Reputable Dayton Wedding Photographer Who Has Quick Turn Around Of 3 Weeks


Why I Have A Great Reputation In Dayton And Cincinnati


Over the course of 12 years as a professional wedding photographer, I have treated every bride and groom with respect and care. Below are my eight core beliefs or tenets that apply to all past wedding couples and you, a future bride or groom. These are extremely important and are points of pride for me.

When you book a wedding with one of the best Dayton wedding photographers, you will be treated with the utmost professionalism.

  • I communicate to with you quickly via email, text, and phone

  • I show interest in you because I care and it helps us connect

  • I am early to every wedding, session, and meeting because you deserve punctuality from me

  • I use only high-quality, professional equipment

  • I carry backup equipment at all times to be prepared for anything that might happen

  • I play by the rules of your wedding and reception venues

  • I backup all images on site and when I return home after your event

  • I edit and deliver your images within the contracted 3 week timeline

  • I maintain insurance for my business and equipment


“Thank you SO much for absolutely everything on our wedding day!! You truly helped ensure the day was a success, and we are so incredibly excited to see all of the photos” and “Words cannot even begin to describe how amazing Kevin is! From the very first time we met with Kevin, we knew he would be incredibly professional, easy going, kind and take the difficult task of capturing our wedding day seriously. And yet, he exceeded all of our expectations on our wedding day!
— - Anna J.

Reputable Dayton Wedding Photographer Who Has Quick Turn Around Of 3 Weeks

Top 10 Secrets To Find The Best Wedding Photographer


Get The Best Photographer For Your Wedding


Choosing a professional photographer for your wedding day can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be.  No matter what city or area you live in, there are dozens of photographers who are competing to photograph your dream day.  This post is designed to help guide you to the wedding photographer that matches your style, needs, and emotions.  Taking the time to find the perfect photographer will ensure you get the best person to capture the memories of your big day.

After photographing more than 175 weddings, I can say there is a most effective order to booking your wedding vendors.  Choosing a date for your wedding and choosing the wedding and reception venues are the first items on your list.  You will have to decide if your wedding date is most important or if your venue is most important.  Many brides and grooms are set on a wedding venue, but when their desired venue is booked, a new wedding date is chosen.  On the other hand, many brides are determined to have a wedding date and they will choose a venue that is available on their desired date.  Whichever way you decide on your date and venues is up to you.  Your next decision should be choosing your wedding photographer!

Here are my top 10 tips for choosing your dream wedding photographer in Dayton, Cincinnati, Columbus, and beyond.


  • First Reaction

    • Choosing a wedding photographer is an emotional decision.  When first seeing a photographer’s website you should have an emotional reaction.  Hopefully, upon seeing my Dayton and Cincinnati wedding photography website, you had a positive emotional reaction and that you loved what you first saw.

  • Portfolio

    • A wedding photographer’s portfolio should be creative and diverse and should evoke further emotion from you.  I take great pride in providing a high quality, sophisticated wedding photography in my portfolio.  I hope when you see my wedding photography portfolio you will be able to see yourself reflected in the images.

  • Style And Creativity

    • Assuming you like the wedding portfolio you see, your next step would be to decide if the photographer’s style matches what you have in mind for your wedding.  If you are looking for mostly candid images but the portfolio shows only posed images, that photographer might not fit your needs.  I try very hard to produce artistic and candid images that fit the styles of many brides and grooms.

  • Budget And Pricing

    • One big consideration when choosing a wedding photographer is your budget and the price of the photographer. Since I opened my business in 2007, I have listed my wedding photography prices on my website.  I believe in giving you all the information up front without make you email me or call me to get pricing.  I don’t want to waste your time if you are looking for a wedding photographer who charges half of what I do or one that charges double what I do.  Always consider that I offer discounts for military.  All you have to do is ask!

