It never fails to impress me when a couple is up for a sunrise engagement session and arrives bright eyed and ready to cuddle & laugh. Jillian and Austin were quite impressive! Downtown Toledo at sunrise is so peaceful. The light is gorgeous, the streets are quite and its lovely to see our city as it wakes up.
The lovebirds will be married this summer at Toledo Country Club, and while we won’t be starting photos quite as early, I have a feeling I’ll still be impressed with their positive vibes.
Stephanie & Devin were the winners of our huge engagement session contest we promoted early winter. We didn’t meet them until the day of the session and I was a little nervous that we may not vibe well without having had that initial consultation. Seconds after saying hello, we all knew they would be a blast to work with and cute as can be.
These lovebirds have been together since high school and have the cutest energy with one another.
Our videographer Jose was there to hear their love story to use for their Engagement Love Story Video. A video that is a fun way to add an extra element to your engagement session and share on social media, wedding website and to have as a keepsake.
When I first met with Marissa & Sean they said they loved the juxtaposition of dressy attire & grungy Toledo, that their wedding colors were black & white. These were gold stars in my Mary Wyar Photography couples goal charts ;) (not a real thing.) After hearing more about their style & likes, I was looking forward to their engagement session even more. We chose the trendy Uptown District along Adams Street in Toledo which is the home to some of our city’s best murals. Their pup Joey (I wonder if he was named after Joe Guidice?) joined us around dusk and we enjoyed the last bits of summer daylight.
Their wedding next year will be at the iconic Rosary Cathedral and reception at a favourite of mine, Toledo Country Club… which is starting to feel like a second home.
Marissa + Sean, I am so very excited to be your photographer!!! I cannot wait for your big day next year!