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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 […]

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 […]

I met Breanne and Nathan at a wedding a few years ago. Breanne was in the bridal party of the wedding I was photographing. Since then, the couple has booked a few sessions with me. One being a surprise proposal! I was excited when Nathan reached out and we got started planning. Nathan and Breanne […]

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 […]

I had to almost pinch myself when Nolan and Morgan reached out for their pool side vogue editorial wedding celebration in Palm Springs for this past October. My heart almost shattered when they said I was out of budget at the time. Fast forward a few months, they called back! When they told me their […]

A gloomy wedding day filled with laughter, cheer and a bit of spooky. Ally and Tyler said “I do!” in the Pennsylvania Roaring Hills for their love story. A love story written for the books with these two. Read more on their day and helpful tips to have a beautiful roaring hills love story like […]

When a holiday means so much to you and your relationship, it only makes sense to get married on such a day! Kira and James celebrated their July Fourth wedding with a bang not letting Covid bring them down. We were in clear to bring everyone together, but this was not the case when Kira […]

Grab two outfits and a smile. Let’s plan a summer engagement session today! Brett and Lindsey wanted a few photos at their beautiful farm venue and some out in the woods. I love getting in the creek and splashing around. Nothing like cooling off in the creek for a late summer engagement session any ways! […]

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

Most couples are cautious about adding on an engagement session to their wedding collection. I hear often, they can skip out or that it’s an expense they don’t want to spend. While I always under someone having a budget, understanding the value of photos to hold on to is important. Ask yourself if you should […]

Ohio Wedding Photographer

First, is your love so strong a pandemic can’t even stop it? This question has been asked several times in the past few months. For instance, when your love is strong you do NOT let anything step in your way. Vow renewals are not just for when you need a pick me up for your […]

Columbus and Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

When two people fall in love and giggle the whole time during photos, you can just tell their story is never going to end. Kara and Cody had playful hearts while splashing in the river for their engagement session. They were up for anything and didn’t care what I asked them to do. Getting them […]

A ceremony binds love. Some may think a piece of paper does, but it’s truly the vow you give to your partner during your ceremony celebration. Todd and Cristina did just that a little under 15 years ago. While their anniversary is in September of this year, the couple was super excited to learn I […]

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 […]