Nate {Senior}

Photographing Nate for his high school senior photos made me feel very old, because I remember the day this guy was born! My friend Tracy and I were pioneers in the parenting department among our friend group. I stared at this sweet boy’s face as a baby, dreaming of the child that I would be having a few months later. :)  To top if off, Nate turned 18 today! He has always been such an incredibly kind and smart guy, and I know he’ll achieve whatever he sets his mind to in life. He will soon graduate from Walnut Hills here in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then further his education at Ohio State University.

Thanks for allowing us to do your photos, Nate! We wish you all the best in the journey ahead.

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Anna & Mike {wedding}

This was a special wedding for us. I connected with Anna around twelve years ago, in the beginning of the social media craze, on a site known as MySpace. I was beginning my photography business, and Anna was an artist, poet, photographer, and all around creative. What really drew me to her was her sincerity and kindness. Although we hadn’t met, she seemed to always have the sweetest outlook. Over the years we continued to follow each other on life’s journey, and she was a constant support to me.

One day I received an email from Anna sharing that she was getting married! Going to Florida to photograph her and Mike wasn’t even a question in our minds! So, after many years of “knowing” each other we finally met in real life two days before her wedding! She was just as sweet and delightful as I imagined, and had found a man who is head-over-heels in love with that big heart of hers…


They had a beautiful rustic style wedding at a gorgeous venue in Plant City, Florida. Anna’s dress reminded me of the 1920’s and absolutely topped my list for most favorite gown.AnnaMike006

Of course she finished off the look with these lovely boots!


Meanwhile Mike and the boys were getting ready and looking dapper…


Anna helping her oldest boy with his hair  :)


There were a couple points in this wedding where my eyes were tear-filled. One was when her two sons so proudly walked their sweet mama down the isle to Mike, who was wiping tears away himself.


The cord signified them joining together as a couple, and then the boys were joined in as well.


Mike, it was so precious witnessing the way you love Anna.


Anna, you’re simply stunning.

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And then the moment when Anna’s eldest son danced with her…

He was holding her so tightly and gazing up with such love and adoration. Then her little guy joined. Heart melt!

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Anna and Mike, your day was as near perfect as could be! Thank you so much for inviting us to be among your family and friends to witness the beginning of your life together. Much love and happiness to you both!

Jess & Brett