What Is My Story?

Dayton Wedding Photographer

In October 2006 I was a guest at three weddings. I had a passion for landscape and travel photography for many years, so my wife suggested I see what I could capture as a wedding guest. Upon developing the film, I was hooked and wanted to start my own photography business. In January 2007, I founded Kevin Lush Photography based in Dayton, Ohio. I then listed my Dayton and Cincinnati wedding photography services on several wedding websites.

Shortly after the initial listings, I was contacted by Julie B. who eventually hired me to photograph her wedding on June 30, 2007. I prepared for the wedding by purchasing the basic equipment needed for a wedding. I also rented studio lights, just in case.

June 30th came quickly, and we made our way to Portland, Indiana. We walked into the church which had white walls and bright red carpet. I thought to myself "why am I doing this?" I placed my studio lights in the sanctuary and went to the bridal suite. I walked into the room and snapped a beautiful shot of the bride sitting on the floor looking at herself in the mirror. At that moment, I was overcome with confidence and all doubt was gone. Since that very first photo, I have never doubted myself. Being one of the best Dayton wedding photographers has taken years, but I pride myself on creating stunning wedding images.

More than 12 years later and after more than 500,000 photographs taken, I still love photographing weddings and engagements in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus. Recently, I have been fortunate to take on a few commercial photography jobs and have had the opportunity to legally photograph iconic Dayton and Cincinnati buildings. In my free time, I enjoy being a concert photographer while shooting for myself, for bands, and for publications.

Since 2007 it has been my pleasure to create beautiful wedding and engagement photography and to be able to branch out while photographing weddings in Kentucky, California, Indiana, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. You have many choices of photographers in Dayton, Cincinnati, and Columbus, and I'll do my best to earn your business. I am a Dayton photographer, Cincinnati photographer, Columbus photographer, wedding photographer, engagement photographer, and hopefully YOUR photographer!

Are My Wedding And Engagement Photos Posted To An Online Gallery?

  • Yes!  All full resolution engagement and wedding images are delivered via an online gallery and are able to be downloaded or shared immediately.   Images stay online for at least 90 days.

Do My Images Contain Watermarks Or Logos?

  • No!  Since starting my photography business in 2007, I have refused to watermark any of my images.

Do You Have Liability Insurance And A Business License?

  • Yes!  I have liability insurance and a business license from the State of Ohio.

Do You Have Backup Agreements With Other Photographers?

  • Yes!  I have several emergency backup agreements with other photography companies in the area.

Do You Require A Retainer Or Deposit?

  • Yes! The deposit is $400, non-refundable, and it goes toward the balance.

Do You Accept Credit Cards?

  • Yes! I accept Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express at no extra cost to you!

Does You Provide Videography Services?

  • No! I specialize in photography and not videography.

Can You Photograph At My Dark Venue?

  • Yes! I carry my own lighting and can adapt it to meet your situation.

Do Your Have A Recommended Number Of Hours?

  • Yes! I offer an 8 hour package and a 12 hour package, but the 8 hour works for most people.

Do Anyone Ever Need Extra Time At The End Of Their Wedding?

  • Yes! When this happens, I’ll talk with you to see if you would like to add extra hours or send me home.

We Live Out-Of-Town, Can We Still Book You?

  • Yes! I book several brides per year who don’t live in Dayton or Cincinnati. Contact me and we’ll discuss your needs!

Do You Charge Extra If We Use A Credit Card?

  • No! You never pay extra to use a credit card.

Do You Shoot Gay And Lesbian Wedding?

  • Yes! I have photographed several and always love these weddings. Love is love!

Do You Have A Preferred Number Of Hours I Should Book For My Wedding?

  • Yes!  Most brides and grooms choose the 8-hour package because it provides enough time to cover all wedding events, family photos, and bridal portraits.

Are You Available To Photograph My Destination Wedding?

  • Yes!  Please contact me to discuss your destination wedding, as every wedding is different.  To date, I have photographed weddings in Palm Springs, California and Washington D.C. (in addition to Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and West Virginia)

Do I Get Every Image You Shoot?

  • No!  Before you receive your images, I will have gone through every image multiple times to remove duplicate images, images that may contain odd facial expressions, blinking, and more.  Typically, you will receive a large number of images, and those will be the highest quality images of your wedding day.

Are You One Of The Best Wedding Photographers In Dayton?

  • Yes! I am consistently one of the highest-rated wedding photographers in the area on Google, WeddingWire, TheKnot, and Facebook!

Do You Photography Same Sex Weddings?

  • Yes! I have photographed several and always love these weddings. Love is love!

Do I Receive My Images Online?

  • Yes! A shareable link to your images will be emailed to you within 3 weeks of your wedding or within 2 days of your engagement session.

Do You Have A Particular Photography Style?

  • Yes!  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.

Do You Have A Fun Personality?

  • Yes! I am professional, but I do enjoy keeping the day light and fun.  I often ease the bride's stress by telling funny stories or suggesting fun images to try. A goal of mine is to always be one of the most pleasant Dayton photographers.

Will You Be Photographing My Wedding Day?

Do You Photograph More Than One Wedding Per Day?

  • No!  On wedding days, I do not book any other sessions. Your wedding day is solely devoted to you!  I believe I stay fresh and energetic for your event by only booking your event on that day.

Are You A Natural Light Photographer?

  • No!  I combine various types of off-camera, natural, and artificial lighting to create the most dynamic, pleasing, and creative wedding images possible.

Have You Ever Photographed At My Wedding And Reception Venues?

Do You Use Professional Photography Equipment?

  • Yes!  I use professional cameras, flashes, lenses, studio lights, and more!

Should I Do A Special First Look?

  • Yes!  It is your decision, but from my vast wedding photography experience, couples who do a special first look are more relaxed and get to spend more time together on their wedding day.

Will The Group Photos Be Time-Consuming?

  • No!  I work quickly, and I infuse humor into these photos.  People who will be photographed should be at the photo location early and to be ready at the specified time.

Will I Own My Images And Copyright?

  • Yes!  The contract states that you and Kevin Lush Photography own the rights to the engagement and wedding images. You are permitted to use them digitally and in print.

Do You Backup My Images?

  • Yes! Images are backed up on site, and several off-site backups are made after your event.

Are Digital Images Included In Your Packages?

Will I Have To Wait Long To Get My Images?

  • No!  I have always and will always deliver your images within 3 weeks of your wedding day.  Engagement session images will be delivered within 48 hours.

Can I See A Full Wedding Gallery From The Past?

  • Yes!  Please email me, and  I'd be happy to send you a complete wedding photography gallery. 

Do You Edit All Of Our Photographs?

  • Yes!  I make sure that all of your wedding images look authentic to your day.  I work very hard to take create images correctly in camera thus requiring less post-processing work.  For the images that do require post-processing, you won't be able to tell them apart from the rest!

Can I See A Sample Wedding Photography Contract?

  • Yes! I can put together a sample contract for you to review.

Does Kevin Photograph My Wedding?

  • Yes! Kevin is the sole photographer and shoots every wedding.

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