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Olivia

The Olive half here. My name is actually Olivia, but if you yell "Olive" by accident, I will definitely still respond. I’m a middle school teacher by day, passionate about inquiry based education. A North Shore girl, born and raised, and although travelling the world is one of my favourite things to do, Vancouver will always be home. When I’m not at school, or taking photos with my partner in crime, you can usually find me baking a new recipe (perfecting the chocolate chip cookie, or trying to bake a new loaf of bread), or watching The Office for the 9th time through (not even kidding... the obsession is real).

 

  • I have been skiing since I was 5 years old. I love spending as much time in Whistler as possible during the winter. I think that snow is so magical

  • I love trying out new hobbies! Crochet, piano, and watercolour painting have been a few of my most recent ventures

  • Big coffee gal. It's dangerous living in close proximity to so many amazing coffee shops!

  • Birkenstocks for the summer and Blundstones for the winter and you're set to go.

  • If there is a category about The Office at pub trivia night, you want me on your team.

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We are Olivia (brunette) and Sarah (blonde); we're best friends, adventure buddies and photographers who are passionate about capturing authentic connection between you and your people! We love a good adventure  - playing tag in the forest, having beers up a mountain, and dancing along the beach (even when it's raining!) We also love being welcomed into your homes so you can cuddle up on the couch with a your favourite snacks. 

A few fun facts about us:

  • We've been friends for over 10 years! We met at dance class when we used to take ballet and jazz together.

  • We've been to 7 countries together (8 if you count Canada) and look forward to adding to that list.

  • We named our business after our nicknames (Olive and Bean). Funnily enough, Olivia doesn't like beans, and Sarah doesn't like olives... yet somehow we still like each other

  • When we spend too much time together we start saying the same things at the same time - is telepathy real???

 

We strive to provide a safe, welcoming and respectful environment for everyone. During our sessions we like to keep you moving and give you prompts so you don't feel stiff and posed. We want to showcase the love between you and your partner or your family - from belly laughs to quiet moments just taking each other in. We photograph weddings, couples and families in Vancouver BC and beyond. 

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hello!

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Sarah

Hey! I'm the Bean half of Olive & Bean. My family has called me Bean for as long as I can remember, and with a name as popular as Sarah you need a good nickname! I grew up and still live on the beautiful North Shore, and I spend many weekends in the forest or at the beach. I definitely have the travel bug (24 countries and counting!) and get a little restless being in the same place for too long. One of my favourite countries I've been to is New Zealand, and next on my list is Iceland! 

  • I love psychological thriller books, anything with a good plot twist and an unreliable narrator.

  • Crime podcasts are also my fave! Except when I’m walking home from the bus stop at night haha.

  • I collect mugs, and have such a weakness for ceramics... but don’t like coffee so most of my mugs have plants living in them.

  • 100% a crazy cat lady – We recently adopted the CUTEST cat Benji and are absolutely obsessed. 

  • Meet me on the beach with wine and snacks and we can be best friends.

Ready to get started? 

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Benji