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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

Margaret-12 days new | Dayton OH newborn photography

Meet Margaret. One of the prettiest newborn baby girls you ever did see. She actually looks like a petite version of her big brother Henry as a newborn! And also like her big brother, she was very interested in what I was doing and didn’t wanna nap and miss out on all the fun! But that just meant I got some images of her showing off her beautiful eyes! columbus-oh-newborn-photography-036Sweet little Henry was so good too. Still just a baby himself, not even 2 yet, he was so sweet and adorable with his new little sister. Steve and Lauren are super parents!
columbus-oh-newborn-photography-013columbus-oh-newborn-photography-011columbus-oh-newborn-photography-025columbus-oh-newborn-photography-019hey there beautiful girl!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-038columbus-oh-newborn-photography-022columbus-oh-newborn-photography-048sweet Margaret has been my only newborn baby girl in a sea of boys lately, I was really excited to break out some pink. columbus-oh-newborn-photography-055columbus-oh-newborn-photography-067

lauren and steve, you guys are the best parents. I absolutely adore you and your sweet sweet babies! I hope you are getting some rest!!! big big love, friends! xxJBZ

emerson – 13 days | Columbus, OH newborn photography

holy. amazing. newborn session. be careful, friends. this one might bring on the baby fever FOR REAL. every time I leave one of these sweet babes, all I want in another tiny babe. I cannot get enough of their sweet newborn baby smell and all those tiny details. and their soft wrinkly skin. i. am. obsessed. And baby Emerson certainly didn’t disappoint. I seriously could have held and snuggled him all day, but I think mom and dad wanted their baby back. lol I was lucky enough to help my girl Megan photograph Alyssa and Marc’s wedding last year where I found out Alyssa and I are actually sorority sisters! Meg and I had so much fun at their wedding and I was absolutely tickled when Alyssa asked me about newborn photography. But enough talk, lets bring on the sweet baby!

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columbus-oh-newborn-photography-014I saved my favorite for last.. I got a smile!!! they’re rare when photographing newborns but I love it when I can capture one!


Alyssa and marc, thank you guys for trusting me to capture sweet Emerson. he’s so perfect. I’m so happy for you guys. now get some rest and enjoy that sweet baby!! xxJBZ

Claire - So precious! My favorites are the first one with the pups and the second to last with the navy backdrop.

Megan Danser - These are adorrrrrrable!!!! I’m obsessed with that first one!!! Alyssa you look amazing and this sweet baby boy is the cutest!! Congrats to you and Marc! Gorgeous work as always Jenny! xoxo

introducing baby Jacob | Columbus newborn photography

This sweet family is no stranger to the blog. I’ve been lucky enough to have the honor of photographing them for the past 4 years now! The weekend I got married was the weekend their first son, Will, was born. and I was so honored to be able to photograph some of his first portraits. Fast forward 3 and a half years and I was ecstatic to hear that they were having another baby join their family!!! And sweet, newborn Jacob is such a doll. Just 13 days old when I got to meet him, I fell in love w him instantly. He was pretty attentive for our session so I got lots with his pretty eyes open. Although, he was sleeping on daddy when I got there…columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-001smiling up at his mama, are you kidding me? the sweetest!columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-005columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-042columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-009columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-039columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-028columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-031columbus-ohio-newborn-photography-024Big brother Will came home towards the end so of course we had to get him holding his new baby brother. I love how he’s looking down at him! Melt!

lynn and tom, thank you guys again for trusting me with your beautiful family. you know I adore you guys so much and I’m so happy for you guys. Jacob is amazing just like William. I can’t wait to watch them grow together! big big love, friends! xxJBZ

Megan Danser - I can’t handle this sweet little baby!!! SUCH a sweet session. Love the one of his big brother holding him. Melt!!! xoxoxo

