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.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Jessica and David (The October 18th Jessica and David)

I had the pleasure of meeting Jessica and David about a year ago at a bridal show and it was friends at first sight. I think I was actually looking forward to shooting their wedding more than they were! Jessica and David are just one of those couples that is friends with everyone, they always have a smile on their faces and they truly care about others - My kind of people! Thanks Jessica and David, I really appreciated working with you and your families! Please click 'Find a wedding" to the left to view all the images and leave your comments for the couple below! - Nick

Niki and Scott

WOW! Niki and Scotts wedding was a blast. It was the perfect end to a wonderful 3 wedding weekend! We spent nearly the entire time shooting with them and we milked it for everything we could - they were just up for anything. Thanks Niki and Scott, your wedding was an inspiration to Me, Lauren and Lori. Please click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view all the images and leave your comments for Niki and Scott below!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Victoria and Tim

Victoria and Tim's wedding was a few weeks ago on a Saturday. With close family and friends on hand, it turned out to be a great time had by all. The wedding and reception were held in their beautiful backyard, a great place for pictures! Please click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view the rest of the images from this adorable couple's wedding.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Jessica and Jeffrey

Jessica and Jeffrey had an amazing day, the weather was great and life was good. Jessica was just stunning and Jeff just smiled evertime he saw her. They're just adorable together, Thanks Jessica and Jeff for making my job easy! Please click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view all the images and leave you comment fro them below! - Nick

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Will's Windmill Farm adventure

Will is the Son of good friends and past Bride and Groom Kate and Kirk Andreae. We've been shooting photos of Will about every month since he was born and I just wanted to share them - While they're technically perfect images, I really just think they're downright adorable! Enjoy!

Jill and Brian get their E-Session on...

Brian has been a friend of mine for years. His college roomie and I have been friends since we were in Boyscouts, I have photographic proof. I got to meet Jill a few months ago and you would have thought they were already married! They just go together so well, they even look cute together! Though I hope their kids get a bit more of Jill than Brian - No offense Brian! :! We just had a great time on Sunday shooting their Engagement session, and while I've been looking forward to it since I heard our mutual friend has a starring role, I'm looking forward to it even more for the chance to work with such an amazing couple!

Alicia and Jeff's E-Session

Well after sitting in traffic and driving by myself for 2 hours I was really looking forward to shooting! Glad it was with Alicia and Jeff!! We met where they go to school, Andersen University, in Indiana. They were up for anything, I could have told them to jump into a lake and they would have said sure, It's so great working with couples like Alicia and Jeff it's what I love about my job!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Molly and Gabe's E-Session

I've known Gabe since he was in High school, Now he's in Law school and just about done. Molly is a good friend of Amy and Jordan, who are also getting married in a few months (see blog posting below.) Molly and Gabe are having a winter wedding which tend to be my favorites, I love the cold weather and possibility for snow is way better than a summer wedding! Enjoy, and don't forget to leave your comments!

Olivia and Scott E-Session

This is Olivia and Scott, they are good fiends of mine. They have given me the honor of shooting their wedding on Nov. 15. We did their E-session a couple of weeks ago and we had such a blast! They are so full of love and they are such a joy to be around, I can't wait for the wedding!

Stevie and Andrew: Love all the way

I did Stevie and Andrew's Engagement session about a year ago and ever since then I have been looking forward to shooting their wedding. There is just something about them and their love that has a unique feeling, kind of like when my Mom made me chocolate chip cookies when I was younger. (btw, she still does, made me some yesterday - Thanks Mom!) Stevie just couldn't wait to see Andrew. All she said when we were shooting her and the girls was, do I get to see Andrew now? When do I see Andrew? When Andrew and Stevie first saw eachother that day you would have thought we we're all watching the end of an epic movie on the big screen. Honestly my eyes got a little damp, but I played it cool and said it was my allergies! Thanks Stevie and Andrew, I am so proud to have been a part of such a heartwarming moment, and such a wonderful wedding. Click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to View all the images and, as always, leave your comments for the couple below! - Nick

