Dayton Family Photographer | Michael & Amanda's Anniversary Session | Eastwood MetroPark

I photographed Amanda & Michael's wedding last year, which is absolutely mind blowing to me! It doesn't seem like it has been that long since their love filled wedding day. One of my favorite moments from their day, and I will never forget this, was when their best man gave his speech. And I'm totally not doing it justice, but at one part, he mentioned that Michael had told him the day before, the meaning of the name Amanda. Michael said that the meaning of Amanda was "worthy of love," and how incredibly true it was, that Amanda was so worthy of his love and so much more. You guys, this had us all crying like babies. The love Amanda and Michael share is one in a million, a beautiful everlasting bond and I'm so grateful I've been given the honor of capturing it! 

Dayton Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Justin & Renee | Cox Arboretum & Kennard Nature Nook

Justin & Renee met in Taiwan, through a Wright State University engineering study abroad program. Renee said "Although we hit it off pretty well, the timing wasn't just right for where we were in our lives. Fast forward to 3 years later, I texted Justin on a whim and we picked up right where we left off and began our life long adventure. It didn't take long for us to realize that we would spend the rest of our lives together. He proposed while we took a walk at Sugarcreek Metro Park in the grove of osage orange trees that formed a tunnel." SO sweet! 
Justin loves fencing and computers and Renee likes to take aerial art classes, PLUS she bakes killer cakes and macarons! Renee made the cutest golden snitch and "Happee Birthdae Harry" for Opal & Fern's Harry Potter trivia night and it was a hit, thank you again Renee! 

I look forward to their wedding this September at the Carillon Historical Park Transportation Center. They will be incorporating elements of Japanese and Chinese cultures and it's going to be gorgeous! 

Engagement Locations: 
Cox Arboretum 
Kennard Nature Nook