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February 2013

Toledo Photo Contest

3rd Annual That's Me! Portrait Contest
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio

Our 3rd Annual That's Me! Portrait Contest benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohiowill begin in March. This totally FREE contest is open to all children ages 12 and under and no purchase is necessary to enter or win. To enter, each child must have a 20-30 minute mini portrait session at Kurt Nielsen Photography portrait studio. The portrait sessions must take place between March 11 and April 13, 2013. These photo sessions are meant to showcase each child's personality. Parents are encouraged to bring in their child's favorite item or items such as: their favorite toy, dress up items, dance outfits, sports items, etc., for a FREE candid photo shoot. The parents will then be asked to choose their favorite photo from their portrait session to be entered into the contest and will be given the opportunity to purchase prints or digital images at a discounted rate if they so desire. At this time, if the parents make a minimum of $5 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northwest Ohio, they will receive a complementary CD slideshow set to music (not printable) of all images from their portrait session from Kurt Nielsen Photography.

Contest voting will take place right here on my website between April 22 and April 29, 2013 with the winner announced on May 1st, 2013. The top 5 entries with the most votes will receive a family prize pack. There is a limit of one prize package per household. All contestants will also receive a goody bag containing various items from local businesses at their portrait session. We are currently scheduling appointments for the contest. Please call me at (419) 885-7153 to schedule your child's FREE mini portrait session! Click Here for all of the details!


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Free Engagement Session from Jeffrey Mann Fine Jewelers

Valentine's Day is the most popular single day of the year when most couples become engaged. This year, 250,000 couples are expected to become engaged. If you purchase your engagement ring from Jeffrey Mann Fine Jewelers you will receive a FREE engagement photo session from Kurt Nielsen Photography! There is no obligation to purchase anything from Kurt Nielsen Photography, it is simply Kurt and Jeff's way of congratulating you on your engagement!


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Class of 2014 Senior Ambassadors

Kurt is currently looking for senior ambassadors from the Class of 2014! This is a great way to save money on your senior photos, and it is very easy and requires almost no work at all. All you have to do, is come in before April 30, 2013 for a FREE mini senior portrait photo session. From that session, you choose 4 or 5 images for your photo cards. Kurt will design your photo rep cards and give them to you to pass out to your friends. See how easy it is!

When you get ONE friend to come in to the studio for their senior photo session, you get another full photo session FREE! Plus, they get half off (if they bring in your card!!!) of their senior photo session. You both save money! Easy, right?

You also receive an additional $10 off of your package purchase with every Rep card that is brought in by your friends. The more friends you get to come in for their Senior Pics, the more money you save! It can?t get easier than that!

Click Here to apply to be a class of 2014 Senior Ambassador! Serious inquiries only please!


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Double your fun with 2
Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes Green Screen Photo Booths

Do you want your wedding, event or holiday party to be remembered for years to come? Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth can make that happen. Not only will your guests have a blast getting their picture taken, but they can also take home a print as a party favor. Plus, the host gets a disk with all of the photo booth images. We can even make you a scrapbook that your guests can sign and decorate, adding to the fun!

We offer several packages and pricing options to fit any budget! And now, we are proud to announce, we have 2 green screen photo booths! This means, that if one of our photo booth crews is already booked, we have a second crew available to do another event! Be sure to visit my Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes website to see what all the fuss is about and to see previous events! We have thousands of backgrounds to choose from and can even custom make a background specific for your event. Click Here for pricing! Already have your wedding or event photographer? That's not a problem. We have packages that are for the photo booth alone and we have packages that include the amazing photographs of Kurt Nielsen Photography. Call (419) 885-7153 to check for availability and to book your event.

With the addition of the second booth, we still have dates available for this year!


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It's Wedding Planning Season!

Are you or someone that you know planning a wedding? Now that the holidays are past and new brides to be have calmed down from all of their excitement, they have started planning their weddings. The bridal shows are in full swing and the popularity of Pinterest is growing rapidly. Because of how many bride and grooms that are planning their weddings, it is a good idea to book your favorite vendors as soon as possible. Kurt already has several weddings and events booked for 2013 and 2014, so if you are planning a wedding or event, it's a good idea to book Kurt early, before your date is taken! Don't forget, if Kurt is already booked, his Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth may still be available! Call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 to schedule your FREE wedding consultation!


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Personalized Family Photo Cards

Did you know that Kurt offers 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. Kurt can use pictures from a new photo session or one you have already had. Call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 for more information and pricing details.

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Drop Off Your Pop Tabs

Don't know what to do with all of those can pull tabs that you have been collecting? Drop them off at The Shops at Fallen Timbers (next to JC Penney) February 15, 16 and 17, 2013 at the Pull Tab Event organized by Penta-Maumee DECA. The event runs from 12pm-6pm each day and Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth will be there on Saturday, February 16, 2013 for added fun! Get your picture taken with Ronald McDonald and help support the Ronald McDonald House in Toledo!

The proceeds from recycling these alluminum tabs pays for the perishable food for the guests staying at the Ronald McDonald House for the entire year! Every tab counts!

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Hearts of Fire Feed the Desire

The Toledo Food Bank's annual Valentine's Day Dinner and Dancing event, Hearts of Fire Feed the Desire, will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the Sylvania Country Club at 7:00 pm. The event will feature live entertainment, a silent auction, dinner, a cash bar, and my Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth.

Dinner menu items for the grazing stations include (but is not limited to: dijon encrusted lamb lollipops and Bacon wrapped scallops at the hors d oeuvres station, carved bistro beef medallions at the dinner station, bowtie pasta with pesto sauce at the pasta station, and a delectable candy bar dessert station. It is worth it to go just for the food alone!

