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    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: November 2009

breanna {studio3z senior}

Brett and I went out on a beautiful fall day to meet Breanna for her Senior photos .  She was a little nervous at first, but it seemed to fade away pretty fast. :)  Having her Mom and sister there was wonderful.  Breanna is a a sweetie, and we had such a great time!  She has such an eccentric style that I just adore.  She was also up for anything, and was willing to play along with any crazy idea we had. ;)





She has such AMAZING magic eyes….they changed color with each of her outfits.


The lighting in these were just unreal…combined with the fall colors, I was in heaven.


LOVE this photo.






cutie. :)





Thanks Breanna for choosing studio3z for your Senior photos! :)  Brett and I wish you all the best at Ohio State next year!

November 17, 2009 - 12:09 am

Nicole Paulk - These are incredibly beautiful…gorgeous light and love the fall leaves! :)

November 17, 2009 - 12:37 am

Kamaria Talley - Oh yeah! I literally screamed when I saw you posted this! Breanna, I love her! This is so exciting and these are so beautiful! Okay I’m done with the over excitement.

November 17, 2009 - 8:16 am

adam(3) - stellar sesh.
light was perfect :)

November 17, 2009 - 10:38 am

mel - you do such an amazing job at the upward angle shots. the trees and sky always look sooo awesome. breanna, i like your hats. very cool.:)

November 17, 2009 - 4:51 pm

esther - Beautiful girl!!!

I have to say I love your family pics on the top of your blog, so sweet! Hope you guys are all well.

November 19, 2009 - 12:11 am

holly - breebree, you are the most beautiful girl in the world, i swear it.

November 19, 2009 - 10:37 pm

Dana Halvorson - Jess and Brett-
Love-love-love-love the image 5th down. Beautimous.I think senior sessions might be my favorite.
Breanna- good luck at Ohio State. :)

November 21, 2009 - 7:57 am

Jaqueline (alemphoto - So cute! i love the light and the place that you choose! beautiful! congratulations!

studio3z order deadlines + some randomness.

I find it incredibly hard to believe that this year is already nearing it’s end- YIKES!  I’m a bit nervous to whip out my list of “what I wanted to accomplish in 2009″…but maybe I should so I can hurry and try to do them. ;)  But before I jump tooo far ahead of myself, I wanted to make sure and  let clients know our print order deadlines.

If you would like to place an order for prints, canvases, or DVD of your files, you must send me your order by December 1st (at the latest) to receive it by Christmas. Was that a little absurd to bold the whole line?  I just wanted to make sure you saw it. :)  Also, If you have a special circumstance (like a resent session or one coming up), please let me know if you have any questions regarding holiday deadlines.  If you are a past bride or groom and would like to order your wedding album with our current pricing, you must have your order in to me by December 31st.  Any questions at all, please email me at info@studio3z.com.

On to a little randomness….

While we were out doing photo sessions in California we also had a great time visiting with Brett’s brother Jason, and meeting up with some of our friends who are out there.  We mentioned in one of our posts from our trip out to LA last spring that Brett randomly found one of his good college buddies from New Mexico living less that a mile from his brother in LA!!  It was so cool seeing these guys reconnect last March.  Of course we had to hang out again with Amery and his lovely wife Felicia, and they had us over for an authentic New Mexican dinner….my husband was in FOOD HEAVEN, with green chile stew.

We began with a drink that Jason made of muddled cilantro, tequila, and Negra Modelo.  I was surprised how wonderful it was.  HERE’S the recipe from Jason’s site.


One of my favorite things about California is the food.  We love different types of food, and LA is chock full of variety.  Below is one of our breakfast places we went to.  I was laughing at our food…Brett and Jason got all the healthy stuff, and my food was all brown (but freaking good).


Another place we went to was “Street.” A restaurant that serves street food from around the world.  LOVED the menu.



Brett and Amery, being themselves.


A sweet photo of Amery and Felicia. :)


Felicia and little ol’ me.


Two (precious) brothers.


Happy weekend to you!

