I’ll admit, when it comes to my client’s sessions, I’m not normally a “props” kind of gal–I prefer to focus on couples’ interactions with each other than extra objects. Usually, though, we have things in the natural environment to work with (apple trees in an orchard, a porch where they met, the cafe where they like to get breakfast, etc.). When it is freezing, snowy January in Dayton, though, we have to improvise, and we’re so lucky to have a couple great rental studio spaces here in the downtown area, including Lost and Found. Jennifer is an absolute dream to work with, and she offers so much more than her space–for our session she held lights and reflectors, adjusted Candace’s ring, carried coats and more. On top of all that, she has a prop rental service, and had several things already in the studio. Despite my typical aversion, once I saw Candace’s gorgeous soft-pink dress next to Jennifer’s vintage green bike (and with the gorgeous Oberer’s bouquet, left over from a bridal show, that I happened to have along), I couldn’t resist playing a bit. The vintage quilt top was made by my great-grandmother, and I made the giant frilly balloon, but everything else is from Jennifer’s expansive stock of vintage goodies. I’m so grateful to Candace & Adam for be willing to experiment, to brave the freezing temperatures to pop outside for a bit, and for their trust in me to capture their engagement and wedding–simply can’t wait until their Beavercreek Golf Club wedding this July.