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Oliver Howell Photography

Kalamazoo , MI

LOCATION

Kalamazoo, MI US 49048 (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 do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Negatives, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
Nikon
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
Full day
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes

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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:
Recently Married
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:
Recently Married
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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Rachel
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Oliver was a true pleasure to work with. From day one, he was extremely professional, polite, and accommodating. Oliver did an incredible job with our wedding photos. Not only did he take charge and get the list of shots that he typically does for weddings, but he made a point to listen to our requests and make it happen. He did a wonderful job dealing with delicate family dynamics and made the entire process extremely fun! We felt very comfortable around Oliver and felt like he was just another guest at the wedding. To me and my husband, getting a photographer who would adequately capture the day was the most important aspect of the wedding and Oliver not only captured some amazing moments, but also took so many great shots that we are having a hard time choosing between them all (THE BEST problem for any bride to have). We are so thankful that we elected to go with Oliver and couldn't be happier with our final product. After our experience on the wedding day and getting our edited photos back within two weeks, we would definitely recommend Oliver to anyone who is currently looking for a photographer!
Oliver was a true pleasure to work with. From day one, he was extremely professional, polite, and accommodating. Oliver Read more...
Oliver was a true pleasure to work with. From day one, he was extremely professional, polite, and accommodating. Oliver did an incredible job with our wedding photos. Not only did he take charge and get the list of shots that he typically does for weddings, but he made a point to listen to our requests and make it happen. He did a wonderful job dealing with delicate family dynamics and made the entire process extremely fun! We felt very comfortable around Oliver and felt like he was just another guest at the wedding. To me and my husband, getting a photographer who would adequately capture the day was the most important aspect of the wedding and Oliver not only captured some amazing moments, but also took so many great shots that we are having a hard time choosing between them all (THE BEST problem for any bride to have). We are so thankful that we elected to go with Oliver and couldn't be happier with our final product. After our experience on the wedding day and getting our edited photos back within two weeks, we would definitely recommend Oliver to anyone who is currently looking for a photographer! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Oliver is absolutely AMAZING. We especially loved how he made everything involving photos at our wedding run so smoothly.

-He was incredibly helpful when it came to arranging the timing of the day. He really showed his expertise and experience with his suggestions about when to do the guys getting ready pictures / ladies getting ready pictures / family photos / bridal party photos, etc. Although he suggested that my groom and I do a "first look" for schedule's sake (where we would see each other before the ceremony to take pictures in order to free up time later), he very much respected that I didn't want to see my fiancé before the altar, and helped to arrange the schedule to make that happen.

-He was very quick in his email responses in the weeks leading up to the wedding when we were discussing the logistics of the big day.

-His photography is phenomenal. I had scoped out the park where we were to take pictures a few weeks ahead of time and had several photogenic spots in mind, and Oliver noticed so many more perfect scenes / backgrounds that all turned out beautifully. He also made sure to take photos of the special little details throughout the day, and all in a very creative way that was simultaneously classic and modern.

-He is very flexible; he readily drove out to Ann Arbor from Kalamazoo for our wedding.

-He is professional, while at the same time warm and personable. He's very good at that balance, which is important for those "Turn a little this way," "Tilt your head a little that way" instructions.

-He completed the DVD of all of our retouched photos less than three weeks after the wedding. Most importantly, he released the copyright on the photos so that we can print out as many as we want now until forever. It is my understanding that several photographers and studios only let you print through them, and of course charge exorbitant prices for every print. Oliver is better than any of them, and I highly recommend him as a photographer
Oliver is absolutely AMAZING. We especially loved how he made everything involving photos at our wedding run so Read more...
Oliver is absolutely AMAZING. We especially loved how he made everything involving photos at our wedding run so smoothly.

-He was incredibly helpful when it came to arranging the timing of the day. He really showed his expertise and experience with his suggestions about when to do the guys getting ready pictures / ladies getting ready pictures / family photos / bridal party photos, etc. Although he suggested that my groom and I do a "first look" for schedule's sake (where we would see each other before the ceremony to take pictures in order to free up time later), he very much respected that I didn't want to see my fiancé before the altar, and helped to arrange the schedule to make that happen.

