One of the most beautiful things in life is the human connection. Sometimes we connect with others on purpose, other times by chance. But regardless of the connection, it’s a joy to be able to connect with others, and capture those connections between two people in love! One of my favorite things is meeting fantastic people by happy accident. I met Greyson in Starbucks, where he works as a barista, and we hit it off through my frequent visits (I really do have a problem, ha). We became friends, and when 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…and when it all worked out, it was a total blast! These two are so much fun, and it was a blast getting to wander new 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, but we absolutely got our cardio in for the night as we sprinted from the location, swatting away and trying to avoid the angry bees. Not to be deterred, though, we found a new spot of grass in a new location, and 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, but they certainly looked perfectly at peace as we laughed and hung out in near the Bergamo Center in Beavercreek, enjoying the summer sun and catching their connection with one another.

And, once we finished up there, we headed to The Greene, a local outdoor mall area, for some more fun! It’s a location I’ve always wanted to play with, because of all the potential, but haven’t had much chance to. So when I suggested the area to Alex + Greyson, they were totally game, and off we went! 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, and 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, and 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!)

 Greyson and Alex were an amazing couple to work with as they were game to go anywhere for their couples photoshoot in Dayton, Ohio

 You don’t need fancy locations or over the top backdrops to create amazing couple photographs. At Studio 22 we prefer to keep things simple and let your personalities create the photos.

 Alex and Greyson were all smiles (after escaping the bees) for their couple’s shoot at Bergamo Center in Beavercreek, Ohio.

 When you think Ohio, I bet you didn’t think enchanted gardens? Well leave it to Studio 22 Photography to find special locations for you and your significant other for your couple’s photography. This spot at Bergamo Center in Beavercreek, Ohio was perfect for Alex and Greyson’s portraits.

 Studio 22 Photography is always looking for hidden gems. When Megan was out at The Greene shopping she noticed some epic spots to add a bit of fun and personality to a shoot. When she mentioned it to Alex and Greyson they were completely down. Adding colour blocks to an image is super appealing for a viewer’s eye (especially if they happen to also match colours in the couple’s outfits - just make sure not to camouflage them).

 To get the best couple’s photographs it is important that you don’t take yourselves too seriously. Make sure to relax, have fun, and be yourselves! Studio 22 Photography wants to capture you two, not people pretending to be you. Alex and Greyson were all smiles and laughter at thier Dayton photoshoot.

 It is always fun for Megan to get to play around with cool photography techniques to give you a couple photos that will leave people guessing. This image, shot in Dayton at a couples photography session, uses bokeh for a fun way to frame the silhouettes of Alex and Greyson who are backlit using a Magmod gel.




Way to diversify your portfolio!

My daughter was taught winterguard and marching guard by Greyson and others at Bellbrook High School. He has the sweetest soul, and he was always a pleasure to watch perform! These photos show his personality and love perfectly!!! ❤❤

He is truly such a wonderful soul! It’s been so fun to get to know him and capture him + Alex together! I am sure he was phenomenal in winter guard and marching guard!

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