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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: children

our little bear

My boy is obsessed with the book Little Bear. He loves the stories. He loves the pictures. I love watching him flip through the same book I adored when I was a little girl.

When I was knitting him a scarf last week, he was giddy with excitement for it to be done. When I put it on his neck he said, “Now I’m just like Little Bear!”

*my heart melted*

Now he reads with his scarf on, of course.

Thank goodness for big sisters, who help break up repeat readings by Mama and Baba. :)

We are all pretty obsessed with our own Little Bear.

 

December 3, 2010 - 11:10 am

Betsy - So precious! I need to pick that book up. Never read it!

December 3, 2010 - 11:12 am

Gail - That kid is just the cutest.

Love the scarf too! Is that wool? It looks like it but man oh man, if it is, Gabe is a trooper for loving it so much. Made with love no doubt ;)

December 3, 2010 - 11:56 am

maggie - I love it! You are a precious family.

December 3, 2010 - 12:11 pm

julianna - Oh that brings back memories, love little bear and your little bear is adorable too!

December 3, 2010 - 1:56 pm

shannon selim - That is absolutely adorable! The stuff life is made of… thanks for sharing! :)

December 3, 2010 - 2:13 pm
December 3, 2010 - 6:19 pm

Sharon - Too Cute!

December 3, 2010 - 10:23 pm

jess - aw, what a cutie!

December 3, 2010 - 10:24 pm

jess - and really nice photos too! :)

December 4, 2010 - 12:17 pm

Donna - This is so precious! Just makes you want to stop time…

December 4, 2010 - 4:16 pm

meredith - He is so doe-eyed and kissable. I’m even more gooey over this because of my own love of the books and the fact that ‘Little Bear’ is our term of endearment for Josie. She even has a knitted bear hat :)

December 4, 2010 - 8:15 pm

edie - this post makes me want 12 more kids. love him. love the scarf. love you all.
xo,
edie

December 6, 2010 - 9:13 am

Adrienne King - this is precious!!! all your kids are so adorable.

Gabriel {last day of two}

These are a few shots I grabbed the last morning my baby guy was two years old. :)  Two was a great year for him, and not terrible in the least!

Here’s hoping three goes just as smoothly!

This face looks more like he is 18.

He’s just not sure what to think about this birthday stuff ending….it was WAY too fun.

:)

June 11, 2010 - 11:24 am

betsy - Just a whole lotta sweetness you’ve got right there!

I hear you, nothing terrible about twos! : )

June 11, 2010 - 12:13 pm

brett@studio3z.com - love these…hadn’t seen them yet! that is my P-R-E-C-I-O-U-S Gavi. that smile is way too contagious :-D

June 11, 2010 - 10:54 pm

Tammy Staley - These are just so great! Love them :)

June 11, 2010 - 11:38 pm

lucy - is there any question that brett is his baba? um, NO! jess, he’s getting to be such a big boy. you sure you don’t wanna make another? they turn out so beautiful! i love you gabey…no matter how old you are.

June 13, 2010 - 11:15 am

Eliza - It’s amazing how much your boys look like each other! They are adorable.

June 15, 2010 - 9:02 pm

Maya Laurent - Oh my! He looks so big now!!! Sounds like and looks like he had a wonderful birthday.

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??????

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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!

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February 8, 2018 - 11:10 am

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2009 favorites {children}

Yesterday we began our look back over 2009 and posted some favorites of our families.  Today we are highlighting the children!  If you didn’t see the post yesterday, we are running a contest!!  Here is a refresher on the details:

I will post a new category every day or so this week (families, couples, wedding, etc.).  You choose a favorite photo in each category and tell us which one it is, and WHY you like it in the comment box.  Next Friday February 5th we will add up all of the votes for each photograph.  The photo in each category with the most votes is the winner.  The person in that particular photo will receive a FREE 8×10 of the photograph!  But then listen to this….The ONE photo that gets the most votes overall, that person in the photo will receive a FREE 11x 14 canvas (a $250 value)!!! :)So how do we decide the winners?  YOU DO by commenting!!  If you are featured on here feel free to tell your friends, neighbors and family to get in on the voting….but we ask PLEASE one vote per person in EACH category.  Let’s play fair!

Remember, you may place ONE vote in EACH category.

{children}

We just love and adore ALLLL of these little faces.  Children are such a light and joy, and their lack of inhibition makes them such a natural subject to photograph.

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these butts belong to me, so this one doesn’t count in the contest. ;)

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January 26, 2010 - 11:26 am

Kelly Lee - I love number 1 – the eyes on this beautiful child are stunning.

January 26, 2010 - 11:28 am

Jenni Wise - So many good ones, but I love number 3!!!!!

January 26, 2010 - 11:35 am

Tracy - #28 I wanna kiss her cheeks! Beautiful images…

January 26, 2010 - 11:37 am

Dani - I have to go with #14, the look of pure happiness on her face is priceless!

