LINDA + JENNY
Married Jan. 15th, 2017
In our search for a wedding photographer we reviewed several portfolios, most consisted only of engagement and wedding portraits. It was Barbara's art portfolio that really struck us and left us in awe. We knew we wanted photos involving graffiti walls in an industrial area. During our initial meeting via Skype Barbara came off as a personable and jovial spirit. After a discussion about what we wanted to focus on for the photoshoot, we knew we had found the right photographer. Our wedding was filled with love and happiness. The ceremony was in an unusual venue and our wedding guests were from all walks of life. Barbara managed to capture all of the glittery-ness and fuzzy, warm feelings. She has an eye for all things romantic and fantastical (or whimsical). We were having so much fun with the post-ceremony photoshoot we could have gone on for hours; but, alas, our wedding guests were waiting at the reception across town so we had to say our goodbyes. We were sent a teaser pic that same weekend, and then had all of our edited photos within the next two weeks! I highly recommend Barbara for anyone wanting intimate photos that beautifully capture natural expressions of love.
APRIL + BRANDAN
Married Oct. 30th, 2016
My husband and I feel so lucky to have found Barbara! It was clear from the beginning that our "tiny wedding" was in good hands. She paid attention to our style and special requests (like privacy and editing out a stain) and had a firm grasp on the things we felt to be important. The process was simple and Barbara not only gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding photos, but she actually very much exceeded our expectations. The photos are stunningly beautiful and capture all of the details, happiness, excitement, and love of our wedding day. Today is a wash because I just can't stop looking at the online gallery. She made us look SO good! The only thing more lovely than Barbara's work is Barbara herself. Even though we didn't meet her in person until the wedding day, I felt like I had known her forever; she put us at ease, and we trusted her completely. We thoroughly enjoyed Barbara's energy; she exudes kindness and adoration, and I felt that she cared just as much about our wedding as we did. True story: I had forgotten hair pins to affix my headpiece. Barbara very graciously took the pins out of her own hair and gave them to me, therefore going above and beyond. Our guests loved her, too, and so did our Best Dog. I can't imagine working with any other photographer.
CATE + TIM
Married Oct 8th, 2016
Barbara is an amazing and talented photographer. Her work is breathtaking! She is wonderful to work with, and after our first meeting we knew we could trust her to capture our day perfectly. Working with her was the easiest and best part of planning our wedding. She is incredibly creative and no matter what venue you have, she will figure out the best way to make your day extraordinary. Do yourself a favor and check our her phenomenal work, as words really can't do it justice.
HELEN + JEFF
Married Oct. 7th, 2016
I cannot recommend Barbara more - she did a fantastic job with our tiny, unconventional restaurant wedding in DC. She perfectly and unobtrusively captured our intimate ceremony, grabbed stunning portraits, and was a delight to work with. During our post-ceremony portraits, she did a great job directing us and captured gorgeous shots of us, making creative use of the city backdrop - one of our favorite photos is a picture of us on a busy street corner with brightly painted DC rowhouses in the background. Barbara's artistic touch is present in every photo and we loved the color, tone, and dreamlike quality her post-processing choices lent to our final portraits. Our friends and family couldn't stop talking about how gorgeous the photos were! Truly works of art. In planning, Barbara was super responsive via email and phone, and addressed any concerns we had. After our wedding, she sent us a sneak peak just two days later, and we had access to the full digital photo set right when she said she'd get them to us. She also mailed us a lovely package with some complimentary prints and a VERY cool flash drive (wooden, shaped like a business card, with a wedding portrait printed on it!) with all our photos. Her service and products were top-notch and if we had to do it all again, we'd choose Barbara in a heartbeat. Thank you again!
JOHN + JESSICA
Married Sept. 24th, 2016
I am so thrilled with Barbara's work at our wedding! She is very friendly and we felt comfortable with her right away when we met for coffee to discuss our wedding plans. I love Barbara's attention to detail, editing style, and how well organized and calming she was day-of. I love how natural our photos look - even the group and family portraits have a relaxed feel to them that I'm so happy with. Barbara was very discreet at our wedding too, blended in with our guests, but still got all the important shots we wanted and then some. She delivered our finished photos quickly, and beautifully presented. Given the importance we place on photos (and how picky I am about them!), choosing a photographer was definitely the most stressful part of wedding planning but I am so thankful I found Barbara! Barbara is a highly skilled photographer, very professional, and an overall beautiful person that I would absolutely recommend to other couples!
MALIA + GARETH
Married Aug. 27th, 2016
Barbara is an incredible photographer, and she was a breath of fresh air to be around on our wedding day. Not only are her photos wonderful, but she was such a kind and gentle personality to interact with - my 96 year old grandmother loved her too! (I think it is important to mention this because unfortunately some wedding vendors can be very rude and abrasive -- Barbara was none of those things and was a delight) We did a first look and she was great to work with then and throughout the event. At times it felt like she wasn't even there during the ceremony and reception, which I realized afterwards is an incredible tool to have as a photographer! We've already gotten a glimpse of her photos from our wedding and we can't wait to see the rest of the batch. We feel very lucky that we booked her for our wedding day -- highest of recommendations!! Thank you, Barbara!
