Working with Jaida

Wedding Investment

After almost 6 years in the wedding industry, I've gained such an appreciation for being present on one of the most important days of a couple's life. I am so honored to work with each and every one of my couples as they all bring their own personalities and flair to the day. If you're looking for someone who truly cares and wants you to have a story told and not just photos, you've come to the right place. I can't wait to work with you.


Kelli & Jordan Ward

Jaida was incredibly helpful with our whole planning process! She was warm and inviting of our questions, and she offered us helpful guidance regarding our apparel and schedule. Wedding planning during COVID was stressful, but Jaida made everything better! During our engagement photo session, Jaida made us feel so comfortable and encouraged us to just have fun together. Several members of our bridal party shared how impressed they were with Jaida’s attentiveness to little things.

Knotting Hill

March 2023


The Chat

After you submit your contact form, I'll be reaching out to you within a couple hours to meet you and learn more about your love story. You'll see all of my offerings so you can make the best choice for you and your honey.

Available offerings: boudoir sessions, prints, albums.

The Plan

Once you sign your contract and retainer paid, I'll be reaching out with some dates to get your complimentary engagement session scheduled.

After that's taken care of, you'll get a set of questionnaires capture the nitty-gritty of your day.

I also send out helpful tips & tricks leading up to the big day to assist in the wedding planning.

The Schedule

Around 3 weeks out from your wedding day, I'll reach out to confirm your big day details to make sure we're all in sync. I format everything and make sure you have ample time set aside for whatever is most important to you that day. Portraits, candids, details, you name it!

The Wedding

It's finally here! You've waited so long for this day and it's come. Your wedding day! I'll be there, of course, to capture one of the best days in your life. I'll get the wedding dress, the wedding rings, and grandma wiping her eyes while you say, "I do."

After the wedding, you can expect your gallery 6-12 weeks post-wedding date. I'm a one woman team and need time to make sure everything is perfect.

2023-24 Wedding Offerings

Courthouse Wedding


We're going to the courthouse and we're getting you MARRIED!

All of the flair & dramatics but in a Dallas County courthouse instead!

Applies to Tarrant, Denton, Collin, and Dallas County courthouse weddings.

2.5 hours maximum coverage.

Intimate Ceremonies & Elopements


Having a small ceremony with under 50 guests or need less than 4 hours of coverage? This is the perfect option for you.

p.s. Don't tell anyone I said this, but these are my absolute favorite ceremonies to be a part of!

6 Hours Coverage


1. 6 hours continuous wedding day coverage
2. engagement session
3. online photo gallery
4. styling guide & planning consultation

8 Hours Coverage


1. 8 hours continuous wedding day coverage
2. second photographer
3. engagement session
4. bridal session
5. online photo gallery
6. styling guide & wedding strategy consulting

10 Hours Coverage


1. 8 hours continuous wedding day coverage
2. second photographer
3. engagement session
4. bridal session
5. online photo gallery
6. styling guide & wedding strategy consulting
7. signature heirloom wedding book

Destination Weddings

$475/hr + Flat rate travel

Enjoy the option of having me fly out for a full wedding day, or an adventure-style elopement at the courthouse or the mountaintop.

Priced at a flat rate, all-inclusive bundle. Rates vary based on location & time of year.

Custom packages available upon request

Don't know where you're having your big day yet? That's okay, just put the city + state.

Instagram, Facebook, Google, a friend (drop their name, I'd love to send my thanks!)

This is a once in a lifetime investment.


Photographing your day as it was and bringing your memories to life

As a photographer, I adjust my "hands-on" approach based on each couple. My clients are similar, but a little bit different, and that results in me being flexible!

I send out a questionnaire to get to know the type of direction you'd like, if any, and the style of photos you want.

A couple questions to ask yourself as you begin your wedding photographer search: do you want editorial, do you want formal? What’s most important to you as you look back on your day? These can help you narrow down your search and communicate your expectations to your photographer.


1. Are the travel expenses included in your packages or covered additionally?

For any destination weddings or elopements, the price I send is the price you'll pay. I offer a flat-rate fee to eliminate any confusion during the busy times of wedding planning.

2. We want to include our dog into the ceremony and photos, is that okay?

Absolutely! Dogs are always a plus in my book. Be sure to confirm with your venue or destination resort that dogs are permitted onsite.

3. How long does it take to receive the photos and how will those be delivered?

My standard delivery times are 8-12 weeks. During peak season, galleries can take the full 12 weeks. At first glance this seems like a SUPER long time, but I send out a special preview gallery 48 hours after your ceremony to help ease the nerves.

4. How do we reserve our date?

After you confirm a package selection, a non-refundable retainer of 1/3 your total package price is required to secure your wedding day. The payment is made via a secure payment portal, and I do not see any of your financial information.

5. Do you offer videography services?

Yes! I have a team that I can hire out for your day. Bundling photography & videography with me is a simple way to keep everything in-house with J. Olivia Photography, and ensure a consistent style throughout. Films are delivered via online gallery as well as emailed.

J. Olivia Photography is a Dallas small-wedding photographer that specializes in intimate weddings, Dallas courthouse weddings, couples & engagements. J. Olivia Photography proudly services the Dallas area including, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Allen, Carrollton, Highland Park, University Park, Preston Hollow, Lower Greenville, and beyond.

Dallas' best small & intimate wedding photographer.