-He was very quick in his email responses in the weeks leading up to the wedding when we were discussing the logistics of the big day.

-His photography is phenomenal. I had scoped out the park where we were to take pictures a few weeks ahead of time and had several photogenic spots in mind, and Oliver noticed so many more perfect scenes / backgrounds that all turned out beautifully. He also made sure to take photos of the special little details throughout the day, and all in a very creative way that was simultaneously classic and modern.

-He is very flexible; he readily drove out to Ann Arbor from Kalamazoo for our wedding.

-He is professional, while at the same time warm and personable. He's very good at that balance, which is important for those "Turn a little this way," "Tilt your head a little that way" instructions.

-He completed the DVD of all of our retouched photos less than three weeks after the wedding. Most importantly, he released the copyright on the photos so that we can print out as many as we want now until forever. It is my understanding that several photographers and studios only let you print through them, and of course charge exorbitant prices for every print. Oliver is better than any of them, and I highly recommend him as a photographer Read less
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Zachary
Wedding:
3/22/2014
5.0/5.0
Oliver did wonderful job with both our engagement and wedding photos! He's a down to earth gentleman who knows how to take the photos you expect to see in an album, but also knows how to take great candid photos! We hired Oliver based on a personal recommendation, and consider ourselves extremely lucky. He has a positive attitude, shows up on time, has good communication, and delivered our photos promptly based on the timeline he provided. Highly recommended!
Oliver did wonderful job with both our engagement and wedding photos! He's a down to earth gentleman who knows how to take Read more...
Oliver did wonderful job with both our engagement and wedding photos! He's a down to earth gentleman who knows how to take the photos you expect to see in an album, but also knows how to take great candid photos! We hired Oliver based on a personal recommendation, and consider ourselves extremely lucky. He has a positive attitude, shows up on time, has good communication, and delivered our photos promptly based on the timeline he provided. Highly recommended! Read less
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Bri
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Oliver is such an amazing person and photography, we were certainly blessed to have him for our wedding! He was so flexible and fun...He even stopped eating dinner to get the perfect sunset shot :) We love you Oliver and can't wait to see all of the pictures....the ones we have gotten so far are such a tease! THANK YOU!!!
Oliver is such an amazing person and photography, we were certainly blessed to have him for our wedding! He was so Read more...
Oliver is such an amazing person and photography, we were certainly blessed to have him for our wedding! He was so flexible and fun...He even stopped eating dinner to get the perfect sunset shot :) We love you Oliver and can't wait to see all of the pictures....the ones we have gotten so far are such a tease! THANK YOU!!! Read less
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k
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Oliver is an amazing photographer! My family first met him about six years ago when he was the photographer for my sister's wedding so we were so glad that he was able to photograph my wedding as well. Oliver is personable, professional and takes amazing photos. My husband and I are so happy with how Oliver captured our wedding day. From the little details all the way through the reception, it's great to have wonderful photos to look back on to remember our day. He also took beautiful portraits of our guests before the wedding which was such a wonderful thing to be able to share with them. We highly recommend Oliver and believe that you will love your wedding photos just as much as we do.
Oliver is an amazing photographer! My family first met him about six years ago when he was the photographer for my Read more...
Oliver is an amazing photographer! My family first met him about six years ago when he was the photographer for my sister's wedding so we were so glad that he was able to photograph my wedding as well. Oliver is personable, professional and takes amazing photos. My husband and I are so happy with how Oliver captured our wedding day. From the little details all the way through the reception, it's great to have wonderful photos to look back on to remember our day. He also took beautiful portraits of our guests before the wedding which was such a wonderful thing to be able to share with them. We highly recommend Oliver and believe that you will love your wedding photos just as much as we do. Read less
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David
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Oliver did an absolutely fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding. He was not only professional, but also very personable and fun to work with on our wedding day. Oliver took some phenomenal shots and utilized the best locations we could find for our pictures. The photos came out perfectly and it is clear to everyone I show them to that a true professional took and edited our wedding photos. I cannot sing enough praise for Oliver's talents and would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding photographer.
Oliver did an absolutely fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding. He was not only professional, but also very Read more...
Oliver did an absolutely fantastic job as the photographer for our wedding. He was not only professional, but also very personable and fun to work with on our wedding day. Oliver took some phenomenal shots and utilized the best locations we could find for our pictures. The photos came out perfectly and it is clear to everyone I show them to that a true professional took and edited our wedding photos. I cannot sing enough praise for Oliver's talents and would recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. Read less
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Carmelle
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
When planning our wedding, my fiancé and I wanted to be sure to get the best photographer we could on our budget. It was, after all, our special day. Oliver was the BEST choice possible!! He was the epitome of professionalism, courteous, and above all, our pictures turned out beautifully!!! I really couldn’t have asked for a better pictorial documentation of our special day. I would HIGHLY recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. His work is fantastic, and he’s incredibly easy to work with.
When planning our wedding, my fiancé and I wanted to be sure to get the best photographer we could on our budget. It was, Read more...
When planning our wedding, my fiancé and I wanted to be sure to get the best photographer we could on our budget. It was, after all, our special day. Oliver was the BEST choice possible!! He was the epitome of professionalism, courteous, and above all, our pictures turned out beautifully!!! I really couldn’t have asked for a better pictorial documentation of our special day. I would HIGHLY recommend his services to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. His work is fantastic, and he’s incredibly easy to work with. Read less
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Kat
Wedding:
10/14/2012
4.9/5.0
I've known Oliver since I was in high school - we were both in a play together and even backstage, when he was no more than 13 or 14, he was taking amazing photos of the cast and crew. When I heard he became a professional photographer, I checked out his website and knew that was who I wanted to capture our special day! He had already taken beautiful shots of my friend's wedding and even though I couldn't be there for her day, his photos helped me feel as though I was there.

