Alison Kamper Photography » Dayton Ohio Photographer

i want to just type “no words…” all dramatic like and leave it at that, but i can’t. this couple. holy cow. they found me when they lived in south dakota. they googled dayton ohio photographers and landed on me. I’M THE LUCKIEST. what a freaking match made in heaven. yes them – they are definitely a match (you’ll see in a minute), but i mean them and me. everything just collided into a ridiculous magical spark. but it didn’t start off magical… we had planned a killer shoot and then a massive black cloud of storm hell hovered over my car as i waited for them to arrive but then it slowly moved east, uncovering the most glorious light and sun and beauty. i can’t even….. it was still mid 90s and 500000000% humidity so within 30 minutes we were dying to get in the water. it was the theme of the shoot after they told me their love story and how they met at a lake, so we knew we were getting in. and we knew we were getting sexy. but they were committed!!! let me tell you. they even waded through the lake about 30 yards in their first outfit to get to my magical driftwood spot and then stripped down in front of boats passing by in order to make it all happen… this is not normal, people. and it’s not normal of me to ask for something like that. but when i do ask, and the answer is yes, for the most bizarre things, this is what you get. this result. but i will tell you… they are probably 5 times more responsible for these images than i am. i couldn’t have done any of it without their complete willingness and vulnerability.  i’m done gushing. this just happens to be one of my favorite shoots of my entire career. i hope whoever sees this is half as in love with it as i am. xoxo. keep finding me, my incredibly perfect clients. i’m ready for you.

ok part one, outfit one. chill. part two, outfit two, PASSION. wait for it.

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  • I love all the shots in the water! You don’t see this very often but it’s an awesome idea! Congrats to Nick & Janae.ReplyCancel

finally getting around to blogging this sexy couple! i photographed these two on valentine’s day 2015 and i posted a few of these images just after that, with this little paragraph:

adam swept jasmine off her feet just the day before valentine’s, on her birthday. she let me watch the video of his proposal just before their shoot, and had she not been watching me watch it, i would’ve ugly cried right there. i mean i cried regardless but wow. nicely done sir. i was so honored to be able to join in their celebration for a moment and capture them in all the excitement just an hour before their surprise formal engagement party! too bad for the grouchy old security guard giving me grief about where i could shoot in the lobby and foiling my sweet escalator plans, but you’ll have that i guess.

maha – thank you so much for everything including tossing rose petals over them on the dance floor :). xoxo!

also jasmine, you’re stunning.

flash forward to today:

so i’m posting those and a bunch more from their second session. i just HAD to shoot them outside and i am so thrilled i did. once again, the planner of all planners, jasmine’s sister maha killed it with access to a private rooftop. and she gave my assistant ana and i beer. so that was fun ;).

these are a mixture of posed sexiness and flat out belly laughing because that’s just who. they. are. i love that they picked so many ridiculous ones from their gallery because truly…. that’s what you remember years down the road. the real stuff.

without further adieux….

jasmine and adam

 

 

the photo on the left. taken inside of a bank window. work with what you have ;). challenge accepted

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elevator love ;)IMG_3049bank lobby… i mean it was an attractive bank lobby i have to say!IMG_3029IMG_3070IMG_3202IMG_3236IMG_3255IMG_3277

2nd session :) months later

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boys used to scare me. boys are my new favorite. bring me all the boys. my camera loves them ;)

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seriously though…26_119_IMG_8426_alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_photographerand he has the cutest sister who give him hell. though he probably deserves it.27_121_IMG_8437BW_alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_photographer“run over there and hug your brother” so messy -which is always my favorite.30_132_IMG_8503_alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_photographer

i. love. my. seniors. the end. ok not the end. you want exhibit A of why i love my seniors? this girl. while hanging out in the oregon district, we spotted a street musician… i rummaged for a dollar, handed it to natily and told her to go throw it in his instrument case. she did. and in the cutest way possible. it was so spontaneous and fun literally the whole time. and we found a library cart – hey why don’t you just go check out the books? so she did. half the time i posed her, half the time she just did whatever she wanted like la-dee-dah. i couldn’t even handle her. confident and free. and she was so relaxed it gave me the time and permission to stop and think about what i wanted to do for the next shot. so thrilled she picked me to do her senior portraits. there are a ton of great photographers in the area, but for some reason, my photos resonated with her. that’s the client i want. the one where there’s a bond before we even meet. love love love

end gush.

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while traveling last month, we stopped near austin to photograph one of my favorite little families at krause springs. it was absolute heaven to me. i hadn’t photographed anyone but my own family for a solid month so i had built up so much excitement and expectation. and this family didn’t disappoint.

this feels exactly the way i had hoped it would.

~ xoxo ~alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0001alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0002alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0003alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0004alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0005alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0006alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0007alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0008alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0009alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0010alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0011alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0012alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0013alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0014alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0015alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0016alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0017alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0018alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0019alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0022alison_kamper_photography_dayton_ohio_senior_photographer_0020
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