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Olivia Rae James
Charleston, SC

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Garden & Gun
Charleston Magazine
Freunde von Freunden
Bloomberg News Monocle
Food & Wine
Matchbook Magazine

What type of camera do you use?

I use a Canon 5D Mark iii and switch up between my 35mm f/1.4, 40mm f/2.8, and 24-70mm f/2.8 lenses. 

Will you photograph my wedding?

Of course! I love weddings.
Email me for detailed packaging and prices. 

Do you travel for weddings?

All the time! I'll shoot a wedding anywhere in the world, and I don't charge travel fees for weddings in Charleston (obviously) or Nashville (my hometown).

May I use your photographs?

Feel free to use my photos on your personal blog as long as you properly credit and link back. For commercial usage, contact me.

Who made your website?

My fiancΓ© put it together using Squarespace.

Is your dog a hamster?

Actually no, she's a mal-shi. :)


Where should I eat in Charleston?

My favorite places in Charleston are ever-evolving, but here’s a running list: Chez Nous for a charming and intimate French meal with a daily-changing menu, St. Alban for a all-day cafe and lovey atmosphere, Two Boroughs Larder, Xiao Bao Biscuit, Butcher & Bee, Leon's (go for the Siam salad), The Ordinary, Trattoria Lucca, Bin 152 for wine and cheese, Belmont for cocktails (order the Bells Of Jalisco!), Sugar Bakeshop for treats, Brown's Court for Cap'n Crunch cookies, and Black Tap, The Daily, and Kudu for coffee.

More about my Charleston favorites here.

What should I do in Charleston?

The best way to explore Charleston is to wander aimlessly (walk or rent a bike at Affordabike for $20 a day). Go South of Broad and explore the secret gardens and narrow alleyways -- get a little lost and end up at the edge of the peninsula. Watch sailboats. Talk to people. Smell the jasmine. Enjoy!!!

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Olivia is a true artist, who perfectly captured the love, fun, and spirit of our wedding day. She and her assistant blended in so much that most of our guests never even noticed that we had a photographer. The result was hundreds of gorgeous photos that caught the flattering candor of everyone involved.
— Sarah & Sean
Working with Olivia was a dream come true. In addition to being so very talented, Olivia also has a kind and genuine soulβ€” two qualities that help put a nervous bride at ease!
— Jen & Matt
I went through all of the photos last night and I cannot find adequate words to express how beautiful they all are and how happy we are. You did such an incredible job and these pictures will serve to keep our memories of that special day vibrant in the years to come! Thank you a million times over.
— Melissa & Farayi
OLIVIA OMG I AM IN LOVE!!!!!!! You did an AMAZING job and I can’t pick a favorite photo... seriously, the best... I have NO words. Thank you SO much for capturing our day and making it perfect.
— Faith & Jay