MAUREEN + PAUL
Married Aug.13th, 2016
Barbara not only did my wedding my sisters as well. She also did our engagement session prior to our big day. Barbara is so fun , personable and has a great eye to capture the sweetest moments. She made me and my husband feel and look better than we ever have could imagined on our big day. It was so hot the day of our engagement shoot and wedding day but i wasn't worried about the photos because i knew Barbara would make us look great and she DELIVERED! Her style is so crisp and she has this great eye for light and movement. She made what could be an awkward experience so easy and fun. Please use Barbara for your next wedding / engagement shoot, she is so wonderful and i can't say enough good things!
ERIC + ASHLEIGH
Married July 23rd, 2016
Arguably the most important vendor of any wedding, the photographer, I couldn’t be more thankful that we found Barbara. Her style first captured our attention. We didn’t want the ‘traditional’ style of wedding photography, with harsh flash lighting and structured poses. Rather, we we’re seeking someone to capture the ‘feeling’ of our day, which was the most important thing we wanted to portray from all of our vendors. Barbara was able to do this so effortlessly and seamlessly. In addition to capturing our wedding day, Barbara also took our breathtaking engagement photos, which we are so fortunate for. I would be more than confident in recommending Barbara to anyone for their photography needs, and I’m confident we will be using Barbara again in the future.
DEVON + DREW
Married June 9th, 2015
I highly recommend having Barbara shoot your special day! She was our wedding photographer and we couldn't have felt more at ease with her on such a happy but at times stressful day. She planned the entire shoot out perfectly. She even surprised us with a gorgeous secret location she had scouted out prior to the big day. It was such a beautiful experience. Her composition is beautiful and she captured all the special intimate moments that we'll treasure looking back on. She was right there with us the whole time behind the lens with her warm energy and giving spirit. I can't say enough good things about our experience with Barbara!
KAYLAN + MANU
Married May 30th, 2016
Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with! She has an eye for great photos, made us feel completely at ease and is very easy to communicate with. She was friendly and unobtrusive during the event. She is fun and easygoing - a true professional. Our pictures turned out amazing! We can't recommend her enough!
ADAM + ELISSA
Married Aug. 30th, 2015
My husband and I were married on August 30th 2015. We were engaged in December of 2014 and had 8 months to plan the wedding so I quickly familiarized myself with wedding wire. We had initially met with another photographer I had found on this site and were very much impressed with her work however the amount of service for the price was a great hesitation. My husband's friend had used Barbara O Photography for his own wedding and referred us to her after hearing of our continued search for a photographer. We set up a consultation very quickly and upon our initial meeting were thoroughly impressed with Barbara's professionalism, warmth, and energy. Her portfolio speaks for itself but I cannot highlight how easy and truly fun Barbara makes the experience from start to finish. She was in frequent contact throughout the wedding planning process. She was a great asset to me in the actual wedding day planning offering advice on how much time to allot for everything, ensuring the important pictures we wanted were captured and facilitating gathering all the important people before and after the ceremony which was no easy feat. With varying packages she makes any wedding budget work and the quality and creative products she offers was unmatched by any of the other photography packages I had seen. The day of the wedding she and her very professional associate were there every step of the way, never intrusive but capturing such moments on our wedding day that we will cherish forever. Not only was I thrilled with the pictures we received, but both of our families and other guests have commented on how wonderful Barbara O Photography was as well as how beautiful the pictures turned out. If you are looking for a photographer, check out Barbara O Photography, she made our wedding day even more beautiful and a day we will never forget!
ERIN + MARSHALL
Married April 11th, 2015
I got married on 4/11/15 and we loved Barbara right away! She's super friendly and asked us a number of questions to get to know us and our 'style', if there was anything special/sentimental/noteworthy that she should know about, etc. She had not been to our venue and took it upon herself to go there and scope it out prior to the wedding. Im not big on lots of posed photos and was wary of being asked to do cheesy wedding poses that don't look lIke real life us at all and Barbara totally understood where I was coming from. Her second shooter, Mike, was also awesome! So many people told me after the wedding how great and fun they were. They interacted but also blended in seamlessly, no hovering, and Barbara had some awesome ideas and made great use of the light and a variety of angles. My sister is getting married and booking Barbara was one of her first wedding planning acts. Our album is gorgeous and beautifully made and tells the story of our day perfectly. Even the flash drive was lovely and loaded with all of my photos in both color and B&W, high and low resolution. Don't hesitate to contact Barbara for any photographical needs! She's seriously the best!
LORIEN + GRAHAM
Married Oct. 4th, 2014
From the moment I spoke with Barbara, my husband and I knew she was the perfect photographer for us! After speaking with several different photographers on the phone, I was feeling a bit discouraged as we were not feeling any kind of creative connection to their work or the way they described their services. We were fearful of hiring someone that would pose us or make us feel uncomfortable. Barbara is a natural who knows just what angle to come from, gives suggestions of movements and scenes that fit your style and wedding background. The entire experience was extremely fun and the best part is that my pictures turned out amazing! Barbara exceeded our expectations with her timeliness, equipment, and creativity. The leather bound book that was part of a package is a true treasure that we will cherish for years to come. The book is classic, well-constructed, and Barbara did a beautiful job of telling our story. Your wedding is one of the best days of your life and it is important to document it with only the best. Barbara O Photography is truly the best.