• Earn a FREE Cincinnati Photo Session with Parisi Images

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    Refer Parisi Images to an engaged couple and win a

    If you know a recently engaged couple in Cincinnati (Northern Kentucky, Dayton, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio also counts!), let them know about Parisi Images. The best part: every time a couple chooses Parisi Images to document their special day and mentions your name as the referral source, you will be entered into a quarterly drawing to receive a free portrait session of your choice!

    Plus! Refer more people and receive more chances to win. Each referral receives an additional entry!

    It’s that simple!!

    The Fine Print:
    Complimentary photo sessions include 60 minutes of coverage and no less than 15 digital downloads. • Wedding must be valued at $2,500 or more • Sessions must occur within three months of being notified of winnings. • Session must take place within 20 miles of downtown Cincinnati • This offer has no cash value and no exchanges permitted.
  • Introducing One of the Best Cincinnati Wedding Photographers

    Four months ago, I moved to Cincinnati, OH to marry the love of my life. The details of finding a new apartment, getting married, and learning to live with a boy for the first time, have consumed much of my time this past summer. Alongside these changes, I’ve been busy preparing a special Cincinnati launch of Parisi Images.

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    Today, it’s my pleasure to officially present Parisi Images to the Queen (City, that is)!

    In 2007, I started Parisi Images in Chicago with a vision to document love stories honestly—to share with clients that they could love their story—their unique, beautiful, wonder-filled story just as it was. No fancy photoshop effects. No “try to be a magazine model” photo ops. Just classic, candid, and colorful moments.

    After six years I left Chicago to return to Southwest Ohio, where I grew up (read: I went back home to live with the folks). Truthfully, I didn’t know what was next. I knew that the Wheaton/Chicago season of my life had come to a close, but the next place, the next purpose was not yet clear. 2013 was filled with questions: Where should I live? What should I do? Who should I be?

    At the end of last year, I met a wonderful man and our story developed quickly. In six months, I had answers to those questions…and so much more!

    Today, my goal with Parisi Images remains the same as it did 7 years ago when I first started: to encourage couples to love their story through beautiful images. I’m thrilled to be now offering these services to Cincinnati brides and grooms and look forward to getting to photograph your special day in the beautiful Queen City.

    Interested in learning learning more about me and my work? First, I recommend hopping over to the online galleries, to see samples of weddings and other projects. Second, head on over to the About page, to read a bit more about my style and and my story. Still want to know more? The FAQ page is a great place to find answers to any preliminary questions you may have.

    Of course, you can also get in touch with me today to learn more about booking Parisi Images as your Cincinnati wedding photographer. I can’t wait to hear from you!

    Are you a Cincinnati wedding planner or Cincinnati wedding professional?

    There are so many wonderfully talented wedding planners and wedding resources in Cincinnati and a big shout-out goes to each one of you who helps make Cincinnati weddings beautiful.  In the coming weeks, I’m excited to personally connect with you. Be on the lookout for a special portfolio mailed directly to you.

    Want to make sure you receive this special mailing? Let me know and I’ll be happy to send one straight to your mailbox.

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    A Special Note to Chicago Brides

    Are you a Chicago/Wheaton, IL bride looking for a wedding phtoographer for your big day? Even with Parisi Images now operating from Cincinnati, I’m still accepting Chicago weddings with no-travel fee. Contact me today to learn more about Chicago wedding photography with Parisi Images.

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  • Junebug Weddings : Best of the Best Engagement Photos 2014

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    This week, Parisi Images received some BIG news—an image from Annie and Tyler’s engagement session last year was named one of Junebug Weddings Best of 2014!

    Announced this past Tuesday on the popular wedding blog, my image shows up alongside 49 other fabulous photographs. When I look at the other winning images, I’m overwhelmed to realize that my own image shares space with some absolutely breathtaking shots by well-known photographers. It’s humbling to say the least.

    Thank you!

    Thank you to Annie and Tyler for inviting me to document their love and, of course, to Junebug for the incredible honor.

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  • Custom Stock Photography for StephanieRische.com

    Earlier, I shared some headshots I photographed for Stephanie Rische, an incredible blogger and writer. Another aspect of this same assignment included photographing stock photography for her blog. The images were used in the new design I created for her at www.StephanieRische.com as both printable artwork and as buttons on the Archives page.

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  • Navigating Your Online Gallery

    online_gallery_parisi_images_dayton_oh_wedding_photographerWe are pleased to let you know that all the information you need to navigate your online gallery and to purchase Fine Art Prints through that same gallery is now available.

    Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page to learn how to make the most of your online gallery.*

    For information and policies on ordering prints, visit Order Prints.*

    *Note: Both of these links will take you to our online gallery site www.parisi-images.photoshelter.com.

  • Submit a Review

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    Thank you for choosing to work with Parisi Images. We strive to capture your story with images you love while providing exceptional customer care. Your feedback is invaluable to our growth as a small business and we strongly desire to hear your thoughts. Should you express any concerns, we promise to be in touch as soon as possible.

