Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm | Dayton Engagement Photographer

Ally & T.J. met me at Aullwood Farm this past weekend. Finally, for once, a Dayton engagement session didn’t get canceled! We have had a very cold & rainy spring, but Saturday was gorgeous. Ally chose the perfect location to have her pre-wedding pictures taken, there are a lot of photographic backdrops at Aullwood. Her Grandma works in the herb garden, so she had a personal connection with the farm. It made shooting there feel so much more special.

Brides, if you are having a hard time selecting an engagement location then take inventory of what is meaningful to you. Even if it seems unexpected or ordinary. Pretty places (mansions & parks) are wonderful, but somewhere you have a history or connection with can be so inspiring & unique.

My mama always had dried herbs in her kitchen…

My Grandma’s recipe for waffles include a strong flavor of Anise. I must grow this in my garden this summer, it is one of the most recognizable smells of my childhood.

You might have noticed that Ally & T.J. are holding dandelions. I have to give credit to Alayna, who came along & styled portions of this farm engagement session…

The beautiful Alayna made some cameo appearances when she wasn’t busy exploring the farm & following cats.

Last year I shot this DIY Teacup Centerpiece inspiration at the Audubon section of Aullwood. This time I enjoyed the rustic & organic farm as a change of scenery. There is a lot of construction at the entrance, so if you plan on visiting or having your pictures taken at Aullwood, then don’t be afraid to enter even though it looks like you shouldn’t. Ally, thanks for picking the perfect Saturday morning for an engagement session! You are both so sweet, it makes me even more excited to capture your wedding this fall! ♥

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  • Kristen Gray - May 29, 2011 - 2:51 am


    The pictures turned out so good! Can’t wait for your wedding, you are going to be bueatiful!

  • Andrea - June 25, 2011 - 12:20 am

    Thanks Kristen! Me either, it will be such a wonderful day! 😀

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