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A weekend in Pittsburgh exploring, jazzy company and an emotional wedding. Megan and Jon invited friends and family to join them for their downtown city wedding starting off with a rehearsal. I met up with them at Le Mont across town to scoop out the venue for the next day. The view was fit for […]

While the warmer months can provide a lovely atmosphere to enjoy for an engagement session, winter vibes are where it is at for some couples! This Stowe mountain engagement session was magically for Cassie and Brendan. A playful soul is all that is needed for a winter session. Cassie and Brendan met up with us […]

Couples engagement session at Stowe Mountain

Waiting for Jackie and Max’s Cincinnati wedding felt like it took forever. Max reached out back in 2021 for his proposal to Jackie. Talk about the emotions that unfolded during the proposal; So I knew when they reached back out to secure their wedding date I wanted to document. Their Cincinnati wedding started off on […]

No matter what season it is outside, enjoying a couples session in studio is fun. Brit and Liz ventured over from out of state booking a session with me. They found me from a recent session I had done in this exact studio. So why book an in studio session when it is beautiful outside? […]

Picking a location for your engagement session should reflect your relationship, Samantha and Richard did just that. They choose the Cleveland Museum of Art due to Richard enjoying the grounds and Samantha loving some of the most beautiful paintings inside. Sam has a spunky personality like me as Richard has a more reserved. These two […]

Engagement poses and prompts for any couple is helpful in front of the camera.

Most littles grow up dreaming of a fairytale wedding one day. Planning and prepping for a one time event in their life for such a huge milestone. Alex and Caroline had just that, a fairytale wedding at The Pinecroft. This historic estate sits on 18 acres in the middle of Cincinnati cityscapes and you would […]

Ever look at some of the most gorgeous wedding photos and wonder how some of the best emotions are captured? Most photographers prep the couples with help tips to do just this, making their day easier. I am going to share some tips from my personal wedding day guide. How to get the most out […]

Being an Ohio wedding photographer, you get chance to meet other Ohio wedding vendors and seeing the passion they put into their work. One of my favorite vendors in Ohio are wedding venues. A few places that have stolen my heart, from the details in the structure to the way the owners treat their guest. […]

Feeling the pressure of having to do a first look now a days? While this might seem more trendy and non traditional, there are some pros and cons to doing a first look. Your wedding day is approaching and with your partner you sit down to make your timeline. The question of doing a first […]

Your wedding day should be nothing short of joy, happiness and love. Every wedding day is different for each couple fitting their needs. The Dull wedding story is a bit different and one for the books. My day started off with getting my gear ready and pulling up Keshia and Preston’s timeline. I was starting […]

While packing my bags for Vegas, I was greeted with an email from a fellow creative. Heather from Taylor Made Photography was seeing if I was up to having fun with a beautiful couple and document their session as she couldn’t. I can not resist a good adventure couples session, especially in Vegas! While I […]

Everyones dream wedding is unalike. Your lifestyle is poles apart from the person next to you. Trends come and go! However, there will ideally be something that represents you that you will want to include in the big day. And when my good friend Jess called me up to come hang out and be a […]

A WEEDing Wedding

Spontaneous California engagement session for the win. Morgan and Nolan have a wedding coming up in the fall (my birthday to be exact). An adventure Dome Cove engagement at sunset was on the list! I knew from the start these two would be a blast! Native to Ohio, they moved out to LA about 6 […]

Jess Rene Photos | Midwest Wedding Photographer

  I have been a frequent blogger but I seem to loose touch every now and again. I vow to be better starting now! Life has always led me to keep a camera close by, and snap here and there. Believe it or not, I still have undeveloped film that is 23 years old! I have […]

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