That’s how your wedding photos should feel. 

You know that nostalgic feeling of the “good ole days” you get when rewatching homemade videos? Or looking at old photos?

Your wedding day is a story to be told, and one to relive ages from now. Like flipping through an old family album book or rewatching your favorite movie, the best images that you will love the most are the ones RETELLING that story, and the ones that are actually authentic (not posed “candid”), and give you that warm + fuzzy feeling.

having a hyper observant person watch and capture all the big + little moments throughout the day as they naturally occur

doc·u·men·ta·ry
style wedding photographer:

Someone who observes/notices the little things

The art of capturing authentic moments as they unfold throughout the entire day

Tells your unique wedding day story with little to no direction

It’s more than just “candid” moments. 

It means capturing the imperfect, real moments that required little to no direction. Of course, I will always be there to help and propose prompts if needed. But overall, you should be living in the moment of you wedding day -- not feeling stiff and staged during the full wedding day. Allowing the day unfold authentically with some direction when needed 

Documentary wedding style photography simply means staying present in all the big and little moments – not letting photos overshadow what’s most important.

A love that's made for movie scenes

that's how your story should feel.
movie scenes frozen in time.

I’m a Kansas City local but love to travel around the world to help couples have their unique love connection and story be captured authentically. Sitting at coffee shops, people watching, and creating little, cute stories for them is one of my favorite pass-time hobbies. With my documentary style wedding photography approach, I make sure to not only make you feel comfortable in front of the camera, but also make sure that you are able to relive your wedding day stories through images. There is nothing worse than having a gallery full of awkward prom posed images

Meet your documentary style wedding photographer.

Hello, I’m Olivia!

(aka the storyteller 😉)

 - Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior, and He is the foundation of my business.

- I LOOOVVEE MOVIES + SOUNDTRACKS!!! That is where I gather all my inspiration for "movie scene" photos

 - The Midwest has a special place in my heart

- My Roman Empire is the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Mass

- My first language is Polish, and I started to speak English when I was 4 years old.

- I have two crazy, sweet kitties - Parmi + Toothless (yes - he looks like the dragon from How To Train Your Dragon)

- Traveling is one of my biggest passions. If I could, I would love to see and spend a night at every airport in the world

- Born in Chicago, raised in the suburbs of Chicago, but recently moved to Kansas City!


A Few Fun Facts:

Congratulations, you never have to go through that again!
Hence: you’ve found the right photographer!

Afraid of feeling awkward in front of the camera and have cringe prom photo flashback?

That is the beauty of documentary, cinematic, storytelling photography. I take the time to get to know you two. See what makes you excited, and learn what story you want captured. This is through our first video chat, an engagement session, during the whole prep process with emails, and a questionnaire right before your wedding and engagement session!

That is why all of my sessions and wedding are heavily influenced by movement filled prompts verses stiff, awkawaard posing. But don't worry, we will get one "picture perfect" posed image for  your grandma's frame.

There is nothing worse than feeling like you cannot trust your photographer on your wedding day, or feel extremely uncomfortable in front of the camera. 

You found the right investment for you to relive your wedding ages from now. 

Here is what happens next!

the process:

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So, are you ready to relive your wedding day in images just like in the movies???

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"OLIVIA. This gallery is actually INSANEEEE!!!! I cannot stop smiling!! you are BEYONDDD talented & I'm absolutely obsessed, that’s an understatement!!! I am so grateful you traveled from Kansas City to Los Angeles to capture our love!!!! The feeling these pics give me is literally indescribable (‘: You just outdid yourself!! Thank you so much for choosing us & creating such a beautiful set of photos that we’re going to cherish for the rest of our lives 🤍"

– allison + dylan

DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT...

"Olivia is an absolute master—she captures the vibe you want and not only makes you look gorgeous but FEEL gorgeous. We had a lot of fun doing our styles shoot and treasure the photos deeply. Get the aesthetic you’re going for—she’s worth it."

– emily + braden

With my documentary style photography approach, I take the time to get to know you before the wedding in order to cinematically tell your story through images, the way it deserves to be told. 

Throughout the whole wedding prep process, I will also be sending various documents to aid with your planning.

don't worry, you're in good hands.

some guides provided for you:

I get it, planning and prepping for a wedding can be stressful.

Each guide is dedicated towards a specific topic or question that i get asked frequently! These will be given to you throughout the prep process once you book me for your wedding.

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