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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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Category Archives: baby bump

favorites of 2009 contest {THE WINNERS!!}

THANKS SO MUCH to everyone who took the time to look over 2009 with us.  I found myself more than once getting teary-eyed looking over all of these sessions. To say that we love what we do can not even begin to explain….we find it such an honor to be brought into your intimate space and lives, to capture a piece of who you are.  Thank you to each and every one of you for making 2009 such a fantastic year for us!!

Now, the contest.  We had over 300 votes.  Thousands of viewers…..

Here are the winners of each category, who will be getting a FREE 8×10 of their photograph:):)  CONGRATS!!!!

And as we said, the photo that received the MOST votes overall get a FREE 11x 14 canvas (a $250 value)!!!

So WHO WON??????








drumroll please………









KELLY AND MARK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)

I can’t wait to see this photo on canvas!!!!  Congrats to Kelly and Mark! :)

Here’s to 2010 everyone!

Thanks again.

February 5, 2010 - 10:02 am

Jen - YAY!! Thanks Jess and everyone who voted!! :)

February 5, 2010 - 10:50 am

Amanda Donaho - Gorgeous work!! This is my first time your blog & I did an “gasp” outloud to see your profile pic… That was one of my most favorite sessions from Bobby & Mike ever! Your family is SO beautiful!

February 5, 2010 - 11:47 am

katie elfers - yay!! i love that you do this… fun way for all of us to revisit your beautiful work and a SUPER generous gift to the couples who won :)

February 6, 2010 - 11:09 am

kaila - I also LOVED looking through your 2009 favorites! I was so inspired by you in 2009… and I am sure I will continue to be in 2010!

February 11, 2010 - 10:13 pm

Melody - Such a fun idea…beautiful work!

July 17, 2017 - 2:47 am

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February 8, 2018 - 11:10 am

Kombi Servisi - great images and wonderful words. thanks for sharing

May 30, 2015 - 11:16 am

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eveline mae {before + after}

I have had the same group of girlfriends for what seems like forever.  We all went to a very small elementary/high school, and we formed relationships that resemble “sisters” more than just “friends.”  Most of us met at different stages along the way, but the group of us have been tight ever since.

Nearly 11 years ago, I was young. :)  Tracy and I were in the same prego boat.  We had no clue what we were doing, but we managed to bring a little boy and a little girl into this world just 5 months apart.  We were kind of pioneers in this new world of motherhood amongst our friends, but we had a lot of fun together trying to figure things out.  We spent many days hanging out together with our little ones, and together watched them grow.  She also watched as I had another, and another, and another….she took her time a bit more. :)  When my girlfriends found out that Tracy and her hubby Jason were expecting their second baby, 10 yrs. after their first, WE WERE THRILLED!

A couple weekends ago I hosted a baby shower for her.  Tracy’s sister was due just a couple weeks before her and it was great seeing two beautiful pregnant ladies. :)  We had a fall theme, and Brett made some fantastic squash soup.  One of my favorite things we did was each decorate “onesies” for the baby.

Tracy wanted to be surprised on the sex of the baby, which I think is rad and is what we did on all 4.  I’ll tell you, it’s the best surprise in the world!!!


Here were our little shirts when we were done.  Can you guess mine?


I had to snap a few of the beautiful belly. :)



Minus a couple of “the girls,” here we are.


And then….SHE arrived one week after the shower!!!  Eveline Mae graced us all with her presence in this world a little earlier than expected.


Dark hair, and a tiny little body.


Mama and her girl…I have to say how odd it is saying that, since Nate has been their only child for 10 years.  But what a wonderful blessing.



The whole family.  They are all just smitten by her. :)



Nate is going to be an amazing big brother!  He is very sweet with her.



She is so precious….my ovaries were starting to hurt. (just kidding mom!)


Ok, no I’m not.


LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this family photo.  This is so precious to me.


Jason, you are such a good Daddy.







This one just melts me.  I hope Eveline can always look at this, and know how incredibly LOVED she is by her family.


Tracy, Jason and Nate…God has blessed you, and I am so overjoyed!!  The day she arrived I was on such a “joy high.”  (My sister got engaged that day as well!)

I can’t wait to watch her grow, and watch the kiddies play together.  I love you guys!!  And I love little Evie! :)


November 23, 2009 - 3:23 pm

Barb - So beautiful and so intimate!

November 23, 2009 - 4:06 pm

Jen Hauer - OH MY GOSH! Jess- these are beautiful!!! Apsolutely Stunning.

November 23, 2009 - 4:37 pm

Jessica Gast - I can’t wait to meet her! She’s beautiful! Congrats Tracy and Jason!

November 23, 2009 - 8:36 pm

Adrienne - i’m gonna guess you made one of the moon ones!?

November 23, 2009 - 10:52 pm

lucy - she is so beautiful…just like her mama. love.

November 24, 2009 - 2:36 am

kelly beane - love the fall shower decor and stunning images!!

November 24, 2009 - 8:59 am

Julie Massie - These are absolutely gorgeous! I came across your blog a couple of months ago when starting my photography business and I always love checking in and seeing your latest work. You take beautiful photos, and your heart seems just as lovely. God bless!

November 24, 2009 - 10:43 am

Hannah Gebhard - Wow absolutely gorgeous she is so cute I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THE NEW BABIES AT CHRISTMAS TIME :)

November 24, 2009 - 11:44 am

Lisa Boland - The richness and beauty of these photos is outstanding.
Evie is gorgeous! The natural light captures every detail of her amazing baby-ness. I especially love the one of Evie and Nate looking at each other on the blanket.
Congratulations Hauers, on the expansion of your blessed family.

