University of Dayton Men's Basketball Versus Duquesne At UD Arena

Tuesday February 9, 2016, I shot the University of Dayton Men's Basketball team at University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio.  Each years I shoot at least one Division 1 NCAA basketball game at this unique and loud arena.  UD overcame many deficits to beat Duquesne by two points.  Below are images of the basketball team, coach Archie Miller and one of the Duquesne players.

Louis Van Amstel Teaches LaBlast Class At The Studio Fitness In Vandalia Ohio

On Thursday, February 4th, Louis Van Amstel, (dance professional, Dancing With The Stars pro, creator of LaBlast Fitness) led a master class at The Studio Fitness in Vandalia, Ohio.  Louis put on a fun, energetic and intense LaBlast Fitness class to a sold out crowd at this great Zumba studio in Dayton, Ohio.  If you like LaBlast, Zumba, kettlebell, strength training and more, The Studio Fitness is the place to workout in Dayton.  All in attendance appreciated Louis excellent teaching ability and his hospitality. 

Top Ten Wedding Reception Venues In Dayton For 2016

Wedding season for 2016 commences in March.  Below are my favorite Dayton wedding reception venues for 2016.  These are in no particular order, and each has  great qualities that will make your wedding day special.

Rockett Queen Concert Opening For Scott Stapp Versailles Ohio

Saturday, January 30th, Rockett Queen opened / middled for a sold out Scott Stapp concert at BMI Indoor Speedway in Versailles, Ohio. Able Danger was the opening act followed by Rockett Queen then the headliner, Scott Stapp.  BMI Indoor Speedway is a great, small indoor venue to see a rock and roll concert. Thank you to Rockett Queen and Scott Stapp for allowing me the opportunity to photograph this event. Thanks again, Walter Lee!

Even More Able Danger In Versailles Ohio

Saturday, January 30th, Able Danger, a Dayton Ohio based rock band, opened for a sold out Scott Stapp concert at BMI Indoor Speedway in Versailles, Ohio. Able Danger was the opening act followed by Rockett Queen then the headliner, Scott Stapp.  BMI Indoor Speedway is a great, small indoor venue to see a rock and roll concert. Thank you to Rockett Queen and Scott Stapp for allowing me the opportunity to photograph this event.

Able Danger Concert At BMI Indoor Speedway Versailles

Saturday, January 30th, Able Danger, a Dayton Ohio based rock band, opened for a sold out Scott Stapp concert at BMI Indoor Speedway in Versailles, Ohio. Able Danger was the opening act followed by Rockett Queen then the headliner, Scott Stapp.  BMI Indoor Speedway is a great, small indoor venue to see a rock and roll concert. Thank you to Rockett Queen and Scott Stapp for allowing me the opportunity to photograph this event.

Wedding Photography Ideas At Fraze Pavilion

After a beautiful wedding ceremony, Bethany’s wedding party and I headed to Fraze Pavilion in Kettering, Ohio for fifteen minutes of unique, on-location wedding photography.  Working with a limited amount of time, I was able to utilize props such as umbrellas and flowers to create one-of-a-kind images for this fun bride and groom.  We were also able to throw fallen leaves into the air to create a colorful plume of leaves in front of the Fraze Pavilion entrance.

During nearly all 123 weddings I have photographed, there has been some type of external time crunch that I have had to deal with.  Bethany's contract with me was for six hours, and we were able to make the most of every minute!  This wedding party was attentive and energetic, allowing me to create the fun, posed images below.

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Fraze Wedding Photography Ideas

During the summer of 2015, I had the opportunity to photograph two Dayton brides who each wanted to visit Fraze Pavilion between their wedding and reception.  The challenge of photographing two different wedding parties at the same place on back to back weeks is coming up with unique poses and ideas.

Jennifer and her wedding party were open to doing a few fun group poses and several sweet bride and groom images.  With Fraze Pavilion and its signage as a backdrop, I was able to capture the couple’s love for each other.  The posed, fun photography at Fraze Pavilion only happened because Jennifer gave me ample time to setup shots, create a fun atmosphere and shoot beautiful images.

