Family Portrait Session at Cox Arboretum

Family Portrait Session at Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio
Family Portrait Session at Cox Arboretum by Ashley Lynn Photography in Dayton, Ohio

Dayton’s Cox Arboretum Metro Park


I met with the Backus Family for their family portrait session at Cox Arboretum Metro Park in Dayton, Ohio. This is one of my favorite parks to shoot family portrait sessions during the spring and especially summer. The gardens are so lush and vibrant, with plenty of room for everyone to roam.

Family Photo Session at Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio
Family Portrait Session by Ashley Lynn Photography at Cox Arboretum in Dayton, Ohio

A Festive Family Reunion


This family portrait session brought together a small crowd to celebrate life and love together.

I did Allison’s senior photos years ago, and I also photographed Allison, her husband Justin, and daughter Reese (with their two hilarious dogs) during my Christmas Minis last year. I always love it when clients bring their pets!

For this session, the family was able to all get together this week for the 4th of July and family portraits. Her brother and his partner came in from NYC, driving to avoid any threat of Covid in the airports.

Couples portrait photography at Cox Arboretum
Family portrait session by Ashley Lynn Photography

Summer Family Portrait Session

After months of quarantine, this blossoming family beamed as they came together for their full-length portrait session. You could tell how happy they were to just be together, celebrating their beautiful family.

It was a hot day, but luckily we did it in the morning with full sun and bountiful backgrounds. Reese loved to dance and was dancing all around the gardens. Just such a sweet family.

I was wearing the same colors as the family, which was funny. Peach and blue. This is such a fun color palette for families and large crowds. Psst.. if you need some inspiration for your next family portrait session, check out this blog all about what to wear for various photo needs!

Cox Arboretum couples photos by Ashley Lynn Photo
Family portrait session with photography by Ashley Lynn Photography

Send this family some love and leave a comment on the bottom of this blog post. If they receive 15 or more comments, they will win a free photo print!

xoxo, Ashley

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