diana+jim | Dayton, Ohio Wedding Photography

I have been sooooo excited to show you these images from Jim and Diana’s wedding!!! I’ve known Diana for a few years now, since I did her senior photos back when I was working in beavercreek. Her dad was also my favorite 5th grade teacher. I was over the moon excited for Diana when I got the email that she was engaged and wanted me to photograph her wedding. Oh how I love love love hearing that. I knew it would be a wonderful and fun day. The Fleck family is one of the sweetest you’ll ever meet, and after getting to know them on the wedding day, so are the Leskos! Jim and Diana are so perfect for each other, he loves her so much. Its so evident in how he looks at her. columbus-oh-wedding-photography001columbus-oh-wedding-photography002columbus-oh-wedding-photography003wedding tip! ladies, if you have buttons up the back of your gown, bring a crochet needle/hook to help with all those tiny loops!columbus-oh-wedding-photography006diana. you. are. GORGEOUS!columbus-oh-wedding-photography007columbus-oh-wedding-photography008meanwhile, over in the boys’ room…columbus-oh-wedding-photography004
columbus-oh-wedding-photography005columbus-oh-wedding-photography010columbus-oh-wedding-photography009columbus-oh-wedding-photography011columbus-oh-wedding-photography012diana has the best laugh, its super contagious. if you know diana, can’t you just hear her laughing here? ((Big huge thanks to my girl Faye Sommer for spending this day with me and helping me be in two places at once!))columbus-oh-wedding-photography013columbus-oh-wedding-photography014columbus-oh-wedding-photography015columbus-oh-wedding-photography016columbus-oh-wedding-photography017Furst Florist did their flowers. Its been so long since I’ve done a wedding with Loann and as always, she did a beautiful job! If you’re in Dayton and need flowers, definitely check Furst out!columbus-oh-wedding-photography018columbus-oh-wedding-photography019columbus-oh-wedding-photography020columbus-oh-wedding-photography021columbus-oh-wedding-photography022columbus-oh-wedding-photography023columbus-oh-wedding-photography024columbus-oh-wedding-photography025columbus-oh-wedding-photography026wedding time!!columbus-oh-wedding-photography027Married!! columbus-oh-wedding-photography028columbus-oh-wedding-photography029columbus-oh-wedding-photography030columbus-oh-wedding-photography031columbus-oh-wedding-photography032columbus-oh-wedding-photography033columbus-oh-wedding-photography034columbus-oh-wedding-photography035columbus-oh-wedding-photography036columbus-oh-wedding-photography037columbus-oh-wedding-photography038columbus-oh-wedding-photography039These two had fun dancing until the very end. columbus-oh-wedding-photography040columbus-oh-wedding-photography041

diana and jim, another big huge congrats to you two. your wedding was so fun and so beautiful. I hope you had a blast on your honeymoon and I wish you so many years of happiness!! you know I adore you and you better call me when its time for baby photos! big big love! xxJBZ

Faye - Oh Jenny these turned out AMAZING! Because you rock AND because it was one of the most fun weddings ever with such an awesome bride and groom! Diana and Jim congrats and best wishes!

Karen Lesko - I absolutely love these pictures!

Megan Danser - Jenny I looooooove these!!!! Gorgeous images from a beautiful day. Their portraits and details are my fave. And the getting ready photos. And that last one! Fab job as always! xoxox

chasity+kevin+kaleb+kiptyn | Dayton, Ohio Newborn Photography

Another sweet tiny peanut!! I’m so lucky that people continue to trust me to photograph some of the first moments of their newborns lives. I always love getting to cuddle the babies, of course, but I know how treasured these images will be in years to come. These sweet newborn babies grow so fast, even those we all wish they would stay tiny for much longer. Baby Kiptyn was an absolute joy. So sweet and soft and perfect. And mom and dad sure are smitten with him. Even big brother Kaleb wanted his turn to hold his perfect new little brother. Enjoy some of my favorites from my time with this sweet family! columbus-oh-newborn-photography-010columbus-oh-newborn-photography-015columbus-oh-newborn-photography-020columbus-oh-newborn-photography-023those lips!!! columbus-oh-newborn-photography-028I asked Chasity, don’t you just sit and stare at him all day? Yes. How could you not?!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-032When it was time for baby K to eat, I took big brother K and daddy outside to get a few images of them together. columbus-oh-newborn-photography-046I love a little profile shot.. and that little smile. Melt! columbus-oh-newborn-photography-053columbus-oh-newborn-photography-063columbus-oh-newborn-photography-094columbus-oh-newborn-photography-102tiny fingers and toes just melt me. columbus-oh-newborn-photography-115columbus-oh-newborn-photography-118

you guys, congrats again, he is so perfect. I had so much fun spending the afternoon with you. I hope everyone is getting some rest and you’re enjoying every single minute with that sweet baby! Big love!! xxJBZ