Mary + Hayden:Wedding
“I absolutely loveeeeee the wedding pictures!! Tyler did such a good job I couldn’t be more pleased!! Everyone has went on and on about them! Thank y’all so much for everything y’all did to make the wedding so great and go so smoothly. Y’all have been so personable and sweet since day 1! I will make sure to spread the word about how great OLAS is!!”
“This is from Mary’s mother. I just wanted to say I’ve been very impressed with your company. I love the way you send personal emails that are like you’re so excited for a friend that’s getting married instead of a uniform email that’s the same for everyone. I would like to brag on Tyler, too. Mary’s wedding site was very spread out with limited cell phone service. He handled lots of trying situations very politely and patiently. He needs a BONUS!”
Jordan + Michael:Engagement
Hi there! We love love love our pictures! I’ve looked at them a hundred times and still can’t pick a favorite! They’re all just so good! Y’all have done an amazing job and I absolutely cannot wait to see what you can do with the wedding pictures as well
Amanda + Jason:Engagement
Jason and I absolutely LOVE our pictures!!! Everyone did such a wonderful job!! I said from the beginning that I would be happy to get just a couple that looked decent (because we are both so awkward with pictures!!). Tyler did an amazing job helping us to be a little more comfortable and getting some really great shots!! Thanks so much to everyone, again. We are thrilled with the outcome and can not wait to see the pics from our big day!!!
Hillary + Paul:Engagement
These are amazing photos! Richie, you did such a fabulous job. Thank you all – such wonderful work!
Mary + Hayden:Engagement
I am in LOVE with the photos! They are amazing and Tyler did an amazing job! Better than anything I ever expected! Sooo Thrilled!
Blake + Tim:Wedding
We LOVE the pictures. They are absolutely gorgeous, and Roya was awesome! We knew they would be beautiful, but we’re genuinely speechless at how wonderfully they turned out. Again, thank you so much for everything, we cannot wait to have these pictures all over our new home.
Laura + Tim:Engagement
Oh my gosh! Thank you so much! I just ran home to look at them and they turned out great! You guys really do have an amazing team! I also wanted to say thanks again to Nikki! We didn’t really have much of a vision for the shoot… We just wanted to be captured naturally in our environment and she did it perfectly!! She was such a good sport even braving our hyper Saint Bernard! I know it might not seem like a big deal but it means so much to me (and probably Tim too
that we were able to take a few with her. I was kinda nervous leading up to the session but Nikki just took the reins and I am so glad we have her as our photographer! We will definitely be ordering some of them so we will be in touch shortly! Again, I can’t thank you guys enough for making this entire process to EASY! We really will treasure this pics forever!
Angela + Theron:Engagement
Just wanted you to know that Angela and I love the pictures! We had a blast taking them and they turned out so amazing! Thank you so much for all you guys have done for us so far!
Emily + Jarrett:Engagement
Oh my goodness! We love all the pictures! Anna, you did an amazing job and we are so ready for our wedding now! The only issue is choosing what pictures we want to buy!!
Ashley + Andrew::Wedding
We are so excited to have the photos and absolutely love them! They bring back such wonderful memories of a very special day, and we are so happy. The slideshow was also a very pleasant surprise! Our photographer was amazing and we had so much fun shooting! Thanks for everything! We also know that there were a lot of people involved in providing us with this beautiful photos, so we would like to thank everyone for the role they played in this process. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Dena + Adam::Engagement
SOO excited to see our photos! And that was faster than I was expecting! I was very happy with the overall outcome. It just makes me that much MORE excited for our big day and to see our wedding pictures!! Tracy you did an AWESOME job and I can really see the quality of the editing too. The colors are just that much sharper and the photos had some sunlight peeking through with that “glow” that I swoon over! Now all I have to do is decide which one I want to use on our invitations and which ones to display at our wedding. Thanks again! Love them!! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ashley + Robert ::Engagement
The pictures turned out amazing! It’s going to be hard to narrow it down! Robert and I will look through them a few more times and place an order for prints! Thank you Tracy for doing such a wonderful job, can’t wait for the wedding! _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ian + Kelsey::Engagement
I wanted to send an email stating how extremely pleased Kelsey and I are with the engagement photos. They really are exactly what we had hoped for (even better actually). We both knew from our experience with Nikki that they would be great, but the editing that was applied was also very nice and we really appreciate it! Once again I apologise for the late reply, but would like to emphasise what a great photographer you have in Nikki. We are also very happy with the correspondance we have received from Emily and have enjoyed working with Once Like a Spark (with a strong view to working with you guys again in the near future!).
Carleigh + Kevin::Wedding
I wanted to again thank everyone involved for doing such a lovely job with Carleigh and Kevin’s wedding photos. The day was perfect and the photos were amazing. I know it has been a few months and the pictures will turn off on Friday and it just made me think about their special day and wanted to thank you again!! You guys were amazing! (From Mother-of-Bride)
Emily + Evan::Engagement
Just wanted to share with y’all how much we are in LOVE with our engagement photos. They are absolutely gorgeous… I have no idea how I’m going to pick which ones to print because there are so many that I want! Paige is truly as talented as it gets, and we feel so blessed to have her as our photographer!
