Archive | February, 2014

10 Extraordinary Locations for Your Indoor Toledo Photography Session

10 Extraordinary Locations for Your Indoor Toledo Photography Session

Brrrrr!  With such a LONG and miserably f-f-f-freezing winter, we have some amazing locations that we use for our Toledo photography sessions.  One of the setbacks with the Toledo area, is not only our long winters (Dec-April), but also the wind.  Maybe it’s part of the lake-effect, who knows?!  But, Toledo is seriously a wind-tunnel for wintertime!  Nobody wants freezing temperatures and wind-whipped hair for their portraits!  (Toes?  I can’t feel you!)  We have some favorite outdoor locations that we frequently use year-round, but one of the most popular questions from clients during the winter is, “Do you have any indoor locations to suggest?”  And, yes, we do!  We offer both indoor studio portraits and indoor locations all over Toledo.  Here’s a list of images from our top 10 locations in the Toledo area for indoor portraits!

Toledo Family Photography

Our studio offers a variety of backgrounds, floors, props, and walls to fit every client’s style!  Our Toledo photography studio is located just minutes from Botanical Gardens and Wildwood Metro Park, which makes it a great location for those wanting indoor AND outdoor portraits (even in the cold!).

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One of our metallic walls in the studio.  I just love how the light reflects off the back and creates that urban look!  This wall is definitely a favorite with our  high school seniors!

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One great indoor Toledo photography location is your own home-sweet-home!  Did you know that we offer in-home portrait sessions, too?  In-home sessions are perfect for little tots and newborns, because they always feel most comfortable in their own environment.   You bring the smiles and we’ll bring the studio lighting and props!  We do quite a few family and extended family sessions in-home, too!  And there’s no extra cost for the location, as long as you’re in the greater Toledo area.

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One of our antique barn wood floors in the studio!  This is probably my favorite studio piece.  There’s also a matching barn wood wall and old door.

Photographers in Toledo ohioThis unique location is in downtown Toledo.  Getting access to the area is a little tricky, but we have all the inside details to make it available!  There’s old metal gate doors, marble steps, and metallic pillars!  How fun is that for a classy session?

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Another great location:  Our Toledo Photography Studio!   (again!)  🙂  Our studio is more than just 800+ square feet, we also have access to the entire building, which is a vintage 1920s structure!  There are so many hidden treasures inside and indoor locations to add variety to your portraits.  This old metal red door leads to an old broiler room in the basement.

Toledo Wedding Photography 021This secure and heated building in downtown Toledo is a favorite.  Schedule your session to gain access to this unique location!  There is free parking on the weekends!

Toledo Senior Photography

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In part of a basement in downtown Toledo, this walk-out area has some beautiful brick walls.

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Located in downtown Toledo, this spot is perfect for bridals and high school senior sessions!  Rain or shine, it’s a winning backup plan!

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And last, but not least, a very unique indoor location in Toledo for an artistic high school senior or model!  This old auditorium is so retro that the original wooden seats, right down to the red stage curtains, hasn’t been updated since it was built in the early 1900s!  We bring our studio lighting in here for some creative spot lights and flare portraits that really spice up the poses!

Indoor Toledo Photography Locations and Toledo Photography Studio

Are you looking for a WARM and indoor location for your portraits during the wintertime?  Contact us today and we’ll discuss all the details and options that we can provide!  Don’t let the winter blues and freezing wind keep you from your portrait session… Call us at 419-699-2460 for a studio or indoor Toledo photography session today!


Our Favorite Top Wedding Pictures from 2013! {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Top Wedding Pictures by Toledo Wedding Photographer, JH Photography

First of all, we just want to say how TRULY BLESSED and HONORED we are to photograph each and every wedding!  Meeting each couple and being chosen as their choice Toledo wedding photographer is both exciting and humbling.  We really put our heart and soul into every wedding to create a collection of stunning images. And we just LOVE looking back over the year and reliving the moments!  Here’s some of our favorites!  Which ones would make your top wedding picture list?

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I love the whimsical, yet simple look, of Katherine just moments before she walked down the aisle.  We sneaked off to a nearby grove of pines, and these two images are my favorite of her bridal portraits!  To see more of Katherine and Marcus’ beautiful Apple Orchard wedding, click here.

Nazareth Hall Photographer

Beautiful symmetrical groom and bridal portrait!

