Top Rated Wedding Photographer Local To Dayton And Cincinnati

All Inclusive Wedding Photo Packages With Complimentary Engagement Shoot

Finding a reputable and highly rated wedding photographer in Dayton or Cincinnati Ohio can be difficult due to the number of photographers in the area. To that end, I have sought provide the easiest to understand wedding photography packages that are also reasonably priced. When you are trying decide which photographer will capture your big day, I hope you impressed with the two great all-inclusive wedding packages that I offer!

Below are some of the most popular search terms that brides have been using to get to my website. I'm not sure what brought you to my website, but now that you have arrived, please check out my portfolio, awards, and packages. Once you've done that, look at the word-of-mouth I have received from so many awesome brides and grooms that I have photographed over the years.

Hiring a local photographer can have intangible benefits that may make your wedding photos stand out from the rest. As a local photographer myself, I know every inch of Dayton and Cincinnati. I bring that experience and those ideas to every wedding that I photograph. On wedding days, you may not have much extra time for fun or unique locations. Knowing what I do about these two great cities means I can suggest quick stops and cool locations to get creative images that are specific to you and your wedding. If you have ideas or locations to share with me, please do! I'm always excited to see new things and to capture images I've never been able to before!

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It is an honor to photograph every wedding, and the reviews below reinforce why I love what I do! Each time a couple goes out of their way to tell me how much they love their photos, it brings a smile to my face. Reviews posted on Google, The Knot, WeddingWire, and more help you choose an outstanding wedding photographer for your wedding. I hope these wedding photography testimonials are helpful to you. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find the right photographer for you! Contact me to start the journey to your very own five-star wedding experience!

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My wedding packages always include a free engagement session! I receive so many visitors who are looking for engagement photographers. Of all of those visitors, I have many people interested in getting their free engagement session. There is a good chance that you are reading this because you are interested in a photographer who offers free engagement photos when booking a wedding. I always give a complimentary engagement shoot to all of my brides and grooms including you! Contact me to get started with your wedding photography booking, and we can get your engagement session set up right away!

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Providing elegant and creative wedding photography in Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio is what I do best. Since opening in 2007, I have offered affordable and reasonably priced wedding photos to all of my brides. I realize that most photographers who have high quality photos like mine charge 50% more than I do. It is my belief that I can attract awesome brides and grooms while charging less than the competition. My pricing has brought in many brides of the years, and I've worked hard to create the best wedding photos for every one of them!

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Although I specialize in wedding and engagement photography, I really enjoy being a commercial photographer as well. My commercial photography experience includes corporate headshots, product photography, restaurant photography, car dealership photography, and more. I only take a couple of commercial photo gigs each year when I'm not photographing weddings. Contact me if you are looking for commercial or corporate photos!

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As a Dayton based wedding photographer, I have always offered easy to understand photography packages that always include a free engagement shoot. Not only is my photography creative, my packages are too! I am one of only a handful of photographers whose wedding photography packages are all inclusive. That's right! You receive your selected number of hours of coverage, complimentary engagement session, coffee table book, all digital images, and copyright release. All you have to choose is the number of hours that you need me!

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Many brides and grooms search for wedding photographers, but a lot of people don't know the different types of photographers. For that reason, I get a lot of website visitors from people searching for professional photographers. I have to remember that although I am deep into photography and know all the lingo, most people are not like that. Everything that I do on my website is designed to make it easier for you to find a great wedding photographer!

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If any of these searches brought you to me, great! If not, what search did you do to find me? Feel free to let me know, and contact me today to start your own five star wedding photography experience!

Finding The Best Wedding Photographer For Your Wedding

10 Tips To Choose The Perfect Wedding Photographer

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 160 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 two 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,,, 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.

I hope these ten tips for choosing a wedding photographer help you make one of the most important decisions for your wedding day.  Wedding photographs are one of the only things that you will have for decades after your special day.  Take the time to hire the right person for you!  Choosing a reputable photographer in Dayton or Cincinnati will ensure you get the wedding photographs of your dreams!

What Photography Style Should My Photographer Have

My Wedding Photography Style

I create elegant and creative wedding photography that captures all the events of your wedding day while creating special moments and traditional portraits. Candid photos are the most sincere, and I work really hard to capture the most creative candid images possible. I may give simple directions to create the most aesthetically pleasing images while maintaining the genuine emotion of the moment.

Generally speaking, I create lifestyle wedding photography which is 80% capturing your day as it happens and 20% making things happen (family photos, bridal party photos, bride and groom alone, etc.). These are just rough estimates, as some weddings require much more time creating posed and directed images while others require very little posing. Either way, I capture everything!

What I do is a combination of photojournalistic style and traditional wedding photography style. A true photojournalistic approach is hands off with no posing and no direction. I really enjoy combing the hands-off “capture as it happens” with the “make this shot better by posing you” styles. Every couple is different, so if you want more of a certain photography style, feel free to ask!

So to answer the question “What photography style should my photographer have?” all I can tell you is the look at your preferred photographer’s portfolio to see if it fits your vision. Hopefully my wedding photography style is what you are seeking!

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