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crowning celebration at toledo museum glass pavilion

portraits

Every once in awhile I get asked to photograph private parties… It’s relaxing & a nice change of pace to document parties in a photojournalistic style.  Waiting for laughs & focusing on moments, as well as, preserving the beautiful details.  Brittany at Crowning Celebrations designed a gorgeous tablescape for a bridal shower at Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion.  Pink with gold accents, succulents by Bartz Viviano & vintage gold flatware.

Congrats to the couple getting married this fall!

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shannon + craig

portraits

It’s good to have a folder in your Inbox called ‘models’.  Kerri’s husband works in a rad building on University of Toledo’s campus and thought it would be perfect for portraits!  Shannon and Craig are always up for photos, I photographed them a couple years ago, so we were pumped that they were available!  They will have been married 5 years this fall, perfect reason for updated pictures of this lovely couple!  Bonus that we visited yet another modern building in Toledo!
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Mary Wyar Photography http://MaryWyar.com/ | "Like" us on Facebook! http://facebook.com/marywyarphotography

 

Mary Wyar Photography http://MaryWyar.com/ | "Like" us on Facebook! http://facebook.com/marywyarphotography

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toledo portrait photos

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Get to know Kerri, our Associate Photographer!

rikki + josh

portraits

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419 day at oak openings

personal, portraits

The Toledo Instagrammers organized photo meet ups on Toledo’s big 419 Day & starting at 7:30 am out at Oak Openings, a favourite spot of the Instagram community out here.  We packed up the kiddies & headed out the door at 7am.  It was a gorgeous morning & great to put so many names to Instagram handles.   If you haven’t been out to Oak Openings, it is a truly magically park… The trees lined up too perfectly.

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juggle

 

don’t know what to wear? read this.

portraits

I have my family portraits taken often enough to know that figuring out what to wear for photos is extremely stressful… Or maybe I’m just neurotic :)  My favourite source for finding inspiration for outfits is Polyvore!   People, far more fashion forward than myself, put together full outfits, shoes & accessories included.  From there you can find links to purchase that exact outfit… Or just use it as inspiration & see if there is a similar, more affordable option…since they’re often high end designers.

Mixing colors, patterns & textures makes for visually interesting outfits.  Don’t match, compliment.  Look as though you’re going to the same event.  I love when couples dress really casually… like they’re going to the Farmer’s Market together or a cookout at a friend’s home.

So next time you’re about to have a meltdown before your engagement shoot… Pop over to Polyvore & rely on someone else’s stylish eyes to figure it out for you!

Here’s some inspiration from a few stylish MWP couples…

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favourites of 2013!

engaged, lifestyle, portraits, wedding

Hard to believe another year has flown by & I’m pulling my favourite images from the year!  2013 was a year full of growth… photographing births, small businesses, commercial campaigns & of course weddings.  Each of those so different from one another on the surface, but really when looking through the photos as a whole, they all feel so similar.  People having fun, great energy!   We have a ton of fun while on shoots, connecting with the people who photograph, no matter what the subject matter.  Always humbling to look back & see the moments we were able to capture for the people who trusted us to be there for the biggest moments in their lives.  THANK YOU!

Cheers to 2013!

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MWP boudoirs!

portraits

Things have been busy, busy @ MWP the past couple of months!!!  We moved into a new amazing studio full of natural light, giving us the opportunity to have a rad space to shoot boudoir portraits in gorgeous natural light which yields the most amazing photos… skin looks amazing lit by windows!

I’ve been photographing boudoir portraits for 5 years & absolutely love it!  It’s a total blast & it brings out this confidence in the women that I photograph that is amazing to see.  By the end of each session, there is a sense of empowerment & it really is a great confidence builder… bonus that is also makes the perfect gift for significant others!

So depending on when I birth this baby, how I feel & if I want to separate from my new love, I would love to be able to get a marathon session in sometime in January to provide the perfect Valentine gift!  I’ll be posting details on our Facebook page… if it works out- timing wise.

Here is a sampling of the portraits we captured this past Tuesday with our 3 real life models.  Makeup done by my favourite makeup artist Carl Graf!

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More photos & info @ BoudoirsByMary.com!

 

betsy + ben

births + babies, portraits

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Toledo City Paper Makeovers

commercial, lifestyle, portraits, Press

From TCP’s Look Good Feel Good issue!

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