Elizabeth + Drew::Wedding
We are SO blown away by our wedding photos!!! We are absolutely and totally in love. From the portraits to the candid shots to the emotion and love and joy captured – we could not be happier! You were truly professionals, and kept our day fun, light, easy, and airy – just like the photos they captured. Thank you so much for putting together the slideshow as well – what a beautiful way to introduce us to our day! (I bawled, thank-you-very-much!) So much for getting any of my own work done today – I can’t stop looking at how gorgeous they all turned out. The editing is totally flawless. I truly couldn’t be happier, My heart is singing! Thank you again, from the bottom of my heart. I really appreciate the extra work that must have gone into these photos, but nothing felt more important than the details I put into my hair, veil, the buttons, and lace and floral appliques down the back of my dress – and now I can truly enjoy the view!!! We have had two other couples we know use ya’ll for their wedding photography too – Kim and Michael, and Samantha and Rich. We all found your company individually and by happy circumstance, and have all had an identically incredible experience. I honestly don’t know what to say… all the adjectives to describe pure happiness just aren’t doing our emotions any justice!
Lianne + Skip::Engagement
AH! OH MY GOODNESS!!! I LOOOOOOVE THEM! Thank you guys so much! So, so, so very excited
I honestly can’t pick a favorite! Nikki… love you! They are everything I wanted!
Rebecca + Rob::Wedding
I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face! The slideshow is just beautiful! You captured every touching moment! I love it, I really can’t thank you enough! Thank you, over and over!
Courtney + Dave::Wedding
So. Totally. Amazing.Graham really worked his tail off getting awesome shots. He was on the ground, in the bushes, getting stuck with prickers — he did it all! We can’t tell you how much we appreciated him.
Joni + Ricardo:Wedding
Oh they look wonderful! So glad we got beautiful pictures. Love the First Glance ones especially too. You can tell how happy we are. And such great ones of our Indonesian family! Please thank Michael for the job well done. And thanks to you all for getting it up so fast! And yes, married life truly agrees with us. So glad we’ll have some wonderful photos to remember the day it all started! Thank you!!
Christine + Brian::Wedding
I balled my eyes out watching the slideshow and re-living our wedding day. The song was perfect too. I then called Brian and cried all over again. (I feel like that is a better description of my gratitude than simply “thank you.” ) But seriously thank you so much. I absolutely hate being in pictures and I always smile awkwardly because I’m so uncomfortable. I was hoping for just a handful that I didn’t hate. I was blown away that I liked a lot of pictures and I loved a good many. I can’t explain how relieved and grateful I am. Tracy did an amazing job and was so much fun to work with. She was very patient too because Brian wouldn’t look at the camera for at first for most of the couple shots and she had to resort to making crazy noises so he would look at her. I can’t wait to start designing the parent books and picking ones for the print bundle! We were thinking of doing different parent books for his mom, my parents, and us.
Thank you again for all your help through this entire process.
Kristi + Jonathan::Wedding
The pictures are stunning. I am so excited about how great they turned out! Jen, you were wonderful to work with and it was so fun meeting you and hanging out with you. You helped make my wedding day extra special.
*Note from the Mother of Bride: “I have been bragging to all my friends about the amazing photographer that we had….”
Lorena + Matthew::Engagement
Thank you very much for the pictures!! I am soooo soo happy!!! Could you please tell me more about the engagement picture guest book? Ashley and Kellen, thank you so much the pictures are AMAZING!!!!!!! I cant wait for the wedding ones
Leeann + Brian::Wedding (Photo Coming Soon!)
I recently had the pleasure of being Leean’s wedding planner and floral designer. It was a pleasure going back to my hometown and having a truly southern affair to remember! I must say that it was a wonderful experience watching Tyler shoot this event. I can honestly say that I have never seen two guys work harder! They were pleasant and accommodating the entire time. Good attitudes and work ethics are always impressive! Kudos for a job well done! I can’t wait to see the photos of this beautiful wedding. I was so busy, I didn’t get any!
Michaela + Max::Wedding
The photos are absolutely stunning, I love them so much! Michael, playing one of the most important parts in our big day, was so great to work with, again. He definitely captured the perfect moments, I don’t understand how he managed to be everywhere:).
Lauren and Ian::Wedding
The photos are absolutely beautiful, and I know our friends and family are anxiously awaiting them! Both of our moms cried when they saw the sneak peak the other day. I can’t say enough how much Ian and I enjoyed working with OLAS and Tyler. The photos are exactly what we were looking for, and the day after the wedding we were all talking to each other about how awesome it was to work with Tyler. We were really impressed with Tyler’s ability to keep everyone relaxed and comfortable throughout all the photo taking and knew that he went above and beyond to always be on the lookout for an interesting or creative shot. I will definitely be recommending OLAS to all of my friends and would be happy to serve as a reference or testimonial if you ever need one.
