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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

The Zink Family | Destination Family Photography

You couldn’t expect me to go on a beach vacation and not do some family beach photos, right?ย JBP_7947I absolutely adore this photo of my parents in law.ย JBP_8030JBP_8119JBP_8265JBP_7971JBP_8018JBP_7956JBP_7998JBP_8037savvy wasn’t exactly in the best mood to cooperate during this session which stressed me out a tinge (or a lot). it was hot and everyone was sweating and I just wanted a couple photos of my own little family too. luckily, once we kind of let her do her own thing, we were able to get some.ย JBP_8173JBP_8201

Lindsay - Aweeee!! These turned out great!!

Shannon Gallatin - Gorgeous family! You are so talented my friend!

Mandy - Ooooooooooohhhhemmmmmmgeeeeeee!!! Love this family!! Such gorgeous pictures! Love them all so much!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Megan Danser - Ahhhh!!!! This looks like an amazing trip!!! So many great images. I’m sure you guys will treasure these forever. Love love!!

Maryann Barnes - What a beautiful family! Jenny you did a beautiful job capturing the love!๐Ÿ’–

lyla jane | dayton, Ohio birth photography

from the minute Christie told me she was pregnant, we started talking about her birth photography and newborn photography. I cried when I found out she was expecting, I cried when I found out baby was a girl (I got to go to that ultrasound, how freaking special was that?!) and of course I was crying buckets of tears behind my camera when baby Lyla made her grand entrance.

Christie was under strict instructions to not have this baby while I was in Florida. With her due date being the 19th, it was a major possibility. But they held on and she made her debut 5 days after I got home. Christie was updating me all week at her appointments so I was on edge and super excited. I got the news that they were going to induce her on Wednesday evening, I went into a frenzy trying to make plans for Savannah and getting my equipment ready to go. At 7 the next morning, she’d only progressed .5cm from the night before. Things were slow going in the morning while I was hanging out with my sister and nephew. Until I got the text from Mama Mary, she’s at 9cm but Lyla’s not quite all the way down yet. I kissed savvy goodbye and ran out the door. About 45 minutes after I arrived, she started pushing and about an hour 45 after that, baby Lyla was finally here at a whopping 9lb 5oz and 21.5in! Christie was so strong and did a great job with Mama and Junior by her side. Being there was such an honor and a privilege, its unlike anything else. Birth photography is not something I will ever take lightly.

The text I got the next morning included: “everyone should have a Jenny in their delivery room”. I’ll never be able to express how much that means to me.

I got to go visit Lyla yesterday and she’s beautiful and perfect and doing well. Mom and Dad are doing a great job with her and I’m so excited to watch this peanut grow! christie, I’m super proud of you, thank you for trusting me, again, with such an important time in your life! xxJBZ


I need to give a super special shout out to my friend and master birth photographer, Mel, who put up with all my questions about timing and whatnot. Without her help, I probably would’ve been sleeping at the hospital and annoying the Ross/Johnson families way longer than I already did. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Mandy - These are all super gorgeous and so emotional! Great job jenny! And congrats to the new parents! Such an exciting time! Welcome baby lyla!!

Megan D - I’m in-looooooove!!!! These are amazing!!! Congrats Christie and Junior. Lyla is perfect! You did such a fab job capturing this jenny. So much emotion!! Great great job. Xoxoxo

Mary Ross - WoW! Looking at these brought happy tears to my eyes! Such wonderful memories to have in pictures! Jenny, you captured so many special moments…. they are priceless! โค๏ธ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Lots of love! Mary ๐Ÿ˜˜

lindsay+chris | destination maternity photography

meet Linz and chris. its hard to believe its their first official time on my blog but I’ve been dying to photograph them for years. and what better than a destination maternity photography session in Destin, Florida! we got up with the sun and headed to the beach before it got crowded. it was super hot and humid but you wouldn’t know it by looking at these two love birds. And can we talk about how amazingly gorgeous Lindsay is?? she’s still toughing it out at Orange Theory Fitness at 5 am to keep fit thru her pregnancy (and to balance out those m&m breakfasts ;-P). I’ve been so excited for this session since I found out they were expecting and did the math and figured out that she’d have the perfect belly while we were in Destin. I wish I could shoot in Destin allll the time. I’ve shot a wedding and an engagement session down there and was super excited to add this maternity session to the list. And these two made it so easy. Oh, and have I mentioned that Lindsay is my sister’s best friend, so I’ve know her since, well, forever. And I remember the day she came home to beavercreek and told us all about this new guy. who knew, 8 and a half years later, here they are, expecting their first baby.

