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Oliver Howell Photography

Kalamazoo , MI

LOCATION

Kalamazoo, MI 49048 US (map)

PHONE

269-806-9451

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Oliver Howell Photography

A Kalamazoo based wedding & event photographer. Featuring modern photojournalism & fashion-forward wedding portraiture.

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Oliver Howell Photography

A Kalamazoo based wedding & event photographer. Featuring modern photojournalism & fashion-forward wedding portraiture.

See more photos & recent work at www.oliverhowell.com

Visit the blog and connect on facebook and twitter.

Award: The Knot listed Oliver Howell Photography as "Best of 2010"

All wedding, event and portrait packages include:

-All photos retouched
-All photos on disc: full resolution files with copyright release
-Online viewing and ordering gallery: share your photos with family and friends
-Multiple Locations
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
Custom Graphics, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proofs

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Ashley
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Oliver is both fun and professional. From the engagement photos to our wedding day, he captured our happiness flawlessly. He helped make our wedding day run smoothly and was really flexible and attentive to our dreams for the perfect wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or pictures. Thanks again Oliver!
Oliver is both fun and professional. From the engagement photos to our wedding day, he captured our happiness flawlessly. Read more...
Oliver is both fun and professional. From the engagement photos to our wedding day, he captured our happiness flawlessly. He helped make our wedding day run smoothly and was really flexible and attentive to our dreams for the perfect wedding day. We couldn't have asked for a better photographer or pictures. Thanks again Oliver! Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I don't even know where to start in reviewing Oliver Howell Photography! I guess I should just start by saying that Oliver is INCREDIBLE! When we first met Oliver he was so easy to talk to and we could tell that he was genuine, trustworthy and just a really fun guy! My husband and I were both a little nervous for our engagement session because neither of us feel very comfortable in front of a camera but Oliver made it fun and easy and the photos turned out great! On our wedding day Oliver was punctual, flexible and very professional. His creativity was outstanding and he took an incredible number of photos throughout the day. He was there for everything! He was able to take pictures of us setting up the barn for the wedding, the groomsmen getting ready and the bridal party getting ready including me putting on my gown and my mother helping me with my shoes and jewelry. He took amazing photos of me having a first look with my dad and was able to create a very special moment as Ben and I had our own first look. The photos of the bridal party were wonderful and he chose so many different settings and poses that we have such a fantastic selection to print. The photos from the ceremony were fabulous and he was able to catch all of the incredible emotion and expressions of love. And at the reception he was able to catch all of the important moments and memories! Most of the time we didn't even realize he was there taking photos. Looking back at our photos makes me feel as though I am reliving our wedding day over and over again. As I look through the photos I can see the overwhelming joy and excitement that I felt on that day. And that is something that I will forever treasure! Oliver, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you did to create the perfect wedding day. We will be forever grateful to you! We hope to see you again sometime... maybe for a beer between friends and of course for all of our future photography needs!
I don't even know where to start in reviewing Oliver Howell Photography! I guess I should just start by saying that Oliver Read more...
I don't even know where to start in reviewing Oliver Howell Photography! I guess I should just start by saying that Oliver is INCREDIBLE! When we first met Oliver he was so easy to talk to and we could tell that he was genuine, trustworthy and just a really fun guy! My husband and I were both a little nervous for our engagement session because neither of us feel very comfortable in front of a camera but Oliver made it fun and easy and the photos turned out great! On our wedding day Oliver was punctual, flexible and very professional. His creativity was outstanding and he took an incredible number of photos throughout the day. He was there for everything! He was able to take pictures of us setting up the barn for the wedding, the groomsmen getting ready and the bridal party getting ready including me putting on my gown and my mother helping me with my shoes and jewelry. He took amazing photos of me having a first look with my dad and was able to create a very special moment as Ben and I had our own first look. The photos of the bridal party were wonderful and he chose so many different settings and poses that we have such a fantastic selection to print. The photos from the ceremony were fabulous and he was able to catch all of the incredible emotion and expressions of love. And at the reception he was able to catch all of the important moments and memories! Most of the time we didn't even realize he was there taking photos. Looking back at our photos makes me feel as though I am reliving our wedding day over and over again. As I look through the photos I can see the overwhelming joy and excitement that I felt on that day. And that is something that I will forever treasure! Oliver, thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you did to create the perfect wedding day. We will be forever grateful to you! We hope to see you again sometime... maybe for a beer between friends and of course for all of our future photography needs! