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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: March 2009

erica + jacob {in love}

We met Erica and Jacob for the first time on the day of their engagement session.  Although they are planning to wed here in Cincinnati in May, they currently are living in Chicago.  We planned a few weeks ago for them to come to town for their engagement session, and we had a few events happen that made us wonder if things would work out…like my kids getting the stomach flu, and then her Mom threw Erica a surprise wedding shower!  But all worked out well, and we are so happy to work with these guys!  They are a great couple.  Very fun, at ease, and very much in love.  We like when couples are very much in love. :)  I can just tell by their personalities, that the wedding is going to be a BLAST!!  We can’t wait.

We began our shoot on the campus of Xavier University, because that is where they first met.  From the beginning they were laughing and having a great time….well, as good of a time you can have in 22 degree weather!!! They were so AWESOME, and did a fabulous job of not acting cold!

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The final days of two paths before they join to one.

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Snuggling to keep warm. :)

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We went inside for a little while for a warm up.  We had no idea that we would find such cool photo spots!

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Something about the lines in this….I just love it.

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HOTNESS.  LOVE these shots!!  And I love when I can use unique available light.

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We went back outside and it was snowing just a little bit.

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We found this cute little campus house, and I fell madly in love with these Moroccan style doors.

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My view….Isn’t Erica beautiful??!

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And Brett’s view.

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Then we drove up to an overlook of Cincinnati, not far from where they used to live in Mt. Adams.

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Above the bridge….

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Below the bridge.

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I really liked this area, and this is one of my favorites.

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I thought I would throw in one of Brett climbing, as usual. :)  He was so cold he couldn’t feel the buttons on his camera!

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Despite the weather which is so limiting, I LOVED this session so much!!

Erica and Jacob, thank you so so so much for making the trip down to Cincy and spending some time outside in the freezing weather with us!!  We think you guys are great, and can’t wait until your wedding this MAY!!! YIPEEE :)

March 2, 2009 - 7:38 pm

Annie@VarlandPhotogr - These are wonderful! I spent a year at XU and it makes me want to revisit the campus – I had forgotten how nice it was!

March 2, 2009 - 8:26 pm

Briony - These all came out so good! I love the staircase ones :) Great job!

March 2, 2009 - 11:16 pm

wrecklessgirl - um yah, so this is my favorite post yet!!! GORGEOUS! i love everything,…especially the locations and the processing. so beautiful, their closeness.

March 2, 2009 - 11:30 pm

Allison Davis - Wow! What a beautiful engagement session!! You guys took so many amazing photos of this couple! Great work! I love the indoor stairwell photo, the pic on top of the bridge and the first one is my fav- they just look so happy together! I love it!

March 3, 2009 - 4:48 pm

Kelly (Daphne Photo Studio) - LOVE the colors of these!! I have done tons of photo shoots on that bridge since I discovered it in college…its one of my all time favorite places to shoot :)

March 3, 2009 - 7:08 pm

mel - dig the shots.ya’ll are brave. i never shoot outside in these cold months. i cant believe they look so dang hot while they are freezing!! i like the cool toned filters too. makes the shots.

March 3, 2009 - 9:08 pm

Ashie - I miss Xavier….

March 5, 2009 - 5:42 pm

adam - stellar shots.
the stairwell shots are RAD :-D

March 8, 2009 - 7:43 pm

Erica - We LOVE the pictures! Our family and friends are raving about the preview! We are SO excited to have you as our photographers for the big day…which is quickly approaching! Thanks again — we are absolutely thrilled with your work :-)

March 8, 2009 - 10:34 pm

Cassie - What a beautiful couple…she has KILLER legs!!

March 13, 2009 - 12:35 pm

Leslee Mitchell - I LOVE LOVE this engagement session. This couple is so attractively stylish. And your comp is divine!!! Well done.

May 26, 2009 - 3:10 pm

kristi + dan {in love} » studio3z photography - [...] and Dan!  We loved hanging with you guys, and we look forward to seeing you this weekend at Erica and Jacob’s wedding [...]