Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015

 

As I was preparing this post, I thought about a recent conversation I had with my Grandma. She was visiting my parents and was telling me about my late Grandpa's sisters. One of them, Ursala, was an artist I've heard mentioned from time to time but never met. My Grandma reminded me that years ago she worked for a department store and was responsible for drawing pictures of the newly stocked dresses for newspaper advertisements. I've heard about Ursala before, but this time when the story fired on my synapses I realized that in my own way I have followed in her footsteps.

Although my great aunt had never heard about Instagram or Facebook, it was really cool to feel a connection with her and imagine that we must have been wired in a similar way. I would have loved to peek into her life in the 40s to see her drawing dresses!

Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com

When Kristyn told me what she was preparing for Taylor Monroe's December lookbook, I was really excited to get started! We shot this at Lost & Found Vintage Rentals downtown. I asked if we could play Christmas music, because that's the best way to shoot!

Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
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Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Hosting by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Taylor Monroe Christmas 2015 - Commercial Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
2015 Taylor Monroe Christmas by AndreaBelleStudios.com
2015 Taylor Monroe Christmas by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com

Next Taylor Monroe post will be... New Year's Eve 2016 party looks!

Christmas Lookbook 2015 Taylor Monroe by AndreaBelleStudios.com

This video shows just part of the setup & shooting (I'm in the tan blazer). Photographing commercial projects are a lot of work and focus, but always very cool to see ideas come to life!

Here is a little behind the scenes from our Holiday Lookbook Photoshoot Monday. Enjoy!

Posted by Shop Taylor Monroe on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Check out Taylor Monroe online at http://shoptaylormonroe.com/ or in person at their store (next to Pure Couture) located near the Dayton Mall at 464 Springboro Pike.

Happy Shopping!

-Andrea

 

Dayton Fall Portrait Sessions - Gem City Photographs 2015

 

* Fall Portrait Dates have passed, thanks to all who booked them this year!

Today is the first day of fall and many of you have started thinking about family portrait sessions. Whether it's because you want to document this year with your little ones (human and/or the furry ones) for Christmas cards or for the walls in your house. We live in a beautiful city that boasts gorgeous autumn colors. The more I've explored our city and gotten to know my favorite corners, I truly believe Dayton should still be called a "gem." I'm so excited to plan some autumn portrait sessions around the places near and dear to my heart.

Andrea Belle Studios Dayton "Gem City" Sessions
Dayton, Ohio Portrait Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com

Thanks for visiting!

-Andrea

 

Miami University Engagement Session

 

Oxford Alumni Engagement Session by Andrea Belle Studios

Will & Alicia were excited to have their engagement portraits taken at Miami University. They met on campus nearly ten years ago, but didn't start dating until a few years after graduating. During a visit back to Miami, Will proposed to Alicia last winter. Clearly she said "yes," and they will be getting married soon!

Miami University Oxford Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Oxford Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Oxford Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Bagel & Deli Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com

At the end of their session, we stopped by Bagel & Deli. I have delicious memories of stopping there in middle school while visiting my brother or watching his cross country meets at Miami. It was just as good (and messy) as I remembered.
 

Bagel and Deli at Miami University Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
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Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Wedding and Engagement Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami University Oxford Engagement Session by AndreaBelleStudios.com
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Always love the beautiful drive to Miami University & photographing couples on campus! Thanks for having me Alicia & Will, excited for your wedding!

-Andrea

 

 

Dayton Branding Photography | Pig of the Month BBQ

 

Commercial Photography by Andrea Belle Studios

The objective of this styled shoot was to create images that show the story of how Lea Richards conceptualized her company and created recipes in her kitchen. Pig of the Month BBQ has grown to offer an assortment of yummy flavors & products, like Coffee Bacon and Key West Grilling Sauce. It was neat to showcase where it all started and who is behind this rising company.

Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Pig of the Month Branding Portraits by AndreaBelleStudios.com

You can see more of this session on Pig of the Month's Instagram, @PigOfTheMonth and a few snippets on mine at @AndreaBelleStudios.

Thanks for having me Lea!

-Andrea

 

Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios

 

Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios

Carly & Tyler were married under August's first gorgeous blue sky. Here is a preview of their wedding.

Cincinnati Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios

Loved the way Carly had Oberer's Flowers decorate her cake. It was a simple and colorful way to dress the cake and I was obsessed with her gold sequin tablecloth!

Cake Solution When Baker Goes MIA - AndreaBelleStudios.com

Carly was a bridesmaid in her sister's wedding that I photographed, and it was so neat to see her as a bride & see their dad celebrate his last daughter's wedding.

Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com

Thanks for having me Carly & Tyler!

Congratulations!

-Andrea

 

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios

 

Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding
Vinology Wine Bar & Restaurant Reception
 

Denny & Mel were married on a gorgeous June day surrounded by their closest friends & family at Schedel Gardens. Mel described the willow tree ceremony she was envisioning when we first spoke, and I believe that the wedding ceremony that followed mirrored her dreams. I admired their focus with keeping the ones closest to them near throughout their day.

The cabin where the girls got ready reminded me of a scene from Mad Men, and I loved it.

Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
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Andrea Belle Studios Dayton Wedding Photos
Andrea Belle Studios Dayton Wedding Photos
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Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Wedding Photos | Schedel Gardens Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Dayton Wedding Photos | Schedel Gardens Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Dayton Wedding Photos | Schedel Gardens Wedding by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photography by Andrea Belle Studios
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios
Schedel Arboretum and Gardens Wedding by Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Fine Art Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
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Dayton Fine Art Wedding Photographer AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Wedding Photographer Andrea Belle Studios
Cincinnati Fine Art Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Fine Art Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Fine Art Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Fine Art Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Ann Arbor Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Cincinnati, Ohio Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios at Vinology in Ann Arbor
Dayton Fine Art Photographer AndreaBelleStudios

Loved this intimate wedding and all the joy, smiles, tears, & golden curls!

Thanks for having me Denny & Mel!

-Andrea

 

Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills by Andrea Belle Studios, LLC | Aimee & Chris

 

I spent last weekend at Burr Oak Lodge in Glouster, Ohio near Hocking Hills to photograph my cousin Aimee's wedding. It was a relaxing little getaway for all of us and I enjoyed being able to celebrate with my family. Thankfully Aimee & Chris planned a ceremony at the local church, because it rained during their vows. The reception was at their family's gorgeous farm nearby. The details made it beautiful, but the people gave it life.

Here is just a small portion of their wedding photographs, many more to come!

Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Hocking Hills Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Hocking Hills Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Hocking Hills Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Hocking Hills Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Hocking Hills Wedding Photography by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com
Cincinnati Dayton Wedding Photography in Hocking Hills, Ohio by AndreaBelleStudios.com

This day was so special to me. Usually I hardly know anyone at weddings, but this time every corner unveiled a family member. Loved that I was able to work on such a personal project with them near. The rain behaved and I only wore my pink poncho twice. ;)

Thanks for viewing these memories!

-Andrea

 

New Photography Studio Name for Andrea Dozier Photography- Andrea Belle Studios, LLC

 

Lately I keep hearing advice that goes along the lines of, "it's ok to dream, but please start somewhere." This couldn't be more applicable for me, because I want to polish off every idea before I move forward. Ready or not, here I am:

New Name for AndreaDozier.com is now AndreaBelleStudios.com

After being in business for five years as a sole proprietor, owning "Andrea Dozier | Boutique Photography," I have a new business name & LLC:

Andrea Belle Studios, LLC


Thanks for all your support, those of you who have hired me & recommended me over the years. I appreciate each and every referral, and those of you who have my photographs in your homes and as the wallpaper on your phones! It's really incredible to think of all the celebrations I've been able to be part of and what an honor it is to join you for so many intimate moments. I appreciate that you have faith in the way I see the world, and I hope to continue to join you for what's ahead... just with a new name!

Six years after beginning to photograph my first clients, this is my full time career. Now that both my sons will be in school this fall, I look forward to expanding my business & serving more people. It's been a welcome change to pour new energy into my new LLC, and I will be opening my first studio this summer. The next chapter is being written & I still have some 2015 wedding dates available for booking. I'll also be incorporating my college roots and accepting more commercial branding photography & design projects.

For those of you curious, "Bell" is my maiden name with an added "e." I proudly pulled an Anne of Green Gables in naming myself.

Please share this update with your friends and family as I make this transition from "Andrea Dozier | Boutique Photography" to "Andrea Belle Studios, LLC."

Thank you for all your kindness, support, and encouragement!

With love & thanks,

-Andrea

Please be patient with me while I cross over all my social media names and pages to reflect "Andrea Belle Studios" as a wedding photographer in Dayton, Ohio!

 

Dayton's 2015 Wedding Season

 
Miami Valley Golf Club Wedding by AndreaDozier.com

Today kicks off my "official" 2015 wedding season!

