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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

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

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