To say he's nice is an understatement. He's a genuinely kind person, fun to be around, but most importantly, he's a professional who knows how to get the best shots. He took our engagement photos in January in Chicago and even though we were freezing, the photos turned out amazing! For our wedding in Michigan, he knew just how to use the light of the sun for our shots and knew if your head came down a little, eyes up, tilt the head, etc - you would look amazing. And we did. And I couldn't be more grateful.
I've known Oliver since I was in high school - we were both in a play together and even backstage, when he was no more Read more...
I've known Oliver since I was in high school - we were both in a play together and even backstage, when he was no more than 13 or 14, he was taking amazing photos of the cast and crew. When I heard he became a professional photographer, I checked out his website and knew that was who I wanted to capture our special day! He had already taken beautiful shots of my friend's wedding and even though I couldn't be there for her day, his photos helped me feel as though I was there.

To say he's nice is an understatement. He's a genuinely kind person, fun to be around, but most importantly, he's a professional who knows how to get the best shots. He took our engagement photos in January in Chicago and even though we were freezing, the photos turned out amazing! For our wedding in Michigan, he knew just how to use the light of the sun for our shots and knew if your head came down a little, eyes up, tilt the head, etc - you would look amazing. And we did. And I couldn't be more grateful. Read less
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elaine
Wedding:
9/24/2011
4.6/5.0
Oliver is an AWESOME photographer who is a ton of fun to work with and is very creative. I love that he makes a cd for his clients with pictures that is included in the price of the package. I highly recomend working with Oliver!
Oliver is an AWESOME photographer who is a ton of fun to work with and is very creative. I love that he makes a cd for his Read more...
Oliver is an AWESOME photographer who is a ton of fun to work with and is very creative. I love that he makes a cd for his clients with pictures that is included in the price of the package. I highly recomend working with Oliver! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Oliver was very friendly, fun and professional. My husband and I enjoyed working with him very much and we would love to work with him again. He was very easy to get along with and he has a great eye for taking beautiful pictures that everyone loves. We are very lucky that we were able to get Oliver as our photographer!
Oliver was very friendly, fun and professional. My husband and I enjoyed working with him very much and we would love to Read more...
Oliver was very friendly, fun and professional. My husband and I enjoyed working with him very much and we would love to work with him again. He was very easy to get along with and he has a great eye for taking beautiful pictures that everyone loves. We are very lucky that we were able to get Oliver as our photographer! Read less
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Heather Lotz
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
Dan and I can't thank Oliver enough for our beautiful wedding photos! We are so happy with his work and will cherish them forever. I want every bride out there to know that they will get only the best with Oliver Howell Photography! He captured the essence of the day with splendid candid and formal photographs. Every one of the 900+ photographs are true works of art. He also managed to show the raw, pure emotion of the day. Our pictures tell a story of the love, joy, and laughter that was experienced by us and our guests on our wedding day. Thank you Oliver!

