Meet Emily, Your Toledo Family Photographer

What's it like to work with me?

Its my goal for you to enjoy every part of your experience with me as your photographer. That's why I take such a hands on approach while planning, photographing and delivering your session. I'm there for you through every step! When I opened my Downtown Toledo Luxury Studio, having a space to focus on your needs was my main priority. I know the stress that families go through trying to plan for photo sessions, that's why I take that off your shoulders. Wardrobe styling, hair & makeup, a client closet, in person viewing appointments to help you make the decision of what to do with your beautiful images... all things I love to provide for my clients.

Behind the Scenes:

Brad and I have been married since 2011, together since 2007. Yep, we were pretty much babies when we started dating. If you haven't already, you'll see him pop up in my stories completing crazy DIY projects that I think of on a whim. He also likes to take VERY flattering photos of me when I fall asleep on the couch. Now that's love!

Our kiddos are 10, 7, & 4 (still trying to wrap my head around having a 10 year old) and they keep us on our toes that's for sure! Our life is crazy, messy & beautiful and I would have it any other way.


  • My car is probably messier than yours.
  • I know its clich√©, but yes, I really do live on coffee.
  • We play volleyball with the Toledo Sport & Social Club.
  • Playdoh is life at our house.
  • Favorite Family Activities: anything outside, hide & seek, game night, cooking & baking together.
Emily Manders and Family at studio

Client Love

Toledo Newborn Photographer

Haley -

The client experience was excellent! So helpful and Emily answers any questions you may have! My hair and makeup was beautiful! I felt amazing after!

Toledo Family Photographer

Elizabeth -

Amazing! The help with outfits helped relieve stress. I felt amazing in the make up. You captured my family perfectly. Viewing them was so fun. You made a family photo fan out of my husband! From beginning to end the entire experience was perfect. She is a true professional and very seasoned at what she does.

Toledo Newborn Photographer

Lindsey -

The entire process was seamless. Emily helped answer all my questions and really knew what would be best for our newborn photo session!

Glass City Metropark Photo Session

Emilie -

The entire experience exceeded my expectations! Emily was easy going and professional and her expertise was evident. We had a great time during the session and were so happy with our photos! The viewing session was really a highlight to our entire experience.

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