Welcome to Jeff Oliver Photography

We are Jeff and Sarah Oliver and live in Blackheath, London.
 

So what’s our story then?

Believe it or not, we actually met on a photography course. So literary our whole relationship is based on photography, it’s not just a job, it’s our life!
When not photographing weddings, we can still be found with a camera in our hands photographing anything from landscapes to wildlife and street life.

Having both been keen photographers for pretty much all our lives, it seemed a natural progression to take it up as a full-time job, so in 2009 Jeff Oliver Photography was born.

In 2014 we got married ourselves and found out what it was like to be the other side of the process.
Planning our own wedding and being the other side of the camera really gave us an insight into what our couples are going through, this has really helped us to make your wedding planning as stress-free as possible and ensure you feel relaxed in your wedding photos.
 
Follow us on Instagram and you’ll soon see our other loves are travel and good food, especially cheese and red wine (part of the reason we were married in Italy)!
 
 
Now you know a little about us, we would love to find out more about you and your wedding plans, so do get in touch.

We find that sometimes the hardest thing to do is to talk about yourself, it’s far easier to have someone do that for you. So here are testimonials from our happy couples.

What Sarah says about Jeff...

Jeff takes amazing photographs!

He loves dramatic lighting.

Loves London and is teaching me to love it too.

Has an uncanny knack of knowing what I am thinking.

He lets me organise him!

Despite my love of bags and shoes Jeff has more of both than me.

He’s very funny…..funny haha, not funny peculiar. / he makes me laugh.

And I would not be without him, ever.

What Jeff says about Sarah...

Sarah is a GREAT photographer!

Loves a detail shot. Is organised.

Excitable.

Given the chance would spend every penny on travel.

Don’t get me started with shoes and handbags.

In spite of the above, is very sensible.

Cooks a mean Pad Thai.

Understands me and is the love of my life.

What people say about us

Yasim and Sean

Jeff and Sarah! There are no words to describe how amazing you both are. Thank you for being there on our special day. What you guys do is truly magical. The hard work that goes into your photos is outstanding. Not only professional photographers, you have become friends. To make us laugh at times we were both nervous, and make us feel at ease really helped us feel at home. All our guests commented at how amazing you are and not intrusive, in fact half the time we didn’t even realise you were there. We really can’t thank you enough 💕 if we could give you a 1000* rating we would, and we highly highly recommend you guys as wedding photographers. Love Yasmin & Sean

Rachel and Ryan

Jeff and Sarah photographer our wedding at Lympne Castle and we are so pleased with the results. We received the pictures on a USB stick and a lovely slideshow video of some of the favourite ones.

The images are gorgeous and perfectly capture the day. Jeff and Sarah are both brilliant at capturing natural moments and little details throughout the day (both in people and in the venue styling). Any photo that we asked for Jeff and Sarah did their best to capture for us with stunning results. When they thought a photo would look better with a different arrangement/lighting they were polite and thoughtful in suggesting it while ensuring we got the best pictures possible. Around half the photos are in black and white and these are absolutely stunning.

Jeff and Sarah were lovely people to have around on the day and very easy to get on with. We would highly recommend them both to anyone looking for lovely photos and are so grateful to them for capturing our treasured memories so beautifully. Love Rachel and Ryan

Claudia and Ryan

Jeff and Sarah were brilliant from start to finish. Really friendly and easy to get on with. Complete professionals and created the most amazing photographs. Our friends and family still comment on how stunning they are. They also said they didn’t even notice the photographers there during the wedding. We have recommended them to a few of our friends already.

Flora and Mike

Photography was a big priority for us ahead of our wedding day and we wanted to just love our wedding photos… and we definitely did! Jeff and Sarah are the dream team! We felt so lucky to have them with us on our big day. They were calm, collected and professional. They kept everything running beautifully and we saw a few sneak previews and they are beyond talented! The shots they take are just beautiful. Thank you for making our day so special!

Laura and James

There were a number of ways Jeff and Sarah contributed to how well our wedding day went. They blended in among the other guests and got some lovely casual photos of people enjoying themselves. I also really appreciated how, during the formal photos, they organised everyone to move along quickly when the thunderstorm was threatening. This meant we were able to just enjoy our day without worrying about smaller details, and we’ve ended up with some stunning photos.

Hana and Brendan

There is so much we can say but if you have any hesitation I promise you it’s worth it. We had Jeff and Sarah take our engagement shots and our wedding at Eltham Palace in March 2019. The photos are gorgeous and you are guaranteed such a range: candid, posed, black and white, colourful and artistic. We’re struggling to decide on the big one for the wall!! They make you feel at ease if you’re a little camera shy and they truly capture the emotions of the day. Going through the photos with them brought the wedding alive and we’ve been telling each other all the little details the other one missed. I would recommend them to anyone.
Ps don’t forget you get 2 talented photographers and therefore you get 2 angles for every key moment!!

