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.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Almost there!

It's been a marathon this month of shooting, editing and posting! I'm almost caught up on the all the recent work here at the studio and thought I'd let everyone know this post and all the others after it will beat my current record for blog postings in one month!

Ashley's Portrait Art Session

Ashley is a friend of mine who asked if I could do her senior pictures. I was so excited to do them but had to wait months and months cause she wanted them in the fall. It was well worth the wait because she was a great senior & she was very photogenic! We had a blast during her session! I was excited about how they turned out and hope she is too!
Enjoy! Click here to view the show full size -Blake-

Marissa and Scott's E-Session

Marissa and Scott met me at Cox for their engagement session last week, and I think it was just in time too! The weather held out for us and I think we got the tail end of the pretty fall leaves! They giggled through the whole session, I love to see a couple being cute together! Looking forward to the wedding next year, shame we have to wait 11 more months to see them again! Click here to see the show full size. -Nick

Kaylinn is 6 months already!

Go to shoot my soon-to-be-niece-in-law a few weeks ago! She gets more and More adorable evertime I see her! click here to see the show full size! -Nick

Kasey and Nick's E-Session

It's been a while since I've been to Polen Farm so I was really excited to meet Kasey and Nick for their E-Session there last week. Nick and Casey are such a cool couple, Easy going and up for anything! After we finished at Polen we went over for some ice cream at Freindly's where they had their first date! I'm really glad we get to do their wedding it sounds like a blast! We'll see you guys in a few months! Click here to see the show full size.-Nick

Jessica, Josh and Blake's

Jessica and Josh are getting married next Fall and I was really excited to get out and shoot them last week with all the fall color. I was also stoked that they could bring their son Blake for some family photos too! I love to get the chance to warm up to the little ones in the wedding party, especially when they will be such an important part of the wedding. Blake was a great little sport about it too, I could tell he just started walking because every time Grandma put him down he took off like he was running a marathon! He was quite adorable! Click here to see the show full size! -Nick

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Melinda and Bo's E-Session

Melinda and Bo joined me downtown last week for their engagement session. We did a 2 hour tour of some of my fun little spots, and ended at Cox for the great fall leaves. We really had a nice time, they're a great couple! Looking forward to next October Melinda and Bo! -Nick

Amanda and Mike's E-Session

We just barely made the beautiful leaves with Amanda and Mike last week! They are good friends of Molly and Gabe, a couple we shot last December. They really remind me of them too, Mike and Gabe are in Law School and their better halves are both teachers! Lookig forward to the wedding Amanda and Mike! -Nick

Amanda, Alex, Heather and Dave's E-Session

Nope they're not all getting married at once! We tried a little something different with their E-Session, they brought props: Alex's Cobra Mustang and his Best Man and Amanda's Maid of Honor. It was awesome to meet Dave and Heather before the wedding, even cooler to go shoot with them. I think we ended up shooting for 2 and a half hours or so, but we ended at Cox for some really spectacular leaves shots on the ever dangerous drive way of doom! We survived and made it back to my next E-Session with Brian and Nicole who coincidentally work with Amanda, and after all talking together we found out that Amanda passed my name along to Nicole! Small world, huh! Amanda and Alex are one of those super cool couples everyone is friends with, I can just tell! One great couple introduced me to my next great couple! Enjoy the images and Click here to see it Full size! -Nick

Alicia and Greg's E-Session

Alicia and Greg are good friends with friends of mine Michelle and Dan, whos wedding we shot last May. They're getting married next weekend in Columbus so we met for their engagement session and wedding schedule all at once to mark off two to-do's on their list at once! Usually I have to be the funny one at a session but They had me laughing the whole time! They really got me when we talked about what they wanted for their day, I could just really tell all that mattered to them was spending time with their family and enjoying the time they have together with everyone! It's going to be my kind of wedding and I'm super stoked for it! Click here to see the show full size. -Nick

Adrianne and Ryan's E-Session in Cincy

Adrianne was a Maid of honor for a wedding I had 2 years ago and I was really excited to hear from her when she and Ran got engaged! We met in Cincy for their engagement session last week and hit a few of my favorite spots around eden park. Then we headed down to Paul Brown stadium where they had their first date, and I loved the images we got down there. Looking forward to your wedding guys! -Nick

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nicole and Brian's E-Session

Nicole and Brian met me out at Cox for the first half of their engagement session last week. Turns out they knew Amanda and Alex the couple I shot right before them, and they even passed them my name! Nicole and Brian are such a super fun couple they were up for anything, and didn't mind me stopping at about a dozen of my favorite places for some unique images for them! Thanks Nicole and Brian! Looking forward to July! -Nick

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

2009 Holiday at Home

Another summer has passed and we were proud to be able to, again, sponsor the Holiday at Home festivities! To view all the images and purchase prints simply click here!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Molly and Brian in the rain!

We shot two of Brians best friends weddings. Joe and Josh got married n 2007 and Brian stood up with them, and It was so nice to see the old gang back at it again, out to have a good time! I've really enjoyed getting to know Molly over the past year, we had a really great Engagement session in the Short North district just around the corner from the wedding and I really began looking forward to September 26th then. Molly could hardly contain herself when we met with her and the girls to do their getting ready images, so much so in fact that she was dancing and doing push ups! (you'll see the images!) After an hour or so of pics with the ladies she was even more excited to see her husband-to-be and spend a few hours with her friends! I loved being with Molly and Brian when the first saw each other in the lobby of the hotel, it was a fantastic moment for them and we get great images every time we get to be a part of a moment like that for our clients. So we headed out for our excusion of photos. It rained off and on all day long, but it didn't stop us a bit we shot just as much outside, we just got the opportunity to use props! Everyone was a good sport about it, and Molly and Brian seemed to have cared less about the weather they were just having fun with their friends and living in the moment - Just as we like them too! Thanks Molly and Brian you both made it a bright and beautiful day! 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

Monday, October 19, 2009

Amelia and Greg's teaser pics

Blake and I had the most awesome destination wedding I've had in years on October third in South Carolina! I just wanted to share some images with Amelia and Greg before the reception this weekend where we get to show the whole wedding DVD to them so they can see it for the first time with their whole party! We had an Amazing time with both them and their families, I can;t wait for Friday to party with them again! Check back in two weeks or so to see all their images. - Nick