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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

hannah+andy+baby | Columbus maternity photography

meet hannah and andy. this is their first time here on the blog (well, technically they were part of a wedding party but this is their first time here solo!). they are one of the sweeeeeetest couples I’ve ever met. as I said on Facebook, I met andy a *few* years ago when I shot his senior photos. from there, I continued to hope their mom would adopt me into their fun family. I had the pleasure of photographing Andy’s three younger siblings and a couple years ago I got to photograph his sisters wedding! to say I adore this family is quite the understatement. when I found out they were expecting, I was as excited as any big sister would be. this baby is joining one of the best families in the world and is already SO loved. And these two, well, the way they love each other is inspiring. Here’s some of my faves from our time together. columbus-oh-maternity-photography-032columbus-oh-maternity-photography-034columbus-oh-maternity-photography-035columbus-oh-maternity-photography-037columbus-oh-maternity-photography-004columbus-oh-maternity-photography-013columbus-oh-maternity-photography-017columbus-oh-maternity-photography-026oh hannah… you. are. stunning. and pregnancy sure does suit you.


hannah and andy, you guys are going to be the BEST parents!! I’m so so happy for you and I hope I get to meet and love on that sweet baby when he decides to arrive! big big love my friends. xxJBZ

Christie Ross- Johnson - Srsly. THESE ARE TO DIE FOR. Everything about them. They’re perfect. I love them so much, AND CANT WAIT TO MEET MY NEPHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you, JBZ! You’re amazing.

Megan D - These are gorrrrrrgeous!!! This mama is glowing!!! Love every single one. They look so so happy. Can’t wait to see this little baby! Congrats! Fourth down is my favorite! Perfect portraits Jenny. As ALWAYS!!! oxoxo

Mary Ross - Absolutely beautiful! Fourth one down is my favorite as well! You captured their happiness, love, and excitement in all the pictures! ❤️ Thank you, thank you, thank you! Mama Ross 😘

Tina Thomas - I was there when Mary,s kids were born and their babysitter I love this family so so much the pictures are wonderful and they will be great parents just like Steve and Mary are ❤️

Russell – 10 days new | Dayton Ohio Newborn Photography » Jenny Barnes Photography - […] you guys… this family. I could say so much, and I have, when I posted their adorable maternity session. I just love them so much. I cried when I got the news that baby Russ had arrived, tiny and […]

lauren+steve+henry+baby | columbus ohio family photography

I have been lucky enough to photograph this sweet family a handful of times now. Steve and Lauren are two of the sweetest people you’ll ever meet and little henry is an absolute joy. and so dang cute! i am so excited that this sweet family will be adding a little baby GIRL to their family soon!! These two littles will be just under two years apart so it will be fun to watch them grow and see how close they will be. I’m also just way excited to photograph another newborn! Give me a llllllll the babies! And especially excited for a girl. I have lots of boys coming up and i think this little one will be my only girl for a while.

here are a few of my favorites from my time w the B family. check back in a few weeks for their newest addition!!
columbus-oh-family-photography-009columbus-oh-family-photography-008columbus-oh-family-photography-041columbus-oh-family-photography-013columbus-oh-family-photography-016i mean, henry really is the sweetest little guy!columbus-oh-family-photography-029pure joy. columbus-oh-family-photography-047columbus-oh-family-photography-032columbus-oh-family-photography-048columbus-oh-family-photography-058and can we talk about how good lauren looks?! you. are. beautiful. columbus-oh-family-photography-052

you guys!! you know i adore you! thanks for allowing me to capture these moments for you. i cannot wait to meet your little angel!! xxJBZ

John Robert | 6 days new | Columbus Newborn Photography

Oh my heart!! (and my ovaries, lol!) Newborn photography has always been one of my favorites, and its even better when new mommy and daddy are friends! I’ve been SO excited for baby Johnny to arrive. Not only to photograph the little peanut but to get those baby snuggles in! He seemed so tiny compared to my Savvy girl who isn’t exactly the biggest baby anyways. I could’ve stayed and just cuddled and loved on this precious boy all day. I can’t wait to go back and see him again! Enjoy some of my favorites from his session!


oh hello bright eyes!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-006columbus-oh-newborn-photography-014love this big baby yawn. the sweetest!columbus-oh-newborn-photography-092columbus-oh-newborn-photography-023columbus-oh-newborn-photography-094columbus-oh-newborn-photography-042columbus-oh-newborn-photography-083columbus-oh-newborn-photography-053columbus-oh-newborn-photography-054columbus-oh-newborn-photography-064columbus-oh-newborn-photography-090columbus-oh-newborn-photography-097columbus-oh-newborn-photography-113columbus-oh-newborn-photography-086

i’m just so smitten with this sweet boy and i can’t wait for him and savvy to become friends. kara and rob, you guys did good! he’s so perfect! i love him! and you know i adore you guys! see you soon! xxJBZ


i put together a little slideshow video for them just because. **disclaimer: i am a way better photographer than videographer. total amateur hour when it comes to video!

