I am the lead photographer at ZARIA. We are fine-art wedding photography studio based out of Ventura, CA, though you’ll find us shooting all over the Central Cost of California. I love working with people that have a beautiful love story, and are excited to grow as a couple and to share their lives together.
We believe that the best way for me to capture amazing photographs and give you a wedding day experience you will enjoy is to really get to know my couples. Its important for me know you how you interact when you’re alone, on a cozy date night at home. This will allow me to create a more natural and comfortable experience while you’re in front of the camera. This is why I recommend an engagement session with every wedding package. The engagement session is a great way for me to get to know your rhythm, and for you to see what it’ll be like working with me on your wedding day.
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Oliver to help us capture our wedding and engagement photos. He is simply a wonderful person, easy to communicate with, and wants to do the very best job for you to insure the outcome is special. His thoughtfulness throughout the process was nothing short of amazing and we are so blessed to have had him as our photographer. We had way too much fun on both occasions and he made us more than comfortable in front of the lens. If we had to do it all over again, we’d hire Oliver again without a doubt. Thanks Oliver!
From start to finish Oliver was incredible, professional and patient. The locations he scouted were beautiful and the photographs turned out better than we could’ve imagined. What impressed us most is how easily Oliver worked with us and our family. He wrangled everyone with grace and knew how to work his magic with the young children when they didn’t feel like cooperating. I HIGHLY recommend using Zaria Studio for any future events and would be happy to be used for a recommendation.
We can't say enough about Oliver and his work!! He was extremely professional, showed up early, and went above and beyond to get extra and unique photos :) He did a whole separate shoot with my bide after I surprised her with a white silk robe only hours before the wedding! He also scouted out an amazing off site location for our "first look". By the end of the wedding all 75 guest knew Oliver and people kept coming up to us to let us know how "wonderful" our photographer was. We received our photos extremely quickly and the quality/quantity of the pictures was amazing! I would highly recommend Zaria Studios for any event!
Oliver & Zaria Studios are THE BEST! It is difficult to overstate just how amazing Oliver and his team were through every single moment of our wedding, and, indeed, even in the lead up to our wedding! When we first reached out, Oliver contacted us and we all got to know each other over Skype; this personal touch added such a wonderful level of comfort for us. My (now) husband and I felt that Oliver knew us, and our story, and we hoped that this would add to the feel of the photos on the day... We were so right! Oliver and his colleague, Chris, were fantastic: completely talented and professional, but at the same time they really did become part of our wedding and of our amazing day. They brought out the biggest, most relaxed, and beautiful and candid smiles from all of our guests. Moments I couldn't have imagined they captured... they did!
Oliver and his team were very professional in all aspects. It can be a challenge organizing family members and large groups of people to get the right shot. You need to be authoritative and decisive in directing people while taking into account lighting and angles, Oliver did it like a pro. We felt like we were on a professional photo shoot because Oliver knew exactly where he wanted us, directed us how to pose, and did that with the entire group. I've been part of wedding photos that take forever but ours were done within an hour giving us more time to enjoy the cocktail reception. In the end, it's all about how the photos turn out and they did not disappoint. Each moment was captured perfectly and included a nice variety of shots of us and our guests.
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Your love is as unique as each star in the night sky. It is our mission to capture this love for each other through photographs. Our style is a mix of photojournalism and portrait photography. During your wedding day we are always close by without being in your space.