Category Archives: Talking Shop

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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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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It’s funny how we can spend so much time in one place in a monotonous schedule. Next thing we know, it’s been six years & a lifetime since we’ve gone back. I spent the bulk of my time at Sinclair in Building 13 as a Visual Communications major cutting paper with X-ACTO knives, sketching design ideas, & being introduced to designing Flash websites (yes, I laugh now). My capstone project, the one that spanned a few quarters, was a fictitious card shop- Kismet. I’ve always enjoyed selecting clever greeting cards & unique stationery for my dearest friends & family. Creating an imaginary shop about cards seemed fitting for my portfolio project. I could have never guessed that years later I would return to this city block as a photographer taking pictures of a new (real) Dayton card & party called Confetti.

When I heard that my friend, Briana was opening Confetti, I knew it was going to be a place I would love. It is coincidental that it is just blocks away from my beloved Building 13. I passed Sinclair today very proud & a little sentimental to be a product of our city & that I’ve found my niche in photography. I believe it is another kind of Kismet.

Briana is also a wedding photographer from Dayton & we met through Facebook. I noticed she was always helpful & polite with other photographers, so I emailed her. That same morning, she had decided to email me. Within five minutes we both received messages from each asking about meeting in person. We laughed and felt that a coffee date was surely meant to be!

Briana’s shop, Confetti, is a new boutique card & party shop located on 42 W. Fifth Street in Dayton. When I walked in, it felt like every piece she chose was meant for me. Briana calls it a shop “that feels like a tangible Etsy,” and I completely agree. You can browse beautifully designed paper goods. Her specialty is also in stylish party supplies, including beautiful fringed oversize balloons. My only regret is that we did not play Katy Perry’s Birthday for our session… 

Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Wrapping Paper Display | Confetti Shop Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Loved being part of the “before” opening day excitement. Watching a friend chase a dream is a beautiful thing.
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Card and Party Shop in Dayton by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Rifle Paper Cards in Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio Photography by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
I saw this pretty dress hanging up & when she asked if it was ok to put it on, I very enthusiastically gave her a yes. IT IS PERFECT.
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
Confetti is located on 42 W. Fifth Street in Dayton, OH. It is right next to Spaghetti Warehouse, on the street level. It is so cute, right?
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér
From Briana: At Confetti, we believe that every day is a celebration and that everyone deserves to be celebrated. The shop is a modern card and party boutique, full of the most delightful baubles to help you share a little joy with those you love, and featuring the work of independent artists from Ohio and across the countryWe offer a well-curated selection of both modern and vintage cards and stationery, stylish party supplies and decor, beautiful wrapping paper and gift bags, small gift items—and, of course, balloons! Confetti is committed to helping you create your vision for your special event by sharing party-planning tips, creating custom decor, and hosting workshops and classes on party-related topics, like card marking, DIY decor, holiday wrapping, calligraphy and more. – Briana 
Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér

Did you happen to catch Confetti’s opening at Urban Nights last week? Let us know what you think of the shop!

The beautiful lettering on her Confetti signs throughout the store were done by local Dayton artist Suzie Richardt.

You can check out Activated Spaces to learn more about the inception of Confetti.

Confetti’s WebsiteConfetti Dayton Facebook Page | Confetti Dayton Instagram

If you are a local small business and would like a session in your space, connect with me at

hello@andreadozier.com to get in touch!

(high five, I just used the word “inception,” in a post)

After I finished photographing her shop, I was thrilled to get my hands on some goods for my dearest friend! ♥

Confetti Shop in Dayton, Ohio by Andrea Doziér

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  • Briana {Confetti} - May 16, 2014 - 10:28 am

    Oh, dear Andrea–thank you so much! These are so lovely. I will always cherish having these memories of the crazy few days of getting this dream off of the ground–it all looks so beautiful through your lens!

  • alli - May 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

    What an adorable shop! I love how you captured both the space and owner. Will have to visit it someday. 🙂

  • Andrea - May 18, 2014 - 9:16 am

    You are so welcome Briana! It is a beautiful place you have created & I wish you all the best!

  • Andrea - May 18, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Alli, I thought of you while I was there! You would love it, please come back soon! 🙂

"Always felt like I was the kind of ordinary person who boringly blends into a crowd. One day I realized it

Always felt like I was the kind of ordinary person who boringly blends into a crowd. One day I realized it’s perfect for my art. It takes about twenty minutes from the “we just met” hug to achieve moments like this.
I’m thrilled to be easily forgettable if it means letting you get lost in a moment.

– Andrea Dozier

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