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.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Kelly and Josh's Wedding

Kelly and Josh were married at Josh's family's farm where they have a beautiful reception hall just for such an occaision! They are one of the area's best places for a wedding reception and they ahve one of the best DJ's we've ever worked with, Josh! So I know Kelly and Josh were really happy with their wedding, reception and DJ, it was certainly a wedding all about family! I can erally see where Kelly and Josh have received the gift of being a caring and devoted person, from their families! They are just one of those couples you know that is freinds with everyone and that was certainly evident in the packed house, we had a hard time finding a seat to eat at, and I wasn't about to miss out on the food at Cooper's Farm, it's the best! I had such a nice time with you and your families Kelly and Josh, Thanks for taking such good care of Blake and I, and thanks for braving the cold with us! Click here to view all the images and click here to see the show full size. -Nick
P.S. This shot was my favorite from Blake's images of the day. He's really been stepping up his game! Just wanted him to know....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Kathy and Chad on New Year's Eve!

Kathy and Chad had the most beautiful and intimate wedding we have been a part of in a while. I have had the pleasure of being a friend of Chad's since he and I were young. Chad's oldest sister is one of my dearest friends, and over the years all of the Barlow clan and I have become friends, that's just what they do, right! Kathy could not have been a better match for Chad, they are absolutely perfect for each other in every way, and you can tell she has become one of the Barlow sisters with no problem. It's is so inspirational to see two amazing people getting together to start their lives together. These two could not be cuter together either, I mean come on look at them! Movie Stars come to mind!
This is my favorite image of the day. To me, this is their relationship in one single image. I guess I can just see the love and devotion in each of their eyes and I can just feel all the butterflies in Kathy and the calming effect Chad's touch has on Her. I'm not going to lie, I got a little moist in the eyes when I was shooting this image during the ceremony, but I was laughing at the same time! See, I was shooting with my two assistants Lauren and Marci and the moment Chad's hand met her face our 3 cameras let out a loud burst of 10 frames per second each on that moment. Just made me chuckle a bit hearing my Girls doing such a great job! Kathy and Chad, a sincere and heart-felt thank you for being such a wonderful couple to work with, picking such a fun wedding party and choosing unique day for your wedding. I loved every part of it! Click here to view all the images and Click here to view the show full size. -Nick

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Albert Family

I photographed Megan and Patrick's wedding almost 3 years ago. It's such a compliment to me to see them back here again for some family photos! Chris (Meg's Mom) called me a few weeks back to see if we could get together around the holidays while everyone is in town and with some finageling of the schedules I was able to meet them here at the studio over the week long break we take between Christmas and the New Year. Glad we could get together, It was nice to see all of you! Click here to view the show full size. - Nick

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Laura and Josh's Pre-E-Session

I met Laura and Josh for some Pre-E-Session images so we could make their save the dates last week. They even braved the cold for me to shoot some in the snow, totally worth it! Thanks Guys! Let me know your favorite for the Save the Date Card! Click here to view the show full size. -Nick

Amanda and Zak's Wedding

Amanda and Zak got married on the 23rd up in Dayton at a beautiful Church on 48. This shot was one of my super favorites. It was the moment Zak saw Amanda for the first time. I just love the magic they have between them, and I loved seeing Zak make Amanda laugh so much! A special Thanks to all the wedding party for braving the cold weather to get some fantastic shots that I'm sure Amanda and Zak will cherish. Thank you also to Amanda and Zak for being such a wonderful couple to spend the day with. We couldn't have done this all without you! Click here to view the images online and click here to view the show full size! -Nick

Monday, January 11, 2010

Ashley and Phillip in the snow!

Ashley and Phillip have their wedding coming up in May, Thank heavens cause I'm sure they're looking forward to the warmer weather as much as me! We shot their engagement session last week and thanks to their bravery and my skills as a dast shooing photographer we got some really great images in the snow! Thanks guys! I had a just as much fun getting to know you when we were having coffee as I did shooting with you! We'll talk soon! Click here to view the show full size. -Nick