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Booking A Wedding Photographer In Dayton Ohio

Booking any wedding vendor can be complicated and time consuming.  Kevin Lush Photography booking meetings generally last 30-45 minutes and are fun and friendly.  There is no high-pressure sales pitch. I'll talk with you about your day, go over my packages and hand you a contract.  From there, you can take the contract home, decide which photographer best suits your needs and choose when you are ready.

Below is the typical setup for a booking meeting or consultation with Kevin Lush Photography.  I am most interested in ensuring that the best fit between client and photographer is made.

  • Introduction between Kevin Lush and client (bride/groom/parent/maid of honor)
  • Discussion about the bride and groom's wedding venues and details
  • Discussion about how the bride and groom met
  • Pricing details and other topics described by Kevin Lush
  • Viewing of portfolio
  • Questions answered
  • Client reviews contract

How To Pick A Wedding Photographer In Dayton Ohio

Are you wondering how to choose a wedding photographer in Dayton, Ohio?  Please use this list of tips when choosing a photographer. As much as I would like to earn your business, I would rather you make the perfect wedding photography decision that is right for you. 􀀀There are many choices and I hope these tips help make the decision easier. As owner and photographer, I want to let you know that I abide by everything below.  If you choose a photographer who doesn't answer yes to all five of these wedding photography tips, you should rethink your decision.

  • Does your photographer have liability insurance?
  • Is your photographer licensed in the State of Ohio?
  • Does your photographer collect and pay legally required sales tax?
  • Is backup equipment brought to every wedding?
  • Are several on/off site backups of images made and maintained?

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Cincinnati Skyline Across Ohio River And Roebling Suspension Bridge

In September 2015, I was able to capture these three images of Cincinnati, Ohio and the Roebling Suspension Bridge which connects Cincinnati, Ohio to Covington, Kentucky. These were taken from Cincinnati Marriott RiverCenter in Covington on the south side of the Ohio River.

Greek Orthodox Church of Dayton Wedding Photographs

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Dayton Ohio, on the hill overlooking downtown Dayton, is probably the most beautiful wedding venue in the Dayton region.  Below are a few of the images I captured in this beautiful church in November 2015.  Although the church’s exterior is nice, the interior is infinitely more beautiful.  It is an opulent venue for any bride to experience in the Dayton, Ohio area.

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Dayton Bridal Show Special 2016

The Dayton Bridal show for early 2016 took place this weekend.  In honor of this annual event, Kevin Lush Photography is offering $50 off any wedding package if booked by 11:59pm January 16, 2016. You must mention this special in order to take advantage of it.

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St. Helen's Catholic Church Wedding Photography

This year I photographed two weddings at St. Helen’s Catholic church in Riverside, Ohio.  Both brides were excellent to work with, and the church provided several great spaces for colorful and unique photographs.  My favorite photography opportunity at this church is when the bride and groom exit to a crowd of bubble blowers.  Below is a mixture of the images I shot at these two weddings.

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Engagement Photography In Historic Oregon District

Although I have previously posted about my experiences with engagement photography in Dayton’s Historic Oregon District, I love these images so much that I had to post again.  One even before sunset this autumn, I spent an hour photographing a lively couple while we explored the Oregon District.  We utilized a gazebo, bricks, leaves and more to create gorgeous photographs that captured the essence of this newly engaged couple.

Sycamore Creek Country Club Wedding Photographs

Sycamore Creek Country Club in Springboro, Ohio is the most accommodating golf course wedding venue.  This summer was my fourth or fifth wedding at the country club but turned out to be the most fun.  Not only was this couple fun, we, the bride, groom and myself were allowed to take two golf carts around the front nine holes.  We stopped many times during the thirty minute wedding portrait session.  Below are the hilarious photographs I captured on the front nine, the putting green and other locations at Sycamore Creek.

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Top Of The Market Wedding Photographs

One of the most creative weddings I’ve ever photographed took place this summer.  After the ceremony, we had 90 minutes of time for bridal party portraits.  Instead of doing traditional portraits, the wedding party and I went to PNC Second Street Market, Deed’s Point Metropark and Top Of The Market Banquet & Events Center.  Captured below is a small sample of the hilarity that I captured during our time shooting fun wedding photographs around Dayton, Ohio. The images below are some of the most creative and unique images of a bridal party in Dayton, Ohio.