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Forever Fossilized (Katie & Joe) are excellent videographers!! We are so happy that we chose them to capture our video of the best days of our lives!!! We knew instantly from our first meeting that we wanted them to capture our day. They were both punctual, creative, flexible, and captured our day without even really knowing they were there. :) We are so happy and pleased with our highlight video!!! Every one we share it with cannot get enough of it!!! We absolutely love our full length video of our wedding!! The package it arrived in was very thoughtful and creative!! We cannot thank them both enough for the video and the forever lasting action of our day!! Thank you thank you! We highly recommend Forever Fossilized to any engaged couple looking for professionalism and forever having a memory of their wedding day!!
Forever Fossilized (Katie & Joe) are excellent videographers!! We are so happy that we chose them to capture our video of Read more...
Forever Fossilized (Katie & Joe) are excellent videographers!! We are so happy that we chose them to capture our video of the best days of our lives!!! We knew instantly from our first meeting that we wanted them to capture our day. They were both punctual, creative, flexible, and captured our day without even really knowing they were there. :) We are so happy and pleased with our highlight video!!! Every one we share it with cannot get enough of it!!! We absolutely love our full length video of our wedding!! The package it arrived in was very thoughtful and creative!! We cannot thank them both enough for the video and the forever lasting action of our day!! Thank you thank you! We highly recommend Forever Fossilized to any engaged couple looking for professionalism and forever having a memory of their wedding day!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oliver is amazing! We met him for coffee and both instantly loved him. He is so laid back and easy to get along with - our engagement session was so much fun and the wedding could not have been more perfect. Oliver made sure the day ran smoothly and he captured great candid moments along the way. Our formal photos were exactly what we were hoping for. We cannot praise Oliver enough, HIRE HIM!
Oliver is amazing! We met him for coffee and both instantly loved him. He is so laid back and easy to get along with - our Read more...
Oliver is amazing! We met him for coffee and both instantly loved him. He is so laid back and easy to get along with - our engagement session was so much fun and the wedding could not have been more perfect. Oliver made sure the day ran smoothly and he captured great candid moments along the way. Our formal photos were exactly what we were hoping for. We cannot praise Oliver enough, HIRE HIM! Read less
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Manuela
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
Hiring a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make because he or she is responsible for telling your story. I am eternally grateful and proud that Noah and I had the opportunity to secure Oliver Howell Photography for our wedding. Oliver has a very sharp and artistic sensibility that propels him to capture each moment with clarity, grace and meaning. To my delight, Oliver understood how to shoot in challenging spaces. He captured the vibrant architecture of our small gothic chapel extremely well. Oliver produced the photographs my family and I hoped for and they were truly beautiful. We highly recommend Oliver Howell Photography!
Hiring a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make because he or she is responsible for telling Read more...
Hiring a photographer is one of the most important decisions you will make because he or she is responsible for telling your story. I am eternally grateful and proud that Noah and I had the opportunity to secure Oliver Howell Photography for our wedding. Oliver has a very sharp and artistic sensibility that propels him to capture each moment with clarity, grace and meaning. To my delight, Oliver understood how to shoot in challenging spaces. He captured the vibrant architecture of our small gothic chapel extremely well. Oliver produced the photographs my family and I hoped for and they were truly beautiful. We highly recommend Oliver Howell Photography! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/13/2014
5.0/5.0
There are not enough positive things I can say about our experience with Oliver. We had a destination wedding on Mackinac Island and he captured the essence of the rehearsal dinner and our wedding day perfectly! Our pictures are gorgeous! Not only does Oliver take fantastic photos; he is very personable-he is so great to work with! Oliver listens to what you're visions are for the pictures and he more than delivers. We were so incredibly happy to work with him and if ever we have another big event; he will be our go-to photographer!
There are not enough positive things I can say about our experience with Oliver. We had a destination wedding on Mackinac Read more...
There are not enough positive things I can say about our experience with Oliver. We had a destination wedding on Mackinac Island and he captured the essence of the rehearsal dinner and our wedding day perfectly! Our pictures are gorgeous! Not only does Oliver take fantastic photos; he is very personable-he is so great to work with! Oliver listens to what you're visions are for the pictures and he more than delivers. We were so incredibly happy to work with him and if ever we have another big event; he will be our go-to photographer! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
