I've been a wedding photographer for 13 years and honestly, sometimes big traditional weddings can turn into a production. I fell in love with weddings years ago, and madly in love with intimate weddings. I can't even describe to you the difference a lack of 150 people makes. When couples shrink down their list, the doors of possibilities open- you no longer need a giant venue, the cost drops dramatically and you can literally go anywhere and do it any way!
Besides that, the day itself is completely different! It's no longer a long list of "to-dos" when your surrounded by just your closest people, the entire mood changes, you have no one to impress, no worries about running late, it just becomes a day to celebrate your love.
I have tried for years to convince my couples to shrink their guest list and make their wedding a less expensive, less stressful, less demanding day, but the thing is, when couples book me as their photographer they usually have their venue booked and guest list already made. So this entire company was created to show couples that there is another amazing option, and to get to them before it's too late. It was also made to assist my couples every step of the way more officially than just their photographer!
I realize this doesn't say much about me, as much as it turned into me going off on a tangent about weddings and this company- which actually explains me pretty well. If you'd like to know more about me rather than my views on weddings you can check it out here-->
Dallas Olga Adventure Weddings is a new and exciting venture for me. Throughout my life I have always been drawn to planning events, especially the design aspect of them. My experience started over 15 years ago at my first job at a non-profit organization planning their summer events. I enjoyed spending hours piecing together design elements and bringing new ideas to life. Life changed for me, I had three kids and I had a different role to play for awhile, But it was during that time I got engaged and was able to plan my dream wedding. I knew this was something I wanted to do more of. Although I loved my wedding, it was truly a whirlwind of an experience for me. In hindsight I wish I could have took in every single moment rather than be run off my feet putting it all together. So, when Dallas approached me to partner with her on DOAW, saying I was excited would be a huge understatement. I knew that I wanted to offer a beautiful, breathtaking wedding experience for couples where they didn't have to worry about a thing. It took some time for Dallas and I to put together exactly what we wanted to offer for our adventure weddings, but we finally found it.
At the heart of it all I want our couples to be able to take in all those irreplaceable moments of their wedding day. Set aside everything you have been told to do for your wedding and plan it just for the two of you. However that looks, make sure it's what you want and most importantly- make sure you get to experience it.
I have always had a passion for creating things and making them beautiful. I truly fell in love with the wedding business after planning and designing my own WEDDING.