When I book local Dayton weddings, I try to stop in at the rehearsal so I can see the layout for the ceremony and say hello to new faces that I'll be photographing in the morning. It's a great way to clear up any last details & to break the ice with the family + wedding party. I've found that my couples benefit from this service as much as I do, so I try to keep the evening before my Dayton weddings open!

My winter has included several commercial photography projects & I've been working on a few new announcements that I never thought would actually make their way into existence. During this new season, I'm looking forward to focusing on moments that show a depth of emotion & unleash a palpable energy that I can illustrate in my pictures.

At some point we expect to see a 90% chance of rain for today's wedding at Miami Valley Golf club, so I'm thankful for all the studio lighting I've been working on learning during the past two years. We are all set up and ready to go!

-Andrea

 

Lately | Vol Two

 

Woke up to March and a few inches of snow. Winter is still lingering strongly here in Dayton, but we are looking to Spring and thinking of bright colors for the next Taylor Monroe look book. Shooting in SoCal was out of our budget (but not my dreams), so we rented a local studio and worked on a creative strategy. Love seeing a vision come to life, here are a few behind the scenes iPhone pictures of the shoot.

Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com
Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book - AndreaDozier.com

Loved this Urban Outfitters tapestry as a backdrop to their Bohemian line, here's the first peek!

Taylor Monroe Look Spring 2015 Book Preview - AndreaDozier.com

Thanks for having me @shoptaylormonroe, thankful to work with such a great team!

The beautiful studio space you see is the home of Moth to a Flame Photography, thanks for allowing us to rent your inspiring space yesterday! 

-Andrea

 

Old Court House Wedding in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier

 

Paul + Lauren
October 2013

Paul and Lauren by AndreaDozier.com

Paul & Lauren were married during the month of October of 2013 in Dayton, Ohio at Grace United Methodist Church. Love that they incorporated unique customs from Paul's heritage & opted for a classic venue like the Old Court House downtown off of Main Street for their reception. President Lincoln delivered an address there in 1859! It's very rewarding to meet couples with such a strong connection to each other & their families. Their fall wedding was full of genuine interactions, gorgeous details, and it was definitely a lot of fun!

Paul and Lauren by AndreaDozier.com
Paul and Lauren by AndreaDozier.com
Bride and poodle by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Paul and Lauren by AndreaDozier.com
Bridesmaid and poodle by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Wedding Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Wedding Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Wedding Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Wedding Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier. Photographer serving Cincinnati Ohio
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com

Ribbon exits are a great way to add color without the clean up.

Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photography serving Cincinnati by AndreaDozier.com. Old Courthouse Wedding in Dayton, Ohio.
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Ribbon Wedding Exit in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Wedding Photographer in Cincinnati, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Old Court House Wedding by Andrea Dozier
Old Court House Wedding by Andrea Dozier
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Cake Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Classic Wedding Photography by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Reception by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Reception by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Reception by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
Old Courthouse Wedding Reception by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Wedding Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography
Dayton Old Courthouse Reception by Andrea Dozier Photography

I'm ten minutes away from downtown Dayton & enjoy photographing our unique venues close to home. It's an honor to work closely with the families I serve to create memorable images from their wedding day. If you'd like to get in touch about an upcoming wedding, please connect with me at:

hello@andreadozier.com or call me at 937.478.5227

Looking forward to hearing from you!

-Andrea 

One of my biggest challenges was finding the actual address of the Old Court House, located next to courthouse square in Dayton, so here it is:

Old Montgomery County Courthouse
451 W Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45422

 

 

Lately | Vol One

 

This year I'm really trying to focus on building connections with all the pieces of my sites & social media... and I'll try to stop being so evasive just because I don't feel like I have the time to post perfectly or in complete thoughts. Lately is a series that I'll use to "try to find the in-betweens."*

Here are a few recent (mostly) iPhone pictures of life at home & work. Kevin is almost nine and it warmed up just enough to go to the park a few times this week. Damian is four and went through a little growth spurt recently. I hardly recognize this big boy version of my baby. I spent a little time in Cincinnati for an engagement session + just good old fashioned sightseeing & fascination with the gorgeous city.

Park by AndreaDozier.com
Damian by AndreaDozier.com

Confetti in Dayton just renewed their lease & they graduated from a pop up shop to a full deal shop! Love seeing my commercial clients do well & I feel so honored to be a small part of their success. 

Confetti shop in Dayton | AndreaDozier.com

Skin Food by Aubrey's Detox Charcoal Soap is great for cleaning my makeup brushes. Found this out when I was in a hurry one day & couldn't find the usual soap. I find so much inspiration from her products & love photographing them on days when I need to photograph something creative to inspire myself.

