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Josh + Alyssa | Toledo Engagement Photographer

Josh + Alyssa

Toledo Engagement Photographer

Josh and Alyssa are the cutest couple together!  They definitely made my job easy by being so obviously in love with each other and with choosing such a great location for their engagement session.  Wildwood Park and the Manor House!  It was a dream combo for this Toledo engagement photographer!

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We just swoon over love stories!  Alyssa shares show their love story began:

“We met thanks to Josh’s friend Richie. In May of 2014, Josh had just arrived home from the Naval Academy on a month of summer leave. Richie invited Josh over to his house in Adrian for a bonfire.  Josh didn’t want to go at first, but was eventually persuaded into showing up. I had just graduated from Siena Heights University and was still living in Adrian at the time and was also friends with Richie. I, too, showed up at the bonfire at Richie’s house. Josh and I were introduced and spent time talking around the fire. About a week later, we exchanged numbers, talked, and hung out the rest of the time Josh was home on leave. When he had to report back to the Academy, we still kept in touch through text and video chats. In July of 2014, we decided to make the relationship official.”

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And how did he propose?  Josh has been stationed in Mayport, Florida.  He took a leave during March to visit Alyssa, which was right between his and her birthdays.  Alyssa loves soccer, so he planned a weekend getaway trip to Chicago to watch the Columbus Crew play the Chicago Fire.  Before heading out of town for their weekend, Josh got down on one knee and asked Alyssa to be his forever.  And of course, she said, “yes!”  And now they are planning a beautiful winter wedding at Nazareth Hall in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Engagement photographer in Toledo Engagement photographer in Toledo Engagement photographer in Toledo Engagement photographer in Toledo Toledo engagement photographer engagement-photographers-in-toledo-009_mini

The moment Alyssa and Josh are looking forward to the most on their wedding day?  Their first dance as husband and wife and having a great time on the dance floor with their friends and family!  We cannot wait to be a part of their day!

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Jordan + Erin’s Engagement Session Featured on “Love on the Lakes”

Jordan + Erin’s Engagement Session Featured on “Love on the Lakes”

Fall engagement pictures in ToledoOhhhh!  We just loved Jordan and Erin’s fall engagement session at Sidecut Park in Maumee!  The leaves were just starting to change, so their session was our first true fall session this year.  They were so fun to photograph together, and if you have followed “Love on the Lakes” Blog lately, you’ll see their session featured!  Check it out below!

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Josh and Nahdia: Engaged! | Toledo Engagement Photographers

Josh and Nahdia: Engaged!

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Wow!  This session for Josh and Nahdia was so fun and at a unique location that wouldn’t have happened if it hadn’t been such a rainy day.  But, go figure, after we started the session indoors, it quit raining.  Toledo engagement photographers really had some challenges with this year’s constantly changing weather!

Josh and Nahdia’s love story is one woven in time.  They’ve known each other for over 11 years, but they hit if off while working together at Toledo’s Gladieux Lumbar Yard on Route 2 in Oregon.  Nahdia was a junior in high school, and Josh worked out in the lumbar yard.  Their first date was to a Mudhen’s game, which is so perfect!  Being avid baseball fans, they made a goal while dating to visit all 30 US stadiums.  So far, they’ve been to Atlanta, Pittsburg, Boston, Chicago, and Detroit.  Josh knew when they were planning their trip to Boston that he would ask the love of his life to marry him.  And there, right in front of Fenway Stadium in Boston, he got down on one knee.  And she said, ‘yes!’, of course!

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Nahdia, you are seriously so beautiful!Engagement Photographers in Toledo Engagement Photographers in Toledo Engagement Photographers in Toledo Engagement Photographers in Toledo Engagement Photographers in ToledoThis last set of images with their Tiger’s shirts is so cute!  The back has “Save the Date – 4/16”!

Congratulations to you both!  We can’t wait to be a part of your big day!

Kimberley and Aaron: Engaged | Engagement Photos in Toledo

Kimberley and Aaron: Engaged!

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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!

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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!

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

Jimmy and Mindy: Engaged!

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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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Mike and Brianne: Engaged! {Toledo Engagement Photographer}

Mike and Brianne: Engaged!

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Mike and Brianne are so fun and I’m even more excited to be working with them after getting to know them a little better from their engagement session.  Being a Toledo engagement photographer is a blast!  They selected downtown Toledo for their engagement portraits, and their story of why is really unique.  Brianne had already fell in love with bright red as part of her wedding day color scheme, but didn’t know what accent color she wanted to add to it.  While driving downtown she saw the roof of the Owens Corning bridge rise over the top of Washington Ave at the corner of Summit.  Malibu blue!  It was the perfect contrast for her wedding colors! So naturally, when we were discussing locations for their engagement photo session, downtown Toledo was the place to go!

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Mike and Brianne, I can’t wait to be a part of your wedding day in downtown Toledo!

Sara and Rob’s Wildwood Park Photo Session {Toledo Engagement Photography}

Sara and Rob’s Wildwood Park Photo Session

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I’ve been dying to feature Sara and Rob’s engagement session on our blog!  Their Toledo engagement photography session was the perfect blend of love, fall weather, and a fabulous sunset that would make any wedding photographer weak at the knees!  While Wildwood Metropark has lots to offer for background scenery, we decided to focus on  just one beautiful spot in one of their overgrown fields.  It’s here where all the magic happened for their photo session while we waited on the sunset.

