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, August 25, 2009

Alyssa and Geoff's E-Session!

What a fun engagement session! Alyssa and Geoff met me up at a little park in Huber Heights for some cute shots at one of their favorite spots, I loved the grass shots! Looking forward to the wedding in November! -Nick

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Yana and David's Wedding

Yana and David had a beautiful intimate wedding at the UD chapel last weekend. My favorite part of the wedding was listening to their love story as told by the MC Brian Harris. It was so funny to hear how the met and began their own love story. It was very similar to my own as I met my fiance through the internet as well. While we didn't have such a far distance between us we did have the Dayton to Cincinnati commute and it all worked out. Yana and David had states between them and we all know how well that turned out! Plus, their love story made me super hungry for BD's Monglian grill! (I got it Sunday after Church!) Click here if you would like to see 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 below to let us know what you think! Thanks- Nick O'Donnell / Photojournalist

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Elisha and Dusty's E-Session

I met Elisha and Dusty up at Cox last week for thier engagement session, well the second half if it I guess! You may remember thier dogs from the previous post: Save the date cards are going to the dogs! Well they aren't actually in those photos but the dogs dleong to them, that was thier save the date card photo session. It was great to finally meet Dusty and see Elisha again, and I'm super stoked about our shooting together in October! - Nick

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Kathy and Chad

Wow! Kathy and Chad are friends of mine, and I get to shoot their wedding on New Years Eve. If the Engagement session is any inclination on how the wedding will be, I'll be in heaven! We met down on third street near the cannery, and walked around for about 2 hours just talking wedding details and having fun shooting, they even let me shoot them in the street on the double yellow line, they're daring! I can't wait, this New Years Eve will be a blast! - Nick

Having a ball with Bella!

Baby Bella and her Mother came in over the July Fourth weekend and we got together at our brand new studio for some adorable photos! Bella continued the family tradition of being a first for my company. Emily and Shawn, Bella's Mom and Dad we're my first wedding I shot when I started my business full time, back in '04. Bella was the first baby I photographed in our new studio. It kind of made me realize just how far I have brought my company in 5 years! I was working out of my apartment on Shroyer road that was about 500 sq ft, and the new addition to our studio was over 1200 sq ft. So in five years, its gone from me with one camera, to 10 cameras, 5 employees, 2500 sq ft, and one really blessed photographer! I wonder what it will be like if Bella bcomes the first Bride I photographed baby photos of?

I can't wait! -Nick

Friday, August 7, 2009

Jill and Brian: the definition of a great time!

Jill and Brian had teir wedding at the Darby House outside of Columbus last weekend and we we're so honored to be a part of such a wonderful day. It was a small intimate wedding and Lauren, Blake and I felt like we we're just one of the family. My favorite part was surely the ceremony, not only was it a beautiful setting but the officiant gave one of the most heartfelt, thoughtful, and humorous services I've ever been a part of. He had us laughing and crying, and it was exactly as great as I thought It would be. You see I've known Brad the officiant since I was a boyscout, (check my facebook page for the photos) and I was really looking forward to see him do his first wedding! Brad and Brian were college roomates and have been great friends ever since. Brain and Jill wanted Brad to be a part of the wedding, and with the wedding party already chosen they picked the next logical choice: the officiant! Brad is, always had been, and always will be that friend we can go to for anything and will always have a funny story to share to brighten your day, and this wedding was his moment to give love back to Brian and Jill for their friendship over the years. I'm sure everyone will agree he did a fantastic job, I mean I see about 50 weddings a year and have been shooting them for almost 13 years now, and his service 'takes the cake.' Thank you Jill and Brian, all of your preperations turned into one of the greatest weddings Lauren, Blake and I have ever been a part of, we truly loved shooting with you and can't wait till our paths cross again! Click here to see 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 below to let us know what you think! Thanks- Nick O'Donnell / Photojournalist

Jill had to wipe her eyes when she and brian saw each other for the first time, I love being a part of emotional moments between my customers!

I'm quite sure they laughed together all day long...

Jill was absoloutely stunning in one of the most unique dresses I've seen in quite a while.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Yana and David E-Session

I met Yana and David at the Greene yesterday to talk about the wedding this Saturday. They were a fun couple, always smiling and giggling together. Looking forward to shooting Saturday. Yana, don't forget to call me on my cell phone and let me know which picture you want for your cards. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Lost my phone!

Hey everyone and anyone! I lost my phone on the 808 Studios monthly day out so I had to buy a new one! Unfortunately I lost all my numbers too!! So if you can send me a text at 937-232-2705 and let me know you name so I can get your contact info reaced on my new phone!! :) -Nick ( new iPhone 3Gs owner )

Monday, August 3, 2009

Christine and Don

Christine and Don got married on July 18Th in a beautiful ceremony in their side yard of their house in Yellow Springs. It was a wonderful day spent with their nearest and dearest family and friends. It was easy to see that having these special people around them made their day extra special. Due to the kind and generous hearts that both Christine and Don posses it was quickly apparent to all why those same friends and family wouldn't have missed this day for the world. Congrats to you both! And to see the rest of the pictures from Christine and Don's wedding click the 'purchase prints' link on the left. ~Lauren