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, November 30, 2012

Stephanie and Steven in Dayton

This was my favorite little moment from the day.  The wanted to wait to see each other til the ceremony, but still wanted to have a little time to themselves before hand.   They had a room divider set halfawy so they could talk and hold hands but wait for walking down the aisle to see each each other.  It was a very adorable little moment between them - especailly with the parents looking on and getting a little choked up. 

These two are just the nicest couple you could ever want to shoot.  It was certainly the coldest day we had all year for a wedding and the didn't mind one bit when we did the majority of their photos outside.  It was even colder when we went outside at night time after the wedding.  A quick stop on the way to the reception was so worth it, we were able to make a ton of great shots for them in about 15 minutes and still get to the reception without freezing to death!  Thanks for an awesome day Stephanie and Steven!  See you soon! -Nick  Click here to view all the images, and be sure to check out their show below!


Friday, November 16, 2012

Kira and Nick's E-Session in Nashville, TN

  When I met Kira and Nick they were just finishing up School and looking forward to starting their lives together in Nashville.  They wanted to move there to practice law, and when you practice law you have to pass the Bar in your practicing state. So they had a move and a big test ahead of them and rather than squeexing in the E-Session right before all that I suggested we shoot in Nashville!  I was so excited when they said they were up for it!  We;; we rescheduled it two or three times but it was worth it, the day we had could not have been more perfect.  We got to shoot at a ton of amazing places but the Nashville door was my favorite. Coudn't have found a cooler spot to shoot these two than this garage door around the corner from Antique Archealogy (The American Pickers store)  Thanks Kira and Nick, Great to see you again and even better to shoot with you! Click here with your iPhone, iPad or Andraid device to get their App.  -Nick

Caitlin and Craig's E-Session in TWO STATES!

What an awesome couple!  Caitlin and Craig met at Camp Kern while they were working there a few years ago.  I loved their engagement story, their families had never met even two years into their relationship so they invited them to their families cabin to spend the weekend together. Under the tree just off the porch (the pic at the top) Craig got down on his knee with the family around and asked.  I bet it was even more awesome than it sounds!  So the E-Session just had to be there - I wanted to shoot them at the cabin so they could hold onto that day forever and I'm so glad we did.  The cabin is in Indiana (well, the road it's on is the state lane) so technically this was a my first two state E-Session!  I loved every minute of it, we laughed together as much as we shivered together but braving the cold was worth it - we got to go to tons of places and the even treated me to really delicious fried chicken afterwards.  Man they know how to make me happy!  Hope you love these as much as I do! Click here from your Android, iPhone or iPad to download their custom app. -Nick

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Jen and Dustin's family session in Maineville

Jen and Dustin's wedding was about 7 years ago.  I loved working with them - so much in fact that I had a huge print of Jen hanging in my studio in Dayton for a couple years.  I was so happy the day the came waltzing into the studio here in Lebanon asking if this was the same 808 Studios that was in Dayton.  I overheard them talking with Blake and thought the voices sounded familiar - but there was another new voice I didn't know.  After catching up with them over the past few years I was able to meet Estella the newest member of the family!  She is the cutest isn't she!!  I was so glad the called a few weeks after to do family photos.  Love catching up with couples!!  Thanks for shooting with me guys! - Nick

Kaila and Kyle in Germantown

So glad I got picked to work with Kaila and Kyle - theyre are as nice as they come, plus I get to shoot their wedding in Florida!! WoooHooo!!  This little session was at Germantown reserve, where they had their fist date and where Kyle asked Kaila to marry him - with Scott's appoval of course.  If you get a chance you can even take the trail to see the tree where he asked her.  It will be there for a lifetime - just like them.  (i'm so poetic!) I'm so excited for next year and all the new things were doing here at the studio, and this wedding is going to be one of the highlights for 2013 that I have all summer to look forward too. A very special and heartfelt thank you has to go to my past couple and now friends Elisha and Dusty who reccomended us to Kaila and Kyle along with all the others over the past few years. Thanks a million guys! Click here to download their app to your iPhone, iPad or smartphone. -Nick

Miranda and Dave's E-Session at UD

 Aren't these two cute!!  Dave's cute too, right?. :)  Dave is one of Blake's best friends - naturally he knew where to go when he wanted awesome photography.  Miranda is one of the funniest brides we've had in a while - both of them had me laughing the whole time.  UD was the backdrop - we even shot in front of the house they met at when they went to school there.  I'm sure it was a great walk down memory lane, though there were a few stories that included Natties light so some might be a little fuzzy!  Thanks for a great session guys!  Can't wait for the wedding we're going to have an amazing time!!! Click here from your iPhone, iPad or smartphone to download their custom app. -Nick