Happy Memorial Day!

This portrait session is from a year ago, when Q. & Alli asked if we could do pictures during their visit to Dayton. Alli, of Hooray blog, is a such a sweet creative talent that I’ve been fortunate to meet online & photograph her styling for a few assignments. If you’ve read my blog over the years, you will remember some of our projects. I’ve linked a few of them at the bottom if you are a new reader. We’ve had a lot of fun and will need to collaborate again sometime soon!

I was more than happy to show my friends around our Oregon District before they spent the rest of the afternoon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum. Q was set to deploy a few days after, so this was a really special time for them before he left. I’m so thankful for people who endure separation to keep our life at home stable. When I photograph military families, I try to weave “subtle hints of their families’ military legacy without making it the dominant theme.”

We started on Wayne Avenue at Press Coffee Barwhere they sell tasty cool drinks too.

Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér

Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Peonies were in bloom so I brought a few from my yard.
They are starting to bloom now, so I will be flower bombing my friends with them soon.
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Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
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I tell everyone this is my favorite building in the Oregon District. This happens to be one of my favorite candid portraits.
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Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Patriotic Engagement Session by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
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Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér

Thanks so much for coming to visit Q & Alli! I loved having you in my town!

As I mentioned earlier, here are a few past projects Alli has styled for me:

Styled. The Art of Merrymaking | Fig Spread with Hooray Design

Halloween Party White Table Inspiration

Easter Dessert Table Inspiration

Design Sponge feature of Alli’s House as seen on Design Sponge

The Air Force Museum is a great place to visit in Dayton & has free admission.
It is located at 1100 Spaatz Street in Dayton, Ohio 45433.

Thanks for stopping by, if you would like portraits with me, contact me at hello@andreadozier.com to set up an appointment,
I might have peonies in my camera bag for you. ♥

Andrea Doziér Photography

 

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  • alli - May 27, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Your work is so beautiful! These are so special to have. I’m used to having fun working with you behind camera (so it felt completely awkward going into this!) but I just love how thoughtful you are about the whole process and at capturing moments.

This spring I started accepting studio portrait sessions at Dayton’s Lost & Found Vintage Rentals studio. My first booking came from Jill, who was a past bride of mine & now has her own baby girl! It was great to see them as parents & photograph them as a family of three. Baby girl had fun exploring the space & being kissed by mama and daddy. She makes me miss those chubby rolls that seem to disappear when the walking starts! As you scroll down, you’ll see she is just about ready to take those first steps!

Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér

Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
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Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
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Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
Dayton Portrait Photographer Andrea Doziér
Dayton, Ohio Lifestyle Photographer Andrea Doziér
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Dayton, Ohio Lifestyle Photographer Andrea Doziér

When we planned the session over coffee, Jill let me know that she was really inspired by classic black & white photography. It was important for her to choose her wardrobe so that the textures would pop. We chose to keep the setting very simple so that the portraits would reflect a minimal style. I really like how the print on her dress translated to black & white.

Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér
Classic Black & White Photography by Andrea Doziér

Shawn & Jill, thanks so much for letting me capture your sweet family! ♥

If you are interested in studio or on-location portraits in the Dayton area, email me at
hello@andreadozier.com for details.
Available for travel summer 2014

Makeup done by my friend Leslie with Ruby’s Traveling Beauty Show.

 

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Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

“Cincinnati, even your parking lots are gorgeous. I love how you let art garnish every nook of your city.”

I originally shared this photo & quote on my Instagram last night after visiting Cincinnati to help assist at a wedding. When I woke up, I saw that one of my brides mentioned that the man who painted this is artist John A. Ruthven… and I met him at her wedding! He was thrilled to host the wedding at his beautiful farm. He was a generous host who kept checking on the girls to make sure they had everything they needed while they prepared for the ceremony. They told me that he is a painter who also lives in Cincinnati, but I had no idea he was quite possibly working on this breathtaking painting that I saw last night. I wouldn’t have known this was his work unless I shared this iPhone image.

