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Sweet Threads: Cherishing Every Stitch Of This Precious Life
Personal Posts by Andrea Dozier

Yesterday my friend invited me to check out The City Flea in Cincinnati for my first time. When we arrived, I was able to take in the experience as someone without expectations. My only guess is that it would feel like a large scale garage sale of vintage trinkets.
I was wrong and I’m about to explain why.

We did see vintage booths, but they were gorgeous and well thought out. We spent the day admiring the handwork of many talented artisans and curators. Most sell online or have local brick and mortar shops, so they are definitely aware of what buyers want. They brought a selection of their goods and represented zip codes across the state. I couldn’t resist two purchases, and the other two shops I’m sharing are perfect for rare Christmas gift ideas.

The City Flea in Cincinnati | Rock Paper Scissors Cincinnati | AndreaDozier.com

Rock Paper Scissors is located in Cincinnati’s Over the Rhine District. Checking out their booth made me wish I were ten and drawing with pastels in art class. I loved their selection of local cards & indie music. I was drawn to the cards, because I know the value of having my own little card stash for a rainy day.
This sweet little Washington Park card was designed by Andi of ap loves design.

The City Flea in Cincinnati | Captain Bessies | AndreaDozier.com
I have to mention this booth because Justine & I were both exceptionally impressed with the eclectic style Nicole & Amber brought to The City Flea. It was full of cultured pieces that boasted intricate details & smart options. I was thrilled to find out that it was their first collaboration and I hope they do it again. I’m excited to follow @ambertown & @nicole_musgrave to see what they have up their sleeve in the future. You can see previews of what you missed on their IG accounts.

The City Flea in Cincinnati | 419 Trading Co | AndreaDozier.com
419 Trading Co was like walking into a store. It was branded consistently & Paul Fisher is exactly what you see in each product. I hope that my brothers are NOT reading this post. Because this is Christmas. Sorry if you are, but there are so many products that it will be hard to narrow them down. If you check out the site, you’ll notice that you can buy online or find 419 Trading Co items in a few shops around the state (Dayton, they are sold at Clash!).
The City Flea in Cincinnati | On the Prowl Vintage | AndreaDozier.com

This skirt caught my eye twice before I finally pulled it from the rack.
I had one request and one request only from this skirt: please fit over my hips & booty simultaneously. 
Thanks to their pop up changing tent, I delightfully found out that this skirt & I are going to be a pair this fall.
And by fall, I mean this week. Pumpkin Spice Lattes are coming in August and it appears wool skirts are too.
We snagged a deal at On the Prowl by taking advantage of their buy two get one free incentive.

I tagged along with Justine & her two little ones, and clearly there was plenty of fun for them too! Apparently it’s tradition to blend E’s little strawberry smoothie by cycling to crush the ice at the Coffee Emporium spot. I know two boys that will enjoy this.

The City Flea in Cincinnati | AndreaDozier.com
The City Flea in Cincinnati | AndreaDozier.com

Thanks for reading my thoughts, looking forward to next time!

-Andrea

We grabbed lunch at C’est Cheese food truck.
There is not a picture of my “So Gouda” sandwich, but I loved the caramelized onions + fig preserves combination.

All images are iPhone 4 | Shot with Camera+ & edited in Afterlight
Justine’s dress isn’t dirty, my dear old phone just likes to add “creative” black speckles on images.

 

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Fridays before weddings are usually quiet days around here. I try to focus on charging batteries, backing up memory cards, making multiple prints of timelines, and taking inventory of all my gear.
Today I’ve been organizing batteries and wanted to share a little tip.

Wedding Photographers- Color Code Your Batteries | AndreaDozier.com

 iPhone 4 | Shot with Camera+ & edited in Afterlight

I tiptoe the line on insanity when it comes to my Nikon Speedlight batteries. Since 2010, I’ve labeled them in batches of four, (since I use four AA batteries on each of my Speedlights). I use some flashes more than others & always have extra batteries, so the wear on each set can be different. I don’t want to have to guess through my entire battery inventory if there is one set in particular that is not holding a charge, is older, or has been damaged. In the past I’ve written dates on them with stickers, but I’ve noticed that even a slim sticker makes them get stuck in the SB 700 slots (I rotate between sb 700 & sb 910s depending on what I’m shooting). I tried sharpies and they easily rubbed off. Now I use a small stroke of nail polish to code them on the battery label. I also use these great (color coded of course) battery cases that my friend shared with me. They are great for knowing the day of an event which ones are charged and which ones have been used.

