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Category Archives: seniors

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

Victoria {senior}

In our emailing with one another, Victoria and I talked about our common love of  musician, Ryan Adams.  I shared with her that I have been listening to him over a decade, and she was probably like 6 or 7 when I first began listening to his music.  (Insert overwhelming feeling of getting old….)

Victoria loves music.  Not only does she love listening to great artists, but she also plays an instrument herself.  She really had hoped for a “non-cheesy” photo of her with the flute.  She said she searched and searched through different photography galleries to see if such a thing existed, but found nothing.  She came to me and said, “If someone can pull it off, I knew you could.”  At that point I gladly accepted the challenge.:)

Reading and Journalism are both other loves of hers.

So, did we meet the challenge?  I like to think we did. :)

Thanks so much Victoria for having us do your Senior photos!  Best of luck in all you do in your future!


October 21, 2010 - 10:12 am

Shawna - Love these!! The flute pics are definitely not cheesy. And I adore her floral skirt! Great job as usual!

October 21, 2010 - 11:21 am

Maggie - Old sheet music = perfection. These are so pretty!

October 21, 2010 - 11:58 am

Kelly (Daphne Photo Studio) - I definitely agree you met the challenge! Beautiful!

October 21, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Casey - the last three images rock my socks. brava! :)

October 21, 2010 - 4:20 pm

melanie - last shot is HOTTTTT.

October 21, 2010 - 5:59 pm

erin - last shot is far from cheese! LOVE it!

October 21, 2010 - 5:59 pm

erin - last shot is far from cheese! LOVE it!

October 24, 2010 - 4:16 pm

Jaimie Dee – Atlanta Wedding Photographer - Love the shot with the sun peaking from behind. Great work! :)

taylor {senior}

Meet Taylor!

She is a driven girl with fantastic hopes and dreams.  She is determined, well-planned, and has a giant heart to go along with it.

Lucky us, to get such beautiful and bright, super sweet girls to work with!

I seriously loved all of Taylor’s clothes.  I was about ready to ask if I could borrow some. ;)

Taylor is President of her Student Government and Spanish Club, and then also business and stage manager for her School Theatre.  Are you impressed?  I sure am!  I couldn’t have DREAMED of being that well put together my Senior year!

Oh, and she loves to swing too. :)

Taylor, all the best to you through your Senior year, and your future!  I can’t wait to see where you go.  I know you’ll  make it amazing. :)


October 19, 2010 - 10:48 am

Gail - Beautiful!! I think I would have been friends with this girl if we hit high school rewind and went back to 1999 :)

October 19, 2010 - 12:52 pm

Lillian - She is too cute! What a lovely, easy smile:) I’ve been following your blog for a bit now and just wanted to tell you how much I’ve been enjoying!

October 21, 2010 - 12:39 pm

Holly - i know her, too! she and i did theatre together back in the day. awesome girl! and let me tell you, it’s a HUGE deal that she was chosen to be stage manager at our high school :)

November 3, 2010 - 6:08 pm

Jenny Hauser - Jess, I just love the sunny shot with the “wallfower” daisies. To me, this is the perfect senior photo. What a refreshing senior photo shoot! She looks pretty, happy, and healthy – what more could anyone want? Great job.

Cece {studio3z senior}

Cece is beautiful and bright, inside and out!  Her smile is incredibly contagious, guaranteed to affect those around.

Together we explored around a new part of town, and I couldn’t be more happy with how these turned out!

Naturally prone to smile, I asked Cece for a more serious look.  I said, “Think of….umm…..dead animals.”  Weird, I know, but that’s just what came out. It made us laugh and led to the photo below.  It became our running joke for the night when I needed a straight face.

I have no clue what’s up below….I’m guessing I found something I said to be completely hilarious. But it made me laugh how Cece is looking at me like I am completely nuts.  ;)

Thanks Cece for having your session with us….walking and walking, and getting yelled at in back country fields. :)  We wish you all the best in this next step in your life!

September 24, 2010 - 10:35 am

Gail - WOW – Cece is FIERCE in these photos? (is that too 2003-Tyra-Banks to still be saying? haha) Either way, you guys really showcased her beauty. And that light? FANTASTIC!

BTW: I’m glad I don’t have a version of Brett to document me during my shoots because NO WAY do I look as cute as you do! BTW – where did you get that adorable chambray dress? I’m dying to find one similar!

September 24, 2010 - 4:15 pm

melanie - youre adorable jess. you make me look like a heathen on photo sessions!! KILLER sesh. jealous of your light. i cant even pick a fav i love them alllll.

September 24, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Julie (Cece’s mom) - My daughter is not the most cooperative child in the world when it comes to being photographed. Needless to say, you guys were able to help her come out of her shell. These turned out wonderful!! I cannot wait to see the rest! Thanks again for such an awesome experience.

September 24, 2010 - 8:16 pm

Jodi - Wow. I did this job for awhile and thought I was pretty good…but wow. Cece is a perfect subject but you did a wonderful job of bringing out every look I see in her!! Great Great job. And Great talent!! I’m guessing I’ll be seeing you in a couple of years.

September 25, 2010 - 8:54 am

Jess W. - Flipping incredible!! Lighting, subject, compostition, locations = PERFECTION. I’m sure Cece is ecstatic about these photos.

September 25, 2010 - 6:24 pm

Jay HIll - Absolutely wonderful. So raw and beautiful.

September 27, 2010 - 4:57 pm

Jaimie Dee – Atlanta Wedding Photographer - Oooh! The field shots are definitely my favorite!!! Again, excellent work! :)

September 29, 2010 - 9:25 pm

Clary - Seniors are so hard for me to photograph so I love love seeing it done right. These are beautiful!!