Monthly archives: July 2010

Melody & Brent
Washington Golf and Country Club
Mt Olivet Methodist Church
Alexandria, Virginia

I will admit it, I judge people on how they treat their waiter at a restaurant. You can really tell a lot about a person by how they interact with the people they met on a day to day basis. When I first met Melody and Brent we went out for lunch. Over our sandwiches they kept smiling and thanking our waiter. I knew right away that I would love these two. They have a way of making everyone around them happy and they have a way of making people feel good about themselves. Not just with their enormous smiles, but with their complements and ability to thank and truly listen. At the end of their wedding, not only was I blown away by the crazy beauty, the shear size of the bride and grooms smiles, but I truly felt better about myself. So Melody and Brent, thank you for having me be part of your wedding, while at the same time, making me truly feel important and special. That is a wonderful gift.

A big thank you to the talented Debi Parker for shooting with me! Your shots are just amazing and you are crazy fun to be around!

I love this picture! His smile looks like it is about to jump off his face! He had the look of uncontainable happiness as he saw his bride walking down the aisle!

  1. Kelsey said:
    I see what you mean about their big and infectious! Love these!!
    July 18, 2010  11:08 am
  2. These are really emotional images - I love them Kristi
    July 19, 2010  5:05 am
  3. Melody said:
    AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING - I love every single one!!!
    July 19, 2010  5:52 am
  4. so she is STUNNING! Great stuff miss lady.. again you have me anticipating another fusion! Can't wait to see! Favorite image: the brides eye through the veil.. love it! great stuff as always! Cheers
    July 20, 2010  12:01 pm
  5. Love these images! I agree that Melody is such a beautiful lady inside and out. It was a pleasure to help enhance that beauty by doing her makeup and hair for her wedding day!
    July 27, 2010  1:23 pm

Erica & Jonathan
The Most Holy Rosary Church, Abbeyleix, Ireland
Castle Durrow, County Laois, Ireland
Day after photos, Cliffs of Moher

This wedding was epic. I have been to a lot of weddings now, and I remember on numerous occasions at Erica and Jonathan’s wedding in which my jaw dropped. The reception castle, the greenery, the day after session at the famous Cliffs of Moher, it was all way beyond words. The whole wedding gave me chills. Erica and Jonathan are both such amazing people, it was such an honor to photograph their epic wedding in scenic Ireland.

The wedding was full of fun and a lot of Irish touches. The majority of the guest were locals as the bride is originally from Ireland (she moved to the states when she was young). Those guys know how to party. Erica even hiked up her dress to show off some of her traditional Irish dancing. I love the shot with the minister and his Guinness, only in Ireland. The wedding went until past 5am, like I said before the Irish know how to party!

After the late night Erica and Jonathan woke up early to travel across Ireland to do a day after shoot at the Cliffs of Moher. I have had a lot of crazy engagement shoots in my life, but this one was definitely the most crazy ever. When on top of a little castle at the edge of the cliffs, one of the men that work there said to us “you can climb to the exposed top if you want”. Erica, who has a fear of heights, agreed (I was shocked). So there we were with a 360 degree view, wind whipping Erica’s veil and me shacking so hard it was hard to hold my camera. It was sublime, and we got some of my favorite pictures ever! So thank you two for your epic wedding, facing your fear of heights for the sake of photography and for giving me an experience I will never forget. Another big thank you to my wonderful husband who helped out in so many ways.

Some of my favorites from the Cliff of Moher day after session.

  1. Debi said:
    Just beautiful. Sio looked at these and said "Wow!"
    July 15, 2010  9:25 am
  2. admin said:
    Thank you Debi and Sio!
    July 15, 2010  9:27 am
  3. Tracy said:
    Wow. You're right, this wedding was epic. Those day-after shots are stunning. The last one is my favorite!
    July 15, 2010  10:16 am
  4. Melody said:
    July 15, 2010  10:20 am
  5. Theda Gardner said:
    Beautiful, one of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Congratulations!
    July 15, 2010  10:27 am
  6. unreal lady! I have been patiently waiting for you to post this blog and it did NOT disappoint! Such an amazing wedding. Love the day after session images.. May have to sneak a peek at the gallery if you don't mind one of these days! Love your work.. have I said that enough? :D P.S. Fusion Session from this wedding? S.
    July 15, 2010  11:22 am
  7. Donna Littig said:
    Looks absolutely magical
    July 15, 2010  11:22 am
  8. admin said:
    Thank you everyone! The wedding was magical, I was really hoping I would do it justice.
    July 15, 2010  2:17 pm
  9. Juile said:
    BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I don't think that words can describe the beauty of the pictures or venue
    July 15, 2010  4:04 pm
  10. Laura Dunning said:
    Hey Kristi!! You may not remember me, we met several years back, through Mark. I just want to say I've seen your work in wedding magazines and these pictures are AWESOME! And I hope someday I can hire you for my own wedding pictures!
    July 15, 2010  6:20 pm
  11. Jonathan's Dad said:
    Kristi, these pictures are wonderful. I was amazed at how hard and long you worked for this wedding. The beautiful results show your effort and creativity. It was great meeting you and Paul. Thanks for everything both of you did at this beautiful and special occasion.
    July 15, 2010  7:48 pm
  12. LeeAnn said:
    Absolutely Breathtaking!!! What an amazing wedding to photograph! I still can't believe the pictures on top of the Cliffs of Moher .... crazy but well worth it!!!!! Congratulations to Erika & Jonathan!!
    July 15, 2010  8:23 pm
  13. Anna Carzoli said:
    Beautiful! What great pictures and a very beautiful bride. Looks like a 'dream' wedding.
    Thanks for sharing!
    July 16, 2010  5:54 am

