Flashbulb-popping pair Kris and Dennis Hagenwald hauls more than 50 years of experience to every shoot. Well-rounded in their craft, the Hagenwalds pluck passing moments from all sorts of special events, including weddings. They also capture portraits of high school seniors, babies, and entire families.
For more than 30 years, the team of dedicated shutterbugs at Wurzell Photo Studios has captured indelible images of generations of Toledoans. Whether they're shooting professional portraits in the studio or traveling throughout the region to capture weddings, special events, and sports games, team members combine an eye for artistry with years of industry experience. The photo experts also shares their know-how with aspiring shutterbugs in group and private photography classes, where they teach students shooting and editing techniques, such as how to remove red eye or crop out the ghosts that reside within most cameras.
The quadruplet of photographers behind the lens at Considering Lilies Photography includes the well-traveled Kim Koluch, her daughter-in-law, Jamie, and her son-in-law, Aaron. The strong family bonds that bind these shutterbugs are evident in their choice of photographic subjects: couples in love. The quadruplet travels to weddings—some held across the world—to capture everything from the groom awaiting the ceremony to the first dance to the bride throwing her cake. The photographers' clientele include families and children whose life moment's they have been capturing since their parent's engagement. As the senior photographer, Kim uses her romantic, creative, and unobtrusive style to ensure she captures every memorable detail and emotion that tell the personal story of each couple's big day.
Kreativ Imaging proudly brandishes a 2010 Best Of badge from The Knot—the comprehensive wedding-preparation network as well as membership to both the Professional Photographer's Association and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Its team of lens specialists demonstrates professionalism and technical expertise during each photo shoot and work to infuse shoots with artistic vision by taking advantage of creative angles. Afterward, patrons receive instant access to review and order photos from an online display database. In addition to wedding, business, and graduation photo packages, Kreativ Imaging provides videography and graphic-design services, as well as photo retouching, which can enhance snapshot clarity and minimize the presence of scene-stealing apparitions.
Operated by an ARDMS ultrasound technologist, My Little Me helps expectant parents to bond with babies in the womb with 3-D/4-D ultrasounds. The center's GE Voluson 730 Pro system uses the same audio waves produced by 2-D ultrasound machines, then builds the information collected into a three-dimensional image of the babies-to-be kicking, playing, and sucking thumbs in utero. After clients obtain a medical diagnostic ultrasound from their health-care provider, My Little Me helps with gender determination, highlighting the baby's facial features. Images are emblazoned onto USB drives and DVDs, and audio from the child’s heartbeat can be forever stored on one of My Little Me’s plush heart beat animals.
The professional photographers at Target Portrait Studios capture paramount moments in premier lighting with high-tech digital cameras and a choice of vivid background images. After clients discuss pose preferences with their portraitist, subjects take the stage for approximately 10 minutes of flashing bulbs, bright smiles, and focused lenses. Clients are welcome to bring props and shadow puppets from home, and after choosing a background, they can further customize each image with one of the studio's props, if desired.