When Dawn and Ryan decided on a location for their engagement photos, to say I was thrilled with their choice would be an understatement. The Griggs Boathouse, on the campus of The Ohio State University, flaunts a picturesque scene situated along the shores of the Scioto River. With the stunning backdrop, the couple’s Griggs Boathouse engagement photos couldn’t go wrong. And go wrong they didn’t!
Between the sprawling balcony views and the perfect way the light reflects off the water, this venue was tailor-made for engagement sessions. (Actually, The Ohio State built it for their Rowing Team. But, if they made it for a second use, that would definitely be engagement photos!)
I cannot get over Dawn’s velvet yellow dress and Ryan’s custom bracelet with their initials engraved into the stone.
Ever the stylish couple, Dawn wore a lovely yellow crushed velvet wrap dress. Ryan opted for a relaxed button down. Her gold pear-shaped engagement ring further accentuated the golden tones of Dawn’s dress. But Dawn wasn’t the only one rocking the accessories on this shoot! No way! Ryan wore a bracelet featuring the happy couple’s initials. This guy’s got romance down!
In “real life” Dawn is a highly sought-after hairstylist, known for her skillful modern work. Ryan teaches and coaches football. As if these pictures didn’t make it evident, together they make an eye-catching, irresistible couple.
The pictures came out stunning! And while all the pictures are beautiful, my favorite part of Dawn and Ryan’s engagement session was after I asked them to step back privately and speak some words of affirmation to each other. This was an incredibly emotional moment to witness from afar. I believe these were among the most genuine photos taken during the shoot.
Dawn and Ryan were such a joy to photograph, and the Griggs Boathouse was the ideal location to showcase this couple and their personalities. Seeing the love these two have for each other, I know it’s going to be smooth sailing (or rowing?) in the years to come.
If you like what you’ve seen and you’re interested in booking a wedding photographer, please contact Mandy to learn more. Mandy specializes in fine-art film hybrid photography and creates genuine moments that will turn into tangible memories for you and your loved ones to cherish for a lifetime
You can view the engagement session below and more recent work by clicking here for Engagement Photos by Mandy Ford Photography!
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