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Stephen and Hailey are Engaged! | Toledo Botanical Gardens

Stephen and Hailey are Engaged! | Toledo Botanical Gardens

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Stephen and Hailey are so cute together!  I could tell right away when we met that they are crazy in love with each other.  They first met through Hailey’s cousin, who married into Stephen’s family.  Stephen saw a picture on the wall at their home and asked who the beautiful blonde was.  They set up a bowling night so that Stephen and Hailey could meet, but Hailey wouldn’t talk to him at all!  Stephen, determined to win this girl’s heart, started talking to her on Facebook a few days later and eventually they went on a date ice skating at Tam-o-Shanter in Sylvania.  The rest is history!  We photographed their engagement session at the Toledo Botanical Gardens (and even snuck in a few portraits with their dog, even though they don’t allow pets there).

Toledo Botanical GardensIsn’t their little family cute?  We LOVE it when couples include their pets for their portraits!

Stephen proposed to Hailey 3 years after their first date.  He wanted it to be special and at the same spot as their first date, the Sylvania Tam-o-shanter.  He thought about proposing on the ice rink, but Hailey needs Stephen’s hand to balance herself on ice and he was afraid of letting go of her hand to get down on one knee.  So he proposed while he was down tying on her skates for her.  He opened up the ring box and she said, ‘yes!’.  We can’t wait until their wedding day next year!

Toledo Botanical Gardens Toledo Botanical GardensHailey, you are so gorgeous!  I can’t wait to see Stephen’s reaction when he sees you for the first time on your wedding day!

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Kimberley and Aaron: Engaged | Engagement Photos in Toledo

Kimberley and Aaron: Engaged!

Engagement Photos in Toledo

Aaron and Kimberley met at a wedding.  He was the bestman and Kimberley was there to celebrate with the bride.  Sparks were flying and by the end of the night they were already making plans to stay in touch.  Kimberley even caught the bouquet!  And here they are now planning their summer wedding and taking their engagement photos in Toledo!

Engagement Photos in Toledo

Engagement photos at the Toledo Botanical Gardens is one of our favorite locations!  It offers so many great versatile backgrounds and is always so manicured!  Just watch out for the geese!

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We love this image of Kimberley!  This was such a lovely moment, only seconds before a bird flew out from a hole in the wooden log to surprise us.  Kudos to Kimberley for keeping her cool!  Haha!

We love proposal stories!  Aaron and Kimberley’s own story is so cute.  It was on the evening of Kimberley’s birthday and she was getting ready for him to take her to dinner.  After an hour getting ready, she was about to head out the door when Aaron told her that her outfit was missing something.  Kimberley got so mad at him!  Until…. he dropped down on one knee and asked her to be his wife, holding up a ring for her.

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Wow!  Kimberley, you’re going to make such a stunning bride for Aaron!

Engagement Photos in Toledo Engagement Photos in ToledoWe can’t wait until your wedding day!  It can’t come soon enough and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.  We had so much fun with your engagement photos in Toledo that we know your wedding will be amazing!  Thank you for choosing JH Photography!

Special Edition Mini Session: Spring Lamb!

Oh, my goodness!!!  This adorable little girl and lamb were just too cute together!   A big thanks to the Indian Creek Camel Farm in L-A-M-B-ertville, too.  It was the perfect backdrop… complete with camels walking in the background!   This session was followed up with a day full of mini sessions 2 Saturdays later: our first set of our Special Edition Series!  More to come throughout the year, and a great way for some unique portraits with different themes!

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Shayne + Jessica = Engaged!

These two have got to be one of the cutest couples ever!   And their session also happened to be on one of the last perfect days before the wintery white season.   We photographed their engagement session here in Toledo at the Botanical Gardens…(one of my fav locations for fall) and captured their love for each other on a background from a palette of yellow and orange.  Simply beautiful!  I can’t wait until next fall…when their photographs will be of them on their wedding day!!!!







Kyle: 2013 Senior

We are so excited for Kyle and his senior year in high school!!!  Now that I’m coming up on my 10 year high school reunion (Ahhh!), I remember how eager I was to take on the world!  And that’s exactly what Kyle’s doing…he’s gearing up for a freshman year at University of Toledo!   With a rainy day keeping us indoors for most of the shoot, we used a lot of natural light to create this urban theme during his senior portrait session in downtown Toledo.   I love it!  Congrats on your graduation and scholarship to UT, Kyle!  Way to go!!!

(P.S. Check out his golf collage!  Yes, we even got a little rained on!)

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Christine + Michael = Engaged!

What a fun morning at the Toledo Botanical Gardens!  I met Michael and Christine here for their engagement session…and despite the chilly and windy weather, we had a blast!  Nothing like 2 hours full of dancing, kissing, piggy-back riding, and blowing dandelions at each other!  These images were just as fun to edit, as they were to take!  Congrats to you both!  I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next month!

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