Corradetti Glassblowing Studio Wedding

Happy Labor Day!  I was honored to shoot two weddings this past weekend for wonderful couples, and I hope to share those photos soon!  In the meantime, please enjoy some wedding inspiration from a Corradetti Glassblowing Studio wedding I shot last year.  If you are getting married here, I would LOVE to be your photographer!

With Gratitude xoxo, Olivia

Something unplanned is likely to happen on your wedding. I’ve seen a bridesmaid rip her dress, a bride lose her veil, and more.  At my own wedding, the DJ played the wrong first dance song!  Gabi’s wish was simple. She had been praying for no rain for weeks. Rain would be incompatible with the outdoor fête celebrating her wedding. I checked the weather every day too and remained hopeful. And then the day came. The sky was slate and sputtering. Gabi said they held off for as long as possible before finally setting up the festivities indoors.  Still, the reception was beautiful and the bride and groom glowed. Guests laughed and danced. Happiness and grace outshone the misty rain.

Though I know it is easier said than done and that you may have heard it before, don’t let a little rain (or a ripped dress or the wrong song) change the fact that your wedding is a supremely joyous time. My initial irritation over my first dance song has faded into just a funny story, but there is still that one picture of me looking mad at the reception that I am not too fond of. So, thanks very much to Gabi and Farhan who figured all that out much faster than I did, and for having me at your celebration. Your day was beautiful and I can’t wait to share all of the pictures with you!

Portraits of E: NYC Shoot for The E List

The E List is a newly launched blog showcasing “great works by today’s hottest creatives.”  I hopped the Acela to NYC to take a few photos for Erin– the ‘E’ behind The E List.  Check out a few of my favorites below:

NYC was the perfect backdrop for a blogger who lives by the motto: “Smart. Hot. Creative.”  Regarding her connection to NYC, E said:

I also happen to currently make my home in New York City, about which I am most passionate.  I live in the Bowery and feel so blessed that every day I can step out the door of my apartment into an environment throbbing with an energy and creativity that is palpable.

E explained the inspiration behind The E List:

I’ve always been captivated by Gertrude Stein and her Paris salon.  Located on the Left Bank, the Stein home was a gathering place for rising artists, writers and other creatives.  Thus, the birth of The E List – a child of the traditional salon and modern social media.  Inspired by the energy of New York City and infused with a passion for the global community.  At The E List, we are all about everything smart, hot and creative[.]

I loved shooting for The E List in NYC! (And not just because The E List featured Olivia Jacob Photography here.)  Thanks so much for having me!

E - The E List LOVED working with Olivia Jacob Photography! What a great day to spend with such a great talent. xo

National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding: Ariel & Will

Ariel and Will were married at Georgetown University’s Dahlgren Chapel, just steps from where they had their first kiss!  We met early to take plenty of couples’ shots before the ceremony.  Afterwards, we headed over to the National Museum of Women in the Arts for delicious cupcakes, cute favors, and a beautifully choreographed first dance.

Great first kiss angle by second shooter, Minh Pham.

For anyone who knows me, this is my kind of party favor!

First dance song: “To Make You Feel My Love”

Beth and Tom - Ari and Will,

I just love the one of you looking up at Will, nest to the last picture. I have seen that same pose many times the last few years and it is so you two!

Love you, Mom

Hendry House, Arlington Virginia Wedding Photography: Jennifer & Robert

Jennifer and Robert were married at the Hendry House in Arlington, Virginia.  They had a ton of personalized and DIY elements that made their day all the more intimate and one-of-a-kind.  Another unique aspect of their day was their first dance, which happened outside in natural light.  Such a beautiful and smart idea–I loved it!  But the most important part of all was that you could totally tell that Jennifer and Robert are best friends and make each other laugh.  Seriously could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding and laid-back couple.  Thanks so much for having me!  (And many thanks to my second shooter Minh Pham, who is not afraid to move benches out of the way to get the perfect shot!)

Guys getting ready shots by second shooter Minh Pham!

Jennifer’s peony and lily bouquet smelled amazing!

If you have a great manicure, I will find you and make you hold something.