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, July 3, 2012

Sarah and Eric in Cleveland

I think this will be the one Eric is going to have as a 5x7 on his desk at work. Sarah you looked absolutely stunning!

I've been looking forward to this wedding for well over a year.  In fact it's been nearly 15 months since we did their E-Session up in Cleveland.  While the weather was certainly different for the wedding (E-Session rained ALL day!) Sarah and Eric were still that amazing couple I first met at Ali and Jeff Wrights wedding back in June of 2010.  You just have to love this couple, they are as nice and thoughtful as they come and went above and beyond for Blake and I to make us feel welcome.  I was definitely shooting friends that day we laughed together, cried together ( but I'm just an emotional kinda guy)and just enjoyed the day together.  It was a blast!  One of our first stops was one of the coolest bridges I've ever seen. It had it all, great lighting bold colors and unique angles all it needed was a beautiful couple!

This is one of my favorites!  Sarah is toasting to her Father along with her Brother and Mother.  Sarahs Father passed away but before he passed left her a note, and a 1988 bottle of Dom Perignon that the family toasted him with. The note he left her was read that night at the reception by Jason and There wasn't a dry eye in the whole ballroom, including mine.  Even as I read this I'm laughing and crying thinking of that night as it was being read.  It was hilarious, heart warming, thoughtful and FULL of love!  While I know it wasn't a replacement, it was as close as you could come to her Father being there to give Sarah a hug.  That letter was easily one of the greatest moments I've ever been a part of in my 16 years as a wedding photographer.  I hope I can love my son as much as your father loves you Sarah! 

I am still just overjoyed that we got to spend such a wonderful day with you and your families.  I haven't enjoyed a wedding as yours in, well, about 2 years ;) Thank you so much for your kindness and being so great to work with, it was all perfect!  Click here to view all the images or Click here to view the show on YouTube. -Nick

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