Nazareth Hall is one of my favorite all-time locations as a wedding venue in Toledo.  It’s every Toledo wedding photographer’s dream… old world look with a touch of class!  I love capturing the groom and bridal portraits in a way that they compliment each other (I’m always thinking ahead to portrait framing or canvas-hanging time!).  Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids offers so many hidden treasures for portraits like the ones above of Mark and Robyn.  They were married in the Grotto and held their reception in the beautiful Cadet West Hall.  See more of their wedding images here.

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Love this close up of this beautiful bride!

What beautiful eyes!  WOW!  This is definitely one of my top wedding pictures because of Stephanie’s soft smile and aqua-green eyes.  (Sorry, Dustyn!  Only your chin made it into this gorgeous picture of your wife!).  They were married on a beautiful day this past summer just southwest of Toledo.  What a fun wedding party, too!

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I knew Kathleen and Chris were going to be a joy to work with when they scheduled their winter engagement session.  Why?  They wanted to do a styled ‘theme’ session and loved my suggestion for a bookstore date!  See their unique engagement session here!  We didn’t have much time in-between their ceremony and reception, but we managed to capture some beautiful portraits at a nearby park that was dotted with weeping willows.  What do you think?  Is this not the most romantic spot?  View more of their Toledo wedding photography at this previous post!

Toledo Small Wedding Photographer

Intimate and small weddings in Toledo are so fun to photograph!

I always say how much I love to photograph intimate weddings.  There’s just something special about having your closest and dearest family and friends close by to watch you recite your vows to one another.  And it’s a great honor to be included as the photographer to capture it all with so few present!  Congratulations to the Samples and their new family!  If you’d like to know more, you can visit our post about Intimate Wedding Photography.

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Fun Toledo church exit after ceremony! Vintage car awaits to whisk them off!

The look on the bride’s face says it all!  I just love Caitlin’s expression as she exits the church as the new Mrs. Acampa.  Love, love, LOVE!  And what a classy get-away car!  See more of their stunning wedding day at Inverness Country Club here.

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I LOVE this image of their first dance! Kudos to DJs by Memories by Candlelight!

One of my favorite images from Kathleen and Chris’ reception.  Memories by Candlelight DJ services gave candles to their wedding party to hold up close at the end of their first dance.  Cozy and romantic, huh?

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Staci’s father is a firefighter, and so is Jay, her new husband!  Their wedding day was very rainy, so our backup plan was to head to the firehouse for some creative portraits!  So glad we did!  I love this image of them that truly captures their personality.  And you can’t tell here, but my fabulous assistant (aka, husband, Jeremy) held the umbrella over me so I wouldn’t get soaked!

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Beautiful First Look!

“First Looks” are becoming the newest trend with weddings.  It’s a special time for the groom and bride to see each other before walking down the aisle.  It’s not only good for calming any nervousness, but the grooms reaction is ALWAYS more expressive when it’s just the two of them (and me!).  Plus, if the ceremony and reception time are close together, First Looks allow for portraits before the wedding.  Vahid and Niloufar are two of the sweetest couples you’d ever meet!  I loved being a part of their Persian wedding!

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How unique is this Scottish wedding?  Their kilts and the bridal sash were actually made in Scotland with the groom’s family colors and pattern!  I just love all the details of their attire.

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Another beautiful First Look wedding.  I love Jessica’s splash of yellow in the image below!  Such a creative an lovely touch for a little warmth on a cold windy day!  View more of their wedding day here!

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Modern (and stunning!) bridal portrait in Tiffin, Ohio

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Beautiful portrait at the Toledo Museum of Art!

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Amazing ceremony and reception at a family apple orchard!

A little bit of a modern twist on the traditional wedding party portrait.  We love to be creative!  This image was captured on a small hill on the short walk to their outdoor ceremony site.  Their wedding was held under a shaded cove of apple trees!

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Beautiful Swanton Ohio wedding with portraits at Oak Openings Metro Park in Toledo

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A beautiful wedding day wrapped up at the gorgeous Inverness Country Club in Toledo.

One of my favorite parts of the day is the sunset portraits!  What more of a romantic way to remember you day by, than a beautiful kiss under the setting sun?  We provide these unforgettable portraits free of charge with night-time reception coverage.

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Gorgeous cathedral in northwest Ohio with beautiful natural light. Perfect for Toledo weddings!

Whew!  What a long post, but how fun to reminisce about the beautiful weddings we were a part of this past year!  Thank you to all our fabulous couples who trusted us with the most important day of their lives.  We were honored to capture your special moments!

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