Meng + Amar::Wedding
WOW!!! These photos are beautiful! Graham, thank you for capturing all of the many great moments of our wedding. The pictures in the woods are absolutely gorgeous!!! We’ve started sending some of these pics to our family and friends and they love it too!
Sarah + Nate::Wedding
Thank you so much!! We were so excited to see that we made the blog. Wow! The pictures are gorgeous and we’ve already had so many family and friends comment on how they’re the most beautiful wedding pictures they’ve ever seen … of course we attribute this to Nikki and OLAS’s expertise, as well as the beauty of Barnsley Gardens. Thank you for helping to make the memories of our beautiful wedding day so vibrant.
Kim + Ravid::Wedding
OMG!! They came out so beautiful! How can I ever thank your team??! They came out better then ever. All our family and friends thinks so too!
Ashley + Brandon::Wedding
We are SOOOOO happy with how things went. Ryan was so wonderful. He was so fun to have around and made the day run smoothly! He truly went above and beyond being our photographer. Brandon and I couldn’t stop talking about how happy and wonderful the whole experience was. We joked that we wanted Ryan to come move to New England so we could hang out with him outside of the wedding! He was professional while still making the experience personal to us. Even our guests and family were talking about how fun he was to have around. We can’t even begin to write in words how wonderful the whole experience was!!!! Please let us know how we can comment on Ryan’s behalf because we would love to! We can’t wait to see the pictures.
Briana + Jesse::Wedding
OHHMYGOSH! HOLY CANNOLLI! I am speechless! Im browsing the pics now and haddd to pause and say THANKYOUU! (I’m at work right now :/ I’ll get no work done today!) For now, back to swooning over these awesone shots!
Bridget + Joey::Wedding
I have not even made my way through the first page of the first category and my breath was taken away. These are STUNNING and exactly what I dreamed they would be. I’ll be sure to follow up with a more formal thank you shortly but had to get this out to you guys – thank you thank you thank you!!!
Katie + Kason::Engagement
Oh my goodness. I waited so impatiently to get that email, and I almost squealed when it came up on my phone! I cannot even begin to describe how much I love the pictures. They are wonderful. More than I could have hoped for! Kason has always made this joke that we would be doing the world an injustice if we didn’t get married/have kids because we look so good together. This jokes usually results in my rolling my eyes, but after seeing the pictures I think I might just agree with him! The best part about them is how confident they make me feel about my wedding day! Now I know for absolute sure that I made the right choice with Nikki and OLAS. Plus, if Kason and I look that good in our normal clothes, we are going to kill it when we are all dressed up. I’m so excited!!
I sent the instructions to view the pictures to all my sisters, moms, and a few friends last night, and they all loved them too. The hardest part is going to be picking one for the Save the Date. Airplane, retro, cotton?? Who can decide! I may have to put it to a vote.I also showed them to an engaged coworker who was considering not even taking engagement photos, and I think I have changed her mind! She is going to show them all to her fiance tonight, so we’ll see. Of course I put in the good word for OLAS!
Cristina + Harry::Wedding (Photo Coming Soon!)
Our wedding was on Saturday, and I just wanted to tell you how totally awesome Graham and his assistant were. They ran around to make sure all the shots were perfect, found neat spots to shoot, wanted to make sure our pictures were unique, and were so incredibly nice to work with. I can’t wait to see the pictures!
Kristen + Daniel::Engagement
We LOVE LOVE the photos! Thank you so much for your amazing work! We knew the time of day and lighting wasn’t ideal, but Michael did fantastic work, we are so happy with how they came out, and the lighting in the photos is amazing! Daniel and I were on the phone clicking through the photos together and like clock-work we’d both hit the same photo and have the same reactions of “wow!”
This talent and vision is exactly what we were looking for in our wedding photography and seeing these images just reminds us of how excited we are to be working with OLAS! thank you thank you thank you again!
Kristen + Chad::Engagement
OMG.. I’m soooo in love with these pictures they’re truly unbelievably amazing..!! Thank you & Michael so much..!!! I LOVE THESE PICTURES!!! You guys have blown my mind with the work that was done..!! I cant wait til the wedding..!!!
Jill + Jesse::Engagement
OLAS was an absolute dream to work with! They listened to, and understood, exactly what we were hoping for. OLAS allowed us the freedom to shape our experience, and in the end, to capture the ‘feeling’ of our engagement just as we had hoped to. We were nervous about how comfortable we would be sharing our engagement in front of a camera, but Graham made us feel so comfortable and at ease that it wasn’t long before we were all cracking jokes and laughing away. We will always treasure these memories so beautifully captured on camera! We cannot wait to share these stunning photographs with our families, our friends and someday, our children. The service OLAS has provided has been impeccable – they are incredibly kind, honest, efficient, and professional in all they do, from customer service to the photography itself. We are so incredibly grateful to OLAS for doing such a wonderful job documenting this exciting time in our lives! THANK YOU!