Heather and Daniel Lotz
10/2/10
Dan and I can't thank Oliver enough for our beautiful wedding photos! We are so happy with his work and will cherish them Read more...
Dan and I can't thank Oliver enough for our beautiful wedding photos! We are so happy with his work and will cherish them forever. I want every bride out there to know that they will get only the best with Oliver Howell Photography! He captured the essence of the day with splendid candid and formal photographs. Every one of the 900+ photographs are true works of art. He also managed to show the raw, pure emotion of the day. Our pictures tell a story of the love, joy, and laughter that was experienced by us and our guests on our wedding day. Thank you Oliver!

Heather and Daniel Lotz
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Saundra
Wedding:
9/26/2010
5.0/5.0
Oliver was absolutely fantastic. He did our engagement photos as well as photographing our wedding. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was very easy to talk to and made us feel comfortable while working. He took any photo we asked for and even showed up at the salon that I was getting my hair done to have the "getting ready" pictures. Everyone walked away from the wedding saying what a pleasure Oliver was. We absolutely would recommend Oliver to anyone looking for a photographer.
Oliver was absolutely fantastic. He did our engagement photos as well as photographing our wedding. He was such a pleasure Read more...
Oliver was absolutely fantastic. He did our engagement photos as well as photographing our wedding. He was such a pleasure to work with. He was very easy to talk to and made us feel comfortable while working. He took any photo we asked for and even showed up at the salon that I was getting my hair done to have the "getting ready" pictures. Everyone walked away from the wedding saying what a pleasure Oliver was. We absolutely would recommend Oliver to anyone looking for a photographer. Read less
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Ken
Wedding:
9/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Oliver photographed our daughter’s engagement and wedding; photographed another daughter’s engagement and will be photographing her wedding. We were so happy with his work that we decided to have a photo session of our own around the time of our wedding anniversary. He captured the essence of some of our family’s most important moments. We’ll be calling him again and again.
Oliver photographed our daughter’s engagement and wedding; photographed another daughter’s engagement and will be Read more...
Oliver photographed our daughter’s engagement and wedding; photographed another daughter’s engagement and will be photographing her wedding. We were so happy with his work that we decided to have a photo session of our own around the time of our wedding anniversary. He captured the essence of some of our family’s most important moments. We’ll be calling him again and again. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough about how great Oliver is, as a person and as a photographer! We met Oliver when he photographed my husband’s sister’s wedding. He left such an impression on my husband that when it came time for us to choose a photographer there was no question about who we wanted! Our first meeting with Oliver was so comfortable; it felt like we were meeting with a good friend, which he has grown to become. As far as the wedding day goes, Oliver was so supportive, making me feel comfortable which really helped to calm my nerves before the ceremony. Our wedding day ended up being pretty cold for Labor Day weekend, and everything was outside. Oliver was so efficient in getting all of our pictures that we wanted as fast as he could, and they all turned out amazing! Then he took Trevor and me all over the grounds of the wedding site and got pictures I didn’t even know could exist! Trevor and I had so much fun with him; he made us so comfortable and relaxed and that definitely came across in the pictures! Oh the pictures…They were incredible, all 540 of them. I swear, he got a picture of every person at the wedding. Looking at the pictures for the first time was like seeing my wedding from another viewpoint, all the stuff that I missed because, let’s face it, you miss a lot when it’s your wedding. The other thing that amazed me about Oliver is his ability to get all of those pictures without us even realizing he was there. I have been to weddings where the photographer is totally in your face and it gets to the point where they are annoying and intrusive. Oliver somehow manages to stay in the background but get all of the money shots! I could go on and on about Oliver and how great our experience was with him, but just look at his photos…they speak for themselves!
