Newborn & Maternity
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Dillon is so friendly and easy to work with! Which made his Senior Portrait session an absolute breeze! He also has the BLUEST eyes! Which is why we ...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Emily is a 2018 Senior at Milford High School! She just so happens to look older, at least in my opinion! I think she has a mature style not only ...
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Alyssa chose our Designer session which includes a location of your choice! We love when our Seniors choose this session because it's always fun for ...
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Oh, Noah! What a cool guy! He is very into music and plays piano... so since he couldn't lug his actual piano into our studio, what could be more ...
Client Appreciation-Halloween Event!
Friday, October 06, 2017
On Friday, October 27th we will be hosting an open-house costume party at the studio from 10am-5pm! Bring your little ghouls, goblins and princesses ...
Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Calling all Seniors- Class of 2018! The yearbook deadline for most schools is fast-approaching! Do you still need your photo taken? It's so ...
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
Mallory had such an enjoyable session! She makes our job so easy because she's a knock-out, and she has the best style! She also brought her ...
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Lindsay is SO stunning! She looks so much like a celebrity from a popular reality TV show... Can you guys guess who I'm thinking of? It's a huge ...
Grace & Olivia!
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Grace and Olivia are our second set 2018 Senior TWINS! It's always so much fun to photograph twins because they usually take turns being photographed ...
Thursday, September 21, 2017
David is such a handsome fella! Although, his parents warned us that he is very shy because he rarely, if ever, has his photo taken... we were happy ...
Fall Family Special!
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It's (almost) that time of year again! The leaves are beginning to change, and we're feeling that cool, crisp breeze in the evenings. Summer is ...
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Kayla is completely content with who she is, and she works hard not to let the opinions of others get in her way. I love that! It's not often that ...
Meet Baby Mila
Thursday, September 14, 2017
I'm sure you all remember some of our Mama & Me Mini Session images on the blog just a few short months ago. Mama Edita was sporting an adorable ...
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
What can we say about Bryce? Hmmm... well, for starters, he's super handsome! He's also a very nice guy. It was so easy to photograph him! We were ...
Thursday, September 07, 2017
This girl is officially a Senior at Milford High School! Can you believe it's already September? I can't... I miss Summer already. However, Fall is a ...
Celebrating 50 Years!
Tuesday, September 05, 2017
Okay, seriously I am OBSESSED with everything about this photo session. Meet Arlene and Steven! They just moved here from Illinois... but they've ...
Riley's Sneak Peek!
Friday, September 01, 2017
Riley has such a simple and classic look. We can just tell that her photos are timeless and will look beautiful FOREVER. Which isn't surprising ...
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year...
Friday, August 25, 2017
Friendly reminder, we will be at Dirr Nurseries on two separate weekends this holiday season! We'll be hosting $35 Mini Sessions at the Tree ...
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
This girl was SO into the process of getting her photos taken! And we were just eating it up! She has such a sweet smile, and we were loving every ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Kishan is the cousin of one of our Senior Models from last year, Richa Patel! It was so fun to see her again at his Preview- they got to see all ...
Sydney's Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
My favorite thing about Sydney is that she has so many different looks! Her smile is so infectious... and her softer, more serious expression makes ...
Sara's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Sara is such an interesting girl. On a daily basis, you can find her wearing dresses and bows. She LOVES the color pink, and when it comes to ...
Jessica's Sneak Peek!
Friday, August 04, 2017
Holy Canoli... this girl is stunning! Her eyes have flecks of green, brown and gold and they're amazing in any and all types of light! Jessica has a ...
Thursday, August 03, 2017
Victoria has the best sense of fashion! It's simple, soft and feminine, which compliments her simplistic make up and hair. It also seems to represent ...
TJ's Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, August 01, 2017
We had such a great time hanging out with TJ during his senior session! He actually had to come in to be photographed twice, because it was stormy at ...
The Reinhart Family
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Sara has been bringing her two daughters, Caroline and Christine, to Essenza for years! We've loved watching them grow into the beautiful young ...
Mollie & Sean!
