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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 2011

change can be good.

A long time ago….way back in a land called 1999, we had a baby girl.  I was painting at the time, and hoping to really further my art.  Brett and I decided to make a website so that I could throw some of my artwork on there, and more importantly, we could share photos and journal a bit about our new little family.  It was just the three of us.  We were the 3 Z’s.  This is how our name found us.  Six years and 2 kids later, we began a photography business….and guess what?  We already had a name!  It has been this way for nearly 5 years. As endearing as it has been to have a name that has been with us since becoming “a family,” I have to admit that I have always felt that our name just didn’t fit us on this particular adventure.

I will wait to explain the years, months, hours, time it took to get to our new name.  Let’s just say, it took a while….but it’s going to be good.  It’s going to “fit” just right.

Stay tuned.  :)

January 31, 2011 - 10:09 am

steve z - exciting! can’t wait to see what the future holds for you!

January 31, 2011 - 10:15 am

Chelle Nicole - That was a little scary for minute…thought you were quitting! Can’t wait to hear the new name!

January 31, 2011 - 10:19 am

AlexM - it’s so obvious. *SPOILER ALERT* studio6z photography.

January 31, 2011 - 11:09 am

Stephanie Lyell - I’m excited :)

January 31, 2011 - 11:27 am

Betsy - Holy crap, I thought you were going to say you were prego!!!!!!

Excited to hear what the new name will be!!!!

January 31, 2011 - 11:55 am

Vanessa - I will enjoy for sure the new name ;)

January 31, 2011 - 12:47 pm

meghan - i thought you were going to say you’re closing up shop! i got so sad! can’t wait for this new path!

January 31, 2011 - 1:09 pm

Katie - How exciting! Can’t wait to hear what you’ve decided!

January 31, 2011 - 1:10 pm

melanie - yes yes yes!

January 31, 2011 - 2:57 pm

carly - I’m freaking out a little bit because just last night, I had a dream that you guys changed your business name. Not that I have any right dreaming about these things, but I specifically remember dreaming that I was catching up on my GoogleReader and you guys came up and you had a new name. But I remember knowing it was you! Now I’m desperately trying to remember what you changed it to! If I’m psychic, I’m gonna flip.

January 31, 2011 - 5:29 pm

Alice G Patterson - You scared me… I thought you were closing shop. So happy to hear it’s just the name that is going away. Looking forward to the new brand!

January 31, 2011 - 7:47 pm

Vickey Weiss - whew… I totally thought you were quitting the biz. Can’t wait to see what name you pick!

February 1, 2011 - 10:47 am

Lauren - That’s exciting! Can’t wait to hear what you have in store. Love your little heartbreaker’s expressions. Especially the last one!!

February 1, 2011 - 10:55 am

Holly - i have been waiting for this announcement for MONTHS. thank you for brightening this trying day for the Rouse family! :) love you, and sooo excited to learn more.

February 16, 2011 - 12:44 am

Brit @ Landlocked Bride - So..I only rolled over the images to read what the said as I was blog hunting for those beautiful weddings you shot, and totally misread. After reading what you wrote – I’m excited to see where this change takes you and learn of your new name!

March 4, 2011 - 11:27 am

wppi {my take} | studio3z photography :: Cincinnati Wedding Photographers :: Destination Wedding Photographers - [...] a few people speak (including our pals Bobbi + Mike) 3.) We wanted to have a session done for our upcoming rebrand- remember, photogs from around the world come to this, so it was ideal for having our photos taken! [...]

September 22, 2011 - 2:28 pm

what’s in a name? | studio3z photography :: Cincinnati Wedding Photographers :: Destination Wedding Photographers - [...] difficult to even begin to share, but I will. Big changes are coming around here. I’ve been saying it for months (and some of you are wondering if it is really even true!) but we are getting so close. These [...]


Linen dresses, vintage ruffles and lace, tattered edging, OH my.

I am so thrilled that one of most favorite stores is going to be offering a bridal line.  Click the photo to go to their site.  If you have the patience, they have a rolling photo preview of the gorgeousness to be revealed February 14th.

January 27, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Tori - That makes me so happy! I LOVE Anthropologie. Thank you for posting that wonderfulness!

January 27, 2011 - 6:54 pm

Cassie - Oh, if only they would have had this line while I was engaged…

January 28, 2011 - 3:02 pm

meredith - My wedding dress came from there.. Wasn’t really supposed to be a wedding dress, but I’m all about breaking rules :)

January 30, 2011 - 3:37 pm

Leeka K. - OH MY GOSH!!!! I want my Brides to wear these!!!!

January 30, 2011 - 8:10 pm



…by the recent shortage of frozen blueberries in our freezer.

Until I saw a very sweet, yet very guilty face walk out of the kitchen.


January 25, 2011 - 2:35 pm

Katie - Blueberries don’t stand a chance in my house either. Too cute!!

January 25, 2011 - 3:08 pm

Michelle - awwwww..look at that face. What a cutie!

February 1, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Maya Laurent - Ha ha ha! Caught in the act!

in action {2010}

We want to test the light, we get in each others way, we’re waiting on the other to get their “perfect” shot, he says I talk with my hands, I think his butt looks cute……so we take a picture.

We had a great year shooting. We met some awesome people.

Here’s a little view of us behind the scenes, even some ridiculously unflattering moments.;)

January 21, 2011 - 10:16 am

laurie eller - absolutely darling! you guys are so cute! :) i hope you have a fantastic year! maybe we’ll be able to get a shoot in too. :)

January 21, 2011 - 10:45 am

maggie - soo cute. what talent you have!

January 21, 2011 - 11:06 am

Jaye - I absolutely admire your style of photography. I finished my own photography business last year, and do miss it at times, but not the hours of digital imaging! Best of luck for 2011

January 21, 2011 - 11:27 am

Cassie - I always love your action shots because I LOVE all your outfits. I adore your style.

January 21, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Gail - I’ll echo Cassie and agree that I LOVE your style! Can we go vintage shopping in Cincy some weekend? I want to shop with you Jess!

January 22, 2011 - 1:18 pm

nelly - That was soooo cool ! great shots !

January 25, 2011 - 8:15 am

Rachel B. - Very cool! I love seeing how y’all work. Y’all do such a great job getting truly unique shots and it looks like y’all have tons of fun while you are doing it!

January 25, 2011 - 10:32 am

Myriam - yeeessss!! i looooove your work, your style! thank you so much!

January 26, 2011 - 5:57 pm

Holly - toooooo stinkin’ adorable. love ya to death.

February 27, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Gabe - love it!!!