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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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Category Archives: newborns

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, [...]

baby paige {fives weeks old}

Welcome little Paige Janelle….She was 5 weeks old when I came over to her house to photograph her.  What a little cutie!

Here is Paige getting some love by Mommy and Daddy (Brittany and Joel).  It is so much fun watching new parents.  They are just as cute as the babies. :)

Check out that look on her face!


First baby smiles are the biggest heart melters.


Daddy + daughter.


Paige was so cute!  Every time the camera was on her, she was well aware.  This was her “Vogue” pose.


See what I mean?  She was staring right at me!!


Did I mention she was brilliant?  This is her after I said, “How many weeks old are you Paige?” :)



This is Paige’s Aunt Janelle, who she gets her middle name from.


Naked time!  Paige was not interested in looking at me…she just wanted to look out the window.


Love her yummy baby rolls.


When my daughter saw me working on these she said, “Wow, she is SOOO lucky to have so much hot pink.” :)



She went to sleep for just a minute or so.




At the end, everyone got Paige dressed up and we went out to get some fresh spring air.



Thank you Brittany and Joel, for having me into your home to photograph your precious little family. :)

April 6, 2009 - 4:33 pm

holly - these are just perfect. paigey is such a girly girl already. she definitely gets it from her mama! don’t you just love her expressions? priceless. you really captured how incredibly sweet this family is. i love! love, aunt holly

April 6, 2009 - 6:03 pm

Maya Laurent - I love the hot pink!!! That shot of her sleeping is so precious!

April 6, 2009 - 8:04 pm

betsy - Great job Jess! Congrats to Brit and Joel!

April 6, 2009 - 9:34 pm

mel - i like the jazz hands picture. adorable.

April 8, 2009 - 10:36 am

Alex - Absolutly adorable!

welcome asher. {a newborn session}

To say that I “really liked” this session would be a drastic understatement.  It’s more like, if you just heard a noise, it was the sound of my heart exploding because it could not contain my love for this shoot.  Dramatic, I know.  (It has been one of those days.)  I was working on this session, and I drug favorites to my blog folder and when I realized I was at 50, I knew there was a problem.  Sifting through these to figure out “which ones, which ones” was tough.   But here is a sampling of what I finally chose.

I came to photograph Asher when he was 2 and a half weeks old.  He was only a little over 6 lbs. when he was born, so he was still a bit of a peanut….but ALERT.  He would look right in my camera, and when he would start to drift off to sleep, my shutter would make him peek open his eyes…almost like he was afraid he was going to miss something!  If you frequent my blog then you may know this beautiful family.  The last session they did with us was this past summer and you can find it HERE.

Sweet little Asher!


Beautiful Mama, my friend Jessica.


Two big sisters are better than one!  (Asher may beg to differ.) :)


Resting with Mama…


AND back up again!! Having some bonding time with Daddy.


Love this photo.


A few sessions back with this family I told you the story of Micheal (the Dad) having a terrible accident and falling 25 ft. from a ladder.  He was badly hurt (as you can imagine) and was in the hospital for months dealing with surgeries and therapy. GRACE is the word that comes to mind.  Without the grace of God, Michael would not be here, and therefore Asher would not as well.  Because of this, it was very important to them to show the scar on Micheal’s arm.   I absolutely agree.





if you have the urge to grab your screen to kiss this sweet little face, calm down and breathe deeply…repeat.




And back to sleep again.



One of my favorites.





This may be one of my most favorite family moments I have ever captured.  It makes me want to have a newborn again, to have someone come take pictures like this of us. :)  It is just so warm, cozy, and real.


I left that day with a major love for a new little man, and a yearning in my womb.  The second part went away as soon as I walked into my own house. :)  This session also reminded me of what an honor it is to be invited into someone’s home, in their intimate space, to capture the beauty of LIFE.  Thanks you guys.

love,  jess

January 29, 2009 - 6:26 pm

Ashie - Absolutely beautiful! I can’t wait to meet little Asher…he is so adorable. I really like that the session is in their beautiful home….what a perfect place to have a family shoot! I think the last photo is one of the most precious moments I have ever seen captured! And I did have the urge to grab the screen and kiss the baby’s little face…but I refrained.

January 29, 2009 - 6:38 pm

betsy - I LOVE that last photo!!!!!! It needs to be printed BIG!!!!!

January 29, 2009 - 6:57 pm

holly rouse - i have a great warmth in my heart after seeing these. i simply must go find a newborn to hold now. oh, sigh. these are, in a word, lovely.

January 29, 2009 - 10:45 pm

Cassie - Oh my goodness….what a tiny, precious little baby. He looks like an old soul in that first picture…and the last one, wow. How beautiful.

January 30, 2009 - 12:00 am

lucy - oh man, i truly love that last photo. So precious.

January 30, 2009 - 10:41 am

jess - Simply amazing- again, we are always so amazed that out of the chaos you can grab some incredible moments. Thanks so much for being you.

Michael and Jess.

January 30, 2009 - 11:49 am

Susan Solo - This is one of the most beautiful newborn sessions I’ve ever seen. I love the focus on the relationships in the family! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

January 30, 2009 - 11:15 pm

Megan - I can’t even say what my favorite is…love the last one of course but I also love the lighting in the one of him sleeping all by himself in the window light-I did a double take. Absolutely beautiful work!!!

January 31, 2009 - 3:29 pm

mel - i love the detail you got. the hair on the babys back?! dang, thats some sharp focus. lol. nice.

January 31, 2009 - 9:34 pm

Maya Laurent - Pat and I agree that last photo is AMAZING!!! What a beautiful family. I love how you captured his scar in the photos too…they will have such a story to tell little Asher.

February 5, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Jo - So precious!

February 6, 2009 - 2:20 am

wrecklessgirl - i absolutely adore the image of the baby boy laying on the white shag blankie, laying in the sunlight coming from the window. wow. stunning photo. one of those–”can’t look at it without gasping.” i’m losing my breath on these.

July 24, 2009 - 3:52 pm

asher {six months} + his family. » studio3z photography - [...] Asher’s newborn session (which has one of my FAVORITE family photos I have ever taken!!) [...]

Welcome Little Silas!

The other day I had the privilege of taking photos of a precious new baby born to good friends of ours. Little guy Silas is the second child, and the little brother of Hannah. Hannah really loves her baby brother. She walks around saying his name, and letting everyone know if he is crying.:)She’s a good little helper too.

Silas is a cutie. I had a hard time picking out blog favorites. He makes so many facial expressions, and makes lots of grumpy old man faces. (I love babies that do that!!)

Thanks guys for having me do his first photo shoot!:)

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we tried to get him to curl up in a fetal position, but he wanted to stretch his legs right out!
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this is Brett’s favorite:)
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