Thank you both for the keepsakes that’ll allow us to relive the day ❤️

Sam and Vishal

Jeff and Sarah are not only amazing photographers, but are wonderful people on top of that. They went the extra mile in every way; especially to understand what was important to us from the off set. This completely reflects in our photographs which tells the story of our weddings perfectly from start to finish; they captured everything. They blended in with our families on the day, made us feel so relaxed and were constantly on the look out for those perfect ‘shots’ that would really stand out.

Davinder and Ky

Jeff and Sarah were absolutely amazing for our wedding, our guests still talk about how great and organised they were. We had a pre-wedding shoot which made us feel at ease in front of the camera and kept in constant contact with us up until the wedding. On the wedding day they were amazing and the photos are stunning. Those extras they did like scoping out the venue for the photo opportunities to leaving personalised cards for our guests to view our pictures online after the wedding, amazing!!!

Tanya & John

If you’re looking for a top quality wedding photographer, look no further than Jeff Oliver. The service we experienced from start to finish was first rate and the photos were just incredible.
An initial consultation at Jeff’s impressive studio convinced us he was the man for us. He and Sarah clearly live and breath their work and they combine their obvious technical ability with real a passion for what they do.

On the big day, they were both really helpful and supportive but entirely unobtrusive. We had both Jeff and Sarah cover our day and its testament to the way they go about their business that our guests barely notice they were there.
They didn’t try and bombarded us with technical jargon or encroach too much on our time during the day. They just asked us what we wanted, got on with the job, and produced some awesome photos!
They also produced a slideshow (to music), which provides a really fitting narrative of the entire day and is perfect for sending to guests following the wedding.
They really went the extra mile for us and we can’t recommend them highly enough!

Michelle & Anthon

Viewing our pictures and words can not describe how amazing the finished product is. The pictures are brilliant and everyone is impressed at how they got through so many pics so quickly. The pictures tell the whole story of our day and will be a cherished memory for many years to come.

If your thinking of using Jeff & Sarah it will be the best decision you make. Very friendly, personable, professional and efficient with pics returned very quickly in time for xmas.

Joanne and Chris

Thank you so much to Jeff and Sarah for capturing better photos of our big day than we could ever have wished for! Each and every shot is completely perfect and looking at them makes us relive every moment as nothing was missed. You both made everything so easy and enjoyable for us and what a lovely couple too….we hope that you have as brilliant photos of your wedding as we do of ours! xx

Caroline and Richard

Jeff and Sarah photographed our wedding at Little Hermitage in August. We live in Australia so needed a photographer who was flexible, understanding and trustworthy. Jeff and Sarah proved to be all of those things and thankfully excellent with a camera too! Our photos are beautiful and our album is simply stunning. They were easy to work with and understanding of our individual circumstances. If only everything about planning a wedding 16000kms away was as straightforward as working with Jeff and Sarah has been. Thank you

Laura and Mark

Our photographs and the whole experience from Jeff and Sarah from start to finish was outstanding, This perfect day for us was captured by sensational images. The attention to detail, natural shots, additional shots, the use of the venue and weather conditions has brought together a unique and superb collection of photographs which we will cherish and display forever. Blending in with our guests they have managed to bring together our whole day with colourful and black & white imagery, 1st class!

Vicky and Marc

My husband and I live in Cornwall and Jeff & Sarah were our amazing wedding photographers back in September. Having never photographed a beach wedding before, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t nervous about not choosing a local photographer, but after admiring my sister’s wedding album, shot by Jeff & Sarah, I couldn’t resist and took the chance…..one of the best decisions of my life! Photo’s are out of this world, me or my husband couldn’t be happier with their services! Beautiful photo’s, friendly people and by far outstanding effort in making our day simply the best! Thank you so so much! :o) xx

Jenny and Abdul

I could write a novel and I am not convinced I could do Jeff Oliver Photography justice. Right from the very outset they treated us with an unbelievable amount of care. They proved that they are beautiful people inside out. They understood our every need and made every endeavour to accommodate us. As for the quality of their work, nothing short of magic; sheer brilliance. Moments they were able to capture for us from our special day that we will forever be in their debt. I cannot praise them enough. And looking forward, we now need look no further for the times we would like to capture family moments because in Jeff and Sarah we can count on. Jeff and Sarah Oliver are the epitome of the goodness we as people should strive for; honest, kind and caring. Incredibly talented, hard working and sincere are Jeff and Sarah. God bless. xx.

Kayley and Sean

Words cannot describe how fantastic jeff and sarah are, from our very first meeting with them up until present they are in contact with us regarding our wedding photos. The service they provide is simply incredible. We were made to feel more than just a client they were at our wedding as guests. The photos we recieved are fantastic and worth every penny. Myself and wife look at our photos and realise we made the correct decision to choose Jeff and Sarah.

