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, August 26, 2010

Barbara and Brian

Barbara and Brian got married air show weekend, which was pretty humorous because he is a pilot! It was nice being back at Incarnation where their wedding was, I hadn't been there for around a year! They were a wonderful couple to work with and their wedding party was great! It was nice to have such a young and energetic bunch around all day! They are two of the nicest people you will ever meet, they both always have a smile on their face, so it was really hard to get them to do a serious face for the pictures! They were laughing and giggling throughout the day together which was so great to see. It sure was a hot day but it gave us the opportunity to shoot indoors at the beautiful church. By the time we got the reception at NCR Country Club it was cooled down enough that we could do some fun stuff out back! It was great working with a great couple and a great location like NCR and they had the perfect place to throw their party. The Photoguestbook was so much fun and everyone had a great time with it.
Barb and Brian, thank you so much for having us spend the day with you. It was so much fun shooting with the two of you all day and we enjoyed every minute of it! Best wishes to both of you!
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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Susie and Forrest!

Susie and Forrest are friends of mine I met while going to Wright State. Susie was actually the frist friend I made there over three years ago and I have been very blessed by our continued friendship over the years. Both Susie and Forrest are such kind and generous people. I am so fortunate to have been asked to photograph their special day. It truely was an honor! Enjoy the images and to see the rest of the photos simply click here. ~Lauren

Monday, August 16, 2010

Julie and Nick

Julie and Nick are married!! It was a beautiful day and we had so much fun with these two! We got to shoot outside the gorgeous church before the ceremony and after we went to a few really neat places. We started by going to the really cool blue clock at Carillon Park, then we went down to the Oregon District. It was so neat seeing the places where Julie and Nick first met and fell in love down in the Oregon District. It was an exciting day for everyone involved to see these two get married. Enjoy the photos, the love they share is very evident! To see the rest of the images from wedding click here!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Meyer family

The Meyers are good friends of 808 Studios, we shot their wedding 4 years and about 3 weeks ago. We even shot Kara's wedding (Meg's sister) back in April, so I think were fastly becoming the families personal photographers! What an opportunity to shoot their first son's first birthday portraits at our studio. He jsut absolutely loved his cake!! -Nick

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Nicole and Bryan in Charleston SC!

Nicole and Bryan got married in Charleston South Carolina last month and it was one of the funnest weddings we have ever been too! Nicole and Bryan are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They planned their wedding to perfection for their guests and it really showed! Blake and I met Nicole and Bryan at their hotel for a few pics of them individually before they saw each other. We knew it was going to be an amazing day before we even met them! The city is photography heaven and having lots of time and an amazing couple was just icing on the cake! It was great just driving around with the couple in one car all day spending time with them and getting to know them while shooting. Since there were two of us and two of them with no one else for most of the day, we got a ton of pictures of them! There were so many spots to shoot we didn't know where to start! We got to know them a lot as a couple over the 5+ hours that we got to spend with them. They are perfect for each other and you could really tell that they adore each other so much. They both showed so much emotion during the ceremony, which really showed up in the photos. A small thunderstorm put the brakes on for the end of our day but it made a great rainbow that we were able to shoot them in front of. The reception was a blast and even though the rain started up again, it didn't interfere with the party, Nicole and her friends just danced in the rain! We had so much fun with everyone and we hope you enjoy all the photos!
Nicole and Bryan, thank you so so much for having us come shoot your beautiful destination wedding. We had the most fun we have had in a long time with the two of you. Even though the weather was a bit on the warm side, we made the most of it! Best wishes to both of you!
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Blake and Mere are almost there!

So its been just over a year since Meredith and I got engaged. It has been the fastest year of my life and our date (Sep. 25) is almost here! Everything is coming together great and we are so excited! Thank you to everyone who has supported us and congratulated us on the most important day of our lives! Here a few pictures from us getting engaged that I have been meaning to put on here for over a year now! Thank you so much to our amazing wedding photographer Lauren for taking time out of her day off to come take pictures of this!
Here is my Fiance completly oblivious to what is about to happen.

I think she knows now!

If anyone was still wondering...she said yes!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Another Happy customer!

Thought I would share a recent review I found on our service, direct from a bride!

Photography – 808 Studios Photography:

Nick O’Donnell and his group are based in Dayton, OH and when I first started the planning process, I attended a bridal show in Cincinnati and found myself impressed with Nick and his work. He was more than happy to meet with me in the evenings at a location that was best for me given that I was in Cincinnati, and is such a laid back, cool guy. Since photographers are with you every second of the big day, it’s MOST important that you click with the person you hire, and it’s nearly impossible not to like this guy. He makes you feel so at ease with yourself and can make you laugh about just anything! He’s a newlywed himself, and as a photographer, knows exactly what he’s doing in this business. You can tell he loves what he does! He traveled to Columbus on the day of with no travel fees or time limit, he really proved how dedicated he is to his clients. He helped calm me down when I was stressed, and even offered to help clean, carry, and get things for us as we prepared for our tea ceremony! I believe he stayed with us for 10 hours, and we just LOVE our photos! He’s also the only photographer in the area we know that does a unique photoguestbook, where he and his team set up a “booth” at our venue and guests and come up and get their photo take by one of them (not a machine) and their photo prints instantly on a HQ printer for the guests to write their message underneath. They then put the book together for you to take home at the end of the night (unless you opt for leather binding)! They got every single one of our guests’ photos, and the quality of it beats any photobooth, hands down. A few of my closest friends told me for not noticing him AT ALL, he got a ton of great shots. On the down side, he’s pricier than some of the other photographers we looked out, but he was the first vendor I booked for our wedding and in the end, he was worth every penny.

From Alice, Boston MA

Thanks Alice!!

Ali and Jeff, in Dayton this time!

Ali and Jeff got married at the end of June in Dayton and what a fun day it was! The wedding party was a blast to work with and it's hard to find a better couple than Ali and Jeff! We had such a great time at their wedding and still laugh about things that happened that day. From the elevator ride with the guys in the hotel to having "Captain Cardboard" hanging out at the reception! We had such a great time with everyone that day and hope that you all enjoy viewing the photos as much as we enoyed making them! Ali and Jeff, thank you so much for having us spend the day with you. We had a blast and you guys were so much fun! Thank you for giving us plenty of time to work with you. We wish nothing but the best for you both and hope you enjoy your photos!
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Keely and Bryce's Engagement Session: Part 2!

Keely and Bryce Met me at the Lancaster Country club, It was the perfect setting to start the second half of their E-Session. We did the first set back in the winter time so we could send out the Save the Dates, and I have to admit the weather was a little more bearable! Man was it hot last week! But they were great sports and we found some great little spots in downtown Lancaster to finish things up. Can't wait for the 21st! Enjoy!Click here to view the show full size.