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ANNIE & JAMES | KOHL MANSION WEDDING
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Olivia Richards Photography. When our wedding planner, Jessica Sung of Bushing Joy Events, first recommended Olivia to us, we fell in love with her warm, vibrant, colorful photos and she was one of the very first wedding vendors we booked for our September 9, 2018 Kohl Mansion wedding. I love colors and golden, radiant lighting, so when I saw Olivia's work, I knew that Olivia and I were a great match from the start!
From the booking process to the wedding day, Olivia was such a joy and professional to work with. I really appreciated how responsive she was to all my emails, which shows her professionalism and her attentiveness to her clients. I also appreciated how flexible she was when we were trying to decide on a date for our engagement shoot as we rescheduled a few times due to the fact that my husband had broken his wrist. She is also such a great resource for any recommendations you need! From engagement shoot outfit ideas, engagement shoot location ideas, all the way to groom outfit ideas and wedding vendor recommendations, Olivia is always happy to help in any way she can! I also appreciated her help in putting together our wedding day timeline.
On the wedding day itself, it was amazing how seamlessly Olivia and her second shooter/fiancé, Brandon, blended in with our wedding party and guests! She was able to shepherd and give direction to our wedding party and family members for photos in a professional way while still maintaining her cheerful, big smile that she always has :) We had a pretty big wedding party (14 people in total!) so the fact that she was able to pose us and shepherd us from location to location in the venue while on a tight schedule was amazing!
While it's impossible for me to choose my favorites out of my wedding photos, by far my most favorite part of Olivia's photography is the fact that she and Brandon were able to capture the most precious, candid photos of my husband and I with our bridal party, family, and guests. Whether it was a tender look between me and my father during our father-daughter dance, to the joyful faces of us and our guests on the dance floor, to me and my husband sneaking in a quick kiss at the sweetheart table, I loved that Olivia and Brandon captured so many of these sweet, precious moments - they are so, so precious to me and I will treasure them for the rest of my life. I actually watched some of these captured moments in our wedding videos and some of these moments happened literally in a flash of an eye! So the fact that Olivia was able to capture these on film means that she is truly watching you and trying her utmost to capture ALL the moments of your big day, no matter how big or how small :)
I also appreciated how willing Olivia was to follow me and my husband and to help us take group photos of us and our guests during cocktail hour. Originally we had planned to do table visits and we would take posed, group photos with our guests then but on our wedding day our schedule just would not allow for it, so I'm SO happy that we at least have some group photos of us and our guests during cocktail hour!
Lastly, I really must commend Olivia on how fast she delivered our photos to us (exactly 5 weeks after our wedding!) and the fact that she sent us the sweetest gift of a box of printed, selected wedding photos for me and my husband! It was such an incredibly thoughtful present and I love that we have our wedding photos printed out and in hard copy! Also, the website that she delivers her gallery is SOOO easy to view, send out to guests, and download photos!
Alright...enough rambling! Go book Olivia Richards photography if you haven't already! :)
Daphne & Nic | Rengstorff house WEDDING
Olivia and Brandon (her second shooter/ fiance) were both so amazing! I couldn't recommend Olivia Richards Photography enough. I loved the emphasis on capturing natural light, and the use of both film and digital. At one point, a butterfly flew in front of my wife during one of the portrait photos and Olivia captured it on film! Truly magical. For my wife and I, our photographer was the most important vendor at our wedding, and we were so happy that Olivia exceeded our expectations. The film shots of us are so warm, you can almost feel the joy of that day in the photographs. If you want to see the colors of your wedding in your photos with natural lighting, then Olivia Richards Photography is an obvious choice. My wife and I wanted photos to capture the natural beauty of our outdoor venue with vibrancy and joy. Olivia and Brandon do a fabulous job capture those big moments in a wedding (such as first look) but they are also incredibly skilled at capturing those small details such as a blooming flower bush or a well framed shot of the veil, bouquet and wedding jewelry that truly helped complete the picture of our wedding day. Every one of her shots are so perfectly sunny. We were so impressed with her work and we'd love to hired her in the future! We are both so excited to see where her photography career takes her.
