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    Hi there you little internet savy person you.... :) Found our little blog in this corner of the internet I see!

    I bet you're wondering....

    What are we about at Blue Martini? We're about details, smiles :) , Red Bull, white dresses, ahhhhh-mazing shoes, jeans, family, giggles, "the bling", music, Coke Zero, black vnecks, CAPS LOCK & YOU! If you want to know more about us click on our faces...go know you want to!

    We're here for all your photography needs from birth onward! (We don't like to discriminate!)

    Here you'll find out about our current happenings! Feel free to browse through and/or follow the links to find out more!

    Thanks for stopping by!

    ...christin...dan...melissa... :)

Eric & Stacy say I DO! ~ Rossford, Ohio ~ Wedding Photography

When I heard where Stacy & Eric were holding their ceremony and reception I was beyond excited! (It’s a place I hold near and dear, since it’s where our reception was a little over 4 years ago!) The wedding was bold and romantic in black and pink! Everyone was emotional as these two said their “I do”s. It was truly an honor to get to witness (and capture) it all! Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day!







Ashley & Mason ~ Schedel Arboretum & Gardens ~ Toledo Wedding Photography

Ashley & Mason were married on Satuday, July 21, 2012 at the beautiful Schedel Arboretum & Gardens in Elmore, Ohio. The sun was shining ad the weather was absolutely perfect! Plus, we got to work with the amazing Brooke and her team of bees from Bee for the Day!

Flowers provided by Bartz Viviano, hair by Bloom Studio in Perrysburg, reception held at Hilton Garden Inn at Levis Commons.

Thank you for letting us share in your amazng day!!:DCongrats and best wishes for many many happy years together!



Brad + Megan ~ Engagement ~ Toledo Ohio Photography

OMIGOSH! I was soooo excited when Megan called and wanted to have a meeting about booking Blue Martini for her’s and Brad’s wedding!!! (Why, Melissa? What makes them so special?) SO glad you asked! Well, Megan and I share the same Alma Mater! WHS Wildcats Representin’! (Yup, I’m *that* lame!) And how cute is it that her and Brad met there? (Not to mention when I lived in Elmore, her mom, Kathy, did my hair for YEARS!) So yeah, I feel like these are my “peeps”! And when they wanted to book, totally over the moon excited! It goes without saying that I CAN NOT *wait* for their wedding next year!

Here are some photos from their engagement session Christin and I shot this past weekend!

Believe it or not, he’s a basketball coach…:DAren’t they adorable?!?

What Christin keyed “the newspaper pose.” Isn’t her ring STUNNING?!?

Gotta love grassy fields…I absolutely *adore* this one!

I think this one is the most *them*. But hey, what do I know…:)

Like I said, can. not. wait! For their wedding next year!!! HUGE congrats guys!!

<3 Melissa


What have we been up to? Ireland, Weddings, Engagements, Trash the Dress…

We’ve been insanely busy around here lately! Christin went to Ireland, we’ve had weddings (multiple weddings) pretty much every weekend plus engagement sessions and all kinds of stuff! Gotta say that even with as busy as we’ve been we’re having the time of our lives! And we couldn’t do any of it without all of you! Our amazing clients and friends! So, know we’re appreciative! THANK YOU!:D

So here is a super fun session with Jade and Brandon!

Here they are on their wedding day!

(if you want to see their whole wedding go to our smugmug site: here. )

Well, they made the trip from New York just to visit us! Oh and for a “trash the dress”  session! It was so great to see them again! Here are a few fun shots from that!

Then they had this idea to have an ice cream fight… LOVE IT!:D

Thank you Jade and Brandon for hanging out with us again! We had a blast!




Andy & Elizabeth ~ High School Sweethearts! ~ Toledo, Ohio

Hi BMP fans! Welcome to our new blog! It’s not *quite* to where we want it yet…

BUT we didn’t want to let that stop us from bringing you amazing photos from this year!

So, to help us launch, here are Andy & Elizabeth! Two high school sweethearts that are tying the knot in April of next year! When asked where they wanted to have their engagement photos taken, it was a no-brainer. The place where they became a couple of course!! (Central Catholic High School, Toledo, Ohio) As soon as the date was set for the session, I immediately started getting ideas…:DThankfully, they were game for pretty much anything!!

Boy meets girl. Boy likes girl. Girl likes boy.:D


That’s right folks, she LOVES him:DThank goodness for that!

Thanks guys for going along with my scheme! It was TONS of fun!

They are seriously so silly together and I absolutely *adore* it!

There was a small moment I was afraid he was going to run INTO the camera… giggles immediately ensued… <3 both of you!

A HUGE Congrats to the two of you! I can’t wait for your wedding next year!:D~Melissa

August 7, 2012 - 4:41 pm

Andy Lechlak - Thank you so much Melissa for putting them online! We had so much fun yesterday. These pictures turned out great. I love these photos and can’t wait to see the rest!

August 7, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Elizabeth Sankowski - I cannot thank you enough for these memories! These pictures are exactly what I had always imagined and you brought them to life for us. We had such a blast with you (laughing a LOT) and we cannot wait to work with you again on the big day! See you April 20th! :D

August 8, 2012 - 1:12 am

Margie Sankowski - These photos really captured the two of them! They look like they’re relaxed and having a blast.I can hardly wait to see the rest of them. They were both saying how awesome the photo session was.

August 8, 2012 - 2:03 am

Brooke Lauber-Cobb - You captured their fun-loving, genuine and “in-love” personalities. I cannot say enough things about them. Love these two!!!