Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Getting To Know... Amy Oliver Photography

What’s your favourite part of your job?
I absolutely love hearing how my couples met and fell in love! *sigh* Oh and some of the moments I get to be apart of are pretty amazing! Like when there is no one at the house when the bride is getting ready because her Mum is still at the hairdressers getting her hair done and she needs help doing up the back of her dress? What a privilege it is to be apart of those precious moments!

What are you reading at the moment?
Blue like Jazz by Donald Miller and Real Living Magazine! (I’m a bit addicted to Real Living Mag)

What are you lusting after at the moment?
Oh that’s easy. A Nancybird bag. My other handbag has officially died and I am very distracted by this Nancybird bag right now.

Top three songs on your play list?
Animal Tracks by Mountain Man
January Wedding by Avett Brothers
Up on a Mountain by Welcome Wagon

What is your favourite moment during a wedding?
I really love it when the bride has just put on her dress at home and then her father comes into the room and sees her for the first time. I have to hold back the tears! It’s such a beautiful moment.

Who inspires you?
Oh so many people! Anyone who is kind and creative!

Photographer- Jose Villa 

Teenage Photographer Nirrimi Hakanson 
Singer/Songwriter Brooke Fraser
Stylist- Ashley Meaders 

People giving back!

Is it really corny to say my husband Nathan? He totally inspires me in the way he always seeks to make fun in everything we do, even if it’s just going to the supermarket to get milk he has to make it fun!

Favourite Cocktail?
I’d totally prefer a glass of Red or Moscato!

What does it take to impress you?
Selflessness. People who put others before themselves and if I was being less serious then anyone who can sing and play guitar. That’s how my husband wooed me. lol.

What is the best piece of advice you were ever given?
Be the person your dog thinks you are. It just makes sense.

Favourite way to spend a Sunday?
Sleep in. Church. Latte on the way home. DVD on the couch with hubby and our puppy ‘Bear.’ Afternoon nanna nap. Friends over for dinner.

Black Tie or Casual?
Definitely casual! I’d wear leggings and thongs everyday if I could!

Your suggestion for a new name for ‘Hens' Party’
Chicken party? I don’t know!

Your favourite hostess gift to give?
Left-overs! Lol. Don’t people love left over food? That or flowers. 

What’s the best gift you have ever received?
Nath bought me a vintage piano one year! 

Three words that describe you best.
Creative. Tea-Drinker. Dreamer.

Thanks so much for sharing with us today Amy!

You can get in touch and find out more about Amy [and view her work] through the following:
Website | Facebook | Twitter


  1. Isn't she just delicious! And so talented too. xx

  2. Amanda @ Portobello BrideApril 11, 2011 at 5:56 PM

    We love Amy and are so glad she is a part of Portobello Bride!