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December 2011


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Kurt Nielsen Photography Gift Certificates

Looking for great gift ideas for the hard to buy for? Want to do family photos but want to keep it a surprise until the holidays? Can't get everyone together in time to have it ready by Christmas? Then Kurt Nielsen Photography gift certificates is the perfect gift idea! You can make them any denomination that you want and Kurt will personalize them for you. All you have to do is call (419) 885-7153 and Kurt will give you the details on how to get your gift certificate!

Know someone who is expecting? Kurt's Baby My Baby Portrait Package Plan makes a great Stocking Stuffer! Plus, if the package is purchased prior to the baby being born, the Maternity Photo Session is FREE!


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Homewreckers for the Holidays

Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes is proud to be part of The Homewreckers for the Holidays hosted by The Pinnacle. We will be taking FREE pictures with Santa at our Green Screen Photo Booth!

This great event is on Saturday, December 17, 2011 from 6pm-11:30pm and includes the Homewreckers live concert and a great holiday dinner. There will be "grazing stations" for everyone to enjoy. The "First Snow Station" includes assorted veggies, dips, cheeses, crackers, and French bread. There will also be passed Hors D'Ouvers, a Salad Shaker Station, a Sweet Potato Station, a desert station, a crepe station, and a hot drink station with tea, coffee, cocoa, cider and all the sweeteners and flavors to warm up everyone. The chef's bar includes chicken breast with Piccata, Wild Mushroom or Champagne sauce, Salmon with Dill White Wine or Whole Grain Hollandaise, and Beef Tenderloin or Pork Loin with Madeira, Cranberry or Bordelaise Sauce. There will also be Pasta Primavera with Alfredo Sauce, Boursin Mashed Potatoes and more veggies! My mouth is watering already!

There will also be a cash bar with drink specials. Unlimited soft drinks are available for only $2. One drink ticket is $4.50. Wine at the table starts at $18. A special wristband for unlimited drinks may be purchased for just $20. Tickets for the evening are $45/person and reservations can be made by calling The Pinnacle at (419) 891-7325. This is a great way to host your own holiday party without all of the work. The Pinnacle will take care of everything for you! Hope to see you there!


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November Studio Special benefiting Heroes in Action!
In Studio Mini Sessions with 3 8x10 sheets for only $39.95
November 7 - December 12, 2011

November 7 through December 12, 2011 come in for our family mini holiday session and receive 3 8x10 portrait sheets of your favorite pose, session fee included for just $39.95, (plus tax) payable at time of session. Each sheet contains your choice of 1-8x10 or 2-5x7 or 3-4x6, or 8 wallets. Valid for one pose only and all sessions must be in-studio only. Additional sheets may be purchased at $15 each (plus tax). Portrait sessions must be scheduled and held on or before December 12, 2011 with no exceptions. Portrait sessions rescheduled on dates after the deadline will be subject to full session and package fees. Our family mini session is one half hour in length and will be by appointment only to alleviate waiting times. Our November special is not valid with any other discount, coupon or special offer. This offer is for immediate families only and is not valid for extended families, large groups, businesses or high school seniors. This offer is for new family photo session appointments only and you must state that you want our mini family session at the time you schedule your appointment.

Each active duty or retired military family will receive an additional 10% off of any purchase made and a FREE low resolution digital file of their purchased image to email to their loved one overseas (must provide proof of active duty).

Additionally, anyone who makes a minimum of $5 donation (in cash or check made out to Heroes in Action) or needed items to Heroes in Action will receive a complimentary CD slideshow (not printable) of all of their images from their photo session. This is for any photo session held from now through December 12, 2011, in studio or on location. A full list of the needed items can be found on the Heroes in Action website.

Heroes in Action Military Support Outreach is a local organization committed to supporting our service members and their families. They send care packages monthly to service people overseas. The organization also supports the families left behind here at home. They help provide their personal needs such as housing, food baskets, blankets for the wounded and so much more. There is also a monthly support group to help families cope and prepare them for the service members returning home. Heroes in Action is totally supported by donations.

If you do not wish to take advantage of our special offer, but would like to make a donation to this great cause, you may do so at our studio.


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Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes Green Screen Photo Booth

Looking for fun ways to keep your guests entertained at your wedding, fundraiser,office party or other event? Are you hosting a Christmas Party, Open House or Grand Opening and searching for ideas to make your party stand out from the crowd? Have I got just the right thing for you! Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes is an open air photo booth that uses digital technology similar to that which movie and television show makers use to create digital characters and backgrounds. A similar photo booth was at a recent Hollywood Emmy party and was a huge hit!

You choose the background(s) before your event. Then, while at your event, we take pictures of your guests in front of a green screen. Then, with Hollywood style GSI magic, we create an image of your guests in the background picture you chose. This is a fun and exciting way for your guests to enjoy your gathering, and can even take home a copy of the photo for a souvenir! We can also make a scrapbook from the photo booth images for the guests to sign! Check out my Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes website for more information, images from past events and pricing details. You might even see a real Hollywood celebrity or two!


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I'm still taking appointments for Senior Photos for the Class of 2012!

We are still accepting appointments for Senior Portraits! Not all Seniors have their Senior Portraits taken in the Summer or Fall. Some only have their yearbook photos taken so they can be in their yearbook and then go later for their senior photos that they order. I photograph seniors year-round and it is not uncommon for seniors to come in during the winter months for their Senior Pics.

Call me at (419) 885-7153 to schedule your photo shoot. Don't forget, Senior Pictures make great gifts for parents and grandparents!


