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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

kristin+aaron+claire+kelsey | Columbus, Ohio Family Photography

I’m trying hard to catch up, friends! I know this super sweet family is patiently awaiting their photos and I’m excited to feature them on the blog today! This family is kind of new here.. I photographed their wedding, and each of the girls newborn sessions but they’ve yet to be here as a whole family! We love this family a whole lot, Aaron and Kristin are two of the absolute nicest people you’ll ever meet. We’re lucky to be able to call them friends. columbus-oh-family-photography-005Claire was such a sweetie and full of smiles during our whole time together. Kelsey really just wanted to snuggle up with momma. columbus-oh-family-photography-012this was all Claire, totally umprompted. and I adore it. columbus-oh-family-photography-018columbus-oh-family-photography-037columbus-oh-family-photography-014columbus-oh-family-photography-039columbus-oh-family-photography-043columbus-oh-family-photography-027columbus-oh-family-photography-040I just adore how happy Claire was to be up on daddy’s shoulders! and don’t let her fool you, Kelsey enjoyed it too, look at that little wave. melt!columbus-oh-family-photography-051columbus-oh-family-photography-061

you guys!! thank you thank you for trusting me with your family photography! I feel incredibly honored to be able to capture this time in your lives! love love you! xxJBZ

mary+gil+camryn+alex+ava | Columbus, Ohio Family Photography

Meet the Smith Family!! They’re new to this blog and what a great addition they are! I’ve known Mary for a number of years now and I was SO excited when she asked me about doing their family photography! They’re one of the sweetest, friendliest families you’ll ever meet and I had so so much fun with them walking around downtown. I haven’t seen the kids in quite a while and was so shocked at how grown they were! Time seriously moves too quickly.columbus-oh-family-photography-062This is totally one of my faves. columbus-oh-family-photography-068columbus-oh-family-photography-023columbus-oh-family-photography-005columbus-oh-family-photography-037columbus-oh-family-photography-042columbus-oh-family-photography-027Another fave, LOOK at that beautiful fall color! Swoon!columbus-oh-family-photography-078I love our city. columbus-oh-family-photography-065columbus-oh-family-photography-080columbus-oh-family-photography-054Ending with another favorite. I just love how Ava is hugging her momma and her soft little expression. And how Mary’s hair is perfectly blowing in the wind.

You guys, I had so much fun with you. Thank you so very much for trusting me with capturing this time in your lives. It means so much to me! xxJBZ

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