OUR PROCESS

OUR STUDIO

OUR STORY

our team

We are
MILOU & OLIN

We are wedding photographers seeking natural moments, beautiful scenes and epic couples. Your love gives us heart explosions.

Milou the Portuguese Water Dog, remains the love of Olin's life and was the inspiration for her start in photography. Milou's favorite things to eat are: cheese, strawberries, hard boiled eggs, avocados, blueberries and brussel sprouts. Water and agility are what Milou loves most, next to eating that is!

MILOU

OLIN

Our highly awarded master photographer, Caroline (her good friends call her Olin) loves sushi, random light, obscure moments, baking yummies, puppy cuddles, pygmy goats, slurping ramen and dancing like no one is watching. She also photographs boudoir portraits and dogs.

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We call her Momma Donna because she is our client concierge extraordinaire who loves nothing more than spoiling our brides! She's the point person that will help take you by the hand. Donna also loves crocheting, meeting new clients, small puppies and glitter. Oh yes, glitter!

DONNA

MEREDITH

Associate photographer, Meredith is a California grown gal that's fresh, real and bright. We hear she's funny and super lovable too! She loves unicorns, graphic design, laughter, living passionately and the magic of photo booths. She also believes that ice cream is an essential part of every balanced meal!

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Associate Photographer Christina is a plant lovin’ cat lady that finds joy in capturing love and life in the best light. She’s a big people person, filled with enthusiasm for the connections between loved ones. She loves having fun with her clients, and making couples feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Christina

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Lia

Associate Photographer Lia is a dog-loving camp queen whose passion for photography started young. She loves getting candid shots of clients, focusing on the fun and joy surrounding them. Outside of weddings, you can find Lia hiking, napping with her dogs, or binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix.

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Associate Photographer Kai is a caffeine-addicted fan of cats, tattoos, and Harry Potter. She has a blast laughing with her clients, and creating an atmosphere of fun and joy during each photo session. Dad jokes are her specialty, and she can't wait to share her best ones with you on your special day!

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Kai

OUR BAND OF MERRY MAKERS

When Olin started photography over a decade ago, she never thought that she would be fortunate enough to have her own little Californian bespoke boutique. Now, Milou and Olin Photography has grown into a petite family of amazing photographers all devoted to one thing: beautiful wedding imagery for our discerning and stylish couples delivered with the utmost care, devotion and impeccable attention. From the very start, the first click of our cameras and all up until the final delivery of our fine crafted wedding albums, we are here for our couples every step of the way, to make the process a beautiful and smooth part of your wedding experience. We are grateful for the honor of being a part of your wedding. Thank you!

The doors to our Northern California studio is always open! We love to sit down with you over a cup of coffee or a glass of champagne (your choice!), and get to know each other better. We have a feeling that your story is pretty darn cute! We take having fun and laughing very seriously so don't hesitate, give Donna a call or email us and let's hang out. Let us know if you would like to visit, we would love to have you!

SAN FRANCISCO
& SACRAMENTO

HAPPENING LIVE IN

OUR PROCESS

It all starts with that initial email or phone call. Pretty soon you're chatting and laughing away with Donna and telling us all about your wedding details and dreams. We love to hear it all and Donna will help you every step of the way. 

Next comes the part where you sit down with your photographer, Olin, Lia, Meredith, Christina or Kai, we all share a genuine love for people, love and most of all, our clients. We welcome you to our studio to hang out and we will trade stories and get to know each other better while we look through some beautiful albums of past weddings we have photographed. This is the part where we fall in love with each other and the rest is easy. The only hard part is waiting patiently for your special day!

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OUR FAVORITE THINGS

OLIN

Olin was born in Indonesia, grew up in Singapore and came to the US at 16. She holds both a Bachelors and Masters of Fine Arts in Design and feels that her classical art training fuels her fine art aesthetics in her photography. She believes in an authentic connection with all her couples and strives to highlight the special tender and loving moments during the wedding day. She is passionately dedicated to capturing the essence of her couples and getting to know her clients.

Olin is very grateful to have been awarded Rangefinder Magazine's Top 30 Rising Stars of Wedding Photography. Her work has been featured on numerous fine publications internationally such as: Martha Stewart, Bride's Magazine, The Knot, Huffington Post, New York Times and Style Me Pretty.

On her days off you can find her hiking with her fiance, his two kids and their four dogs. Yes, four!


