Dayton Wedding Photography Featured Canyon Run Ranch Wedding

How I Got My Dayton Wedding Photography Featured

One of the best weddings in my career took place at Canyon Run Ranch in Pleasant Hill, Ohio. After the stunning same-sex wedding, I submitted this LGBTQ 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. This wedding was the one to get my Dayton wedding photography featured and published somewhere.

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 area wedding and 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 Ranch 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.

Dayton Wedding Photography Featured At Canyon Run Ranch

When I first arrived, 30 minutes north of the 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 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 event barn, I was taking in all of the photography opportunities at this venue.  The barn, circa 1850, has a main upper area with a 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.  There is also a seating area with a second bar that acts as a quieter and smaller area for wedding guests.

Outside The Barn

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 was a 10-acre field with a walking path cut through it. It leads to the wooded ceremony location.  The ceremony location is on a fully wooded peninsula that is surrounded by thousands of trees  There are handmade wooden and steel benches and a wedding ceremony arch. It was reminiscent of the Iron Throne from HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.”  This wedding venue is stunning!

Back at the fire pit, I went to the property owners’ home where the wedding suite is.  The wedding prep area is circa 1900. but may have been built as early as 1870.  The upstairs of the home boasts a traditional wedding suite with mirrors, vanity, plush furniture, and a stained glass window.

Note: Two 6-person golf carts are used to transport wedding guests to and from the wedding ceremony location.

In Conclusion

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. Since this place is rather new, future upgrades will make this property truly exceptional!

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

Client Review Of My Photography

“We absolutely loved Kevin and the pictures he took of our wedding, he also did our engagement pictures and they turned out great! As a lesbian couple I was nervous about finding the perfect people for our wedding. He made us super comfortable and I didn’t even think about it on our special day. I can’t get over how well these pictures turned out!! It will be one of the most memorable days of my life and he captured every detail from the venue, to flowers, guests and decor. Thanks again Kevin!!” – Tess C.

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