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Catawba Island Wedding | Justin + Jordan

Catawba Island Wedding | Justin + Jordan

Theirs is a love story that started in high school.  Justin was a bit younger than Jordan, but he knew she was the one for him!  He managed to get her number and it took a good year of calling and texting Jordan before she finally agreed to going on a date.  They eventually fell in love, and the rest is history, as they say!  Their Catawba Island wedding in Port Clinton, Ohio was breath-taking!  It was complete with a beach side outdoor ceremony at Catawba Island Club and private tent reception over-looking Lake Erie.

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It was the perfect day for their wedding!  Warm and sunny with a cool breeze coming in off Lake Erie.Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding Catawba Island Wedding

It was so fitting that they were to be wed on the beach for their Catawba Island wedding, since Justin proposed to Jordan on one!  They were vacationing in Aruba, and Jordan says he asked her on a walk to the beach early in the morning.  She noticed him getting a little nervous, but they kept walking further anytime people came around them.  It ended up being a 45 minute walk!  When he did ask her, it was perfect!  The waves were coming in, the sun was rising, and she said, ‘yes’!

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Toledo Wedding Photographers | Wedding Highlights of 2015!

Toledo Wedding Photographers,

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!

 

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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Mr. & Mrs. Black | Toledo Wedding Photography

Mr. & Mrs. Black | Toledo Wedding Photography

When Mike and Brianne were looking for the perfect wedding venue for their Toledo wedding, they fell in love with the Grand Plaza Hotel.  They could have their ceremony outdoors by the reflecting pond without their guests feeling like they were ‘downtown’, and some of the hotel’s decor matched their wedding colors!  We loved their red and Malibu blue color scheme, which looked amazing for their wedding photography!Toledo wedding photographyThe Grand Plaza and weather was perfect for their wedding day.grand plaza hotel downtown toledo weddingToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photographyToledo wedding photography

Brianne, of course, was a stunning bride!  With all the crazy planning that goes into a wedding, we asked her if there were any tips for future brides.  She says not to order programs according to your guest count, unless it’s a fan for outdoor ceremonies.  Most guests come as a couple and they ended up with 80+ extra programs!  Great tip!

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Both Mike and Brianne said that one of their most treasured moments of the wedding day was having the live music and dancing.  Their band, “The Websters” from Cincinnati, were amazing and kept their dance floor full all night long!

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Congratulations to you both!  Your wedding was so fun to be a part of!!!  And a big thanks to the following wedding vendors who helped make their day a success:

Bridal Gown: BBG Bridal of Fremont, Veil from Atlas Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Florist: Emery’s

Officiant: Timothy Nass

Ceremony Mic and Sound: Markey’s Rental and Staging

Cake: Wixey… Personalized Cake Topper: by BobbleGram

Band: Websters

Videographer: Fordham Footage

Wedding Photography: JH Photography

Mr. and Mrs. Cover | Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer

Mr. and Mrs. Cover

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Sara and Rob are married!  They tied the knot at the beautiful First Congregational Church in downtown Toledo and they celebrated with friends and family at the Oasis Event Center on Summit.  It was a beautiful event for a downtown Toledo wedding photographer to be a part of and we’re so excited that we were a part of their amazing wedding team.Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer

A big thanks to their other great wedding vendors who helped make their wedding day such a worry-free success:

Wedding Planner: Bee for the Day

Officiant: Larry Vriezelaar

Bridal Gown: Atlas Bridal

Bridemaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Hair Stylist: Ashley Haubert

Florist: Beautiful Blooms by Jen

Limo: Birmingham Limos

DJ: Jason Kelly of Book That DJ

Wedding Cake: Eston’s Bakery

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Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer The bestman’s speech was quite lengthy, if you can guess by his scroll… the guests were quite entertained!Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer Isn’t this the cutest cake topper?  Perfect for Sara and Rob, who are big OSU fans!Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer Downtown Toledo Wedding Photographer Downtown Toledo Wedding PhotographerWe loved being able to capture your special moments!  Thank you for choosing JH Photography to be your downtown Toledo wedding photographers!  We loved every minute of it!

Michael & Clara | Premier Catering Toledo Wedding

Michael & Clara

Premier Catering Toledo Wedding

Michael and Clara’s Premier Catering Toledo wedding was full of love, tears of joy, and exquisite beauty.  Clara’s family traveled across the Pacific Ocean from Indonesia for their wedding day, and it was so much fun to learn about some of their cultural traditions for wishing a couple “good fortune”.  Clara’s suite, which was soon to be the honeymoon suite, was decorated with paper symbols for good luck.

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Friends and family: Don’t forget to check the info from your guest cards you picked up at the reception!  Their online gallery will be up soon!

Want more information for your Toledo wedding or event at Premier Catering in Toledo?  Contact us today at (419) 699-2460

 

Scott and Katie = Engaged! {Downtown Toledo Photographer}

Scott and Katie = Engaged!

{Downtown Toledo Photographer}

Scott and Katie’s wedding is right around the corner!  Next month, they’ll be saying “I do” at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and hosting their reception at the lovely Central Park West.  We can’t wait!  As a downtown Toledo photographer, we were so excited when they chose an urban look for their engagement session.  Downtown Toledo offers so many unique portrait locations, and with our lighting and posing style, the urban look is amazing for a ‘love’ session!

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A little snow didn’t keep us from venturing outdoors… but Scott and Katie were snuggling to keep warm!

I love to ask about the proposal!  And what a romantic one!  Scott had taken Katie to the beautiful Toledo Botanical Gardens for a date through the sculpted nursery.  They had been there a few years earlier together and had taken a picture together under the weeping willow, so Scott prompted them to take another picture of themselves while they were there.  As they walked out from underneath the tree, Scott knelt down on one knee and asked the love of his life to marry him.  And Katie said ‘yes’!

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downtown Toledo photographer The image above was their sneak peek that was shared online just 2 days after their downtown Toledo portrait session.  So romantic!

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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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Getting married?  View more of our wedding and engagement pictures in Toledo Ohio by clicking here!

 

Mr. & Mrs. Hancock {Toledo Wedding at the Premier}

Mr. & Mrs. Hancock

{Toledo Wedding at the Premier}

Samuel and Kattie had one of the most amazing wedding ceremonies for their fall wedding!  Samuel sang to his bride as she walked down the aisle to him on the arm of her son.  And wow!  What a voice!  Samuel could SING!  Their deep love and respect for each other is so obvious to those around them, and radiated through their family and friends that witnessed their vows.  Congratulations to the happy couple!  And we really loved being a part of your Toledo wedding at the Premier!

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We wrapped up the evening with some sparkler flare right outside the Premier!

A special thank you to all the wonderful Toledo wedding vendors that made their special day such a success!

Florist: In Bloom Flowers and Gifts

Decor: Candlelight Occasions

Ceremony prelude: Millenius Strings

Special Ceremony Guest Singers: Nate Gurley and Aimee Nicole

Banquet Hall and Catering: The Premier

Wedding Cake: Wixey’s Bakery

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