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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

the wedding of carrie & charlie

It was the most gorgeous winter wonderland kind of day for Carrie and Charlie’s wedding.  The beautiful white historic home they chose for their venue only added to the wonderful feel of the day.  The wedding was intimate and cozy, and considering Charlie just moved to The States from England, there were lots of beautiful English accents floating through the air. :)  Things that stood out about this wedding to me…..

The dress that Carrie wore that was her mothers from 1974. She hardly altered anything, and didn’t have to re-size it at all.

The locket of “Bonnie Prince Charlie” that Carrie wore.  It has been passed down in Charlie’s family for many generations, and is over 250 years old.

Charlie’s BIG smile…

Carrie’s super low maintenance character….I think her total time for hair, makeup, and dressing was 20 mins!

Hands down the best live wedding music EVER.  Jake Speed and the Freddies were crazy amazing! Their country- bluegrass sound provided some fun foot tapping tunes through the night.

I’ll just let you see for yourself…..

Carrie and Charlie, thanks so much for having us!  Your day was beyond beautiful, and we were incredibly honored to be a part.  We wish you all the best on this new adventure. :)

Best~ jess + brett

January 15, 2011 - 11:34 am

Brock - oh my! her dress, his tie, the venue, the band! amazing wedding overload! beautiful images! one of my fav 3Z weddings;)

January 15, 2011 - 11:49 am

Cassie - I am in love with SO many things about this wedding.

January 15, 2011 - 12:52 pm

Gail - Oooh – you two! These are so beautiful! Great detail shots. Love her mom’s dress! You guys should submit this somewhere for publication. It’s perfect!

PS – Are they British? Seems like the paper crowns on NYE is a British thing. Just curious!

January 15, 2011 - 7:30 pm

Mary - Oh my YES! She is simply beautiful! So many great moments here.

January 15, 2011 - 8:40 pm

Jess W. - I am wowed by this wedding and they way you captured it. And what a gorgeous couple!

January 15, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Rebecca - Love the vintage feel of this wedding!

January 16, 2011 - 10:03 pm

gina - beautiful…again! i just saw jake and his band at arnold’s in december…HANDS DOWN is right! they are AMAZIN’

January 17, 2011 - 11:18 am

lucy llenado - what a totally cool wedding! her dress was beautiful. the whole vibe of the wedding was awesome. such a cute couple! love the photos…

January 17, 2011 - 11:56 am

maggie - I just want to see more! I love how simplicity can be so elegant and perfect. So beautiful!

January 17, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Chelle Nicole - AMAZING! My favorite 3z wedding so far! I love the heirlooms!! What a gorgeous bride! Just beautiful!

January 26, 2011 - 9:38 pm

Dustin - Awesome wedding! Great work! I love the shot of the bride looking back at the camera in front of the window!

2011 ~ more or less

January 11, 2011 - 10:37 am

Vickey Weiss - fantastic!!!

January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am

Amy - Thanks for sharing! I love this post- gorgeous photos and loads of heartfelt wisdom! :)

January 11, 2011 - 10:46 am

Brenda - SO beautifully and creatively done.

January 11, 2011 - 10:50 am

Sarah King - So awesome

January 11, 2011 - 10:54 am

Gabe - wonderful post guys. love it. i wish you all much love and success for 2011.

January 11, 2011 - 11:20 am

Gail - And with this, you’ve just created my favorite post from you guys. Ever.

January 11, 2011 - 11:22 am

Catherine - Love Love Love this – I so enjoy watching your beautiful family and all that they are becoming over the years! Hope to make it to Ohio this year and I would love to have one of those evening drinks with you all!

January 11, 2011 - 11:27 am

April Cochran-Smith - Absolutely beautiful & SO inspiring…

January 11, 2011 - 1:05 pm

Mike Olbinski - I just love your guys’ work…it’s so amazing. Inspiring.

January 11, 2011 - 1:07 pm

Yo mama - This made me cry! Amazing! My favorite post ever!!!!!!

January 11, 2011 - 1:44 pm

Erica - I agree about the “more afternoon teas and evening drinks with friends” it such a true statement!

January 11, 2011 - 2:33 pm

amy - Wonderful thoughtful post! You and your family are amazing!

January 11, 2011 - 2:49 pm

Stephanie Lyell - This is a beautiful post. thanks for sharing :)

January 11, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Jaime - Wow. I’m always a fan of your work and this is why. It always, always has so much heart. Beautiful.

January 11, 2011 - 3:14 pm

Janica - You are nothing short of inspiring. Blessed to know you. xo

January 11, 2011 - 3:18 pm

Mark Blundell - Great words and great images – well done on a superb set!

January 11, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Sheldra Hunter - LOVE this!! Thanks for sharing!

January 11, 2011 - 3:45 pm

Catherine - I so love this post! I’m a photographer as well and you guys always manage to inspire me into taking better and MORE photographs. I always glaze over those best moments of every day life.

January 11, 2011 - 3:54 pm

Jessica - I love coming to your blog. Your style is so unique and I love it. These photographs are wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

January 11, 2011 - 4:57 pm

maggie - I love your thoughtful, genuine self.

January 11, 2011 - 5:32 pm

Betsy - I sooooo needed this inspiration today.

You rock. : )

January 11, 2011 - 7:10 pm

Betsy - John: “Is that her daughter?” (Said of the photo of you at the top in the yellow dress.

Miles: “Hey, I do kitchen dance parties!”

January 11, 2011 - 7:51 pm

Melody - So good…we all need these gentle reminders and inspirations.