We cannot say enough about how great Oliver is, as a person and as a photographer! We met Oliver when he photographed my Read more...
We cannot say enough about how great Oliver is, as a person and as a photographer! We met Oliver when he photographed my husband’s sister’s wedding. He left such an impression on my husband that when it came time for us to choose a photographer there was no question about who we wanted! Our first meeting with Oliver was so comfortable; it felt like we were meeting with a good friend, which he has grown to become. As far as the wedding day goes, Oliver was so supportive, making me feel comfortable which really helped to calm my nerves before the ceremony. Our wedding day ended up being pretty cold for Labor Day weekend, and everything was outside. Oliver was so efficient in getting all of our pictures that we wanted as fast as he could, and they all turned out amazing! Then he took Trevor and me all over the grounds of the wedding site and got pictures I didn’t even know could exist! Trevor and I had so much fun with him; he made us so comfortable and relaxed and that definitely came across in the pictures! Oh the pictures…They were incredible, all 540 of them. I swear, he got a picture of every person at the wedding. Looking at the pictures for the first time was like seeing my wedding from another viewpoint, all the stuff that I missed because, let’s face it, you miss a lot when it’s your wedding. The other thing that amazed me about Oliver is his ability to get all of those pictures without us even realizing he was there. I have been to weddings where the photographer is totally in your face and it gets to the point where they are annoying and intrusive. Oliver somehow manages to stay in the background but get all of the money shots! I could go on and on about Oliver and how great our experience was with him, but just look at his photos…they speak for themselves! Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.9/5.0
The pictures captured so many emotions, which are so much fun to live over again when looking through them. Oliver fit right along with everyone at the wedding and was a lot of fun to work with! My only regret was that I didn't write down specific poses I wanted and now when I look back there are some more poses that I wish I had..which is my own fault, just a note for future brides (such as ring pictures or more individual pictures). Oliver was creative and had great ideas though! Everyone always comments on how our pictures are the best wedding pictures they have ever seen though!
The pictures captured so many emotions, which are so much fun to live over again when looking through them. Oliver fit Read more...
The pictures captured so many emotions, which are so much fun to live over again when looking through them. Oliver fit right along with everyone at the wedding and was a lot of fun to work with! My only regret was that I didn't write down specific poses I wanted and now when I look back there are some more poses that I wish I had..which is my own fault, just a note for future brides (such as ring pictures or more individual pictures). Oliver was creative and had great ideas though! Everyone always comments on how our pictures are the best wedding pictures they have ever seen though! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Oliver was a joy to work with. He made both my husband and I feel at ease in front of the camera (no small feat) and created pictures that are interesting and emotional. Our friends at the wedding actually mentioned that they thought he was an invited guest rather than our photographer, he fit in so well! He was comfortable meeting and talking with everyone which translated into relaxed and beautiful shots throughout the day. Additionally, he offered us free engagement photos and stayed with us for the entire day, from getting ready to the end of the reception. Finally, he gave us all of the pictures on a CD so we could do whatever we wanted with them rather than have to purchase them one by one or in full albums. This was a benefit that we just did not find in the average photographers options. He captured our day gorgeously!
Oliver was a joy to work with. He made both my husband and I feel at ease in front of the camera (no small feat) and Read more...
