Creating Wedding memories in the NW Ohio  & SE Michigan areas surrounding Toledo Ohio for over thirty years!


specializing in WEDDING - PORTRAIT - EVENT photography

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JIM@PHOTOSBYJAG.COM     419-346-4932

Style and Philosophy


These are probably the most important things to look for when selecting a Wedding Photographer. You want to select someone who will capture the memories of your day in the style that you plan your day.

Weddings range from very elegant formal affairs to very casual informal gatherings. Photographers range from having a very formal portrait style to having a very candid photojournalistic style. If you envision your Wedding Day as an opportunity to capture very stylized images of yourself and friends, even an expert photojournalist might not capture the formals you want.  Conversely if you see Your Day as a very informal gathering of friends, a very formal style might not capture, and could interrupt, the moods of the day.


the right BALANCE of FORMAL poses plus CASUAL candids = a HAPPY BRIDE & GROOM


My philosophy is to offer a blend of the styles. I try to make sure that each Wedding Portfolio includes the formal portraits my clients will want. Then I fall back into a very informal style that allows them to enjoy themselves, while I candidly capture the moods of their wedding day. The amount of emphasis on each depends on the personalities and desires of the bride and groom.

I prefer to work with the settings that the bride and groom have selected for their Wedding. In most cases I try to utilize the places you choose as a framework for the images I shoot. This usually allows me to work quicker and still deliver quality images. When the setting requires, I do bring in some studio equipment to enhance the formal poses. The most important point being that I try to work flexibly to capture the personality of Your Individual Wedding.

At the end of the day most professional photographers will give you quality images. I strive to give you quality images that show off the settings you choose as well as capture the moods of you, your family and your friends. The goal is to give you the images you envision, while allowing you to enjoy Your Special Day.



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