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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

nick | class of 2017 | Columbus Senior Photography

Meet Nick! He was so much fun hanging out with a few weeks ago on an unseasonably warm October day. He was such a good sport as I made a fool of myself (as per yuje) to get those perfect smiles out of him. 036we did a few family photos during our time together too, which is such a good idea. And I totally wanted to take their doggie home with me.001we were desperate to find some pretty fall color, the leaves changed so late this year! so when I found this, I about died. its one of my faves for sure.050067054058the arches at st. Charles are my favvvvve. I love them so much.074this is another one of my favorites. I just love all the lines!

Nick!! I had a blast with you! Thanks for putting up w me! 😉 and hey! you’re on a blog!! enjoy the rest of your senior year and good luck in college!! xxJBZ

Nicole - Handsome, handsome! I love these!!!

Faye - What a gorgeous guy! I love all of the ones at the stadium!!! So so so good as you always do girl!

Kelley Watkins - Wow Jenny! LOVE them!

Natalie - You made this session look like a breeze!! Amazing job + what a handsome guy!

Megan D - LOVE!!! Such a handsome guy!! Love these!! Especially love that last one and the ones at the stadium! Fab work as always JBZ! oxo

Jacqie - What a great looking guy. Awesome job, Jenny!!! ❤️

Angie - I love these! Why didn’t senior pictures like this exist when I was in high school?!!

Melissa Yocum - Ah he’s going to love these!! He looks so comfortable in these images. And I love that you included his family!! The last one and that stair shot (love the lines and perspective!!) are my favorites. Awesome session, Jenny!!!

savvy | 9 months

my sweet beautiful girl is 9 months old. 39 weeks. (I promise I’ll stop counting in weeks once she hits a year). this time has absolutely flown by. and I haven’t shared a savvy post since her baptism which was just after she turned 6 months! soooooo thats three months work of photos to catch up on.. I tried to narrow it down as much as possible but, you see, I take A LOT of photos of my girl. I truly cannot help it. she lights up our world. she has so many different expressions, not to mention all of her adorable outfits. so, I want to apologize in advance but at the same time I really don’t. she’s super cute and who are we kidding, this is more of an easy way for me to come back and find photos of her down the line, and for family who lives far away to see how much she’s grown. so, jumping right in.. we’re starting off right where we left off.. just after she turned 6 months old. 001002003004this is the day she got her ears pierced, she dressed up for the special occasion. 005006savvy ADORES Molly girl. she loves her so much. always reaching out to pet her or touch her feet, she giggles when Molly chases her tail or scratches herself, and she even waves to her when she comes into the room.
007008009010011this is one of my most favorite images of savannah so far. I adore everything about it, but mostly – her eyes! this is one of my favorite headbands from  Aubrey Gianna. And this romper was totally a favorite outfit this summer from Bailey’s Blossoms_, I’m totally doing to order it again for next summer. 012I mean, look at the back!? so cute!013and I always try to coordinate outfits with my girl when I can.014015016017018019020021these next three photos were from our family photo session with the talented Faye Sommer_… thank you again so much faye faye for capturing these for us! xx022023024025026027028this is bun-bun. savvy’s most favorite thing in the world. I don’t know what we’d do without it. she loves bun bun so so much. its adorable to see.029savvy had some friends come over for a quick visit.030031032033034sometimes after bath night I mohawk her hair and let it dry that way. its my fave.035036037038039040041042043044045046047048049050Savvy went on her first flight at the end of September.. I’m hoping to do a whole post on our Florida trip but I wanted to include a couple here.. Hi Auntie Linz and Uncle Chris!!051052053blue is so her color.054055056057058059060061062another favorite outfit that we almost didn’t get to wear because the 3-6 month size range was the majority of savvy’s wardrobe.It was hard to get all those cute outfits in when the temps were appropriate. 063064auntie Mandy and cousin Nolan came for an afternoon visit. Nolan and savvy love each other so much. its adorable to see. 065066067Savvy went to the zoo for the first time a couple weeks ago. Nolan showed her all the good spots.068069070071riding on a train at chuck e cheese. she loved it and was on it for quite a while.072073and she was a strawberry for halloween! no beggars night this year, she goes to bed at 6, right when it began. so maybe next year.074075076077savvy officially started crawling on halloween. and now that she can crawl and get to a sitting position all by herself, she moves around in her crib way more than before. she’ll sit up and play with her pac and her lovey for a while before falling asleep. I saw on the monitor that she had put her head down and I was going to just go lay her on her back again. I didn’t realize she had actually fallen asleep like that. it was too cute not to photograph. but then I moved her to a more comfy position.

and just like that, she’s 9 months old. andddddd today was try three with peanut snacks, and I’m happy to report, we still haven’t had a reaction. lets hope it stays that way.


happy 9 months baby girl. we love you so so much. I hope you always remember that.

Christie Ross-Johnson - Oh Jenny. I just love every part of her & you. You’re the best Mommy! She’s so lucky to have you & JJ!!!!!!!

