olivia wenzel

The Photography Pre-Wedding Process

Capturing The Entire Vision For You & Your Planner

We are honored to work hand in hand with wedding planners — carefully documenting editorial looks and meaningful moments. Aware that our work is made more powerful with stylish wedding designs, but also mindful that an event’s aesthetic can only be remembered with photographs that accurately capture every last detail. We document everything from the subtle design choices to the whole picture.

When the details are flawlessly executed, you’ll find that you and your partner will be relaxed, and your guests will be too. You can be at peace and actually enjoy each step, knowing that all will be designed, planned and captured for you. This also leads to photographs that reflect pure happiness, complemented (and made more beautiful) by your planner’s help with the color palette, cuisine, bridal fashion, logistics and so much more. 

In short, stories will be told about this day. Having a custom wedding design and tailored guidance from a planner, along with detail-driven photographs, will ensure that this experience is remembered for its style and meaning.

Beautifully Orchestrated Wedding Plans.
Refined Wedding Photographs. 
A Partnership With Incredible Results.

the conversations: Photography pre-wedding

With Olivia Wenzel

Educator and wedding photographer, Olivia brings a distinguished eye for detail, dynamics and culture into her work. Having lived overseas and with experience documenting a variety of multicultural wedding events, she is trusted by planners across the United States to produce modern, editorial imagery with composure and tailored insights.

The Photography Pre-Wedding Process

How We Serve Your Planners

Founded On


We appreciate long-term partnerships with planners who equally value a strong client experience, editorial photographs and overall — well-designed weddings. Every interaction we have with you, your planner, your guests or other vendors is treated with great care.



A unique timeline, portrait shotlists with family names to simplify the process, ideas for innovation — your story is at the heart and the details are personalized to match your vision.

Curating An


We walk into wedding events fully prepared
— having completed site walkthroughs, knowing the best backdrops for portraits, and pinpointing the ideal locations for lighting. Posing, when needed, is artistic and natural, and the candid captures feel editorial while maintaining emotion.

Carefully Rendering

The Photographs

A clean editing style avoids fading trends, and each image is hand-edited for color correction, skin tones, distracting details, cropping, white balance and more. Shared through an online gallery with full print and personal usage rights. With each image and heirloom made to last.



"KUDOS to you for being a calming force on Saturday"

"Dear Olivia, thank you for the peek at photos from Sally and Joe's wedding - great photos!!! KUDOS to you for being the calming force on Saturday and taking such patience in putting together a great timeline! It was truly wonderful to work with you on this event — not always the easiest but calm and patience got us through the day and all looked just fabulous!! Many thanks, Olivia!"

- Carolyn hefner | the china closet event planning



When You Hire A Wedding Planner Or Not, We Always Include...

Your wedding is one of a kind and the coverage be too, with collections custom-creawillted and recommended based on your requests.

Tailored Photography Coverage

The when and where of your wedding from the first look timing to the last dance. Used by our team throughout the wedding, with room for flexibility.

Photography Timeline

Your must-have photos, listed with the names of loved ones so everyone is accounted for.

Family Portraits Shotlist

To ensure that all locations, travel times, vendors and more are worked into our coverage plans.

Wedding Questionnaire

Second photographers are available for a full or half day, in addition to associate collections.


Order prints directly from your online gallery, and custom-build an album.


A Collaboration We'll Always Look Forward To

Working closely with you or your planner, our team will do everything in our power to ensure an effortless experience while creating modern photographs that last. 

A Note Of Thanks

While many vendors worry about what time they’ll be served dinner, our number one priority is serving our couples well. We spend months of preparation making sure the wedding is thoroughly captured, sitting down with couples and planners alike to confirm details and share unique insights. Then, we tailor our photo list and workflow so each image is personalized, and planned for.

This collaboration towards an intentional experience is what feeds us, and we are grateful to those who trust us to follow through. Thank you again for considering Olivia Wenzel Photography.