Over much needed coffee this morning, I’ve been speculating about the connections we make through the state & world. Sometimes it is overwhelming to keep up with the fast pace of the online community, but I’m so grateful for the people I’ve met. I treasure that we can keep in touch through images. It has brightened my day to discover the rest of the story behind a moment that inspired me.

Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

After doing a little research, I saw that the acrylic painting this mural is based off of is titled MARTHA, the Last Passenger Pigeon. It is an ode to the manner that they flew in & the tragedy that the last one died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. It is You can check out his website to see a video of the construction of the mural in a time lapse!

Thank you for sharing Erin! ♥

 

-Andrea

Find me on my personal Instagram @AndreaDozier and my Photography work at @AndreaDozierPhotography

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It’s funny how we can spend so much time in one place in a monotonous schedule. Next thing we know, it’s been six years & a lifetime since we’ve gone back. I spent the bulk of my time at Sinclair in Building 13 as a Visual Communications major cutting paper with X-ACTO knives, sketching design ideas, & being introduced to designing Flash websites (yes, I laugh now). My capstone project, the one that spanned a few quarters, was a fictitious card shop- Kismet. I’ve always enjoyed selecting clever greeting cards & unique stationery for my dearest friends & family. Creating an imaginary shop about cards seemed fitting for my portfolio project. I could have never guessed that years later I would return to this city block as a photographer taking pictures of a new (real) Dayton card & party called Confetti.

When I heard that my friend, Briana was opening Confetti, I knew it was going to be a place I would love. It is coincidental that it is just blocks away from my beloved Building 13. I passed Sinclair today very proud & a little sentimental to be a product of our city & that I’ve found my niche in photography. I believe it is another kind of Kismet.

Briana is also a wedding photographer from Dayton & we met through Facebook. I noticed she was always helpful & polite with other photographers, so I emailed her. That same morning, she had decided to email me. Within five minutes we both received messages from each asking about meeting in person. We laughed and felt that a coffee date was surely meant to be!

Briana’s shop, Confetti, is a new boutique card & party shop located on 42 W. Fifth Street in Dayton. When I walked in, it felt like every piece she chose was meant for me. Briana calls it a shop “that feels like a tangible Etsy,” and I completely agree. You can browse beautifully designed paper goods. Her specialty is also in stylish party supplies, including beautiful fringed oversize balloons. My only regret is that we did not play Katy Perry’s Birthday for our session… 

Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Wrapping Paper Display | Confetti Shop Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Loved being part of the “before” opening day excitement. Watching a friend chase a dream is a beautiful thing.
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Card and Party Shop in Dayton by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
I saw this pretty dress hanging up & when she asked if it was ok to put it on, I very enthusiastically gave her a yes. IT IS PERFECT.
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti is located on 42 W. Fifth Street in Dayton, OH. It is right next to Spaghetti Warehouse, on the street level. It is so cute, right?
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
From Briana: At Confetti, we believe that every day is a celebration and that everyone deserves to be celebrated. The shop is a modern card and party boutique, full of the most delightful baubles to help you share a little joy with those you love, and featuring the work of independent artists from Ohio and across the countryWe offer a well-curated selection of both modern and vintage cards and stationery, stylish party supplies and decor, beautiful wrapping paper and gift bags, small gift items—and, of course, balloons! Confetti is committed to helping you create your vision for your special event by sharing party-planning tips, creating custom decor, and hosting workshops and classes on party-related topics, like card marking, DIY decor, holiday wrapping, calligraphy and more. – Briana 
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér

Did you happen to catch Confetti’s opening at Urban Nights last week? Let us know what you think of the shop!

The beautiful lettering on her Confetti signs throughout the store were done by local Dayton artist Suzie Richardt.

You can check out Activated Spaces to learn more about the inception of Confetti.

Confetti’s WebsiteConfetti Dayton Facebook Page | Confetti Dayton Instagram

If you are a local small business and would like a session in your space, connect with me at

hello@andreadozier.com to get in touch!

