365 New Orleans: Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography

 

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Sessions with Olivia Grey Pritchard are low key, fun, and a blast for the kids! Part of Olivia’s unique talent is her ability to connect with ALL of her subjects — babies, children, pets, and parents — turning your session into a playdate where everyone relaxes enough to let his true personality come through. The resulting image gallery will be full of photographs that leave you saying, “oh, that’s so HER!” and “I see that face ALL the time!” — all shot in Olivia’s clean, professional style.

Olivia is a Certified Professional Photographer through the Professional Photographers of America — an honor less than 6% of America’s photographers hold. Olivia is the only family photographer in New Orleans to have completed the CPP process. Her newborn and family photography has won awards at regional and international levels.

Olivia has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism and a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication. From 2006-2009 she worked for the United Nations in Burundi and Chad as a Public Information Officer and Mission Photographer. From 2009-2011 she worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the Advocacy and Communication Adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council. After 5 years in conflict zones, Olivia was ready to change careers and be closer to home.  She moved back to the South, settled in New Orleans, and Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography was born!

A strong believer in giving back to the community, Olivia volunteers as Area Coordinator for the international nonprofit Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which provides the gift of professional portraiture to families suffering the loss of a baby. For the past three years she has also served as Teaching Artist for the Pablove Shutterbugs program that takes place every Spring and Fall in New Orleans. Shutterbugs is a 5-week photography course for children living with cancer, gifting them equipment and teaching them the art of photography. Olivia LOVES helping these kids develop their artistic voices through photography! She also advocates and fundraises for the New Orleans Innocence Project, a legal nonprofit that works to exonerate wrongfully convicted men and women in Louisiana and Mississippi. She encourages everyone to check out any of these three amazing organizations if they’re looking for worthy causes to contribute either their time or funding!

 

 

1. What products and services do you offer? 

Olivia Grey Pritchard Photography is so grateful to have been voted #1 in New Orleans for custom photography for newborns, families and pets! We offer one-of-a-kind fine art portrait design, documentary lifestyle photography, and a variety of wall art, albums, keepsake boxes, and other specialty products to preserve your family’s legacy. From planning what to wear and location, to the shoot itself, to choosing what to commission and how to display it, to installation in your home – we are a full service portrait studio. 

 

2. How long have you been in business? 

7 years

 

3. How do people find you online? 

We can be found at our site oliviagreypritchard.com, and on Google, Facebook and Instagram – @OliviaGreyPritchardPhotography 

 
You can learn so much about us by browsing our site! We have extensive portfolio galleries so you can make sure our style matches what you’re looking for, as well as starting pricing, behind-the-scenes videos, mini-films… and a FREE download on how to create your own wall gallery at home! The contact page on the website is also the best way to reach us. Go have a visit and grab your freebie while you’re there!

4. What is lesser known about your business that you wish more people knew? 

True custom photography takes planning, technical skill, and creativity in equal amounts.  It is a collaborative process between the client and photographer.  A true portrait photographer does not take pictures, she makes portraits.

Also, digital files and digital storage devices have only been around for a couple of decades.  The average age of a USB is 2-3 years, and the average age of a hard drive is 5 years.  We truly don’t know how long they will last.  We DO know that archival prints and products can last hundreds of years.  That’s why we recommend our clients leave our studio with finished products (plus we know you’re not going to sit down and design that album or wall gallery yourself – leave the heavy lifting to us!).

 

5. Lagniappe Info. 

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind

 

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