As some of you know with weddings, you have to pick your battles and spend your money wisely. You usually choose a few things to splurge on and others to pass up. For Jake and I, the photography and capturing the day in a still photo was very high on our priority list. We wanted our special day to be captured in a way that felt organic and authentic to the people we had attending. Neither of us are the best in front of a camera, so choosing the right photographer was key to everything.
I immediately chose Olivia Rae James as our photographer. I have followed her work, celebrated from afar from her career success and couldn’t have imaged a better suited asset to our wedding. Her style is very iconic in the way she captures people and events in a very “I’m not even here, don’t look at the camera” kind of way. Not to mention, she is one of the absolute sweetest souls I have ever met or gotten to work with. Gahh…she’s a keeper.
We have only seen a handful of sneak peeks from the weddings, so until we get the full collection in our hands, I thought I’d share a few of our favorite black and whites. There are MANY more to come, but I hope these will tide you over in the meantime.
<div class=”footnote”> * All black and white portraits by Olivia Rae James. All plant/ texture photos by Veda House.</div>