There's something exhilarating about scrambling along the jagged shores of Northern California, camera in hand, while the wind is tumultuous and the fog is thick.

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A beachy, breezy editorial with an 80s twist for luxe hair care brand Oribe. Girls just wanna have fun (and pleather). Featuring minimalist, thoughtful prop design by Ginny Au of Ludlow Prop House, earth-toned 80s silhouettes and pleather one-pieces styled by Benjamin Holtrop, and neutral, down to earth yet sparkling beauty by Carrie Purser. Fashion […]

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There’s something exhilarating about scrambling along the jagged shores of Northern California, camera in hand, while the wind is tumultuous and the fog is thick. Big Sur is one of a kind: wild and rugged, awe-inspiring and quintessentially California. The cloudy skies didn’t have me feeling far from my Seattle home, but the turquoise seashore […]

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We’ve all flopped before. Bombed. Fell flat on our faces. Failure hurts. The humiliating, maddening feeling of failure represents a place we never want to return. As the saying goes, failure is the best teacher. It’s taken me awhile to come around and change my thinking to view failure as an opportunity. Sometimes it takes […]

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I traveled to Italy for the first time when I was twenty three. I was so inspired by Italy’s slow lifestyle and how it made each moment and experience feel that much fuller as a result. I didn’t think I would be so inspired by Venice, but so many things spoke to me while I […]

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If you’re anything like me, being comfortable and easygoing in front of the camera doesn’t come naturally- know that you’re not alone! When the photos on your wall start looking a little dated or your LinkedIn headshot doesn’t include your new haircut, it can be so easy to fall into the trap of: “We’ll get […]

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Have you ever considered living life like a tumbleweed?⁠ ⁠ Last Sunday was a lazy weekend day, complete with doing some reading about whatever popped into my head next. This time, I read about an iconic bohemian bookstore in Paris’ Latin Quarter called Shakespeare and Company.⁠ The place is just as you’d hope for when […]

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I'm OLIVIA CArsON

I was once compared to a chipmunk while shooting. Excitedly chattering, lively, speedy, and just plain excited to be with you. Fueled by equal parts kombucha and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you pause and ask time to slow down just a little. I'm a photographer of heartfelt, human-centered weddings for modern and down to earth couples along the West Coast. 
I see the magic in everyday comings and goings: dappled summer sunshine, the togetherness of a shared table, the chipping paint along a brick wall in Venice, the intimacy of holding hands… As a photographer, I am passionate about seeking out everyday magic. Those moments hold the most life, the greatest authenticity, and what I believe will serve you wholly for generations to come. 

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