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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

nate + heather + brayden {a family session}

Well the end of this year has proven to be family session time around here, so here is another beautiful one!  I “met” Heather when she stumbled upon our blog. Heather is a photographer herself in the Northern Kentucky area, so I was super excited when she asked about doing a family session for her! She has a wonderful husband Nate, and a cutie pie little guy named Brayden.  She also has an adorable baby bump and is expecting a new little guy in a couple months. :)

The day we had lined up for our session turned out to be terribly cold.  Now, I have said this on many of my sessions, but this was THE COLDEST SESSION we have ever been on!  The high was 26 degrees that day! Talk about brave.  But, looking through these images….it was totally worth it.

Brayden is a doll. He arrived with a belly full of PEZ, and an adorable smile. :)

This photo just makes me SMILE so big. :)

We had to get a few shots of the precious little baby in the belly.  Heather saw this painting and told us that the nursery is in these types of colors, so it was perfect.

Heather, you look beautiful!

Trying to make Brayden laugh!!! It worked.

If you look down to the right you will see an “N.”  We thought that was cute, because inside the belly is little “Nolan.”  :)

I LOVE THIS!  His expressions were priceless.

And this one too. :)  I just LOVE IT!

Kisses from big brother.

Then we took some shots of just mom and dad together.  I really loved so many of these that narrowing them down was quite hard.  The light was just perfect that day….(Even though I felt frozen and moving around was even harder!  I had on a coat, gloves, scarf and hat….so really I need to shut up.  They had to be FREEZING, but you would never know!)

A favorite of mine!!  Just beautiful.

Another few shots together….I love that Brayden did this on his own.

And then towards the end, Brayden was goofing around and dancing for us. :)

Heather, Nate and Brayden…thank you so much for asking us to do a session for your family.  I know we didn’t chit chat a lot because we were all frozen solid :)  but we really enjoyed our time together and being able to meet your beautiful family (and to Nate’s brother and family too-thanks!).  Best of luck Heather on the end of your pregnancy, and I can’t wait to see what little Nolan looks like when he arrives!

jess + brett

December 18, 2008 - 4:39 pm

Heather - I am speechless. And I can’t pick a favorite. Thank you two so much for being so awesome on such a horrible day! We will cherish these photos forever!

December 19, 2008 - 6:08 am

Alex - The SECOND!!!! It´s so yummy!!!

And again the black & whites.

Coooool (really!) session!


December 19, 2008 - 2:19 pm

sara - I love their bright outfits against the rustic and warm hued settings! I adore the one of little man kissing his momma’s belly…too sweet! Awesome job! :)

December 19, 2008 - 6:51 pm

holly rouse - this is my favorite family session of yours, to date.

December 21, 2008 - 10:34 pm

rebecca-linh rodgers - HA! THESE ARE AWESOME.

and what a crazy small world. 3z- these are fantastic. i was immediately drawn into these images… not only because they are all STUNNING bur that there was also a familiar face! ;) heather- you look GREAT!!!

December 29, 2008 - 10:22 am

Maya - You’d never know that they were cold! Perfect light on the couple shots!

January 4, 2009 - 5:11 pm

mel - i love the coordination. can we have this family pick out clothes for all of our sessions? you find great spaces. good work.

dana + corey {baby is coming!}

Dana has to be one of the most beautiful pregnant women I have even seen. Not only is her baby bump adorable, but her smile and demeanor radiate pure joy. When Corey (her hubby) gets closer, even more so. They are so in love, and so happy to be expecting….being with them was such a pleasure.

I have known Dana for a long, long time. She is very close to my family, and she has helped me with watching my babies over the years. It it so cool to now see her happily married and her own little girl on the way in a few weeks!!

Ok, it was ridiculously hard choosing favorites from this session…just a warning.

Similar to the last, but I just couldn’t CHOOSE!!

I think this may very well be one of my most favorite shots….EVER.

that’s one HOT MAMA!!!

Thanks guys for being up for anything…it was fun. Brett and I are so excited for you two!! Can’t wait to meet that precious little girl.:)

June 26, 2008 - 1:14 pm

lucy - totally hip pregnant mama! as always, i love ‘em. great job jess and brett.

