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How to Have a Unique Winter Wedding

There’s something special and magical about winter. The snow, the thought of the Holidays/Christmas and a new year ahead, and the joy of seeing friends and family and celebrating with them. It also is a perfect time to get together with family and have your wedding, especially if you’re not scared of venturing out in…
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City View Event Center

Engaged and thinking about a wedding venue in Downtown Toledo? You’ll definitely want to check out the modern space City View Event Center has to offer! Why do I love City View? The MUCH NEEDED Toledo city views in a modern and updated space is my favorite thing about this venue! The two separate suites…
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Findlay Fall Wedding

Ember and Ben had the best (and definitely the windiest haha) day ever on Saturday! The couple met while working together on the same team. Ember said, “Ben and I were fast friends as we were considered the quiet ones on the team. It took a few months before we acknowledged that we liked each…
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Toledo Museum of Art Engagement Photos

I absolutely loved spending the evening with Krista and Paul recently for their engagement session! Krista’s mom provided us with some gorgeous lilacs that matched Krista’s new hair color PERFECTLY and these two had the cutest chemistry. We traveled all around the Toledo Museum of Art doing a full 360 and exploring all of the…
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Toledo Country Club Fall Wedding

Gabby and Hunter met in high school and have a very Lifetime movie-like story! Gabby was a cheerleader and Hunter played football and basketball. In 2012, Gabby brought cookies to a team dinner and Hunter messaged her after to ask where they were from. The two kept chatting and went on a first date about…
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Roostertail Wedding

Morgan and Jake had an incredible wedding day after much waiting and uncertainty with COVID. I had a blast with these two for their Detroit engagement photos at Belle Isle and it felt like no time had passed between then and the wedding day! In a very fitting first date story for these two, their…
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Oak Openings Engagement Session

Andie and Colin’s engagement session was so much fun! I met Andie several months prior when she was a bridesmaid in her friend, Abby’s wedding, which I photographed. When it came time for Andie to be engaged, I was one of the first vendors she reached out to and it was meant to be! Andie…
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Nazareth Hall Lady Glen Wedding

Friday was an incredible day with an incredible couple! Jayne and Garrett got married on the perfect September day, exchanged an emotional first look and vows on the Lady Glen lawn at Nazareth Hall, and partied the night away! They had such a fun and helpful wedding party and we had such a long time…
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Toledo Renaissance Hotel Wedding

Patrick and Alison were 15 years old when they first met at a mutual friend’s birthday party. Patrick didn’t plan to stay long because he had baseball tryouts that night. However, after meeting Alison, he couldn’t help but go straight back to the party after tryouts to see her again. They officially got together in…
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How to Have a Unique Fall Wedding

Unique suggestions for a fall wedding: Carmel apple favors are some of the COOLEST things I have ever seen. I saw a couple have a station with several varieties of caramel apples in cellophane bags, ready to take home. It blew my mind! Pie bars are super cute and relevant. Apple and pumpkin pies, whatever…
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Downtown Toledo Engagement Photos

Maureen and Tony had a perfect engagement session at Middle Grounds Park in Downtown Toledo. These lovebirds adore the downtown Toledo area and wanted to showcase a bit of that in their engagement photos. Their wedding will highlight Toledo because it also takes place in Toledo at the Renaissance hotel. I loved spending the evening…
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UNOH Wedding

Grady and Erica’s Dad’s share a mutual friend, so Grady has always gone on “guys trips” with Erica’s dad. Erica had never met Grady until one day he showed up at the golf course that she worked at (she drove a beer cart at a local golf course in the summer). Erica recognized the mutual…
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Toledo Country Club Outdoor Wedding

Rachel and Michael meet in college at BGSU and after college, they parted ways but, rekindled a few years later. It’s sort of amazing how that happens so often and how things worked out the second time they were together. Now, they’re newly married and share a house in Toledo with their adorable pup. The…
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Renaissance Toledo Downtown

Alicia and Corey met all the way back in 2013. Alicia went to Maumee High School and Corey went to Rossford High School. Alicia said, “It was a Friday night football game at Rossford, I remember sitting in the bleachers and someone stepped on my foot, I turned around to see Corey’s face. I yelled…
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Hilton Garden Inn Summer Wedding