LAUREN & MATT | PEARSON RANCH WEDDING
Olivia was an amazing person to work with and to have by my side on my special day! She and Brandon are a great team and completely captured the vibe and feel of my wedding day perfectly! I have worked with Olivia many, many times, from engagement photos, to just for fun photo shoots and I've never been disappointed. She is professional, yet casts an ease that makes you feel so comfortable which is so important when having your photos taken. I would recommend her 1000x times over! She is the best decision you can make for whatever your occasion :)
ALLIE & LUKE | ASILOMAR BEACH WEDDING
Olivia was everything we had dreamt of for our big day!
After seeing her ability to capture couple’s natural connections and her beautiful use of light in her portfolio, we knew she was who we wanted for our beach wedding. From our first initial phone call to the wedding day, Olivia was extremely kind and professional. She always responded quickly and professionally, relieving any stress during the big day by creating detailed timetable, but being flexible enough to go with the flow when needed. Olivia and Brandon, her second shooter (and fiancé!), fit seamlessly into our wedding, and after our portraits were complete they blended seamlessly into the festivities to capture candid moments of ourselves and our guests. For two very camera-shy people, Olivia was able to make us feel very comfortable and natural, and truly enjoy the experience! After the wedding she posted a few sneak peaks of our photos to her Instagram, and within a short turnaround time we received our full album, and we absolutely love our photos! Olivia also sent us a great keepsake box that had all our beautiful prints in them. We feel so thankful to have found such a great photographer and can’t wait to use her talents again!
MIKI & RICHARD | SARATOGA SPRINGS WEDDING
We were fortunate enough to have Olivia shoot our wedding and are completely thrilled with the results! We love her sense of style in her photos. The photos themselves are stunning. She really knows how to make the most of natural light. Every picture is crisp and feels warm, golden almost, even though we were in a woodsy area with some shade. As for working with Olivia, she couldn't have made it easier! She was responsive throughout the whole process and was a very good communicator. She gave us some great tips and asked us to consider things we hadn't thought of. She was also always very punctual, and even arrived early to scope out prime photo spots for our engagement shoot and first look. During the shoots themselves she very professional. On our wedding day, both she and Brandon were very sweet towards us and all our guests, which made things super stress free on the busy day! She helped us with the poses and will make you feel comfortable even if you are shy in front of cameras. To top it all off, we were quoted at a very reasonable price for our Engagement Shoot + Wedding package. We highly recommend her and definitely hope to work with her again in the future. Our advice, book early if you can! You won't regret it!
Lauren & Matt | Thomas Fogarty Winery Wedding
We knew Olivia was the perfect photographer for our wedding since she first started photographing years ago! She has such a beautiful style using natural lights and light tones which complements both of our styles as well. Olivia has been a good friend of ours for many years and we have loved watching her grow her business. We had Olivia shoot our engagement session and we were extremely happy with all of our photos! The day of the wedding, we knew Olivia would capture every shot we wanted and more. She stuck to our timeline and was prepared for every part of the wedding day. We thought our engagement photos were great, but our wedding photos were absolutely magical! It is such a treasure to look back at your wedding photos and feel like you are reliving the day again! We received so many amazing comments from our family and friends who love our photos as much as we do. Olivia and her now soon-to-be husband and second photographer, Brandon, make an amazing team and captured every aspect and every memory from our wedding day better than we could even imagine. We would highly recommend Olivia Richards for any of your photography needs as we know you will love her and her style as much as we do!