Thursday, July 27, 2017
We love the Vonderhaar twins! Mollie and Sean (and their sweet parents) came so prepared to their session! They had tons of outfit options and even ...
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
I'm going to start by saying... I've never seen hair as cool as Tatum's in real life! It's such a beautiful color and texture, and honestly she looks ...
Thursday, July 20, 2017
This is baby Quentin! He was the sweetest little week old baby when he came into our studio last month to be photographed with his mom, Alicia, and ...
Leah's Outdoor Favorites!
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Leah is always such a joy! We just adore working with her and her entire family. As some of you may know, we met the Breuer family a few years back ...
Friday, July 14, 2017
Erica was so much fun to photograph! One of the best parts of her session was photographing her in her element with her drum! We loved the happy ...
The Patel Family
Thursday, July 13, 2017
This is the Patel family shown from 2016 to now! It's only been about a year but you can totally tell how much they've changed! As you can see their ...
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Jack is such a handsome guy! When I was going through his images, and pulling some of my favorites I noticed that sometimes his eyes look hazel/brown ...
Erin's Outdoor Favorites!
Saturday, July 08, 2017
Sooo this Summer is flying by! And I'm SO not okay with it. I love Summer and it always feels way too short! What does this have to do with Erin's ...
Friday, July 07, 2017
A few weeks ago, Erica and I had the privilege of photographing the newest addition to the Cunningham family! Luca was just about a week old when he ...
$95 Head Shots!
Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Publicity portraits are essential for branding you personally, or the business you're representing! In a world of selfies, it's amazing what we see ...
Flower Crown Mini Sessions!
Friday, June 30, 2017
We can't help but notice that (the BEST season) SUMMER is officially here! Long, sunny days, with tall grasses blowing in the wind... ...
AJ's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, June 29, 2017
We absolutely loved working with the Turner Family! AJ and his parents, Bob and Jennifer, came to his session at the beginning of June and we ...
Luisa's Outdoor Sneak Peek!
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Luisa is rarely ever NOT smiling! Which is one of the things we love about photographing her! Even when we tell her to try a softer, more serious ...
Mama & Me Favorites!
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Photographing mom's with their children makes our hearts SO STINKIN' happy! What a gift it was for us, and I'm sure for each and every mom who ...
Aliyah's Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Sooo, in case you can't tell, Aliyah is so stunningly gorgeous! She almost looks like a different person when she goes from serious to smiley! P.S. ...
Ryan's Sneak Peek!
Friday, June 16, 2017
Hello again, everyone! I know it's been awhile since we've posted a blog because we have been very busy at the studio (which is awesome)! We haven't ...
Emily's Location Sneak Peek!
Thursday, June 08, 2017
For Emily's Location Shoot, we went down into Loveland to Peter's Cartridge Company! If you've never heard of it, it's an old abandoned warehouse ...
Dear Dad... Mini Sessions!
Wednesday, June 07, 2017
I love you. You're the greatest!Thank you, for everything.All of these phrases are things we want to tell our Dads that we surely don't tell them ...
Helly's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, June 01, 2017
As you all know, Helly is SO ADORABLE and so easy to photograph! So she came into the studio a week or so ago, and it was kind of gloomy and wet ...
Lisa's Location Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
OMG it feels like forever since we've had the privilege of photographing Lisa! She was last here for her indoor shoot back in March and boy, did we ...
Pet Day- Marissa & Poppy
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Marissa came in with her brother's dog Poppy for Pet Day! Poppy is a golden-doodle and oh-so-playful! She was actually such a good listener though! ...
Austin's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Oh, Austin... what is there to say? You're so laid back and fun to work with! We always look forward to spending time with you and your mom, Shannon; ...
Emily's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Emily was here last week for her Senior Session and we're already loving her images! You may recognize Emily from her Pet Day Session with her cute ...
Friends Day: Round Two!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
So you've all been waiting patiently... here are the last of our Friends Day Favorites for now! (We might have one or two more models participating ...
Gracie's Sneak Peek!
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Last weekend, Gracie was here for her FULL Senior Session! Again, we were lucky to have a beautiful day so that we could accomplish an indoor and ...
