Hello! I'm a Bay Area based wedding photographer with a love for film, beautiful outdoor weddings, and sweet couples! I've been in business for 8 years now, photographing engagements and weddings in the San Francisco Bay Area, Carmel Valley wine country, Yosemite, and throughout California. My style combines beautiful portraits with timeless film photography, and I love capturing all the candid moments in between! My couples love and appreciate photography as an important investment for their weddings, and I am honored to get to meet so many amazing couples and get the chance to document some of the most special days of their lives!
I'm now booking engagements and weddings for 2019 & 2020 and would love to send you more info + chat with you about photographing your wedding!
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Annie · Married on 09/09/2018
Talented Photographer Who Is So Sweet, Professional, Flexible, and A Joy To Work With!
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!Sent on 01/03/2019
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! :)
Allie · Married on 09/01/2018
Olivia was everything we had dreamt of for our big day!Sent on 11/06/2018
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!
Lauren · Married on 08/18/2018
perfect. just perfect
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 :)Sent on 11/15/2018
I have worked with Olivia on at least 3 projects. Each time I work with her, she surprises me with her excellent talent and superior photography skills. All of the projects we've worked on were successfully published. With Olivia's excellent work ethics, great talent, and also for being a wonderful human being, it is a pleasure working with her!