Skin Food by Aubrey | AndreaDozier.com

These magenta numbers caught my eye on this building in Cincinnati. They reminded me of a book I designed for visual communications where we were limited to using Cyan, Magenta, and Black. I did black & white photography for it, and spent that quarter trying to learn photography techniques to illustrate my story. I spent a lot of time in the darkroom trying to squeeze in extra prints. That project sealed the deal for my desire to pursue photography.

Fountain Square Cincinnati

My friends at Blush Boudoir & I have a little announcement coming soon, and I am excited to share it with my brides & friends! More on that soon.
Meanwhile, in Ohio, we considered 35 & sunny beautiful weather for our engagement session in Cincinnati! We started at the Moerlein Lager House & shot along the river. I liked it.

Blush Boudoir in Dayton, Ohio by AndreaDozier.com
Andrea Dozier shooting an engagement in Cincinnati

Thanks for stopping by & reading along,
looking forward to highlighting plenty of behind the scenes moments this year!

-Andrea

*  If you like the song, "Young Blood," then we could be friends.
** If you like Birdy's version too, but not more, then we should get coffee now.
*** iPhone only except Confetti's image

 

Family Portraits in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier

 

Echo's Family Portraits

October 2013 in Dayton, Ohio

Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Mam and Toddler | Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Pregnancy Announcement | AndreaDozier.com
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Pregnancy Announcement Session by AndreaDozier.com
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Maternity Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
Family Portrait Photography in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier

Echo & I connected a couple of years ago because we are both photographers. We often second shoot (assist), at each other's weddings, so it's likely you've met us while we are working together! It was a special honor to photograph some pregnancy announcement pictures for her and a golden October family session. We are deep in winter now, but it's nice to think these days exist and will come again.

-Andrea

 

Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio

 

Shawn & Jill 

September 2012

The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, OH by AndreaDozier.com
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by AndreaDozier.com
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by AndreaDozier.com
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
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The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
Bride at the Willow Tree | Tipp City, Ohio Wedding by AndreaDozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding in Tipp City, Ohio  by Andrea Dozier
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
Wedding and Reception in Dayton at the Willow Tree by Andrea Dozier
Willow Tree Wedding in Dayton, OH by Andrea Dozier
Willow Tree Wedding in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
Pies for Wedding Cake in Dayton, Oh by Andrea Dozier
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
Pie for Wedding Cake by Andrea Dozier in Dayton, Ohio
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography
The Willow Tree Wedding and Reception Venue Barn in Tipp City, Ohio by Andrea Dozier Photography

Jill contacted me before she booked a wedding venue, asking for suggestions. I had heard a rumor that Willow Tree was being renovated and I was able to connect her with their team. Her wedding was one of the first ones after they (re) opened in 2012! Today I'm heading out to photograph her new baby boy, so it was fun to reminisce about her beautiful wedding! 

Stay warm today!

-Andrea

 
 

Newborn Ira at Miami Valley Family Beginnings Birth Center

 
Newborn Session in Dayton by AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Session in Dayton by AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Session in Dayton by AndreaDozier.com

A little over a year ago, I went to visit my friend, Justine, and meet her new baby boy Ira. I was so excited to see them & hear her birth story. Her labor & delivery had happened so quickly that there was very little she could share before I arrived. I brought my camera to capture a few informal pictures of their family. We ended up hitting just the right time of day to get big sister involved too! This is one of those sessions that I remember fondly because of the sweet spirit of memorializing a very tiny window of time. The room was joyful and the transition of having a new baby in the family was welcomed with all love you could imagine. Now that Ira is a bubbly one year old, it is really a treat to see his first day through these images. 

As a photographer, my approach is always simple. I never want to interrupt the energy or the emotions that people are feeling. The uncontrived glances & honest expressions are what I specialize in capturing. As I take in a scene, I try to imagine how I would want to remember it. This is the reason why many of my favorite images are the ones taken as a photojournalist, without the constraints of awareness. I often spend a little more time to let people relax & live in front of my camera.

Dayton OH Newborn Fresh 48 Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Session | Fresh 48 by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton OH Newborn Fresh 48 Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Session in Dayton by AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Session in Dayton by AndreaDozier.com
Miami Valley Newborn Fresh 48 Photographer AndreaDozier.com

Justine wrote about her beautiful (and quick!) birth experience on her blog, This Little Place.