Lindsay + Alex::Wedding
I just ran through the whole slideshow of pictures and they are perfect, but I wouldn’t have expected anything less after our engagement pictures were equally wonderful. There are so many that I love and I think they really capture the essence of the entire day. The whole experience was a pleasure and I know we will enjoy them forever!
Laura + Thomas::Wedding
Thank you SOOO Much!! We are so happy with the work ya’ll do!! And we were so STOKED to have Roya!! Her skills are fantastic! Thanks again, for your awesome work!!
Sam + Cameron::Wedding
I wanted to let you know that we were so happy with Tyler on Sam’s big day –We don’t even need to see any pictures to know he did a fantastic job. What a great guy to have with us –He was so professional yet so easy and just plain nice!! Took control when he needed to and ran with ideas that had the wedding party still talking about him the next day. We are lucky to have had him be our photographer–and everyone at (once like a spark) photography has been just as nice and easy to work with–Thank you all so very much.
Thanks to all and soooo looking forward to seeing the pictures!
Renae + Brian::Wedding (Photo Coming Soon!)
I know I will have another “thank you” note to come after we see our photos, but I wanted to write briefly and say how so very happy we were with our photographers – they were absolutely wonderful. So many of my friends have asked about them and said how easy going and fun they were to work with (and how cute they are together!). Brian and I couldn’t agree more. They were extremely professional, yet so laid back and relaxed that it put everyone at ease and made the photo taking part of the experience very enjoyable. And we loved their personalities and really had a blast with them.
Leading up to the wedding, you were so great to answer every single question I had so quickly and with such enthusiasm (and with extreme patience!). We couldn’t be happier with our experience with OLAS so far – a top notch organization, that’s for sure. We just know we are going to be blown away by the photos once we see them!
Thanks again for everything!
Amanda + Ty::Wedding
OMG!! I am bawling right now, because I am SO happy and SO in love with all of them!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! When my husband gets home from work we will go through all of them more in detail and get with you on ordering/questions/or anything else! Just wanted to say thank you so much, and we could not be more excited!!! BEST PART OF THE WEDDING WAS HAVING YOU ALL THERE!!
Crystal + Daniel::Wedding
I wish I could come through the email and hug you! The photos are stunningly beautiful! I’m in awe of the shots and editing OLAS came up with! Thanks a ton! I can’t wait to get the cd in so we can see them even bigger!
Dana and Jake::Wedding
Now that it’s been officially over a week since the wedding (and the wedding related fog has started to lift), I just wanted to send a quick thank you to both of you. Thank you so much for all of the help and support along the way. Both of you were so great…very focused on all of the details and making sure that I was taken care of. I really appreciated all of the personalized attention, you made me feel like I was always at the top of your list! I planned the entire day around our photography schedule and everything ran like clockwork. Our photographers fit right in and seemed more like part of the day than just photographers looking in. (Also…how cute are they?!? Jake and I would catch them making gooey eyes at each other and laugh about the “newlyweds.”) I wish that both of you could have been there! I certainly would have had enough cake balls and pie jars to share with you! We are really looking forward to getting to relive the day through the photos! Hope you both are having a great day!
Jordan + Alton::Wedding
When I got engaged, there was never a question about who I wanted to shoot my wedding. The pictures are GORGEOUS! Every photographer is so talented.
What truly amazed me about working with OLAS was how friendly everyone is and how they take so much time to figure out exactly what you want on your wedding day. It feels so very personal. And, do they deliver! Carla was so amazing on my wedding day. I was a ball of nerves when I arrived at the venue because I was slightly late and there were several things waiting for me to deal with when I got there. Carla stepped right in, took control, and helped direct people away from me so it felt like it was just me and her. I immediately felt better. She was so fun and comfortable to be around. Let’s face it, it can be awkward to have someone following you around with a camera telling you how to pose. However, there was nothing awkward about it with her. She even made my husband feel at ease and he hates taking pictures. To top it off, the pictures are so stunning. I keep looking at them and can’t believe I have something so beautiful to remind me of my wedding day!
Cheri + Doug::Wedding
We ABSOLUTELY LOVE our pictures!!!!! I can’t quite describe how pleased we actually are. Of course everyone says your wedding day will not go as planned…they were right. But the one thing that was beyond perfect and everything we hoped for were our photographers and ourpictures. I still can’t believe we got exactly what we wanted!
For people that want to ‘Ooh and Aww’ over their pictures for years to come, (once like a spark) is the way to go! And for brides that want one less thing to think about, book (once like a spark) NOW! While planning the wedding, my fear with all our vendors was that we wouldn’t get what we planned for OR paid for. Sooo not the case with you guys! After booking and confirming the details, we never thought about it again. We were absolutely confident with the talent and it showed in our pictures. They captured every moment and emotion of the day. We couldn’t ask for anything more. THANK YOU!!!
Gillian + Jesse::Engagement
Oh my goodness!!!These are AMAZING!!!!! We are so excited, and we can’t stop staring at them!
You all have done an amazing job and we are so incredibly grateful!!