Megan and Bill met their freshman year at Miami University in the dorm where Megan lived. Bill became friends with some guys who lived in my dorm and was frequently there with those guys. Those guys were mutual friends for both Bill and Megan and that is how they started hanging out. The rest is…
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Gideon Owen Wedding

Friday was such a special celebration at Gideon Owen, a Port Clinton Ohio winery! Travis and Kyleigh both grew up in Muncie, Indiana, and went to the same high school. Travis was a grade older than her and she had quite the crush on him! Although the pair never dated, their paths continued to cross…
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Holland Gardens Wedding Photography

After a week of storms, I was crossing my fingers that Cathy and Kelsey would have the planned first look and portraits at Toledo Botanical Gardens and outdoor ceremony at Holland Gardens that they had envisioned, but Mother Nature had other plans! We changed plans mid-week to move their firstt look to the Toledo Museum…
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Hilton Garden Inn Outdoor Ceremony

After a stressful and chaotic 2020 (and a crazy rainy original wedding date), July 3, 2021 was the wedding round 2 Christine and Justin were looking for! Their August 1, 2020 wedding ceremony was small and took place in a cramped tunnel to avoid the downpours, much different than their original plans of way more…
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How to Make Your Summer Wedding Unique

Unique ceremony suggestions for a summer wedding: I love customized bottles of water or sunglasses for guests to wear. Wedding programs that double as fans. Have guests toss biodegradable confetti, rose petals, or wave ribbon wands as you kiss. Bring the indoors out – have chandeliers, feature walls, and couches for guests to lounge on….
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Stillwaters Retreat

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding at Stillwaters Retreat, one of the most beautiful Findlay area wedding venues! You can see Stillwaters Retreat website here for more info Here are some reasons Stillwaters Retreat is a favorite of mine: Absolutely stunning waterfront ceremony spot with quaint wooden structure. Breathtaking views of the…
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Choosing a Wedding Photography Package – How Much to Invest in a Wedding Photographer [Updated for 2021]

When you get engaged, the months fly by and the day flies by even quicker! That’s why choosing a wedding photographer that is experienced and qualified is critical in preserving your memories for years to come! So, here’s the real deal. Wedding photographers, especially experienced and reliable ones, do not come cheap. I want to…
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Nazareth Hall Grotto Wedding

This past Friday, Michele and A.J. got married at Nazareth Hall. The pair met at Precision Steel when Michele started working there in April 2019 (A.J was her boss!). The forecast called for rain during the ceremony and late in the evening when we were planning on sunset photos of the couple. I was so…
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Wolcott House Summer Wedding

What happens when your venue decides to not allow you to have a ceremony on their grounds 20 days before the big day due to new ownership? You adapt – just like Morghan and David! Their last-minute ceremony change caused them to scramble for chairs, transportation, and have to alert all guests of the change….
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The Stables Wedding

Jacob and Caroline celebrated their wedding AGAIN with a vow renewal and large-scale celebration at the Stables last weekend! It all started with getting ready at The Stables, a first look with Caroline’s dad, a first look between Jacob and Caroline, and then some photos before the ceremony! One of the biggest things I loved…
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Stranahan Wedding Photography

Emily and Lee met through a mutual friend and immediately the two knew there was something special between them on their first date. On a trip to see Emily’s family in Minnesota, they couple had drinks and then went up into a old tower at Enger Park in Duluth overlooking the water where Lee popped…
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The Armory Arts and Event Center Weddings

Engaged and thinking about a rustic wedding in Toledo?You’ll definitely want to check out The Armory! Why do I love The Armory? The elegant yet rustic reception vibes, eclectic decor, and AMAZING suite for you and your bridesmaids to stay in pre-wedding make this unforgettable. Not too far from Toledo/Maumee/Perrysburg/or Bowling Green. The Armory is…
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Registry Bistro Wedding Guide

Engaged and thinking about a wedding in Downtown Toledo?You’ll definitely want to check out Registry Bistro for an industrial wedding venue in Toledo! Why do I love Registry Bistro? Registry Bistro is a blank slate and I love the industrial look and feel of this venue! You can dress it up with lights and even…
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Toledo Zoo Weddings Info and Guide

When choosing a wedding venue in Toledo, consider bringing out your inner child at the Toledo Zoo! As a Toledo wedding photographer with over 10 years of experience, I’ve put together a list of my favorite things about one of my absolute favorite Toledo wedding venues, the Toledo Zoo. I also included blog posts from past…
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