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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

lindsay+joe | Columbus, Ohio Engagement Photography

You guys, you’re about to see one of the cutest couples ever. I’ve known Lindsay since she was in 6th or 7th grade when I was her cheerleading coach!! So many of my cheerleaders are getting married and having babies and I’m in serious denial about it! I was over the moon excited when I got the email asking about wedding photography from Lindsay. She’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever known and what a beautiful bride she’s going to be!! I loved getting to see her and Joe interact, because boy does he light up when he looks at her. columbus-oh-engagement-photography-010columbus-oh-engagement-photography-011columbus-oh-engagement-photography-057I love this image with our city in the background! columbus-oh-engagement-photography-029columbus-oh-engagement-photography-019columbus-oh-engagement-photography-014columbus-oh-engagement-photography-051lovvvvvve!!!!columbus-oh-engagement-photography-015how pretty is Lindsay’s blonde hair?! columbus-oh-engagement-photography-052columbus-oh-engagement-photography-028columbus-oh-engagement-photography-035another fave!! I have so many favorites from this session, it was very hard to choose!!

Lindsay and Joe, thank you for choosing me to be the one to capture such an amazing time in your life!! I’m beyond honored and truly cannot wait for your wedding! its gonna be beautiful!! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - So so pretty!! Love the locations! Those last two are my faves. Gorgeous! Awesome job JBZ! xoxo

Andrea+Doug | Columbus, Ohio Engagement Photography

Meet Andrea and Doug! Andrea has been following my blog for a long time waiting for her turn to be on it so I was so excited to get the message that they were engaged and hoping I could do their engagement and wedding photography! What an honor! I’ve actually known Andrea for a number of years, since she was little. Her family lived just around the corner from us, she used to play with my sister and I would babysit her and her little brother. They moved to Indiana and I haven’t seen her in a really long time, but she’s actually exactly like I remember. Sweet and sassy all rolled into one. And these two together, talk about cute! Doug is clearly smitten with her and very excited to get married. I’m really looking forward to their sweet wedding this summer down in Cincinnati.Columbus-OH-engagement-photography002014026034039051080054Ending things with my favorite!!! You guys are the cutest! 029

Andrea and Doug, you guys are the best. thank you for trusting me with your engagement photography, I cannot wait for your wedding in just over two months!! I adore you both! xxJBZ

Maryann Barnes - What a cute couple..I knew Andrea when she was a little girl.Now all grown up and beautiful. Congrats to both of you! Jenny you did a great job of photographing them you always do . Great job!

Megan Danser - CUUUUTEST!!! I love this location!! Fave is the laying down one and the second one. Such a cute couple! Fab job as always Jenny!! xoxo

Journee Joelle – 11 days new | Columbus, Ohio Newborn Photography

helllooooooo everyone!! its my absolute pleasure to introduce my blog to our newest sweet niece, baby Journee. She made her arrival at 11:03a on April 11, 2017, weighing in at 7lbs 15.4 oz and 20.5inches long. She’s Savvy’s first cousin on the Zink side and makes niece number 5 for JJ and I. Its still crazy to me that our littlest brother has a baby girl, but Kyle is already smitten and has fallen into his role as daddy very easily. And you all know how crazy I am about newborn photography-i couldnt WAIT to get her in the studio!

Sweet girl put up a little fight with me when we first started the session (just like her daddy, not a fan of me taking so many photos I guess) but once she fell into a deep sleep, she slept like a dream and I couldnt stop photographing her! She’s cuddly and sweet and so pretty and has given me serious baby fever. "Columbus Ohio newborn photography"abby, you are beautifulllllll!"Columbus Ohio newborn photography"I adore this image of Kyle and his baby girl. "Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio family photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio family photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography"Ryder adores his new baby sister and always wanted to help out when mommy was feeding her."Columbus Ohio family photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography"those lips! those cheeks!! gahhhhh! "Columbus Ohio newborn photography"How sweet is this? Ryder at first wanted nothing to do with having his photo taken, but once he was ready, he turned it way up. "Columbus Ohio newborn photography""Columbus Ohio newborn photography"how beautiful is this mama?! she just had a baby 11 days ago! "Columbus Ohio newborn photography"

you guys, thank you for trusting me with sweet Jojo’s first photo session. It was an honor and a privilege to get to photograph another of my baby nieces. She’s beautiful and perfect and I’m so excited to watch her grow up. Congrats to you both! xxJBZ

Lindsay Geske - Omg these are so cute!! I love the family picture!! Good looking group!!

Amanda Zink - These photos are absolutely amazing– what a beatiful little family! I cannot pick a favorite, love them all! Jenny, you did a great job!

