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, May 29, 2012

Shelly and Jake's E-Session here in Lebanon

Shelly and Jake's wedding is right around the corner!  Jake lives right around the corner from the studio so we were shooting in his back yard, definitely the most local shots I've done all year.  Glad we were able to get together and shoot a bit before their big day at Polen Farm.  Have fun Guys! -Nick

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Thank You.

I've been spending the weekend working, and I'm glad.  I certainly miss the time with my family, I'm just glad I have the opportunity to do what I love in the greatest nation on earth.  The whole reason I get to do what I love is that Millions of Men and women from My generation and many generations past have served this amazing country and sacrificed so much to ensure we all enjoy our freedoms and the choice to be who we want to be.  I'm writing this as a thank you to all my family, Most notably my Fathers Jim O'Donnell and Ed Burns who served during the Vietnam war, and Ben my brother who served in the Army.  Also to all the friends I've made over the years through the studio.  Tim Wolfe who's wedding we just shot served in Iraq and several of his friends have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Deirdre and Dan's brother was in Afganistan the day of their wedding and called at 3am local time to say "Hi." Jackie and Justin's brother is still serving in the Army but looks to be home soon.  Niki and Kenny's wedding last June was one of my favorites.  Nearly all of his groomsmen, Niki's Father and Brother, and several wedding attendants had served or were currently serving.  Their movie is below.  I'm so thankful for each and everyone one of you I have met and worked with over the years.  I am so proud of you and I am glad to call you my friends. Thank you!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Haley's Senior Session

Haley's Senior photos.  She's the first 2013 senior we've shot in the NEW studio on Mulberry.  Great Shots Haley!  It was a blast shooting with you! -Nick & Blake

Lauren and Steve in Minster

 What an awesome wedding!  Blake, Kevin (DJ KevyKev) and I headed up to Minster on the 12th for Lauren and Steve's wedding.  Lauren and Steve met us at MAry and Matt's wedding last October.  We must have talked for a half hour about working with them while we were there so it's been since then that we've been looking forward to our trip to Minster to shoot.  Now if you know Minster you might think it's not the ideal place for cool places to shoot, I disagree!  We just come up about an hour early and must have spent half that time looking for the "old mill" which I thought was some cool old abandoned warehouse/factory spot that we could find some rust at. It wasn't 'til right before we got to the church that I saw the bar called "the Old Mill" found the spots you see and I have to say I'm exstatic to see the results.  I have to give a huge thanks to everyone we worked with, from the Groomsmen and the Bridesmaids (Hi Kate!  Nice to meet you!!) and especially the families.  I loved working with you all, we just loved everyone and it's not too often that happens.  And how awesome was that food!!  I'm predicting it's the best food of the year, the cake was killer too! Thanks Lauren and Steve!  I'm so, so, so glad you're friends with Mary and Matt and came to their wedding so we could meet, just made the 12th of May way awesome for us!!  Click here to view all the images online, and check out the show below or on YouTube. iPhone, iPad, iPod users click here to dowmload their custom app, use the link at the bottom in the app to share! -Nick

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Julie and Will's E-Session in Cincinnati

 Julie and Will are getting married in December and I'm sure the weather will be a little different than we had a few weeks ago for their E-Session.  Their first date was at the creation museum, and if that doesn't tell you they're a unique couple just check out the props they brought for the E-Session:  A Croquet set!  Looking forward to December guys!  Thanks for a fun day at the park! -Nick