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Personalized Family Photo Cards

Did you know that I offer Custom Greeting Cards? This can be for Christmas, Hanukkah, Birth Announcements, Graduation Announcements, Save the Date cards, or just about anything you can think of. We can use pictures from a new photo session or one you have already had. Call me at my studio at (419) 885-7153 for more information and pricing details.


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Best of the Knot 2012

Kurt Nielsen Photography is proud to announce that Kurt has received The Best of the Knot 2012 pick for wedding photography in the local Toledo market. This is Kurt's second year advertising on The Knot and his second year in a row winning this prestigious award, as voted by local brides and grooms. Voting is done by writing reviews and rating the wedding vendors service on a scale of one to five. Brides, grooms, parents of the couple, and even members of the wedding party can write a review for Kurt or any wedding vendor. It can be a recent wedding, or a wedding that took place at any time (even years ago as long as Kurt photographed the wedding). The Knot then takes the reviews and ratings and determines the winners for each category. There are hundreds of wedding photographers in the local area with over 100 of them being listed on The Knot and The Wedding Channel websites. Reviews are a great way for brides and grooms-to-be to learn about local wedding vendors. If you would like to help tell future brides and grooms about Kurt Nielsen Photography and would like to write a review for Kurt, all you have to do is go to The Knot website and write your review for Kurt's services for your wedding. Thank you in advance for your support of Kurt Nielsen Photography!


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Sounds of Music DJs Superbowl of all Bridal Shows

Kurt Nielsen Photography is proud to be part of the Sounds of Music DJs Superbowl of all Bridal Shows once again on January 7th and 8th, 2012 at the Premier Banquet Hall (formerly Gladieux Meadows). The hall is located at 4480 Heatherdowns Blvd and is directly accross from the Stranahan Theater, the other location for the show.

Attending a bridal show is a great way to check out local vendors and the latest wedding trends. This bridal show boasts that it is the largest in the Toledo Area with over 125 wedding vendors. It is also one of the first bridal shows of the year in the local area. The period of time between Thanksgiving and New Year's is traditionally the time when the most couples become engaged, and this year does not look like it will be any different. There will be thousands of area couples becoming engaged this year, so finding your wedding vendors early is a good idea to make sure you get what and who you want for your dream wedding.

Kurt Nielsen Photography will be there with our Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth. We will also have many albums, a video slide show and be available for any questions you may have. We will also have a special discount available only to those attending the bridal show, ask about it when you visit our booth! We can also book your wedding or wedding consultation while at the bridal show. If you want to book your wedding at the bridal show, Kurt does require a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your wedding date, and you will need to pay this at the bridal show.

The Sounds of Music bridal show has two separate venues with trolleys transporting you from one venue to the other and back again, for FREE. The tickets are $8 in advance from any Anderson's location or $10 at the door. Your one ticket allows you to attend both venues on both days, making this a great value for bridal shows! You can go to the Sounds of Music DJs website to print off your pr-registration form which allows you to go through the express check-in line at the show.

Attending a bridal show can be very overwhelming to most brides to be. There will be so much going on from DJ's playing music, samples of wedding cakes and appetizers for you to taste, decorations and halls to check out, and so much more. This can be an all day event just to get through one of the venues. With this bridal show being a two day event, there will be hundreds of brides attending on each day, so it's a good idea to show up early. Plus, if you go on the first day, you can always go back on the second day after you have processed all of the information you received. This gives you the opportunity to re-visit the vendors you really want to talk with in case you have more questions for them. Bring your mom, maid of honor, bridesmaids, your groom to be, and anyone else who will be helping you plan your wedding day. That way, they can see it all also and help you make some of the important decisions. It's also a good idea to make up address labels before you attend any bridal show. Make sure you include your name, address, phone number, email address and date of your wedding on these labels. Many of the vendors will have door prizes or contests and by having the labels made up before hand, will save you the time of filling out the information at their booths. Don't forget to bring a notebook and pen so you can write down anything you need to remember. Bringing a camera also helps because you can take pictures of decorating ideas, vendors booths so you can remember who you talked with, and anything else you saw at the bridal show. Make sure you check out all of the vendors at the bridal show in case you change your mind later about what you want for your wedding. Most of them will have handouts about their services and prices which you can check out and compare after you get home. It's also a good idea if you have a smart phone or other device to get the QR Code Reader/Bar Code Scanner as some of the vendors may have special offers using QR Codes. Don't forget to bring your checkbook or credit cards. Most vendors, including Kurt, will offer special bridal show discounts for booking your wedding or scheduling your consultation that day. Bring your calendar so you know when you are available to schedule your wedding consultations with the vendors you visit. It's also a good idea to know your wedding budget before going to the bridal show if you plan to book your vendors at the show. This way, you know exactly what you can afford to pay for each service. Probably the most important tip for attending a bridal show is to make sure you wear comfortable shoes and clothing. You can be walking or standing for hours talking with all of the vendors.

Make sure you stop by the booth for Kurt Nielsen Photography and let us know that you have checked out Kurt's website! Hope to see you there! Good luck with planning your wedding!

Kurt Nielsen
Kurt Nielsen Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania , OH , 43560
419 885 7153

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Have your pet's portrait taken and help the Toledo Area Humane Society at the same time. Schedule any photographic session with your pet and receive half off of the session fees. Plus, 5% of your purchase will be donated to the Toledo Area Humane Society! Sorry, this cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.

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