January 26, 2010 - 11:41 am

Felisha - I like #13-look at that smile. :)

January 26, 2010 - 12:08 pm

Natalie - I’m going to go with 32. But they were all so cute!

January 26, 2010 - 12:12 pm

Cheryl - Definitely #13, that little smile and and that face.

January 26, 2010 - 12:24 pm

brendan - #13 all the way! i love the close up shot and the smile.

January 26, 2010 - 12:26 pm

Janice - #8 Little miss looks like she is saying, Hi world, I’m here! (-:

January 26, 2010 - 12:35 pm

Roxanna - i have to go with 22 i love that little emma!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 26, 2010 - 12:40 pm

klott07 - Since I can’t vote for the little butts, I will go with #5. love it!

January 26, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Brittany - I know I’m a little bias, but my mom just told me these were on here, and of course I love #13. I love that Paige made it on. Thanks you guys.

January 26, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Cassie - #13! Look at the contented, happy smile. Nothing better in the world.

January 26, 2010 - 1:03 pm

Lisa - I love #8 because it’s a newborn in her daddy’s arms and she seems to be waving hello to the world.

January 26, 2010 - 1:04 pm

Steve - #13 definitely – what a smile and look of total contentment

January 26, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Vickey Weiss - #23
I am soooo taken by this photo – love it

January 26, 2010 - 1:11 pm

Alli - #13 She just looks so peaceful and happy!

January 26, 2010 - 1:21 pm

Sarah - 32. Reminds me of my childhood..running with wild hair around in a tutu :)

January 26, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Shawna - #23. Love the eyes and the background is so interesting!

January 26, 2010 - 2:21 pm

gini - she looks so sweet and fresh!

January 26, 2010 - 2:28 pm

holly - sweet baby paige (13) because she was the most beautiful little newborn in the whole world. :)

January 26, 2010 - 2:29 pm

gini - #8 she looks so sweet and so fresh!

January 26, 2010 - 2:52 pm

Sonia - #23 Wow he is so cute! Those eyes are amazing! And the angle of the photo is very interesting – I love it!

January 26, 2010 - 3:32 pm

betsy - #32!!!!!! Love that dancing girl.

January 26, 2010 - 3:34 pm

Ron Buckner - Love the shot of #8.

January 26, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Jenn - #13!!! That smile is so adorable!

January 26, 2010 - 4:29 pm

adam(3) - 13.
it makes me happy.

January 26, 2010 - 4:41 pm

Sarah - Hard choice! Great work!
I’m going with #7.

January 26, 2010 - 4:46 pm

John - I’m going to vote for 32 on this one. There’s just something about the dancing girl that has stuck with me since you first posted it. It’s hard to choose, though! Such beautiful photography!

January 26, 2010 - 5:03 pm

priya - 32 it is fun

January 26, 2010 - 5:36 pm

Bob - Gotta love a wavin’ baby. #8. Definitely.

January 26, 2010 - 5:45 pm

viorika - #6 and 32…cute!!

January 26, 2010 - 5:46 pm

nelu - 32….so sweet!!

January 26, 2010 - 5:49 pm

Steve - Gotta love #8!

January 26, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Anne Woehnker - #28 is adorable:):) My favorite!!! Although each and every photo was amazingly cute!!!! So hard to choose just one:(:( Great work:)

January 26, 2010 - 7:23 pm

gail - #8 she is adorable a new life and a new begining.

January 26, 2010 - 8:06 pm

Gloria - A girl with her daddy. What an awesone shot. One never forgotten. Fab photos are for a lifetime. # 8 the best way to vote.

January 26, 2010 - 8:30 pm

carolyn - They are all so great, but I have to choose #8 because it captures the moment with a dad and his new baby girl.

January 26, 2010 - 8:44 pm

Betty - my vote is for #8 What a cutie, thats sure a little one

January 26, 2010 - 8:53 pm

patty - peek a boo baby !!!

January 26, 2010 - 8:55 pm

patty - #8

January 26, 2010 - 8:55 pm

patty - # 8

January 26, 2010 - 9:10 pm

scott - #8 Love the bye bye baby

January 26, 2010 - 10:03 pm

Tyler - #13. She’s my niece, and a cute one at that.

January 26, 2010 - 10:08 pm

JoAnn Bowers - picture 13. my adorable great grand baby.

January 26, 2010 - 10:12 pm

kirk - my vote is for 13 she is my beautiful little grandchild.

January 26, 2010 - 10:43 pm

Ryan - 12. So sweet.

January 26, 2010 - 10:57 pm

lucy - #32. i adore this little girl!

January 26, 2010 - 10:59 pm

gail - oh me too…#32, please!

January 26, 2010 - 11:04 pm

paige - #23….oh those eyes!

January 26, 2010 - 11:06 pm

chuck - #32

January 26, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Tracy - #23 is by far my favorite!!! I love the look in this little boy’s eyes.

