C L I E N T R E V I E W S
D I A N A + J U A N
"Olivia de Vera photgraphy was such a great choice. Olivia is very sweet and patient. We went to Mathiesson state park for our session, it was a Friday morning 8AM, 45°F, and raining. She put up with all of those conditions and helped us create ideas for our poses. It was very comfortable to be around her for our couple session because she was encouraging of whatever we wanted to do. Her edited photos looked magical! She made us pop and the background (forest) looked so enchanting. We are absolutely in love with the photos and I recommend anyone to contact Olivia de Vera Photography for photo shoots in nature (she definitely knows what she's doing). I will be having her do my wedding! "
Y A R Y N A
"I was shooting with Olivia two times and I really enjoyed shooting and spending time with her! She is very responsible, professional and creative. Also she is a good, fun and nice person. Pictures came out amazing and in a good quality. I have booked with her two more photo shoots and looking forward to shoot with Olivia again and again!"
A L I C I A + C H R I S
"Olivia is beyond amazing! She is an exceptional photographer and is very attentive to details. She was punctual and made our wedding so very special. She also is responsive and makes sure you are happy. Thank you Olivia!"
L I Z
"Working with Olivia was absolutely amazing. She let me know that she would stay with me for as long as it took to go around campus and get the shots that I really wanted. It was so apparent that she is very skilled at photography, telling me to angle my head this way and unclench my hand and turn that way. None of it felt uncomfortable, and the end result showed! The photos were beautiful and I'm still getting complements from people 2 weeks later!"
M A R Y A N A + A L E X
"Olivia is such a great phtographer and person! I loved working with her because she was funny and it was easy to talk with her. She helped me and my boyfriend with poses and the pictures of us two were just great!"
S T A C E Y
"Best experience with Olivia! (: My very first time doing a photoshoot. She kept it very professional and I felt very comfortable throughout the entire process. She is so passionate in what she does and she's great at what she does too. I have many insecurities and Olivia made me feel beautiful that entire day and the photos are amazing! Such a pleasure to meet Olivia De Vera!(:"
S A R A + B A I L E Y
"Olivia was very professional and timely with sending back our photos. She listened to what we wanted and was able to capture the natural moments. This was our first time having a photo shoot so we were a bit nervous walking in. However, Olivia made us feel comfortable and eased our nervousness through conversation and her sense of humor. You can see that Olivia's love for photography and genuinely cares for her work. It's always a plus when the price is so affordable compared to what others are charging! I would definitely recommend her to anyone! "
S H I B U
"OMG!!! These pictures are amazing!!! I'm super super impressed. I'm terrible in pictures and somehow you did a miracle and made me look good. I really can't thank you enough. I'm still in shock at how amazing these look."
B R A N D O N + K A L I
"Really enjoyed working with Olivia! Pictures turned out great."
A M A N D A
Super nice and fun person to work with, not to mention that the photos turned out even nicer than expected! Totally awesome experience.
A I M E
"Olivia is very punctual and professional. She is very sweet and patient. Throughout the photo shoot she made us comfortable and eased."
STEPHANIE + SKIPP
"Olivia is very pleasant to work with. My wedding pictures turned out great."
ASHLEY + MASON
"Our experience working with Olivia, both for our engagement shoot and our wedding, was top-notch. We were surprised she was willing to drive from Illinois to Wisconsin but very grateful that she did! The way she composes shots and edits them is stylized in a way that's uniquely her's, and that elevates our photos from simple images to true keepsakes. She was also very understanding when we asked her to tweak something and got those changes to us in a timely manner. Our only complaint, and it's a tiny one in comparison to how well everything else went, is that it took about 9 weeks to get our wedding photos. But during that time she was very communicative and I understood that. She did send us sneak peeks as well, which made it kind of fun to wait. I couldn't bring myself to rate her any less than 5 stars because I just love her work!"
JAMES + HANNAH
"I reached out to Olivia to capture the surprise proposal of my now fiancee and I. Right from the start Olivia was extremely responsive to any questions or queries I had and very helpful in the surprise element of the proposal. When it came to the day she was at the location with time to spare after making a long drive through a snow storm (which luckily cleared just before I proposed!). Olivia successfully photographed the moment of surprise without being detected which was a great feat of stealth considering the environment. She then took many candid photographs along with some photos where she directed us which was a big help, Olivia then caught the added surprise of family greeting us a few minutes after the proposal and again took many photos, both candid and posed. Afterwards we recieved a selection of sneak peak photographs that we could share on social media along with the news, the full gallery was available to us after about 1 week. The photographs turned out absolutely incredible and we could not be happier with the results. The moments and expressions that were so crisply captured will be memories to cheris for a lifetime. I would certainly recommend Olivia for any occasion."
"My husband and I were so happy we chose Olivia as our wedding photographer. We did a civil ceremony at the City Hall in downtown Chicago and some of the preparations were only done a week before. With so much little time, after looking for so many photographers online and asking around, we found Olivia and she was truly Godsent to us. Booking was made so easy by her and she even gave us ideas of locations for the shoot. I remember it was freezing and Chicago marathon was happening that day, so a lot of roads were blocked. We came late but she was very understanding and even allotted extra time to finish our shoot. Not a lot would do that extra stretch for a client. She was very professional, calm, friendly and most importantly takes amazing photos. She is perfect and we couldn’t ask for a better photographer. We were thrilled with the end result and as expected, the photos came out amazing. I would recommend Olivia to all our friends and family. We even asked her to be our photographer once we do our big wedding in the Philippines. She is a gem!"
"Very easy to work with; friendly and accommodating. Would definitely hire again."
GEORGINA + ANAND
"Olivia shot our courthouse wedding and did such a fantastic job. She listened to what kind of pictures we wanted and delivered exactly on that. She blended into the background never making her photos feel Intrusive and had such a warm energy. She was funny, kind and just an absolute pleasure to work with. The pictures she took were so gorgeous. Thank you!!!!!!"