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, May 26, 2011

Haley and Tim's E-Session!

How awesome was this E-Session! Haley and Tim had me shoot a session of them down at Miami university a few years ago. They met and fell in love there, Though at the time they weren't engaged it was one of the most fun sessions I've ever had. I was beyoned stoked when I got an email from Haley asking if I was available to shoot their wedding in Charleston Next year. My response was a HUGE YES! It just made my week to see them once again and get out to shoot with them too. I'm counting the days til Charleston! -Nick

Jennifer and Brad the Firefighters!

Jennifer and Brad got married at the beginning of May and it was an absolute blast! We had so much fun all day with the two of them! They are just super nice, genuine people who love each other and love to have fun. We started our day at the firehouse Jennifer works at. We did some awesome pictures of the two of them with all kinds of trucks, and equipment. Then it was off to Oxford, with a Chic-fil-a pit stop on the way, where Jen did pics with the Chic-fil-a cow! After Oxford we made it to their farm house to meet the wedding party, which was made up of all guys! Firefighters from her department, and from his department! Jen arrived in a old firetruck, lights and sirens going! We did some great stuff after the wedding with the wedding party, Jen and Brad, and the old truck. The reception was so much fun out under a tent in their side yard. It was just the wedding we wanted to help kick off the wedding season!
-Jen and Brad, thank you guys so much for letting us shoot your wedding! We didn't stop talking about how cool it would be to shoot from the moment we met you at the wedding show! You both are so much fun and we really appreciate you giving us so much time with the two of you before the ceremony to shoot!
-To all the firefighters who were at the wedding, and every other firefighter out there, thank you all so much for your dedication to keeping our communities safe. We know that with all this bad weather you have all been busy and working hard, and we want you to know that we sincerely appreciate what you do.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Sarah and Eric E-Session!

Tuesday was filled with lots of driving and lots of rain, but also lots of fun! We got to do Sarah and Eric's E-Session up in Cleveland. They are friends of the famed Ali and Jeff who, up until Tuesday, the coolest E-Session ever! Thanks for showing us around the city and letting us do some awesome work with you! Blake and I loved every minute of it! Give molly a big rub behind the ears for me! Click here to see the show full size. -Nick

Danielle and Brandon E-Session!

This is Danielle and Brandon's E-session that I shot last week! We had such a good time walking around downtown Dayton doing photos at some of my favorite places. They are such an adorable and fun couple and they are just so cute together and easy to get really great shots of. Marci and I are gonna have a blast at their wedding in September! Check back then for more great images of these two in September! We'll see ya then! Thanks! ~Lauren

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Liz and Ryan in Cincinnati!

Liz and Ryan got married in Cincinnati a couple weeks ago on a gorgeous day! The weather was perfect all day and we got to shoot with them for a long time! We went to some really cool places that we hardly ever get to shoot. We had a blast with Ryan at his firehouse, and also with Liz at her friends beautiful house where she got ready! They are such a great couple and we had so much fun with the two of them all day. They love each other so much and you can tell that they are going to have such a great time together in their new lives! The wedding party was a riot all day! We loved shooting with such a fun group all day! Thanks to everyone who made our day so great!
Liz and Ryan, thank you so much for having us come spend the day with you! You guys were so great to be work with and be around! We loved having a couple so willing to do things differently! Thanks for everything and we hope you enjoy your photos!
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Be sure to check out the slideshow of their wedding images below!

Love this shot of Liz, She was just breathtaking!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Rizek Family!

Some old friends of mine Leigh Ann and Rob, brought their adorable son Drew in for some pictures! It was so great to see them again and catch up on what has been going on lately!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Abby and Mark

Abby and Mark got married a few weeks ago in Dayton. They were such a fun couple to work with and we had a blast with them and the wedding party! They were such a lively bunch and it was great having a good group to shoot with all day to get us back in the swing of shooting weddings this year! The guests were really excited about being a part of the wedding and everyone had a huge dance with the couple at the end of the night that was a really cool tradition from Mark's family! Abby and Mark were such a great couple to work with all day and we hope you all enjoy the photos!
Abby and Mark, thank you so much for having us be a part of your wedding day! You guys are a great couple and we can just tell how happy you two are together! We hope you guys enjoy your images!
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This was one of my favorites of Abby, she looked stunning all day!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Rebecca and Dustin

This is Rebecca and Dustin wedding. They got married on April 30th in a beautiful ceremony. It was a awesome day with incredible weather after all that rain we'd had been having! We got do photo at the courthouse in downtown Xenia, which was so pretty. What a fun bridal party they were to work with and Becki and Dustin were just awesome! Check out the great images we got of the them in the slideshow below. Also to see all the rest of the images from the day just click here.
Thanks ~Lauren