Archive | February, 2015

Jimmy and Mindy: Engaged! {Engagement Pictures in Toledo Ohio}

Jimmy and Mindy: Engaged!

{Engagement Pictures in Toledo Ohio}

15 degrees and outdoor snow portraits?  Who wouldn’t say ‘yes’ to that!  Jimmy and Mindy were so fun to work with during their engagement pictures in Toledo Ohio!  Toledo just had their winter snow storm a few days earlier, which left a gorgeous white backdrop that’s perfect for romantic snow portraits!

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This first portrait was not only their sneak peek (an image we share a few days after the session, but before they see the rest during their order appointment), but they selected it for their Wedding Guestbook cover image, too!  Can’t wait to deliver their custom keepsake!
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Jimmy and Mindy’s love story began in Toledo.  Jimmy was living in Columbus at the time, but decided to stay in Toledo after working a weekend at the Air Force Base and was out with his buddies from work.  Mindy’s girlfriend, Heather, was with them and texted Mindy and said that she needed to come and hang out with them, as she had a cute guy for Mindy to meet. Mindy had just finished working three, 12-hour shifts and told Heather she was too tired to join them. While Mindy was getting ready for bed, Heather texted Mindy saying that Jimmy saw a picture of her and thought she was really cute. Then, Jimmy called Mindy! He told her she needed to come be his pool partner.  Mindy had a change of heart and decided to go hang out with them. When they met, they hit it off and there was instant chemistry! There were signs along the way that showed them that this relationship was meant to be, and now they are planning their wedding this year!

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The proposal is so cute!  They had decided to take a random vacation to California since they had some days off and neither of them had ever been there.  On the second day, after exploring Hollywood, they headed out to the Santa Monica Pier outside of Los Angeles. While walking down the pier, Mindy was looking at the different shops with all the cute trinkets while Jimmy was getting anxious and kept saying to Mindy, “Come on, we’ll look at these things later.” So they headed to the end of the pier and enjoyed the vast ocean view. Jimmy seemed really quiet and kept looking around saying, “We should get someone to take our picture.” Mindy looked down at Jimmy’s pockets, wondering if he had something up his sleeve, but she didn’t see any boxes in his pockets so she thought nothing of it. They enjoyed the view for a little while longer, then started walking back towards the mainland. Mindy stopped halfway down the pier and started talking some pictures of the two of them in front of the ferris wheel. While they were taking pictures, a random girl asked if they wanted her to take their picture. She took a few pictures and handed the camera back to Jimmy. Jimmy took a look at them and asked the girl to take one more. As she was taking a few more pictures, Jimmy asked Mindy to marry him! Of course she said ‘yes’! The rest of their vacation was unforgettable!

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We just LOVE it when couples include their pets!  What an adorable family!

As the sun began setting on their engagement session, we made a quick stop at the beautiful Levis Commons for our Signature Romantic Sunset Portraits that we offer with our portable studio lights!

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Thank you Jimmy and Mindy for choosing JH Photography!  We’re so excited to be a part of your wedding!

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Styled Bridal Session {Wildwood Manor House Wedding Photographer}

Styled Bridal Session

{Wildwood Manor House Wedding Photographer}

Once in a great while, we are blessed to work with some of our favorite Toledo wedding vendors on the same photo shoot.  And this styled bridal session was just that!  Wildwood Manor House weddings are breath-taking, which is why we selected this location for Kelsi’s styled shoot.  The 1930’s mansion of the Stranahan family offers over 30,000 square feet of beautiful furnishings and lavish tastes of a by gone era.  -The perfect backdrop for a bride!

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Stunning Stella York gown from Toledo’s Belle Amour Bridal Shop!

This gorgeous styled shoot was designed by Amy Lewis with the labor of love of 7 amazing artists:

Bridal Model: Kelsi Taylor

Wedding gowns, veils, and jewelry: Belle Amour Bridal

Hair Stylist: Candy Taylor

Makeup Artist: Amy Lewis

Bridal Bouquet and Floral Crowns: In Bloom Flowers and Gifts

Wedding Photographer: JH Photography

Toledo Venue: Wildwood Manor House

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Can’t believe this wedding dress comes in the color peony!  Such an elegant soft pink!

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In Bloom Flowers and Gifts

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Love this floral crown by In Bloom of Maumee, Ohio!

Makeup perfection once again, by Amy Lewis!  So important to have on your wedding day!

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This lace gown has the most amazing detail, brought out by the dark mahogany doors that lead to the ceremony room for Wildwood Manor House weddings!

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Girl, you’ll make a drop-dead gorgeous bride when you get married!

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Are you or someone you know getting married in the Toledo area?  If they want an intimate wedding venue that’s sure to make a statement, tell them about having a Wildwood Manor House wedding!  And if they want extraordinary photography, we’d love to be their Toledo wedding photographer!  Have them check out our Toledo wedding gallery!

Toledo Ohio Senior Pictures {Best of Class of 2015}

Toledo Ohio Senior Pictures {Best of Class of 2015}

This is one of the posts that I’ve looked forward to posting for awhile!  Toledo Ohio senior pictures keeps our studio busy year-round.  With offering so many great features that most Toledo area photographers don’t have, we’ve become the place to go for high school seniors!  Students and families get to choose from 4 different sessions to maximize the shooting time they want.  Plus, we have 3 great portrait packages to choose from, and starting at only $350!  What’s included?  With sessions, seniors receive free touch-ups, the location of their choice, and a free Facebook or Instagram profile photo.  With our portrait packages, we have a great selection from beautiful portrait prints and canvases to digital products like a mobile session gallery app.  AND we give back 25% OF EVERY PORTRAIT ORDER towards a future family session!  The perfect chance to get a family photo before your senior goes off to college!

Here’s a video of our favorites from 2014!

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Here’s a few at our studio!  Besides fun backdrops, our photography studio is also a great choice for winter or rainy days.  Toledo Ohio senior pictures don’t have to be boring!

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And we have some AMAZING secret locations in Toledo that are unique and fun for senior pictures.  Just ask us!  We love to give recommendations for your outdoor session!  True fact: Being a Toledo Ohio senior picture photographer is the best job in the world!

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Toledo Ohio Senior Pictures Toledo Ohio Senior PicturesWant to learn more?  Check out our senior portraits page for more info and to reserve your senior portrait session today!


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