Hi All! Just wanted to let you know I am doing FREE sessions for Military families through Christmas. If you know someone out there that has a spouse that is deployed and wants photos of theirself with their kids or just pics of the kids I want to shoot them! Not only will I be doing the session free but I'll also be making a show of the images (if they want me to ) to share with them overseas. Holidays are an even tougher time four our service Men and Women and I would love to give them amazing art of their family to make their holiday a little brighter. Spread the word and tell them to call me asap, I'll take good care of them, but then again you already knew that right!

Thanks Friends!

Nick O'Donnell has been a professional wedding photojournailst for 15 years. He was chosen as PPSO's photographer of the year for, Picked for the Knot magazines Best of List, and Won Album of the year three years straight. This blog is his photographic life. This is real life as Art.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Donna, Bob and Mason

Donna and Bob had their wedding back in February and we were lucky enough to have the pleasure of working with them again when they brought Mason, their son in for a session for his first birthday! We had a great time catching up and playing with mason, He's got such a personality, Ladies beware! I just love doing portrait sessions with my B&G's we get more and more of them every year which is one of the reasons were expanding our studio this fall - More on that soon! Enjoy the show, and leave some comments for Mason. - Nick

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Sarcasm Emoticon

You know I can be pretty sarcastic, duh! But did you know that I had no way of expressing sarcasm when I was texting or emailing my friends and clients? Well I do now, I invented the sarcasm emoticon! Its easy to use: Just tell someone something witty and sarcastic and follow it with a colon and and an exclamation point, and if that's too hard for you, tough :!

Jen and Brian

Jen and Brian got married last weekend in Lancaster and one of the coolest little spots for a wedding we have ever been to! When you're at a location like that and you have so much to work with and a bride and groom like Jen and Brian the images just make themselves. We all just had a blast!! Thanks Jen and Brian! Click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view all the images and don't forget to leave you comments below for Jen and Brian - Nick

Norma and Jacoby

Now how about that! I must have thought that a dozen times at Norma and Jacoby's wedding last week. The had to move the wedding to a church because their original plan was to have it outside - beautiful day, no clouds; How about that! We left the reception and went to a cool lottle park on the outskirts of Greeenville for some of the most amazing backdrops we've had in months: beautiful images; Now how about that! Lauren and I actually got home while the Sun was still out, We didnt know what to do with ourselves; How about that!! What a great wedding Norma and Jacoby had, we just couldnt have asked for more! Click 'Find a wedding' to the left to see all the images and leave your comments below - Nick

Friday, September 19, 2008

Lisa and Burt

Lisa and Burt were married in Downtown Wilmington at a beautiful little church just like you see in the movies. We had a perfect day to shoot with just a touch of wind to keep us all cool. My favorite part of the day was walking over to Wilmington College at the brick and stone sign and spending a few minutes just with the two of them. We got some really cool shots - completely worth the walk! Thanks Lisa and Burt, It was a blast! Click on 'Find a Wedding' to the left and don't forget to leave your comments below - Nick

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11, 2008

Today is the 7th anniversary of the attacks of September 11th, 2001. This morning as I left the house I hung the American flag on my house that appeared in my first blog posting on July 4th, 2008. As I rasied the flag over my porch I couldn't help but notice the cool crisp air and the beautiful morning was just like it was 7 years ago. In an effort to reflect on the moments that have so impacted us all Lauren and I we're able to visit and photograph our experience of ground zero. The images we created will be available for purchase at our Shooting for the Soul fundraiser that will be held soon, with every penny of the sale going to a Non-profit that ensures a college education for the children of firefighters lost on September llth.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Catie and Jim

Wow! Now thats what I call a wedding! Catie and Jim put so much time and effort into their wedding - we could see their touches in every detail. I just live for weddings like this, beatiful day, geourgous bride, excellent locations, how can you not be inspired!! My favorite part of the whole day (ok, second favorite) was Catie and Jim seeing eachother for the fist time that day. Catie was at the edge of the woods and as Jim came walking around the bend she began to tear up like she hadn't seen him in years. It brought tears to my eyes to photograph such a heartfelt moment between them. Honestly, we just dont get to see that kind of love as much as we want to. I will tell you though, as much as I loved being a part of that moment my favorite part of the day was giving Catie and Jim their PhotoGuestbook, hey just loved it and it seemed they couldn't thank us enough for being there for them. Click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view all the images and be sure to leave your comments below! - Nick

Angie and Eddie

Angie and Eddies wedding is just around the corner luckily we were able to get together and do their E-Session last week! I'm really looking forward to the wedding and I know they are, you could just hear the excitement in their voices when we talked about their wishes for the day. I already know it will be laid back and smooth sailing with as much thought and planning as Angie has put into it! - Nick

Friday, September 5, 2008

Danielle and John

So I've been looking forward to this wedding since I met Danielle and John, and even more since I saw them at a friends wedding we shot two years ago when they weren't even engaged! One of my favorite things I remember about Danielle was when I was leaving that wedding two years back she winked at me and said "We'll be calling you soon" Almost as if she knew something John didn't, sort of like "If he knows whats good for him!!" John and Danielle are truly one of those couples everyone wants to be friends with and it really showed at the wedding, it was packed! Lauren and I had such an extraordinary time and I know the guests did too. Their PhotoGuestbook is one of the biggest we have ever done and I know that party lasted well into the morning. Be sure to leave your comments below and click "Find a Wedding" to the left to view all their shots. Thanks Danielle and John it was a blast!! - Nick

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Emily and Richard

Once I met Emily and Richard about two years ago I knew their wedding would be fun! Oh man do I love being right, It was a blast!! They really let us just run with it and be as creative as we wanted. It was a beautiful day and Emily couldn't have looked more ravishing. Their wedding party was a hoot and the families were just a pleasure to work with. Thanks everyone for making our day as smooth as possible! Click on 'Find a wedding' to the left to view all their images and don't forget to leave your comments below for the newlyweds... Nick