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Lindsey and Mike's E-Session

Lindsey and Mike are getting married November First in Columbus and I've been looking forward to shooting it for a long time now. Mike is the older brother of one of my best friends and he's a cool dude, Lindsey is a sweetie too and they really make an adorable couple! They brought along some cute props with them too! Check it out and let them know what you think by leaving a comment below! - Nick

Sarah and Eric

This was just one of THE COOLEST weddings we've had in a while! Sarah and Eric got married at Carrilon Park and Lauren, Marci and I we're the lucky photographers. I remember seeing the photographer at the other wedding reception that was happening at Carrilon and saying: "He's got photojealousy!" Because he wasn't with my wedding! We had a blast walking around the park and using all the awesome backgounds, and I just couldnt have asked for a more fun wedding party. Sarah and Eric did a wonderful job putting their creative touches on everything, and those wine bottles were a huge hit - the talk of the evening! Click 'Find a Wedding' to the left to view all the images and don't forget to leave your comments below for Sarah and Eric! - Nick

I love love....

I just love love. I'm glad too, because it would be a hard thing to shoot weddings and hope the bride and grooms weren't in love. The past few months I have been a bit overwhelmed with all the love I've been seeing at my weddings. I really hope I didnt just overlook this love when I was shooting all those years prior to this one but it seems like it just jumped up and bit me this year. Everyone has their own opinion of love, some of my favorites are: "if you can put up with her family, that's love!" "If you don't start to hate eachother after a week long vacation, that's love" I will say it just like Forrest Gump: I'm not a smart man, but I know what love is." and to me Love is when your eyes well up and that lump in your throat comes back when your groom walks around the corner to see his wife. I've been able to be a part of so many great love stories over the past year, and I have honestly been moved by the love my clients have for eachother - gives a single guy hope :) The year is almost about to wind down for us, wedding wise we have 2 weddings a weekend until November and about 8 for the year after that! As busy as we are and I still want to do more - I think that's love too!! -Nick

Friday, October 3, 2008

Look Ma! I'm Walking!!!!

Ellie Morgan my Goddaughter came in last week for her first year birthday photos. Man, It really doesn't get any cuter than this! But the real reason I wanted to share these particular photos is these are actually her first steps. Shooting as much as I do it's easy to forget how much photos can mean to my customers and how much they do mean to me. I'm a single guy, no kids, no pets, and most of my friends live in other states as well as my family. I'm really glad to have the McElroy family as my surrogate family, theyre always there to brighten my day. I met Mike right before his wedding to his beautiful wife Cheryl in 2001. We worked together and have been friends ever since, He helps me out alot when we need another photographer and I help him when he needs it. (shot a car wash grand-opening outside in the middle of February with a wind chill of 10 degrees, that's friendship!) The thing I like most about them is thier 3 amazing Children Michael, Camryn, and Ellie Morgan. I've enjoyed watching them grow. I love being with them, chasing them around and hearing them laugh, the laughter of those three kids makes a whole week of work and frustration just dissappear, It is truly my most favorite sound in the world. I was more than honored when Mike asked if I would be Ellie's Godfather, mostly because of the jokes I could make with the movie refrences, but more so because being a godfather was on my bucket list. I just felt like it was a chance to be a part of something great. Well during her session last week Ellie, Morgan to me, actually took her first steps while I was photographing her here at my studio. Talk about being a part of something special! How neat is that! You can see the lttle steps in the images above, she is soooo adorable. I'm glad someone is always there to remind me how important little moments are.... -Nick

Amy and Jordan's E-Session

OK, here you go Amy! They're up! (She's been texting me all week!) Amy, Jordan and I got together Monday nite at the Greene to have some fun and take some shots for their Engagement session. This is quite possibly my favorite engagement session ever. I will refer to this one as the WEEEEEE-Session, It was super fun! I think we laughed the entire time. They didnt hesitate to do anything I asked them too, maybe a little hesitation with the fountain, but it all worked out in the end and I couldnt be more proud of my own work. Thanks Amy and Jordan, I love the pics! Let me know what you think!!