An engagement session is an on-location portrait session that serves as a beautiful prelude to your wedding day, capturing the essence of your love and excitement for each other. It also provides an opportunity for you to connect with me to form a rapport that will enhance your wedding day experience. My goal as a Dayton engagement photographer is to capture your unique story while making you feel like a rock star.

Choose from a meaningful location or one of many popular Dayton engagement session locations. Check out my engagements portfolio to see examples of what I created for other rock star couples, like you!

I love being an engagement photographer in Dayton Ohio. I’d love to photograph you! How much should I spend on engagement photography? Are engagement photos necessary? Keep reading!

Some of the best Dayton engagement photos I have ever taken are showcased in my engagement photography portfolio. With well over 250 Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati engagement sessions photographed since 2007, I have captured the love between so many couples.

Recently-engaged couples are so exciting to work with. The enthusiasm and excitement they have for wedding planning provide a blank canvas for me to make creative engagement photos. Every bride and groom who is booked with Kevin Lush Photography receives a complimentary one-hour engagement session.

See the most frequently asked engagement session questions here.

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  • 1-Hour Dayton engagement session is $550 + tax.
  • 2-Hour Dayton engagement session is $700 + tax
  • 1-Hour Dayton marriage proposal session is $550 + tax

Engagement photography is always laid back and enjoyable. My engagement session portfolio below showcases some of my favorite memories I have created. I only include a fraction of my favorite images, otherwise, this page would have hundreds of engagement photos. These photos show off a diverse selection of backdrops both natural and urban. The various seasons are represented as are several of my favorite poses.

Once you are in love with my engagement photography, check out the awesome engagement client reviews that past couples have left for me. I look forward to meeting you, hearing about your photography wishes, and treating you like a rock star during your engagement session and then maybe even your wedding. Currently, I offer a free engagement session with all wedding packages.

Interested in Dayton marriage proposal photography? I have photographed several of theses. Photographing the moment someone says “YES!!!” is so awesome. Contact me to discuss your upcoming proposal plans. I would be delighted to be your Dayton marriage proposal photographer.

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What should I wear for my engagement photos?
Coordinate outfits without matching one another. Wear colorful outfits that make you feel comfortable while avoiding too much white or black. Multiple outfits are ok but most locations don't have a place to change.

What should I wear for my engagement photos?
Coordinate outfits without matching one another. Wear colorful outfits that make you feel comfortable while avoiding too much white or black. Multiple outfits are ok but most locations don't have a place to change.

Can we bring our dog to our engagement shoot?
I am always in favor of bringing pets to your engagement session. If you choose to bring a dog, it is a good idea to bring a third person with you to handle the dog for the remainder of your session.

Should our outfits fit the engagement location we choose?
Yes! Choosing outfits that complement the season will give your images an even more pleasing look.

Can we share our engagement posing and location ideas with you?
Many wedding couples have ideas about the types of engagement photos they want, and that always excites me. Send me a Pinterest board if you have collected ideas for your engagement session, or email me your ideas.

What kind of props can we bring to our engagement?
Many people choose to bring chalkboards or signs with their wedding date on them. Other people bring items from their favorite hobbies (books, wine, games) and more.

Do you have a favorite engagement session location?
The Oregon District is my favorite location due to its historic buildings, brick streets, eclectic architecture, and vibrant colors.

What happens if we are running late for our engagement session?
You have a one-hour time slot. Showing up late will reduce the number of images I create. Please text or call if you are running late. I am always early, so also call or text if you arrive early. Often I am on a strict schedule, so we will do your session with whatever time remains in your scheduled hour.

Should we wear comfortable or stylish shoes to our engagement session?
If you wear uncomfortable shoes, bring other shoes for walking between locations.

What time of day can we have our engagement photos taken?
You will get the most pleasing images early in the morning and an hour before sunset.

Should I worry about not being good at posing?
Most couples have no experience being in front of a camera. I will work with you to create the most pleasing and natural engagement photos that capture your personality. I keep the engagement session fun and casual to keep you relaxed and smiling.

Do you travel for engagement sessions?
Yes! I will go anywhere for engagement sessions but remember anything outside of Dayton, Cincinnati, or Columbus is additional.

Are my engagement photos posted to an online gallery?
Yes! All full-resolution engagement images are delivered via an online gallery and can be downloaded or shared immediately. Images stay online for at least 90 days.

Should our engagement session location be meaningful?
Choose a location that is meaningful to you or look below for suggestions. I am happy to answer questions and make recommendations. As a Dayton photographer, I can always suggest locations to you.

When can we view our engagement pictures?
All engagement photos are delivered in a high-quality online gallery within one day of your engagement session.

Should I get my hair and makeup done professionally before our engagement photos?
Having your hair and makeup professionally done is great although this is not always possible.

How many engagement photos will I receive?
Typically you receive 50-70 images that you can use for centerpieces, guest books, save the dates, decorations, or anything else you can envision.

How long does an engagement session last?
The free session usually lasts one hour while the paid lasts 90 minutes.

When should we book our engagement session?
You can schedule your shoot anytime between when you book me and a month before your wedding day.

What happens if rain is in the forecast?
In the days leading up to your session, we will be in contact regarding the weather. Rescheduling happens!

How do you return our photographs so quickly (24 hours guaranteed)?
I spend a few extra seconds making the photo correctly in the camera thus greatly reducing the amount of post-processing time required.

Can we use an engagement location you don’t suggest?
The locations below are just some of the engagement session locations in Dayton and Cincinnati. I am always looking for new and exciting locations to capture engagement photos.

Do you travel to other parts of Ohio or to other states for an engagement session?
I sure do! I have traveled to other states as well as other parts of Ohio. Just ask!

Can I choose a Winter date for my engagement shoot?
You can choose any time of the year for your engagement session.

How long have you been a Dayton Ohio wedding photographer?
Since 2007.

Are you and LGBTQ friendly engagement photographer in Dayton?
Yes! I am an LGBTQ friendly wedding photographer and engagement photographer in Dayton.

Engagement Session Frequently Asked Questions

Kevin Lush

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