June 27, 2008 - 1:05 pm

kelly - I LOVE the “Your Mama’s Drive Thru” shots – so clever & fun! And of course, Dana is beautiful as always :)

June 27, 2008 - 5:11 pm

Annie - These are beautiful!!!

June 27, 2008 - 8:04 pm

Ms Mona - How romantically beautiful!!!You two were so made for each other. Looking forward to the big announcement. At least I won’t be shoveling snow. (ask Corey’s mom)Congratulations!!

July 1, 2008 - 10:41 pm

bobbi+ - i LOVE the lighting in these!!!!! Great work Jess :D :D :D

April 21, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Sarah - (DVD) I have always been a fan of Julia Roberts and the mievos she stars in her smile is infectious, it lights up the screen. In 1997, she made a comeback with a starring role in the romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding. The film went on to become one of the most successful girly mievos of the whole decade, and after watching it earlier tonight on TV, it’s not hard to see why. It still holds up seven years later. The comedy is fresh, funky and slick. The plot is nothing original, but it holds up brilliantly because of the film’s four main stars. You have Julia Roberts, of course, who is no doubt a future Hollywood legend. Then there’s Cameron Diaz in one of her best film roles not quite topping her sexual cameo in The Mask three years earlier, but still bringing much humour to her role. Rupert Everett and Dermot Mulroney are the two main male actors and also do their roles justice.Julia Roberts plays Julianne Potter, a fast-talking confident Chicago food critic who used to date Michael O’Neal (Dermot Mulroney) in their college days. They since broke up after nine years and moved apart. They made a pact, however, that if by the age of 28 they both were not married, then they would marry each other. When Julianne receives a call from Michael three weeks before that pact deadline, she assumes he is ringing to get back with her. However, Michael is calling to introduce Julianne to his seemingly wonderful, irritatingly perfect fiancee Kimberly Wallace (Cameron Diaz) and announce their wedding which is taking place in just three days. That leaves Julianne three short days to break up the marriage and win back the man she has only just realised she loved all along. She will either win or lose that’s the conclusion. Ronald Bass’ perfectly-constructed screenplay keeps the viewer on the edge, forever guessing if she will win her battle. Julianne’s gay friend George Downes (Rupert Everett) agrees to help her, but only to a certain extent, and he is a hilarious asset to the comedic intentions put forth by the writers of the film.The film’s plot seems at times far-fetched, and it is, but this is a light-hearted, romantic comedy with many cliche9s built in for good measure! The comedy is spot-on there aren’t many laugh out loud moments, but more of a continual giggle-fest that will have you smiling for most of the film. Julia Roberts is a certain crowd-puller. People from all over the world will flock to see her mievos, and this one was exception. Cameron Diaz was half the superstar in this film that she is today, and her glowing smile and charasmatic confidence shines through in her ditzy role. Rupert Everett reminds me of Hugh Grant in this film, which can be no bad thing!The film has many memobrable scenes, including Kimberely’s hilarious karoke nightclub performance of I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself. The restaurant hilarity of the group’s performance of Dianne Warwick’s I Say A Little Prayer is also perfectly executed, with only professional directors pulling it off amateurs could have easily messed it up big time. The big city bread truck chase is hilarious, and the film has many touching moments. Julianne’s constantly foiled attempts to sabotage the impending wedding are brilliant too: most notably the e-mail/falling off the chair scene. This film is pure comedic brilliance. It could have easily fallen flat on its face, but it didn’t because of the right balance between fresh actors and excellent dialogue.

February 21, 2015 - 11:51 am

Sainalcute - Angie, I’m not sure if I ever personally thkeand you for being so awesome. Between Julianne’s wedding, Jaclyn’s maternity shots, and my little black book session I feel like you’re one of the family.Oh, and thanks for the EPIC confetti shot. <3

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August 14, 2008 - 7:23 pm

studio3z photography » beauty. {full blown} - [...] photo of Dana below is from her maternity session (if that isn’t obvious) which you can view HERE.  I LOVED this session, like, to the moon and back!!  She was so stunning, and I knew the second [...]

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