Oliver was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer! I had seen his pictures from my sisters wedding and was blown away and had to have him for my wedding a few years later!
We were married in norther Michigan and Oliver was completely accommodating for our location and lack of knowledge of it! He took his time to know where the best lighting and pictures would be captured and we couldnt be happier with how they turned out!
We have extremely large families and we were able to capture some beautiful pictures even with such a large group! He really knows what shots will work best and left me with such a calmness throughout the whole process.
We feel extremely blessed to have the memories of our special day caputred with such beauty for us to look back on throughout our lives, and couldn't have asked for a better person to share our day with us than Oliver. He is truely an amazing photographer, and we are so happy to call him our friend.
Oliver was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer! I had seen his pictures from my sisters wedding and was Read more...
Oliver was exactly what we were looking for in a photographer! I had seen his pictures from my sisters wedding and was blown away and had to have him for my wedding a few years later!
We were married in norther Michigan and Oliver was completely accommodating for our location and lack of knowledge of it! He took his time to know where the best lighting and pictures would be captured and we couldnt be happier with how they turned out!
We have extremely large families and we were able to capture some beautiful pictures even with such a large group! He really knows what shots will work best and left me with such a calmness throughout the whole process.
We feel extremely blessed to have the memories of our special day caputred with such beauty for us to look back on throughout our lives, and couldn't have asked for a better person to share our day with us than Oliver. He is truely an amazing photographer, and we are so happy to call him our friend. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Oliver was a fantastic photographer - the best! I could not have imagined a more easy-going, flexible, and fun photographer. I've been planning my wedding remotely from Virginia and whenever I was back in town, Oliver gladly met us to go over photo styles and logistics (typical nervous bride inquiries the week of the wedding). Oliver knew just where to get the best photos, capturing the lighting and mood perfectly. We have received so many compliments on our photos and I couldn't be happier. Oliver even knew how to work in my divorced parents into a family photo despite complications that could have arisen! GREAT WORK OLIVER! I really hope to work with you again.
Oliver was a fantastic photographer - the best! I could not have imagined a more easy-going, flexible, and fun Read more...
Oliver was a fantastic photographer - the best! I could not have imagined a more easy-going, flexible, and fun photographer. I've been planning my wedding remotely from Virginia and whenever I was back in town, Oliver gladly met us to go over photo styles and logistics (typical nervous bride inquiries the week of the wedding). Oliver knew just where to get the best photos, capturing the lighting and mood perfectly. We have received so many compliments on our photos and I couldn't be happier. Oliver even knew how to work in my divorced parents into a family photo despite complications that could have arisen! GREAT WORK OLIVER! I really hope to work with you again. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
As the mother-of-the-bride, I was very impressed with Oliver from the minute he began taking photos in our kitchen, the morning of the wedding. He was able to capture so many special moments---like when my husband looked over at our daughter as they were coming down the aisle together. Oliver has a great feel for artistic shots, turning an old train depot into a beautiful backdrop of archways to frame the bridal party. And we enjoyed the humorous shots too, like the groomsmen afterwards looking at the groom's wedding ring with funny faces! All of Oliver's photos are so good---it will be very hard to choose which to print. Oliver combines a great gift for photography with a caring understanding of his subjects. We were so happy that he was the photographer for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding.
As the mother-of-the-bride, I was very impressed with Oliver from the minute he began taking photos in our kitchen, the Read more...
As the mother-of-the-bride, I was very impressed with Oliver from the minute he began taking photos in our kitchen, the morning of the wedding. He was able to capture so many special moments---like when my husband looked over at our daughter as they were coming down the aisle together. Oliver has a great feel for artistic shots, turning an old train depot into a beautiful backdrop of archways to frame the bridal party. And we enjoyed the humorous shots too, like the groomsmen afterwards looking at the groom's wedding ring with funny faces! All of Oliver's photos are so good---it will be very hard to choose which to print. Oliver combines a great gift for photography with a caring understanding of his subjects. We were so happy that he was the photographer for our daughter and son-in-law's wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My husband and I didn't have a wedding when we first got married, so when we decided to renew our vows, photography was the #1 priority. We didn't have any professional photos together before, so we were willing to spend a bit more on them.