Brady's Sneak Peek!
Friday, May 19, 2017
When Brady came in for his outdoor session last week it was just barely starting to sprinkle! We weren't sure whether it would stop, or full on ...
Friends Day: Round One!
Thursday, May 18, 2017
One of our most popular Model Sessions for our Seniors is always Friends Day! We've done this Model Session for a few years now because of it's ...
Ben's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
We always have a good time photographing Ben! So far, he has participated in two separate Model Sessions (Friends Day will be posted soon, so stay ...
Helly's Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Helly came to the studio for the indoor portion of her Senior Session last Saturday dressed in one of her traditional outfits! The colors were ...
Caroline's Sneak Peek!
Friday, May 12, 2017
I can see clearly now... the rain is gone.But seriously, after the cold and wet weather wouldn't go away for about a week, we finally got a pretty ...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
This is Arlo! He was here about a week ago with his Mama, Brigette, and Grandma (Yaya), Jean, for his second Baby Plan Session. If you haven't heard ...
Mama & Miko
Saturday, May 06, 2017
We always love working with Edita and Demiko! I remember the first time she came into the studio to plan for her Newborn Session! We just clicked, ...
Mariah's Sneak Peek!
Friday, May 05, 2017
I had so much fun photographing Mariah in April! She and her mom, Jennifer, came into the studio fully-equipped with makeup for touch ups, ...
Wednesday, May 03, 2017
This is our friend Jakey. We absolutely love him and his family! When we were working on a project in their home recently, his mom, Brittney, ...
Emily's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Emily is one of our 2018 Senior Models and we just LOVE her! She was here last week for the indoor portion of her Senior Portraits! We had a blast ...
Mama & Me Mini Sessions!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Who else racks their brain every year trying to think of the perfect Mother's Day gift for the moms in your life who literally deserve the world? ...
Pet Day- Mariah & Diamond!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Yayyy! Time to talk about Mariah's Pet Day Model Session with her sweet pup, Diamond! I'm so obsessed with Seniors bringing their animals to the ...
Austin's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Last Saturday, we got to go on location with one of our 2018 Senior Models, Austin! Obviously, he chose the CHCA football field because he plays ...
Amanda's Sneak Peek!
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Amanda is a 2017 Senior at Milford High School, so she's literally graduating next month! So exciting! We have known the Zanola family since her ...
Pet Day- Emily & Murphy!
Friday, April 14, 2017
Let the Pet Day Model Sessions begin! Emily was our first 2018 Senior Model to bring in her pet: Murphy, a yellow English Lab (heart eyes!!!) He's ...
Leah's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, April 13, 2017
We're so pumped that Leah decided to become one of our 2018 Senior Models! Her sister, Jenna, had her Senior Portraits taken with us last year and ...
New Adventure at the Tree Farm!
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
We are excited to announce that we will be the Exclusive Photographers at Dirr Nurseries this Holiday Season! Dirr Nurseries is ...
Ben's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, April 06, 2017
Ben is always such a delight to have in the studio! He was here for his indoor portion of his Senior Portrait Session last week during his Spring ...
Water Magic Creative Play Day!
Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Hi guys!We recently had another Creative Play Day for a few of our 2018 Senior Models. It was so much fun, yet so difficult at the same time. ...
Digital Fashion Magazine- Caroline!
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Ummm, hello gorgeous! Caroline has THE most beautiful eyes so naturally Erica and I couldn't shoot enough close-ups of her. We had to keep telling ...
Digital Fashion Magazine- Ben!
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Ben was the first 2018 Senior Model to participate in the Digital Fashion Magazine Model Session! Holy Canoli, he looked good! He was ...
Elizabeth's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Elizabeth is one of our 2018 Senior Models and we're so glad because she's extremely fashionable! She and her mom showed up for her Indoor Session ...
Free Family Portrait Session!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Every Senior who is photographed at Essenza Studio automatically receives a FREE Family Portrait Session?! We think it's the perfect time to ...
