Thursday, December 23, 2010

Lauren & Ryan's Winter Wedding!

Lauren & Ryan are a super sweet couple that planned a classic Winter/Christmas wedding. Lauren used lots of vibrant reds, white, silver and snowflakes to make their winter wonderland. The church was decorated beautifully in preparation for Christmas with lots of trees, lights and Poinsettias everywhere.

The wedding party and family were troopers braving the cold for some outdoor shots with the snowy backdrop around the church. It isn't always a given that we have snow this time of year, so we were happy that the weather cooperated just enough for us to go outside and enjoy it.

Lauren and Ryan booked The Crystal Room for the reception, which had just recently opened. The coffee and coco station with homemade biscotti was a big hit with everyone trying to stay warm on a winters evening. It was a beautiful wedding with lots of family and friends brought together to celebrate such a wonderful occasion!

The newlyweds are in St. Lucia trying to warm up, but feel free to leave them messages below in the 'Comments' section or look for more pictures of Lauren and Ryan on the studio's Facebook page. Happy Holidays and Congrats!

On a side note: Thank you to Cara at the Crystal Room for all her lovely assistance and to Blue Canister Studios. It was nice working with you both again.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Holiday Hours

We hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season full of love and laughter. As you celebrate with loved ones, we will be taking some time out to do the same.

The studio will be Open a half day on, Thursday, December from 9am to 1pm.
The studio will then be closed Friday, December 24th through Monday, December 27th.
The week between Christmas and New Year's we will be working by appointment only.
Please call the studio at 937-748-8445 or send an email to if you need to schedule or have inquiries.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Laura & Jonathan's E-Session

We photographed Laura and Jonathan's engagement session over Thanksgiving weekend and it was definitely chilly outside. However, they persevered and cuddled through the cold for some beautiful engagement pics. Their puppy made it into a few photos too. I love the last image of you think that look is a commentary on the Bengal's season this year? Congratulations!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Emily & Jared's Engagement Photos

Emily & Jared are a super sweet couple and we had a great time photographing them (and their doggies) at Cox Arboretum this fall. Their wedding is this spring on Marco Island, Florida and we are very lucky that they are having us photograph their destination wedding. I know there will be lots of fun beach shots to post next April so keep an eye out for them. Congrats!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Lauren & Matt's E-Session

Lauren and Matt are such a cute couple. We had a lot of fun photographing them at the Dayton Art Institute and the Masonic Temple...certainly popular spots for photos. After the 'formal' engagement pics were over, they slipped on their Ohio State jerseys for a photo opp. True Buckeye fans for sure!

We're looking forward to their wedding next year at the scenic Country Club of the North. Congratulations....and go Bucks!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kellie and Brandon at Cox Arboretum

Certainly a popular spot in the fall, we headed to Cox Arboretum for Kellie and Brandon's engagement session. I have to give them credit because we went all over the park, including finding a bridge that I never even knew was there. All the exercise paid off because we did get some great autumn photos.

We're looking forward to photographing their wedding at another great Dayton location, the Dayton Art Institute. Certainly more great photos to follow! Congrats!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beverly & Dale's E-Session

Beverly and Dale are a fun couple and we had a great time photographing them around downtown Dayton. The bright colors of the urban backdrops made for a beautiful sign-in-album and save-the-date cards. We are looking forward to sharing their wedding day with them next year. Congratulations!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Judith & Anthony at Lincoln Park

To say that Judith and Anthony are a cute couple is an understatement. We had a lot of fun photographing them at Lincoln Park this fall. They chose Lincoln Park and the Fraze because they love attending shows and concerts together. Their wedding is quickly approaching on New Year's Day in Cincinnati. What a great way to start the year!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Michele & Craig's E-Session!

Michele and Craig wanted to capture the fall colors so off to Cox Arboretum we went! We had a great time photographing all over the park and even their cute puppy got in a few shots. We then used some of their favorite images for their save-the-date cards. Their 2011 wedding is at one of our favorite spots, Country Club of the North. Congrats!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Andrea & Adam at Dayton Art Institute

We photographed Andrea and Adam's engagement session at the Dayton Art Institute and neighboring Masonic Temple. Both locations have beautiful classic architecture, which makes for a great spot for photographing. We had a great time and look forward to their wedding next year at Holy Angels and the Dayton Marriott. Congratulations!