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, June 28, 2011

Jessica and Jason's Wedding!

This was one of my favorite images of the two of them. The love they share is so evident here!

This image was shot by my totally awesome assistant Marci! She just keeps impressing me! Keep it up girl!

Jessica and Jason's wedding day started out with lots of rain...which is actually good luck for them! It also makes for cool photos. We did fun photos with the umbrellas and it was so adorable. Later in the day the rain cleared up and we were able to travel all over Troy and do lots of fun photos there. It all worked out awesomely cause we had plenty of time to do all the photos we wanted and the newlyweds and the wedding party still had some extra time to hangout on the bus and just enjoy themselves. It was a beautiful wedding and Marci and I had such a great time! Jessica and Jason, we wish you both all the best and a life full of happiness! Congrats to you both, you are a beautiful couple. Check here to see all the images from the day! Also, make sure to watch their movie below! ~Lauren

Lauren and Ronny's E-session Downtown

Lauren and Ronny are such a fun couple. I knew from the first time we met them that we were going to have an awesome time together. They were really excited to get out and shoot, and so was I. It was a perfect day, I even got to hear Ronny's overturned Jeep / Ax to the head story!

Tried a little something new on the images. This is a Cross-Processed look, it's a throwback to my college days, What do you think!? -Nick

Katie and Andrew's E-Session in Dayton

A few of these are the New Cross-Processed look. It's a throwback to my college days in the photo lab, whadaya think?

From the moment I shook hands with Andrew and Katie I knew I was going to enjoy working with them! They are just the kind of unique and creative people we love. We were even able to help them out with the Save the Dates, which ended up being one of my top favorites I've ever seen and I didn't even design it. They are such a happy couple and they spent the whole E-Session laughing and giggling to each other. It's so great to see a pair so perfect for eachother! -Nick

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jennifer and Adam in Dayton

Jennifer and Adam got Married at one of my favorite churches in Dayton on Memorial Day weekend, Holy Trinity. Good thing it wasn't too hot, Holy Trinity is without AC! They are such a great couple, we hit every awesome spot we could for the E-Session and the wedding was no exception! Jenny was a tad bit anxious right before seeing Adam and it was so cute. But Adam didn't take his time getting to her at the steps of the church so it made for a perfect moment. Since they did see eachother we had more than enough time to shoot, and when you toss in a super funny wedding party it's a recipe for some great images! Click here to view all the images, click here to see their PhotoGuestbook Images and watch the Movie below or on our YouTube Page. Thanks Jennifer and Adam, Blake and I had such a fun time with you we wish we could shoot your wedding more often!! :) -Nick

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Laura and Nathan's Wedding!

Laura and Nathan are married!! It was a wonderful wedding this was. Marci and I had such a great time with the bridal party and the family! The families made us feel so welcome! Laura and Nathan found this really great park for us to do photos at of them and the bridal party after the wedding. I hope I get to shoot there again soon!
Laura and Nathan, thanks for letting us be part of your very special day! Congrats to you both and we wish you many blessing for your future together! Click here to see the rest of the images of the adorable newlyweds.

Be sure to check out the movie below or click here to see it on Youtube!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Niki and Kenny's E-Session!

Well it's about time! I think I had to reschedule Niki and Kenny's E-Session four or five times due to the weather, it was ridiculous! It did turn out to be one of the nicest days of the year so far so it was really worth the wait, plus I got to shoot their dog Chief. I love when I get to shoot with dogs, Chief was so well behaved and since he was there for the actual engagement it made it all the nicer. Thanks Niki, Kenny and Chief. See you Friday! -Nick

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Jennifer and Mark's E-Session

This was sucha great session. Jennifer and Mark were so great to work with and they were up for anything! Glad they were cause it was a beautiful day and I really in the mood to shoot, especially with all the rain we've had! Some of my faves were on the bridge, right where they got engaged! Nice job guys we'll see you in September! -Nick

Denise and Ady's E-Session

Denise: "Can we go to a cemetery for our E-Session?"
Me: "SWEET! Heck yeah!!"
Denise: (laughing) "oh, great I thought you may think we were crazy for wanting to shoot in a cemetery!"

Different is what we're all about and this ended up being one of my favorite more unique places to shoot, I hope I can make it back there agian, to shoot! It was a great time guys, thanks for allowing me the extra time to shoot with you we really got some great stuff! -Nick

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Laci and Matt's E-Session

I squeezed Laci and Matt's E-Session into just over a half hour! I've been missing shooting E-Sessions cause I keep rescheduling due to the weather so we chanced the inevitable downpour and met up in Lebanon. We got done just as the tornado sirens started to go off, it was all excitement I needed for the week! Thanks Laci and Matt it was a blast!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Deirdre and Dan in Dayton!

Deirdre and Dan got married back on May 21, and we had so much fun with them! They are such nice people and we loved being with them all day! From the moment Deirdre called us to get information, we knew she was going to be an awesome person to work with. Then we got to meet Dan! He was such a great guy for Deirdre and they make a perfect couple. You can just see how happy the two of them are together! It was such a fun day and we loved shooting with them and the wedding party! One of the groomsman was even from Ireland! The reception was a blast and the guestbook was full of great people writing such nice things for Deirdre and Dan! I think our favorite part of the reception was when Deirdre's Dad got her brother on the phone to talk to her. He is currently serving oversees and wasn't able to make it to the wedding. Her dad held a mic up to the phone so everyone could listen in while they talked for a few minutes. It was such a great thing that she got to talk to him on her wedding day, especially at the reception! We hope you all enjoy the photos!
Deirdre and Dan, thank you both so much for letting us come and shoot with you guys all day! We had a blast and hope you both have a great life together!
To Deirdre's brother and all the men and women serving in the armed forces for our country, thank you so much for your service. We would not be able to do the things we do everyday without you!
Click here to view all the photos.

Click on the slideshow below to play it, or watch it here on our YouTube page!