Capturing a New Addition
Friday, March 10, 2017
Welcome to the world, little Sean! Such a sweet, new baby brother for Niklaus and Linn! It was an absolute pleasure to capture this family's ...
Marissa's Sneak Peek!
Thursday, March 09, 2017
GUYS, Marissa is gorgeous!!! (If you didn't already know) She literally doesn't take a bad photo. So, thanks for making it easy for us to get some ...
Lisa's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Lisa is one of our 2018 Senior Models! She was actually one of the first to sign up this season! So we've been excited to photograph her since that ...
Flight Night 2017
Tuesday, March 07, 2017
Hi guys!How many of you plan to attend Flight Night 2017?! It's this Thursday, March 9th at the Oasis. The event is now sold out! So we know it's ...
Brady's Sneak Peek!
Friday, March 03, 2017
We were so excited to photograph Brady! I have known him since he was at least a toddler, because he lives down the street from my family and our ...
How to WIN $500!
Thursday, March 02, 2017
If you are a 2018 Senior Model, here's your chance to WIN $500 CASH!1. Be a 2018 Senior Model for Essenza2. Be following essenzastudio on Instagram3. ...
$29 Spring Mini Sessions!
Wednesday, March 01, 2017
I know what you're thinking... this weather has been crazy so far this year. Spring has practically been here already just to leave us again. ...
COLOR FUN- Model Session!
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
So, you already saw the test shoot we did for our COLOR FUN Session! Now it's time to check out the real thing!Three of our 2018 Senior Models came ...
Luisa's Sneak Peek!
Friday, February 24, 2017
Oh my goodness, we LOVED photographing Luisa on Wednesday! She goes to Milford High School where she runs track and loooves science! She's ...
Erin's Sneak Peek!
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Erin was here last week for the indoor portion of her Senior Session! We've photographed her once already for a Creative Play Day but we were excited ...
Creative Play Day- COLOR FUN!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
LET'S GET COLORFUL! 2018 Models,COLOR FUN is our replacement shoot for the Snow Day Session! Unfortunately we haven't had much of a winter ...
Essenza Models, We Need Your Help!
Saturday, February 18, 2017
We are SOOO stinkin' excited to start photographing 2018 Seniors! We already have a few scheduled this month, and we're looking forward to getting to ...
Help Us Raise $6,000
Thursday, February 16, 2017
As you know, we are huge supporters of the Cincinnati American Heart Association, so we are constantly looking for ways to give back. This is an ...
Feather the Nest
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Hey guys! Next month, Essenza will be teaming up with McCormick Elementary for their annual Feather the Nest event! If you haven't already heard ...
Life is Why Fashion Show!
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Thursday evening, Erica and I had the pleasure of attending the American Heart Association's Life is Why Fashion Show at DAAP, University of ...
Calling All Newborns!
Thursday, February 09, 2017
We just got these totally adorable baby outfits and wraps and we are itching to photograph some sweet little babies in them! If you or anyone you ...
Sam Edwards-Goshen 2017
Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Sam came in this past Saturday for his Senior Session with us! He brought his mom Rudy, and they were very prepared with sports props and tie ...
National Wear Red Day!
Thursday, February 02, 2017
Friday, February 3rd 2017 is National Wear Red Day!We are huge supporters of the American Heart Association (AHA), especially the Go Red for ...
Creative Play Days- Erin Brockman
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
One of our favorite humans on the planet was in town this past weekend, ANGELA! For those of you who don't know her, she is the owner of Essenza! ...
LivingSocial Boudoir Special
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
We have a great Boudoir special on LivingSocial just in time for Valentine's Day! This sweet deal includes a 60 minute ...
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Valentine Mini Sessions on Saturday February 4th!$155 for a Mini Session & 25 Custom Valentine's Cards This is also a great opportunity ...
Thursday, January 19, 2017
We were so delighted to see Emma Nicolaus walk into our studio last month to schedule a photo session for her baby, Lila. Emma was photographed ...
The Mayleben Family
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Relationships are important to us.Part of why we do what we do is because we are so eager to connect with families and watch them grow and ...
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