over the photos it was more like a bridal session/wedding because seriously, I just couldn’t take my eyes off her with all her vintage Hollywood glam.  Secondly, their friends and family are well, AWESOME.  I loved hanging out with those girls!! I could go on and on but enough talking, I’ll let you see for yourself. ;)

Her Mom and girlies help her get her “poof” on :)

We went out in her street and I tried to make her laugh.

This reminds me of a magazine ad.

Talk about a contagious smile.  She just lights up the room!!

Josh and Julia decided to see each other before the wedding and this was there first look. :)  That is Josh’s Mom back by the door.

The boys….

The cutest little man :)

The ladies…they so rocked out this photo!!! It was about 35 degrees out with the wind blowing FULL BLAST!!  When I saw what was happening with her veil, and the dresses, I started jumping up and down out of excitement (and I was freezing to death!)

Can you say new studio canvas??  I CAN!!!

Love this :)

Some photos of the two of them.

Julia can work that camera let me tell you. :)

Such a vintage couture look.

So glad someone came along and painted these windows for us to match her wedding. :)

Walking back to the car the sky was gorgeous.  They were frozen!

We went to a park after that, and captured some AMAZING fall color!!! ANOTHER FAVORITE!

No touching up of those blue eyes.  BEAUTIFUL.

blingity bling bling.

I just love the way her Dad is looking at her walking down the isle.  By the way, yes Tom you looked AWESOME too. :)

“Announcing Mr. and Mrs……”

The party began-and did not stop!!  At Josh’s request they walked into the reception with a “Blues Brothers” theme.  Julia started dancing, and basically never stopped.  Did I mention I love this girl??

One of the best reactions to a speech ever.

Their friends loved to dance.  Once the music began, I don’t think ANY of them ever sat down.

Julia and Josh thank you for inviting us to be a part of your special day.  You made us feel so welcome and we appreciated it so much.  We enjoyed getting to know your families and amazing friends, and you are so lucky to have the awesome bonds that you have.    We wish you two all the best and many, many years together!  Much LOVE!

:)  Jess and Brett

November 18, 2008 - 1:19 pm

Shannon Selim - love the ring photo, beautiful colors!

November 18, 2008 - 4:09 pm

julia - i can’t stop looking at them! every single one of these pictures is amazing, and you and brett did an absolutely spectacular job in capturing every aspect of our special day. I love the one of dad walking me down the aisle (especially your caption, ha!) and Brett totally rocked the ring shot with the leaves. I’m also quite partial to the one of me, my sister, and aunt walking down the street with my shoe peeking out from under my dress…but who am i kidding, i love them all and could go on for days, but i just want to tell you and brett that not only do we think you are amazing photographers, but you are amazing people too. That day flew by in such a blur, but you guys captured every memory so vividly that we will be able to look back and feel like we are there all over again and again and again. Thank you so much!

November 18, 2008 - 5:15 pm

Todd Bergmayr - Fantastic! The “Blue Eyes” photo is stellar!

November 18, 2008 - 7:59 pm

lucy - julia looks gorgeous! i also love that shot showcasing her gorgeous blue eyes. fun photos! as always, nice job jess and brett and jess.

November 18, 2008 - 8:08 pm

rachel brooke - beautiful and vibrant images! Can’t believe no retouching on the eyes – no fair!

November 18, 2008 - 8:41 pm

Sara Slaughter - Absolutely gorgeous photos…. every single one of them. Josh and Juj are going to have terrible time trying to pick favorites. Julia looked absolultely gorgeous. I especiialy love the one with all of us against the wall… that veil looks amazing. You guys were so great all day. We all had a blast.

November 18, 2008 - 8:45 pm

kathy tracy - Jessica, you truly captured the emotion of the day. We loved you guys and thank you for being part of it.

November 18, 2008 - 8:49 pm

KELLY TRACY - You guys are rockstars! Honestly cannot wait to see the rest of the pictures of Tom and how awesome he looks! Just kidding, but you really made my sister’s day come alive in your photos! Thanks….

November 19, 2008 - 12:34 am

Leeka - Amazing photos!