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Donna

Momma Donna, our concierge, loves chatting with and taking care of you! When she's not helping fine tune your custom day of photography time line to best fit your photography, or helping perfect your photography and family portrait list, she's busy with improving the important behind the scenes details to ensure that your wedding photography goes smoothly even before and well after your wedding day. Donna embodies our studio values of genuine client connection, meticulous attention to detail. bespoke customer service and utmost client love. And when she's done doing that, she's making sure that every one in the studio is fed and happy and will sometimes show off her slammin' dance moves!

When she actually has some spare time, Donna loves to curl up and crochet the cutest little creations for her friends. 

MEREDITH

Meredith's love affair with photography and design goes back 15 years and has collided in a passion for lifestyle photography. She is sometimes a little silly, but her style is clean, genuine, quirky and intentional. As an awarded graphic designer, Meredith makes it a point to be the designer of her own life,. To her, details are magic and she believes in celebrating your sparkle and supporting your big dreams.

Meredith loves collecting and sharing stories and surrounds herself with people that live passionately, thrive on laughter and are loving. Meredith is usually busy cuddling with her fiance and two kids when she's not behind the camera.

Meredith loves what she does and documenting every detail as your special day unfolds!

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DON

Carpe that diem! That’s Don’s favorite phrase. Don’s been cooking up adventure ever since he can remember, Don first attended culinary school but put aside aprons for lenses to enable his creative side, and pursued his passion in photography

Nobody minds, though; when he’s not checking out the latest bowtie to add to his collection or man-crushing on cars, he’s creating kick ass photography. Don's work is already being featured on multiple blogs.

Don totally blends into any scene, whether he’s letting his humor loose or getting smacked by wedding bouquets. He has a deep love for his friends and family and strives to document genuine connections in his wedding photography His favorite thing is being in the presence of two people that love each other.

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BORIS

Boris loves photographing people and his passion is documenting life. People are always his main source of inspiration, human stories fascinates him. Faces alone can tell so much of one's life's experience. For Boris, inspiration and ideas comes from life and every time he photographs a wedding, he is not just capturing beautiful emotional images with great light and composition, he also strives to tell a story.

Boris says you can’t go wrong with an 80’s movie. There’s no such thing as watching Ferris Bueller’s Day off or Back to the Future too many times. Boris is very particular about his coffee, to say that he is coffee enthusiast would be an understatement. He dreams of bbq'ing on warm afternoons with his wife, 2 sons and wild dachshund, Fry.

Ultimately he believes in your unique and individual story, especially on your wedding day.

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Vanilla

MINT
Choc CHIP

STRAWBERRY

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?

I scream, you scream! We all scream for ice cream!

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

ice cream flavor we stock in our fridge:

next question

mint choc chip

vegan green tea

salted caramel

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

Rainbow Sherbet

Vanilla

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE Coffee shop order?

And wait there's more!

COFFEE

TEA

CHAI

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

what we order in a coffee shop:

next question

Chai

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

tea

Iced Coffee

Chai

Cold Brew

WHAT would you have for breakfast?

it's The most important meal of the day!

pancakes

Bacon & Eggs

Waffles

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

this is what we are having for breakfast:

next question

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

vegan waffles

pancakes! With sprinkles!

Oatmeal

Bacon & Eggs

Pancakes

What is your favorite companion?

i mean, do we have to pick just one?

DOG

CAT

Lizard

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

all we want in the world is a:

next question

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

ALL 3 PLEASE!

dog

Lizard

Dog

Cat

What is your vacation style?

isn't there a spot with all three?

ocean

mountain

Museum

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

this is our favorite getaway:

next question

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

ocean

ocean

Museum

Mountain

Museum

which pattern is your soulmate?

we like to think we're fashionistas!

stripes

tweed

polka dot

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

oh if we can only pick one pattern in the world:

next question

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

stripes, but i love mixing patterns!

does glitter count?

Tweed

Stripes

Polka Dots

What is your party style?

the best part is our friends, right?

Mingle

dance

photo booth

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

would you like to join our dance party?

next question

LET'S JUST GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER SHALL WE?

it's all about connecting with you!

dance! Catch you at the dance floor

DANCE

Mingle

Photo booth

Mingle

with good friends.

Great parties

NEXT FAVORITE THING

(& MAKE US LAUGH)

EACH OTHER

COUPLES THAT ADORE

NEXT FAVORITE THING

oh, all the food

food...

NEXT FAVORITE THING

kisses

Sweet puppy

NEXT FAVORITE THING

& unicorns

confetti

NEXT FAVORITE THING

sweet love.

love,

NEXT FAVORITE THING

in the afternoon

Riding bikes

RAIN

NEXT FAVORITE THING

on our days off, we love to

HIKE

DRINK COFFEE

WATCH MOVIES

DANCE

LAUGH

CUDDLE

EXPLORE

BBQ

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