• Welcome!

    My name is Jennifer Mott and I am a photographer in the Toledo, Ohio area.  I love to capture memories from sweet new babies to the wedding day you dreamed of as a little girl!  Life moves so fast, it's amazing to watch how much my own three children change all the time.

    Thanks for visiting, and I hope you enjoy my recent sessions! 

Toledo Trash the Dress

Last week, R, my boudoir client from a few posts below contacted me to see if I was interested in shooting some trash the dress shots…heck yeah!  She had gotten married in Vegas and the dress was already dirty from walking around there so she thought it would be fun to do some more damage.  I suggested some spots I’ve been dying to use, but they were not places I felt safe taking kids…which is a good thing because at the first spot we saw a lot of bones!  One full ribcage that must have belonged to a sheep or dog or something, and at one point I accidentally kicked a vertebrae then stepped on a rib bone that were both so big they must have been from a horse or cow.  I was a bit freaked out!  But it was worth it, we came up with some amazing images!  And we lucked out with the weather!  I happened to have last Wednesday night open and it was going to be so warm and sunny…it worked out perfectly!

R is so gorgeous and OMG her dress was to die for! I just love the warm glow in this first one:









We had a blast, it was so much fun exploring with you R!  And thanks to D for coming along, it was so nice to meet you!  And no, I still would not stay overnight by myself here unless you were well into the 6 figures:)

On another note…today is my oldest son’s 10th birthday!  I cannot believe that he has grown up so fast or that I have been a mom for so long!  Double digits!  And it’s crazy to think back 10 years ago I was in the hospital in Tualatin, Oregon on a warm sunny day with no idea I’d be moving back to Ohio soon and no idea how amazing motherhood would be.  I miss my tiny baby, but it’s been fun watching him lately, really getting into creating things with his lego mindstorms or starting to get into the Harry Potter books and getting through them faster that I probably did!   So tonight we’ll be celebrating and later after he goes to bed I will tackle my inbox, thanks for being patient!

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Julie - March 24, 2010 - 4:18 pm

STUNNING!!! these are absolutely gorgeous!!

Amy C - March 24, 2010 - 4:35 pm

Love these!! Great job!

Rachel - March 24, 2010 - 5:13 pm

I may be biased — but wow! I cannot thank for this experience! (and I think you should post the picture of the rib cage…!)

Michelle Arvizu - March 24, 2010 - 9:56 pm

absolutely beautiful!!! love the location!!

Rachel - March 24, 2010 - 10:07 pm

My apologies for my inability to type a coherent sentence–I meant to say I cannot thank you enough for this experience :)

Beverly - March 24, 2010 - 10:58 pm

These are just amazing!!!! I wish I was getting married again just so I could have pictures taken by you!!!! You are amazing!

Beverly - March 24, 2010 - 11:00 pm

These are just amazing!!!! I wish I was getting married again just so I could have pictures taken by you!!!! These are great!!!

emily blodgett - April 17, 2010 - 1:23 pm

Who made this dress? Where did she find it?

JP - May 12, 2010 - 3:21 pm


Perlita - December 16, 2012 - 11:08 am

Tara… you looked so beuitaful! And Raphael is a very handsome groom! Beautiful photos… It looks like you will have some amazing images to remember your special day! Congratulations again! Myself and Other Half will have been married five years next May and it still feels like yesterday! I would love to do it all again!

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