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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: portraits

a fond farewell to 2010….

What a year it has been….we had a great 2010!

I look at my life at this point and compare it to last year, and I honestly feel like a new person. This past year has been such a reflective and introspective one for me; a time of change- of reevaluation. In my constant search for BALANCE, I’m learning to view things with new eyes. I see growth- in my personal life, in our family, in our business. But I still see so many more goals that I want to accomplish…..(but much more on that later).

This morning we enjoyed a great breakfast as a family. We read the bible, and then Priya and I did some knitting. I also spent some time looking back at our year in photo sessions. Quickly, I grabbed a sampling from each shoot of 2010- minus a couple weddings that are still in the works….

Thank you to all the wonderful people that invited us into your lives for a moment. Each of you in turn gave something to us, and we truly feel honored to have documented bits and pieces of who you are.

xo~ jess + brett

December 31, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Stephanie Lyell - Beautiful best of 2010 :) I really enjoy your work!

January 1, 2011 - 4:23 am

Vanessa - I’m a really big fan of your job, i wich you another new year full of creativity and successful and ♥


January 1, 2011 - 4:24 am

Vanessa - work * ;)

January 1, 2011 - 2:59 pm

Gail - Now that’s what I call living it up professionally in 2010! WONDERFUL work you guys! Loved seeing these all in review since I can still remember so many of the full posts so well!

January 2, 2011 - 2:07 pm

Mike Olbinski - Beautiful work guys, a stellar year…looking forward to seeing what you guys do in 2011!

January 3, 2011 - 10:28 am

Lisa Scherer - Your work is so inspiring and beautiful! Hope your 2011 is just as fabulous.

January 4, 2011 - 1:54 pm

Amanda Wilcher - Love it all. So stunning. Can’t wait to see 2011!!

January 11, 2011 - 3:15 pm

Janica - Hey! Where’s Team Boles? ;)

January 25, 2011 - 5:33 am

Luvlee - Awesomeness xxx :) I love the tippytoe kiss and all of your lovely picnics!

February 9, 2011 - 10:32 pm

Lorenzo - Hey guys… the top left photo in this set …
Special …
Very special …
Your work digs…

January 18, 2019 - 4:36 pm

Pendik nakliyat - Pendik nakliyat

January 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Pendik nakliye - Pendik nakliye ve taşıma

January 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Tuzla nakliye - Tuzla nakliye ve taşımacılık hizmetleri

January 18, 2019 - 4:37 pm

Ümraniye nakliye - Ümraniye nakliyat ve taşımacılık

maggie + nathan

If there was a contest for the most adorable couple in the world, I am pretty sure Maggie and Nathan would be contenders for first place.  If you are a frequent visitor to our blog, then you may recall Maggie and Nathan from their intimate wedding last fall.  The blog EXPLODED when we posted their photos, and I still have people writing me about, “The bride in the tall grasses…” :)  Well, here they are after one year of marriage- super happy, in love, and just as adorable as ever!

When they got married they moved into Maggie’s Grandmother’s old house.  She found these books and blanket of her Grandmother’s in the attic, and brought them along for the shoot.  I loved this idea.

Much love to you two! :)

jess + brett

November 30, 2010 - 10:09 am

Gail - That black and white of them in the alley is my FAVE!!! Just screams canvas!!!

PS — I want that last coat of hers. Heck, her entire wardrobe please!! ;)

November 30, 2010 - 11:16 am

Mel - Yum.

November 30, 2010 - 12:03 pm

Kelly - Love this session! You’re right – totally adorable :) And Maggie reminds me of Natalie Portman…she is so pretty!

November 30, 2010 - 12:09 pm

maggie - All my words are coming out like jhdsfjysdfhejewhr!!!! You guys have so many skills! Thank you for capturing our silly love.

November 30, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Alyson - Gorgeous couple! You captured them beautifully!

November 30, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Chelle Nicole - Love this post! I have been following your blog for some time now…and this couple is definitely one of my favs! Thanks for sharing!