Dayton OH Newborn Fresh 48 Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Newborn Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton OH Newborn Fresh 48 Photographer AndreaDozier.com

Photographing Ira my first time visiting the Berry Woman's Center at Miami Valley Hospital. At the time, I didn't realize that the Family Beginnings Birth Center was such a kind environment for mamas who are able to opt for a natural birthing experience. I had my sons in hospitals that were supportive of my choice to labor & deliver naturally, but not quite capable in their facilities to be as accommodating! Ironically, the Berry Woman's Center is where I ended up working for the first six months of 2014. It was through this informal session that I decided to pursue newborn photography through Bella Baby. Photographing new babies at the hospitals was something I enjoyed and I do miss! I always insist that my friends let me hold their babies so that I can get my fix again. :)

Miami Valley Newborn Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Miami Valley Newborn Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Miami Valley Newborn Photographer AndreaDozier.com
Miami Valley Newborn Photographer AndreaDozier.com

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoyed this newborn session, also known as a "Fresh 48" session.

Please email me at hello@andreadozier.com for more information on booking me to photograph your special new baby in a natural & unscripted session. Newborn sessions & printed images in photo boxes make great gifts. Contact me if you are looking for (surprise) unique heirlooms for special people in your life. 

Happy New Year!

-Andrea

 

 

Taylor Monroe is Open!

 

Earlier this month I stopped in to visit Taylor Monroe, a new clothing boutique based in Dayton, Ohio. They have opened their first brick and mortar shop in Centerville. The ladies had a soft opening on Black Friday, (whoops, almost said "Good Friday,") and I am so proud of this gorgeous new store. During our December inventory shoot, I was marveling at their shiny new walls in between outfit changes. You'll have to stop in and visit, my iPhone pictures don't do this black & gold shiny haven justice.

Taylor Monroe Commercial Photography by AndreaDozier.com

I've been shooting fashion and commercial photography for Taylor Monroe since last summer, and now I am so proud to see their company established as a clothing shop. I'm excited for this year as they settle into their new home... while still accepting orders online and shipping all over the country.

Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com
Dayton Clothing Store Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Kristyn has been communicating her vision with me throughout the process of re-branding, launching an online store, and opening the retail shop. Knowing we've successfully paired her curated fashion selections with the tone of photography is a great way to finish 2014. 

This gold wallpaper wall, I want one in my house!!!
Three exclamation points on purpose.

New Dayton Clothing Boutique Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Love the energy & color surrounding their brand. It's been a good stretch for me to photograph for a younger demographic (while still secretly loving every outfit I shoot)! I might or might not be obsessed with a certain pair of gold sequin leggings they sold out of! 

Taylor Monroe Commercial Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Shopt at Dayton's Taylor Monroe by AndreaDozier.com

Taylor Monroe is located at 464 N Springboro Pike in Dayton, Ohio & online at shoptaylormonroe.com.

Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com
Shop Taylor Monroe Fashion Photography by AndreaDozier.com

Check out Taylor Monroe's Facebook & Instagram accounts for updates & giveaways!
Use hashtag #talktaylortome to share your fashion finds.

Thanks for visiting, Happy New Year!

-Andrea

* Taylor Monroe store pictures taken with my iPhone and Inventory Images taken with my Nikon D800.

 

Christmas Packaging

 

Over the last couple of years I've been thinking about my obligation to deliver pictures and how I want my artwork to be remembered. Much of the contemplation comes from observing rapidly changing digital technology. When I first started, I was able to fit an entire wedding on a DVD. Then as my camera equipment upgraded and USB drives became more affordable, I transitioned to using USB thumb drives to deliver images. I wonder if sending a little digital piece with so many precious memories is the best method to share pictures. This has led me to the belief that I will continue to use USBs (until another technology replaces them), but will also add to the experience to make it more meaningful for the families I serve.

Last year I connected with a small company that creates photography products that I fell in love with. Their wood pieces are crafted here in Ohio, by Amish artisans. My thoughts are that I want the method of digital file delivery to be as seamless and uncomplicated as possible (USBs), and for the photographs to be cherished and tucked away safely. I package the prints with love & care, and I can't tell you how proud I am to sign my name on each one that goes out. 

AndreaDozier.com Heirloom Wedding Products & Packaging
AndreaDozier.com Products
AndreaDozier.com Products
AndreaDozier.com Heirloom Wedding Products & Packaging

All of my wedding packages now have proofs & an assortment of boxes to choose from. Photo boxes also help manage the album design process, because you can preview images in print before making the commitment in your album pages.