November 19, 2008 - 5:30 am

Alex - What a wunderfulend of your wedding season!

Truly awesome!

All the best

November 19, 2008 - 8:10 pm

wrecklessgirl - she is a classic beauty!

November 21, 2008 - 3:31 pm

aunt Michelle - I love these Pictures!!! I’m at work b/c my computer is on the fritz so I couldn’t view them at home and I showed them to my coworkers and they LOVE them!!!!
You look blissfully happy!!!!

November 22, 2008 - 2:01 am

gina - oh my! the two of them are wonderful, but julia…what a blast she had and you had… with her!
i can just hear her laughing!
yes, love the blue eyes, bridesmaids and her vintage shot!

November 22, 2008 - 2:32 pm

Kelley Nolen - Julia- you look so gorgeous..I love the pictures.

November 27, 2008 - 7:28 pm

Steve - Wow! Your pictures are fantastic, I really liked the long shot of the ceremony in the church, it just has a majestic feel to it :)

April 20, 2009 - 2:59 pm

heather + rodney {in love} » studio3z photography - [...] Meet Heather and Rodney!  Brett and I have known Rodney for years because he went to the same small private high school that we went to.  Heather is a very good friend of one of our favoritest brides ever, Julia.  [...]

cuteness overload.

Almost every night when I am feeding Gabriel his dinner and he is just about finished, he lays his head down on the table. Doesn’t really matter what is there before him- a plate of food, spilled drink, leftovers scattered around…down his sweet little head goes. That is my signal that it is time for him to head up to bed, and I think it is one of the sweetest little signals he gives to me.

He started hamming it up to the camera, when I said, “You wanna go nite-nite?”

Then he said, “No!”

Those eyelashes about melt my heart into a bazillion pieces….

The next morning…I had been working on the computer and I walked in the kitchen to find this scene.  He got in the cabinet and had his mouth as STUFFED as possible-as well as each hand, with ginger snaps.  I am just so glad he grabbed dairy free cookies because he has a milk allergy.  He still got in trouble though. :)

His mouth was so full, he had cookie juice dripping down his PJ’s!  YUMMY.

November 14, 2008 - 6:06 pm

Amanda - Oh my gosh, this is the cutest post! Kids of photographers are so lucky, they will have the most amazing pictures of their childhood to look back on someday! =)

November 14, 2008 - 8:03 pm

kylee - i looove his eyelashes! and what a funny little guy. :)

November 14, 2008 - 10:20 pm

lucy - oh gabe you’re so adorable! i wish i could hold you and talk nonsense with you. i think it would be pretty hard to be mad at such an precious little face.

November 15, 2008 - 12:57 am

holly rouse - gabey is just the sweetest baby.

November 15, 2008 - 9:50 pm

gina - jess, these are forever shots!
my fav ones are the 2/3rd…AMAZING!
his expressions are priceless!!!!
what a sweet little guy…makes me miss when mine were that little!

November 16, 2008 - 8:54 pm

tj - i love that you captured this little bit of mischief…absolutely precious. nate said he hopes that’s soy milk in that cup…

November 17, 2008 - 5:51 am

Alex - It´s soooooo cool :-)

in the last he looks like “Kruemelmonster” from the Sesame Street… I think it´s called Crunchy Monster?!?


November 17, 2008 - 12:01 pm

Maya - I love those ginger snap cookies! :) I might get caught doing that too! Ha! He is so adorable with his head on the table!!!

November 17, 2008 - 2:22 pm

esther - What a honey! I love the one of the box of cookies that is my Violet all the way. Hope you’re all well.

November 18, 2008 - 5:18 am

wrecklessgirl - mmmm, a kid after my own heart: gingersnaps.

November 19, 2008 - 2:47 pm

jason - love it!
and your narrations are great. really adds to the photos.

November 23, 2008 - 2:37 am

GregLaswell - i have a lot to learn from this little one….

a beautiful wedding day.

I made this slide show a few weeks back for my good friends Jessica and Tony to tide them over until their photos were done.  They loved it, and honestly I loved it too. :)  It has been sitting here and I thought, why not share it with my blog friends!!

