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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

carrie+rob+max | Columbus family photography

So… this team is no stranger to the blog. I’m humbled and honored to be able to capture their family photography year after year. Max still has the same smile that can light up any room that he’s had since he was 6 months old. To be able to watch him grow, and capture him every year, gah that means so much to me. And this year, he made my job soooo easy. A total ham in front of the camera. Smiles on cue! and melts my heart every time. I honestly couldn’t love this family more. Enjoy my faves from our time together!

carrie and rob, thank you for trusting me year after year to capture these images for you! You’ll never know how much it means to me! I adore you all! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - OMG!!! This family is toooo cute!!! Max has the BEST smile! Especially love that second vertical family shot. Perfection as always JBZ!!! xoxo

lauren+steve+henry+margaret | Columbus Ohio family photography

I’ve said it before but its worth repeating: being asked to do family photography year after year for my clients/friends is an honor I hold really close to my heart. I love getting to see families and their littles grow. Sweet,  silly Henry and beautiful, serious Margaret are prime examples. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing both of these sweet babies since they were born (here’s Henry & here’s Margaret). And now here they are, Margaret just turned a year old and Henry is almost three already. Why does time pass so quickly? I simply adore this entire family and could easily have taken these little peanuts home with me. And can we talk about how great Lauren is at coordinating their outfits?

these babies really love each other. Henry is so good at making his sissy laugh!oh these sweeties!!

I included a few more than I usually do for a blog post because I just couldn’t narrow down the expressions from these kiddos! Lauren & Steve, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for trusting me year after year to capture these images for you! I love you guys. snuggle those sweet babes for me! xxJBZ

lindsay+joe | Columbus Ohio wedding photography

this wedding.. you guys, THIS WEDDING! we had the most amazing day in a beautiful location, not to mention, one of the best brides and grooms EVERRRRR! I was swooning over Lindsay’s dress and just how perfect she looked, all day. And Joe, not looking so bad himself, had the best smile on all day, especially after he saw his girl. I cried more than a couple times as yet another one of my cheerleaders, who I’ve known since she was little, grew up and got married. It was just the best day and Scioto Reserve Country Club was such a beautiful backdrop for this gorgeous wedding.

Lindsay and Joe, your day was so absolutely perfect. you are just the best couple and I absolutely adore you. I hope you are enjoying every bit of newlywed life. xxJBZ




I need to give a big huge shout to my bff and star photographer, Faye Faye. Thanks for everything! xx

Mandy - Wow! Such a gorgeous couple! Lindsay– you look stunning!!! Great job again Jenny! Amazing photos!!!

Faye - These two!!!!! Their wedding day! So amazing! Jenny these are stunning! I loved being a part of this lovely wedding!

Megan D - Looooove!!!! Omg that first look is perfection!! It made me teary! Love love those portraits! Fantastic work as always. Looks like a gorgeous day! Xoxox

kara+rob+johnny | Columbus Ohio family photography

getting to photograph families over and over, year after year, is something I absolutely love. I love getting to see families grow, and the littles grow! I’ve known Kara and Rob for a lot of years now and truly adore them. But throw little Johnny into the mix, and I’m absolutely smitten. He’s such a sweetie pie and his blue eyes just melt me! I’m keeping this short and sweet because I know they’ve been waiting to see these photos and I want to hurry and get them posted!

I love you guys!!!! play date soon!! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - Such a cute family!!!! You grabbed so many great smiles!! Love that second to last one! Great job Jenny! xoxo

jenna+sam | columbus engagement photography

Meet Jenna and Sam.. One of the cutest couples ever and this is one of my most favorite engagement photography sessions ever. Jenna is another one of my former cheerleaders that I used to coach. And since then I’ve photographed her family a number of times over the years. And I CANNOT wait to photograph their wedding coming up in just under 2 weeks! These two laughed thru pretty much their entire session and it was easy to see they were made for each other. And I got to meet their two sweet pups, Snow and Cash, both of whom I just wanted to take home with me, the big sweeties!

Enjoy my faves from our evening together!!

The serious expression does not come naturally or easily to jenna, she always starts to giggle.. she’s been that way since she was in middle school! but, when she nails it, ugh, stunnnnnning!

we went to one of my favorite spots and the light was just gorgeous. I loved how it kept lighting up Jenna’s hair! the wind cooperated that day too and kept lifting her hair in just the most perfect way. this is one of my most favorite photos, look at how they smile at each other! Melt!

jenna and sam, I adore you both and cannot wait for your big day. I’m so so excited! give your pups some lovins for me! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - These are gorrrrrrrrgeous!!!! One of my fave sessions!!! These two are adorable! So many faves it’s impossible to pick just one. But that one under the second black and white might be winning. Gorgeous job as always! xoxo

Jake Stanley - Gorgeous shots of a lovely couple. I love the lighting and post processing. Great work, JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES. JENNY BARNES.

Terry Ratliff - Sam, have known you forever and watched you grow up into a wonderful young man. I see how you and Jenna look at each other… You’ve weathered some tough times and come through them. God bless you both and give youany years of happiness. These pictures are beautiful and Jenny Barnes did a beautiful layout for you.

jenna+sam | Columbus Ohio Wedding Photography » Jenny Barnes Photography - […] 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 […]