Amy and Anthony

We could not be more happy that we chose Jeff and Sarah to photograph our wedding. Not only are our photos and album absolutely beautiful but from our engagement shot in Greenwich park to receiving our album they have been extremely professional and friendly, helping to put us at ease and making the day go smoothly. When we first saw our photographs they put it to our first dance and we watched it with a glass champagne at their home and it was really emotional, as they captured our perfect day.

Bruce and Shoyab

Jeff went to both the Registry office & the venue a few days before & worked out exactly where he wanted us to stand to take the photos and also to take advantage of daylight. Between himself & Sarah they captured some very amazing photos of us & our guests before the ceremony including guests arriving at both venues. They also captured some great photos of us & our guests during the ceremony, the dinner & then at the drinks reception. Some of the photos we look like models for a suit catalogue.

Crystal and Ian

What can i say about Jeff & Sarah Oliver? They were fabulous to us from start to finish of the wedding process. Everything was explained to us – they listened to us, offered us advice over tricky situations (family shots with divorced parents) and even accommodated a last minute film crew at our wedding which we were not prepared for (a whole other story) there is not one single shot which i dislike and their ability o capture our visions mean that we have timeless beautiful photos of our day!

Your journey with us

What can you expect from Jeff Oliver photography?
We want your experience to be happy and stress-free, so here we have outlined the steps from the first time you visit our website right through to the delivery of your album and wall art. That way you know exactly what to expect, because we all only like nice surprises! After all, we do this every week, so we know weddings inside out.

Are we available?

Love our photos and want us to tell your wedding day story? – get in touch to check our availability.

We often have bookings for up to two years in advance, so don’t delay getting in touch once you have secured your date and venue.

Meet us

We want to get to know you, and I’m sure you will want to meet the people who will be there on your wedding day.
We invite you to come to see us in Blackheath (or have a Skype call if more convenient). We’ll talk through your wedding plans, we love to hear all the details.
You can look through our albums to get a good idea of our style and see our range of frames. We can help advise you on timings for your day and also help you with recommendations for other wedding suppliers if you need it.

Your pre-wedding photo shoot

This is a great opportunity for you to get to know us and us you, this will help you feel more relaxed on your wedding day. And we always say, the more relaxed you feel, the better your photos will look. It’s an ideal time to practice your posing and feel comfortable in front of the camera.
See more examples of photos taken on pre-wedding shoots here.

The details

Timeline of your day
We help you plan the events of your day to ensure there is enough time to talk with your guests as well as time for photos.

Shot list
We will send you a template shot list to help you tell us the family photos you would like. For some couples these photos are an important part of the day, for others, they would rather more natural photos so the group list is kept quite small. We will discuss with you your preference. our main aim is to make the group photos fast and efficient, so you can get on with having a good time!

Pre-wedding call, just before your day to finalise details.
Some couples book their wedding photography with us up to 2 years before their wedding day, so times and details may change. We go through all the details and timings before the wedding day to ensure we have all the current information (dot the i’s and cross the t’s).

Your wedding day!

We will be with you for your bridal preparations two hours before you are due to leave for your ceremony. This gives us time to photograph the details, like your shoes, dress, flowers and to capture the finishing touches of your hair and makeup.

During the ceremony, we try to be as unobtrusive as possible and capture events as they unfold. After your ceremony, we give your guests time to congratulate you and enjoy drinks before moving into your family photos.

We try not to take you away from your guests for too long to take photos of just the two of you, so with this in mind we spread your photos throughout the day. This way we get to make the most of the changing light.

Throughout the day we are always capturing moments between you and your guests, often the moments you don’t see!

We take our break while you and your guests are eating, after all, no one wants photos with their mouths full! We photograph the speeches, then our coverage continues until you hit the dance floor and we capture the party atmosphere.

Behind the scenes

Enjoy your honeymoon while we edit your photos, our normal turn around is 4 to 5 weeks.

Viewing your photos

You are invited back to Blackheath for a champagne screening of your photos (ok, it’s more likely to be prosecco)! You will take home your edited photos on a personalised USB.
Your photos go live on our online gallery so they can be viewed by your friends and family (your album is password protected).
We also use this opportunity to look through album covers and frame options, so you can start choosing your Album or your frame design.

Album design

We design your album telling the story of your day.
We will send you a link to view your album online and make any changes that you would like. Once you’re happy you can approve and then our fantastic album company Album Epoca hand make your stunning album in Italy.

Delivery of your album or frame

Once your Album has been hand made in Italy it is shipped to us. We will contact you as soon as it is really for collection.

Our frames are made in the UK, so can be shipped directly to your UK address.

Check here to see if we're available for your day
Phone: 0845 519 0030
Email: weddings@jeffoliverphotography.com