My Story

JAMIE SPEER
OWNER, HEAD PHOTOGRAPHER

 

If you've made your way to this page, I'd like to first take a minute to say THANK YOU for showing interest in my photography. Even though more than 10 years has passed since I started 1826 Photographic, I still find it mind-blowing and super-flattering that people like my work. It's not a lack of confidence in my work at all...more like a total disbelief that I got this lucky. Who gets to wake up every day and honestly say that they LOVE what they do and still make a living. I DO. And for that, I thank you.

 

I was born and raised in Sandusky, Ohio, received my BA in Studio Art & New Media from the University of Toledo and chose to come back to my hometown that I love so much. Life has changed dramatically since 2007 when I was fresh out of college and starting my business. Between then and now I've photographed hundreds of weddings, acquired my studio, married the love of my life and am the mommy to two of the sweetest boys in the world, Hugh and Hayes. Life. Is. Good.

 

I can't wait to meet you and hear about all the exciting things going on in your life and how we can help document them in a way you'll cherish forever!

 

THINGS I LOVE

fresh lavender
fizzy cocktails
fuzzy slippers
lazy sundays
buying myself flowers
Chances are, I own more coffee mugs and throw pillows than anyone else you’ll ever meet.

My Story

LINDSEY LEMONS
ASSOCIATE PHOTOGRAPHER

 

Hi! I'm Lindsey, and yes you read that right - my last name really is Lemons ;)

 

I met Jamie in 2016 when I was looking for an internship to complete a college requisite. I was in desperate need of a job with hours and experience and she was in desperate need of some help. She was pregnant with her first son and was on the verge of bed-rest when I stepped in. We met and instantly clicked! So I officially joined 1826 Photographic in 2017 after I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Visual Communications - Commercial Photography. Go Bobcats!

 

Since starting with Jamie, I've photographed over 50+ weddings and have been a (COVID) bride myself. I got married to the love of my life on 10.10.2020 at a small and intimate gathering, but we still plan on having the big celebration next year on our anniversary - so if you were a COVID couple yourselves, I completely understand all the stress and struggles of planning and hosting a wedding in the middle of a pandemic.

 

Not only have I shot over 50+ weddings with Jamie, but I also have photographed what feels like hundreds of engagement, family, and senior sessions. I started what is now our Senior Spokesmodel Program and I run all of our social media pages! This job is truly a dream come true and I can't wait to help make your photo dreams come true in whatever you may need 1826 Photographic for! :)

 

 

THINGS I LOVE

blouses with fun sleeves
makeup tutorials
cheese plates
musical theatre
my fur baby - Louis (follow him on instagram! @louislemwoz)
I fully embrace my last name. If I see anything with a lemon on it, I can’t NOT buy it!

 

our studio

 

Our 2500 square ft studio located in Sandusky, Ohio is fully equipped to handle all of your photographic needs.

 

Constructed in January of 2020, our brand new facility was custom designed specifically to be a photo studio. From our concrete floors to our 26ft. ceilings, to our large windows for natural light and our extra-wide entrance that is big enough to pull a car through - we spent over a year and a half designing this place for every possible photographic scenario. Even our exterior was built with photos in mind! We have plenty of outdoor shooting capabilities around the building, both green spaces as well as the building itself.

 

 

CONTACT US

OUR STUDIO

3408 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

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OUR STUDIO

3408 Hayes Avenue
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
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CONTACT US