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, January 18, 2011

Kristen and Josh's E-Session!

Kristen and Josh are my July 30th wedding for this year which is funny becuase we did their engagement session in the middle of a snowy December! I am quite sure it will be warmer at the wedding than it was at the engagement session! It was so fun shooting at some of my favorite places at the Greene then going to Centerville highschool where they actually met each other. They had some insider knowledge on who had the key so we were able to get into the stadium and shoot some pictures on the bleechers, which was something I had never done before!
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Katie and Alex's E-Session at Clifton Mill!

I met Katie and Alex a few days after Christmas out at Clifton Mill for some awesome shots with the lights! Although it was a little cold out, it was great to get out in the snow and do some pictures because I haven't done that in a while! We would only get 15 minutes of shooting in between light shows but it was a lot of fun!
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Jessica and Jason PreE-session

This is Jessica and Jason. They are getting married in June. We got together to do some pre e-session photos out at the Greene so we can make them save the dates for their wedding. When the weather warms here in the spring time we are going to meet up again for some more photos of this adorable pair at the park where they got engaged. It will be lots of fun so check back later for those. Thanks! ~Lauren

The Ryan Family!!!

My couple Laura and Nathan are getting married in June. She called me up before Christmas and asked if we could do some pictures of her and her siblings and their spouses for her parents for a Christmas present. I jumped at the chance to help them achieve this goal. What an awesome family I had the pleasure to work with and I can't wait for the wedding in June to reunite with them to take more totally cool photos! Check back in June for that. ~Lauren

Friday, January 14, 2011

Andrea and Jay in Germatown

Love this one of Andrea and her father!

Andrea and Jay had a wonderfully intimate wedding the week before Christmas and I have to say it really put me in the Christmas spirit! I was concentrating so much on making sure everything was ready for my son to arrive I didn't even have time to get out my Christmas music. But since it was almost an hour drive for Blake and I to get to Germantown I thought I would dust them off. Andrea was one of the most calm brides I've ever worked with, and Jay was a little nervous, but you could jsut tell it was him wanting to make sure everything was perfect for his lovely bride. It was really nice to have so much time to work with them on an individual level. Most of the weddings we do have large wedding parties and lots of family that need to be photographed, but for Andrea and Jay it was all about them and we wouldn't have had it any other way. I felt like I was shooting old friends I'd known for years. My favorite part of the day was after all the guests had left and the family was cleaning up we snuck over to their new home and got some shots of the sunset and Jay carrying Andrea over the threshold. It was a shot I will never forget, in all my years I've never seen a groom carry his bride over it! Thanks Andrea and Jay it was a blast, you two were such warm and thoughtful people, we hope to get to see you again soon! Click here to view all the images and click here to view the show full size. - Nick

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Meghan and Nic!

Meghan and Nic got married in November on a gorgeous day! They got married at UD and had their reception at Carillon Park in a new area that is almost finished! They were one of the first couples to have a reception in the new room. When I met them I knew it was going to be a blast working with them because I could tell they were very artistic! I was even more excited to work with them on their wedding day. You can just see how much they love each other and how perfect they are together! We had such a great time with all of the guests and thier wedding party! We loved talking with all of the people from different parts of the country and giving the best man a hard time about being from North Carolina when he was in the home of the Wright Brothers! The day was so much fun and we hope you all enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them!
Meghan and Nic, thank you both so much for having us come spend your wedding day with you! You guys are so much fun and we hope you have a wonderful life together!
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Friday, January 7, 2011

Amanda and Alex

Amanda and Alex got married back at the end of October. The first time I got to shoot with them was at their engagement session which was so much fun, it lasted almost 3 hours! It was great getting to know them and talking about cars with Alex. We even did pictures with his Mustang Cobra, which he unfortunately doesn't have anymore. The weather was perfect and the leaves had tons of color! We met them at Country Club of the North, where their reception was later that day. They were both so excited about the day and the bridal party was excited as well! They were a fun group to work with and made our job really easy all day! It was such a great ceremony and we could really feel the love from everyone who was there to be a part of the wedding! When we got to CCN we were able to use some of the amazing color in the trees to get some great pictures, it was just like their engagement session! The reception was really fun and we had a blast being outside right next to the dance floor all night with the PhotoGuestbook! It really made for some creative and unique guestbook pictures! We hope everyone enjoys the pictures!
Amanda and Alex, thank you both so much for being such great people to work with! We enjoyed every minute of your wedding day and we had so much fun with the two of you! We wish you nothing but the best as you start your new lives together and hope you enjoy all of your photos!
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This was one of our favorites because it is just so funny and we don't see this at every wedding!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Karen and Andrew

Karen and Andrew are getting married this summer! We meet up last week for their engagement session at The Greene. They wore some of their totally cool Ohio State gear. It was so much fun and I know their wedding will be too. Their colors are also scarlet and gray, which will be awesome! Go Ohio State! Check back in the summer for more from this great couple and their wedding photos! ~Lauren