  • Comparing To Others

    • Once you have narrowed down your favorite wedding photographers by portfolio and price, the next thing to do is to compare each photographer.  Things to compare are the number of photographers, are digital images included, is a free engagement session offered, is a complimentary wedding album offered, does the photographer backup your images, and much more.  Visit my pricing page, and you’ll see that my all-inclusive wedding photography packages can’t be beaten.

  • What Is Included

    • Once you have narrowed down your wedding photographer choice to one or two people, check with them to get the final details on what they have to offer.  With Kevin Lush Photographer, everything is always included in my wedding photography packages.  What is listed on my website is what you get, every time!

  • Referrals And Testimonials

    • To be sure your photographer choice is reputable, be sure to check out unbiased wedding photographer reviews on sites like Google, WeddingWire.com, TheKnot.com, and more.  I try to post all of my reviews on the reviews and testimonials page of my website so you can see them.  Still, check the other websites to see fully verified reviews.

  • Is My Date Available

    • The next step is to contact the desired photographer to see if he or she is available on your wedding date.  This is the part that is always exciting for me as the wedding photographer.  I get inquiries from excited brides and grooms, and often I am already booked on their wedding date.  It is painful to have to tell potential brides and grooms that I am booked.  I always feel honored to get emails and calls from people who want me to be their wedding photographer.  Thank you to every one of my past brides, future brides, and brides that were unable to book me!

  • Communication And Attention To Details

    • Once you have completed all the steps above and your desired photographer is available, pay attention to the communication style and timeliness of responses from the person you chose.  If you are emailing or calling the photographer and getting unprofessional responses or no responses at all, that photographer may not be the one for you.  I take great pride in providing quick and courteous customer service to all past, present, and potential brides.  I believe responding quickly to you means that you will be confident in your choice to have me photograph your wedding.

  • Contract And Professionalism

    • The final steps to choosing your wedding photographer are to sign a contract and to finalize the details of your wedding day.  Your chosen photographer should have a professional wedding photography contract that lays out the terms of their service and the protections in it for you, the bride and groom.  Once you are satisfied that the photographer meets all of your requirements, has a professional contract, and feels right to you, it is time to sign the contract.  I love when new brides and grooms choose me to be their wedding photographer, and I believe the contract signing is just the beginning of a great relationship.


Top 10 Secrets To Find The Best Wedding Photographer

The Best Barn Themed Wedding And Reception Venues In Dayton And Cincinnati Ohio


Barn Wedding Venues In Ohio


The Dayton and Cincinnati area is lucky to have five excellent, well-run barn themed wedding venues.  A barn-themed wedding venue is any wedding venue that has a new or old barn as part of its wedding and reception venue operations.  Of the five in the area, there are four exceptional barn wedding and reception venues and one that has a barn as a secondary part of the property.  Barn-chic, country-chic, barn chic, country chic, and vintage barn weddings are all terms that people use to describe their weddings and receptions at these rustic or faux-rustic locations.

Canyon Run Ranch

  • 395 N. Rangeline Road, Pleasant Hill, Ohio

  • Built 1870's

  • Two level barn

  • Hills and valleys

  • Creek

  • Secluded and wooded wedding ceremony area

  • A stunning property that is designed for weddings and receptions

  • My absolute favorite barn wedding venue in Ohio

  • Sample images from a Canyon Run Ranch wedding

Canopy Creek Farm

  • 600 Benner Road, Miamisburg, Ohio

  • Built 2013

  • Air-conditioned

  • Pond

  • Creek-side wedding ceremony area

  • Golf cart for bride and groom transportation

  • Numerous classy and natural backdrops for wedding photos

  • Sample images from a Canopy Creek Farm wedding

The Willow Tree

Benham's Grove

Polen Farm

  • 5099 Bigger Road, Kettering, Ohio

  • House built in 1800's

  • Two level barn

  • Gazebo

  • Fixed seating for wedding

  • Open field and trees

  • Bridal suite and ample room for everyone to get ready

  • Sample images from a Polen Farm wedding