November 13, 2009 - 7:25 pm

Barb - Jessica, you’re so beautiful and you and Brett make everywhere you go and everything you do look beautiful. Oh….and that last pic of the two brothers….HOT!

November 13, 2009 - 8:29 pm

betsy - Man your brother’s have some crazy strong genes.

The 3 Kings are going to come and visit you sometime. And it will feel like LA to us. : )

Miss you soul sista! (Light at the end of the tunnel is coming! We’ll be depressed we aren’t shooting in no time!!) hA!

November 14, 2009 - 7:01 pm

Kim dalton - so funny to see brett and jason having the same camera-stare-down expression!

November 18, 2009 - 1:55 pm

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ryan + steve {are married!!}

We had a hot Cincinnati day when Ryan and Steve came in from Chicago for their engagement session a few months back, but their gorgeous fall wedding was a little more on the chilly side.  The weather turned out great considering you never really konw what you will get with an October wedding.  The sun was shining just gloriously, and the crisp air made the perfect accent to their simply elegant day.


Ryan got dressed at her Mom and Step-Dad’s beautiful home.  They have an abundance of big windows with natural light pouring in, which happens to be my favorite thing in the world for preparation shots.


Ryan’s friends were all so incredibly wonderful and sweet.


The light…it made this shot just PERFECT.


Meanwhile the guys were all off getting ready….Steve was a little bit nervous according to Brett, and after he put his suspenders on over his tee, he had a good laugh.  I love it. :)



Ryan’s gift to Steve was pure GENIUS…a bottle of wine for major events in their life.  Brett asked if the one labeled “Our First Baby” meant, drink it and go make a baby, or drink it after the new baby??!  Haaaaa.


Ryan was stunning!!!


All the girls were just PERFECTION…so incredibly elegant.


The guys were quite handsome as well!  Love this shot.


This made me laugh.  They had not seen each other yet…Steve and Brett were eating ice cream, and as we walked up behind them someone on the street was honking at Ryan!!  Steve (nervous, but acting so cool) mixed with Ryan’s reaction to the person yelling….I just love the energy of this shot.:)


Then some portrait time for us!!!  Thank you sun for meeting us out there that day.


FALL IS MY FAVORITE SEASON.  These photos below explain why.



Brett, your mad skillz amaze me.


Ryan’s flowers (done by Robin Wood) were so incredibly beautiful!!


Steve with his brother and nephew. :)


This was our first Jewish wedding, and we were so excited to be a part of it.  You may or may not know that Brett studied Hebrew and lived in Israel for a while in college.  He was beyond thrilled to be  part of the Jewish traditions involved in a wedding ceremony.  If I recall correctly, this was right before our after the signing of the Ketubah.


Then they had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at Ault Park.  The sense of family and tradition was so prevalent at this wedding.  Steve’s cousin was their rabbi.




A few more shots together as the sun begins to set.


Love this photo…so much. :)


Some details of the day….

Ryan’s Aunt is an owner of The BonBonerie, so she had an exquisite cake.


The toasts were funny, heart-felt, and touching.



And the DANCING!!!

This is my favorite photo of the Horah that I have seen!  The best reaction ever.



they danced, and danced, and danced….


Such an amazing celebration!!


Ryan and Steve, we can’t thank you enough!  Your wedding was just perfect in every way, and it was such an honor to be there and be a part of it with you. :)  We hope your honeymoon to Spain was AMAZING and relaxing.

Brett and I wish you all the best in the years to come, as you drink a bottle of wine in celebration of each special thing! ;)


November 11, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Liz - LOVE these photos, guys! I went to my first ever Jewish wedding in October and it was SO FUN! I loved all the traditions so much that I blogged about them. :) Anyway, ya’ll captured this beautifully! Love it!

November 11, 2009 - 4:39 pm

Nicole - gorgeous photos!! :)

November 11, 2009 - 4:52 pm

Gail - LOVEEE all that yummy fall light in these!

November 11, 2009 - 11:28 pm

lucy - how fun! so love.

November 12, 2009 - 6:59 am

LibbyJames - beautiful, really love that first look shot!

