Hey, y’all! Thank you so much for taking the time to check out my page! My name is Samantha, and I have been obsessed with photography for as long as I can remember. My first job was as a photographer’s assistant at the age of 14! I had already taken classes in middle school to learn how to develop my own film images (hello, dark ages!) and had dabbled in photoshop and building websites, and I discovered how I could use all of my “hobbies” to pursue a job.
I have always been a bit of a camera snob, owning fancy DSLR’s just for my day to day photographs of my family. But when I decided to quit my job after my son was born, I decided to also pursue my dream career. Back in photography! I love capturing families, babies, and couples, especially during the most amazing golden part of the day, just before sunset. I occasionally shoot weddings and headshots, and also love real estate!
I’m sure you’re wondering what kind of name is Oliver Ann? Well, when I decided to rename my business in 2017, I wanted to incorporate the reason I’m finally pursuing my passion: my son. His middle name is Oliver, and mine is Ann. I know it’s totally on trend to use your own first and middle name to be personal and memorable for your photography business, but I’ve always been one to do my own thing.
In my free time, I love building things with wood (I have an extensive collection of power tools and saws) and I basically live off of Chipotle. I love a good sour beer, hanging out in the backyard with friends. I’m slowly checking every state off my bucket list to travel to, since I didn’t even take my first plane ride until my honeymoon… to the Dominican Republic. Go big or go home, right?
Sessions with Oliver Ann are always fun, relaxed and I always include hilarious outtakes with every photo package. Because lets be real, those are the type of images you’ll truly cherish. The memories in between the images you planned to frame!