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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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Yearly Archives: 2010

kelly + mike {wedding}

Kelly and Mike’s apple orchard engagement session this past spring was one of our absolute favorites this year!! We were thrilled for their wedding in November. We were blessed with AMAZING weather, and everything went as smoothly as a wedding day possibly could!

Kelly’s dress made my heart pitter patter….and it had POCKETS. *major swoon*

A handsome Mike, waiting for his Kelly….

Pretty sure this face was a result of me teasing Mike on his issues with PDA in front of the camera….it’s okay Mike….you did great. ;)

Almost time…

Thank you Kelly and Mike for everything!!  Your day was just perfect, and we were so incredibly honored to document it for you.

We wish you all the best, and many many happy years! :)

much love,

jess + brett

December 7, 2010 - 6:07 pm

Jessica - I ADORE absolutely everything about these photos! Especially her gown. Do you know who the designer was? It’s gorgeous and she looked gorgeous in it!

December 7, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Jess W. - these are great guys– love the ring shot on the leaf and that red painted brick church…so cool!

December 7, 2010 - 7:40 pm

Gail - AHHHH…these are SOOO beautiful!! Have I said before she kinda looks like Taylor Swift? What a beauty!

December 8, 2010 - 9:21 am

Mel - Man, you guys went all over tha place for photos! Look great! Kelly- you love beautiful… Super cool dress and hair!:)

December 8, 2010 - 10:03 am

Brock - WoW! to the awesome flower in her hair! Nice shooting! Beautiful wedding!

December 8, 2010 - 11:27 pm

Melody - These are beautiful!!!!

order deadlines…

It hit me this morning that the year is truly coming to a close soon.  Every year it sneaks up on me, even though I am a planner and am always thinking ahead.  Oh the irony.

We will be taking some time off here soon to be with our family, and I am so excited for days of doing not much of anything.  Ok, who am I kidding, but a girl can dream right?  We actually have two more weddings this month, and one on New Years Day!  But the in between days we plan to try out “relaxing.” :)

What does this mean for you?  We have DEADLINES for orders!!!  If you have done a session with us and would like to receive any prints, canvases, or discs of your session before year end- please send your order to me by Midnight, this Friday the 10th.

Orders after this date will not be processed until Monday January 3rd.

Thanks so much for understanding!

And here’s a little preview of family photos we took on our New Mexico trip….Gabe’s face cracks me up. I don’t know when he decided to become the biggest ham of the group.  As always, thanks to brother J for the photo!

December 16, 2010 - 2:54 am

Annie - Your kids make Wallace faces. I laugh every time I see one!

our little bear

My boy is obsessed with the book Little Bear. He loves the stories. He loves the pictures. I love watching him flip through the same book I adored when I was a little girl.

When I was knitting him a scarf last week, he was giddy with excitement for it to be done. When I put it on his neck he said, “Now I’m just like Little Bear!”

*my heart melted*

Now he reads with his scarf on, of course.

Thank goodness for big sisters, who help break up repeat readings by Mama and Baba. :)

We are all pretty obsessed with our own Little Bear.


December 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

Betsy - So precious! I need to pick that book up. Never read it!

December 3, 2010 - 11:12 am

Gail - That kid is just the cutest.

Love the scarf too! Is that wool? It looks like it but man oh man, if it is, Gabe is a trooper for loving it so much. Made with love no doubt ;)

December 3, 2010 - 11:56 am

maggie - I love it! You are a precious family.

December 3, 2010 - 12:11 pm

julianna - Oh that brings back memories, love little bear and your little bear is adorable too!

December 3, 2010 - 1:56 pm

shannon selim - That is absolutely adorable! The stuff life is made of… thanks for sharing! :)

December 3, 2010 - 2:13 pm
December 3, 2010 - 6:19 pm

Sharon - Too Cute!

December 3, 2010 - 10:23 pm

jess - aw, what a cutie!

December 3, 2010 - 10:24 pm

jess - and really nice photos too! :)

December 4, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Donna - This is so precious! Just makes you want to stop time…

December 4, 2010 - 4:16 pm

meredith - He is so doe-eyed and kissable. I’m even more gooey over this because of my own love of the books and the fact that ‘Little Bear’ is our term of endearment for Josie. She even has a knitted bear hat :)

December 4, 2010 - 8:15 pm

edie - this post makes me want 12 more kids. love him. love the scarf. love you all.

December 6, 2010 - 9:13 am

Adrienne King - this is precious!!! all your kids are so adorable.

maggie + nathan

If there was a contest for the most adorable couple in the world, I am pretty sure Maggie and Nathan would be contenders for first place.  If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, then you may recall Maggie and Nathan from their intimate wedding last fall.  The blog EXPLODED when we posted their photos, and I still have people writing me about, “The bride in the tall grasses…” :)  Well, here they are after one year of marriage- super happy, in love, and just as adorable as ever!

When they got married they moved into Maggie’s Grandmother’s old house.  She found these books and blanket of her Grandmother’s in the attic, and brought them along for the shoot.  I loved this idea.

Much love to you two! :)

jess + brett

November 30, 2010 - 10:09 am

Gail - That black and white of them in the alley is my FAVE!!! Just screams canvas!!!

PS — I want that last coat of hers. Heck, her entire wardrobe please!! ;)

November 30, 2010 - 11:16 am

Mel - Yum.

November 30, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Kelly - Love this session! You’re right – totally adorable :) And Maggie reminds me of Natalie Portman…she is so pretty!

November 30, 2010 - 12:09 pm

maggie - All my words are coming out like jhdsfjysdfhejewhr!!!! You guys have so many skills! Thank you for capturing our silly love.

November 30, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Alyson - Gorgeous couple! You captured them beautifully!

November 30, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Chelle Nicole - Love this post! I have been following your blog for some time now…and this couple is definitely one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

November 30, 2010 - 11:22 pm

maggie - Here I am visiting the blog again…for the 16th time today :) )

December 1, 2010 - 1:33 am

Danielle Kanka - I love ALL the photos! What a great session I love the colors and creativity. And not to mention what a super adorable couple!

December 1, 2010 - 6:46 am


December 1, 2010 - 8:51 am

nelly - great session – the last photo is my favorite !

December 1, 2010 - 8:59 am

Shannon Selim - Love the last one! Great framing and light! Still waiting for the last of your New Mexico trip, did I miss it?

December 1, 2010 - 4:57 pm

adam - stellar sesh!!
that last shot is hot :)

December 1, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Jess W. - I’m crazy over this session. Love everything about it.

December 1, 2010 - 11:45 pm

Jessica - ah! that last one is phenomenal. goosebumps.