Emma & Pete
I am going to start by saying that Emma means the world to me. When I lived in Australia we became close friends, and had some crazy times together. We traveled together in Borneo and now Ireland. Whenever I needed anything Emma was always there. When I was away from my family for the first time for Christmas, Emma had me over and shared her family Christmas with me (we even went the beach in Santa hats and bikinis after opening presents- gotta love Australia). She let me crash in her living room for weeks. Like I said this girl means the world to me. Pete is pretty cool as well 😉 He always had a smile and a laugh. When I found out years after I left Sydney that they had started dating, it made me smile. Both great people, with very big hearts. They moved together to London then got engaged. I was very happy to be passing through London a month ago to see them again, it has been over 5 years since I have seen either of them.

This engagement session was beyond words. My friend and travel buddy Tanja got us the major hook up. We got permission to shoot on the top of the Tower Bridge in London. While up there were told that one of the last people with permission to go up there was the Queen herself. It was very cool and very special. We got these amazing views of London from a national icon. So thank you a million times Tanja for rocking! What a great day that none of us will forget!

  1. Jenny said:
    Kristi -I love these photos. You have captured the love wonderfully.
    July 13, 2010  12:29 am
  2. Lexie said:
    Knowing the both of them, being emma's cousin, these photo's capture their warm and beautiful personalities. They're fantastic.
    July 19, 2010  4:26 am

Aylin & John
New York, New York
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Brooklyn
Columbus Citizens Foundation, Manhattan

I don’t know where to even begin with this wedding. It was perfect. I remember the first time I meet Aylin, we clicked right away. She is so passionate about traveling, her family, her fiance, and just full of stories. I could just listen to Aylin for days on her amazing life. Little did I know that her fiance is also full of stories and adventure. I can’t wait to start hearing the stories that these two are going to make together, all I know is that they will be full of adventure, smiles and a told over a nice glass of wine. I can’t wait!

Back to New York. The wedding was way beyond words. Aylin looked not only breathtaking, but she had an amazing glow to her. So happy and so in love. Aylin and John’s wedding was not only a celebration of their relationship with their family, but it was an awesome time, and everyone had a blast. Thank you two so much for making me feel so welcome and for making me feel like part of the family. It was a truly special wedding. A big thank you to the talented Natalie Franke, who not only ran around New York with me, but she took some crazy amazing pictures for Aylin and John.

One of my favorites of the day! The word sums up the wedding, beautiful!

If you get a chance, check out the video below and listen to what John mumbles to himself as he sees his bride walk down the aisle. So sweet! Music by Triple Scoop Music and captured on the day.

Taylor and Alan from Kristi Odom on Vimeo.

  1. Tracy said:
    Wow, Kristi. I love the fusion, and I love the portraits from Times Square! Her dress is to die for!!
    July 8, 2010  9:30 am
  2. Debi said:
    Love it!
    July 8, 2010  10:15 am
  3. admin said:
    Thank you guys!

    I was kind of obsessed with her dress as well Tracy.
    July 8, 2010  12:39 pm
  4. Thu said:
    July 8, 2010  3:29 pm
  5. LeeAnn said:
    AMAZING!!!! Breathtaking couple and the video makes you feel like you were there!! What beautiful memories!!!
    July 9, 2010  7:19 am
  6. Kelsey said:
    Another vote for her dress being amazing! Beautiful job on a gorgeous wedding, Kristi!
    July 9, 2010  3:23 pm
  7. lady! these fusions are rocking my face off. great stuff.. she is beautiful! cheers :)
    July 11, 2010  9:14 am
  8. Melody said:
    Gorgeous! The bride is beautiful!!
    July 13, 2010  12:02 pm


I think it is true what they say that Paris has a way into your heart. I had never been before so I was very excited for my first trip to France. Memories of chocolate baguettes, midnight bike rides under the sparkling Eiffel tower, a small silent Mona Lisa in the midst of hundreds of pushing tourists, lots of naked statues, a hike amongst the lush Forrest in Fontainebleau, and one of the best meals of my life. Paris will forever be in my heart, it is simply beautiful.

I think what really made the experience is my good friends and host, Claudia and Pierrick. I met these two climbing and windsurfing in Australia. We were all international students at the University of New South Wales, me with my funny American accent, and them with their elegant French accents. It is such a change to see them in their home and in their country. Not only did I get to run around Paris with these two, but they helped lead me to all the best bakeries, introduced me to their friends, cooked for me, and welcomed me into their lovely home. I was delighted to be able to take some pictures of these two around Paris. Not only are they crazy happy together, but they are just past the first trimester in pregnancy. They are going to have their first child! So thank you again for an amazing trip that I will never forget, and congratulations on your upcoming child! You two are going to make amazing parents. I hope to see you two in DC one day!








  1. Claudia said:
    Of course, I love these pics! It was a great pleasure to have you around, and this pic session was really good fun for us! Thank you so much! And please, come and visit again anytime!
    July 1, 2010  2:01 pm
  2. Chris said:
    Beautiful images Kristi! Great job! I love how soft the Eiffel Tower is! When I was there, the top half was gone. (Hidden by the clouds.)
    July 2, 2010  7:16 am
  3. Kristen said:
    love them!
    July 2, 2010  7:18 am