With several late summer or fall weddings and with high school senior photos being taken now, it's a busy season for professional photographers.
One challenge for me and my fiancee -- we're getting married next weekend -- was finding someone who could take pictures for us in Michigan, near the church and reception hall. Because of that, I thought it would be fun to scout places in Perrysburg that make for great photo backgrounds for these occasions.
Whether it is school photos, a wedding party, engagement photos, or just a new family portrait, W. W. Knight Nature Preserve and downtown Perrysburg seem to hot spots for a picturesque location.
I contacted a few photographers who all said those were the two places they use.
W.W. Knight Nature Preserve, at 29530 White Rd., gives photographers a natural and pretty background.
"There are ponds, bridges and tall grass fields if you are looking for that feel," said Carli Felix, photographer for Shutterlove Studio in Perrysburg.
Downtown Perrysburg also is popular, she said, particularly using brick wall backgrounds or small alleys as well as using the Maumee River and docks.
Carol Alspaugh, of Cap-ture Photography in Perrysburg, said the river works for pictures but you can't do in on too sunny of a day. Such picture taking is best near the river are best when there is an overcast.
She said another great place for photos, besides the nature preserve and downtown, are the "gorgeous churches" in the area. I can picture several local churches with tall steeples and beautiful architecture to use. St. Rose Catholic Church, First Presbyterian Church, Grace United Methodist Church, and Zoar Lutheran Church are just a few of the beautiful churches in town.
I'm sure those local hot spots will be busy the next few months, with wedding photos or senior photos. Ms. Felix said from now through fall, photographers are extremely busy with the senior photos because so many people love the fall colors in the background.
Personally, I'm neither a photographer nor even enjoy having my photo taken, but photos in downtown Perrysburg sound very promising. A neat old brick wall in the background or next to a light post seem very classical and cool.
Are there any other great locations for photos in Perrysburg I may have missed?