Maryann Barnes - Such beautiful pics of such a beautiful babe!

Hannah Ross - Your family is so stunning! 💫

Mandy - Perfection!!! She is such perfection and I just love her to pieces! She’s such a beautiful angel babe! Every single one of these pics is just beautiful! You guys are the best parents and I’m so proud of the sweet mommy you are! Love you sis😘

Faye - She is just the cutest little doll! I love SO many of these. Hard to pick but I kinda love her two expressions in the blue stripe the best! Love her and you so much!

Russell – 10 days new | Dayton Ohio Newborn Photography

oh 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 perfect. I couldn’t wait to meet and snuggle him and do his newborn photography! Andy and Hannah are naturals at being parents, as we all knew they would be. When I say that I want savvy and russ to get married when they grow up, I really only HALF kidding. Because then I’ll officially be part of the Ross family, even tho I already feel like I am. But anyways, I could keep going but lets get to the squishy newborn photos!!! Friends, meet Russ “the boss” Ross. (also, those feet!)and his three ADORABLE siblings. I wanted to take all of hannah and andy’s children home. so. many. snuggles.hannah, you are so gorgeous. and you’re doing such a wonderful job. its so fun to see you as a mommy!oh russ, you have stolen my heart.I’m obsessed, OBSESSED with this image. you guys are perfect.andy!! I can’t believe you’re a dad. so crazy cool to me. you’re amazing with him. I’m SO glad I took your senior photos all those years ago. who doesn’t love a squishy baby?!

you guys… I’m so over the moon for you. meeting baby russ and seeing you guys with him seriously makes my heart swell. I love you both so much and am so proud of you guys! can’t wait to photograph Russ thru the years and watch him grow!! love love! xxJBZ

Christie Ross-Johnson - Seriously. I’m dying. Could you get any better????? YOU AMAZE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love Russ!!!!!! And you!!!!!! And savvy!!!!!!! And JJ!!!!!!!! You are family, always. These pictures are to DIE for. I’m in love. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mary Ross - Jenny, I love each and every one!!! ❤️
Love you bunches…..Mama Ross 😘

claire+brycen+andrew+albie | Columbus, Ohio family photography

you guys know this team. they’re very very special to me. and Claire knows lots of talented photographers so the fact that she keeps wanting me to do her family photography, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. seriously. I had a lot of fun with these crazy boys of hers, even if seeing them get so big makes me sad. why does time move so quickly?

we started out with a little rough and tumble.. boys being boys. they don’t hold back either, there was lots of tackling going on from both parties! lolcolumbus-oh-family-photography-008I just can’t resist this image.. I love Andrews sweet smile and little albie peeking at me over dad’s shoulder. these boys are the cutest! columbus-oh-family-photography-062columbus-oh-family-photography-054columbus-oh-family-photography-042columbus-oh-family-photography-043columbus-oh-family-photography-055columbus-oh-family-photography-020columbus-oh-family-photography-044columbus-oh-family-photography-049columbus-oh-family-photography-023columbus-oh-family-photography-073can we talk about andrews ADORABLE outfit and how grown he looks?! he is a heart melter for sure!!columbus-oh-family-photography-006and my dear CB.. you are beautiful! columbus-oh-family-photography-082

CB and B-money… thank you again for trusting me to capture these moments in your lives. I adore you both and those sweet crazy boys of yours. give them big squeezes for me! xxJBZ

Claire - Oh my!
My dear, sweet, incredibly talented friend!
Truthfully, I have fretted and fretted over these pictures. No one…NO ONE would know the sheer colossal meltdowns actually taking place here (even from the adults…okay…just me). I thought FOR sure it was a bust. My sincerest apologies for doubting your magic!
My favorite session to date(births aside)! Wow! I love the ones with me and the individual boys, I love Andrew by himself and Albie and that slobbery sucker.
I’m gonna get a big ole fat gallery wrap of the third image (first family pic on the blanket)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

carrie+rob+max | Columbus OH family photography

when families continue to ask me to capture their family year after year, it truly, truly warms my heart. I’ve been doing family photography for this family since macho max was around 6 months old and fell in love with them the instant I met them. I love so much watching max grow and capturing his personality and his fun expressions. He will absolutely treasure all these family photos when he’s older. And that is why I love what I do so much. Some day max won’t make me work so hard during these sessions, for his sweet smiles and his attention. but until that day comes, I will continue to make a fool of myself to see that glint in his eye! columbus-oh-family-photography-008columbus-oh-family-photography-004columbus-oh-family-photography-016columbus-oh-family-photography-020columbus-oh-family-photography-012columbus-oh-family-photography-024columbus-oh-family-photography-032columbus-oh-family-photography-038

carrie and rob, you guys knowwwww how much I adore you. thank you again, as always, for trusting me to photograph this time in your family’s life. it means the world to me. love love! xxJBZ