Elopements and vow renewals can be anywhere your heart desires. They are more intimate settings in meaningful, beautiful or charismatic locations. I had been talking with Kristen and Evan for a few weeks. We were planning and going over their wishlist for their special day in May. I like to help couples prepare and know […]

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I'm Jess Rene. An emotion seeking photo junky who loves traveling as much as breathing!

Whether Covid19 has you changing your plans or you just want to be simple, this blog should help ease your mind! Planning a back yard wedding with guest, ceremony and even a reception is possible! The easy part is having a wedding, the hard part can be having a wedding that feels more elegant than […]

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Where does a mother’s journey lead them? Where does it all start? If you have been pregnant before or find yourself in the current state, you can relate. Whether you have known someone personally or not, seeing the stages of pregnancy can be neat. These stages are neater when the mom-to-be photographs every step along […]

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Ever just want to wander off and get married. Just being you and your boo? Did you ever just want to be done with the planning of a big day and skip it all to walk into your backyard and exchange your vows? I received an email early January from Kala. She was super sweet […]

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Today I was supposed to be all set up and ready to meet and greet at the Wedding Expo in Dayton. I was so excited for this for a few reasons. Couples looking for their vendors still for their big day. So lets scoot back a few months, back to the beginning of 2020. I […]

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Are you a mom to be and finding yourself during this time of restrictions? Ready to pop and your photographer is not going to be able to join you in the hospital room or even after your little one has arrived? That is ok- DO NOT LOOSE YOUR COOL! I am a mom and even […]

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Have you ever been so in love, nothing holds you apart from them? The one you know you are supposed to be with forever. I met Ciera and Brian a few years back through some previous clients. Their love is so crazy and you can totally tell any time you are around them. This couples […]

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Your family is expanding and everyone is excited. Anxious as it might be, still catching those memories of the little(s) arrival can be so important. All the pain and uncomfortableness you experienced in those 9 months dissolve in a matter of a week or two. But there you are, waiting on your little ones arrival. […]

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I get this question often when discussing collections and add ons with Brides-to-be. What are these sessions for? What is the meaning behind them and why? Can these be done as a couples bridals?While all great questions, depending the region area you are in can affect these answers a bit. However, the concept is pretty […]

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  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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