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September 2013

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Please excuse our dust! Ok, there is no dust, but, I am rather far behind on my blogging. I recently switched web hosting providers and am currently in the process of incorporating my blogs directly into my website making it much easier for you to find the pictures and information that you need. This is a process that is taking much longer than expected. I am also updating some other aspects of my website and hopefully will be finished by the end of the month. Thank you for your patience and keep checking back for new photos and information about Kurt Nielsen Photography!


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Toledo Bridal Show

It's Fall bridal planning season! If you or someone you know has recently become engaged, now is the perfect time to get a jump start on the other brides. Every year there are thousands of weddings in the Greater Toledo Area. Finding the perfect wedding photographer, venue, florist and other necessities can be made easy when everything you are looking for is in the same place, like a bridal show. This will be my first year of participating in the Sounds of Music DJs "I Do at the Zoo" fall bridal show. This bridal show is the largest Fall bridal show in the area with almost 100 vendors in attendance. I Do at the Zoo will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 from 3pm until 7pm. Advanced tickets are on sale at all Andersons Stores for $5, or pay $7 at the door. At the bridal show, I will have an exclusive offer just for booking me while you are there. Want a sneak peek? Click Here! Hope to see you at the show!


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Class of 2014

Kurt is currently booking appointments for the Class of 2014 Senior Portraits. Now that sunset is increasingly earlier each day, after-school appointments are limited to one (1) per day with 4pm the latest he can schedule an outdoor session. His weekends are also extremely limited because of weddings and other previously contracted events. Yearbook deadlines will be here before you know it, so don't wait. Portraits must be ordered and all session fees must be paid in full before yearbook photos will be submitted to your school. To guarantee that you meet your yearbook deadline, please schedule your appointment at least three (3) weeks prior to your school's yearbook deadline. Call Kurt at (419) 885-7153, to book your child's Senior Photo session.

For your convenience, these are the deadlines for submitting yearbook photos for the schools that I have so far:

Bedford High School, Temperance, MI: December 1, 2013
Blissfield High School, Blissfield, MI: January 31, 2014
Fowlerville High School, Fowlerville, MI: January 10, 2014
Northview High School, Sylvania, OH: October 25, 2013
Novi High School, Novi, MI: November 15, 2013
Saline High School, Saline, MI: November 1, 2013
Sand Creek High School, Sand Creek, MI: December 2, 2013
Southview High School, Sylvania, OH: November 27, 2013
Summerfield High School, Petersburg, MI:
Whiteford Agricultural High School, Ottawa Lake, MI: November 1, 2013
Whitmer High School, Toledo, OH: November 27, 2014

For these High Schools, you MUST go to your designated photographer for your yearbook submission photo. Most of their yearbook only sessions are FREE. However, you do not need to purchase portraits from them, nor do you have to have a full portrait session.

Notre Dame Academy, Toledo, OH: October 31, 2013
St. John's Jesuit High School, Toledo, OH: January 17, 2014

On another note, yearbook photos may not be the same as the school composite photos. Some schools have a photographer to come to their school to do the senior composite photos during the school day. This is to make sure all the students have the same background. Some schools allow the senior yearbook photos to be used no matter where they were taken. Each school has different guidelines for the senior composite portrait so be sure to check with your school. There usually is a minimal charge for this for each student. The senior composite photo is the "Class" photos you see hanging in the halls with the tiny pictures of all of the students for each graduating year.


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Fall Outdoor Portraits

Have you noticed that the leaves are turning colors and already falling? Now is the time to schedule your outdoor portrait session to make sure you have those bright fall colors. According to the website for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, peak fall colors will be earlier this year than last. They are predicting that the colors will be best in early October! That is only a couple of weeks away. Now is the perfect time for fall engagement, children, families and high school senior photos! I do have a few openings for the first two weeks of October, so call me at (419) 885-7153 to guarantee your time to get outdoor fall photos while the colors are their brightest.


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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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Personalized Family Photo Cards

It's never too early to plan for the holidays! 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.

American Cancer Society of Toledo Cattle Baron's Ball

Toledo Cattle Baron's Ball

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes will be part of American Cancer Society of Northwest Ohio/Toledo's annual Cattle Baron's Ball at Centennial Terrace in Sylvania, OH. This event is from 6:30pm until 11pm and will be honoring the "Faces of Cancer."

Guests of the Cattle Baron?s Ball enjoy a unique, upscale event complete with live entertainment by the country band Haywire, tex-mex cuisine, dancing, auctions and other special attractions including: Nevada-style casino gaming, One-of-a-kind live and silent auctions and the opportunity to pay tribute to those who have battled cancer.

For more information about the event and for tickets, please contact Beth Stutler at (888) 227-6446 ext. 5212 or Tickets may also be purchased on line at

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Gliding Stars of Findlay

Gliding Stars of Findlay 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 Monday, September 16, 2013, the Findlay Chapter of Gliding Stars will premiere their inspiring documentary celebrating their "Gliding Stars" and how the program has changed their lives. The video premiere will begin at 6:30 at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary, 950 N. Main St., Findlay, OH. For more information, please call: (419) 423-4536 or email:


Promedica Flower Hospital's Bite for the Fight

Promedica Flower Hospital's "Bite for the Fight"
benefiting the Hickman Cancer Center

Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth will be at Promedica Flower Hospital's "Bite for the Fight" on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 9 am-12 noon. This unique fundraiser features a one-mile walk through the ProMedica Flower Hospital campus with grazing stations and vendors along the way.

Registration fee is $25 per person, or $20 per person if you have a group of 8 or more. Children 10 and under are free but still need to be registered. Proceeds support the Hickman Cancer Center and its programs on the campus of Flower Hospital. To support or learn more about the event, please contact 419-824-1875 or register online at

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Sal's Pals - Uncork a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis

We are honored for Kurt's Kustom Keepsakes green screen photo booth to be part of this wine tasting event hosted by Sal's Pals in their effort to help raise money to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. This event will be held on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 7pm at the Carranor Hunt and Polo Club, 502 E. Second St., Perrysburg, OH. The suggested donation to attend is $50. For more information, please visit their website, or by emailing: 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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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 Photography
5431 Schultz Drive
Sylvania, OH 43560
419 885 7153

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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