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Sara, I just LOVE this portrait of you!  You are so stunning!

We love to use a mixture of lighting techniques to create a wide variety of portraits.  Sara and Rob’s Wildwood Park photo session featured both natural light photography (using only the sunlight) and studio light with the sunset (Yes!  We bring an armload of lighting gear from our studio).  The resulting combo?  Extraordinary and lovely images!

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 And this next engagement image will be added soon to our online engagement gallery!  It’s so adorable!

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Thank you Sara and Rob for being so amazing!  I’m so excited to be your Toledo wedding photographer next June.

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Looking for a photographer in the Toledo area for your engagement or wedding day?  Give us a shout and we can see if we have your date available!  We offer independent engagement sessions or complimentary with our wedding photography collections.  We would love to discuss your options with you.  Call us today for a free consultation at (419) 699-2460.

Clara + Mike = Engaged! {Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio}

Clara + Mike = Engaged!

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Everything happens for a reason!  Clara met Mike during some extra free time she had while applying for a new career.  Their love endured through a long distance relationship until Mike eventually moved out to Pennsylvania to be with her.  And now they are engaged and ready to spend the rest of their lives together!  I’m so thrilled to be a part of their wedding day and to be their engagement photographer in Toledo Ohio.

Mike and Clara are so fun together and I had a blast photographing their engagement photo session in downtown Toledo.  Downtown offers so many versatile looks, from brick walls, empty buildings, new modern architecture… Plus, the Maumee River and the bridges are unique backgrounds for any love session!   Didn’t they choose the best coordinating shirts?  I love their outfits and color patterns against the red brick!Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 005 Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 007 Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 006 Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 008 Toledo Engagement Photographer 001 Another one of our favorite spots in downtown for Toledo engagement photos!  You’d never know we were in the middle of  the downtown area!Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 009 Engagement Photographer in Toledo Ohio 010
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Ahhh! This last image is one of my favorites from their Toledo engagement session! I can’t wait to photograph their big day next year at Epworth United Methodist Church and The Premier Banquet Hall!  Congratulations to you both!  I’m so excited to be your wedding photographer!  Thank you for choosing JH Photography!

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Setting a date for your wedding?  Give us a call for a free consultation for your special day!  We offer free engagement sessions and a wide selection of wedding day coverages to fit your style and needs.  Click here to visit us for more wedding info or here to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Show Us the Love! Engagement Pictures {Toledo Engagement Photographer}

Show Us the Love! Engagement Pictures

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Your engagement is such a special time!  And professional engagement pictures is a fun way to showcase your love with family and friends anticipating your wedding day!  It’s also the perfect opportunity to get to know your photographer… they’ll be a big part of your wedding.  This is why we offer all of our full-day weddings with complimentary engagement pictures.  The session is on us!  We’ll meet you for an hour at any location in  the Toledo area.  Besides being a get-to-know you session, we’ll also get a chance to see how much posing guidance you’ll need from us.  We’re here to make you look your best, and our 10+ years of experience in posing and lighting techniques will be a guarantee that you’ll look absolutely amazing! During your engagement ordering appointment you can choose to add-on professional prints, digital files, or our popular customized Save-the-Date cards.

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Two of the biggest questions we get as a Toledo engagement photographer:  “What location should we choose?” and “What should we wear?”

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Toledo Engagement Pictures: Locations

We help couples choose their location based on their personality, hobbies, and their wedding theme.  Are you whimsical and care-free?  Are you modern or artistic? Toledo offers so many beautiful choices for locations (and ultimately wedding portraits)!  With JH Photography, we offer the option of either a traditional session or a theme-styled session.  The traditional session includes traditional and modern poses, without props, at on the local metroparks or downtown areas.  The theme-styled session is just that… it’s styled around you and your bobbies and personalities with some fun props to tell your unique love story.  Some theme options could be a picnic at the park, an ice cream date, a movie night, your favorite bookstore, a date to the local county fair… The possibilities are endless!

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Toledo Engagement Pictures: What to Wear

When choosing an outfit, we encourage couples to select outfits that yell THEM, but are yet playful.  We’re  a big fan of color because they can really add to your portraits!   Use at least 2-3 colors for the bride’s outfit, with the groom matching 1-2 of those colors.  And use accessories and layers to play it up!  Costume jewelry, scarves, vests  or light jackets, and belts will add the perfect touch!  Check out our Pinterest board on clothing ideas.

Toledo Engagement Photographer

Toledo Engagement Photographer

We can’t wait to plan out your complimentary engagement session!  Schedule your free wedding consultation today to see if we are available for your wedding day and to be your Toledo engagement photographer!  Contact us now!

Parris & Tom: Sidecut Park Engagement {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Parris & Tom: Sidecut Park Engagement {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Tom and Parris chose the perfect spot for their engagement session!  Sidecut Park in Maumee.  It not only is close to their home, but a stunning location for every season, even with the trees not in bloom, yet!  Maumee’s Sidecut Park was designed around the lock system, which helps control the Maumee River’s water height.  By far one of the best locations in the Toledo area, I’m so glad they chose it!   It was a gorgeous day, too, sunny and warm.  And hard to believe that just a few days after this we had 3-4 inches of snow!

Can’t wait to capture this adorable couple on their wedding day next month!

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