Archives for March 2012

What a way to kick off the 2012 outdoor photography season!  Just a couple of weeks ago, the Milnar family decided to have a family photo session in Downtown Toledo.  They wanted something “different” than a park setting, and I think they picked an awesome location!  Not to mention the fact that we have been having an unseasonably warm March, so we were able to trek around the alleys and warehouse exteriors sans coats.  It was a perfect, sunny day!  Here are just a few samples from their session, but please don’t hesitate to visit the Milnar Family’s full gallery at!

That last one?  Has just got to be my favorite “make a funny face!” picture of all-time!  Mike…your face is simply priceless! 🙂

Don’t forget to visit my YouTube channel to watch all of the family session videos, too!

My brother-in-law, Matt, and my 3 year old niece, Izabel, recently came to my home studio for a quick photo session.  Izabel is growing up so fast, and she changes so much so quickly that it seems like it’s hard to record it in pictures.  I look at a photo that I took just months ago and it looks almost nothing like her today…a sad realization, but that’s why we try to take so many photos…to freeze that one fleeting moment in time.  I just wish we could bottle it!

Here are a few of my personal favorites from their session.  Enjoy!

For this session, even Mickey and Pluto came along for the fun!  Mickey Mouse Clubhouse just happens to be Izabel’s most favoritest TV show right now.  I hate to admit it, but even I know the “Hot Dog Dance”! 🙂

Meet Ron & Kathy:

They are celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary this year, and contacted me to have some portraits made to help them commemorate this fabulous event.  Aren’t they just the cutest couple, ever??

Both also serve in the American Legion in Holland, Ohio, and they wanted to capture their lifetime of service in a few photos, as well.

 Thank you for letting me be a small part in your special celebration, Ron & Kathy!  Here’s to 60 more loving, wonderful years!

Newly listed by Kristie Feeback & The Danberry Co., Realtors, see what Kristie has to say about 4028 Brookside in Ottawa Hills:

“Rich architectural detail, fantastic floor plan and decorator colors are just the beginning when speaking of this homes features. The front of this 1929 Tudor faces the meadow, which is famous for sledding when the snow falls. The rear of this property backs up to St. Ursula Academy’s athletic fields which makes this yard very private. Oh, and did I mention, walk or bike to school! 4 Bedroom, 2.5 baths including a completly remodelded Master spa. What a welcoming home! The video tells more of the story~Enjoy!”

Here’s the video:

Visit for more details!

I teased Jayme’s headshots a while ago…so sorry for the delay, and without further adieu, here are a few of my personal favorites from her session:

 That last one?  In the bottom right corner?  All Jayme’s idea!  She writes for her blog: The Random Blogette, so she wanted to have a couple of poses that reflect some of the craziness that she records from her day-to-day life.  It’s a great read; go check it out!

While Jayme had her hairs and make-up did, she figured that the whole family should jump in for a few, as well.  Here is a sampling of the rest of her crew:

Ok, so you probably want to know what’s up with the phones and games…another one of Jayme’s awesome ideas!  She wanted to capture a little bit of real life here.  You know (and don’t pretend that you don’t do this) the real part of life that happens when you are all sitting in the same room but not talking because you are all fiddling on something?  I thought it was cute, and a great way to portray today’s techy-family!

Check out Jayme’s headshot gallery and the Weiden family session on today!

A new day, a new listing…the spring market is upon us, and those in the real estate “game” know that it’s the most wonderful time of the year!  This home is located at 6235 Foxcroft in Toledo, and is listed by Tony Bassett & The Danberry Co.,  Realtors.  Visit Tony’s Website for more details!

Take a tour here:

I think the wind storm we experienced here in NWO last night counts as March coming “in like a lion”.  Wouldn’t you agree?  We’ve certainly had some wacky winter weather this year…incredibly unpredictable! It could be lots, lots worse, so I’m thankful that it’s been fairly uneventful (well, except for the 40 mph gusts that tried to blow me off the road last night!).

In the midst of the crazy ups and downs on the weather front, I have a few more real estate sessions to show off:

3844 Maxwell, Toledo

3149 Muirfield, Toledo

and 7110 Harvester, Maumee

All three homes are listed by The Warren Group at The Danberry Co., Realtors.

Additionally, Jason and I have finally completed our new in-home studio!  We are so excited about the new possibilities on the horizon with this space, and we’ve even already completed two sessions.  Here is just a quick peek at Jayme, Jason’s cousin and author of The Random Blogette.  Jayme wanted some new headshots for her blog, and we had a blast using all the new backgrounds…I just love the pink!  You’ll see more of Jayme (and her family) soon!

Now, since it’s snowing and FREEZING today…where did I leave my blanket and hot tea?  Off to try and stay warm!

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