"Jiza has an eye for the moment; capturing the realness and rawness of so many emotions and happenings... she snapped images that I will cherish forever."

-Stacey, Wife & mom of 2

For almost a decade, Jiza has had the blessing of documenting extraordinary milestones of couples entering marriage, families celebrating the arrival of a new little one, or brilliant individuals starting a new career or business all over the country. She created the brand of Olive and Cypress to share a message beyond the images she produces. When you choose O&C for your photography needs, you're not simply getting pretty pictures. You are receiving images on how Jiza views life, which is one of endless beauty and richness behind each person and their story.

Experience portrait & lifestyle photography created to capture your love & family legacy frame by frame.

This is wedding & portrait photography that is

relaxed, joyful, and refined.

Serving brides, couples & families in Williamsburg, VA and throughout the Southeast & Mid-Atlantic.

As a photographer, my goal is for these images to serve as a reminder in the years to come, a visual reminder of your life's blessings and beauty. I enjoy capturing candid moments of you with your loved ones, because when life gets hard or when we lose those dear to us, I know those images become priceless. As a wife & mother, I know that precious moments can be fleeting and quickly passing us by. Through my camera lens, I am capturing for you a part of your family history that I hope you can cherish for many years to come and pass down to your family tree.

Whether you are preparing for a family gathering, about to welcome your first baby, navigating the teenage parenting years, or somewhere in between, I desire to preserve this season for you. The one that you’re living today.

You will never regret having tangible reminders of you with your family and loved ones, just as it looks and feels right now. You were made for such a time as this.

“Jiza, of Olive & Cypress, took beautiful photos of my family! We had active little grandsons and she made it so easy and managed to photograph them with no problem! She is pleasant, professional, and wonderful to work with! We were extremely happy with her photography and will enjoy the photos for years to come!”

Pricing & Packages


Documentary type, lifestyle photography
90 min - 2 hr with immediate household
1-2 location(s) of choice
60+ images
Private online gallery of your hi-res images for digital download
Print release
Option to purchase professional prints through your gallery



60-90 minutes with immediate household
One location of choice
40+ images
Private online gallery of your hi-res images for digital download
Print release
Option to purchase professional prints through your online gallery



For Williamsburg area only
30 minutes with immediate household
One location of choice
20+ images
Private online gallery of your hi-res images for digital download
Print release
Option to purchase professional prints through your online gallery


Current Turn Around Time:

You will receive a sneak peek within 1 week of your session.

You will receive your complete online gallery within 2-3 business weeks.

“Jiza is such a talented and wonderful photographer! We've had several family photo sessions with her over the years. She makes it really easy to feel comfortable in front of the camera and does great with kids. I've been nothing but pleased with the quality of her work, her professionalism, her customer service, and our all around experience with her. Could not recommend more highly.”



Additional Hourly Coverage

Ideal for family events & occasions



8x8 Heirloom Photo Album

Perfect gift for grandparents



Canvases & Fine Art Prints

Available for purchase through online gallery

May I add grandparents or other family members?

Absolutely! To add additional family members (i.e. grandparents, cousins, etc.) into the session is $25 per person. There is no additional fee for 2 pets; however, there will be a charge for any additional pets beyond 2.

My desired location has a photographers fee. How does that work?

Not a problem! You, as the client, will be responsible for covering fees associated with shooting there, as well as any parking fees. You would also be responsible for organizing the access and any permits related to do so. 

I don't know what to wear! Can you help?

Yes! I am more than happy to do so. Once I receive your completed questionnaire and initial payment, I will send you a Welcome Packet that includes tips on planning for clothing, preparing your children for the day-of, etc. I am also available to chat or text to assist you with outfits!

How do we secure our date?

I simply require a signed contract + a 50% retainer fee

Let's begin your journey!

Please feel free to email hello@oliveandcypress.com with any questions.