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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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Monthly Archives: August 2011

pri·ya : fruit of God. {film}


our little girl is no longer little and almost no longer a girl.  she’s almost twelve, but the size of an adult.

we know this b/c her shoe size has now exceeded both mine and Jess’.  we know this b/c she has become rather mature and responsible.  we know this b/c she has become more selfless and caring about others, preferring others to herself, although we still have to remind her at times to prefer listening over speaking.  we know this b/c she is starting to have more of a mind of her own, that still needs lots of guidance.  she is very unique and quirky and we wouldn’t prefer it any other way.  we know this b/c we are also having to grow more with her and through our relationship with her.  she still hasn’t lost the innocent way that she views the world and those around her and we hope she never loses this sweet charm completely.

she is blossoming into the lovely fruit of God we had hoped she would become.

Ilford Delta 3200 BW, Contax 645

August 31, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Gabe - incredible. such a timeless portrait that will be cherished for generations. amazing!!

August 31, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Betsy - She’s precious. : ) So much like you!

August 31, 2011 - 3:34 pm

Gail - Ahhh…sweet Priya! I need to meet that girl! Maybe she can give me a cooking lesson in your new kitchen!!

August 31, 2011 - 9:18 pm

Ryan - Good stuff Brett. Love the way y’all love each other.

August 31, 2011 - 10:06 pm

lucy - how completely sweet. she is a beautiful girl…inside and out. love you pri.

September 1, 2011 - 5:45 am

meredith - This is ethereally beautiful.

September 1, 2011 - 10:06 am

Grandma Beth - MY Beautiful Grandaughter – inside and out! She is her Mama and Baba at the ‘same-time’. She is such-the-mom and such-the-sister for her brothers! Kisses and Hugs with Much Love to HER!

September 5, 2011 - 2:18 pm

None - alert(‘nice!’);

September 28, 2011 - 6:24 pm

Emilie - Stunning photo!!!

Lauren & Ian {love}

We had a CRAZY spring and summer this year first filled with intense rain, and then with intense HEAT. This poor couple were about ready to give up on an engagement session altogether. They were our only reschedule of the year, and it wasn’t until our *4th* try that the weather finally cooperated…..But the 4th was the winner.

They wanted a country/rustic feel for their session. After scouting for days around town looking for the perfect spot, we ended out on the land where I grew up. These were taken on my parent’s and our kind neighbor’s property. It’s the first session we’ve done out there, and we just loved every second.

Thanks Lauren and Ian for your extreme patience with Mother Nature. We think it was worth the wait! ;)  Can’t wait for October 1st!

August 29, 2011 - 11:19 am

Jenny Walters - I LOVE the shots with the bikes… how sweet and romantic!

August 29, 2011 - 11:49 am

nelly - Definetely worth the wait ! Those shots are really beautiful.

August 29, 2011 - 12:58 pm

Stefanie Childs - LOVE this session! Cute couple with barns/fields = my favorite!!!

August 29, 2011 - 1:12 pm

Gail - SO adorable! In love with that Union Jack shirt too!

August 29, 2011 - 8:06 pm

Shannon - Lauren I love them!!!!! Y’all are a gorgeous couple! The scene so fits the you that I remember.

August 29, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Erin Maley - Wow. Amazing pics guys! You two are so cute:) Love, love them!

August 30, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Valerie Hill - Lauren, these are the neatest engagement pictures I have ever seen. They are wonderful! Not only are you an excellent photographer yourself, but you are stunning as well!!

September 6, 2011 - 12:29 pm

amanda reynolds - Great session you guys! Makes me wanna go ride bikes and have a picnic in the country…in England :)

September 8, 2011 - 11:27 am

engagement at the farm {film} | studio3z photography :: Cincinnati Wedding Photographers :: Destination Wedding Photographers - [...] scans back as this was our first engagement session that we also shot with film.  You may remember Lauren and Ian’s engagement session in a recent post.  It was a brilliant summer evening and we had a great time with this couple out [...]

Today.

Today I am working on the piles around our house from our renovation, organizing things here and there while singing Radiohead’s, “Everything in it’s Right Place.”

Today I am prepping the kids school drawers, filling folders with paper, lining bookshelves with their new books-trying to make some sense of the chaos that will (hopefully soon) be their schoolroom.

Today I am longing for our house to be back to normal. Please. Soon.

Today as the kids are running around screaming, tapping me on the shoulder, talking to me as I type this, I am thinking about where I was sitting earlier this week. On a dock. In Maine. In a town where no one can use cell phones. Seemingly untouched since the 1950′s. I missed the kids terribly, but….

I really liked that place.

Our kitchen is slowly being pieced back together, painting begins soon, our COMPLETE RE-BRAND is on the way (can’t wait!!!), and I begin school with the kids next week. Life is insanely busy, but incredibly blessed. Can’t wait to share more soon….

September 7, 2011 - 1:52 pm

Uncle J - LOVE this post. just seeing it.

christine & joe {wedding}

Christine and Joe had a small intimate wedding with a homemade/nature theme and feel. In other words, our dream type of wedding. :)Brett and I were giddy all day. From the first look that sent us hiking (Christine in her wedding dress) through the woods, to the gorgeous historic home in the Glen Helen Nature Preserve for the ceremony and reception….we just couldn’t get enough. These two were just awesome, and they put such thought and detail into their special day.

All of the DIY signage and *lovely* handwriting was done by JOE. Yes, Joe. That solidified that he is “the bee’s knees” in my book. Their picturesque ceremony and reception were held at The Birch House, in one of our favorite small towns, Yellow Springs.

Inspiration was around every corner at this wedding, and Christine and Joe’s sweet and charming disposition made our job such a pleasure.

Christine and Joe, your wedding was a mix of a laid-back backyard get together & pure magic. It truly was perfect. Thank you for allowing us to document this time for you both.

Wishing you many happy years~

jess & brett

August 17, 2011 - 1:11 pm

Alex from Germany - Love the dress-shot! It’s really great. Also the setup of the wedding, nice details. Love, Alex :)

August 17, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Jess W. - oooh, i love the pic of the two of them in the forest, with all the tall trees around them (pic #14 on the right, if i leave my cursor on it). gotta love original / creative weddings such as theirs. they’re way more memorable than the traditional type!

August 18, 2011 - 1:53 pm

KERRI GREEN - love everything about this wedding! such beautiful images! i especially love the two of them in the woods. just lovely!

August 18, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Jake Ford - That shot of the little old man playing the guitar is awesome! You guys are so great!

August 18, 2011 - 8:14 pm

Maggie - Love, love, LOVEEEE. Great work guys!

August 18, 2011 - 9:02 pm

meredith - I love her shoes and his music :)

August 18, 2011 - 9:14 pm

Gail - This wedding is BEYOND gorgeous. I love all the details. Perfect couple for a Studio3Z wedding!

August 20, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Rachel B. - This is so lovely! All the details are beautiful and personal and just plain SWEET! But my favorite shots are of that first look in the forest. HOW romantic and beautiful and yes, magical! Lovely is the word that I keep coming back to. Lovely couple, lovely sentiments, lovely day.

August 20, 2011 - 4:34 pm

Christine and Joe - Thank you Jess and Brett for a wonderful chronicle of our wedding! This post’s sampling of photos is absolutely amazing. It completely captures the feeling of our day. We love your attention to each detail; from documenting the signage to the pinwheels and even Joe’s gift of vinyl from Christine! We had a lovely day and are so grateful for you both to have been part of it. Thanks again and much love!

August 22, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Brent and Jen - LOVE these! Chrissy and Joe, you look great, and these pictures really show how special this day was! We love you and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!