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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 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 […]

andrea+doug | Columbus wedding photography

I first met Andrea when she was just a little girl who lived around the corner from us as a friend of my sister’s who I eventually babysat. Fast forward a *few* years and I get a message from Andrea saying she loves following my blog and she can’t wait for her turn. And then, it finally was. I was so happy when I got the email that she’d gotten engaged and was hoping I was available for her wedding photography. I first met Doug at their engagement session and just knew right away these two were meant for each other. You can see how much Doug absolutely adores her whenever he looks at her. And its obvious the feeling is the same with Andrea. Their wedding was at the beautiful Marmelade Lily outside of Cincinnati and we had a beautiful day to work with. Enjoy some highlights from their day! L89A2405L89A2403JBP_8970JBP_9009L89A2408JBP_9063L89A2451JBP_9094L89A2549I was pretty obsessed with this little sweetie. She reminded me so much of our Savvy girl, I kinda wanted to take her home with me. lolL89A2588L89A2603L89A2633JBP_9220JBP_9235JBP_9192JBP_9304JBP_9389JBP_9423L89A2989L89A2998JBP_9562JBP_9640L89A3080JBP_9662JBP_9663L89A3222L89A3243L89A3277L89A3395JBP_9903L89A3355L89A3387JBP_0018JBP_0030L89A3510L89A3512JBP_0087L89A3606JBP_0207L89A3700JBP_0337L89A3751L89A3764JBP_0451L89A3899JBP_0483JBP_0489L89A3942L89A3948L89A3957L89A3995

Andrea and Doug, congrats again! I loved getting to be a part of your special day, it was such an honor to be there! Hope you’re enjoying married life! xxJBZ



And a big HUGE thank you to my partner in crime Megan!! love you! #weareprofessionals


Mandy - Beautiful pictures!!! Congratulations Andrea!! You made such a beautiful bride! So happy for you!! Another gorgeous job by JBZ!!! Love them all!! Even the candid one of them in the photo booth! So cute!

Megan Danser - AHHH!!!! This day was AMAZING!!!! These images are fantastic! I’m in love with their portraits…such a beautiful setting and gorgeous couple! Congrats Doug and Andrea! So much fun working with you JBZ. xoxoxoxoxoxox

Maryann Barnes - Once again Jenny you did an amazing job! Beautiful photos!
Andrea you are a beautiful bride..wishing you all the best!

Sue Cibik - All of the pictures are spectacular! However, the flower girl mid air, must win a prize!

lyla Jane – 10 days | Columbus Ohio Newborn Photography

From the minute I found out about this baby girl I have been so excited about her newborn photography. And she did not disappoint. This sweet girl was a DREAM to photograph. I could go on and on about this adorable baby but I’m really really excited to get this blog posted so I’m just gonna leave you with my favorites from our time together!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-001columbus-oh-newborn-photography-046those sweet little toes! I just wanna nibble them!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-006those cheeks!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-036columbus-oh-newborn-photography-016columbus-oh-newborn-photography-040her rolls are everythingggggg.columbus-oh-newborn-photography-023columbus-oh-newborn-photography-058I got a couple little smiles during our session!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-063columbus-oh-newborn-photography-028christie, you. are. beautiful!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-096columbus-oh-newborn-photography-043columbus-oh-newborn-photography-084columbus-oh-newborn-photography-077

christie and June, she’s so absolutely perfect and I love her to pieces. snuggle her as much as you can while also trying to get some rest! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - Omgeeeee!!! These are presh!! She’s such a little squish! That first one made me melt! Fab job Jenny!! Xoxoxo