AndreaDozier.com Products
AndreaDozier.com Products
AndreaDozier.com Products

Opening the photo boxes creates a whole new event of its own. It's really important to me to give my brides this experience, it feels so much more genuine than a simple USB. It's especially fun to deliver them in person!

AndreaDozier.com Heirloom Wedding Products & Packaging

Loved using some of my poinsettia flowers for the packaging. They are festive and reminded me of my mom. Over the years they have become my absolute favorite flowers at Christmas.

My biggest challenge for 2015 is to make sure I continue to make a point to print photographs so we can enjoy their tangible existence instead of just their digital shadows. 

Thanks for reading,

-Andrea 

*All images shot with my iPhone

 

Dayton's Best Instagram Interview with Andrea Dozier

 

Recently I was featured on "Dayton's Best" instagram account. I answered some questions about photography, so I thought I would share them here & also the pictures they used. 

Dayton's Best Interview with AndreaDozier.com

What is your favorite thing about this photo?

The honesty of this beautiful moment, from winter 2013 with my boys. They were oblivious to me and that's my favorite time to photograph them.

Dayton's Best Interview with AndreaDozier.com

What is your favorite thing about this photo?

I took plenty of "perfect" stills of this sweet baby, but this photograph felt the most genuine & amusing. It was his first time seeing light, can you blame him for covering his face?

Dayton's Best Interview with AndreaDozier.com

What is your favorite thing about this photo

This was after baking cookies with my kids on Christmas Eve. As I was cleaning I quickly scribbled "Merry Christmas" to my friends in the flour Damian had been playing with. I like that I didn't make it into something perfect or over think it, because that's usually what I have a tendency to do. I think that's what I love about iPhoneography and Instagram. You can share something without having to set up and obsess over each little part. It's about doing it.

What is your advice for becoming a better photographer?

Get just as comfortable seeing the world with your eyes as a lens, as you are looking behind the camera lens. Learn to let the two views work together and you'll discover the advantage of photographing more on intuition as opposed to the limitations of what you see behind the camera. Photography is a broad and expansive craft. If you are a student of what piques your interest, you will naturally learn what you need to know to take the kind of pictures you see in your mind. It's ok to tackle one piece at a time and practice it until you are ready for more. There is always more to understand in photography.

How would you describe your work?

I'm always aiming to photograph in a way that is kind and genuine. I'm drawn to movement, colors, and how the light interacts within a scene. I was trained as a graphic designer, so my mind can't help but think about hierarchy and balance in my images.

My photography evolves, and I'm ok with that.

The last two years have been a technical comprehension revolution for my work. I've spent a lot of time shooting with other photographers and investing in off camera lighting. It's demanded more discipline to work out of studios and to shoot commercial work with consistent results. 

For personal photography, my intention is to capture life the way I see it and want to remember it. I hope that the attitude I have toward life is evident in the way I photograph it. I'm easily a wallflower, so I will always love to savor a piece of uninterrupted life as it is happening. 

Packaging by AndreaDozier.com

What is your favorite childhood memory?

One of my favorite things to do during December was to sit in the dark and stare at our Christmas tree. Sometimes I would sing carols or read a book with a lamp, but I always wanted to be in that room. Even when everyone else was preoccupied. I have vivid memories of sitting on the hot air vent in our old house and looking at the pretty light coming from the tree. It's a joke that I do the same thing now, but Christmas lights are magical and I still like it.

Favorite cup of coffee?

Mine is the cup I make each morning for my commute. Our day starts early with packing my 8 year's lunch and filling my thermos with coffee. It's a 50 min drive (roundtrip on a good day) to get him to school & my youngest to the babysitter, so I must have that cup or the morning just isn't the same.

Name three of your favorite iPhone apps to use for photography.

Camera+  is my oldest camera app & my favorite. It allows you to lock a focus and/or meter (as well as some other things). This is so valuable in iPhone photography. I never edit in Camera+, but use the camera in it almost exclusively.
Afterlight is one of the only apps I edit photos in. Love their classic filters & easy adjustments like brightness, shadows, and color temperature.
Over is an app I don't use this one often, but it's a great way to add text to an image. Lots of great typefaces to choose from!

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Thanks so much to the crew at Dayton's Best Instagram who shared my work & also make platform to celebrate inspiring photographers in Dayton!

Follow along at @daytonsbest and @andreadozierphotography & my personal account @andreadozier

Merry Christmas!

-Andrea