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About Us

INVU Portraits, owned and operated by John & Gail Fenstemacher, offers on location portraits of families and high school seniors. Commercial photography of people, places and products is also available. Begun in 1999 as a franchise specializing in hand-colored sepia tone portraits of children, the business operated out of historic Fort Industry Square in downtown Toledo from 2004 until the building closed for remodeling in November 2016. 

John is one of just a few photographers in Metro Toledo designated as a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP) by the Professional Photographers of America and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Professional Photographers of Ohio. He is a past president of the Professional Photographers of Ohio and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers Society of Ohio. 

Gail is uncommonly good with children, working to elicit their expressions and emotions, and is a comfort to senior girls as she can attend to their hair and clothing, help refine their poses and help put them at ease.

Photography sessions, along with view & choose sessions, are by appointment only, assuring that you will never be waiting in line or rushed by someone waiting for you to finish.

Photographs and other photo related products are printed at a professional lab offering a variety of papers, canvas and even metals along with a variety of finishes to enhance and protect your photos, and a variety of materials on which to mount them.

You are encouraged to participate in a complimentary design consultation before any portrait session to help ensure that the style and mood of the images you receive are consistent with what you wanted. Clothing, backgrounds and framing can be all be coordinated ahead of time so that you will be proud to display these images in your home.