I started looking for photographers before anything else and interviewed 5 after reviewing websites for at least 30. Oliver was DEFINITELY the right choice. As I mentioned, we were willing to splurge on photography, but with Oliver, we got the best quality photos at an unexpectedly very reasonable price. I'm telling you, some of these other ones had terrible portfolios and they were charging much more.

First, Oliver really got to know us and our style. We talked over the phone, met in a coffee shop, and did an anniversary shoot before the big day, which was over 400 pictures in 2 hours at a very low cost. Oliver's style is fine art and photojournalistic, so he gets a lot of good candids. Some photos are closeups that show detailed emotions but others use the environment to set a beautiful scene.

In all of our anniversary and vow renewal shots, the lighting is perfect. None of them have awkward things in the background, like exit signs or outlets (which drives me nuts). You can tell he really thinks about these things, doesn't just take pictures willy nilly.

Everyone at the wedding talked about how friendly and fun to talk to Oliver was, but they didn't even notice when he was taking pictures. I didn't even realize he was around for the special moments (cake cutting, bouquet toss), yet I have all these great pictures!

Finally, we got our 800+ vow renewal photos back within a week. We are able to purchase online, but Oliver's not pushy about that, so we will likely print many ourselves, as we bought the DVD of images.

Bottom line: From what I saw, Oliver is in the top 3 of photographers in Southwest Michigan. The value of his work FAR exceeds what he is charging.
My husband and I didn't have a wedding when we first got married, so when we decided to renew our vows, photography was Read more...
My husband and I didn't have a wedding when we first got married, so when we decided to renew our vows, photography was the #1 priority. We didn't have any professional photos together before, so we were willing to spend a bit more on them.

I started looking for photographers before anything else and interviewed 5 after reviewing websites for at least 30. Oliver was DEFINITELY the right choice. As I mentioned, we were willing to splurge on photography, but with Oliver, we got the best quality photos at an unexpectedly very reasonable price. I'm telling you, some of these other ones had terrible portfolios and they were charging much more.

First, Oliver really got to know us and our style. We talked over the phone, met in a coffee shop, and did an anniversary shoot before the big day, which was over 400 pictures in 2 hours at a very low cost. Oliver's style is fine art and photojournalistic, so he gets a lot of good candids. Some photos are closeups that show detailed emotions but others use the environment to set a beautiful scene.

In all of our anniversary and vow renewal shots, the lighting is perfect. None of them have awkward things in the background, like exit signs or outlets (which drives me nuts). You can tell he really thinks about these things, doesn't just take pictures willy nilly.

Everyone at the wedding talked about how friendly and fun to talk to Oliver was, but they didn't even notice when he was taking pictures. I didn't even realize he was around for the special moments (cake cutting, bouquet toss), yet I have all these great pictures!

Finally, we got our 800+ vow renewal photos back within a week. We are able to purchase online, but Oliver's not pushy about that, so we will likely print many ourselves, as we bought the DVD of images.

Bottom line: From what I saw, Oliver is in the top 3 of photographers in Southwest Michigan. The value of his work FAR exceeds what he is charging. Read less
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