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Toledo Wedding Photographers | Wedding Highlights of 2015!

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Wedding Highlights of 2015!

Wow!  2015 was not only our best year in business, yet, but also filled with so many great moments and memories for both our couples and us!  We love our job as Toledo wedding photographers! The year was especially busy with moving  our studio to downtown Toledo.  And our studio grew to include 2 more amazing photographers, Jon and Selina.  Each and every couple make it possible to continue to do what we love!  Thank you Toledo!  And thank you to our brides and grooms for choosing JH Photography to capture your wedding day!  Here’s just a few of our favorite wedding pictures from the past 12 months!

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Are you recently engaged or know someone who is?  Do they want Toledo wedding photographers who are both professional and creative? Find out more about us here!  Plus, consultations at our fashion studio in downtown Toledo are free.  We’ll review your tentative day-of timeline and look at albums from real weddings.  Our favorite part is getting to discuss the vision you have for your big day, too! Plus, if you are still looking for other great wedding vendors to work with, we can recommend the best!  Contact us today- we’d love to meet you and to hear all the details!  Call us  at (419) 699-2460 or use our Contact Us page to get in touch!


Drew: Senior Class of 2015 {Toledo Photography Studio}

Drew: Senior Class of 2015 {Toledo Photography Studio}

Drew was so fun to work with for her senior pictures in Toledo!  She selected our Sixty Session, and also our professional makeup artist add-on.  Amy, our preferred makeup artist, comes right to the studio with her glam chair and makeup bag. (And when I say bag, I mean a suitcase-big bag!  Amy has everything a girl could ever need!)  We started off Drew’s portraits inside our Toledo photography studio with our various sets, and then headed just outside the studio doors for the rest of her session.  It was such a beautiful day, and with her guitar prop, we wanted some unique images taken in our exotic garden.  Didn’t Drew rock her senior portraits!?

Senior Picture photographer in Toledo 001_mini toledo photography studio 001 Senior Picture photographer in Toledo 002_mini Ohhh!  Drew chose the perfect dress for one of her outfit changes!  She looked absolutely stunning on our vintage couch!Senior Picture photographer in Toledo 003_mini Toledo photography studio Toledo Senior Pictures 001_miniDrew, you were amazing to photograph!  Thank you for stopping by our Toledo photography studio and we can’t wait to get your senior portrait order into your hands!  It will be here first thing next week!

Senior Pictures in Toledo Ohio

To find out more info about senior pictures in Toledo Ohio, click here!  We offer a variety of session options, packages, and services to fit every budget.  Plus, senior portraits come with free touch-ups and credit back towards a future family session with us!  We’d love to create some unique and personable portraits for you- call us today to book your appointment!  419-699-2460

Toledo Senior Pictures: Keionn’s Studio Session

Toledo Senior Pictures: Keionn’s Studio Session

Keionn knew what he wanted for his senior pictures; something different and unique.  He contacted us and selected The Sixty Session (find out more about our senior session options here) at our studio.  His session was a blast and he could seriously be a model, because he needed very little help with posing!  We shot a few poses inside the studio with different backdrops and with our old barn wood set, and then we wandered around the old building our studio is in for some unique locations.  That’s one of my favorite features with JH Photography for your Toledo senior pictures: we give you choices and variety with your outdoor or studio session!  No cookie-cutter portraits here!

We always include a sneak peek image the day or two after the session while you’re waiting for your ordering appointment to view the rest.  Just a little teaser!  This is the image we choose for Keionn with his track uniform.

Senior Pictures in Toledo OhioCongratulations, Keionn, on your 2013 Division 1 track medal!  That’s awesome!

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The image below has to be one of my favorites from his session… Doesn’t he look like a clothing model?  Keionn, you’re seriously awesome!Senior pictures in Toledo

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His aunt requested this image above with a full-on big smile!Toledo Photographer Toledo senior pictures Senior pictures

 Thanks Keionn for selecting us to be a part of your Toledo senior pictures!  It was a pleasure meeting you during your studio session and I wish you all the very best with your graduation!

Toledo Senior Pictures and Studio Sessions

For more info on our senior portrait sessions and what’s included, please visit our Senior’s Page.  Did you know that we include free touch-ups and a Facebook profile picture with every session?  Yes, we do!  We also give 25% of your portrait order back to you towards a future family portrait session!  Check it out!

Zaphelina: Bold and Beautiful Studio Portraits {Toledo Photographer}

Zaphelina: Bold and Beautiful Studio Portraits {Toledo Photographer}

The heading for this post says it all!  Bold and Beautiful.  Zaphelina was a blast to photograph, and her wardrobe was super to work with, too.  We even turned on a fan for some drama during her studio portrait session!  How fun is that?

Here’s a top secret!  One of the steps we take as a Toledo photographer is to ensure we capture your style.  And the way we achieve that is to request a phone text before you arrive to our studio of your wardrobe choices you plan to bring.  This helps us coordinate colors, backgrounds, lighting styles, etc to create that WOW factor with your studio portraits!  Especially for high school graduation pictures where style is so important.  Zaphelina’s dresses and rockin’ casual outfit was fun to get creative with.  We added a pop of yellow to enhance her close-ups, and then created a blended background to allow her to be the focus of the portrait.  Thank you, Zaphelina, for choosing JH Photography as your Toledo photographer!