January 11, 2011 - 9:19 pm

patty - oh my gosh this is gorgeous… simply perfect.
each photo is better than the last… i wanta take pictures like you! :)
and the sentiments… just make them better, richer, more perfect

January 11, 2011 - 11:09 pm

Cassidy Dawn - Oh goodness! Please, please tell me where that forest is?
*the birch trees (or aspen trees). I’d LOVE to go there!
Beautiful post!

January 11, 2011 - 11:26 pm

Uncle J - Love.

Can i assume all photos are by studio3z? a few i hadn’t seen before, so had to ask.

the “never giving up” one of you is gorgeous. and the one of the kids below it, priceless.

great post, thanks for the heads up today. i’d have been sad to miss it.

January 11, 2011 - 11:29 pm

Uncle J - …i’d also like a copy of the original used for the “more exploring” one. :)

January 12, 2011 - 8:29 am

gina - oh how visuals add to words so much. beautiful post and beautiful truths and beautiful imagery. xxoo

January 12, 2011 - 10:47 am

admin - @uncle J dog, yes sir…all our photos. :)

January 12, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Ciara Richardson - Amazing. I’m in love with this post. thank you.

January 12, 2011 - 7:31 pm

wrecklessgirl - this post is heaven to a girl in need of some serious inspiration, a fresh pair of eyes, and an open mind. thank you!

January 12, 2011 - 11:12 pm

angel canary - Wow. I felt that from your heart. This made me smile, and thanks for that. ;)

January 13, 2011 - 8:50 am

Donna - Love this!!! You must share about how you juggle running your own business, homeschooling, eating organic – would love some insight or some of your resources! Happy Thursday!!!

January 13, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Kylee - love it :) you never fail to inspire!

January 13, 2011 - 4:15 pm

Braden Jobson - Wow, Simply beautiful. Any chance of getting a huge print out i can hang on my wall??

January 13, 2011 - 4:17 pm

Myriam - beautiful, like all your work and your family

January 13, 2011 - 4:39 pm

Holly - i love you, love you, and love you.

January 14, 2011 - 10:39 am

sara - wow, great post! :)

January 14, 2011 - 11:12 am

lucy llenado - and as always, LOVE!

January 14, 2011 - 10:39 pm

becca - love this post! beautiful

January 16, 2011 - 5:14 pm

Dawn - LOVE this post!
My first visit here.

January 24, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Caitlin Sullivan - So, so amazing! Just what I needed! Thank you :-)

January 24, 2011 - 11:28 pm

Erica - Thank you for the inspiration today!!! Love the “far less media” pic. :)

January 25, 2011 - 5:28 am

Luvlee - I just love this guys.. so awesome!!! what a beautiful family you have xxx

January 25, 2011 - 8:59 am

Tracy Waldrop - Incredibly moved by this posting. it was so surreal!!

February 1, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Maya Laurent - I’m so late on this…but this is so inspiring!!! Thank you!

February 4, 2011 - 6:23 pm

Keaton - I absolutely LOVE you guys’ photography! I am truly inspired when I see your work, to do something outlandishly insane with my photography. Keep up this amazing work you two! You outdo yourselves every time. :-)

March 27, 2011 - 3:51 pm

Rachel Celeste - I absolutely adore this post.
so well put.

September 27, 2011 - 6:58 am

angela jackson - WOW o WOW!

January 1, 2013 - 9:34 pm

lucy - love this. love the zwo family! cheers, dear friends!

July 10, 2013 - 1:07 pm

Katie - First image and quote nailed it!

December 12, 2020 - 3:30 am

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December 29, 2020 - 6:04 am

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December 30, 2020 - 9:06 pm

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January 1, 2021 - 10:04 am

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January 4, 2021 - 1:15 pm

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January 12, 2021 - 7:37 am

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January 14, 2021 - 8:35 pm

Backlitbvn - and 12 thousand Georgian manuscripts

January 23, 2021 - 10:56 pm

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February 13, 2021 - 1:39 pm

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January 15, 2011 - 1:34 am

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January 24, 2011 - 4:41 pm

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September 26, 2011 - 1:07 pm

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the wedding of kayla & tony

We are coming out of our blog hiatus to bring you a gorgeous wedding!  Over our break we photographed *three weddings* and this is the first of those three.  Kayla and Tony were such wonderful people to work with.  We did not do an engagement session with them, so we never know what to expect without that “camera familiarity.” When they met for their first look, it was so incredibly sweet.  Kayla came up from behind and touched Tony’s back, and when most men turn quickly to see their bride, Tony grabbed and held her hands for a while….he stood with his back to her and just loved her.  I could tell from this first meeting that we were going to have a very precious day filled with wonderful love!

Kayla and Tony, thank you for your kindness, and for sharing your beautiful day with us!  We wish you all the best and many, many, years of happiness.

xo~ jess + brett

January 5, 2011 - 10:28 am

Gail - BEAUTIFUL work you two! I love all the red accents, her fur shrug…the fun angles and shooting style you came up with these here!

January 5, 2011 - 11:33 am

allison dunaway - Beautiful!!! These photos truly captured the essence of the evening. Congrats Kayla and Tony…love you guys :)

January 5, 2011 - 3:08 pm

melanie - dang. how did you force yourself to only write at the beginning and end?! i love that. i try so hard, not an easy task.

love the old car shots, esp your processing. ring shot, HOT. good work. :)

January 8, 2011 - 12:00 pm

gina - love this wedding. the warm tones, the whole feel. esp love the bouquet shot and the two of them hugging. gorgeous!

January 9, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Clary - Winter weddings are my favorite and you photographed this one so well!! Love all the shots with the car but my favorite is the moody b&w!

January 13, 2011 - 4:22 am

bobbi - freaking BEAUUUUUTIFUL!!!!!