San Francisco Bay Area | Wine Country | Destination
Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area & Napa-Sonoma Wine Country, Olivia Smartt Photography offers thoughtful, experienced and professional wedding photography services to discerning, down-to-earth couples. (Couples of all types... all makes and models.) Olivia and her hand-picked team capture all of the touching candid moments, natural beauty and architectural elements of your venue, and guide you so that portrait time is effortless and enjoyable. The results are a breathtaking imagery collection that tells the story of your day, your love and connection, and all of your best friends and closest family members coming together -FINALLY! - to celebrate. Who is Olivia Smartt? An artist jack of all trades: Fine Artist with a BFA in photography and painting, recreational lap swimmer & international touring cyclist, sustainable management MBA with a soft spot for patio gardening, and human caretaker to my New Zealand white rabbit, Bun. I’d also love to tell you about moving to San Francisco in 1999 with a dream of being a professional DJ, my too-big disco ball fiasco, or how I’m 6’3” and thus I am a walking flattering angle, but I’m supposed to keep this to just 3 things and I’m already at 5 or 6… Why are you drawn to wedding photography? The stories of love, celebration, friendships, family, beauty, creativity, meaning and ceremony all come together during the wedding day. Inviting me to tell your story is an honor and a professional responsibility that I deeply appreciate. PS: My personality type is The Guide, and I truly enjoy supporting my couples. You’re literally about to have the best day of your lives + the photos to relive it. Wait, did you say Pet Rabbit? What about wedding albums? I invite all of my clients to come to meet Bun (and me, but he’s cuter) in person at my photo gallery loft and home in Oakland. Sure, you’ll get to see gorgeous Italian leather and linen heirloom wedding album samples, a 1927 schoolhouse loft and my portrait studio, but the fun is meeting Bun. We’ll have a fun and relaxing Discovery Meeting (about 90 minutes), and together we’ll get wonderfully clear on: (1) What photography coverage and options align with your values, budget, and camera-comfort-level, (2) Are we a good personality fit, and (3) Any good questions, ideas, or anything else that you’d like to ask of or share with me. PS: Technically, we can also meet via FaceTime or Google Meet—especially if you live outside of California, but my Bay Area clients will tell you: The experience of meeting your wedding photographer in-person is invaluable. There’s a trust that’s created from being invited into someone’s home, and a deeper level of understanding—personally as well as aesthetically. This trust becomes effortless comfort between you and your photographer, and that comfort flows into an indescribable ease + happiness in your imagery. I look forward to meeting you both, and it's an honor to be considered as your wedding photographer.