• 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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girlfriends {film}

Youth comes but once in a lifetime.  -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

June 6, 2011 - 12:07 pm

Donna - this is so sweet…

June 7, 2011 - 9:04 am

Southern Grandma - PRETTY P R I Y A!! What else can I say… my oldest Grandchild…what a BLESSING and JOY she is to all! I LOVE YOU into eternity and beyond…

June 7, 2011 - 9:04 pm

Gail - BEYOND precious. Like, senior year in high school slideshow precious.

our snuggle buddy.

This week I have been a busy bee trying to play catch up on some work, prepping to blog a beautiful wedding, all while getting things in order for my kids school year which is just around the corner.  We home school, and we are making some big changes this year, and adding on some new challenges since my daughter is now going to be a 5th grader  (Help me Lord.)

Of course in the midst of all of this, the kids get sick.  They are feeling a bit better today, but last night I began losing my voice, and by the time I went to bed I sounded just as sexy as Demi Moore- maybe sexier.

Today all I want is to rest, when in the back of my mind I have guilt of work that needs to be done.  But I’m going to take it easy. I’m sitting here holding my sweet little cuddle bug boy, and doing what we do so well together- snuggling (yes, while I type and he critiques my editing).

Here are some photos I took a couple months back.  One of his favorite things to do is act like he is “napping” at the vent below my feet.  I look down from my office chair and see this:

It’s so funny….I remember pushing my first two to grow up, and get out of the “baby” phase.  Now I find I am just savoring my moments with my three year old who still wants to snuggle and suck his fingers.  I am very happy with my baby boy taking his sweet time.  (Yes, I see the whole “baby complex” in the making- and I’m ok with that.)

Here’s to illness passing quickly, and lots of love in the meantime. :)

August 18, 2010 - 10:23 am

Mr. Blonde - That last photo specifically is spectacular!

August 18, 2010 - 11:39 am

Alice - Such precious images! I hope everyone is feeling better soon.

August 18, 2010 - 9:59 pm

Jessica Lynn - awww he is precious!!!

August 19, 2010 - 12:07 am

lucy - i heart this post. i think he may even be cuter when he’s sick…didn’t know that was possible.

August 19, 2010 - 7:31 pm

Jess W. - Tell that squeezable Gabey-baby that “Jeshca” loves him!

August 20, 2010 - 6:17 pm

Maranda - How absolutely sweet and precious…. Such a great feel to these images, they really touched my heart :)

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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lindsey (barb) + zac {coming soon}

I thought this image would be appropriate for those waiting to see the photos from Linds-Barb and Zac’s wedding.  I thought it was adorable, and if you like this one, you are gonna love this fun wedding.

Coming tomorrow! :)


June 1, 2009 - 5:06 pm

mel - dang. what a HOT bride. :)

June 2, 2009 - 8:33 am

adam - cant wait. :D

June 2, 2009 - 8:39 am

Lindsey - agreed! on the hotness and not being able to wait! :)

June 2, 2009 - 9:24 am

Briony - lovin the shoes!