THE Wedding EXPERIENCE
"Ally is a photographer with a passion unlike I've ever seen. She goes above and beyond for you and that perfect shot...she makes sure you're completely happy, listens to your concerns, and is open to any suggestions you have."
ARE WE THE Right FIT?
true or false...
Nobody gets your partner's sense of humor the way that you do, and nobody can make you laugh as hard as your partner can. More than a gallery full of styled editorial shots (which are fabulous, just not my thing), you want photos that celebrate your intimate, everyday connections- including the goofy ones.
My couples are playful and FUN! When it comes to creating images they'll love forever, they aren't afraid to adventure and interact with their surroundings, incorporate movement, or just be straight-up goofballs. Throughout the craziness of wedding planning, my couples know that they can come to me with any and all of the things. By the time I roll into the getting ready room on their wedding day, they see me as a good friend.
The connections I have with my couples mean the world to me, and I strive to make each and every one of them feel truly seen. While documenting love stories, my direction is based entirely on the personality and individualism of the two lovely humans in front of me. One-size-fits-all posing, shooting, and editing is not a vibe here. From our first correspondence to the moment your wedding gallery hits your inbox, my greatest goal is to create art that is joyful, authentic, and unapologetically YOU.
Where to Next?
Less talking. More Pictures.
I'm a details person. Tell me more!
I made you flashcards. The teacher in me has no chill.
I got your message and omgomg I am SO EXCITED!! Let's grab coffee and get to know each other!! Please tell me all of the things that make you the cutest couple ever while I eat a giant muffin in front of you with zero shame.
Not from the Charlottesville area? No worries, let's video chat! You can tell me about yourselves from the comfort of your own home. Full disclosure: My editing assistant and intern will wrestle loudly in the background of our conversation. While this may sound unprofessional, please keep in mind that they are still learning the ins-and-outs of the wedding industry and also they are cats.
Did we just become best friends???
If we are the perfect fit, the next step will be securing your wedding date and signing your contract. Once you are booked, I will send you some useful information to prepare for your engagement session and wedding. All of my couples receive a customized list of engagement session location suggestions based on their must-haves, an engagement style guide, a customized photographer-friendly wedding timeline, and much more. I do everything I can to make sure that you are prepared for your photography experience so that it can be comfortable and FUN!
Engagement sessions are an important part of our process because they provide a fun, stress-free opportunity for us to get to know one another!! On my end, I get a hands-on idea of what constitutes an exceptional photography experience and forever image gallery for you, and now our team can hit the ground running with full confidence as your wedding day flies by.
Engagement sessions with our team are as laid-back as they come- there are always plenty of laughs, breaks, and "how you guys doin' so far" check-ins. Because every couple is different, we want to learn what makes you two feel the most like yourselves in front of the camera. You will get a solid understanding of how I direct my couples and insider knowledge on how to NEVER look awkward or stiff in photos again!
A few weeks before the wedding, we'll grab coffee or hop on a video call again to go over any final details for your wedding day. I'll touch on some recommendations to prepare for a smooth and relaxed photography process, answer any remaining questions you have, and ensure that all logistics are confirmed!
I will do everything I can to make sure I am confident in your vision for your photography on this unforgettable day. Let's do this!!
You have spent months planning and organizing your wedding day, and at long last it is here. Let us stay by your side and handle every precious detail so that you can get get swept up in the emotion and joy of the day.
Rest assured that I am documenting the happy tears and big belly laughs, but also the stunning aesthetics that you have worked so hard to pull together- from mimosas in the bridal suite to the end of night sparkler exit.
This day will FLY by, but the images in your gallery will memorialize every sweet and silly moment for a lifetime.
I have spent tons of time reminiscing fondly about the love and joy of your wedding day. I have given your images hours of TLC. I am confident that together, we have achieved the unique love story we set out to tell. Only now will I sign, seal, and deliver your full gallery to your inbox, within four weeks of your wedding.
You will receive hundreds of high-resolution images to download, share, and distribute however you please. Additionally, you will be given a la carte options for stunning artwork including a wedding album and various prints. Should you choose to handle your own printing endeavors, I also provide recommendations for print specialists that produce consistently high-quality work.