Hi, I'm Janet (most people call me Jan) and I am a full-time professional photographer/studio owner based in the NW Ohio/SE Michigan area. I began my photography journey in high school and have been enjoying every minute of this crazy wonderful career ever since. In the span of my career, I've photographed over 4,000 weddings, tens of thousands of seniors, families, babies, pets, sports teams, corporate work, head shots, and just about anything that needed photographed.
Together with "on the job training" and many hours studying with the Masters at the prestigious Winona School of Professional Photography and at dozens of seminars and classes through the Professional Photographers of America, I've become the photographer that I am today. I am continually learning and adjusting and staying on top of the latest trends in photography, while using the knowledge that comes from experience to create the kind of work that you have dreamed of. I'm a great mixture of timeless, non-cheesy, fun, beautiful photographic styles, mixing every facet of each wedding or portrait to create the most wonderful end result. I want you to fall in love with your images and be proud to share them with your loved ones and friends. I want to be the one you call when you need photos, whether it be wedding, baby, family, or senior portraits. I have been blessed with the most incredible clients and I never take that blessing for granted. We have photographed everyone from Steve Forbes to Bill Monroe, to royals from London, weddings and family portraits from Toledo to Oahu, Maui, Kauai, California, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Arizona ….and so many places in between! We've photographed some of the most prestigious weddings to the most intimate weddings and everything in between, all absolutely amazing! Traveling is fun, but I love Toledo, NW Ohio, and SE Michigan weddings, they are my mainstay. We are located 3 miles north of the state line in Lambertville, Michigan, and we service most of Michigan, Ohio, and Indiana on regular basis.
I am past president of the Professional Photographers of NW Ohio, served on the board of the Professional Photographers of Ohio, am a member of the Professional Photographers of Michigan. I taught photography for 33 years, and have won many, many awards for my portrait/wedding images in Ohio, Michigan, and West Virginia.
As a human, I'm a mixture of many things. I enjoy life and family and friends. I have a beautiful English garden, which is so convenient for family, senior, and children's portraits, and planting it fills my soul. I have tried many things in my life; teacher of photography, luthier, banjo picker in an internationally played Americana bluegrass band, and other fun things, all the while running one of the most successful photography studios in the Toledo area. I love flowers, old houses, my dog and kitty, old friends and new ones as well. I love oil painting, I swim 3 miles a week, and will try anything once. I have enjoyed every moment of my photography career and have survived the many ups and downs of life and business, with the lessons that each day brings.
I will give you my all and more to make sure that you have the best experience ever. I love working together with my clients, gathering ideas and plans and having a wonderful time making those plans a reality. I want you to walk away from our time together smiling and knowing we just made some gorgeous images together! =)
God has certainly blessed my life and I am so very thankful.