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.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Cody and Mom

Got together with Cody and His Mommy at their house to do some pics and catch up with them!  I did Megan's wedding a few years back then her MOH's in 2010, so since she gave us the awesome referral $100 off her order and the session being free for past clients makes for pretty cheap baby photos.  Which I'm sure they will spend on more OSU oufits for Cody!  -Nick

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stephanie and Carson

Stephanie and Carson Got married on Thursday June 21st, their anniversary.  Definitely not my first Thursday wedding but absolutely one of my favorites!  I got complete trust from them to go to some of the best spots and we had plenty of time, I mean PLENTY!  Must have been 4 hours with them, it was killer!  How could you not love these two, they laugh and giggle with their friends as much as they do with eachother.  The shot below was my favorite one of Stephanie.  Her Mom died when she was pretty young and I could see how much it meant to her that she include her Mom on a day that meant so much them both.  I knew I couldn't show her this one til the time was right, didn't want to mess up the mascara. The shot is Stepanie and the locket with her Moms photo wrapped around her boquet which she had close to her heart all day.  I will always rember that shot when I think of them.  Thanks a ton Stephanie and Carson, you guys rule!  To view all the photos, click here and if you have a smartphone use it to click here to download their app! -Nick

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Amanda and Thomas's E-Session

I love these two!  Amanda and Tom are friends of Kathy and Chad who's wedding I shot New Years Eve 2009.  We had a blast shooting their Pre-Session in the early spring for their Save the Dates, and it was even more fun shooting with them again in a new place.  We did a urban theme for the first session, and Amanda wanted to do a bit more country for the second, kinda match the boots and all.  Once I found the feild we shot in a few months back with Stephanie and Carson's wedding I thought of them instantly!  Thanks Guys, I'm sure October will be amazing! -Nick

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Christel and Mike in Charleston SC

Love this one of them crossing the street in Downtown Chaleston!  So much so that it's made it's way into our new prcing book. 

Sunrise on the beach!

Weddings just don't get any better than this!  From our first meeting it was very evident that Christel would be a bride I would remain friends with for a long time and I thought the same of Mike when I met him and the E-Session.  They are really everyones friends, just that great couple everyone knows and always wants to be around and they are perfect together! While they got married on Seabrook Island in SC we did a lot of their images in Charleston the day of.  It was so fun traveling around with them shooting a bit, laughing a lot. I mean how can you not have fun shooting such a beautiful couple in one of the most photogenic cities in the United States! 

Being down there with them for 3 days shooting the rehersal, the wedding day, the night of shots and Sunrise session on the beach is just what Blake and I needed to start off the summer shooting season with a bang.  I really felt like we were part of the family.  Christel's parents allowed us to stay at their home while we were there so we were able to have a little bit of vacation this year.  One of the things I will never forget was when I was walking into the reception the night of the wedding Christel's Mom stopped me and said "I just wanted to thank you and let you know how much it means to me that you traveled all this way for us."  I was blown away cause I thought we were the lucky ones!  Not only were we being paid to shoot one of the coolest weddings we've ever been a part of but she stops me and thanks ME!?  It was a gift well beyond any thank you I could give her.  My wife and I don't have much disposable income and free time with our schedules so I'm sure it would have been years before we were able to take our son to the beach but thanks to them we were able to do that.  I wish I coul express how much it meant to me to see my son's face the fist time he put his feet in the sand, the first time a wave spalshed over his little legs and the first sand castle we build together (and promptly trampled on!)  It was a gift I will be forever grateful for!  Thanks a Million to Christel and Mike and their families you were amazing to work with and we had a blast with you! -Nick

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Monday, July 16, 2012

Penny and her Family in Charleston SC

 I got to photograph my new friend Penny and her family while we were in Charleston, SC.  We started at the beach house and made our way out to the shore and got just a few before Penny decided it was nap time!  Thanks Penny, hope to see you again soon! Click here to on your iPhone or iPad to download the app and  Enjoy the show!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Carrie and David

Love this one of Carrie! 

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Whitney and Nathan's E-Session

What an awesome couple! I had a blast shooting their pre-session for a few minutes back in the spring so I've been looking forward to their real E-Session ever since. Best part was I got to suprise them with their very own iPhone/iPad! Just click here with your device to download it. Thanks Whitney and Nathan! Can't wait for September!! -Nick