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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: wedding

holly & helios

There is something so sweet about Holly when Helios is around. She smiles so big and bright, and you can just tell they are so deeply in love. I love that Helios is so sweet and tender with her, and yet the next second is the biggest goofball, making her and everyone else laugh. I think they’re just adorable together. :)

We had such a wonderful day with them documenting their beautiful wedding. From their traditional Chinese door games that allow the groom in to see his bride, to the traditional tea ceremony, and on to the gorgeous outdoor ceremony over looking our city….I’d say the day flowed quite perfectly.

Holly’s Dad and sister practicing dancing…..

Helios and his father:

Sister and brother….as they walked down the isle, the ring bearer would hit his sister’s hand to make the petals fall and she would giggle so loud! They were OBLIVIOUS to everyone watching. It was precious. :)

Photography: studio3z
Videography: Cinevita Films
Makeup: Chenese Bean Makeup Artistry
Hair: Goode Hair
Ceremony & Reception: Drees Pavillon
Catering: McHale’s Catering
DJ: Hey! Mr. DJ Entertainment

Thank you for all your kindness Holly and Helios. You were always so warm and welcoming. We wish you both much happiness and many wonderful years together.


jess & brett

June 29, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Gail - These are BEAUTIFUL! I love how you can see family represented throughout the entire day!

June 29, 2011 - 2:02 pm

nelly - What a beautiful couple ! And that last picture is just incredible.

June 29, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Holly - Love it! Thanks so much!

June 29, 2011 - 6:33 pm

Erin McClure - Love the pictures, there is just so much happiness! You can really see that you two were meant to be together! That last picture is amazing! You’ll have to explain to me the traditional Chinese door games… I’m dying to know!

July 8, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Myriam - i love your work, very very very very… very lol

holly & helios {preview}

Before heading out of town for an engagement session I wanted to post a preview of a sweet wedding to come…..

Holly and Helios had such a wonderful day, absolutely filled to the brim with love. Many goodies to share soon.:)

June 24, 2011 - 11:20 am

Holly - Such a teaser Jess & Brett! I love these two and can’t wait for more! Thank you both so much! :)

christina & eric

On their wedding day, I noticed that whenever Christina saw Eric she had the biggest most beautiful smile I’ve seen, and she laughs so freely. When she was near, Eric couldn’t help but stare at her….most often with the sweetest smile across his face. You could just see it in each of them. They are absolutely crazy about each other.

We were so honored to capture their special day, as they became husband & wife. Here’s a bit of their sweet story.

Venue: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Photography: studio3z
Videography: Lifetime Films
Florals: Katie Elfer (Inspired Floral Design) & Christina’s Mom and family
Hair: Holly at Wild Hair Salon
Greek Band and DJ: George Karras
Cocktail Band: The Hedgehogs
Catering: Angelo’s Family Restaurant
Appetizers: Ban Thai Restaurant

Thank you Christina and Eric for allowing us to document this special day in your lives!  Best wishes to you both.

jess & brett

June 7, 2011 - 9:04 pm

Gail - GORGEOUS! And the groom has SURELY been told he has an Orlando Bloom thing going on, yes? ;)

June 8, 2011 - 12:09 pm

Kelly - What a beautiful couple!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the bridal portraits :)

June 8, 2011 - 12:10 pm

Christina - Yes Gail, he get’s it ALL the time! :)

June 8, 2011 - 1:48 pm

Gabe - incredible guys. you nailed it. well done my friends!!

June 9, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Christina - Dear Brett and Jess,

I just want to say that I loved having you guys at my wedding. The pictures were so fun and they turned out so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the rest of them! I will be raving to all my friends :D and showing off the blog til then!

With love,
Christina and Eric

June 14, 2011 - 6:24 pm

patty - beautiful!

happy first anniversary {to ashley and adam}

To my baby sister and her hubby….

Happy First Anniversary!!  I love you both, and it has been a joy watching you two grow and love together over the past year. I know the first year of marriage can sometimes be the hardest….you are learning how to live with someone other than yourself, and how to care for your new half.  By the grace of God you have made it through, and our prayer is that it may carry you through all that you face together.  Adam, we barely knew you when we shot your engagement session, and now it is so apparent how much you love my sister.

{I still tear up (ok, I flat out cry) whenever I watch the gorgeous film of the wedding day, by Cincinnati Filmmaker Studio Z Films.}

I am so grateful for the happiness you guys have found in one another, and I hope to be wishing you two a Happy Anniversary 49 years from now too.:)
Much love to you!!!

March 7, 2011 - 10:14 am

Shannon Selim - Woohoo! I am the first to comment on this post. This fine lady is one of my favorite people on the planet. I’m so happy for you guys and proud of you for loving each other well for your first lap of the journey. These two will do much of excellence in the years to come! I love you guys!

Happy Anniversary!

March 7, 2011 - 10:51 am

Maggie - Awwwh, you’re the sweetest sister ever. Happy Anniversary Ashley!

March 7, 2011 - 12:22 pm

becca~capturingsimplyjoys - wow! just beautifully moving, tears here too and i’m not even related :) such a beautiful, heartfelt service! congrats to ashley and adam!

March 7, 2011 - 2:37 pm

brett - merry anniversary ashy and adam!

March 7, 2011 - 5:36 pm

AnneMarie - This photo is beautiful! From the setting to the props to the positioning of the sun. You’ve got talent!

March 7, 2011 - 7:04 pm

Jess W. - Happy 1st Anniversary “Precious” and Adam!! May you have many, many more to celebrate!!

March 7, 2011 - 8:54 pm

Ashie and Adam - Thanks for always making us feel so loved. You are an amazing sister and an amazing friend! Love you always.

March 8, 2011 - 10:33 am

Casey - this is so beautiful.

March 10, 2011 - 11:49 am

Tabitha Blue - This is still one of my favorite photos!!! Love it! You’re family is an inspiration to me as well…. and love that you homeschool. We are getting close to school age, and I’m considering it myself. :)


March 19, 2011 - 2:17 am

Anna - I just LOVE that picture so much! It has stayed in my mind since you first posted it on the blog over a year ago – for me it has everything! Love, love, love! :)

March 22, 2011 - 11:52 pm

grace @ wedding favors - Hi, I love watching engagement, pre-nuptial, wedding videos. Any videos related to wedding, I like the elegance in them. This video is just amazing and the song is lovely!