Joe & Emma | Press Coffee Bar | Dayton Ohio Engagement Photography

When Emma originally contacted me about an engagement session, I hadn't quite put together who she was. She explained to me that she had just moved back to Dayton from L.A. and was taking over her family’s pretzel bakery. I didn't put two and two together until I talked with Will about her one evening. Will’s Master’s project was focused on the Twin Towers area of Dayton, and Will would always stop in at a small bakery called "Smales" for a few hot pretzels. I had never been there, but I heard him talk about it constantly; the best pretzels he'd ever eaten. After talking to Will, I soon figured out that Emma's last name was Smales--and we realized that in our home--this girl was a celebrity :) If you haven't had a pretzel from Smales Pretzel Bakery--you need to get one. 


I was so excited when Emma mentioned she wanted to include coffee and books into their styled engagement session. When I suggested going to Press [my favorite coffee shop in Dayton--even though I hate coffee--haha--but hey, they have THE BEST CHAI ever--hands down] Emma said that her and Joe frequent Press Coffee, so I think our plans lined up perfectly. I had such a great time with these two! I hope you enjoy the images as much as I did photographing them!