Jessica Kranz Photography: Blog en-us (C) Jessica Kranz Photography (Jessica Kranz Photography) Fri, 24 May 2024 12:59:00 GMT Fri, 24 May 2024 12:59:00 GMT Jessica Kranz Photography: Blog 80 120 Bethany's Senior Session I met Bethany on Monday morning at daybreak at Highbanks Metro Park in Lewis Center, Ohio. The light was amazing, and we got so lucky. The goldenrod was brilliantly colored, and the tops of the trees were starting to change color. 

Bethany also had an amazing sense of style. I loved her wardrobe! Together, we were able to create some really cute photos that show her sparkling personality. 

After our shoot at Highbanks, we headed to downtown Delaware to do a more urban/fashion mood. We found a gorgeous mosaic wall to pose in front of. We had a lot of fun making her portrait session unique. 


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Senior at Creekside Gahanna Creekside Gahanna is one of those locations where you can get both a park-type of natural/outdoorsy mood and an urban/downtown type of feel. There are a lot of hidden textural treasures nearby to take senior clients. 

Tyler's parents contacted me and knew right away that they wanted to have his senior portraits taken there. Although none of the photos were taken indoors, we were able to create a studio-like atmosphere with the use of the garage textured walls and a Westcott Ice Light. We also used off camera flash for portraits with his truck. His truck was the one prop that he really wanted to include to make his portraits personal to him. 

Without further ado, here is a sampling of Tyler's senior portraits, representing the class of 2016. 

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Maternity Session in the Gardens We had another gorgeous maternity session at Inniswoods Metro Gardens a couple of weekends ago. I am so thankful for the fabulous weather that we have had at the end of this summer. It was just a tad cool on this evening, which made it really comfortable for a pregnant mama. Here are some of the portraits that we created together on that night in Westerville. 

The mom-to-be is also a children's librarian, so it was really special that she selected a few of her favorite children's books to read to her baby. We await this little bundle to arrive in October! 

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Baby AJ's Maternity Photos We got a beautiful break in the heat and humidity just in time for this maternity session at Inniswoods Metro Gardens in Westerville last Sunday evening. This couple is very excited to welcome their first baby, a boy, in October. 

We were very lucky and got some lovely magical light as sunset drew near. 

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2016 Seniors Booking Now! Don't wait too long to schedule your son or daughter's senior session with me. Sessions are $350 and include the digital online gallery to share or download your images from, and a DVD of your images with a print release. Contact [email protected] today to schedule today before all of the fall openings are filled, or call 614-638-7530. 


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"B" Family- Spring Mini Session Contest Winners! In early March, I held a contest on my facebook page for a free family or child Spring Mini Session. The winner held a Facebook campaign, vying for all of her friends' votes to help her family win, and it worked! Last Friday evening, I met the "B" family out at Creekside Gahanna for some portraits of all of the children. It had rained earlier in the day, but the evening weather was nice and mild, exactly what it should be for a Spring evening in Ohio.

The children were so adorable and fun to work with- happy and full of energy. The oldest boy kept striking a pose next to everything that he could find- it was hilarious. I really enjoyed holding my first Facebook contest. It was exciting to keep tabs on every day, and I love that it resulted in these adorable photos.

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Thuan's Beauty Portrait Session I met Thuan through a mutual friend. She is a stunning beauty, and I was happy to create some new modeling headshots and fashion shots for her model portfolio. Thuan is also a talented makeup artist, and I hope to use her services in the near future. We met up at a local Columbus Metro Park for our session. Despite the cold wind that was blowing that afternoon, she looked gorgeous! If you are in need of beauty, fashion or modeling portraits in central Ohio, give me a call- I would love the opportunity to work with you!


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Wedding Sparklers- How to Make Your Wedding Photos Unforgettable! Last summer, a creative bride, Carla, asked me if I could create a thank you note for her and her husband to send out to their guests after the wedding. She wanted to spell out "thank you" in letters, illuminated by sparklers. 

I took an online real-time course with the very talented Matt Kennedy. He is an excellent teacher, and he taught me some light-writing techniques that I am forever grateful for. For those interested, his course is available for purchase, and I highly recommend it. It can be found here: . 

Late on the night of Bill and Carla's wedding, we stepped outside on the grounds for the shot. I'm not going to lie- it took a couple of takes, but the end result was worth it! The photo even got a mention on, where I purchased the extra-long sparklers for this very purpose. Their sparklers burned for 1 1/2 minutes each, allowing me plenty of time to achieve the photograph. 

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If you would like a "light writing" photograph on your wedding day with sparklers, ask me how to add this into your wedding package!


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Kara's Snow Session Photo Shoot at Blendon Woods Metro Park I love to photograph beauty sessions. I feel that they are empowering and make a woman feel beautiful and confident. Kara used to compete in Miss Ohio pageants, and she wanted some updated photographs for her modeling portfolio. It has been a long, harsh winter here in Columbus, Ohio, so we were more than thrilled to have a 40 degree day with barely any wind. I asked Kara to please bring her pageant gown that she wore in competition for some creative snow portraits. She also brought a cute, fun casual outfit that she accessorized with a hat and scarf. I do believe the result was quite gorgeous, don't you think? I am one happy photographer!

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Allie & TJ's Wedding TJ and Allie met in the sixth grade and dated for over 13 years! It rained for good luck on their wedding day in Dublin, but the sun peeked out at all of the right moments for photographs. 

The ceremony was at Indian Run Methodist Church and the reception was held at the gorgeous event venue, Corazon, in Dublin. 


Congratulations, TJ and Allie!


Hair Stylists: Presley and Danika, Charles Penzone Salon

Make Up Artist: Giselle, Charles Penzone Salon

Flowers: Bloomtastic Florist

Second Shooter: Karen Jenkins, Faith Through Light 

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Amber and Eric's Wedding  

Amber and Eric's gorgeous September wedding took place at the Northwest Christian Church in Upper Arlington. Reception followed at the fabulous Grand Valley Dale Ballroom in Columbus. The details were amazing. Black and white elegance, old Hollywood glamour... the day was so special. Enjoy this slideshow of highlights from their wedding day. 


Second Shooter: Jen Raymond, Spark and Bloom

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Bill & Carla's Wedding Day Better late than never! Here are some highlights from Bill and Carla's wedding, held at the Darby House in Galloway, Ohio on August 3, 2013. The wedding was so gorgeous. I loved the origami crane details adorning the ceremony site. 


Second Shooter: Karen Jenkins, Faith Through Light

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Randy & Jen Here are some highlights from Randy and Jen's wedding at Tall Timbers in Reynoldsburg. It was such an honor to be a part of their special day. 

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Amber and Eric We almost canceled the session because of impending rain, but thankfully, Eric and Amber's night engagement session went off without a hitch. We grabbed a few shots before the sun went down, but we wanted to get some dramatic night shots. We took a breather at a trendy wine restaurant and had some sparkling almond wine and scotch while we waited for the sun to set. I really want to see what the Ice Light by Wescott was capable of in darkness. We came away with some fun, dramatic images. I'm very excited to have the honor of photographing their September wedding. Congrats, Amber and Eric!

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