Enjoy my favorites from our morning together!ย destination-maternity-photography-057I love love this one. this is exactly how I always picture them, laughing and loving with each other.ย destination-maternity-photography-047destination-maternity-photography-005destination-maternity-photography-021destination-maternity-photography-013destination-maternity-photography-028destination-maternity-photography-049these two seriously love each other.ย destination-maternity-photography-019destination-maternity-photography-039destination-maternity-photography-050destination-maternity-photography-063destination-maternity-photography-082linz, you are so beautiful.ย destination-maternity-photography-088Ending things with my favorite. it would be weird to have this as a canvas up on my wall, right? so, you guys, put this huge on your wall!!ย destination-maternity-photography-086

linz and chris, I am so so excited for you guys and cannot wait to meet this baby! so close now! I just wish we were closer. I adore you both, duh. xxJBZ

Lindsay Geske - OMG I love them all!! They are amazing! You are amazing! We love you!!

Mandy - Omgeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!! I am obsessed with these!!!! Linz you are so gorgeous and absolutely glowing!!! Chris you look good too:) so incredibly happy for you guys and cannot wait to meet this little peanut! Great job jenny!! These images are so beautiful!!! Xoxox

Megan Danser - LOOOOOOVE!!!!!! Lindsay you look amazing! I LOVE that dress! So excited for you guys! Fab job Jenny. These are fantastic!! xoxoxo

kerry+tanya+ryan+noel+christian | Columbus Ohio Family Photography

Even after all this time, its still a huge honor whenever someone asks me to capture their family photography. I’m always excited when Tanya tells me they wanna get on my books. And its not an easy task with three super busy boys, one of which just finished up his first year at Miami (I did Ryan’s senior photos about a year and a half ago). And let me tell ya, having three brothers of my own, its not always easy to get three teenage boys to cooperate or do what I want them to do.. but these three (4 if you count dad) humored me and did everything I asked of them with a smile on their faces.ย columbus-oh-family-photography-071columbus-oh-family-photography-049columbus-oh-family-photography-061columbus-oh-family-photography-027columbus-oh-family-photography-039columbus-oh-family-photography-088columbus-oh-family-photography-050I adore this one!!

you guys, you know I adore you! thank you so much for trusting me to capture your family again and again. I had so much fun with you all!! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - These are so awesome!!! Love all the different personalities you captured! And I LOVE the one of mom all by herself. Gorgeous!!! Great job as always JBZ!!! xoxo

christie+carl | dayton ohio maternity photography

this beautiful mama is no stranger to the blog and I’m so excited to share her and her beautiful baby bump with you guys! Christie and Junior are having a sweet baby girl in July who they’ve named Lyla. This baby girl is already so loved, by so many. The minute I found out christie was expecting, I started talking about how her baby and savvy would be friends and started planning all her photo sessions already. I’m so excited to meet their sweet girl!

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I’m so excited for you guys, this is gonna be one stylish and adored baby girl. Christie, you are beautiful, and I love you. thank you for always trusting me with the special moments in your life. its an honor, truly. love love. xxJBZ

Megan Danser - LOVE these!!!!! That bump is perfection! And I love the laying down shot. Nailing those!! Fab job as always Jenny! xoxoxoxo

Christie Johnson - As always, you capture the best photos. I’m so in love!!!!!!! Love you so so so much. ๐Ÿ’“

Mary Ross - Jenny, Jenny, Jenny…… 2 perfect blogs in 1 week, I’m not sure I can handle the sweetness! You captured Christie with Lyla; Christie & Junior; and the whole family! Your talent is endless, and it shows in every picture! Thank you again for the beautiful photos that will always be cherished! Lots of love, Mama Ross ๐Ÿ˜˜