NICE THINGS PEOPLE SAID
ABOUT ME THAT I DIDN'T
PAY THEM TO SAY.
this includes subtle coercion or guilt-tripping or unsolicited
delivery of any sugary goods to their home address.
We wouldn't have chosen any other photographer other than Oli Sansom to photograph our 'Boogiewed'.
When we ventured to my old studio Castor & Pollux in the suburb of Cremorne on dark & rainy week night a month before the big day, we unexpectedly announced unto him that we wanted him to cover the entire day..... on expired film.
When he asked us if we should at least have some digital back up just in case things went sour or a camera broke, we said with no doubt in our minds, no thank you. We trusted his magical skills 100%.
When Oli rocked up a few hours earlier on the day, fresh off a plane from Canada, having had just two hours sleep and needing to leave again at 10pm to get back on a plane to Italy, I poured him a berocca and a hydralite with a champagne, I felt for the guy. I knew he would have been feeling the pressure, anxiety, adrenaline from lack of sleep, but mostly, 'jeez I hope these old cameras work'. As a wedding photographer, I don't think I would ever agree to cover someones wedding day on a bunch of old film cameras.
Even when we discovered in the morning that my Pentax 67 that I bought from New York years back was entirely broken and unusable, and when his autofocus Canon failed as I was walking down the aisle, Oli didn't flinch.
When our Dj rocked up 40 mins late without his mixer, sending our entire timeline into a frazzle, Oli had a mere 20 minutes to take our 'bridal' portraits.
Oli has, as expected, f**king nailed our photos, and completely blown us away. Every photo is a work of art. Oli is an incredible artist that just happens to shoot weddings, and we are so lucky that he agreed to photograph ours.
We cried when we saw these incredible portraits of our friends and especially their babies & children, and will cherish theses photos of our dearly beloved, forever.
We hope you enjoy the magical artistic skills of Oli's, that no one else could have captured, except him.
We love you so so much Oli. We cannot believe what you have done for us, we never expected something like this.. You will always be an inspiration to me.
We have so much love for all of you that came to celebrate with us, so so much.
Love Lilli & Jake xxxx"
That was amazing.
Ange was in tears by the end of it ( my allergies may have flared up a little too, haha.) Thanks so much for all the work you put in, the whole thing was perfect. There were so many great shots in there, you perfectly captured the feel of the day and we've reached a whole new level of chuffed.
It's kinda odd but watching that video was like experiencing it all for the first time. The day was crazy hectic and we felt like we missed so much, when we saw that you'd captured all those genuine beats on the day we were so happy, there were so many pleasant surprises in there too; so many great photos of us, our family and our friends that were just perfect little moments between us.
Thanks so much from the both of us; we honestly couldn't be happier with your work, Oli. We'll be recommending you to anyone who'll listen.
The photos really baked our muffins!
I feel I’ve got to set the scene on this one to give it a proper telling.
Jenelle and I are sitting at the kitchen counter having just decided to spend our Sunday as a work day.
Bummed, sure but excited to chip away at the seemingly endless block of editing and culling. Between one image of shoes and another (I’m working on a Fall look book for a client) I heard a ping, sipped my tea, checked my email and got slapped in the face with some ungodly levels of excitement buzz.
“Jen, did you see the email from Oli?” I said, trying to seem like I wasn’t chipping at the bit to open it.
“WHAT! No! What is it!?”
What soon followed was both of us individually reading your email, then collectively watching the video. Laughing hysterically, grinning endlessly, crying uncontrollably, and bobbing our heads along to perfectly syncopated Father John (very solid call btw).
I couldn’t imagine anyone else capturing that week in better fashion.
Plain and simple.
As a photographer, you were everything we imagined for our wedding. As a friend, you fit into the group and clicked seamlessly. Honestly, you we’re the perfect fit for our perfect week. We can’t thank you enough man. And as a finish wiping the tears, get back to editing shoe photos, and mellowing out the stoked level theres a wave of memories flooding back that I honestly didn’t thing I’d remember…thanks for that.
You’re of an unreal sort my man. Talk soon.
Dude dude dude dude dude...
Holy mutherfuzzin shizenhauser. All the little details of the house, the day, the people, how it was.... Just. Yeh. What you did. How you captured it. Jizzmeisterful.
Thank you Ol. Very very special memories we'll cherish into our wrinkly days.
Beautiful Ol. Thank you. Xxx