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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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Lily | Senior Pictures in Downtown Toledo

Lily | Senior Pictures in Downtown Toledo

Lily’s senior pictures in downtown Toledo and Wildwood Park were so much fun!  This beautiful lady was so graceful in front of the camera that she could be a model!  When deciding on locations for her senior portraits, she loved having the option for 2 different settings: an urban downtown Toledo and a beautiful garden.  I’m not sure which setting is our favorite, because she perfectly fit both!  Congrats on your senior year in high school!  And thank you for choosing JH Photography for your Toledo senior pictures… we loved capturing this amazing time for you to always remember!

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Styled Prom Dress Shoot | Toledo Photographer

Styled Prom Dress Shoot

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This styled shoot with the gorgeous Kelsi was incredible!  The fabulous designer behind it all was Makeup Artist Amy Lewis.  As a Toledo photographer, this prom dress session was a dream from start to finish!  And what a stunning location at the Wildwood Manor House!

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A special thanks to all the amazing vendors whose artistic talent really made this shoot a success:

Model: Kelsi Taylor

Gowns: Belle Amour Bridal

Hair Stylist: Candy Taylor

Makeup Artist: Amy Lewis

Floral Crowns (from Part 1): In Bloom Flowers and Gifts

Toledo Photographer: JH Photography

Location: Wildwood Manor House

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Styled Bridal Session {Wildwood Manor House Wedding Photographer}

Styled Bridal Session

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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!

Kristina and David: Engaged! {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Kristina and David: Engaged!

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It was COLD for Kristina and David’s engagement session at Wildwood Park in Toledo, but you’d never guess from their portraits!  Their love for each other is so obvious and adorable; it radiated from them.  We started their session in one of Wildwood’s gorgeous fields, and then wrapped up by the Manor House.  They were so fun to work with, and we are looking forward to their fall wedding at the stellar Heatherdowns Country Club!  David and Kristina, we’re so excited to be your Toledo wedding photographer!

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I have to stop here and just say that their outfit choices were perfect for their location!  We love it when couples dress to coordinate with each other, but not too match-y.
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Congratulations to you both on your engagement!

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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.

Emily & Mike: Still In Love Session {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Emily & Mike: Still In Love Session {Toledo Wedding Photographer}

Emily and Mike are coming up on their 3rd wedding anniversary!  It’s so hard to believe that their wedding day was just 3 years ago here in the Glass City!  It was a beautiful day, too.  Emily was married in the same church as her parents, and they had an antique pink car that whisked them away after the ceremony.  The best part about being a wedding photographer in Toledo, is staying in contact with our fabulous couples.  When I mentioned to Emily that we were thinking of offering a brand new session for our previous wedding clients, she loved the idea and we planned everything out!  A “Still In Love” session is a chance for a couple to celebrate their love again by wearing their wedding attire one more time!  It’s the perfect idea for an anniversary gift to yourselves!  Get all dolled up again and spend an hour at one of our metropark locations with your favorite Toledo wedding photographer!  We’ll bring the lighting and special effects, and you bring the suit, gown, and romance!Toledo Wedding Photographer 016Mike and Emily’s session was featured at Wildwood Park, located right off Central Ave.  Since this was also their wedding portrait location, it was the perfect choice for their anniversary!  We had taken their pictures in front of the Manor House, but this time we opted for a beautiful field on the other end of the park.  Toledo Wedding Photographer 002The sunset looks so warm and inviting, but it was actually on the chilly side with some wind!  Kudos to Mike and Emily for braving the cold for some stunning portraits to add to their collection!

Toledo Wedding Photographer 001Toledo Wedding Photographer 004And remember the story of Snow White and all of her little forest animal friends?  There was a herd of deer in the field where we were photographing, and one was so curious with Emily in her beautiful wedding gown that it actually came within several feet of her! And now Emily has her prince charming… fairy tales really do come true!

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Don’t you just LOVE Emily’s wedding dress?  She had it custom made right here in Toledo for her wedding day!Toledo Wedding Photographer 006 Toledo Wedding Photographer 007 Toledo Wedding Photographer 008

Here you can really see Emily’s gown details.  I love how it’s gathered to the side and the train flows from there down.  Beautiful!

We set up their appointment around sunset time to get that golden glow, and then wrapped up their portraits at a second location that allows fireworks.  YES!  FIREWORKS! Toledo Wedding Photographer 009Thank you Mike and Emily, not only for choosing JH Photography as your Toledo wedding photographer, but for letting us showcase your love once more through Still In Love portraits!  Happy anniversary and here’s to many, many more!

To schedule your Still in Love Session with our amazing Toledo wedding photography studio, contact us today at (419) 699-2460.  Sessions are only $125, and we offer an amazing variety of products and print collections to fit every budget.  Let us create something beautiful and romantic to celebrate your love!

Paul & Xochilt {Couple’s Session, Wildwood Park in Toledo}

Paul and Xochilt are just the cutest couple!  I knew from the moment we met at Wildwood Park in Toledo that their photography session would be fun.  Paul is every bit the gentleman around her; he naturally would cup her chin with his hand or brush her hair out of her face with me even prompting!  And it was very windy, so it really helped!  And Xochilt was so cute with her dress and boots… and I LOVED her side-braid!

Thank you Paul and Xochilt for choosing me for your Toledo photography session!  It was such a pleasure to meet you both and I wish you both the VERY BEST for 2014!

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Mariah: 2013 Senior

Mariah…what a beautiful name to go with such a beautiful girl!   Mariah chose Wildwood Park in Toledo for her senior portraits.  It was the perfect day, too!  Full of sunshine and autumn colors.  We didn’t have to walk very far to start her session –  this first image was taken by the tree we parked our cars by!  The leaves were hanging down just enough for me use the color to frame her pose.   I love fall!  Her spring session will soon follow this post!

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Caitlin + John-Claude = Engaged!

John-Claude proposed to Caitlin at Central Park in NYC.  And since they are getting married here in Toledo, what better place to go for their engagement session but to Wildwood Park??  Not quite Central Park, but definitely worth standing on its own – with the carefully manicured lawns, the Manor House, woodsy trails, and private garden.  Congratulations to you both!

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