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Jiza Zito

Jiza is the Co-Founder & Creative Director of Spoken Bride, a website and online resource for Catholic brides and newlyweds. She is also the wedding and portrait photographer of her own business called Olive and Cypress. Her photography work has been seen in LifeTeen, San Diego Style Weddings, Kara’s Party Ideas, & Radiant Magazine. Prior to meeting her military husband, she earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at Old Dominion University and discerned religious life. She later interned and worked at the Theology of the Body Institute in Exton, PA, and after getting married and relocating back to southeastern Virginia, she became a mentor for COMPASS, a mentoring program that assists military spouses in education and skill development in order to help best navigate life within the United States military.
After relocating 9 times in 10 years and numerous deployments, Jiza is now settled with her husband and 4 children in Williamsburg, VA.