We have been so blessed to have Alison Lea Photography capture all of our special family moments. With 4 children, she has been able to grab each child and pause time to create a keepsake that we can forever remember and cherish. She goes above and beyond to help me create certain scenes that I get in my head and make them come to fruition. She will do anything to make sure the final product is something I am happy with. It’s been a pleasure to work her and call her a friend. I would, and have, recommended her to all of my friends and family.
Ali has a natural ability to make conversation with anyone, but I’ve never felt she’s just doing this as part of her job, but rather, she has a genuine interest in getting to know her clients. I can honestly say I consider Ali a friend now and can’t imagine using any other photographer to capture my families life.
Ali is a fantastic photographer and I would highly recommend her. Ali took our oldest daughter, Emily’s, senior photos several years ago and they were awesome! Ali captured Emily’s personality with ease. The photographs look natural and charming without being stiff or posed. Our other daughter, Juliana, loved Emily’s senior pictures so much, she wanted Ali to take her senior photos as well. This past summer Ali once again worked her magic and captured Juliana’s personality and beauty without her appearing stiff or posed. Ali is very good at making you feel comfortable and relaxed. A senior picture photo shoot can be stressful for a teenager but Ali is adept at diffusing any anxiety. You are in good hands with Ali!
I’ve had the privilege of watching Ali in action shooting a wedding and being the target of her lens in a personal shoot with my husband. Ali’s laid back, yet focused and assertive personality allows her to put people at ease while moving the shoot along efficiently. The end result is incredible– clear, attractive, unique and striking photos. I will certainly use her again and highly recommended her to every bride I meet!
Heather Flies | Pastor, Wooddale Church
I have been working with Alison since 2008 when I got engaged and started planning my wedding. I enjoy working with her because she makes me feel so comfortable when she’s shooting. It’s as if the camera isn’t even there. She talks, laughs, tells stories and we have great conversations. It makes the experience so relaxing that I find myself smiling naturally, not because I “have” to for the camera.
Alison captured our engagement, groom’s dinner and wedding with a candid artful skill. We were so pleased with her work that when we had a baby, we couldn’t think of anyone we’d rather have photograph him. As a mother herself, she has a natural way of speaking to and handling children with patience and grace. Her talent for capturing meaningful moments shines in the photographs she takes.
Ali is an amazingly gifted photographer! She radiates joy and demonstrates confidence and creativity which makes for a fun and peaceful atmosphere for the entire family. She photographed our family of five and was wonderful with our children. Ali was easygoing and allowed the children to play and interact with each other and us naturally while she captured their true personalities. We were speechless when we viewed our pictures for the first time. It was difficult to even choose favorites. The photos she took are treasures to us and always will be.
Kelly & Ken
We can’t imagine celebrating a milestone event without Alison and her camera! Whether it’s the beauty and joy she captures at our two daughters’ weddings or the quiet moments of a new grandbaby’s slumber or the silliness and love shared at a family gathering, Alison has done an amazing job of helping me fill my home… and my heart… with precious memories!
I am in love with Alison Lea and have known Alison for over 10 years! She has photographed every major milestone for me from graduation pictures, engagement, wedding, and baby soon! I would never choose another photographer to capture my most special moments! Alison is professional and on time, provides innovative and one of a kind ideas to make your photos uniquely you. She is easy to approach and provides information on what to bring to shoots, best times of day, locations, what to order, etc. I felt as though Alison desired to get to know me personally and in doing that she captures individual personalities and quirky moments that make her photos priceless and always keep me wanting more! I would recommend her to anyone and everyone wanting photos for life’s most special occasions. She knows how to engage a feisty 2 year old and a photo-despising brother-in-law alike and makes the whole process fun, easy, and memorable. The shoots themselves are as fun as the photos you get in return. Thank you Alison, you’re the best!!!
Paul, Lindsey, and Lena Jacobson
My husband and I are not your traditional couple – I study lemurs in Madagascar and he finds fossil monkeys in Africa – and so we really wanted a photographer with a creative, unique perspective who could really capture our personal style. After five minutes of talking with Alison, we immediately knew that we had found our girl.
Despite living on the east coast, we were able to easily coordinate plans, both for engagement shots and our wedding (which included a bridal shower, grooms dinner, wedding ceremony AND reception). Thanks to Alison’s easy-going personality and professional experience, everything just seemed to fall into place! Alison came out to NYC to shoot our engagement photos in at all of our favorite places – the High Line, Central Park, Grand Central. She had so many fun, quirky ideas that made for some really fantastic shots that we will forever cherish (particularly if we ever leave the tri-state area).
After an already fabulous engagement session, our wedding shots were like icing on the cake! The team at Alison Lea Photography were just amazing. Both Ali and her second shooter were so professional, easy going, unobtrusive and FANTASTIC!! These ladies were so creative and came up with so many fun ideas for beautiful, amazing photographs! What’s more, as the day progressed, we had some rowdy groomsmen and during group photos, and Ali handled them with ease. We’ve since gotten all of our photos from that day and I couldn’t be happier!! More than anything, the problem will be selecting my favorites! Plus, folks involved in the wedding can’t stop talking about how fantastic these two were! They totally got our style and went above and beyond the call of duty. I would highly recommend both of these women to anyone looking for beautiful, creative photos and fun, professional, lovely women!
Andrea & Chris
I was so happy to have Ali capture our wedding day. She brings a dedication, precision, and joy to her work that eases the stress of the wedding planning process! Our wedding had a tight schedule of events, and Ali was both flexible and accommodating.
At one point, in between the ceremony and the reception, my husband and I were running around with Ali through the woods and down gravel roads so that we could capture as many pictures as possible in a small amount of time. I was so impressed by how wonderfully they turned out!
She made sure that every detail and every moment was beautifully documented and offered helpful suggestions and advice. Her creativity and joyful spirit helped ease the nerves of the “camera shy” members of my wedding party, and the expressions and smiles she captured truly reflected the genuine emotions we were experiencing throughout the day.
Ali’s love for people is reflected in her work, and we had such a fun time laughing and sharing our day with her. She took the time to get to know my husband and me as individuals and as a couple, and she made sure that her work highlighted our personalities and love for each other. From our first meeting to our final photo-viewing party, Ali was professional and passionate about capturing our day in the best way possible. She is a delight to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married.
Grace & Darrin
One thing that stands out to me the most about Ali is her calm and personabledemeanor, as well as her take charge, energetic spirit. That’s a wonderful combination to have when capturing a wedding!
When it comes to coordinating family, bridal party, and couple shots, she was relaxed and efficient. We were put at ease right away knowing she had everything under control. It made the picture taking so enjoyable and fun! When my husband and I were taking our couple shots, she made the time really special having us think of all the reasons we loved each other and then letting it show for the camera.
As you can see from our photos, she captured our love! We will not only remember our wedding day as the best day of our lives, but we will always be able to relive it through our photos thanks to Alison Lea photography.
Johanna & Israel
After Ali finished my graduation photos I knew I wanted her to capture my wedding someday. When the time came it was a simple choice. Ali could coral my large wild family with excitement and command. She took time to get to know me so I could completely trust her with capturing moments and not just pictures. When I was pregnant with my first she took maternity pictures and then spent an afternoon in my home catching the sweet moments while I swooned over my new baby. Several years later I asked Ali to be with me when I gave birth to my 3rd baby. Those photos are priceless. She captured all the emotion and story of Nora’s birth beautifully!
Erikka & Drew