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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: August 2010

{a quick preview}

I will be blogging this beautiful wedding this week, but I just fell in love with this image and wanted to share it with you today.

Hope your Monday is off to a great start!

August 16, 2010 - 2:44 pm

Janica - Oh, perfect. :)

updated travel dates

Hello there! Sorry it has been over a week since my last post.  We are busy (or perhaps I should say, I AM BUSY) getting things in order for the new school year.  Since we home school, we are collecting books, making up daily and weekly schedules, and figuring out what exactly we will be doing this year to improve on our last.  One thing we are looking forward to is our family vacation out west this October.  We are going to have a great time exploring and learning around the state on New Mexico together!

And that brings me to you….

We are traveling to Chicago, NYC, and New Mexico this fall, and we currently have room for one session in New Mexico, and NYC. Here are our travel dates:

New York City: September 3-6 (Labor Day weekend)

New Mexico (Albuquerque, Taos, and Santa Fe): October 5-13

Please email me at info@studio3z.com if you would be interested in a photography session!

And I leave you with this little photo I shot while on a shoot last month….I looked over to my side and saw this beauty.  We were completely DEEP in a industrial junk yard, and I just thought, “How beautiful.”


August 12, 2010 - 11:32 pm

Rachel - Y’all must be going to the Balloon Fiesta! My husband and I went a few years ago and what an awesome sight that was! I hope that y’all will get up really early for the mass ascention! And I can’t wait to see y’alls photos!

We stayed the night in an earthship in Taos. The one called “Angel’s Nest” is a really astoundingly big and beautiful one. There is a community of them a little past the bridge over the Rio Grande Gorge.

Oh, I am so excited for y’all to get to take a trip like that as a family! I literally wanted to move to NM after that trip. It is such a gorgeous land and the light is fab for photography.

micki + troy {the wedding}

It’s pretty safe to say that the wedding of Micki + Troy rocked our photographic world.  We had an inkling of an idea that this would be the case….from the very first time she emailed me and talked about our similar musical tastes, to their uber cute engagement session in the little town of Yellow Springs, we knew they both had a unique style that we were so thrilled to capture.

Every little detail of this beautiful  outdoor wedding, complete with barn and old fashioned cake reception, made my little  artsy heart *swoon*.

Micki was beyond stunning in her Calvin Klein dress that so perfectly fit her summer wedding theme.

And the girls!! Just ADORABLE.

The boys, hanging in the room beforehand.

Troy, and his famous “million dollar” smile.  Well, it’s famous in my book. ;)

Rocking the socks.

The super shy flower girl! ;)

The happy Mr. and Mrs!

Every little detail was so well thought out….

I was in love with their cake! All 10 of them!

Troy’s family has a restaurant in Yellow Springs and did such a great job catering.  The food and cakes were WONDERFUL!

Beautiful old barn at dusk filled with twinkling lights = perfection.

They had very touching toasts….(a photographer I know may or may not have been crying behind her camera)

Troy also surprised Micki with a poem he wrote for her. :)

Micki’s sweet little sister.

You may gather from this photo that the cake scene got a bit messy!

Such a beautiful night, beautiful wedding, and one amazing couple!  Micki + Troy, we can’t thank you enough for having us as your photographers!  We’ve loved our time with you two, and being a witness to the amazing love you have for one another.  We wish you much joy through the years together.

jess +brett

August 3, 2010 - 9:50 am

meghan - these are beyond. such a creative celebration, but your photography take it to another level. awesome work.

August 3, 2010 - 9:50 am

lucy - jess, this wedding? so right up your alley! love these wedding photos…and her style, traditional meets shabby chic…so HEART this! beautiful couple, beautiful wedding, beautiful photos. love all the way around!

August 3, 2010 - 9:52 am

Lainey - Great job! These images are beautiful. It looked like such a fun, love-filled wedding.

August 3, 2010 - 9:54 am

Ashley - I loveeee your blog and check it all the time but I have to say I’m speechless. This has to be one of my favorite posts ever, the wedding is beautiful and you can feel the love emanate through your work! Absolutely stunning!!!

August 3, 2010 - 11:51 am

Amber - I love this session! It even made me a little teary-eyed! Great job!

August 3, 2010 - 1:00 pm

bobbi - favorite 3z wedding to date… no contest. blown away by the amazingness :)

August 3, 2010 - 8:51 pm

rebecky - The coolest, most creative wedding I have ever seen. I love it. I can not believe how incrediable this wedding is. I am flipping here.

August 4, 2010 - 12:02 pm

kaila - oh how I love this wedding! The colors, the beauty, and all the thought put into it! Great job!

August 4, 2010 - 3:16 pm

AmyPunky Photography - Love her dress!!! Gorgeous wedding!!!

August 4, 2010 - 3:53 pm

brian rickey - What a colorful wedding, I love the yellow dresses! Great work as usual especially the reception shots!

August 4, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Sam - I have been following the blog for awhile, and this is one of your best posts by far! I was wondering if you happened to know where the bride got her beautiful earrings?!

August 4, 2010 - 10:19 pm

holly - oh my goodness. seriously my most favorite wedding you’ve ever shot. BEAUTIFUL. can’t stop reading this. love.

August 4, 2010 - 10:23 pm

holly - ps: thanks for putting me in a good mood with this. where was this gem of a wedding+reception located?

August 5, 2010 - 1:26 pm

Micki - JESS AND BRETT – we ADORE them. :) Wow!! Thanks for all the compliments on the wedding!

*Sam – the earrings are from Anthropologie. :)
*Holly – the wedding/reception was at Polen Farm in Kettering, OH.


August 9, 2010 - 10:19 am

Julianna Collett - Simple and classy I love it and you captured it so well!

August 12, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Amber Fox - Wow! Great color in these shots. And I love their style! This is the sort of wedding photographers dream about. I love it! Absolutely beautiful!

August 13, 2010 - 9:44 pm

karen - I love this wedding. Great job capturing it!

August 14, 2010 - 10:39 am

Myriam - I LOVE!!!! these images are wonderful, so classe and simply…

August 21, 2010 - 12:54 am

Michelle Davies - You two had a wonderful and very romantic wedding. Everyone there I am sure felt very much a big part of your union. May you two have forever happiness, love, and cherished moments…. God Bless You Both!

November 9, 2010 - 5:26 pm

Mary - THIS WEDDING IS WONDERFUL! How did I just come across this?! Seriously GORGEOUS. What a beautiful bride!