Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Photosmith has been busy!

We've been really busy lately with weddings, receptions, band photography, portraits and boudoir photography. Here are a few images from the recent goings on at Photosmith. (Boudoir photos not shown due to client confidentiality.)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Katy and Brett's wedding by Photosmith

Saturday morning, Brad and Suz took a nice little trip up I75 to Botkins, Ohio for the wedding of Katy and Brett. Brad shot Katy's brother, Michael's wedding in 2005. I believe Michael and Lisa's wedding was the last wedding to take place at Old St. George in Cincinnati. Michael and Lisa now have two adorable children. The eldest is pictured below. Back to Katy and Brett. If you don't know where Botkins is located, it is near Wapakoneta, birthplace of the legendary Neil Armstrong. Interesting that Ohio was the birthplace to the first man to step foot on the moon and one of the Wright Brothers, who built the first airplane. I digress, again. Katy and Brett's wedding ceremony took place at Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish in Botkins. The sanctuary was beautifully decorated with flower arrangements adorning the ends of every pew. After a round-the-block getaway in a red convertible Corvette, the couple came back for a few family photos and then the party bus took the wedding party to the park for a few fun shots. Katy and Brett and their wedding party were fun to work with, playfully posing for photos on the playground nearby. The experience of shooting somewhere new is always fun. Their reception was held at Palazzo in Botkins, and Carl, the coordinator for Palazzo was a super nice guy to work with. Katy and Brett had a candy bar set up with lots of purple and cream colored candies for their guests to take. I had to eat one of the jordan almonds - one of my all time favorite candies. Here are a few pics from Saturday. -Suz

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jennifer and Eric's wedding

Jennifer and Eric married on the third of July. The ceremony and reception took place at Beckett Ridge Country Club. The bridesmaids wore pink dresses with black sashes and the groomsmen pink ties and white suspenders over black button up shirts. Eric later changed into black and white chucks for the reception. I wish I had thought to do this for my own wedding. Jennifer's dress was adorned with an intricate pattern of crystals which overlaid a pink sash to add just a slight pop of color to the dress. In memory of her mother, she had a locket with her mother's photo attached to her rose bouquet. It's little details like this which truly make every wedding unique and personal. The DJ got everyone up and moving and the dance floor was lively all night. Since it was a holiday weekend wedding, guests were also able to enjoy fireworks from the porch at Beckett Ridge. The evening ended with a sparkler send off and floating lanterns. Here are a few pics from their day. --Brad

Raegan and Daniel's wedding shot by Brad Smith with Menad Amrouchi

Raegan and Daniel married on the second of July. A very festive wedding celebration was held at a private residence in Fort Thomas. Raegan's dress had a pale blue sash and the Daniel wore a red, white and blue bow tie, both fitting for a fourth of July weekend celebration. The bridesmaids looked fabulous in red dresses accented with white chrysanthemum bouquets and the groomsmen wore white shirts with red pin stripes. Very chic but also very weather appropriate. Red and blue paper lanterns were hung throughout the yard and the event tent and the evening's festivities included dancing, marshmallow roasting, smores making and fireworks. The whole vibe of the wedding was a big summer party where everyone was having a great time. You have to love a wedding where someone unexpectedly brings moonshine. (Unless that's illegal, in which case it was most likely just water in a mason jar. Very strong water.) Here are a few pics from their special day! -Brad