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.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Denise and Ady

Wow, what a great day, perfect weather perfect couple! Denise and Ady got married at Polen Farm in Dayton. Which is funny since they live in Wilmington, and met in the UK where Ady is from and his family traveled from to be at the wedding. That's lots of miles for such a small wedding! They allowed us to shoot everything prior to the ceremony so we hit a bunch of really cool spots. Since it was just them, we were able to hit each place and have plenty of time to do it all. My favorite shots were the red brick ones. I got them to do individuals while the other was off to the side making silly faces, they are such a great couple and it's great to see them have fun together. Thanks Denise and Ady! Marci and I loved every minute shooting with you, you both were great! To view all the photos, click here. - Nick

Hannah and Ben at French Park!

Hannah and Ben got married at French Park in August. Hannah is the sister of Mandie, a bride we had a few years ago. It was so great to see them again, especially since they have 4 adorable kids now! It was so great to catch up with them and work with such great people again! The day was perfect for the two of them! We had great weather, great people, and a great couple to work with! We did pictures inside the huge house at the park, and then got to shoot at a few places around the park too. Hannah and Ben both looked so great and they were both super excited to be married to each other! Some of our favorite pictures were at sunset in a open grassy area out beside the reception tent. The lighting was great and we had them just sit and enjoy each others company in the grass, and it made for some great shots! Then we shot some awesome photos on some antique furniture that Hannah's mom brought out for us to use. It was so cool shooting on our own personal living room out in a grassy field! They were some of our favorite pics from the day. Their reception was so much fun, and it all ended with a huge lantern release! It was one of the coolest things we have seen at a wedding in a long time. Thanks to everyone who helped make their day so special!
Hannah and Ben, thank you both for having us out to shoot your wedding. Your whole day was gorgeous and you two are such a wonderful couple to work with. We enjoyed every minute of the day and working with you two. We can tell you guys are going to be so happy together and we hope you two have a great start to a long journey together!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Leah and Philip!

We shot Leah and Philip getting engaged just a couple of months ago, and here we are, posting their wedding pics! We were so excited to shoot them again (and excited that Leah knew we were going to be shooting this time!) They got married at a really awesome house that a friend owns outside of Dayton. It was the perfect place for their wedding with close friends and family. We had a blast shooting with them all day and talking about how fun it was shooting them getting engaged at the airport. Their wedding was at sunset and it was so pretty, with the trees all around and lights in the background! They even did a lantern release at the end of the night and it was a great way to end such a fun day and to see off all of their guests. We had so much fun with the two of them and know that their great personalities really show in the pictures.
Leah and Philip, thank you for letting us come out to shoot your gorgeous wedding. You guys were so much fun and we hope you enjoy living in Seattle together! Thanks to Philip for having us out to shoot the engagement, it was one of our favorite things we have shot in a long time!
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This one is one of our absolute favorites! We laugh every time we look at it!

If you want to watch Leah and Philip get engaged again, here is the movie!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My new buddy Cason and his Parents!

Even if you don't know this wonderful family you have to watch this show, it will most certainly brighten your day! Cason is my newest little buddy, we went out for a little photo shoot last week and I let him bring his parents along. Of course they are old friends of mine so I didn't mind!

Danielle and Brandon in the rain!

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Danielle and Brandon are so cute together, as evidenced in their photos, they are just adorable. Marci and I had such a great time shooting their wedding. It was at the beautiful Carillon Park in Dayton and even with the rain, they were able to have it on the bridge. It was awesome. The rain, of course, added so fun umbrella shots to day and created some great memories for everyone there. Since rain on your wedding day is good luck, these two will be the luckiest people ever! :) Thanks Danielle and Brandon for letting us be apart of your special day. We are so glad we could share in your celebration! Congrats! ~Lauren

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Lucy, absolutely adorable!

It's Lucy's first shoot of what I know will be A LOT through out her life! Lucy's Mommy and I have been great friends for a very long time and I can't wait to see Lucy grow up to be just like her Mommy!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Sarah and Matt in Wilmington!

Sarah and Matt got married at her parents house in a really pretty little area they put together. It was a great spot for an outdoor wedding! We got to shoot at some really awesome places in downtown Wilmington, which made for some fun and unique photos. We had fun with the two of them and their small wedding party! It was really great to have such a small group to work with because we got to talk to everyone and got to know them really well. After the wedding, we did pictures with an amazing '59 Corvette that a friend of the family brought. Matt even got to take his new wife on a little joy ride in it! We had a blast shooting everything all day and then got a surprise at the end of the night when they had a fireworks display! It made for a great end to the night and some really great photos too. Thanks to everyone for making their wedding so great!
Sarah and Matt, thank you so much for letting us come spend your wedding day with you! We had so much fun with you guys and are so glad you gave us so much time to shoot in Wilmington before the wedding! Hope you guys have a great start to your new lives together!
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Vickey and Paul

Vickey and Paul got married at the beginning of August on a pretty hot day! We met the guys and Paul down in Cincinnati at Paul's new boat! It was really cool doing pictures of the guys on a boat, and we even got to go out on the water ourselves to get a few of them from the front of the boat! Then we headed off to meet up with Vickey and the girls for some pictures. The ceremony was great and you could tell Vickey and Paul had been looking forward to it all day because they looked so excited to be there with each other. After the ceremony we headed to do some pictures with the wedding party, on a tractor! Vickey and Paul got cowboy hats for the whole wedding party which was pretty funny too! Then we headed to the reception and had so much fun with all the guests! The day was great and we hope everyone enjoys the pictures!
Vickey and Paul, thank you for having us come out to shoot your wedding! It was so much fun hanging out with you guys all day and we are so glad to have been a part of your wedding! Have fun on the honeymoon and have fun on your boat!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Amy and Grant's PhotoGuestbook

I went to shoot Amy and Grant's PhotoGuestbook at the end of July. They had a destination wedding earlier in the year and then had a reception back home! Everyone was so much fun and they made a really great PhotoGuestbook for the couple!
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