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March 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!

Our goal for this year is to photograph 100 contestants and we are so close to reaching that goal. Please tell all of your friends who have children and lets together raise as much money as possible for the Ronald McDonald House of Toledo!


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Free Engagement Session from Jeffrey Mann Fine Jewelers

March 20, 2013 is National Proposal Day! No one is expecting to break any records, it's just a little piece of trivia in case you wanted to know that there is such a day. We have partnered with Jeffrey Mann Fine Jewelers and if you purchase a ring from Jeff, 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!


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First Communion Photography

The Holy Sacrament of the First Communion is a milestone in your child's life. Help commemorate the special event with portraits from Kurt Nielsen Photography. Kurt can also provide custom announcements and party invitations for your celebration.


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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! This is a great idea for graduation parties, proms and after proms and it's not too late to book!


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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 is almost completely booked for weddings and events booked for 2013 and has several booked for 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.

Now is also the best time to reorder portraits or wallets for your graduation party or announcements so they will be here in time to send to your guests. Kurt can also custom design posters or whatever decorations you need for your party.

Gliding Stars of Toledo

Gliding Stars of Toledo

Gliding Stars of Toledo is a non-profit agency that provides adaptive ice skating for people of all ages and who are challenged by physical, mental and emotional issues. The program uses specially made products specially designed to help them with ice skating.

On Sunday, March 24, 2013, the Toledo Chapter of Gliding Stars will present their "Back in the USA" themed ice show at 2:30 pm at Tam-O-Shanter. The show stars the participants and volunteers of Gliding Stars. Tickets are only $5 and may be purchased by calling (419) 304-4324 or at Tam-O-Shanter the day of the show.

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Bags Baubles and Baskets

On Thursday, May 2, 2013 Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes will be part of American Cancer Society Northwest Ohio Toledo's annual Bags, Baubles and Baskets, A Girl's Night Out event at Parkway Place in Maumee, OH. For more information about the event and for tickets, please contact Heidi Nafziger at (888) 227-6446 ext. 5201 or They are still looking for table sponsors, gift basket donations, Coach purse donations, and cash donations for the event. If you or your company can help, please contact Heidi.


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Vietnam Era Veterans Appreciation Event

The Toledo Vietnam Veterans Appreciation Event will take place at International Park in Downtown Toledo June 5-9, 2013. Many events are being planned for the event including, but not limited to, the opening ceremony, luncheon, concert, rememberance service, USO shows, picnics, motorcycle ride, closing ceremony, and, of course, the Vietnam Veteran Moving Wall. We are currently in the planning stages and there will be many opportunities for volunteering. If you or your organization would like to become involved and participate in this great event, please contact Haraz Ghanbari at To find out more information about this event, please visit their website at:

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2013 Relay for Life

We are honored for Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth to be part of the American Cancer Society's annual Relay for Life for the Southern Lucas County Chapter for the 2nd straight year. This year's event will be held on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm at the Lucas County Fairgrounds. Hope to see you there!


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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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Follow Kurt Nielsen Photography on Pinterest

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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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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5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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