Photographed at Lost & Found Studio, Dayton, Ohio
It is always a treat to work with other local business owners to create images to represent their brands (especially when we get to taste the subjects after a shoot). I first got to know Bobby when he also participated in UpDayton’s OpenDayton business competition with his business, Fronana, an exceptionally-yummy ice cream made entirely from fruit (as his tagline says, no dairy or sugar at all!). We met up at Lost & Found to capture each of the individual flavors (including pumpkin pie, dreamsicle and–my favorite!–peanut butter sandwich, a swirl of peanut butter and raspberry) as well as some portraits for his new website and an upcoming Kickstarter campaign–be on the lookout for those very soon. And be sure to follow Fronana on Facebook to visit Bobby at festivals and events around Dayton this summer, to try some for yourself!
Anna & Jared’s wedding day was so lovely. I say it often, but it’s true–I’m not sure how I’ve come to be so lucky to work with such exceptionally sweet couples. You could see the love Jared has for his bride in every look that he gave her, and there was such joy surrounding them from their family and friends. Not even a little chilly rain could stop Anna’s smiles–and, really, allowed us the perfect opportunity to slip on that *amazing* cape for a few photos.
Ah, Kristin & Dan. As they were planning their Dayton wedding from their home in California, we’d only meet in person briefly before their wedding weekend–at Morgan & Brian’s wedding earlier in the summer–and snuck in a quick engagement session when they got in town. But, a wedding at Holy Angels, with photos around UD? A beautiful, farm reception venue? And a sweet-as-pie couple with a fantastic group of (mostly Flyer) friends surrounding them? Such a perfect day. And the cherry on top? Three of my fantastic, Flyer couples all in one place. Thanks to the random guest who let me throw my camera around your neck and took this shot, probably my favorite photo of the 2014 wedding season:
Heres to a fantastic 2015 season, just around the corner! :)
Ceremony Venue: Holy Angels Catholic Church; Reception Venue: Aullwood Audubon Farm; DJ: Party Pleasers; Florals: Flowerman; Cake: June Bug Cupcakes; Hair: Brooke Shoemaker; Catering: Creatif Catering; Officiant: Fr. Gilbert Mashurano
I have so many lovely sessions and weddings to catch up blogging, after the end-of-season busyness! Like Sharon & Ronnie’s, which makes me miss sunshine and green and it being warm enough to play outside (and it is always such a treat when couples bring their dogs along for their engagement session). These two are just so cute together–I don’t think five minutes went by without Ronnie making Sharon laugh! It will be such an honor to be photograph their wedding next August.