I’ve love to know if you have a little tip for organizing your gear that you’d like to share!

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a good weekend! ♥

 

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Peony Love by Andrea Doziér Photography

After months of anticipation & planning, I get excited to see wedding invitations arrive!

I’ll be visiting New York to photograph this wedding and an engagement session at the end of July. As I am planning this trip to NY, I wanted to open some dates for portrait bookings. I am excited to come to the city for the first time
and have some flexibility with my time there.
Email me at hello@andreadozier.com to get in touch! 💛

Image taken with iPhone 4 & edited with Afterlight | Peony from my yard

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Happy Memorial Day!

This portrait session is from a year ago, when Q. & Alli asked if we could do pictures during their visit to Dayton. Alli, of Hooray blog, is a such a sweet creative talent that I’ve been fortunate to meet online & photograph her styling for a few assignments. If you’ve read my blog over the years, you will remember some of our projects. I’ve linked a few of them at the bottom if you are a new reader. We’ve had a lot of fun and will need to collaborate again sometime soon!

I was more than happy to show my friends around our Oregon District before they spent the rest of the afternoon at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum. Q was set to deploy a few days after, so this was a really special time for them before he left. I’m so thankful for people who endure separation to keep our life at home stable. When I photograph military families, I try to weave “subtle hints of their families’ military legacy without making it the dominant theme.”

We started on Wayne Avenue at Press Coffee Barwhere they sell tasty cool drinks too.

Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér

Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Peonies were in bloom so I brought a few from my yard.
They are starting to bloom now, so I will be flower bombing my friends with them soon.
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Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
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I tell everyone this is my favorite building in the Oregon District. This happens to be one of my favorite candid portraits.
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Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Patriotic Engagement Session by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
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Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Press Coffee Bar in Dayton with photography by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Museum Portraits by Andrea Doziér
Air Force Portraits by Andrea Doziér

Thanks so much for coming to visit Q & Alli! I loved having you in my town!

As I mentioned earlier, here are a few past projects Alli has styled for me:

Styled. The Art of Merrymaking | Fig Spread with Hooray Design

Halloween Party White Table Inspiration

Easter Dessert Table Inspiration

Design Sponge feature of Alli’s House as seen on Design Sponge

The Air Force Museum is a great place to visit in Dayton & has free admission.
It is located at 1100 Spaatz Street in Dayton, Ohio 45433.

Thanks for stopping by, if you would like portraits with me, contact me at hello@andreadozier.com to set up an appointment,
I might have peonies in my camera bag for you. ♥

Andrea Doziér Photography

 

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  • alli - May 27, 2014 - 12:09 pm

    Your work is so beautiful! These are so special to have. I’m used to having fun working with you behind camera (so it felt completely awkward going into this!) but I just love how thoughtful you are about the whole process and at capturing moments.

Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

“Cincinnati, even your parking lots are gorgeous. I love how you let art garnish every nook of your city.”

I originally shared this photo & quote on my Instagram last night after visiting Cincinnati to help assist at a wedding. When I woke up, I saw that one of my brides mentioned that the man who painted this is artist John A. Ruthven… and I met him at her wedding! He was thrilled to host the wedding at his beautiful farm. He was a generous host who kept checking on the girls to make sure they had everything they needed while they prepared for the ceremony. They told me that he is a painter who also lives in Cincinnati, but I had no idea he was quite possibly working on this breathtaking painting that I saw last night. I wouldn’t have known this was his work unless I shared this iPhone image.

Over much needed coffee this morning, I’ve been speculating about the connections we make through the state & world. Sometimes it is overwhelming to keep up with the fast pace of the online community, but I’m so grateful for the people I’ve met. I treasure that we can keep in touch through images. It has brightened my day to discover the rest of the story behind a moment that inspired me.

Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

Cincinnati Mural by John Ruthven

After doing a little research, I saw that the acrylic painting this mural is based off of is titled MARTHA, the Last Passenger Pigeon. It is an ode to the manner that they flew in & the tragedy that the last one died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. It is You can check out his website to see a video of the construction of the mural in a time lapse!

Thank you for sharing Erin! ♥

 

-Andrea

Find me on my personal Instagram @AndreaDozier and my Photography work at @AndreaDozierPhotography

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