We approach weddings in a different way than most photographers. A husband and wife team with film and digital photography, we capture the luxurious and lighthearted moments. Guiding you so you don’t feel posed, but rather, feel like you’re truly enjoying the time of your life with a laid back, yet uplifting style. We’re hands on when you need it, and tucked into the background when an unobtrusive approach is the answer. We want you to enjoy every single moment and to feel entirely at ease with us at your side.
"working with olivia was a dream."
She was lovely to work with on our wedding day and had so many creative ideas! I can't stress enough — our wedding photos are absolutely breathtaking!!!! She got every shot we could have asked for, and then some! We are so excited to have these photos hang in our home and have these memories as family heirlooms.
We prefer tailoring our collections to your needs, from the location(s) of your wedding events to your personal priorities, no two couples are the same. Let us customize your wedding coverage to align with your vision, goals and the story you want to tell. Most collections include a base of 8 hours of coverage, two photographers (myself and Brandon) and high resolution images shared in a digital gallery 6 weeks after the wedding.
Inclusive of family, maternity and newborn photography, we are often invited into the lives of past clients to document their lives in a scenic Bay Area location. In-house sessions are also available. We provide location guidance, wardrobe assistance and an online gallery with high resolution photographs shared up to 4 weeks later. Interested in our pop-up mini sessions? Join our family newsletter here so we can let you know when these smaller, curated sessions are available (typically spring and fall).
lifestyle family photography
Roll out the golden carpet. I take strategy-infused brand photos for creatives and wedding vendors (planners, florists, stationery designers and photographers too). Don’t just fill up your social media feed — highlight your unique approach, behind the scenes and display the kind of content dream clients will soak up. We can rent a studio, visit yours or I’ll help you find an on-brand location in the Bay Area. Multiple session types are available, so let’s book a consultation to chat over your ideas and see what kind of photos you’re envisioning.
We prioritize timelessly styled photography and an overall experience that is rounded off by joy and intention. Our goal is to provide a radiantly unique, light-filled and softly sophisticated experience that renders true to life imagery from your wedding. Not only brightening your wedding event while we work together, but adding more splendor to the minutes, months and years that follow. All thanks to photographs that bring you straight back to the emotions that started it all.
... The style of wedding you have in mind, the way we adapt to your event and the style of photographs you want to pass down.
Photographs with a style that cannot be replicated — we mix the true-to-life, lightly textured facets of film photography with the fast-paced, reliable aspects of digital to carefully craft each photograph. Natural skin tones and intentional compositions come hand in hand. While your final gallery will be sent in digital (shareable, downloadable, printable) formats, the film format I use for selective photographs creates content that inspires both nostalgia, and legacy.
In two places at the same time, that is precisely what’s possible with two photographers. Two perspectives in every scene, Brandon documenting one half of the wedding party while I take photographs of your slow-and-easy morning. We’ve spent 12 years photographing weddings together and at this point, the nonverbal communication creates a seamless experience for us, your guests, your wedding planner and most importantly, what you need as a couple.
While most couples book us hoping for a gallery like the ones in my portfolio, I want you to walk away with the style you loved, but more importantly, unique photographs that depict elements of your life and your story in a way that is unrepeatable. Photographs that are inherently unique, and reflective of who you are. The communication (pre-wedding calls, emails and helpful guides) ease us into a wedding where personalized photographs happen naturally.
As soon as that contact form of ours is filled out, I’ll be in touch with a full pricing guide (accompanied by FAQs and engagement session details). Next, we can schedule a call to chat more about your wedding and get to know each other. My favorite part is hearing all the details about the inspiration for the wedding and more about the two of you as a couple! And if you have questions, I’m all ears!
If you align with our lighthearted, sophisticated approach, and want photographs like these, make it official with a 50% retainer and contract. I will also send a questionnaire after booking so I can learn even more about you and the details going into your wedding.