Megan Danser - THESE ARE AHHHH-MAZING!!!!!!!! That first one is melting my heart. Perfection! Abby you are beautiful!! Congrats to you and Kyle! Fab job JBZ, as always! xoxox

Judy Switzer - Beautiful photos of the beautiful family! Love them all!

lynn+tom+will+jacob | Columbus, Ohio Family Photography

heyyyyyyy friends! I know its been a while since I posted a blog but I’m so happy to be back and what a good one to come back to! Its no secret I adore this family, and they’re no strangers to the blog! I’ve been doing their family photography since Will was just an infant! I’m so honored to be able to keep capturing this beautiful family as they grow! The boys are so fun and so dang cute! I cannot believe how big Jacob has gotten since his newborn session! He’s so happy and smiley and he loved me. lol The feeling was more than mutual of course. columbus-family-photography-018columbus-family-photography-003He also adores his big brother, its so cute to watch them interact. Jacob just laughs and laughs at big brother Will.columbus-family-photography-010columbus-family-photography-030columbus-family-photography-014columbus-family-photography-015look at those little baby toofers!
columbus-family-photography-057This is my favorite I think, I love how mama is looking at her sweet baby boy, and he’s just so happy! that smile! columbus-family-photography-028columbus-family-photography-066It wasnt easy to get one of both of these crazy boys together and both smiling and I know thats what mama really wanted. Will really made me work for it, we were near a playground and he had much better things he wanted to be doing. columbus-family-photography-059We ended with Jacobs first time on a swing, and he lovvvvvved it!


lynn and tom, thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart for continuing to trust me to capture these times for you. Its such an honor and I love watching the boys grow. I adore you alllllll. xxJBZ

Megan Danser - These are sooooooo sweet!!!! I’m in-love with the ones of them together laughing and getting kisses. Such a sweet family! Fab job as always JBZ!! xo

Savvy is One – a blush and champagne birthday party!

I have been both so excited and absolutely dreading my baby girl turning one. I want her to stay little forever but its so fun watching her grow. As soon as I first thought about her first birthday party, I knew I wanted it to be all blush and champagne. A toned down version of all the pink and gold you always see. I found the perfect champagne colored glitter so I bought a bunch and got to mod podging things. Then I went to Etsy to search for everything my heart desired. lol I’m really pleased with how everything turned out. It all looked just how I had envisioned it. All my desserts turned out amazing (I made chocolate covered oreos, brownies, the best chocolate chip cookies ever, cupcakes, cake pops and savvy’s cake) and the food was all great too. We kept it to just family since we were having it at home and we just didn’t have the room for all of our friends even tho I had a ton of invites and so badly wanted to invite everyone. Tons of food too! Here are the highlights from Savannah’s blush and champagne first birthday party! blush-gold-birthday-party-001blush-gold-birthday-party-002blush-gold-birthday-party-003blush-gold-birthday-party-004


I can’t believe its all over.. and I can’t believe my baby girl is one. thanks for stopping by!! xxJBZ


**I couldnt have pulled off this beautiful party without help from my amazing sister and mom. and all these amazing vendors!

I bought plain boring frames and made them pretty using Mod Podge and the amazing glitter I mentioned earlier. Did the same with the glittered “1” and “O-N-E” and the “1” candle on Savvy’s cake.

front door wreath – my amazing sister.. she really should start selling them.

blush and gold birthday hat/headband: Little Blue Olive

blush cake stand: Paisley Couture Frames

“One” cake topper: The Little Pop Shop

“Savvy” banner cake topper: Inspired by Alma

rose gold filigree cupcake wrappers: Reign & Rose

Edible pale gold cake glitter: Sweetly Elite

paper straws: Pom Tree

tissue paper poms: Party Poms

“Happy Birthday” mantle banner: With Love by Anri

First Year chalkboard: Lauryn @ Chalk About Creations

Monthly photo banner: GlamBanners

Savvy’s “one” onesie: Baby Mae Boutique

Savvy’s beautiful headband: Modern Me Collection

and my most favorite things of all (seriously, photos don’t even do them justice, I never wanna take them down),

photo backdrop and high chair skirt: With Love event decor



Rachel Hicks - Wow, amazing looking party! You are seriously so talented. I love everything that you do. All of these pictures could be in a magazine!

Melissa Harris - Perfection!

Helen - So sweet! Loved looking at these pictures! <3

Maryann Barnes - Jenny,
You did a beautiful job preparing for Savvy”s 1st birthday party.
Savvy will have these memories via photos all her life.
It was a wonderful day!

Megan Danser - Everything looks amazing Jenny!!! You outdid yourself!! I love the colors! The best looking desserts you’ve done yet!! Congrats! Savvy looked as sweet as ever and you and JJ look fab as parents of a beauty-full one year old. Great job friend!!!! xoxoxo

Mandy - Jenny! It was seriously the most beautiful party I’ve even been to! You really outdid yourself! Everything was on point! Perfect party for a perfect peanut! Love you guys so much! We had such a fun time and I’m so incredibly proud of you as the beautiful mama you are. Savannah is the best baby!

Kara - Gorgeous!!! You need to start selling your party planning services :) Happy Birthday, sweet Savvy! Can’t wait to see you soon!

Mary Ross - What a lovely party! Everything looked so beautiful!! Congratulations on having a 1 yr old! Savvy is ONE lucky girl to have the both of you as her parents! ❤😘