You have no idea how wonderful these have made me feel! Jesse and I have so few pictures of us together…. even after being together nearly 5 years. Now to have these wonderful photos…. we can’t thank you all enough! Please tell us if there is any way that we can help to promote Once Like A Spark – we would be thrilled to help in any way that we can.
Please know that we are so grateful for your time and kindness, and we absolutely adore your work! Also, please give Graham a heartfelt thank you from us!
Hilary + Andrew::Wedding
Finding Once Like A Spark was such a relief! My husband and I got married up in Solvang in Wine Country and photographers were few and far between… they were either WAY too expensive or charged an additional travel fee to head up there. After calling or emailing about 30 photographers, I was starting to panic, not going to lie! Ha! Then I saw a friend of a friend’s wedding photos posted on Facebook and thought they were absolutely beautiful… they were shot by Once Like A Spark. I thought, well what’s one more photographer call. It was likes angels started singing the moment I got in touch with Leah! Their prices were reasonable, there was no travel fee (as long as we were getting married somewhere in California, there was no charge for the California photographer to travel to our destination), and not only was there no travel fee, but our photographer was going to be driving up from San Diego, so the OLAS team put her up the night before in Solvang, so she’d be bright eyed and bushy tailed for the big day! And speaking of the big day… if you get Tracy for your photographers, trust me… you are in great hands!! They are fun, personable, make you feel so comfortable (it felt as if we had known them for years!) and not to mention, your photos will be AMAZING… They were all GORGEOUS!
OLAS is so easy to work with… making payments is as simple and painless as can be, and someone is always there to take a call or answer an email. I am so happy I happened to stumble upon OLAS. They were truly a pleasure to work with!
Lauren + Chip::Wedding
Still beaming at how much I love our photos! I know you saw, but we put them on Facebook and people have gone crazy over them! You guys just did a stellar job. Just was sitting here doing some work and of course got distracted looking at some photos a friend took at the wedding, which led me to the OLAS Facebook page/blog/etc. Got to thinking about it and just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you two and P+A. Working with (once like a spark) was an absolute pleasure. From the moment I found your website and read the line in your “answers” section about the style of photographer as “classically elegant, with just the right mix of whimsy built in plus a little charm on top” I was sold. As I searched more through the website, fell in love with the photography and even more with the way you all present the company, I was hooked.
Little did I know that OLAS is so much more than just a photography company that would come shoot our wedding photos. Seriously, working with you guys was SO enjoyable and made things as simple as possible. Coming from a girl who loves organization and planning and has a secret desire to be a photographer… this was pretty much a perfect win for me.Leah was incredible to meet with right off the bat to learn more about OLAS and all you have to offer brides. From there, Phil and Anna… seriously… they are awesome. We loved getting to know them over coffee (and me while working at Passion). Then chatting with Britt… I really felt like we could be best friends in about 5 minutes. I’m still planning on coming for a Charlottesville visit with Chip!
Overall, the experience was incredible and we feel SO blessed to have had OLAS as such an important part of our wedding day! (and now as our forever since I finally was able to convince my mom to get a couples album!!! woo!)I am giddy thinking about receiving our photos and will be anxiously awaiting them! Legitimately am so thankful for you guys. Praying that the Lord blesses you all and OLAS in so many ways! Please let me know if there is anything I can do for y’all in the future!
Lauren + John::Wedding
We LOVE Graham and OLAS and are so thankful and happy we got to work with you guys this past year. We love the photos so much. We feel like they capture so, so much happiness and countless important moments. We are extremely grateful to have them and will treasure them forever. They capture the raw joy of the day soooo well. I will absolutely be recommending through fb, twitter, blog, and word of mouth! I’ve already been trying and I will keep going.
Thanks for all you do to make this a wonderful and beautiful experience for your clients. I appreciate each one of you – from Leah to Britt to Graham to Emily. We will think of you each time we look at our photos and remember what was truly the most joyful day of our lives. Thank you to OLAS and especially for Graham for being so great to have around.
Max + Michaela::Engagement Session
Michael was wonderful to work with and I must say that my personal favorites are the ones he shot towards the end when playing with the sunset light and us in the grass. Max also loves the close-ups, and we’re looking forward to the weekend to finally enjoy going through them slowly after a busy week.I can’t wait to work with Michael at our wedding, he’s truly one gifted wonderful photographer!
Katie + Matt::Wedding
We are in love with the pictures! We weren’t able to be together when we looked at them, but we video chatted while going through them and Matt took about an hour out of a big study day because we couldn’t stop looking through them and talking about them! We both loved our photographer and it felt so easy to work with her. There were times when it felt like she was a guest rather than our wedding photographer, not because she wasn’t super busy doing her job, but because she’s so friendly and made us feel like we’d known her forever. My whole family loved her too! Also, I always knew that if I had a question, it would be answered very quickly. One of my best friends got married three weeks after we did, and she had such an opposite experience with her original photographer, and it made me feel extremely fortunate to not have gone through that with OLAS! Thank you guys so much for everything! I know there were so many people that were a part of this process and we are just so thankful that each of you cares so much about what you do. It makes such a difference in the end product, and we are so happy you were such an important part of our wedding. We were so excited to have worked with everyone, and we just are beyond impressed…
Brandy + Matt::Wedding
SO excited to hear from you. That was a quick turnaround! The pictures turned out great, nothing less than what I would expect from yall at OLAS. I can’t say enough nice things about Tyler, our photographer that day either….he was so nice and patient our dog Gus. Definitely a great addition to your team. Thanks so much for the great experience with OLAS….can’t wait to share these!
