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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

Maximus | 8 days new | Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

Another sweet baby!!! AHH! Meet Maximus. One of the sweetest little guys I ever did meet. I literally gasped and did a little dance when I got the text asking if I would do his newborn photography session. Russ and Andrea have been waiting and waiting for this little guy, and I’d say he was definitely worth the wait. He was so cuddly and perfect, I just wanted to take him home. columbus-oh-newborn-photography-001He woke up in the middle of his session and wanted to party a little, so we stuck on his little Wild Thing booties and let him. I mean, that little face! Melt!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-020columbus-oh-newborn-photography-005Russ was absolutely adorable with him. And Max looks even tinier when Russ his holding him, since, you know, Russ is the tallest guy I know. columbus-oh-newborn-photography-052oh max, your cheeks just make me wanna nibble you up!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-008Andrea, you are so beautiful! columbus-oh-newborn-photography-034columbus-oh-newborn-photography-015columbus-oh-newborn-photography-057columbus-oh-newborn-photography-045columbus-oh-newborn-photography-018columbus-oh-newborn-photography-058you guys, from the bottom of my heart, thank you thank you thank you for trusting me with these special images. I’m truly honored! love you guys! xxJBZ

Natalie - How completely sweet is he??!!! Amazing job, Jenny!

Faye - He is perfection! Those CHEEKS! Oh my goodness! You are SO amazing with newborns!


this family. its hard to put into words how much I love them and how honored I am to get to photograph them. As a photographer herself, faye knows lots of talented photographers so, it means a lot that I get to capture these moments in time for them. Faye is my person; I’m ‘fraunt Jenny” to the girls and she’s “fraunt faye” to savvy; andy’s like a brother to me and sometimes we fight like it (monopoly is a banned board game for us). We’ve vacationed together, laughed and cried together and been there thru the loss of loved ones. these people mean as much to me as family. Enjoy some of my favorites from our time togethers.
columbus-oh-family-photography-086columbus-oh-family-photography-004columbus-oh-family-photography-060columbus-oh-family-photography-050columbus-oh-family-photography-084anytime andy smiles like this is a win in my book. columbus-oh-family-photography-078columbus-oh-family-photography-085columbus-oh-family-photography-079columbus-oh-family-photography-094columbus-oh-family-photography-089columbus-oh-family-photography-082columbus-oh-family-photography-097I wanted to make sure I got a couple of just the two of them.. and then andy said something wildly inappropriate and we both busted up laughing.. I don’t know how faye looks so put together here. but I often think andy is hilarious when she doesn’t just like she thinks JJ is hilarious when I don’t. lolcolumbus-oh-family-photography-114columbus-oh-family-photography-117I love you guys. thats all. you know that. duh. xxJBZ

Megan Danser - AHHHH!!! Oh em geeeeee!!! Jenny I LOVE these!!!!! That fourth one down has me melting over and over again. FABulous photos. Faye, your family is perfection. xoxoxo

Natalie - Beautiful session guys! Love it!

Mandy - Ahhh!! Love this family and love lOVE LOVE These pics! Great job Jenny!! You definitely captured the adorable-ness of this precious fam!! 💙💙💙

Faye - I have been SO anxious to see these and they are WONDERFUL! Thank you so much for capturing our love and happy! I know my girls can be a handful when it comes to following direction and you were amazing with them as always! We love you so much! And Josie sat on my lap as I looked at these and kept saying “awe” and “mommy that’s when evie lost her first tooth” Then she even said “mommy we made a sand which….that was so fun” LOVE! Thank you again my dearest friend!

Natalie - FFFAAAYYYEEEEE!!!! You are gorgeous and these photos are just so darn adorable!!! I mean, this family could not get any cuter! Fabulous job, Jenny!

kara+brendon+alylah | Columbus Ohio Family Photography

I have been so looking forward to sharing these photos with you. I photographed Kara’s senior photos a *few* years ago back when I was at the studio in beavercreek. we’ve kept in touch via social media ever since and I’ve become quite obsessed with her adorable little lady. So I was absolutely over the moon when she asked me about doing their family photography session and Alylah’s one year images! this baby girl is so full of spunk and she’s one of the cutest babies I’ve ever met. also, this girl has more hair than I do. she definitely got allllll those Italian genes.

We started out in Alylah’s birthday outfit. how freaking perfect is this? kara couldnt find just the perfect tutu so she made this herself. its amazing. I might need her to make savvy one for her birthday!

columbus-oh-family-photography-007columbus-oh-family-photography-021daddy is so absolutely adorable with her. always sneaking in kisses. you can tell these two are pretty smitten with their girl. columbus-oh-family-photography-042columbus-oh-family-photography-043columbus-oh-family-photography-081columbus-oh-family-photography-117columbus-oh-family-photography-062columbus-oh-family-photography-038gahhhh! she was so full of the cutest smiles. I just wanted to take her home!columbus-oh-family-photography-069that ponytail! columbus-oh-family-photography-082columbus-oh-family-photography-066columbus-oh-family-photography-076columbus-oh-family-photography-084columbus-oh-family-photography-108this is my fave, I think. I just love it so much, and lylah’s sweet profile. I also love how her pony looks like the perfect little baby bun here.

kara and Brendon, thank you guys so much for trusting me with capturing this special time in your lives. i adore you all. especially that sweet baby girl! xxJBZ

Natalie - How utterly sweet are these three?! That is the most adorable babe!! Amazing job, Jenny!

Melissa Yocum - Oh my lands she’s cute!!! Love love love all of the smiles! And LOVE those last two. She’s going to so treasure those when she’s grown!!