Selecting outfits, finding a location that feels like a dream, I’ll help you with it all. While you’ll walk away with classic, casual images of the two of you (ideal for save the dates and wedding websites), I’ll walk away with a better idea of how you interact, and the photos you love most. Edited photographs are shared with a digital link just 3-4 weeks later.
Six weeks before the wedding, I’ll finalize the timeline with your planner, confirm your family photo shot list, gather any remaining inspiration from you and send final reminders via email (like bringing your wedding invitation suite and requesting additional styling blooms from your floral designer).
With the preparation, deep conversations and mood board curations behind us, we can all effortlessly step into your wedding day. We’ll be at your side — splitting up when we need to be in two places at once, and syncing up when we’re capturing two perspectives of the same moment (like the ceremony and first look). Celebrate with your people and we’ll make sure you have all the support, style suggestions and curated imagery you came to us for.
A sneak peek is always sent within days of the wedding (your social media feed won’t have to go long without a wedding photo), but the full gallery is sent six weeks later after the film images have been developed, and we’ve organized your gallery into a chronological, cohesive set of photographs that let you relive your wedding, moment by moment (and some of the moments you didn’t witness, but that we captured for you!). Luxury prints can be ordered directly through your gallery and the digital versions can be downloaded and shared immediately.
We believe in sticking around past the wedding day. You’re part of our circle from here on out. Tag us in those anniversary posts, and don’t forget to say hello when the family needs unique, lifestyle photos to capture you and yours as time goes on.
Film brings an undeniable sense of warmth and natural skin tones that digital has yet to catch up with. Being a more manual craft, it’s made me a better photographer, as it requires intentional compositions and an eye for natural light. Pairing film photographs with digital images lets us lean on the reliable, trustworthy and fast-paced elements of digital while tapping into the timeless, soft look of film.
Brandon will photograph one half of the wedding party while I am with the other half taking the hair and makeup photos, along with the buttoning up of the wedding dress. It’s often fun for our couples to look back, and see what those moments were like for the other and with two photographers, that’s always part of the wedding gallery. And when Brandon and I are working the room (let’s say your cocktail hour, or the ceremony), we know exactly where to go and what kind of photographs to take. Brandon’s got the eye for candid moments while I get the styled, wall-worthy photographs.
Yes, and I recommend it! I want you to see how every wedding has a unique feeling, with a broad range of emotions captured depending on the couple. It’s also fascinating to look through the images and realize that you have no idea who took which photo. (Brandon and I can tell, but our couples never know who took which; we pride ourselves in that consistency.)
While our focus is on you as a couple, the family that surrounds you is important too. Prior to the wedding, we’ll make sure that we are fully aware of any family dynamics, important relationships that need to be captured and of course, that we have a detailed family photo list so we can effortlessly take the must-have group photos and then send everyone on their way to cocktail hour. We also make sure throughout the day that each and everyone we interact with enjoys themselves and feels comfortable with us (and the camera).
"When you are a novice bride, you focus on looks. But what you don't realize (or at least I didn't) is that there is SO MUCH MORE you should be paying attention to. The personality of a photographer is SO critical. I consider myself lucky because while I chose Olivia for her beautiful work, what I really ended up getting was so much more than just photos. Her work glows because she makes her couples/subjects glow. That's the secret sauce and she has it."
"Additionally, another thing they don't tell you is that photographers can be really rude to guests because they are on tight timelines and let me tell you as a guest to a wedding that is a really bad experience. She was so kind to all our guests. You want that. "
"We are so lucky to have picked Olivia for our wedding. I constantly am looking back at our wedding photos and pinch myself. She is so gifted at what she does, but what also sticks out is how she and her husband made us feel on our day and that shows. Last tip for whoever is reading this: BOOK HER NOW!"
We are currently taking only 12 weddings per year to provide the full experience (and needed communication) to each and every couple. If your priorities harmonize with our approach so far, get in touch so we can chat, get to know you and see if we’re the team for you, your wedding and the documentation of your story.