1in5 Photography is a Northwest Ohio based video and photography company that specializes people photos. Family Portraits, weddings, celebrations, you name it.
1in5 was started by Josh Baltzell as a way to do a little good and to create some opportunities to do some purely creative work that people love to look at.
We call ourselves 1in5 because 1/5 of our net profits go to charities that you help us pick.
We are always looking for fun new customers or interesting charity projects. Got an idea? Contact Us.
Love your grandma's back yard? Taking pictures in a place you love can make a big difference. We're in.
Are you a social butterfly? We can get your photos on Facebook tagged and linked fast. Are you a little more cautious?
Don't like the idea of your photos online? We can encrypt, lock down and password protect your photos so tight that only you can find them.
Like a lot of people, Josh discovered his passion for photography when his first son was born. Plus, kids just like him. It was either this or buy an ice cream truck.
We love Toledo. We are available anywhere in the Northwest ohio area for portraits and almost anywhere on Earth for bigger projects.
It's not your job to know everything about photos. So ask us! We like to see our work make it on Facebook walls and regular walls.
Outdoor photography is so awesome. Sure, the light is never perfect, and the kids get a super energy boost, but the photos look like our memories. Our goal is to make photography that is just like you remember.
We love the tech behind... pretty much everything. Have a question about your photography? Just ask us. We love to talk shop.
Business isn't all about profit. Don't get us wrong, we *love* your money, but we do a little good whenever the world does us good. That's why we write a check to charity every year for 20% of net profit. It's hard for us to chicken out, it's totally in our business' name.
Check out more photos in our online ordering portal by clicking HERE.
We do some fun projects (commercials and promotional video), some serious projects (weddings and receptions) and some weird stuff (Harry Potter music videos.)
We can help you collect some raw footage that you can keep forever or a quick 30 second heavily edited piece to show off your latest products. We love to talk about video, just shoot us an email.
We can take a shoebox of old photos and bring them to life. We scan them by hand, touch them up individually, work on the sorting with you and then make classy, understated video.
These videos can be put on DVD or memory cards and played for for happy occasions like birthday parties or solemn occasions like funerals.
Josh started the company and he tries to question all the big steps in life like this:
"Am I being the type of person that my kids deserve as a dad?"
Generally that just means that he forces them to eat their vegetables, but also finds something for dessert. Sometimes it leads to something more profound. In this case it meant that doing charity work should be a daily part of life, not an afterthought at Christmas time.
We do our charity work in a few ways. For one, we are always looking for little ways to show up and help local Northwest Ohio charities. If you need computer skills or phots and videos taken then you should contact us. We are always looking for fun projects. Second, every year after taxes we figure out what the profits looked like last year and we write a check for 20% to one or more charities. Got a favorite? If you are a customer we will listen. ;)
We're not Olan Mills. You don't show up, get in line and move through the photo factory. We work *with* you to figure out why you are getting portraits, what's important to you and what you want as an end goal.
We talked to a lot of families out there and came up with a few common things. They wanted to be able to do whatever they want with their photos and they want them on Facebook.
So we listened.
Browse through our services below and remember that after you pay your session fee you are free and clear. No photos held hostage, no big photo package plans, no high pressure sales tactics.
Just you and your photos.
When you work with us you get no matter how much you spend:
Weddings are all so unique. Chat with us and we can determine what is right for you. Here's what you get with the standard package:
On location photo shoot in the places that tell your story.
Pretend that you are doing them for your parents, but really it is to finally get a good profile picture for Facebook.
The good ones. Outside someplace you like.
Your memories set to music.
We put your photos (or ones we tool in the past) together in to a dynamic, animated slideshow.
We're easy to contact. You can just use the form in this section or you can email Josh using josh at 1in5photo dot com.
We can also be reached via phone or text message at 419.855.2220.
We are a low sales pressure company so just give us a call when you have a question. We can help with anything from printing to uploading.
We are also always on the look out for cool charity projects too. If you have an idea just let us know who to get in contact with.