(high five, I just used the word “inception,” in a post)

After I finished photographing her shop, I was thrilled to get my hands on some goods for my dearest friend! ♥

Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér

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  • Briana {Confetti} - May 16, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Oh, dear Andrea–thank you so much! These are so lovely. I will always cherish having these memories of the crazy few days of getting this dream off of the ground–it all looks so beautiful through your lens!

  • alli - May 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    What an adorable shop! I love how you captured both the space and owner. Will have to visit it someday. 🙂

  • Andrea - May 18, 2014 - 9:16 am

    You are so welcome Briana! It is a beautiful place you have created & I wish you all the best!

  • Andrea - May 18, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Alli, I thought of you while I was there! You would love it, please come back soon! 🙂

This next project has been a refreshing & creative journey that I’m really excited to share with you. Aubrey & I went to high school together, and I met her through fast pitch softball. I’m not going to say how long ago that was, but now we both have kiddos playing baseball in our hometown. 😉

When she started introducing her handmade Skin Food, I was thrilled to get on board & photograph her beautiful products. I love that her decision to start making her line came out of her desire to give her massage clients a better experience. She uses natural ingredients to achieve amazing results. She also uses them for herself & her four children, so you know that she stands behind her organic oils & soaps. I’m inspired by her hard work and the way that she has not only conceptualized each & every one, but also makes everything herself! When you order a package, she is the one who assembles it & ships it to you.

Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér

In her words,

“I began creating and crafting soaps and lotions when my sister was given a soap kit for christmas, I was twelve. I have evolved from kitchen kits to kitchens dedicated to my craft.

Skin Food was born years ago while I was making oatmeal baths to soothe irritated skin and coffee masks to tighten a tired face. I use SUPER FOODS, butter, herbs and oils to create Skin Food. I have formulated and perfected recipes to soothe, cleanse and restore skin and their ailments. I have spent endless hours researching ingredients, their origins, how they are cultivated and their benefits in relation to the body, nutritionally and applied topically. I have become the go-to for mothers, fathers, and peers often asking questions such as what can be used on their baby’s rash or to soothe their irritated skin. Do I have an alternative to a natural deodorant? What do I use on my skin? I began making and sharing my products with family, friends and clients. I have been touched by Skin Food stories and knowing a scar is a little lighter a or a rash is now gone. It allows me to put positive thoughts and good intentions into every batch made. I have fallen in love with my Skin Food. I have fallen in love with the results! I am in love knowing what I am putting on my body and my kids bodies is just as good as what I put in it.

She also shares some great skin care tips & information on her Etsy page, in the “about” section.

Call me skinny Photography by Andrea Doziér

Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér
Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér

Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér

Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér
Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér

Organic Call Me Skinny Body Scrub-Exfoliate Moisturize and Stimulate Photography by Andrea Doziér

Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
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Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Organic Lemon and Coconut Soap- Refresh and Restore

Organic Lemon and Coconut Soap- Refresh and Restore
Organic Lemon Lip Balm
Organic Lemon Lip Balm
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér

Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
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Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér

Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
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Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér
Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér

Skin Food by Aubrey | Photography by Andrea Doziér

You can find Aubrey’s Skin Food on Etsy here.
She also posts on Facebook, here.

Skin Food by Aubrey was photographed by Andrea Doziér at Lost and Found Vintage Rentals’ Dayton, Ohio Studio.

Since launching her Etsy shop last month, she’s had well over 100 sales throughout the world! If you are local, you can stop in & purchase items at her Indigo Massage Salon, located in Vandalia next to Warehouse 4 Coffee Shop.

Don’t you think her products make a unique & thoughtful Mother’s Day gift?
Speaking of that, you can get your favorite mama a gift card for a portrait session with me.
Email me at hello@andreadozier.com for more details! ♥

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  • Briana - May 2, 2014 - 8:57 am

    These are so beautiful!!