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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: seniors

kayla {senior}

We had a great Senior shoot with Kayla who is a natural beauty, and such a fun and spunky girl!  She was very comfortable in front of the camera, so it made our job easy. ;)  Here are a few favorites from our session a couple weeks back.

I was in love with this dress!

Her eyes are just GORGEOUS.

Something about this image below is just so incredibly striking to me….

Thanks Kayla!  It was great meeting you, and we wish you all the best this last year of High School. :)

And now I’m off to school with the kids (our first day back)….

Happy Monday to you all!

August 30, 2010 - 10:02 am

christina - awesome shoot, love the location. Where is it? It looks so antique and small town.

August 30, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Jess W. - Another fantastic Senior shoot! What a beautiful girl- the color and shape of her eyes are stunning. I love the light in these photos.

August 30, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Janica - Oh, how beautiful! I, too, have dress envy over that little grey number. Another amazing session!

August 30, 2010 - 8:43 pm

Angela Strader - I told you she was beautiful. WOW!

August 31, 2010 - 2:39 pm

AmyPunky Photography - She is gorgeous!!!!

August 31, 2010 - 4:59 pm

melanie - kayla is hot. and she looks older than me. :) good work.

August 31, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Sandy Singleton - Thanks Jess and Brett! You did a wonderful job. Of course my baby is a pretty one!

September 2, 2010 - 9:39 pm

Jessica Lynn - GORGEOUS!

anthony {a studio3z senior}

Anthony is a good kid.  He loves his family, and is working hard to make his goals in life become a reality.  He wants to be a graphic designer, and he is a very talented artist.  He was working on one of his drawings at the beginning of the session. :)

Anthony is also an AMAZING basketball player, specializing in tricks. :)  He has plans to join a Christian organization that travels around performing- kind of like the Harlem Globetrotters.

We happened to go by the place where he had his tattoo done.

He was CRAZY with that basketball!

Thanks so much Anthony!  Brett and I wish you all the best in your future.  I have a feeling you’re going to go do whatever you set your mind to. ;)

April 12, 2010 - 9:56 am

Gail - NICE work you guys! I feel like you did a great job finding spots to show of this fella’s personality. That shot with him spinning the ball? TOTALLY rocks!

April 12, 2010 - 9:56 am

Lisa Scherer - Amazing Pics! The basketball on the finger….wow! Awesome.

April 12, 2010 - 10:28 am

Kel Lee - These pictures are amazing. Great shot with the moon in the top corner.

April 12, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Clary - Awesome, awesome senior session!! and can we talk about how it’s a guys senior session?! Awesome! He has got to love these:)

April 12, 2010 - 1:49 pm

holly - these turned out sweet!

April 12, 2010 - 1:58 pm

Dana Halvorson - LOVE LOVE LOVE this session. Seems like a great kid, too. :)

April 12, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Maggie - You did SO great. This is one of the best guys senior sessions I’ve ever seen! BTW, I like your font change for the site :)

April 12, 2010 - 8:11 pm

Maya Laurent - Love this session. The streaks of light and and shadows = brilliant!

April 12, 2010 - 8:39 pm

gina - love these to death! a ton of great locations, all showing his personality. great job! love the b/s where he is spinning the bball. great lighting!

April 12, 2010 - 8:39 pm

gina - that was supposed to say b/w!!!

April 12, 2010 - 8:47 pm

Lainey - Oh, I love the one with the fence! What great composition and I like that it’s in black and white. Great session!

April 13, 2010 - 1:17 am

arenda - sweet photos! i love the second black and white one (perfect depth of field!), the one where he’s spinning the basketball and the last photo especially. awesome work! i find teen guys kinda awkward to shoot, but anthony looks totally at ease (and at home!) in these photos!

April 13, 2010 - 6:40 am

betsy - THese are awesome!!!!! Love how unique it seems to be to him.

April 13, 2010 - 12:51 pm

Lauren - I love the Shepard Fairey photo!!!! So urban… Great shoot as always :)

April 13, 2010 - 1:57 pm

Toronto photographer – Mariusz - Love your use of texture and lighting. cheers!

April 25, 2010 - 8:44 pm

bobbi - Genuinely… some of the best senior photos i’ve ever seen. Anthony, you’re handsome!

kara {a studio3z senior}

Math, swimming and art are some of Kara’s favorite things.  She’s planning to go to school and major in Engineering at Ohio State University.

She’s sweet, bright, and a complete joy to be around!

Kara, thanks for putting up with us for 2 hours!  We really enjoyed welcoming in spring by doing a session with you!  It really was so much fun. ;)


March 23, 2010 - 10:54 am

AmyPunky Photography - Beautiful!! I love the series of portraits!! So fun!

March 23, 2010 - 11:06 am

mel - that sunflare shot is dope. cute girl:)

March 23, 2010 - 11:08 am

holly - these turned out fantastic! love the colors!

March 23, 2010 - 11:22 am

amanda fales - i absolutely love these. the last shot is my fave. :)

March 23, 2010 - 11:36 am

Vickey Weiss - sunflare shot is to die for!!!!

March 23, 2010 - 12:36 pm

Gail - WOW! She’s so naturally pretty! Kara, can I come raid your wardrobe? I’d LOVE to know where you got that pretty navy-tan dress (or is it a skirt) and I’m in LOVE with that rust colored blouse!

Nice work finding some awesome spots for her session! Loving the WOMEN shot ;)

March 23, 2010 - 12:41 pm

Cesar Palima - Amazing images. Very sharp and clean.

March 23, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Shawna - I like your new logo/watermark/whatever you call it! And the pics too, of course!

March 31, 2010 - 5:43 pm

Lew D’Souza - Beautiful images! I love your composition and post processing.

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!

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February 8, 2018 - 11:10 am

Kombi Servisi - great images and wonderful words. thanks for sharing

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