Oliver was a joy to work with. He made both my husband and I feel at ease in front of the camera (no small feat) and created pictures that are interesting and emotional. Our friends at the wedding actually mentioned that they thought he was an invited guest rather than our photographer, he fit in so well! He was comfortable meeting and talking with everyone which translated into relaxed and beautiful shots throughout the day. Additionally, he offered us free engagement photos and stayed with us for the entire day, from getting ready to the end of the reception. Finally, he gave us all of the pictures on a CD so we could do whatever we wanted with them rather than have to purchase them one by one or in full albums. This was a benefit that we just did not find in the average photographers options. He captured our day gorgeously! Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
10/16/2009
4.8/5.0
Oliver was just great, he had excellent suggestions for place to take pictures and did a wonderfull job on all the pictures. We had a very small wedding because both our families are abroad and so they certainly enjoyed Oliver's work.
Oliver was just great, he had excellent suggestions for place to take pictures and did a wonderfull job on all the Read more...
Oliver was just great, he had excellent suggestions for place to take pictures and did a wonderfull job on all the pictures. We had a very small wedding because both our families are abroad and so they certainly enjoyed Oliver's work. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Oliver was great. He was willing to get into any position to get the shot and he was very helpful Our pictures turned out GREAT and I would recommend him to anyone! Check out his website to see pics of our wedding!
Oliver was great. He was willing to get into any position to get the shot and he was very helpful Our pictures turned out Read more...
Oliver was great. He was willing to get into any position to get the shot and he was very helpful Our pictures turned out GREAT and I would recommend him to anyone! Check out his website to see pics of our wedding! Read less
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Amanda and Isaak
Wedding:
8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Throughout our entire planning process and the wedding itself, Oliver was amazing! He was extremely professional, friendly, and accomodating to our requests. Oliver would do whatever was necessary to get the perfect shot, and also stayed throughout our entire reception--where many other photographers I interviewed said they typically do not stay until the end. Oliver's prices are VERY reasonable and he gives you the full copyright of the pictures, as well as a CD of every shot taken throughout your big day. Many other photographers will not do this, or will not do it without a fee associated. Since our engagement and wedding photos, we have also had family photos taken by Oliver... these were as beautiful as our wedding pics. We were so lucky to have him shoot our wedding because now we have a fantastic photographer for the other big events of our married life! If you're looking for someone who is reliable, professional, cost effective, and can take wonderful wedding pics (both posed and candid) Oliver is the photographer you should contact.
Throughout our entire planning process and the wedding itself, Oliver was amazing! He was extremely professional, Read more...
Throughout our entire planning process and the wedding itself, Oliver was amazing! He was extremely professional, friendly, and accomodating to our requests. Oliver would do whatever was necessary to get the perfect shot, and also stayed throughout our entire reception--where many other photographers I interviewed said they typically do not stay until the end. Oliver's prices are VERY reasonable and he gives you the full copyright of the pictures, as well as a CD of every shot taken throughout your big day. Many other photographers will not do this, or will not do it without a fee associated. Since our engagement and wedding photos, we have also had family photos taken by Oliver... these were as beautiful as our wedding pics. We were so lucky to have him shoot our wedding because now we have a fantastic photographer for the other big events of our married life! If you're looking for someone who is reliable, professional, cost effective, and can take wonderful wedding pics (both posed and candid) Oliver is the photographer you should contact. Read less
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Amy Napier-Boley
Wedding:
8/1/2009
5.0/5.0
Oliver was nothing but pleasant and enthusiastic to work with. He listened to all of our wants, needs and concerns for our wedding day and loved hearing our artistic suggestions. He kept in contact with us through email and Facebook in the months leading up to the big day, checking in to see if things were going well, double checking times and places he needed to be, and just offering kind words and encouragement throughout the planning process.