I’d love to hear your thoughts….should we have more slide shows on the blog??

If 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 lots.

November 13, 2008 - 6:22 pm

Maya - I love it! Love the song choice!!!

November 13, 2008 - 8:48 pm

Amanda - Love it! The music choice is great, my son was jammin’ too. ;) That was a gorgeous wedding.

November 14, 2008 - 5:32 am

Alex - SHOUT:


great captures of the wedding. Love that one with the 3 little childs in front of the great ladies!
The singer of the band looks like Udo Lindenberg, a German rock legend ;)

Best “meine Freunde”

November 14, 2008 - 1:19 pm

gina - i definitely love the slide show and the music…nice piece:)
great shots/great day/beautiful couple.
glad you shared!

family of three. {a lifestlye session}

This little family came from Alabama to visit good friends and have a photo session with us! We had a beautiful fall day to work with, and we had fun running around to different places together. This family of three is composed of Dad Eddy, Mom Wanda, and adorable and bubbly Roxanna.

This photo makes me laugh, because it pretty much sums up this little girls personality- adorable, energetic, confident and happy.:)

After her Dad helped her climb up on a high fence we got some great shots beneath this beautiful, golden fall tree.

Eddy loves photos, and often he can be found taking them all over the place. When we were over in a different location, he looked over and LOVED what he saw: the green grass, blue sky with the tree line in back. This ones for you Eddy!

I love little moments captured when families are interacting together.

We had gorgeous fall color, and the most beautiful sun setting with us that evening. SO BEAUTIFUL!

Look closely…no seat in that chair!:)Isn’t she a cutie?!

One of my favorites of the family. So sweet.

Love her little “mini” shadow in the background.


One of my favorites.

Love this shot.:)

Roxanna and our daughter Priya are buddies. We shot a couple pictures of them together, even though Priya’s hair looked like a rats nest. Oh-well.:)Still love the shot!

LOOVE these next two…the colors, Roxanna, the whole thing is just beautiful.

Watch out!!! This little gal is a black belt.:)  Brett’s favorite for sure!!

Mom and Dad deserve some shots too!:)

Roxanna had some fun clothes.:)

I loved this shot from the moment I first saw it!!!:)~

Roxanna, you are a doll!!! And sooooo much fun to photograph.

Thanks guys for spending the afternoon with us!! It passed much too quick.:)Come back and visit us again soon please!

Jess and Brett

November 11, 2008 - 10:39 pm

Heather - Shut Up! So beautiful! I am counting down the days and stressing about the wardrobe :)

November 11, 2008 - 11:54 pm

lucy - awwww roxanna is such a cutie and sooo fun! i’m with brett – i love that “karate” shot! love the pic of them holding hands and the same one that you like, of roxanna looking up at them…that’s so precious. great shoot, perfect fall day!

November 12, 2008 - 12:00 am

Wanda (the Mom) - We love these photos! God has blessed you both with a special gift/talent of capturing special moments and expressions that most of us miss seeing each day. Thank you for spending so much time with us during the photo session. You made us feel special and we had a great time!

November 12, 2008 - 1:31 am

Leeka - I absolutely love all of them!!! You guys ROCK!!!! I love your work!

November 12, 2008 - 5:17 am

Alex - Hi Jess, Hi Brett :-)

Great light, great moments!


November 12, 2008 - 1:26 pm

tori - i come to your blog all the time and looovvveee your pictures! beautiful. this one as well!! great session :)

November 12, 2008 - 1:54 pm

gina w - hi jess:)
love how you captured her energy and spirit!
love love love the sneakers, shadow, tongue sticking out and jumping shots!
a fun session, no doubt. ;) g

November 13, 2008 - 6:24 pm

Maya - I love so many of them but the last shot is my favorite! She looks so natural in that one!

November 17, 2008 - 9:28 pm

Susan Solo - Each of those shots on the train tracks: love love love them all. Perfect.

November 19, 2008 - 5:45 pm

Roxanna Duke - Hi! loved spending time with y’all, had fun doing the photo shoot.
R Duke :)