November 24, 2009 - 10:14 pm

holly - so adorable. time for another one! ;)

November 26, 2009 - 11:18 am

jess w - She’s perfect. So beautiful with all that dark hair. I can’t wait to hold her! So happy for you guys!!

November 29, 2009 - 2:39 pm

Maya Laurent - Love the decorated onesies. And what beautiful photos to capture her birth.

August 3, 2011 - 6:00 pm

patty - (i’m joining the party a little late! can’t imagine how beautiful she is by now!!) what beautiful shots… beautiful family, and that last shot… oh my.

December 10, 2010 - 10:20 am

happy birthday, evie mae {one year} | studio3z photography :: Cincinnati Wedding Photographers :: Destination Wedding Photographers - [...] a little over a year ago, this sweetie pie girl was born to one of my dearest friends, Tracy. Evie is such a fun, outgoing, [...]


We are running around here like crazy trying to get everything in order before we leave for Los Angeles tomorrow!  We’ll be MIA on here probably until Tuesday or Wednesday, but we will return.  I wanted to make sure I posted  Mike+Shannon before we left. :)

You may remember these two cuties from their super fun fourth of July wedding!  If you missed it, check it out HERE.  Since it rained their whole wedding day, we welcomed the beautiful weather with open arms.

Shannon is prego, but super duper tiny still!  She is due around the end of the year, and we are so excited for them!



There’s that belly!  So tiny and cute.



One of my FAVS!!




Something about their shoes got me…love the rugged boy with the sweet girlie look. ;)


Mike and Shannon are going to be AWESOME parents.




We hung out in their Jeep truck…



LOVE! It’s a GRAND thing.


We had an amazing sky that evening.


Shannon’s one hot Mama!


Shannon and Mike!  We are so thrilled for you both as you go down this journey.  We can’t wait to meet the little one!

All the best to you over the next few months…they will go by so quickly and then you will be holding your precious baby. :)

October 8, 2009 - 2:57 pm

betsy - THese are fantastic!!!!!!!!

October 8, 2009 - 3:51 pm

Gail - Fifth one down and third from bottom are my FAVES! Total magazine shots! :) What a cute little belly!

Have fun in LA! I get freaked packing for myself so I can only imagine adding 4 little ones to the haul!!

October 8, 2009 - 6:47 pm

louis - Good JOb!!!

October 8, 2009 - 7:39 pm

gina@kiwistreetstudios - ooh la la!
& have a great trip;)

October 8, 2009 - 11:07 pm

Chenese Bean, Makeup - Excellent!!!

October 9, 2009 - 12:59 am

arenda - love the jeep pics, and the shoe shot – awesome!

October 13, 2009 - 1:38 pm

oneshotbeyond - gorgeous session!

October 16, 2009 - 5:44 pm

Maya Laurent - I love the car shots and the ivy background ones too!

October 20, 2009 - 3:35 pm

shannon - wow…so beautiful! what a great session. mom to be is just glowing!

October 26, 2009 - 8:58 pm

Michelle Kane - Reflections in the mirror… genius. Gorgeous images.

June 27, 2011 - 9:26 pm

rohanaw - grate

lauren + mark + ?

As I was working on these photos this morning I found myself getting a little emotional.  I just adore the beauty and symbolism of a couple totally in love, on the edge of being able to experience the major life change of a first child.

Lauren and Mark seemed so happy and at ease…..of all the times in a person’s life, I think this is one of the most beautiful.

I am starting with a favorite of mine.


sweet little belly!




:)  Does this make you smile like I am right now?



Lauren is such a beautiful Mama!




Everything Mark did on this shoot was incredibly sincere and natural.  He is so sweet to Lauren, and I know he is madly in love with the baby girl in the belly.






Another favorite!





Lauren and Mark, you are such an adorable couple.  I am so glad you asked us to do photos for you to document this amazing point in your life!  We wish you peace and comfort this last month of pregnancy, a safe delivery, and a healthy baby girl!!  I will be waiting to hear when she arrives!  I know she will be a precious punkin. :)

All the best,

jess + brett

September 18, 2009 - 12:56 pm

Adam - Brilliant shoot.

September 18, 2009 - 1:02 pm

Carolyn Wells - These are gorgeous.

September 18, 2009 - 1:07 pm

oneshotbeyond - I just found out my sis is expecting…these are such nice shots of both mom and dad to be! How fun!

September 18, 2009 - 1:49 pm

mymy - Hello! I love very so much your work! it’s so beautiful! wouahhhhhhh! bravo! wonderfull!

September 18, 2009 - 1:53 pm

melissa - Hi Jess! These are fantastic – the swing is my favorite! Curious of the location?

September 18, 2009 - 2:04 pm

lora - what a beautiful shoot – lauren and mark are beautiful, happy, in love, and expectant and you can really see it in these photos! great job jess and brett!

September 18, 2009 - 2:56 pm

lucy - my cousin is the cutest little mama. i just love these pics of lauren and mark! man you guys were owning that sunlight…love the flare! as always, beautiful job jess and brett.

September 18, 2009 - 3:33 pm

holly - my favorite is the last one. the light for this shoot — gorgeous.

September 18, 2009 - 4:56 pm

Patty Relojo - I’m Lauren’s mom and the photos are amazing! Thank you so much for capturing this special time for us!

September 20, 2009 - 11:07 am

Gail - I just ADORE that shot of him with his head on her belly. Can you say GIANT CANVAS? :)

September 20, 2009 - 10:30 pm

Cedric - Nice flare. Nice light with nice shadow!!

November 8, 2010 - 11:11 am

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