On the day of the wedding Oliver was on time, enthusiastic and brought his great sense of humor. He immediately started photographing all the events of the day. I was quite impressed with how personable he was with everyone in the wedding party as well as our families. He chatted with everyone and made an effort to get to know them. He even added many of them as friends on Facebook and keeps in touch. We heard nothing but positive feedback from friends and family about how nice and fun our photographer was.

As for wrangling a large group of people for photos (i.e. the wedding party) he did a great job. He was accommodating, positive and fun which helped us stay in good spirits ... because let's be honest, as much as we all love photos the process of posing for them can be tiring :-)

Being a photographer myself and having been an assistant to wedding photographers in the past, I was pleased with Oliver's reasonable prices. So many wedding photographers are overpriced for the services they offer. Oliver realizes this and sets his prices fairly and offers great packages.

As for the photography itself? Stunning. Oliver has such a great eye for capturing people and their personalities. The colors were bright and the photos were crisp and clear ... not to mention he took about a million photos!! Everyone who has seen our photos just raves over them ... how unique they are and how beautiful the colors are.

All in all, Oliver was and is fantastic. If I had it to do over again, I would hire him in a heartbeat.
Oliver was nothing but pleasant and enthusiastic to work with. He listened to all of our wants, needs and concerns for our Read more...
Oliver was nothing but pleasant and enthusiastic to work with. He listened to all of our wants, needs and concerns for our wedding day and loved hearing our artistic suggestions. He kept in contact with us through email and Facebook in the months leading up to the big day, checking in to see if things were going well, double checking times and places he needed to be, and just offering kind words and encouragement throughout the planning process.

On the day of the wedding Oliver was on time, enthusiastic and brought his great sense of humor. He immediately started photographing all the events of the day. I was quite impressed with how personable he was with everyone in the wedding party as well as our families. He chatted with everyone and made an effort to get to know them. He even added many of them as friends on Facebook and keeps in touch. We heard nothing but positive feedback from friends and family about how nice and fun our photographer was.

As for wrangling a large group of people for photos (i.e. the wedding party) he did a great job. He was accommodating, positive and fun which helped us stay in good spirits ... because let's be honest, as much as we all love photos the process of posing for them can be tiring :-)

Being a photographer myself and having been an assistant to wedding photographers in the past, I was pleased with Oliver's reasonable prices. So many wedding photographers are overpriced for the services they offer. Oliver realizes this and sets his prices fairly and offers great packages.

As for the photography itself? Stunning. Oliver has such a great eye for capturing people and their personalities. The colors were bright and the photos were crisp and clear ... not to mention he took about a million photos!! Everyone who has seen our photos just raves over them ... how unique they are and how beautiful the colors are.

All in all, Oliver was and is fantastic. If I had it to do over again, I would hire him in a heartbeat. Read less
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Alicia
Wedding:
7/18/2009
4.9/5.0
Oliver Howell is a very professional and talented photographer. He is easy to get along with, and is just an email, phone call, or text away if you ever have a question. We would highly recommend him as a wedding photographer.
Oliver Howell is a very professional and talented photographer. He is easy to get along with, and is just an email, phone Read more...
Oliver Howell is a very professional and talented photographer. He is easy to get along with, and is just an email, phone call, or text away if you ever have a question. We would highly recommend him as a wedding photographer. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
6/20/2009
4.9/5.0
Oliver is an absolute dream to work with. His price is right, and the image copyright is released, which was very important to us. After I had let the photography part of wedding planning go for months and months after the original booking, Oliver agreed to meet with us two weeks before the big day -- and when a family emergency came up, he rescheduled quickly without any problem. (So, yes, very flexible.)

He is personable and friendly, and adept at having people feel at ease. He was appreciative of our individual wedding, giving genuine compliments as we went (which, considering photographers see so many weddings, shows that he really does care about OUR day -- and isn't bored with what is going on!)

There were some problems with the company that Oliver uses to upload proofs into his galleries, but I do not think this was a problem with Oliver himself. He, in fact, was in constant communication with us about the DVD proofs, and when we would receive them, the second he knew there was a problem. He bent over backwards (and continues to bend over backwards!) to make sure that everything is perfect. These problems are resolved now, and it is all thanks to Oliver's excellent customer service, which goes beyond the wedding day.

Bottom line: Oliver is friendly, responsive, and a great guy to have at your wedding and your party. And you can't beat his price, as well as the fact that he releases the image copyright for you. Beyond that, he'll keep coming back to make sure everything is perfect.
Oliver is an absolute dream to work with. His price is right, and the image copyright is released, which was very Read more...
Oliver is an absolute dream to work with. His price is right, and the image copyright is released, which was very important to us. After I had let the photography part of wedding planning go for months and months after the original booking, Oliver agreed to meet with us two weeks before the big day -- and when a family emergency came up, he rescheduled quickly without any problem. (So, yes, very flexible.)

