How do you recap an entire year of work in only a few words and images? The fact that we had to divide our “Best Of” into two parts tells you that it was nearly impossible to select an acceptable number of photos for display. So it is equally difficult to simply say “Let the images speak for themselves!” because what is shown is merely a beam of light on all the amazing stories we could share.

Still, it feels necessary to share a few thoughts and say thanks to some very important people. To each and every one of our 50 brides and grooms of 2016. Your trust in us to document your love and tell your story in a way that you are proud to share for a lifetime is priceless. We work hard to earn that trust each and every time a couple books us, because trust is a gift. We deeply treasure the meaningful friendships that have developed for a few reasons. First of all, we freakin love our clients! Second, we can not do our job… which is to create photographs that convey truth and love in a manner that is genuinely unique to each person, without investing into all of these amazing couples.

Stay tune for Part Two, full of more jaw-dropping weddings, stunning brides, dapper grooms, and moments that are sure to make you tear up (or at least say “awe”).

Special thanks to all the amazing vendors that made this year possible: Dayton Art Institute // Manor House // Dayton Country Club // Top of the Market // The Monastery // Presidential Banquet Center // Schuster Center // The Tudor Arms // Cedar Springs Pavilion // The Willow Tree // Memorial Hall // Rollings Meadows Ranch // Ault Park // Astrodome // New Riff Distillery // The Windamere // Carillon Historical Park // The Phoenix // The Engineer’s Club // The Madison // 21c Museum Hotel // Bella Villa Hall // Cincinnati Country Club // Longworth Hall // Hindu Temple of Dayton // Renaissance Cleveland Hotel // Southern Oaks Plantation // Oscar Event Center // Wiedemann Hill Mansion // Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter // NCR Country Club // Granby Ranch // The Savannah Center // Miami Valley Golf Club // Sherwood Florist // The Flowerman // The Flower Shoppe // Frosted // Ele Cake Co // Bill’s Donuts // Tres Belle Cakes // Ashley’s Pastries // Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe // Love Cakes by DLM // The Cakery // Inspiring Kind // Herb’s Bakery // Bon Bonerie // Maribelle Cakery // Sweet Arts // Twist Cupcakery // 3 Sweet Girls Cakery // Tiers of Sugar // A Spoon Fulla Sugar // Bittersweet Confections // Scrumptious Crumbs //