After shooting in Toledo for so many years, sometimes I come up a little dry with new locations. So when the Martins scheduled their session and suggested the Toledo Zoo, I was pretty excited to do their shoot there! I have been to the zoo a handful of times but couldn’t quite recall what to expect as a backdrop for photos, but I was pleasantly surprised. So much color and texture and animals of course! Blake and Irene are previous clients of mine/friends/team behind the incredible Sparkvites. (They just designed my new badass letterpress biz cards, in fact. Check out their work, it’s so unique annnnd amazing.) This shoot was to celebrate their little man Charlie turning 1! We had a nice and chill afternoon at the Zoo for their session.