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, May 29, 2009

Leah and Matt

I woke up on Saturday with a slight disappointed look on my face, Leah and Matt had planned to do all our photographs outside, and the sky was nothing but dark clouds! We packed our cameras up and headed up to Brookville. Luckily the rain held off for a few hours so we could get the guys photographed before the girls and get to my favorite part of the day: Leah and Matt’s time together. They wanted to spend more time together than the average couple on the day of their wedding and how honored were we that they let us be a part of it. Right after we finished the girls photos we let everyone head inside the church while Leah waited patiently for Matt to come see her. Matt was anxious, so much that I don’t think he heard me when I said he can come join us to see Leah! He just couldn’t wait to see her and I could understand why, She was just breath taking. It was truly a griping moment when they first saw each other, the embraced like he just got home from a summers vacation, they promptly let us know they were up for photos! We moved quickly and just finished up the last of the wedding party photos as the rain rush in and forced us back inside. Another of my favorite moments was Dad and Leah coming down the aisle, Dads eyes welled up and he held onto Leah’s hand with the clamping force of an alligator and I could see Her Mom's eyes tearing up as well. After the ceremony it seemed like the hand of god wiped away the clouds after the ceremony! It opened up to the brightest bluest sky I'd seen in a long time and it made for some gorgeous exiting shots front the church. Leah and Matt: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being one of the most gracious couples we've had to date and making your day as warm and heartfelt as you have made us feel working with you over the past year. A big thanks to the families for making us feel at home, and a quick shout-out to the wedding party! "NICK, NICK, NICK, NICK!!" I've never been routed for at a wedding!! That was the best! Click here to view all the images, and if you would like to post the show on your Facebook or Myspace page please contact us at www.808photos.com Feel free to share the images and leave your comments for Leah and Matt below to let them know what you think! Thanks- Nick O'Donnell / Photojournalist


Ruth Rhodes said...

The pictures are WONDERFUL!!! It was such a great day...Nick, Thank-you for such great pictures!

Nick O'Donnell - 808 STUDIOS said...

Ruth, it was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your family!! Thank you for your kind words. :)

Anonymous said...

Nick, I just wanted to tell you how happy Matt and I were with all of the photos. We love them!!! You and all of the photographers couldn’t have treated us any better, everyone was great. Matt and I had so much fun on our wedding day, and I’m so glad you were there to capture every moment. We greatly appreciate everything you did for us. We can’t wait to get together and figure out what all we are going to order. We will be in contact with you. Thanks again Nick!

Leah Trimble