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This splash of yellow was perfect for her close-up portrait!  And I love her beautiful natural smile.


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Silver!  This backdrop really enhances her outfit to make her pop from the portrait.  I love how her dress flows to the floor!  Isn’t that dress stunning?


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Bam!  Add a little fan air and create that drama!  🙂  We’re all about that!  (Not real drama, just the portrait-effect!)


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Zaphelina’s soft purple gown really blended well with our studio portrait wooden wall.  The rustic look with her gown is gorgeous!

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Studio Portraits

Studio Portraits

Close-up pictures are so important for your session!  They capture the emotion and facial features that can be lost in a full-length portrait.  And we love to get creative with close-ups!

Call our photography portrait studio today for your session!  (419) 699-2460  We look forward to capturing beautiful images for you to treasure forever!

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!

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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

Toledo Senior Photography

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!


The Beautiful Genie {Toledo Photography Headshot}

One of the best things I love about my Toledo photography job is the variety.  Weddings, high school seniors, newborns, family… each genre brings a whole different type of photography with it, and I love meeting individuals from every walk of life!  Especially with Toledo photography headshots!

Genie was so much fun!  She has traveled ALL over the world, and simply loves life!  She had contacted me right before Christmas about setting up an appointment for updating her professional headshot portraits.  Although she is retired, she understood the value of having a professional portrait (like so many that come to our studio!). She wanted something new and refreshing for her social media profiles.   So, we created a business headshot session just for her.  We included up to 30 minutes of session time filled with 3 outfit changes and a wide variety of backgrounds and dramatic lighting styles.  And she loved the results!  Her favorite image was from the second image posted here.  What do you think?

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Toledo Photography Headshot for Business

Toledo Photography Headshot

Do you need your profile updated?  Contact our studio today to schedule a free consultation.  We’ll discuss what style you are looking for and also details of your business and color schemes.  Then, we’ll pull all the information together to create a stunning new and professional headshot portrait for you!  People are 3x more likely to click on a profile if it shows a professional portrait, so what are you waiting for?  Call 419-699-2460 now!  Toledo photography headshot = JH Photography!

New Profile Picture! {Toledo Headshot Photographer}

Well, it’s about time!  I FINALLY just updated my profile picture on Facebook and LinkedIn.  Okay, okay… So maybe my last one was only 2 years old.  But, come on!  I’m a photographer!  I should be updating it at least every year, right?  🙂

Updating your profile pictures can really give your social media a “face lift”.  As a Toledo headshot photographer, we’re constantly helping out other local business owners.  Drop by our studio for a quick mini session to update yours!  We’ll include traditional poses, as well as some modern and creative looks with our variety of studio lighting and backdrops.  When you update your profiles, the social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, etc) will send out a notice to your contacts, which will make them be more engaging with your profile!  And for your professional pages, it’s important to have a professional headshot.  Stats say that people are 3 TIMES more likely to click on a profile with a professional portrait that one without.  What do you have to lose?  Call us today to schedule yours!LinkedIn Profile Picture


Marisa: Class of 2014 {Photographers in Toledo Ohio}

Marisa was such a joy to work with!  Her natural beauty and charming smile made my job easy!  Her mother found our studio while looking for photographers in Toledo Ohio.  One of the statements we hear over and over from new clients, is how our work stands out from crowd.  We use creative poses that flatter and bring studio lighting (even outdoors!) for a guaranteed successful session that is unique and polished.

I met Marisa and her dad in downtown Toledo for her senior portraits.  Unfortunately, it started to rain, but Marisa let me choose some great indoor locations for her pictures instead.  And in the end, we even got to sneak back outside for a few images during a break in the rain!  Yay!  I loved how the session turned out, despite the rain.  Marisa got a combination of an urban look, metallic backgrounds, and a country setting all in an hour!

Congratulations, Marisa, on your senior year!  And thank you for choosing JH Photography for your senior portraits!  We’re so glad you found us while searching online for photographers in Toledo Ohio!

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Stephanie: Class of 2014 {Toledo Senior Portrait Photographer}

Meeting up with Stephanie for her portrait session was so much fun!  She brought her marching band snare and some great accessories (check out her hat!).  We photographed her with her drum in the studio (and a few outdoor!) and then packed it up and headed to Toledo’s beautiful Botanical Gardens for the second part of her session.  I love the look we captured with her pastel dress in the garden… such a feminine look!  And her outfit choices brought out different hues in eyes- green, blue, and grey!  Best of luck during your senior year!

Toledo Senior Photographer

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Sydney: Senior Class 2014 {Toledo Senior Portrait Photographer}

Wow!  Do we ever LOVE what we do!  We get to meet newly engaged couples, precious newborns, and awesome high school seniors, like Sydney.  What a talented young woman!  She’s super artistic and plays the guitar, and is already lined up for the college she wants to attend after graduation next spring.  Talk about getting her ducks all in a row!  And we were the honored photographers to capture her in her high school senior year!

We began her photo session in our Toledo studio, and then finished up with an amazing shoot in downtown Toledo, where we have some favorite hidden spots to use.   And it all meshed so well with her style and guitar!  Check out her photography session!

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Toledo High School Senior Portraits

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