Surprise Wedding Highlight Video From A Dayton Ohio Golf Course Wedding

My 225th wedding was my fifth Dayton wedding at Yankee Trace Golf Course between Miamisburg and Springboro Ohio. While the reception was held in the redone Yankee Trace event space, the ceremony was held at a nearby Catholic church just off Austin Boulevard. Having non-church weddings has been a trend for the last several years, so photographing a church wedding was a welcome change. As a bonus, I was practicing my wedding filmmaking skills by making a surprise wedding highlight video for the coupe.

My Approach To Creating Their Surprise Wedding Highlight Video

I decided before the wedding that in the small amounts of downtime I was going to have at this wedding I would make a wedding video.  As things happened through the day I took still photos as well as video.  I then delivered the images within the guaranteed time frame.  A few days to a week later, I surprised them with a four-minute film.  See it below!

Best Wedding Day Getting Ready Spot In Dayton – Hilton Garden Inn Austin Landing

Before the wedding, I met the groom and groomsmen at my favorite Dayton area wedding-getting-ready location, the Hilton Garden Inn at Austin Landing. This hotel just 15 minutes south of Dayton Ohio has the perfect size rooms for several people to get ready on a wedding day. I have been to getting ready spots over the course of 225 weddings, but I always love this Hilton Garden Inn in Miamisburg, Ohio.

Yankee Trace Wedding Reception & Portraits

Once the ceremony and formal/family photos were complete, we rushed to Yankee Trace. The sun was setting, and we had less than 20 minutes to complete the wedding portraits before dark. Having created thousands of beautiful Dayton wedding portraits in hundreds of locations, I was prepared for this night. I grabbed my wireless lights and met the bride and groom on the golf course. We knocked out 15 minutes of sunset pictures with the wedding couple nicely lit by my lights. The rest of the night went amazingly well with nearly 30 people dancing the night away at Yankee Trace. Truthfully, I am still totally in love with these photos. See the video below!

About Yankee Trace

This venue is not my favorite due to the golf course restrictions. There aren’t too many places we are allowed to take photos near the golf course. Other venues allow full use of the course and golf carts. The other reason this venue isn’t my favorite is the lack of indoor areas to take photos. It is a beautiful venue that does a great job. I just wish the venue had more options for photography. I want to show off the reception venue like I do with the wedding venue. The ease of parking and access to I-75 is a bonus here.

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