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    Hi and welcome! I'm jenny (obvi) and i'm so happy you're here. i am a portrait and wedding photographer in columbus, ohio. my absolute favorite thing to photograph is love. couples in love, new mommies and daddies in love with their newest bundle of joy, brides and grooms in love about to walk down the aisle. anything involving love. who doesnt love love, right?

    here on the blog you'll find some of my favorite images from recent sessions and weddings of my clients, family and friends. you'll also probably find some personal posts from our large family get togethers or cute pictures of my dogs. because i love my dogs. a lot.

    so sit back, enjoy. if you see something you like, leave me a comment to let me know. much love!

    << this photo by the amazing bobbi+mike

jenna+sam | Columbus Ohio Wedding Photography

You guys might remember Jenna and Sam from their engagement session that I posted this summer. I had been sooo looking forward to their wedding and it did not disappoint. Everything about this day was amazing. From Jenna’s amaaaaaaazing dress to the super fun huge wedding party to the insane amount of dancing that lasted the entire reception. The way Jenna and Sam love each other is the stuff movies are made of. They are literally constantly laughing with each other. From the moment they saw each other, those smiles barely came off their faces. Even when I asked if they would brave the rain that came down almost immediately after the ceremony. And I know they are patiently awaiting this blog post, so without further ado, here are my faves from their day!oh Jen, you are so gorgeous!
Jenna’s dress fit her like a glove and was absolutely made for her! I couldn’t stop gushing about how much I loved it.they had my most favorite first look ever!
and thisssss little sweetie pie! I just wanted to take her home with me. she is absolutely perfect. You’re married!!!These next three of Jenna’s with two of her br

Jenna + Sam, you guys were made for each other. Thank you so much for trusting me to capture your day, it was truly an honor to be a part of it. I absolutely adore you guys! Have a wonderful first Thanksgiving as a married couple!! xxJBZ


and a big big thanks to my bff Faye for all her hard work and amazing shots at this wedding. no behind the scenes pics yet but hopefully I can update this blog later with some! xx


Mama Signa - These are wonderful, Jenny. So many people to get such perfect shots…. so impressive. Looks like a wonderful, fun celebration.

Faye - Oh Jenny these are OUTSTANDING! Congrats again to Jenna and Sam! I LOVED this day! His face in the first look photos…says it all!

hannah+andy+russell | Columbus Ohio Family Photography

Remember this adorable family!?! Being asked to do their family photography again and again makes my heart soar. Little Russell stole my heart from the minute I met him. We joke that he will marry my Savvy girl and he’ll be my son in law. And by joke, I mean, I totally wish this would really happen. lol I freaking love hannah and Andy as if they were my own siblings (along with the rest of the Ross family, as I’ve said multiple times). Little Russell is an absolute ham for me too, he lovessss the camera. I know that will change as he gets older but for now, I’m loving it. And we had some amazing weather and light for this session, its one of my faves this year!

Check out how adorable this little plane is from his Grampa Jack!
I think this is my fave from our entire time together. I love how it looks like fire behind them, I adore little Russ’s sweet face, hannah looks freaking stunning, ugh, I love it.his little tiny bottom teeth just get me, how cute?! oh fall in Ohio, how I love your colors!AND!! they went public last week- Russ is gonna be a big brother!!! I’m so excited for another Ross baby!!

hannah and Andy-congrats again you guys! I am so so happy for you. I cannot wait to meet and snuggle another of your little peanuts. You guys are totally rocking this parenting thing! I love yous!! xxJBZ

mandy+nick+nolan | Columbus Ohio family photography

Sooo, ya’ll know this family. My beautiful sister and her sweet boys. Doing family photography for them is always a dream. my sister coordinates their outfits perfectly and she’s just a natural born model. Brother in law Nick usually puts up the most fight but he’s come around in the past few years. Nolan, my sweet nephie, keeps getting better and better in front of the camera. I could go on and on and on about this family and how much I love them, BUT, my sister is currently (not so) patiently waiting for me to send her this link so I want to get my faves posted asap.

I mean, could my sisters hair be any more perfect? she’s gorgeous and I hate her. (not really, obviously)oh Nolan. I just love you and your sweet smiles.Mandy has been wanting a ‘mommy and me’ type session with Nolan. And since its harder to get multiple sessions with them scheduled, we snuck in some special ones of just the two of them together. and then I was a puddle.I think I saved my most favorite for last. I love all their smiles here, especially Nolan, who loved it when mommy and daddy would tickle him. 



oooooh.. and just one last image I wanna leave here at the bottom of the blog. 

rainbow baby Hoyng will be here in April 2018, just two months after our own little peanut. so excited to be pregs the same time as my sister. and can’t wait to have babies together.


Mandy, nick and Nolan, thank you, as always, for trusting me (dealing with me) with your family photos. Cant wait for next year with the newest addition! love love love. xxJBZ

Lindsay - OMG! I love all of these!! Can’t wait for the newest addition!!

Mandy - I’m a puddle as well!! Thank you for these amazing moments captured forever! You are the best. And can’t wait for our newest babes to be the bestest cuzzies! Xoxoxoxo la you so much!

Maryann Barnes - usual your pics are beautiful! You never all of those gorgeous pics of Mandy Nic and sweet little Nolan😂

Mary Ross - Beautiful pictures! And CONGRATULATIONS to the whole family! 2018 will be a special year for you all! ❤️

Nanci - Congratulations! So happy for you, Mandy, Nick, and Nolan!

Megan Danser - So happy for you Mandy!!! And these photos!!!!! AHHHH!!! Jenny, these are just so fab. You guys look amazing! Love the location and of course your outfits!! xoxoxo

Faye - AHHHHH! I peeked at these weeks ago on my phone and then got side tracked! I LOVE this family and these photos SO MUCH! So happy for them! These photos are WONDERFUL! I just love them!

lynn+tom+will+jacob | Columbus Ohio family photography

another team that is no stranger to the blog, their family photography has been featured here for the past 5 years! when I think about how many times I’ve been able to photograph this family, my heart seriously explodes. Ever since Will was just a baby, they’ve trusted me over and over again and that means the world to me. These boys make me work for it tho, I had to pull out all of my tricks and more. But I always love the end results. Here are my faves from our time together!

Lynn and tom, thank you over and over again for continuing to trust me to capture your family. it really truly is an honor. I adore you guys. xxJBZ

Megan Danser - These boys are too much! Soooo many happy smiles! And I love the ones of mama with her boys. Fab captures Jenny!! xoxo

char+tommy+camryn+landon | Columbus Ohio family photography

A first time family to the blog! I am so happy I was able to squeeze them in on a beautiful fall day! I had so much fun with these sweet kiddos. Little Landon had my cheeks hurting from smiling so much. What a little ham he is. I love the outfits Char coordinated for everyone too, straight from their closets! Enjoy my faves from our time together!!

char and Tommy, thank you fro trusting me with your family photography!! xxJBZ