Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sasha and Fred by Photosmith, Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Sasha and Fred were married on Saturday at Christ the King Church. Their reception was at Embassy Suites Rivercenter. Brad also took their pictures at Ault Park and along the Ohio river.


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nic and Craig

I can hardly believe that so far my August weddings have been more temperate than my July weddings. Last Saturday's event took place at the Wiedemann mansion. I can hardly believe I spelled that right. I guess that quarter of German in college payed off. If you are local, you'll know all about what we affectionately call Wiedy. If you're not, here is a link that tells you about the history of the mansion.
I'll get you started by letting you know it was built by Charles Wiedemann, heir to the George Wiedemann Brewery.
The location is beautiful, overlooking downtown Cincinnati and the surrounding Newport area.
Nic and Craig were a lovely couple to work with and so kind to everyone including us. I'm only posting a few pictures this week because I have a lot of work to do in order to not fall behind. If you do want to see some more pictures, you can always go to the website. The password for this gallery is kingschultz.

We wish them all the best!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Janelle and Bobby

Janelle and Bobby's engagement session started out at Glenmore Bowl. Little did we know that it had gone out of business. We changed plans and headed over to Stump's, also on the west side of town. Stump's turned out to be a fun place to shoot. In one picture the couple holds two shoes, size 11. That's their wedding date, 1-1-11. They were fun to photograph because they let their personalities show. They smiled a lot and laughed. They were silly and romantic. It was so easy to take fun pictures of them. When we left Stump's we headed over to Graeter's for a little ice cream before finishing up the shoot. Everything was going well until gnome brawl. In one of these shots, you see two gnomes and at first glance, you think they are kissing. That would have been appropriate and romantic for an engagement photo shoot. On closer inspection, however, you will see that the gnome in blue (Mac) is pointing his finger at the gnome in green (Al). Mac got up in Al's face and was making wild accusations. Al had recently watched Top 10 Crazy Sports Moments and had the Mike Tyson ear biting incident fresh in his mind. The next thing you know, Al is biting Mac's nose. It was ugly. Janelle and Bobby were not dismayed and we continued on. That's really the best attitude. You should never let a gnome fight get you down. We finished up the rest of the engagement shoot at an old factory and everything was smooth from then on out. The textures and colors of the location added some visual interest to pictures and gave them a unique feeling. The sun setting cast a warm glow onto the red brick building. All in all, it was a really unique and fun shoot. I look forward to the wedding in January!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Beth and Akshay by Photosmith, Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Beth and Akshay got married on the 14th at the French House. A few weeks ago, my blog entry focused on candid shots, and last week the pictures showed off the venue. This week, I'm presenting a few detail shots from the day. Every wedding is a combination of people, location, details, emotion, friendships, commitment, family, ceremony and fun. I try to capture all the things which make each wedding personal and unique.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Becky and Adam's Wedding by Photosmith, Cincinnati Wedding Photography

Becky and Adam were married at Lake Lyndsay in Hamilton, Ohio. As soon as I stepped out of my car, it started to downpour buckets of rain! Their ceremony and reception were supposed to be outside. I wasn't quite sure what they were going to do. After a half hour or so, the rain stopped, the humidity was gone, and the sun came out just in time for the ceremony. Becky and Adam were cool as a cucumber the entire time and just focused on each other. Becky and Adam are a super fun couple. They did something really unique for the reception. The bouquet that Becky tossed was made out of gift cards! I've never seen that done before and was a great way to get everyone out on the dance floor. Becky and Adam, I had a great time working with you. Thanks for letting be part of your special day.


Elizabeth and Jeffrey by Photosmith, Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Meet Elizabeth and Jeffrey. They are getting married on October 9th at St. Ursula's. Their reception will be at Summit Hills Country Club. Son is their photographer. He took them to Eden Park and Mt Adams for their engagement shoot. I think he captured some really neat and unique shots!


Anne Marie and Ron by Photosmith, Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

This is a reading from Anne Marie and Ron's wedding. I've never heard it before, and thought I would share it here.

"We're all seeking that special person who is right for us. But if you've been through enough relationships, you begin to suspect there's no right person, just different flavors of wrong. Why is this? Because you yourself are wrong in some way, and you seek out partners who are wrong in some complementary way. But it takes a lot of living to grow fully into your own wrongness. And it isn't until you finally run up against your deepest demons, your unsolvable problems--the ones that make you truly who you are--that we're ready to find a lifelong mate. Only then do you finally know what you're looking for. You're looking for the wrong person. But not just any wrong person: the right wrong person--someone you lovingly gaze upon and think, "This is the problem I want to have."

I will find that special person who is wrong for me in just the right way."

This reading was just one of the beautiful and unique elements from Anne Marie and Ron's wedding.

We arrived at the Hilton downtown where we met up with the bride and the bridesmaids. They were tending to the final touches of hair and make up. Anne wore green heels and a pearl necklace. I liked the juxtaposition of contemporary with classic. Really, if I sum up the day, that would be how: a sophisticated blend of classic and contemporary. Anne's dress was classically white, but with a contemporary asymmetrical flair. The vows addressed many details of traditional western vows, but they added their own personalization. Ron promised to try not to complain when Anne told him it was time to get out of bed. One of their friends officiated the wedding. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Contemporary Arts Center. The Shepard Fairey murals were a bold backdrop for the classic clean floral arrangements and delicate paper lanterns of the dinner setting. After dinner, everyone headed downstairs where they enjoyed the photo booth by Magbooth and DJ Toad's club style entertainment. The dance area felt like a lounge with modern white and clear furniture and reflective strings of mirrors bouncing the light around the dance floor. Cecilia Rose and her team from Eventurous coordinated the wedding and tended to all of these little details. Anne Marie and Ron were a fun couple. Here are a few pictures from last Saturday. To see more, go to http://www.photosmith1.com/index2.php?v=v1#/proofing/. The password is moczyphit