Kelly + Robert::Engagement Session
(once like a spark) photography was everything I was looking for in my vision of our wedding photography. The quality and uniqueness of each and every shot made me feel proud to show off our photographs to family and friends. Before finding (once like a spark) photography I had searched all over the internet, including every wedding site out there, asked everyone I knew for recommendations, but couldn’t find exactly what I had in mind. That was until a friend had given me the name of a company they were using for their wedding – (once like a spark) photography. I knew immediately after viewing the portfolios on the website that my search was over, nothing I had viewed before even came close to the quality and beauty captured in the photography showcased on their site. After receiving my photos back from our engagement session this was confirmed, I was beyond thrilled with them! Funny thing is, my fiancé and I had been worried about what we looked like in our photos, since we were feeling a little under the weather the day of our shoot. Turns out we looked better than ever in our photos – thanks to the magic of (once like a spark) photography. Aside from the quality of the photography, everyone we’ve spoken to or worked with has been incredibly kind and helpful toward us. Many of the other companies that I had spoken with had taken long to respond to any questions or concerns I had. This was never an issue with (once like a spark) photography. I can’t express how lucky I feel to have come across a company as wonderful as (once like a spark) photography. I have no worries about my wedding photography because I know that I am in good hands with them.
Jessica + Frank::Wedding
After finding out I was getting engaged my first thing I wanted to find was a photographer. After sending out a lot of emails to companies that looked big enough to have good enough photography equipment and even smaller companies that were good in customer service I came up empty. The big companies just sent spam and automated responses to me. The smaller companies couldn’t give me the photographs that I would have wanted.
After almost giving up and throwing my first wedding tantrum I saw OLAS on Facebook. I looked through their blogs, galleries and their regional photographers biographies. I fell in love they had the look and style that I was looking for. Modern and contemporary rolled into one! After emailing the team, Immediately I felt at ease. There were there promising to guide me through the process and give me just what I wanted. She helped me figure which photographer’s style best fit my vision for my own wedding and engagement photos. Then I met my photographer and she further set my mind at ease. We did our engagement shots on the hottest day of the year in DC and she never complained…
Once the wedding got closer we began getting emails from the team…yes I said team. A group of amazing and creative people trying their best to make everything about your day amazing. They were asking questions as to what photos we wanted how we wanted to be shot, where, etc. Making sure that on the day of the wedding no body would be unsure as to what pictures were needed. On the day of the wedding our photographer was there on time…BIG PLUS…and was taking all the pictures that meant something but at the same time was unintrusive.
After getting the photos I literally cried. A moment that passed and I hadn’t thought about since. I, at that point, didn’t care about any of the other pictures and was in love. I mean they were/are phenomenal but that one picture of me and my son dancing (he’s 2) with his head on my shoulder…That is now a HUGE portrait in my home.
Thank you SO much to the OLAS team and the amazing work and photographs. I want to get married EVERYDAY so that I can have you be apart of my everyday life! No one will ever be able to make better memories for me as you have all been so patient kind and caring to me and my family for some of the most important moments of my life!
Ali + Mark::Engagement
Simply put, thank you.These pictures are perfect. You all have given us such a treasure that we will be able to have for the rest of our lives. We knew that working with OLAS would be amazing, but these photographs far exceed our expectations! I have already been gushing to family and friends and keep hearing ‘these are the best engagement photos i’ve <we’ve> ever seen!”
I have been blown away with (once like a spark) since Ashley and Cali first kicked it off and have known for a long time that their aesthetic was the perfect fit for my personality. When my dear future husband, Mark, popped the question I did not hesitate in contacting OLAS to document my day. I was familiar with their photographs (which I always considered to be breathtakingly genuine and full of life) but was blown away by their service!! When you are part of the OLAS family, you literally have a SWAT team of creative and kind minds guiding you through the process (in the million and 1+ other things you have to do for a wedding, having a go-to, competent and kind team behind your back is AMAZING!)
The thing I’ve been most concerned with through the entire process was staying true to ‘us.’ Mark and I wanted to feel like ourselves through every step of the wedding process (and we wanted our love and genuine nature to resonate through our pictures, of course!!) So far, we have finished our engagement shoot and are 6 months away from the wedding. All of our concerns about being ‘us’ in our photographs are totally gone; Carla ‘got’ us at our engagement shoot and I know that our wedding pictures will be amazing! Mark and I have not stopped hearing about how great our engagement pictures are from all of our family and friends and I am certain that our wedding photos wil be even better!