  • Midwest Wedding Photographer Gallery and Studio Space

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    Yesterday, I posted images of what my home office looks like. Today, I am really excited to share images of the gallery space I created for client consultations and other meetings.

    The actual space is a small (barely over 100 square feet) four-season porch attached to the back of the house. It offers just enough room to do what I love—invite a bride a groom over to share in some wine or coffee and spend the evening sharing our stories. If you meet with me, you’ll soon learn that the reason I photograph weddings is because I love stories…and I want you to see and to know that your story is beautiful, just the way it is. The design of the space is driven by the the idea of generous hospitality—the table—an old farmstand table painted white—holds center stage. Just like so many kitchen tables, it’s at the table where we get to know one another, where the sharing, the giving, the receiving all take place when you come for a visit.

    For other photographers out there interested in what went into creating this space, you shouldn’t be surprised to learn that it all stems directly from my brand and packaging materials. One way to know if your branding is working for you is to see how well it translates into a variety of uses, purposes and spaces. I initially planned to create a “living room” scene with a sofa and large-screen display. After a great deal of trial-and-error, I came to realize the space was just too small to provide ample room for a couch. Plan B evolved into pairing down the furniture to absolute essentials—a table and seating. Using a bench on one side of the table offered enough seating for clients without filling the room with excess chairs and keeps the visual appeal of the space tight and tidy. The room divider filled with images creates a small entryway, accented by a stool showcasing the circle emblem of my logo (I personally love this touch!). Most of all, I intentionally filled the space with gallery wraps, large prints and sample albums, giving clients the ability to really envision ways they can make use of their own images.

    Lastly, much of what I have in the gallery space are the same pieces I use at bridal fairs. See how I use it at the Cantigny Bridal Show in this earlier post.

    Bench: Kmart
    Coat Rack: Iron Accents
    Doormat: Doormats & More
    Farm Table: Antiques of Winfield
    Room Divider: Hobby Lobby
    Stool: Target (see how I added the custom logo at http://www.thediyvillage.com/2012/08/vintage-industrial-bar-stools.html

    All other items are family heirlooms, found on the side of the road, or antiques.

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    Bonus Material! Check out what the rest of my home looks like on my personal blog, This Beautiful Life.

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  • Chicago and Midwest Wedding Photographer Home Office

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    For those of us lucky enough to have a commute as short as a few yards, our office space is an essential piece of the place we call home. I, personally, am always intrigued to see the environs where other artists create their work and thought I’d share images of the space where the magic of Parisi Images actually happens.

    Perhaps the element of my office that is closest to my heart are the three, large typographic “signs” I created for one wall. I designed these signs to include a list of things, ideas, places and passions that inspire me. I love taking breaks throughout the day to glance over and read through the list. The words remind me of who I am and why I do what I do.

    Do you have a favorite part of your office, home or otherwise? Tell me about it in the comments!

    Desks: Morlen Sinoway Atelier
    Glass Jars: Ikea
    Landscape Photograph of Charlottesville, VA: Jack Cacciatore Photography
    Monogram Mug: Anthropologie
    Spotlight Lamp: Target
    Typographic “Subway” Signs: Artwork made by Sarah; Printed by Easy Canvas Prints; Frames from Art to Frames
    Vintage Owl Clips: Etsy

    All other items are family heirlooms, found on the side of the road or discovered in thrift/antique shops.

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  • Custom Branding and Packaging for Wedding Photography

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    If you follow the photography industry, you are all too well aware of the talk about “branding” these days. It seems that every photographer—from the mom-and-pop portrait shooter to the high-end commercial photographer—has keyed in on the importance of branding for their own businesses.

    The past six months has seen slow, but steady, progress in my own effort to “re-brand” Parisi Images. In September 2012, I launched the current version of our website. From this intial launch, I’ve worked diligently to create several print pieces that extend my online presence to print. I’m excited to finally share some images of my work!

    As a professional graphic designer, I personally designed each and every piece. All that was left for me to do was find the perfect paper and print vendors (credited below) and, voila! I have to say, I’m really quite proud of how everything turned out!

    Additional Resources/Vendors:
    Black Envelopes: Paper Presentation
    Brochure Printing: Burrell Colour Imaging
    Kraft Folders and Paper: Paper Presentation
    Letterpress Printing: The Cranky Pressman
    Magnets: White House Custom Colour
    Post-It Notes: 123Print
    Love Tags: September Lane
    Round Stickers: Moo
    Shipping Envelopes: Staples
    Shipping Labels: Moo

    Be sure to click “More” to see all the images!

    Update (May 1, 2013):
    I’m so pleased to announce that my branding, along with these images, have been featured on the popular photography packaging blog Paperie Boutique. Visit the post at http://paperieboutique.com/2013/04/29/parisi_images/. This has been a longtime goal of mine and it’s great to see it accomplished! Thank you to Robyn at Paperie Boutique for the feature—it was great to connect!

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