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Destin Wedding Photographer Is A Goal

In July 2018, I took my trip to Destin, Florida, just west of Panama City and just east of Pensacola.  The majority of this vacation was designed to relax, enjoy family time, and do lots of swimming in the pool and the Gulf of Mexico.  A small part of the trip was to scout the Emerald Coast of Florida for wedding and reception locations.

One of my wedding photography goals is to photograph destination weddings and specifically beach weddings.  Upon visiting Miramar Beach and Destin, Florida, I am more energized than ever to accomplish this goal.  

The images below are of a wedding set up on the beach where Crystal Beach Drive and scenic highway 98 intersect.  I did not photograph the wedding and had no part in it, but I loved the way the ceremony location was set up facing the ocean with chairs and a wood pergola.

If you are looking for a destination wedding photographer in Destin, Florida or along the Emerald Coast of Florida, contact me today.  Because I have only photographed two destination weddings (Palm Springs, California and Washington D.C.), I will work with you and your budget to make this happen.  I would love to be your Destin wedding photographer!

Lake Lyndsay Wedding Photo Slideshow Video

Cincinnati Ohio Wedding Pics Video

Wedding photography at Lake Lyndsay in Hamilton Ohio is beautiful and makes a Cincinnati photographer's job easy.  Lake Lyndsay provides a gorgeous property with three wedding venues, giant lake and beautiful backdrops of trees and more.  Situated out in the country but within minutes of local business, Lake Lyndsay provides excellent service and plentiful opportunities for Cincinnati photographers and Cincinnati brides.  The images below were taken on July 4, 2015, for a military wedding at Kayla's Korner / Kayla's Corner.  The bride was beautiful and gave me numerous opportunities for unique and artistic wedding images at this Hamilton Ohio wedding venue.  Additionally, Creatif Catering (Vandalia, Ohio) provided excellent food and service as always.  They are consistently one of Dayton’s best catering companies.   As a bride, you have many choices and choosing to have a Lake Lyndsay wedding is a good one and choosing Cincinnati’s best photographer is a great one!

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Destin Florida's Best Beach Chair And Umbrella Rental Company At Crystal Beach Drive

If you are on vacation in Destin, Florida, I highly recommend renting chairs and umbrella's from Crystal Beach Service on the beach where Scenic Highway 98 and Crystal Beach Drive meet.  The Inn At Crystal Beach is the best landmark to find this small 2-man operation.  Head down the walkway just west of the Inn, and you'll find a very nice guy that will rent chairs and umbrellas to you!  Each morning around 6:45 am I would go walk the beach, and we would chat for a few minutes as he set out the day's chairs.  These Destin beach chair rentals can be rented from 9am-5pm for $40.  The $40 covers two chairs and an umbrella.  He will set up the chairs and umbrella and can come back throughout the day to adjust the angle of the shade.  I highly recommend getting your chairs here, and he made our trip so easy and fun.

Dayton Wedding Photography Now Featured On For A Canyon Run Ranch Wedding

Published Wedding Photographer

One of the best weddings of my career took place in 2017 at Canyon Run Ranch in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. In 2018, I submitted this same-sex Ohio barn wedding to a great wedding publication called  Check out the link below to see the published wedding, and below that is my write-up of this great Ohio wedding and reception just north of Dayton, Ohio

Click here to see my favorite barn wedding that is now published on!

I am 154 weddings into my Dayton and Cincinnati photography career, and Saturday was my first time photographing a Canyon Run Ranch wedding. I cannot believe what an amazing Dayton wedding venue and Dayton wedding reception venue Canyon Run Ranch is.

This couple - two brides - was a dream couple with which to work.  Both ladies were completely laid back and were up for every photographic idea I had for them.  We spent time at the Canyon Run Creek waterfall as well as time all over the ranch.  I could not have asked for a more pleasant wedding day, and I am incredibly proud to be a gay-friendly wedding photographer in Dayton and Cincinnati.  Love is love.

About Canyon Run Ranch: When I first arrived, 30 minutes north of the of Dayton International Airport, I turned into the driveway and drove past a historic home and finely manicured lawn.  There are signs everywhere directing you where to park.  Before I continued on to the far parking lot past the two barns and the pen of goats, I stopped and audibly said to myself "oh my gosh...this is going to a freaking amazing place to photograph a wedding!"

As I walked from the parking lot to the main event barn, I was taking in all of the wedding photography opportunities this wedding venue offered.  The barn, circa 1850, has a main upper area with bar, dance floor, tables, chairs, photo booth area, and DJ booth area.  There are thousands of white decorative "Christmas" lights that line the rafters and the chandeliers.  The lower area of the barn houses animal stalls which have been converted into changing rooms for brides, grooms, and other wedding party members.  There is also a seating area with a second bar that acts as a quieter and smaller area for wedding guests.

Outside the barn and down the walkway lies a unique fire pit and seating area.  Just beyond this is a sign directing guests 1/4 mile back to the wedding ceremony location.  I had no idea what to expect as I began to walk up the steep hill.  As I reached the top of the hill, there is a 10-acre field with a walking path cut through it, leading to the wooded ceremony location.  The ceremony location is on a fully wooded peninsula that is surrounded by thousands of trees and a one-hundred-foot drop on three sides.  There are handmade wooden and steel benches and a wedding ceremony arch that is reminiscent of the Iron Throne from HBO's "Game Of Thrones."  This wedding venue is absolutely stunning!

Back at the fire pit, I went to the property owners' home where the bridal suite is.  The part of the home that houses the bridal prep area is circa 1900, although the owners believe it may have been built as early as 1870.  The upstairs of the home boasts a traditional bridal suite with mirrors, vanity, plush furniture, and the added bonus of a stained glass window from a church.  Note: There are two 6 person golf carts that are used to transport wedding guests to and from the wedding ceremony location.

All of this made for one of the best wedding venues in the entire Dayton, Ohio area.  I look forward to photographing so many more Dayton weddings at this rustic-chic barn wedding.  It is a must-see if you are searching for available wedding venues.  Dayton wedding photographers will love this venue.  Brides and grooms will find this to be one of the most affordable barn wedding venues in Ohio.

Contact Dayton and Cincinnati's most budget-friendly and high-end wedding photographer, today!

 Dayton Wedding Photography Now Featured On For A Canyon Run Ranch Wedding