Kay Marshall - Wow! These are gorgeous! Do I have a wall big enough to display all the great pictures? Grandma Kay

God Bless Savannah | Savvy’s Baptism

Our sweet, beautiful angel baby was welcomed into the Catholic faith this past Sunday, August 7, 2016. It was such a special and emotional day for me. And so wonderful that all of Savvy’s grandparents were able to be there, and two of her great grandparents were able to be there. And almost all of her aunts and uncles and cousins. She was surrounded by so much love, it was amazing.
columbus-oh-baby-photography-001columbus-oh-baby-photography-002columbus-oh-baby-photography-003columbus-oh-baby-photography-004The baptism was after mass and savvy was such a good girl during mass. She usually is even tho it overlaps with her nap time. She was so good for the actual baptism too, although she was tired and hungry. She didn’t even flinch when that cold holy water hit her head. I thought for sure she would cry. She watched the deacon so intently as he was talking, like she was really taking in everything he was saying.columbus-oh-baby-photography-005columbus-oh-baby-photography-006columbus-oh-baby-photography-007columbus-oh-baby-photography-008columbus-oh-baby-photography-009columbus-oh-baby-photography-010columbus-oh-baby-photography-011columbus-oh-baby-photography-012columbus-oh-baby-photography-013columbus-oh-baby-photography-014columbus-oh-baby-photography-015columbus-oh-baby-photography-016 (1)columbus-oh-baby-photography-017 (1)columbus-oh-baby-photography-018 (1)columbus-oh-baby-photography-019columbus-oh-baby-photography-020columbus-oh-baby-photography-021columbus-oh-baby-photography-022columbus-oh-baby-photography-023

May God bless you, my sweet Savannah.

Megan D - OMG!!! Her bird cage veil!!! I’m obsessed!! And I love your dress Jenny!! You guys look amazing!!! xoxoxoxooxoxoxoxo

Melanie - OMG how perfectly sweet. You all are beautiful. And Mandy’s crutches Bahahha. Poor mama!

Maryann Barnes - Beautiful pics of a beautiful baby on a most sacred day..

savvy | 6 months | columbus ohio baby photography

6 months. 26 weeks. Half of a year. I can’t believe how fast its flown by. Our girl is beautiful and happy and healthy. She smiles all the time and laughs at Molly the most. She lovessssss her daddy and lights up whenever she sees him. I can’t stop with the photo taking. as much as i try. and this post is chock full of photos. i tried to narrow it down, really i did. But, she’s too cute. I started off with some 4th of july photos since i didn’t do a 5 month blog post. I’ll probably post another blog early next week with her official stats (we go to the doctor tomorrow) and more photos of course since she gets baptized on Sunday. Things are good around here, tho not always easy. She’s spoiling us tho, i know not all babies are as easy as she is right now. I know it will change, so we’re enjoying this calm before the next storm. 5Y0A00065Y0A00165Y0A00195Y0A01945Y0A02355Y0A0240she still can’t roll back to belly yet. but she triesssss. so i have a lot of photos of her like this. half way there. lol5Y0A0503she discovered the dogs a little while ago and ever since then, she loves to watch them. we’ll sit outside and watch daddy play w molly and her head goes back and forth like she’s at a tennis match as molly fetches and retrieves. if molly shakes or scratches her ears and savvy can see her, she busts up laughing. and she always reaches for them if they’re nearby.5Y0A05385Y0A08915Y0A09145Y0A0917i’m pretty smitten. 5Y0A0929with that face, how can you not be?5Y0A1101i recently got her these Zoli teethers at the suggestion of some of the moms in a group i’m in… she LOVES it. 5Y0A1146this is her crazy baby face. its so funny. 5Y0A11655Y0A12405Y0A13175Y0A13335Y0A14145Y0A14815Y0A1536she loves to touch our faces. if you follow me on snapchat, you’ll see that sometimes. she always grabs my nose or touches my lips when i sing to her at bedtime. 5Y0A16855Y0A1688we got to have a pool day at megans house last week. she did not like the raft i got her, but she enjoyed the pool if i was holding her, or if she was sunning herself on that blue raft. lol5Y0A16895Y0A17785Y0A17865Y0A1828Right now she still sleeps in her sleep suit at night but no longer for naps. she’s growing out of it and i don’t want to buy another one so, we’re trying to get her used to sleeping without it. and she loves her Bunbun that she sleeps with always. she’s a great little sleeper, goes down at 7 and sleeps til around 615. She is still taking three naps a day and we put her down awake, she’ll babble and blow raspberries for a bit before she falls asleep. She’s a champ at putting herself to sleep. 5Y0A18395Y0A1925she caught me sneaking pics of daddy doing the bedtime routine.5Y0A19545Y0A1957haha she loves this new elephant pillow we got her. its so soft and cuddly and i kinda want it for myself.5Y0A19765Y0A19805Y0A1986we tried carrots for the first time last week. she wanted nothing to do with it. not. a. fan. didn’t start well and ended in tears. we tried oatmeal the next morning and she’s doing a little better with that. not sure how a spoon works yet, but she’s getting better and better every day.5Y0A20075Y0A20205Y0A2055anddddd we’re practicing sitting. this is mostly just so mommy can take more photos of her in her adorable outfits. 5Y0A21595Y0A21965Y0A22405Y0A2264her eyes are still blue. we’re still hoping they stay that way. 5Y0A22795Y0A2311and just like that, she was 6 months old. i’d say she’s pretty happy about it. 5Y0A2400

Faye - Ahhhhhh! I seriously can’t handle her cuteness. Can’t wait to show these to Evie. She will flip over the cuteness. And where did the time go. Ahhh! Love you and your sweet little family!

Amy - These are incredible as always! Love the faces you captured. Her clothes are adorbs and she is just the prettiest little girl. Love all of these. And good job getting her to fall asleep on her own. You will thank yourself later! xoxo

Carrie - I can’t even pick a favorite picture because all of them are adorable! She has the sweetest smile and her accessories/outfits are just the cutest! And the sleep thing- you’re doing great! I wish Max still took consistent naps, lol :) happy 6 months!

Mandy - Oemmmmmmmmgeeeeeeeee!!! Just. Stop!!! She is the cutest baby in the world!!!! But seriously, such a beautiful baby girl!!! I love every single one of these pics and I even got choked up when I saw the one of you holding her in the pool. I love you as a mommy, Jenny! You are an amazing mother and you are doing such a wonderful job!!! Kisses and hugs to you all.. Love this family so very much!!!