CYNTHIA & JEFF | THE GARDENS AT HEATHER FARM WEDDING
A million stars for Olivia! From looking at her past work, she was an obvious choice and became the first vendor that my fiance and I booked for our wedding in May 2017. From the initial booking process, to viewing the venue together, to the actual day of the wedding and even after, Olivia always went above and beyond. She also helped me with finding other vendors, the day-of timeline, and any other questions I had during the planning process. The day of the wedding, she made us both feel so comfortable. She directed us during our portrait shots, but also let us be natural in our interactions which made for great candid shots. She was also very professional and patient with our families when we were taking formal photos as they were taking a bit longer than expected due to others getting in the way of the shot. Now to the most important thing: the photos! We got sneak peeks shortly after the wedding and the full album about 3 weeks after the big day which is a quick turnaround in my opinion. My husband and I both LOVE the photos and were oohing and aahing them for hours! She is truly talented in being able to capture beautiful light and raw emotion. One thing that makes her stand out (other than her beautiful photos) is her gratefulness in being a part of our big day. After signing the contract, she thanked us for choosing her with a box of goodies and then thanked us after the wedding with a box of printed photos. She is truly worth every single penny and then some. We are so excited about these photos and are already dreaming of having her shoot our anniversaries and future family photos. Book her--you won't regret it!
SAMANTHA & BRIAN | ALLIED ARTS GUILD WEDDING
Olivia is amazing. We were looking for a reasonably-priced, full-day photographer, that came highly recommended, and Olivia was it! We knew we wanted her to shoot our wedding the second we saw her photographs on her website! They are light, romantic, and very creative---she really personalizes each shoot she sets up. She was always on time (early even) and was so flexible and responsive. I never had to worry about her when going through all of my wedding planning debacles. As a bonus, she included engagement photos in our wedding package which really sealed the deal for us (it was a perfect time to get to know her before our big day, and we got to use the photos for our wedding website and Save the Date card)!
HANNAH & JEFF | ELLISTON VINEYARDS WEDDING
My husband and I can be camera shy and Olivia was able to give us different ideas of poses that looked natural and comfortable. She did a great job capturing our personalities through the engagement shoot and by the end felt like a friend we had known for a while.
In the months leading up to the wedding, Olivia responded promptly to all emails and was willing to meet up for coffee to go over the ideas I had regarding our wedding day. The day of our wedding she was punctual and ready to start shooting the moment she showed up to the bridal suite. It was awesome to have a second shooter, Brandon to capture different angles of the wedding ceremony and dances. Olivia and Brandon worked very well as a team. Our wedding guest felt like they were able to dance and have fun and barely even noticed our photographers’ presence. Oliva was able to capture all the emotions of our wedding day which is amazing. Looking thru our wedding pictures for the first time was like re-living our wedding day. To top it off, she sent us a thank you card and printed about one hundred pictures for us to see before she finalized our professional wedding album. I loved working with Olivia and would highly recommend her for your wedding.
Chaoyi & li | farmstead at long meadow ranch WEDDING
We really enjoyed having Olivia as our wedding photographer. Her photos are crisp, airy, and beyond beautiful! Her capture of light is simply stunning. We loved the way our photos turned out from our engagement session and wedding day. She was always so responsive and easy to communicate with. We are very thankful for all of her hard and excellent work and would highly recommend her.
IBRAHIM FAMILY | palo alto lifestyle family session
We loved working with Olivia! Olivia photographed our family in October. We were not sure what to expect with a toddler, yet Olivia captured so many sweet moments and some smiles too! Throughout the whole process, Olivia was super responsive and flexible. She was patient, kind, and positive which helped us be very comfortable with her from the start. Our little guy warmed up quickly to her too! How could you not?! She has a bright, gentle presence :) Her style worked well for us, as our hope was to simply walk around one of our favorite locations and capture some images together. She balanced directing us, with letting us be, and it worked out well. Following our session, we were grateful she quickly sent us a sneak peak. We were also surprised by how quickly we received our images! Accessing, downloading, and saving the images is super easy! It's also a nice touch that you can select different file sizes to download your photos: web size, high res, original. All in all, we highly recommend Olivia and are so thankful for moments she captured and how fun she made the process.