Fall weddings are always a favorite for both couples and professional wedding photographers alike, thanks to the beautiful fall foliage and perfect temperatures for outdoor weddings, and the Orrmont Estate boasts some of the most beautiful scenery for a Dayton wedding venue. True to form, the Orrmont Estate provided a beautiful backdrop for a gorgeous September wedding day, and it was an honor to get to be their wedding photographer!
Being a professional wedding photographer, I get to photograph weddings in an array of locations and settings, and the Orrmont Estate is one of Dayton’s most beautiful wedding venues. With multiple location options for wedding ceremonies, this couple chose the Orrmont Farm side, which boasted a beautiful wooded backdrop for the wedding ceremony, and they used the unique Octagon Barn for their wedding reception. Both were absolutely stunning, and perfect for their wedding day!
As I arrived at the Orrmont on their wedding day, I was greeted with a bear hug from Josh. He was full of excitement, and it was so fun to photograph his joy. As I photographed Amanda, I saw the same excitement, and her bridesmaids were a blast to get to know and interact with throughout the wedding day. Speaking as a professional wedding photographer, one of the best things a bride can have on her wedding day are phenomenal bridesmaids, and she had that aced! Every one of them were so much fun and ready to be there for her at any moment, and these ladies can throw a party, too! Throughout the day, these ladies kept me laughing, and not to be forgotten, the groomsmen held their own as well. This group was truly a joy to photograph.
Weddings are a time for friends and family to come together, and for these two, the love and support they had from theirs was incredible to witness. Tears of joy were evident throughout the day, and one of my favorite parts was the mother/son dance, where both chose to wear sunglasses to hide the inevitable tears — but were still overcome with emotion. As a wedding photographer, I love to see moments of true joy, and while their wedding was full of incredible moments, two that struck a cord with me were this dance and the cheer from the newlyweds as they were announced husband and wife.
And while the wedding ceremony was beautifully intimate and perfect for them, the wedding reception was equally amazing, filled with incredible music from DJ Dontay Williams, delicious food catered by Jay Jones, and a dance floor filled with their closest friends. The laughter, joy, and true camaraderie felt by all in attendance was beautiful, and it was truly an amazing day from start to finish.
Josh + Amanda, thank you so much for choosing me as your Dayton wedding photographer! It was an honor to get to photograph your wedding, and I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!