November 30, 2010 - 11:22 pm

maggie - Here I am visiting the blog again…for the 16th time today :) )

December 1, 2010 - 1:33 am

Danielle Kanka - I love ALL the photos! What a great session I love the colors and creativity. And not to mention what a super adorable couple!

December 1, 2010 - 6:46 am


December 1, 2010 - 8:51 am

nelly - great session – the last photo is my favorite !

December 1, 2010 - 8:59 am

Shannon Selim - Love the last one! Great framing and light! Still waiting for the last of your New Mexico trip, did I miss it?

December 1, 2010 - 4:57 pm

adam - stellar sesh!!
that last shot is hot :)

December 1, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Jess W. - I’m crazy over this session. Love everything about it.

December 1, 2010 - 11:45 pm

Jessica - ah! that last one is phenomenal. goosebumps.

chelli + jeff

I think it is great when married couples want to have a photo session, just for fun.  Spending the time together, and having the photo memories to look back on….I would say a photo session is almost like a good therapy session for a married couple. ;)And I am only half kidding.

Jeff an Chelli are getting ready to celebrate 18 years together this December.  They made the trip down to Cincy from Columbus for the shoot, and if they look familiar, it is because they did a session with us at the end of last summer as well!

Cincinnati had a very colorless fall this year due to the lack of rain, but we found a FANTASTIC patch of color that evening!

I love this one….

Jeff and Chelli, you guys are awesome.  Thanks again for coming down and hanging with us!!

November 12, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Jeffrey - Thanks, guys, for making the whole experience an absolute delight.

November 13, 2010 - 10:38 am

Gail - GORGEOUS you guys! I love how you tied the fall foliage so well into this shoot. I’m sure they’re loving these!

kelly + nate

I think it is such a joy when a married couple wants photos taken…just because.  Kelly and Nate have been married a couple years, but they wanted some photos that captured them in their life right now.  I completely love this idea!

We drove up to Columbus and spent an evening getting to know these two wonderful people.  The love they had for each other (and their two “babies”) is quite evident.  The way Nate looks at Kelly is so sincere.  He completely adores her.  And Kelly has the most beautiful smile and laugh that Nate so easily brings out of her. :)  Nate, I still think part-time comedian should be in your future.

We began around their home with their two very lovable and playful dogs.

We moved onto a place that Brett and I found on the drive in to Columbus.  It was a photographer’s gold mine of goodness!

Kelly, you are GORGEOUS inside and out!

We ended with some night shooting on the campus of OSU where they first met.

Kelly and Nate, you two rocked this session!!  Nate, I know you thought you would be tough to photograph….NOT the case in the least.  Both of you were so at ease.  Thanks so much for having us do this session for you!

jess + brett

September 28, 2010 - 9:44 am

Gail - LOVE the lighting techniques you’ve put into play here! And I want every item that Kelly wore for this shoot! That gal is STYLISH!

September 28, 2010 - 9:49 am

Leeka K. - Loved the shots by the river and all the night shots! Gorgeous!!!

September 28, 2010 - 12:25 pm

Maggie - love love loooooooove…this is just too precious for words.

September 28, 2010 - 2:36 pm

Casey - Beautiful photos! You were so very close to where I live (like 5 minutes!). It’s nice to see your view of places so familiar to me :) Kudos!!

September 28, 2010 - 3:51 pm

Tina - Wonderful pictures! And I love that last dress! Can anyone tell me where it’s from?

September 28, 2010 - 5:09 pm

Angie Ball - What great pictures!

September 28, 2010 - 6:12 pm

Kelly - Thanks again, Jess and Brett! We had such a blast doing this! I couldn’t be happier with how the shots turned out. Tina, I bought the orange dress at Macy’s (on clearance!). It’s a Ralph Lauren.

September 29, 2010 - 11:32 am

Kelly (Daphne Photo Studio) - Gorgeous!! Love the tree shot with the spotlight on her :)

September 29, 2010 - 1:20 pm

pam - Amazing. The couple and the photography.

October 1, 2010 - 4:49 am

nelly - great photos ! I love the ones with the cabin.