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Welcome!

My name is Oliver and I am a full-time wedding photojournalist living in the beautiful state of Kentucky. Having studied architecture, I have a sensitivity to the built environment, and an eye for turning fleeting moments into beautifully composed images. I enjoy listening to people’s love stories and I’m so glad that I get the chance to portray the mutual love between two beings. Whenever I am not photographing weddings, you might spot me riding my bicycle to architecture studio or running in downtown Lexington.

Artist Statement

As a photojournalist, I strive to capture the candid emotions of the moment. I want to get to know my clients in order to express their personalities through the images I take. For over ten years I have approached photography as an artist, hoping to capture the essence of the human experience we all share. I believe emotions captured in a still frame can be more than memories; they should be felt. I like to participate in the wedding planning process to anticipate the most important photographs, to make sure important events have the best possible lighting, and to allow myself to remain unobtrusive and respectful to precious and candid moments I intend to capture.

I believe in the value of documenting little surprises that make your day special and unique to you, so I prefer to be present for the entire day, from early morning preparations until the close of the reception. Because I care about you and your time, I return preliminary photographs within one week, and your photos are uploaded to a secure server and backed up in two locations to prevent accidents. The candid moments that make up the most meaningful memories of our lives cannot be repeated, so it is my priority to ensure that your smiles and tears are preserved for nostalgic moments later on. My process is unique. Your wedding is unique. Let me compose lasting memories you can cherish for the rest of your life. . .

 
 

Why we're different

We are here for you in a way that no one else is! Call us, email us, text us, and if we’re not shooting we’ll respond immediately. And even if we are shooting, we’ll get back to you within hours, not days! Here are some of the things that immediately set us apart from our competitors:

QUICK TURNAROUND

Receive your photos within 14 days! You will have a password protected page with all your photos in it.

UNLIMITED TIME

When you book me, you book me for the entire day – Simple as that. From the moment you get your Make-up done until the Send Out… because what else will I be doing on a weekend?

ALL RIGHTS TO IMAGES

I believe that the beautiful moments lived shouldn’t be kept away from my clients and that’s why every photo that I take at your wedding day belongs to you!

Sharing the Love

Reading what others are saying about Candid Brides is a good idea! Should you need to more reviews to look at, please check out the latest ones in my the knot Kentucky listing.
David Weaver/ Morgantown, WV

My photo shoot with Oliver was both satisfying and fun.  He listened to my primary objective – to create unique photographs of me in my practice of engineering – and he succeeded by crafting multiple poses in my office and project sites.  Oliver’s attention to detail results in fabulous photographs.

Haven & Josh/ Fayetteville, WV

Oliver is AWESOME! Made the whole wedding photo process super laid back and fun. I’ve had nothing but wonderful compliments on our wedding and bridal pictures. He is very creative and truly captures the artistic side of photography! He’ll go the extra mile to get that perfect shot, even trekking through a muddy swamp… literally. Highly recommend him!

Elizabeth & David/ Lexington, KY

Oliver shot my wedding with Modern Flash. He is not your average wedding photographer! If you are looking for artistic and photojournalist style, then he would be a great fit. When I received my proofs from our wedding, I laughed, cried, kissed my husband, called my MOH and mom, did a little dance, and relived the entirety of that day through these pictures. They really captured the essence of our wedding day. We have beautiful photos at a great value to last us a lifetime.

Oksana & Vadim/ Nicholasville, KY

Oliver is very enthusiastic about his photography! My husband and I personally had a good experience with him on our wedding day August 2nd 2014! He was very excited and energetic about his job. We have tons of great photos from different angles that he captured! Oliver is very understanding and gives you lots of ideas to think about during your special event. You won’t regret having him capture your special day!

Lauren Riegner/ Ormond Beach, FL

Oliver is a great photographer and really fun to work with. We did a lot of fun and different stuff during our shoot resulting in a variety of pictures to choose from. The retouched pictures looked even better! He’s professional, talented, and listens to your ideas. I would definitely recommend him!

Donna & Cory/ Morgantown, WV

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Jaimi & Willis/ Louisville, KY

Oliver is AMAZING! When searching for a photographer I was looking for someone who would capture my husband and myself in our reality. We were surrounded by our family and friends on that special day and he captured real emotion and reaction. Although many people love the organized photos I personally love the candid pictures that he took of me taking a deep breath or my mom making me smile, or my husband getting a huge hug from his mother. I am going to shower Oliver with praise because he deserves it 100% !

Katelyn & Garrett/ Louisville, KY

From beginning to end, Oliver was creative, flexible, professional, and friendly. He helped us find the perfect photography package for what we wanted and stayed in touch about our view of the wedding leading up to the big day. On the day of the wedding, Oliver captured the iconic moments (first looks, the vows, toasts) AND little fleeting moments (my MOH struggling with the champagne bottle for mimosas, my father greeting an old family friend as my mother fastened his boutonniere) with the eye of an artist and friend who knows what moments you’ll want to see after the haze of the big day passes. Oliver wasn’t a detached fly on the wall all day OR a militant scene-arranger. He just beautifully catches those photographic moments that are already there. I am so glad we chose Oliver, and I’ve already made a point of recommending him to other brides-to-be around me.

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