Hi there! I'm Olivia, the lead photographer of Olivia Jacob Photography. My associate photographers and I document weddings in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia. Photographing weddings is our honor and passion.
A mother-of-the-bride once said, “the memory of your wedding day can sustain you through even the hardest times.” I believe that is so true. I love that my photographs help couples re-live one of the happiest and most important days of their lives. The biggest compliment I receive from my couples is that they forgot they were being photographed and were able to be fully present on their wedding day.
Today we live in Maryland with our three children (two teenagers and a toddler) and two cats. When I am not photographing weddings, I love to spend time with my family, cook, do yoga, and read as much as possible. I am the kind of person that stays calm under pressure, is adaptable but always has a plan, and is pretty laid back. I love helping couples relive one of the happiest days of their lives, and I absolutely believe in true love.
That's my husband and me on our wedding day at the Ritz Carlton in Los Angeles, California a looong time ago! (Photo credit to Christine Chan.) At that time, I had no idea that I would one day become a wedding photographer. While I was always artistic, oil painting was really more of my craft than photography. However, seeing the photos from my wedding, including all the moments I missed at the time, touched my heart. My wedding was really a catalyst for pursuing intense study of photography.
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"Olivia Jacob!! These look amazing. Thank you so much. I feel like we definitely put you through the ringer on May 27; we had you running all over the place and things were slightly chaotic in the beginning (“wait, do the bridesmaids have bouquets?!”). I will do many more articulate formal reviews for you but you were incredible on our wedding day – keeping us on track while letting things sort of flow naturally. From our perspective, things couldn’t have gone more perfectly and you were definitely a part of that."
"Dear Olivia, The photos of our engagement and wedding are absolutely gorgeous and we are so grateful!! Words can’t express how happy we are to have these memories captured in your photos. Thank you very much for everything! We really appreciate you & you are so talented!! We can’t wait share your beautiful pictures with our friends and family. xoxo."
"Dear Olivia, I just wanted to send you a note and say a big THANK YOU for making our wedding photography a fun enhancement of the day. My Mom especially wanted me to tell you that she was so impressed with the way you were able to wrangle our big, unmanageable family in the kindest, most professional way and didn’t belabor the process. You were amazing. And your warmth and enthusiasm made everyone around you happier, thank you."
"Hi Olivia, I must say that these photos are phenomenal and everything we had hoped for. Thank you so much for being a part of our big day and capturing these moments. We’re so looking forward to framing & gifting them, making photo albums & holiday cards, and generally coming up with any and every excuse to share and enjoy them. I’m so glad we had the opportunity to work together; it was the best decision of the evening (other than marriage part, ha!)."
Olivia Jacob Photography believes in a documentary approach to weddings: capturing real moments as they happen, while also taking care to create timeless portraits and gorgeous images of your wedding decor. Just like the trends that enter and exit the fashion scene throughout the years, weddings are no exception to fads. Your wedding photographs are quite arguably the most important you’ll take, and with years ahead of you to admire these images, it’s essential to capture every moment in a photographic style that will stand the test of time. We love to capture clean lines, true-to-life colors, classic black and white images, and natural smiles.
Wedding photography is our full-time career, livelihood, and passion. My team and I are passionate about growing as artists. Our goal is always to push ourselves to create the best images possible for our couples. By taking a select number of weddings each year, every Olivia Jacob couple can be given the utmost attention and service. Olivia Jacob Photography has been featured in many wedding publications and has been awarded the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice award for outstanding client service every year from 2015 to the present.
Your wedding day will pass by in a blur of happiness, laughter, and joyful tears. In just one day, you will experience hundreds of incomparable, genuine moments. Our job is to preserve those moments.
Reach out and let's set up a time to chat! I'd love to learn about you and your wedding plans. For every wedding commissioned, I help with ideas for engagement sessions, wedding day timelines, group portraits, and more. You can expect the highest levels of communication and service, as well as a friendly ear.
Starting at $500
A la carte engagement session by Olivia Jacob, including high resolution digital files, online gallery, and printing rights.
Starting at $3900
Wedding photography with full day coverage by Olivia Jacob and a second experienced photographer, including high resolution digital files, online gallery, and printing rights.
Starting at $2400
Photography of intimate weddings, elopements, or celebrations with one photographer, including high resolution digital files, online gallery, and printing rights.