Tickets are available from the Toledo Food Bank and online. Hope to see you there!

Team Bigelow Mardi Gras Gala benefiting Jeremy Bigelow

Team Bigelow Mardi Gras Gala

We are honored for Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth to be part of Team Bigelow Mardi Gras Gala benefiting the Great Lakes Spinal Cord Injury Fund for Jeremy Bigelow. This event will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm at Father Wurzel Family Center at St. Joseph School in Sylvania. This event will feature dinner stations and a cash bar, a silent auction, and live entertainment from Aaron Stark Band. Tickets are $100 each and information may be found on on his website.

On October 3, 2010, Jeremy was involved in a serious car accident which left him a quadriplegic. Team Bigelow is comprised of family and friends of Jeremy and they are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with his catastrophic injury. Some of Jeremy's family members are Kurt's long time customers, and that is how Kurt became involved with this organization. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses.


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American Red Cross Oscar Night

Sunday, February 24, 2013 is the annual Oscar Night fundraiser for the American Red Cross Greater Toledo Area Chapter, and we will be there with Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth. This Red Carpet affair will be held at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the campus of Owens Community College from 6 pm - 10 pm. Guests will be greeted on the red carpet by local media stars and screaming fans. Live bands, over 20 dining stations, decadent desserts and flavorful coffees from our friends at Java Sensations. The live broadcast of the Academy Awards will be played throughout the venue. Tickets may be purchased online through the Red Cross's website.


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Baby My Baby Plan

Looking for the perfect baby shower gift or gift for the newborn? Kurt's Baby My Baby plan has everything you are looking for at an affordable price. This plan covers all of the portrait sessions for the new bundle of joy's first year of life. Kurt's Baby My Baby package includes sessions to be taken at 3 months, 6 months, 9 months and their first birthday. At least one session must be a family photo session, but parents are encouraged to be in a few photos from each session. Plus, if you purchase the package before the baby arrives, the maternity session is FREE. A 10% discount is given for all purchases from each portrait session, and a CD slide show set to music is given for each session. If a portrait package is purchased from each session, you will also receive a FREE custom storyboard print with your favorite photo from each session. Ask Kurt about including a newborn portrait session!

Kurt Nielsen Photography
(419) 885-7153
Hours of Operation:

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am -5pm
Wednesday - closed
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am -5pm
Saturday - closed
Sunday - closed

Weekend and Evening hours available by appointment only.

Kurt does everything by appointment only, so even though these are his posted hours, please call in advance to be sure someone is actually in the office when you get there because he may be out of the office or on location.

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Are you on Pinterest? Kurt is also! Follow his boards for great tips and decorating ideas, photo displays, food and drinks, fashion and so much more!! There is even a customer appreciation board where you can add your business info and websites! Just let Kurt know you want to be on his customer board and he will add you so you can post your business info. Be sure to follow Kurt's boards, just click the Pinterest link above, and he will follow you back. Happy Pinning!


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Connect with me on Social Media

Do you use social media? Kurt Nielsen Photography does! Be sure to find Kurt Nielsen Photography on the social media site you use most. You never know what specials or giveaways might be on there exclusively for those who follow Kurt socially. If there is a social site that you like that Kurt is not on, please let us know!

Kurt loves social media. However, he is not on as often as he would like to be because of his busy schedule. If he is not photographing, he is editing or busy with other aspects of his business. Kurt loves when you comment or "like" his posts but may not respond right away or may not always see your posts and comments. Kurt tries to keep up with his messages but may not always give a prompt response. Because Kurt may not be able to respond immediately, Kurt does not schedule appointments via email or social media. To make an appointment, please call the studio at (419) 885-7153. If Kurt or Deb (his secretary) are unable to answer the phone, someone will call you back as soon as they become available.


2013 Best of Weddings Pick for Wedding Photography in Toledo

Best of the Knot 2013

Kurt Nielsen Photography is proud to announce that Kurt has received The Best of the Knot 2013 pick for wedding photography in the local Toledo market. This is Kurt's third year advertising on The Knot and his third 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 website. 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!


2013 Brides Choice Award Winner for Toledo Wedding Photography

2013 Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award Winner!

We are excited to announce that Kurt Nielsen Photography has won the Bride's Choice Awards 2013. This is the fourth straight year Kurt has won. This prestigious award is determined by reviews from your past clients and recognized the top 5 percent of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding, Wedding Bee, Wedding Aces and

"The WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards recognized the top local wedding professionals from the WeddingWire Network that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice Awards are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of four factors: Overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2011 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency). This year's recipients represent the top 5% of WeddingWire's vendor community, across all service categories and all regions throughout the US and Canada." (from

Kurt is very honored and humbled that he has been awarded this prestigious honor and sincerely thanks the brides, grooms and mothers of the newlyweds who took time out of their busy schedules to write such awesome reviews to help him achieve this standing.


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For His Eyes Only!

Did you know that Kurt offers tasteful Boudoir Photography? This is the newest trend in couples photography but Kurt has been photographing these sessions for years. Many brides to be are having boudoir sessions as a wedding gift for their soon to be groom. Many long time married ladies are having these sexy photo sessions for their husbands to keep the fire alive or for special anniversary gifts. Whatever the reason you want to have a boudoir portrait session, Kurt always keeps the sessions private and comfortable and is always professional. Kurt does require that you bring a friend along to make sure that everything runs smoothly and to help you with your outfits. Call Kurt at (419) 885-7153 for more information and pricing details and to schedule your boudoir session. This would make a great Valentine's Day gift for your special someone!

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

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