• studio3z photography {the blog}

    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: random

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

Afyon asansörlü taşımacılık - Afyon ve çevre illerine asansörlü taşımacılık hizmeti.

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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what i love.

Creativity….Fresh ideas…..

You may have seen this already, and I have been wanting to post this artistic endeavor for a while now.  The story goes something like this….adoring (and unemployed) fan creates a FANTASTIC video for a Death Cab for Cutie song.  He plans it out, and through a mixture of many many still photographs and video, he creates a wonderful piece.

People notice it.  People love it.

Death Cab notices it. Death Cab makes it their official video for their song, “Little Bribes.”

Fan is happy.  Fan now works. :)

Moral of the story: BE CREATIVE, and show it!  You may be surprised who takes note.

Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

August 17, 2009 - 12:50 pm

Annie - LOVE Ross Ching’s stuff, but I hadn’t seen that video yet. Nice!

August 17, 2009 - 1:46 pm

Gail - This is SUCH a cool video Jess! I love Death Cab, but hadn’t seen this yet! Good for that guy. I’m such a fan of time lapse photo/video. I think this might be the most creative use of it I’ve ever seen!

August 26, 2009 - 8:18 pm

Maya Laurent - Super cool! Gotta show Pat this!

monday morning.

I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.
E. B. White


planning my week right now…and I decided I will post something on the blog every day.  (for you Ellee.)

:)happy monday loves!

August 10, 2009 - 11:33 am

gina@kiwistreet - i just posted on your wall and then saw your comment on my blog!
so sad;(
but your image of the sunflowers above made me smile again;)

August 10, 2009 - 3:41 pm

Ellee - Ahhhh… fabulous.

August 12, 2009 - 1:12 am

shannon - love love love your blog!! truly love the photo of the little boy with the sun flair behind him.. so perfect. what a perfect moment. such an inspiration!!

found you on prophoto blogs.. thinking about getting one. thanks! :)

August 12, 2009 - 10:03 am

Nanny/Beth/Mama - B E A U T I F U L!! CHERISH every SECOND…. You will turn around twice and they will ALL be GONE

the scoop!

I am kind of stuck in that rut of way too much to blog, and not enough time to do it right now.  This week has been super busy….full of great things like a 2 yr. old session with my baby Gabe, catching up with the awesome weddings we’ve been doing, and my little baby niece who graduated last night (that makes me feel so old…..).

So, I just wanted to tell you that this blog is going to be SLAMMED and smacked-down with some goodness very soon!!  Be on the watch! :)

The main highlight next week will be our little guy who is turning 2!!  I can hardly believe it, nor do I want to, but he is growing up.  BOO!

Here he is playing his game with Baba where he balances on him, and then falls like a tree, flat down on the bed….Please ignore our messy bedroom, and the fact that my husband is in his underwear.  (life)


See ya soon!

June 5, 2009 - 1:06 pm

Briony - hahaha sooo cute! i can’t wait to see all the new goods :)

June 5, 2009 - 1:46 pm

betsy - LOVE IT. Miss you. :)

June 5, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Bonnie - That picture is so lovely. I love his smile and even the messy room!

June 5, 2009 - 9:10 pm

Abra Michelle - Love, love, LOVE it. :D

June 7, 2009 - 3:26 pm

Anneke - Lovely photo!!! And I know how you feel, my little girl is turnig ONE this week, june 10th! I can’t believe time flies by so quickly!! Have a very happy birthday!!!!