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, July 10, 2009

Paula and Ryan

From the moment I met Paula and Ryan I was stoked about shooting their wedding. It was honestly written in the stars that I was to be their photographer and I'll tell you why. The date opened up about a week before we did the Dayton Premier Bridal Expo in September, and I really felt like I wouldn't book it and that was OK with me. My best friends wedding was the week after that on the 27th in Chicago so I felt like I could just take little vacation around his wedding and spend some time with friends. When I met Paula she was just so excited to finally find a photographer that could really understand what she was looking for and could match the vision she had for her wedding. My first thoughts of her and Ryan as we were talking at the Bridal show was "This couple is too cool, I'm not lucky enough to work with them, and I'm sure I'm booked for their date" So I asked: I was available! Couples like Paula and Ryan are what make up the vast majority of our wedding clients and they're exactly what we look for when we're boking a date. I feel like they are do deserving of a wonderful photographer and a perfect day because of who they are. It makes me so happy to see two wonderful people getting together and growing two spectacular families. My favorite little moment of the day was shared between Paula and I. It was when we were shooting her and the girls at Wegerzyn Gardens. It was the last pose we had her in just before we finished up, the bridesmaids we all congregated over my shoulder as I photographed her sitting on the bench. I told her to look over my shoulder at her girls, and just as she did she began to well up with tears. I said: Paula, you ok? She replied: Yeah, I just have really good friends. She had me in tears! Having great friends like that are just a testament to who Paula and Ryan are, I just loved working with them and I'm really looking forward to our extra session together, we'll im really looking forward to seeing them again however it is, I just love being around them! Thank you so much Paula and Ryan, I just can't tell you in words how much I appreciated the extreme pleasure of shooting your wedding and working with you both for the past year, you and your familes we're a blast! You can see all the images here 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 below to let us know what you think! Thanks- Nick O'Donnell / Photojournalist

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