November 12, 2009 - 9:06 am

judy bajus-davis - Absolutely exquisite photography, light, colors, and couple! You certainly captured the essence of this delightful wedding! Thank you :-) Judy

November 12, 2009 - 11:10 am

Wedding Israel - Very nice work!
I love seeing how the digital age in photography always gives the ability to go for the classic-film look…
Anyway, if you’re ever in Israel, lmk!
Event Production in Israel

November 12, 2009 - 12:18 pm

shannon - these are stunning! i love that they are so romantic and also so full of fun!! gorgeous work!

November 12, 2009 - 1:25 pm

Amber Braisted - What a fun wedding! These pictures made me smile!

November 12, 2009 - 2:56 pm

Brett Z - “Wedding Israel” I’d love to take you up on the offer some time. I lived in Israel for a year and would be delighted to visit that beautiful part of the world again. We’d be up for an Israel Destination Photography adventure!

November 13, 2009 - 3:49 pm

Ryan - Thank you both for being there to capture the best day of our lives! We couldn’t imagine having anyone else to photograph it-and to think we almost did!

November 13, 2009 - 4:26 pm

Maya Laurent - That beer shot is simply so sweet and hilarious at the same time!

November 13, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Maureen Arata - you are a wonderful artist. i can’t wait to see all the pictures.what a gift to have such artists as the photographers…
and to capture the magic of the day.thank you….

November 19, 2009 - 8:16 pm

amanda reynolds - YOU. GUYS. ARE. AMAZING.

March 25, 2012 - 12:46 pm

Israel wedding photographer - so Lovely,
I like beautiful vintage touch to every photo

kishani + her boys.

We had the pleasure of meeting up with the beautiful Kishani and her two beloved pugs, Bodie and Bob.  Kishani is an amazing interior designer in the Beverley Hills, California area, and if you love interior design like I do you must go check out her site.  When we met up at her gorgeous studio and I had a look around, I was ready to pack up and move right in. ;)Seriously in heaven.  She is incredibly talented!

I love that she wanted a session with her boys.  They are getting older, and this was such a great treasure for her.

Kishani shares a love of all things vintage, so I really wanted that along with her personal style to really show.


Bodie is bigger, and Bob is the little guy. :)




Kishani took us to this beautiful canyon for the session.


I just absolutely LOVE the LOVE shown here.



Kishani, you are so beautiful.






Two pugs, packed up and ready to go!


Look at their little sweaters!


Love the little nose licks.  (And Kishani’s boots!)





Kishani, your eyes are UNREAL. Just gorgeous.



Such a great time, and a wonderful session to end our LA travels.  Thanks so much Kishani for sharing your love of your little guys with us! :)

November 6, 2009 - 8:57 am

Gail - Love ALL of these!!! Her fierce headpiece, those boots, her eyes, THOSE PUGS!!!!! Wonderful guys!!!

PS – Did you shoot that extreme close-up with a macro? I LOVE IT! I’ve been wanting to do more up-close stuff lately and find it’s so hard to focus super close with a 50 so onto the wish list a macro goes!

November 6, 2009 - 9:24 am

Emilie - What a fabulous session! She is so stylish and the dogs are cute!! Love it all! :)

November 6, 2009 - 9:30 am

Nicole - These are so beautiful and sweet!!

November 6, 2009 - 10:40 am

Lauren - Awww…how cute!! I love the one of the pugs in the suitcase!

November 6, 2009 - 10:56 am

Briony - these are so sweet! i love them all.

November 6, 2009 - 12:18 pm

John - Pugs!!!

November 7, 2009 - 9:28 am

Chad - I love those pugs!

November 8, 2009 - 3:06 pm

your wonderful neice - i would like a koda session… thank you

November 9, 2009 - 4:50 pm

Kelly (Daphne Photo Studio) - Wow these look like they are straight out of a magazine!! And pugs are my favorite dogs of all time. Love it!!

November 10, 2009 - 3:46 pm

jess - wow, so cute!! You can really feel the love. So sweet!

November 14, 2009 - 1:13 pm

Stephanie - Wow! This shoot is fantastic. By far the pugs in the luggage wins show stopper! Beautiful work.