Erin + Doug::Wedding
Doug and I couldn’t be happier with the photos and can’t thank everyone at OLAS enough – especially Tracy – she was so perfect for us and did such a wonderful job. It’s going to be really hard to pick for the album. And I have to admit I’ve neglected some things due to being glued to my computer looking through all of them!
Jamy + Aaron:: Wedding
We really loved our photos!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Jen and the editing team – they did an amazing job. And thank you to everyone else (Emily, Leah, Britt, etc…) for making the process seamless!! I loved Jen – she felt like a part of our family and it turned out that we actually have a lot of mutual contacts, so that was fun! She looked and acted very professionally, but made sure that the whole experience was fun and easy. I must send her an apology from a coworker who was embarrassed that her daughter kept flipping up her dress! (good thing she decided to wear shorts under it – I guess this a’int her first rodeo
The whole process was great and I would definitely recommend you out to anyone getting married – in fact, I already did! A coworker of mine talked her cousin into checking you guys out and she hired you!
There are so many favorite images, but one of the best is my nephew and Aaron. I love that one so much! There are some really great shots of the guys and I love our couples photos and portraits as well. Too many to choose from!!
Beena + Craig::Engagement
We loved working with the whole staff at (once like a spark) photography! They are so friendly and professional. Our photographer, Graham, was also outstanding. He made us feel at ease and had us laughing through most of the shoot, which was a whole relief since we dreaded two hours of staged posing in formal wear at a public park. We could not be happier with the final outcome from our shoot! We had tons of different photos to choose from and a variety of different shots to use for the save-the-dates, invitations, canvases, etc. The response from our family and friends who have seen the photos has been overwhelmingly positive. We would highly recommend them. Thanks for all of your hard work!
Lisa + John::Wedding (Photo Coming Soon!)
Just wanted to check back in and say we had such a wonderful time with P+A! They were so fun and flexible and patient and clever! We absolutely cannot wait to see the photos. Thank you for facilitating such a smooth day – it went by flawlessly. We would be thrilled to post a review on any site you’d like just let me know. thanks again for making our day so fun and relaxed and happy:)
Ashley + Joel::Engagement
We absolutely love our photos! And our families love them too! Joel and I haven’t had the chance to sit down and look over them together to pick our favorites and laugh and smile about all of them, but we can’t wait until his travel schedule and my crazy work schedule permits it! His mom has already told me all of her favorites! And my mom and I just keep looking over and over at them! We are thrilled at how perfect they are! Thank you so much!
Ashley and Joel
Shannon + Matt::Engagement
First off, let me apologize for the super long delay in response. The last month has just flown by with vacations and lots of wedding planning festivities and events. Now that I’ve had some time to actually look at all the pictures, I just wanted you all to know that I (and Matt) absolutely love them!! We are so excited about them! I believe both of our families have already starting purchasing prints they like from the website, and for that you all are geniuses because I cannot imagine it all falling on me to share the photos with them! Thank you a thousand times!
Emily + Hunter:Engagement
Thanks so much, these look amazing!! I’m so excited to go through them in more detail with Hunter, later, but I can say on first glance I am really happy with all of them! We don’t have a lot of nice pictures of us together, so I’m really looking forward to choosing one or a couple of these to display. Thanks again so much for these, they are beautifully done and we’re so happy to finally have nice couple photos, and Tracy was so sweet and easy to work with!
Sarah + Nate::Engagement
Wow! We are completely in love with our engagement photos. Nate and I had such a blast last night light looking through them all, and ohing and awing at them, as well as getting in several chuckles… You did a fabulous job with them and we’re so grateful. We can’t wait to get the DVD!
We are so excited! They look beautiful! Thank you so much and thanks to Nikki again. So looking forward to the wedding and more wonderful pictures!!
Heather + Nick::Engagement Session
I meant to email you when you emailed me earlier this week about how much we LOVED this pics, but we’ve been so busy looking at them over and over again!! We are so happy with them and we LOVE Tracy!
Kelly + Troy::Wedding
As a high-maintenance bride, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find a photographer to meet my expectations. Boy was I wrong! (once like a spark) met my expectations in every way. They were professional, detail-orientated and right on point when it came to creative and beautiful photographs. The entire process was a breeze and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone on the OLAS team! One of the best things I can say about selecting Once Like a Spark as our wedding photographer is that it relieved a lot of pre-wedding stress! The first time I spoke with Leah and her team I could hear in their voice how much passion and excitement they have for what they do. I found it extremely reassuring to know that they cared every bit as much about my wedding day as I did! You can see their attention to detail and commitment to their clients in their beautiful photographs! My husband and I couldn’t be happier!
Betsy + Mookie::Engagement Session
WOW! We are loving our photos- Tyler was so wonderful and we had such a good time! So thrilled to see all of these! Thank you AGAIN!
Erika + Carlos::Wedding
I cannot stop looking at the photos – they are OH-SO-AMAZING and we are so pleased! My friend got engaged 2 days after the wedding and I keep showing her the photos saying that once they start planning they should think about OLAS! We are just absolutely floored at the quality and love every aspect of them…thank you and the entire OLAS staff for being so incredible to work with!
