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January 2012


In Home Photographers Photography Gift Certificates

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 for a gift? Can't get everyone together in time to have it ready for your special occasion? 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!


2012 Brides Choice Award Winner for Toledo Wedding Photography

2012 Wedding Wire Brides Choice Award Winner!

We are excited to announce that Kurt Nielsen Photography has won the Bride's Choice Awards 2012. This is the third 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.


2012 Hot List of Wedding Professionals for Wedding Photography in Toledo

2012 Wedding Professionals Hot List from

We are also excited to announce that Kurt Nielsen Photography has been named to's 2012 Wedding Professionals Hot List for Wedding Photography in Toledo.

The annual Wedding Professional Hot List recognizes excellence within the wedding industry, as determined by reviews from tens of thousands of brides and grooms. Kurt Nielsen Photography was among the best reviewed vendors in the past year.

This is another great honor bestowed upon Kurt for his overall excellence in Wedding Photography in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.


St. Joseph Sylvania

Odyssey on the Orient Express at St. Joe's

Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes is proud to be part of the 6th annual benefit dinner for St. Joseph's School in Sylvania. This event will be held on January 28, 2012 in the Fr. Wurzel Family Center on the East Campus of the school. Cocktail hour is from 5:30pm - 6:45pm. Dinner begins at 7:00pm. There will be silent and live auctions, and of course, us taking fun photo booth photos after dinner. All proceeds go directly to benefitting the school. Hope to see you there!


Toledo Food Bank

Toledo Food Bank's Hearts of Fire Feed the Desire Valentine's Dance

Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes is proud to be part of the Northwestern Ohio's Food Bank Hearts of Fire Feed the Desire Valentine's Dance on Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 7pm - 12am. Come dance to the Motown sounds of the KGB band at the Sylvan Lodge, 3535 N Holland-Sylvania Road (next to Yankee Flag). All proceeds benefit the Northwestern Ohio Food Bank.

There will be Fabulous Food Stations, Devine Deserts, Cash Bar and Auction Items. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by calling the Food Bank at (419) 242-5000 ext. 212. Hope to see you there!


Photo Booth Rental in Toledo Photobooth Scrapbook

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!


Toledo Area Photographers Senior Pictures Senior Photos with your Pet Toledo Sports Photographer

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!

Keep watching for your chance to become a Class of 2013 Senior Ambassador for Kurt Nielsen Photography!


Affordable Family Photographer Customized Christmas Cards Local Photographer in Toledo

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.


Homewreckers of Toledo

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.

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

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