2011 - Our Best Year Yet.

With every new year, we always like to look back at the previous twelve months, reflect on what we've learned, figure out what we can do better, and enjoy remembering the highlights. We could not be more thankful for the year we had in 2011. January brought the birth of our first son. This summer we met some of the most wonderful people and have many clients that we remain close friends with. We were so blessed to be able to take some great photos for people. Cameron's little sister got married. Holden's first cousin was born. In December Mindy was able to quit her full-time job to dedicate her time to Holden and the business. Not too shabby... 2011 was such a great year, and here's a taste of some of our favorite images that we created last year. If 2012 is even better (and it's already looking that way), we're in for a real treat!

Welcome to the brand new blog!

We're so excited to announce that with the launch of our new website, we also have a brand new, totally overhauled blog! There are a TON of new features and enhancments, and the new system will allow us to add even more functionality and features really easily in the future. If there's something you'd really like to see, please leave a comment on this post with your suggestions. The first, and biggest new feature is that ability for us to post individually authored posts. You'll see up at the top of this post, just below the title that it was written by "BRAUNphotography." That means it was a joint effort between us and more of a business related post. Posts written by Cameron will say so, and same for Mindy.

Poke around and check out the new site, leave us some comments, and we'll try to showcase a few of the other cool features in the coming weeks. Hope you love it!

If you'd like to access any of our older posts from the old blog, you can view them here: BRAUNphotography Tumblr.

Steph + Dylan :: Dayton Wedding Photography

Steph and Dylan are one of those couples. The kind that you can’t help but love. They laugh. All the time. Their attitudes are infectious. I mean come on, check out those plaid bow ties! Needless to say, their wedding was so much fun. And on top of that, they had one of the most amazing wedding day schedules we’ve ever had. First look at 11:00am, ceremony at 1:00pm, a short reception immediately following, and unlimited time for bridal portraits starting at 4:30pm. BRILLIANT.

The Lord was gracious and gave us a few hours without rain, and with such a flexible schedule and so much time to work with, we were able to get some great shots despite the gloomy weather.

And of course we gotta give a shout out to our friends at The Flowerman, who provided some killer flowers once again. Check them out if you haven’t found your florist yet, we promise you they’re the best.

(P.S. We’ve decide to stop including the website watermark on our blog images. It was a little bit tacky, and hopefully by now folks can recognize our style. Please don’t steal our images, it’s not very nice.)


Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells


Steph and Dylan are both really into board games, and they had a wonderful Scrabble theme going through the wedding. Each of their bridal party had their names in Scrabble letters at their place setting at the reception. They had game pieces on the cake table, labeling the gift table, and a bunch left over to play with during pictures. Such a fun idea!


Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Tie Tuxedo

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells


These next two are my favorite of the day, both taken by Mindy.

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells

Dayton Wedding Photographers :: Bow Ties and Wedding Bells


Ceremony & Reception: Grace Baptist Church

Flowers: The Flowerman!

Bridal Portraits: John Bryan State Park