I LOVE them all!! I have been meaning to email you just to tell you how incredibly happy we were with Tyler. I am in the wedding business and have worked with so many photographers and he was one of the best. He was patient, extremely creative and very professional- and I think this pics he took say it all. It was a great experience and I will highly recommend him/you to everyone I meet! Please send him our thanks.
Samantha + Cameron::Engagement
This just made my day. These are fantastic!!!! I’m trying to sneak looking at them at work, and I can’t wait to look at every single one. Tyler is amazing. I always say that Cameron is the photogenic one and I tend to look bizarre in pictures – but I think these are the best pictures we’ve ever had taken!! Thanks so much!! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Jon + Nicole::Engagement
Everyone at (once like a spark) is like a big family and made us feel like part of it from the moment we chose them for our engagement pics and wedding! There are different people you get to work with along the way and I could definitely tell that each was talented in their own way. All of their different specialties coming together really made a difference in our end result. The whole OLAS team really worked with us to get the vision we were looking for in our photos. We just got our engagement pics back and can’t wait to hang them all of the house! Really looking forward to a full day with Graham for our wedding day!
Jenny + John – Photo Coming Soon!
Wow! That’s all I can say right now – I’m overwhelmed with how amazing these pictures are. :) ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Allison + Billy::Wedding
Oh, thank you so much! Our photos really were incredible and we can’t thank you and your team enough.
Alexis + Russell::Engagement Session
I am in LOVE!! Tara was amazing and everyone along the way so far from (once like a spark) photography has been so helpful and friendly! We definitely will discuss a gallery wrap once Russell has time to look over them. I, on the the hand, have already looked twice and fall in love even more every time!!
Sarah + Justin::Wedding
I am so in love with the photos! They are even better than I except! WE TOTALLY CRIED! LOL I just want to take this time to let you know how amazing everything at OLAS has been, especially Roya! The day of our wedding everything had gone wrong…first the nail salon had opened 20mins late putting hair and makeup waaaaaaay behin.! Then my flowers arrived and everything was wrong!!!! They had forgot and used all the wrong flowers, feathers, and jewels that I had asked for. Arriving at the hall Roya kept everything calm and moving right along- she was such a huge part of making my day run smoothly. My hair and all the bridesmaids hair were falling out and such a mess and the DJ forgot half of the system that we paid for! Roya was a godsend! I know that I am the only one that notices these things and looking at the big picture these are small things that went wrong and I really didn’t notice much of them until the next day. But I would say OLAS and Roya made our wedding so wonderful and we are sooooooo grateful to have you be a part of such a special day! we really wouldn’t want anyone else! We love Roya so much! Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!
Lauren + Michael::Engagement Session
Thank you for passing these along!! I was SO excited to get the pictures back. Michael, my family and I have been anxious to see- we rarely and unfortunate, ly capture a picture of us together so we really are just so excited to have so many beautiful options!
Lisa + Jonathan::Wedding
Thank you – we’re so excited to have these photos! They brought back great memories and everyone I’ve shared them with has said so many good things about them!
Susan + Family::Portrait Session
I LOVE the pictures! I’m the woman who always hides from the cameras because I very much dislike pictures of myself so it’s so important to me to have great family pictures when we do them. There is not a single picture in the bunch that I do not like; I am going to have a hard time choosing which pictures to display on my walls!!
Katie + Mike::Wedding
Our pictures are absolutely incredible! I am so glad we picked Roya—she was awesome. I feel like all of the really special moments were all captured. My husband and I just sat and watched them last night, and it was a really special moment—we so appreciate all of OLAS’s attention to detail and all the follow-through. I don’t think we have enough wall space for them all!
My husband and I were looking for a photographer that would use a photojournalistic approach and wouldn’t spend tons of time lining up our wedding party for picture after picture to take tons of formal shots…we wanted someone who could capture the “little moments” of our big day without taking all that extra time. No one wants to stand in formal shots all afternoon on their wedding! Our photographer, Roya, was super flexible—SHE wanted what WE wanted. And we are so thankful for that! Our pictures came out stunning… I loved how the photographers at OLAS use such a huge variety of angles, backgrounds, color and black/white… We couldn’t be happier with the results. From start to finish, OLAS is extremely organized. I had a million questions–and every single one was answered within a day or two. They have such wonderful customer service that you feel like you’ve known them forever! Everything is very personalized, and you never feel like you’re “just another” couple. We are beyond appreciative for all of our amazing photos and feel so blessed to have had OLAS a part of our wedding day!
We LOVE them!!! We can’t thank you all enough for all your help and the fabulous pictures!!! They are stunning and we are so happy to have found you!
Sydney + Chris::Wedding:: (From Sydney’s Mom!)
Sydney’s wedding was a life highlight for me and I am so happy that she found Once like a Spark to capture these memories – your work is stunning and honestly the best I have ever seen. A perfect “10″
Crystel + Daniel::Engagement
Oh WOW!! Love them – can’t wait to show them to Daniel!! OLAS is the best … Again LOVE THEM…OLAS sets the bar so high!