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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

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

Jenny+russ+avery+drew | Columbus, Ohio family photography

this family. oh how I adore them. I first photographed this team back when drew and Avery were just 3 and 4 years old (mayyyyybe even 2 and 3, I can’t seem to remember). But now here they are, 10 and 11, already!! They are still some of the sweetest kids I’ve ever met, and drew sometimes really makes me work for his smiles, but I kinda hope that never changes. 011007025008016028029040

you guys!! you know I absolutely adore you. each and every one of you. I love getting to see you year after year and seeing how much the kids have grown. I’m truly honored to be trusted with capturing your family time and time again.  looking forward to Avery babysitting Savvy in a few years 😉 love love, xxJBZ

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