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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: January 2010

jamie + lee {are married!!}

I apologize for the very slow week here on the blog.  You may or may not have even noticed the lack of posting, but when I don’t stay on a blog schedule (especially when I am backed up) it really weighs on me.  But alas, it is winter…and with winter comes illness.  And when you have 4 children you have 4x the chances for sickness to begin.  We’ve had some of that fun stuff going on round here.

I am so happy to finally share the lovely wedding of Jamie and Lee.  Jamie and Lee booked us when they lived in Charleston, South Carolina.  Soon after that they moved to Cincinnati, and they had a wonderful wedding to kick off 2010.

Their wedding was held at one of my new favorite Cincinnati venues, The Queen City Club.  The place was gorgeous.  Little (and big) historic treasures and architectural character lay around every corner.



Lee looking dapper….


The cut of Jamie’s ring was beyond amazing.


Jamie’s girls lending a helping hand.


Lee waiting to see his bride for the first time….one of Brett’s favorites.


first look. :)





The only request by Lee was to have photos here.


I met back with the ladies, and they had fun rummaging through the lost and found.  Yes, you heard me right.  I thought is was hilarious.


A few portraits of the couple…..

I was so in love with that flooring.


LOVE this shot.


The sweet ceremony…..


….and a little congratulatory bubbly!


Two things I love about this photo:

1. That Jamie can make fun of herself.  Jamie passed out ON STAGE at her sister’s wedding a year ago (ambulance, the whole nine-yards)…as you can guess, there were a lot of jokes that night.  That’s her sister laying on the floor, doing a little pay-back. ;)

2. I love that our brides can have fun in front of the camera.


The perfectly exquisite ballroom.


Their band was over the top amazing.  Seriously, I was IN LOVE.



This shot is a favorite…

I hope Brett is holding me with that look on his face when we are that age.




These folks knew how to PAR-TAY!


Later in the night Jamie switched to this cute little dress!


Jamie and Lee, thank you for allowing us the honor of being a part of your day.  We wish you two all the best in the years to come! :)


January 22, 2010 - 1:01 pm

AmyPunky Photography - Beautiful photos!! The pic with the bridesmaid lying on the floor just made me laugh! ;)

January 22, 2010 - 1:17 pm

Barb - I love the QCC! And the pics in the PNC lobby ~ that’s my dh’s office! I’ve been in that hallway more times than I could possibly count. The limestone on the walls is so lovely! Gorgeous shots as always.

Hope everybody feels better ASAP!

January 22, 2010 - 2:03 pm

Gail - Awesome job guys! Way to rock a winter wedding! :)

January 23, 2010 - 9:27 am

Grandma - Jamie and Lee,

Thank you for sending me such beautiful pictures of your wedding. You were a beautiful bride and Lee looked so handsome. You know I love you both and wish you complete happiness always.

January 23, 2010 - 9:32 am

Patricia Viox - Dear Jamie and Lee,
Thank you for sending me such beautiful pictures of your wedding. You looked so beautiful Jamie and Lee was so handsome too. It was a beautiful wedding that both of you will always remember as years go by.

My love to you both,

January 25, 2010 - 9:36 pm

Lorenzo - The shot of the older couple dancing and the group dance shot …. really really fantastic.
Jess & Bret, two thumbs up on this session.

January 27, 2010 - 11:17 am

Dawn - #13… what a great daddy = )

April 2, 2015 - 9:26 pm

Ngang - The bride looks so beautiful! I love the black and white phthpgraooy Jenna. Excellent, beautiful, gorgeous! You are one talented lady! If one day someone decides they want to marry me, I know who my photographer will be! x

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email issues!!!!

I have been having people in the last 24 contact me about email they have sent that I did not receive.  I am working hard this evening to try and figure out this issue, in between cursing technology and how often it seems to let me down.  If you have been trying to get a hold of me and have not yet written me off, then please re-email me at info@studio3z.com and “CC” me at jesszwo@gmail.com.

Thanks for your patience!!!


jamie {bridals}

Jamie is now a married woman!  She and Lee were married in early 2010, and their wedding is coming up on the blog later this week.  For now I am sharing the bridal session she had with us in November. :)

It was a super crazy cold day, and we did a lot of shooting 5 minutes, taking a car break, repeat, repeat….but we all worked it out!

Jamie looked gorgeous!







One of my favorites from the session….




Loved her veil.











Thanks Jamie for your hard work on that cold day! ;)

Keep an eye out for their beautiful wedding later this week.

January 18, 2010 - 10:58 am

Libby James - beautiful bride, fantastic pictures! love the shot of her through the tunnel.

January 18, 2010 - 11:34 am

shannon - wow!! these are stunning. she is beautiful!! i LOVE the green tunnel shots…what fantastic locations you used!

January 18, 2010 - 11:44 am

Christine - WOW! These are so beautiful :) She doesn’t even look cold in the photos! Great job.

January 18, 2010 - 2:10 pm

Michelle Davies - That last one is simply stunning! Gorgeous work!

January 19, 2010 - 4:35 pm

Maya Laurent - I just love all the texture in these photos.

January 19, 2010 - 11:58 pm

clary - All of them are beautiful but the shot of Jamie looking up into the tree…stunning!!

January 20, 2010 - 1:49 am

Perel Alexander - Amazing pictures! thank you for sharing…

January 20, 2010 - 7:22 am

Rachel B. - Oh, Jess! I have to say that y’all are my absolute favorite wedding photographers! This session is stunning and so worth toughing out the cold. Brett cracks me up with his climbing, but the results are always amazing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work and your sweet family.

January 22, 2010 - 12:13 pm

Jeff Schaefer - You always bring a fresh perspective to locations. Good job.

January 22, 2010 - 1:13 pm

AmyPunky Photography - the last one is gorgeous!!

January 23, 2010 - 5:19 pm

ashley rodgers - oh. my. word. i love these SO much. !!!!!

January 26, 2010 - 3:23 pm

Olivia - I’d like to join in on the contest and make my vote count for picture number 8 for kids, and picture number 13 for family. Thanks! :)

January 26, 2010 - 3:24 pm

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January 26, 2010 - 3:25 pm

Olivia - Reject the last one, i dont know what happened. But the vote was for #8 kids. And #13 family.

studio3z wedding feature {the wedding chicks}

I found out late today that one of our weddings was featured on “The Wedding Chicks” blog!  We were delighted to see Kelly+Mark and their amazing wedding featured. :)To have a look, click HERE.  If you would like a refresher of their wedding day story and photos on studio3z’s blog, click HERE.

If you are a bride-to-be, check out “The Wedding Chicks” for loads of inspiration and ideas.


January 15, 2010 - 9:31 am

Gail - COngrats girl!! This reminds me that a goal in 2010 is to get one of my weddings featured somewhere online or in print. Success to you!!!! The Wedding Chicks seem like fun too!

January 22, 2010 - 1:28 pm

AmyPunky Photography - congrats!!!! :)