Megan Danser - AH!! This little girrrrrl!! Her pony and sweater are everything. Gorgeous photos of a sweet family. Those balloon images are precious. Fab job as always Jenny! xoxo

nick | class of 2017 | Columbus Senior Photography

Meet Nick! He was so much fun hanging out with a few weeks ago on an unseasonably warm October day. He was such a good sport as I made a fool of myself (as per yuje) to get those perfect smiles out of him. 036we did a few family photos during our time together too, which is such a good idea. And I totally wanted to take their doggie home with me.001we were desperate to find some pretty fall color, the leaves changed so late this year! so when I found this, I about died. its one of my faves for sure.050067054058the arches at st. Charles are my favvvvve. I love them so much.074this is another one of my favorites. I just love all the lines!

Nick!! I had a blast with you! Thanks for putting up w me! 😉 and hey! you’re on a blog!! enjoy the rest of your senior year and good luck in college!! xxJBZ

Nicole - Handsome, handsome! I love these!!!

Faye - What a gorgeous guy! I love all of the ones at the stadium!!! So so so good as you always do girl!

Kelley Watkins - Wow Jenny! LOVE them!

Natalie - You made this session look like a breeze!! Amazing job + what a handsome guy!

Megan D - LOVE!!! Such a handsome guy!! Love these!! Especially love that last one and the ones at the stadium! Fab work as always JBZ! oxo

Jacqie - What a great looking guy. Awesome job, Jenny!!! ❤️

Angie - I love these! Why didn’t senior pictures like this exist when I was in high school?!!

Melissa Yocum - Ah he’s going to love these!! He looks so comfortable in these images. And I love that you included his family!! The last one and that stair shot (love the lines and perspective!!) are my favorites. Awesome session, Jenny!!!

savvy | 9 months

my sweet beautiful girl is 9 months old. 39 weeks. (I promise I’ll stop counting in weeks once she hits a year). this time has absolutely flown by. and I haven’t shared a savvy post since her baptism which was just after she turned 6 months! soooooo thats three months work of photos to catch up on.. I tried to narrow it down as much as possible but, you see, I take A LOT of photos of my girl. I truly cannot help it. she lights up our world. she has so many different expressions, not to mention all of her adorable outfits. so, I want to apologize in advance but at the same time I really don’t. she’s super cute and who are we kidding, this is more of an easy way for me to come back and find photos of her down the line, and for family who lives far away to see how much she’s grown. so, jumping right in.. we’re starting off right where we left off.. just after she turned 6 months old. 001002003004this is the day she got her ears pierced, she dressed up for the special occasion. 005006savvy ADORES Molly girl. she loves her so much. always reaching out to pet her or touch her feet, she giggles when Molly chases her tail or scratches herself, and she even waves to her when she comes into the room.
007008009010011this is one of my most favorite images of savannah so far. I adore everything about it, but mostly – her eyes! this is one of my favorite headbands from  Aubrey Gianna. And this romper was totally a favorite outfit this summer from Bailey’s Blossoms_, I’m totally doing to order it again for next summer. 012I mean, look at the back!? so cute!013and I always try to coordinate outfits with my girl when I can.014015016017018019020021these next three photos were from our family photo session with the talented Faye Sommer_… thank you again so much faye faye for capturing these for us! xx022023024025026027028this is bun-bun. savvy’s most favorite thing in the world. I don’t know what we’d do without it. she loves bun bun so so much. its adorable to see.029savvy had some friends come over for a quick visit.030031032033034sometimes after bath night I mohawk her hair and let it dry that way. its my fave.035036037038039040041042043044045046047048049050Savvy went on her first flight at the end of September.. I’m hoping to do a whole post on our Florida trip but I wanted to include a couple here.. Hi Auntie Linz and Uncle Chris!!051052053blue is so her color.054055056057058059060061062another favorite outfit that we almost didn’t get to wear because the 3-6 month size range was the majority of savvy’s wardrobe.It was hard to get all those cute outfits in when the temps were appropriate. 063064auntie Mandy and cousin Nolan came for an afternoon visit. Nolan and savvy love each other so much. its adorable to see. 065066067Savvy went to the zoo for the first time a couple weeks ago. Nolan showed her all the good spots.068069070071riding on a train at chuck e cheese. she loved it and was on it for quite a while.072073and she was a strawberry for halloween! no beggars night this year, she goes to bed at 6, right when it began. so maybe next year.074075076077savvy officially started crawling on halloween. and now that she can crawl and get to a sitting position all by herself, she moves around in her crib way more than before. she’ll sit up and play with her pac and her lovey for a while before falling asleep. I saw on the monitor that she had put her head down and I was going to just go lay her on her back again. I didn’t realize she had actually fallen asleep like that. it was too cute not to photograph. but then I moved her to a more comfy position.

and just like that, she’s 9 months old. andddddd today was try three with peanut snacks, and I’m happy to report, we still haven’t had a reaction. lets hope it stays that way.


happy 9 months baby girl. we love you so so much. I hope you always remember that.

Christie Ross-Johnson - Oh Jenny. I just love every part of her & you. You’re the best Mommy! She’s so lucky to have you & JJ!!!!!!!

Maryann Barnes - Such beautiful pics of such a beautiful babe!

Hannah Ross - Your family is so stunning! 💫

Mandy - Perfection!!! She is such perfection and I just love her to pieces! She’s such a beautiful angel babe! Every single one of these pics is just beautiful! You guys are the best parents and I’m so proud of the sweet mommy you are! Love you sis😘

Faye - She is just the cutest little doll! I love SO many of these. Hard to pick but I kinda love her two expressions in the blue stripe the best! Love her and you so much!