One of the most beautiful things in life is the human connection. Sometimes we connect with others on purpose, other times by chance. One of my favorite things is meeting fantastic people by happy accident. I met Greyson in Starbucks, where he works as a barista. Immediately we hit it off through my frequent visits (I have a problem, ha). We became friends, and later we crossed paths at a wedding and I met his boyfriend, Alex. I told them they really had to come hang out with me for a shoot one evening. When it worked out to hang at The Greene, it was a total blast! These two are so much fun. It was wonderful getting to wander places and try new things with two incredible people.
We started off our session with a bang — or more accurately, a buzz! When walking through tall grass at one of my “usual” spots, we happened to disturb a nest of ground bees. Definitely not the start we’d been planning on! We got our cardio in for the night as we sprinted from the location, swatting away and avoiding angry bees. Not to be deterred, though, we found a new spot of grass in a new location in Dayton. We bravely tried once more, venturing into the grass a little more cautiously to say the least! But, the result was gorgeous. These two aren’t capable of taking a bad picture. They looked perfectly at peace as we laughed and hung out in near the Bergamo Center in Beavercreek. It was clear they were enjoying the summer sun, and I loved catching their connection to one another.
Once we finished up there, we headed to The Greene, a local outdoor mall area, for more fun! The Greene is a location I’ve always wanted to play with because of all the potential, but haven’t had a chance. So, when I suggested the area to Alex + Greyson, they were totally game! Stopping for a coffee at Starbucks (of course!), we took a break for a while as we waited for the sun to set for some nighttime portraits. Throughout the evening, it was a joy to chat with the two of them, learn more about them and what makes them tick, and capture their love. It was definitely a wonderful way to spend a Sunday evening. I can’t wait for another opportunity to go out and wander Dayton with them again!
Greyson + Alex, thanks so much for being game to wander and play, and thanks for sharing your connection with me! I’m so thankful our paths crossed, and I look forward to adventuring with the two of you again in the future! (And thanks for the beer! You know the way to my heart, ha!)