Adventures with my couples are always my favorite part of photography. The process, not the end result, is where relationships are made, trust is built, and the stories are told. So when a couple is as awesome as Lance and Rachel, and are game to wander for an adventure around Dayton, I’m all about it!
Growing up, I knew Rachel in high school through basketball. After she graduated, we parted ways, but reconnected via social media and kept in touch! Rachel is a wandering soul like myself, so watching her adventures all over the globe has been a treat. And, when she met Lance, and I saw their relationship grow, I thought it was a special one. When she announced they were engaged, I was so excited for her, and secretly hoped she’d reach out and ask me to be their photographer…so when she did, I was thrilled!
Meeting Lance, I knew he would be a special guy to win Rachel’s heart. After spending even a brief moment with these two, you can tell their connection is real. The joy they share is infectious, and the friendship they have is genuine, which is so rare to see. These two REALLY like each other, along with loving one another! That’s always a blast to capture on camera, and I think they had a good time wandering around Dayton together for their session.
Starting at the Dayton Art Institute, we had a great time with the gorgeous architecture of one of Dayton’s most beautiful wedding venues. The stone walls and stairways provide a rustic, classic feel, and Lance + Rachel looked like seasoned pros in front of the camera! From there we walked over to the Dayton Masonic Temple for some photos on their gorgeous steps and out overlooking downtown Dayton, and then finished by heading over to Riverscape Metropark for a more green space feel.
In all our stops, these two were all smiles, enjoying every step of the way. They are simply wonderful people, and it was a blast getting to capture their love and excitement for one another. Lance + Rachel, thank you so much for choosing me as your photographer, and I can’t wait for your wedding in April! It’s going to be AMAZING, just like the two of you!