we'd work well together if you love warm-neutral tones, chai tea (optional), are totally in love with your other half (not optional), and dance to the beat of your own drum (highly encouraged) 💃🕺
my photography style focuses on the candid + in-between moments and i love prompting my couples as opposed to "posing" them because i believe this brings out the best in you and your partner.
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-jenny + james
My fiancé and I met Olivia by chance over a year ago. She happened to be visiting her family on the west coast and posted on her Facebook that she was looking for couples to shoot in the area while she was here. A mutual friend of ours told me about the post and asked if I would shoot with her that weekend. I’d never done any sort of photo shoot before but I agreed because why not? Over the course of several hours on that photo shoot Olivia started to feel like family. Not only is she fiercely talented, she is also incredibly kind, patient and makes you feel like an absolute rock star. I still have no idea how she made my fiancé and I look so good. All we did was have fun all day and what came out of it were some of the sweetest pictures I will cherish for the rest of my life. Fast forward to this year — Olivia revisits the west coast and she shoots our maternity pictures! They are enough to make me cry every time I look at them. Fast forward again and Olivia will be shooting our wedding in April! It was a no-brainer that she was the only one I would allow to shoot such a milestone for us given our history with her. We couldn’t be more excited. Bottom line...to know Olivia Reed is to love Olivia Reed. She has captured a spectrum of special moments in our lives and I am eternally grateful. I have learned that “taking pictures” is one thing but capturing the love, joy and intimacy that two people share is an absolute art that can take your breath away. Thank you a million times Olivia!"
"...Bottom line... to know Olivia Reed is to love Olivia Reed...
-caryn + grady
"I wish I knew where to start- there are just so many things about working with Olivia! Not only is her work amazing, she is an extremely sweet soul and so easy to work with. Olivia made every opportunity to work with her so natural and removed the stress out of it all. Her experience as a model really comes into play with aiding you to look natural in your photos- there aren’t any strange or fake poses, she just lets you be you and helps you when you need it. Her talent is so obvious in her images- they are so clear, the lighting is amazing and she just knows how to find the right shot. Olivia did such an AMAZING job on our wedding- she read my mind throughout the day and took some neat shots that are so outside the box that I would have never thought to do. She kept us on track with timing and made sure we checked everything off that we needed to do. Our entire wedding party absolutely loved having her around- it wasn’t the usual experience of having a photographer at a wedding where they are just “there”... we had SO much fun together and the experience was that much more fun and awesome because of her. It's not every wedding that the bride and the photographer are dancing all night but I am so happy that it was for ours! Cannot say enough good things about Olivia- so professional, so talented, so awesome. We will continue to stay friends and use her for any photography needs in our future!"
"I wish I knew where to start- there are just so many things about working with Olivia!...."
-Alyssa + josh
"I am so glad we chose Olivia Reed to photograph our wedding. After my husband and I got engaged, and we started to talk about what was important to each of us as we imagined our wedding day, I knew good photography was the one component of the wedding process I felt strongly about. I wanted to be able to have photos to look back on and help remember our day, surrounded with our closest friends and family. However, my husband is not much for picture taking . Actually, he really despises having his photo taken (but selfies are a different story!). So I knew that the person taking our wedding photos would have to be very special in order to help make him comfortable in front of the camera. Right from the first introductory phone call, I knew Olivia would be that person for us, her personality is so easygoing and she a wonderful person. I knew she would be able to help us make the photo process painless and we would get along really well. And it was! The entire process was so seamless and easy, she was so flexible, transparent, and accommodating. It was so fun having her take our wedding photos, we really enjoyed our time we spent together and will definitely recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. The photos she took are beautiful and captured our day beautifully. I will forever treasure them! Thank you so much Olivia!"
"...Right from the first introductory phone call, I knew Olivia would be that person for us..."
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