Category Archives: Jessica Miller Photography

Columbus Extended Family Photography

I love this family!! And I’m not going to lie, shooting this many people at once is hard. But it is a beautiful rollercoaster that I absolutely adore. It was so much fun to see how much all of the kids have grown since the last time I saw them all last year. And there was even a new addition to photograph too! This year we made sure to get the whole family in front of the house the siblings all grew up in. This way they can always have a keepsake of where they grew up, and where their children now run and play. I think my favorite photo from the day was the one of the immediate family. It is so obvious they have so much love for each other. Thank you so much to the Flynn Family!

Family Photos in Downtown Columbus OH

So often I see families only opt to have their family photos done when their kids are really little, or even just as newborns. And then, like magic, the kids grow up and there are no family photos! That’s why I just love that the Reynolds family contacted me to do their family photos. We had so much fun walking around downtown Columbus, talking, and laughing. It is also so fun for me to do family photos in urban settings because so many people opt to have them in parks. I ADORE different! One of my favorite photos below is them in front of the Scioto Mile fountains. The wind blew at just the right moment and gave both girls that Beyonce hair moment! Thank you so much to the Reynolds family! I hope you love these as much as I did  taking them:) XO Jess

Indian Run Falls Family Photos

Ah, my heart. I remember the fall day that I got the phone call. It was my best friend Lisa on the other line. She told me she was pregnant! I remember where I was. I was on the top row of the bleachers inside the Indianapolis Arena photographing a show for FFA’s National convention. It took my breath away! I always knew she was a lot more maternal than I was, but I also couldn’t believe my best friend was taking that next huge step in life and becoming a mother. And oh my god what an amazing mother she is. And then I blinked, and her two kids are now 10 and 8. How did that happen? And wow, how lucky I am to know them. I would move mountains for these people. Last year she gave me the honor of photographing the three of them together. And as time keeps speeding up, we now have these beautiful windows back to last year that we can visit. I love you Lis and am so lucky to have you in my life! XO

Columbus In-home newborn session

Today is my birthday! I just love that I was born in September because it’s right when the air starts to become manageable and the whole world feels like it’s air-conditioned lol. Strangely enough, most of my good friends are Virgos as well. I’m not sure if it’s a coincidence, or if it’s a Virgo thing that we just like each other. Either way, today I’m celebrating. And I’m celebrating on the blog by posting this session from a family I just love and adore.

Late last year I had the honor of meeting little Camille! She is the daughter of one of my past brides and grooms. From the moment I met her mom Traci, we just clicked. Now I have shared their engagement, wedding, and now the start of their family and I couldn’t feel more blessed. She was awake for most of our session, and I just melted at her beautiful and inquisitive little eyes. Seriously, babies are the best. The absolute best. And thank you Andrew and Traci for letting me give baby Camille her first closeup!

Family Photo Session at Whetstone Park of Roses

Summer twirls with dad, snuggles with mom, and laughing family pile-ups! This session is so beautiful and comes to you from the Park of Roses, one of my favorite parks in Columbus. I have had the honor of photographing them before, but the Locke family has grown! Meet Oliver, the cutest little babe ever. He was right around a year old when we shot these last year. His older sister Clara is extremely proud to be the older sister. It’s also her birthday in the next couple of days (we’re almost birthday twins!). Having met her when she was 2, I just can’t believe that’s even possible how quickly time has passed.

Columbus Newborn Photography

More adorable cuteness on the blog tonight! I was so excited to meet up with Jon and Kasia again (I did their wedding and engagement shoots a while back). Welcome to the world Amelia! This shoot is part of a large collection of family shoots from last year that never saw the light of day. So, technically, Amelia is now a year old. Still, I just can’t get enough of those adorable newborn cheeks. And look at her beautiful lips? She’s just a stunning little Gerber-worthy babe. I also love the way her parents styled her nursery with flowers and soft pinks and creams. And definetly not to be forgotten, their doggie was dressed to the nines for his photos, too!

Grange Insurance Audubon Family Photos

Here we are on the cusp of fall when the air is feeling a little bit crisper, and I’ve already ordered my annual new sweater which will come in the mail any day now! (I’m so excited).I thought I would tease the season with this session I did right around this time last year.

I met up with the Bruns family at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center when there wasn’t too much color change on the trees yet.  That didn’t matter, though, because the warm sun made everything glow. You truly don’t need colored trees for a warm fall look.

Look at this little man! How adorable is his smile? I just love the photo of him and mama laying on the grass together having fun. I also love the one where she’s holding him and she is just in pure mama heaven laughing and loving on her little sweetheart.

I still have a few openings for fall photos! Be sure to secure your date today! XO J

In-Home Columbus Family Photos

I just love this in-home session. We literally just played with baby Carson and photographed his amazing reactions! It’s a testament to the fact that a family session can be anywhere and anything you want. One of my favorite photos from this shoot is the photo of Carson sitting in his little rocking chair. Someday, he will tower over that chair. I am so thankful I was able to give them a photo of the day he fit just perfectly on it. My other favorites from the shoot are the floor-perspective ones of him trying to crawl. Nothing describes the age better than to get on that level with him. A huge thank you to the Beckman family for giving me the honor of being able to do a couple of shoots with this little angel over the last couple of years.

In home Columbus Newborn Session

The only thing that might be better than seeing my wedding couples get married, is getting to see them again after their wedding! And if I’m really lucky, there will be a baby, too! To believe that I used to be completely indifferent to kids until I had my own. Now that I know our family is complete, I just want to scoop up all the babies. And in COVID times, that’s not even possible. I haven’t had a baby snuggle fix since last year! And that is when this session is from. Baby Charley joined Libby and Phillip and unlocked their new parent status. Look how little and new he was. I just love the way his little hands look in their bigger hands. The sweet way he’d open his mouth to yawn or try to say something, and then just get tired and pass out. Those first few weeks can be hard. And then out of nowhere, you have a toddler. Thank goodness for the photos you can look back on.

Park of Roses Family Photos

How beautiful is this family? For this early summer shoot, we headed to the Whetstone Park of Roses in Clintonville as the roses were just starting to emerge. Baby Jack couldn’t quite walk yet but he was all smiles the whole time. He just loved being in his parents’ arms, playing, and getting snuggles. One of my favorite photos from this shoot is the photo you can see his new bottom teeth peeking through! Isn’t his laugh just infectious? I always find that so fascinating about photography. Even though it’s not video, you can still almost hear that giggle. You can still almost see him stumble and be caught by his parents. And you can definitely feel the love from his parents.