He is personable and friendly, and adept at having people feel at ease. He was appreciative of our individual wedding, giving genuine compliments as we went (which, considering photographers see so many weddings, shows that he really does care about OUR day -- and isn't bored with what is going on!)

There were some problems with the company that Oliver uses to upload proofs into his galleries, but I do not think this was a problem with Oliver himself. He, in fact, was in constant communication with us about the DVD proofs, and when we would receive them, the second he knew there was a problem. He bent over backwards (and continues to bend over backwards!) to make sure that everything is perfect. These problems are resolved now, and it is all thanks to Oliver's excellent customer service, which goes beyond the wedding day.

Bottom line: Oliver is friendly, responsive, and a great guy to have at your wedding and your party. And you can't beat his price, as well as the fact that he releases the image copyright for you. Beyond that, he'll keep coming back to make sure everything is perfect. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/12/2008
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good about Oliver and his talent. By the looks of the work at his website, I was surprised I could afford him! I should have known that with a photographer as down to earth as he is, his prices would be too!

A very special day was captured through the lens of a very detail-minded photographer. The angle that Oliver took was anything but ordinary, providing for breathtaking photos that really captured the essence of our wedding. Talent aside, Oliver is also such a "people person" and truly blended right in with the party, complete with a great sense of humor. My flower girls (all 5 of them!) still talk about him, for it was as if he became part of my family, even if it was just for a day.

I don't know many photographers that would still make themselves available to their clients a year and half past the wedding, but Oliver continues to be someone I occasionally correspond with, whether it's to see how things are going or to touch up a picture that I've framed for my wall. He goes above and beyond. I can only hope that he may consider taking our babies' pictures one day, when we have them....
I cannot say enough good about Oliver and his talent. By the looks of the work at his website, I was surprised I could Read more...
I cannot say enough good about Oliver and his talent. By the looks of the work at his website, I was surprised I could afford him! I should have known that with a photographer as down to earth as he is, his prices would be too!

A very special day was captured through the lens of a very detail-minded photographer. The angle that Oliver took was anything but ordinary, providing for breathtaking photos that really captured the essence of our wedding. Talent aside, Oliver is also such a "people person" and truly blended right in with the party, complete with a great sense of humor. My flower girls (all 5 of them!) still talk about him, for it was as if he became part of my family, even if it was just for a day.

I don't know many photographers that would still make themselves available to their clients a year and half past the wedding, but Oliver continues to be someone I occasionally correspond with, whether it's to see how things are going or to touch up a picture that I've framed for my wall. He goes above and beyond. I can only hope that he may consider taking our babies' pictures one day, when we have them.... Read less
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Alba
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
Oliver was great to work with. He was friendly but at the same time very professional. We got our wedding pictures in record time! There isn't one picture I don't like. All the pictures he took were BEAUTIFUL!
Oliver was great to work with. He was friendly but at the same time very professional. We got our wedding pictures in Read more...
Oliver was great to work with. He was friendly but at the same time very professional. We got our wedding pictures in record time! There isn't one picture I don't like. All the pictures he took were BEAUTIFUL! Read less
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jkwarners
Wedding:
7/21/2007
5.0/5.0
Oliver was absolutely everything that we could have asked for in a photographer! He was very professional. He was exceptionally easy to work with. Oliver moved about the wedding and reception with great ease and the photos were terrific! He really captured the tone of each phase of the day. He deserves every star of the 5 star rating!
Oliver was absolutely everything that we could have asked for in a photographer! He was very professional. He was Read more...
Oliver was absolutely everything that we could have asked for in a photographer! He was very professional. He was exceptionally easy to work with. Oliver moved about the wedding and reception with great ease and the photos were terrific! He really captured the tone of each phase of the day. He deserves every star of the 5 star rating! Read less
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