January 27, 2010 - 2:10 am

arenda - such cute photos! i love #5 (with #31 being a close second!).

January 27, 2010 - 8:23 am

Carolyn - I like #8. Aadorable photo with those bright eyes.

January 27, 2010 - 8:28 am

Donna - #28 so cute with her eyes!

January 27, 2010 - 9:14 am

Alan - #21,my precious grandaughter

January 27, 2010 - 9:18 am

Alan - Oops, cancel #21, even tho he’s cute, my grandaughter is #20

January 27, 2010 - 10:14 am

Aunt Amy - #20 gets my vote – love the colors, the setting, the kid… ;)

January 27, 2010 - 10:15 am

Rachel B. - #17 because it cracked me up and was so unexpected, but you know that I want to vote for all of them. Oh, why must it be so hard to choose?

January 27, 2010 - 11:16 am

Dawn - These are all great, but I gotta go with #29 = )

January 27, 2010 - 2:01 pm

rebecky - #11

January 27, 2010 - 2:25 pm

Lisa Caswell - #10 is my favorite of these. Love her expression.

January 27, 2010 - 3:03 pm

Rachel - #23! Cute little boy with adorable baby blues.

January 27, 2010 - 4:54 pm

dietrich - #27 … great :)

January 27, 2010 - 6:51 pm

Kathie - #11 Cute, cute, cute

January 27, 2010 - 6:52 pm

Kirk - #13 It’s all in the smile. She’s got it.

January 27, 2010 - 6:56 pm

Ernie - #11 – Look’s like she is up to something!

January 27, 2010 - 10:30 pm

Erin - #21… totally captures boyhood… but really my most fave was the pic of your sons…. such a precious shot of brothers!

January 27, 2010 - 10:40 pm

Kathleen - #7! she looks so innocent and happy and beautiful. these two pictures in one embody childhood and all that it should be.

January 28, 2010 - 8:06 am

Sonya - I’m voting for #11. I know this little girl and you captured her perfectly in this picture. I love your work!

January 28, 2010 - 8:56 am

Renae - #11 please

January 28, 2010 - 11:39 am

tracy - #18…love the colors, the flowers and those cute little blondies

January 28, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Erin Rolf - 1, 6, 9
Hard to tell. Beach and lamby pictures are hard to beat!

January 28, 2010 - 3:12 pm

Patty downs - I have to pick #11 but Leila in the sunflowers is right up there at the top of my list too … she’s so beautiful!

January 28, 2010 - 3:52 pm

jean - I vote for #26, It looks like you’ve captured the face of God in a little girl, the way the sun is shining on her hair is beautiful.

January 28, 2010 - 6:03 pm

Natalie Marquis - #11 because its just so Addy :)

January 28, 2010 - 6:32 pm

Emily - #26, adorable.

January 28, 2010 - 10:42 pm

jess - 12!

January 29, 2010 - 9:03 am

Lindsey - #5. I can’t get enough of those cheeks. They could rest on that table they are so big and cute.

January 29, 2010 - 10:06 am

Janelle - 32!! that might be one of the most precious pictures! I love the tutu!

January 29, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Bonnie - #14…so fun!

January 29, 2010 - 7:57 pm

aj - #14 love this picture

January 29, 2010 - 9:35 pm

Karen - #20! A sweet face to go with my sweet granddaughter!

January 30, 2010 - 1:01 am

kristi - #13 all the way!!!

January 30, 2010 - 9:51 am

Heidi - #23 – Those eyes stole my heart!

January 30, 2010 - 10:24 am

troy - #26.

January 30, 2010 - 10:35 am

emma - #11. My little sissy is very cute in this picture.

January 30, 2010 - 10:39 am

Lauren - I love 6, 13, 16, and 28!! However, if I may choose one… I’ll go with 28. She is just TOO adorable! The expression on her face is priceless :)

January 30, 2010 - 7:18 pm

Donna - #28!!! This one reminds me of my own 3 year old. That look she gives when you’ve caught her and she’s saying “who, me?”

January 30, 2010 - 7:54 pm

Mandi Nikole - Love the 3rd one and the one of the little girl in the sunflowers.

January 31, 2010 - 11:27 am

Amber - Number 26 has won my heart.

January 31, 2010 - 12:27 pm

JJ - #8 A future Diva, saying hi world I’m here!

January 31, 2010 - 12:29 pm

Katie - #23 is so cute. I love his eyes just amazing. :)

February 3, 2010 - 9:57 pm

Reagen - #24 is the best. Beautiful baby girl.

February 4, 2010 - 10:29 am

Lora - #26 – precious face; goldfish crackers. perfection.

February 4, 2010 - 10:10 pm

Jason - #8, what a beautiful girl. great pic.

February 4, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Nate - #8, great pic.

August 21, 2010 - 5:16 pm

Lorenzo - Im a bit partial …but #32 is soooo cute!