The AJP Wedding Experience 

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Authentic and Story-Driven Photography for Weddings and Elopements 

You want natural and authentic wedding photos  

you know, the photos that aren’t too overly posed (but oh so pretty!)

You want to feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera. You might be lighthearted and fun, but you for sure know you don't want cheesy photos (There is 100% a fine line). 

Here's the good news, I can help you get the look you're after!

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Hey, I'm Alyssa!

I'm an NC Photographer available Worldwide

I photograph both large weddings and intimate elopements. My goal is to tell your wedding story no matter how you chose to celebrate!

I want to tell that story in a natural and authentic way. (And if we have a lot of fun in the meantime, that's a bonus 😊).

I'm always on the lookout for real laughs, meaningful glances, and real tears (don't worry only the good kind!)

If you want to know more about what it's like to work with me, keep scrolling!

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What makes me different

1) I'm your personal cheerleader

2) I'm the marie kondo of weddings (aka ORGANIZED!)

3) I'm here for those real moments

I’ll guide you through your session and help make you feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera. No need to be a pro model! I’ll make sure you know what to do the whole time.

I’ve found that when couples are relaxed and comfortable, the photos turn out like nothing else! You can’t fake emotion y'all.

All of these gorgeous photos don't just happen on their own. Almost every gorgeous photo no matter how fun and spontaneous still requires a bit of planning! (Couples don't just happen to end up in the most perfect field for sunset photos 😉) 

I make sure to help you stay organized and on time with your photos so we can capture all those moments you want!

I'm not here to just push for pretty portraits and not worry about the rest of the day. No, I'm here to capture the hugs, the laughter, the crazy dancing, and the quiet beautiful moments. 

Your wedding is more than just pretty moments, it's an important and meaningful day full of real emotional moments. 

Weddings a year

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"I'm only sad our time together is done!"

"Alyssa and her team were my favorite vendor I had at my wedding! She was so easy to work with, made my camera shy husband feel very comfortable, was totally on board with my desire to include my cats in my day. It was cold and POURING rain on my wedding day and she still managed to make my wedding pictures look like it was beautiful and sunny!"

"We had a blast with Alyssa! Would recommend to anyone (even if they didn’t ask!)"

"Alyssa is great! We had so much fun during our engagement session and she did such a great job directing us on what to do and editing the pictures! We absolutely love our photos! She even helped us choose our location since we we coming from out of state and she chose such beautiful locations!"

"She helped us brainstorm ideas on where to do our photos and gave us a list of ideas" 

"We were able to just show up that day and she coached us on poses; she delivered our photos on-time (they were beautiful and we got dozens of them); and she even sent a sweet bridal care package to me after all was said and done! If you want a photographer who really cares about your special day and is just a genuinely great person to work with, choose Alyssa. :)"

Kind words from past AJP Brides


The best way to have an amazing wedding experience is to make sure everyone is on the same page. So before anything is made official I always make sure to have a conversation with you. 

I love hearing how you met, what your dreams are for your wedding, and what you are most excited about on your wedding day!

I also want to get to know you (and let you get to know me!) because I'm the vendor who is with you most of the day. (Which means we better like each other just a bit 😉)

This whole process let's us know if we'll be the right fit for eachother.

The Process

Let's Connect


I'm here to help you know what to wear for your engagement session, throw out some vendor referrals, and help you make sure your timeline is photography friendly!

Even if you have a wedding planner I'm here to make sure the photography side is taken care of.

Being in this industry means I've learned a lot about weddings (and been to a lot of weddings) so I'm happy to share everything I know.

If you are eloping then I want to give any advice on locations, time of day, and timeline suggestions!

The Process

Wedding Advice


Engagement sessions are included in all of my full day wedding collections because I believe they are so so so important! It's your chance to get in-front of the camera with no pressure.

Engagement sessions can done anytime before the wedding. Whether that's right after the proposal or right before the wedding is up to you!

I help you plan the session based on the "look" you are after. That could be a preppy city session, a causal country look, or a cozy home session. The possibilities are endless!

The Process

Engagement Session


Before your wedding we'll start talking wedding day timeline, family formal groups, and any other wedding details you want me to know.

Details can be discussed at any point in the planning process, just reach out and let me know!

The Process

Wedding day prep


Your big day is finally here! All you have to do is get married, we do all the work!

At this point all the details have been worked out and all that's left is to actually photograph your wedding!

The Process

The Big Day


Your photos will be delivered three weeks after your wedding via an online gallery.

If the collection you've chosen comes with an album that will be delivered as well. If you have not chosen to create an album, we can send information on how to get that process started.

The Process

Photo Delivery 

I've created two awesome options for couples interested in eloping!.

Both options are customizable and a la carte items are available.



I've created three collections that serve couples in different ways depending on need.

 Think of these collections as a starting point where you can customize as necessary. 

A la carte items are available!

Weddings and 
Micro Weddings 


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If you don't see a collection that's perfect for you, we can work together to create something that's 100% customized to fit your needs!

*** A retainer of at least 25% is needed in order to reserve one's date and can be completely online 

*** 7% NC Tax is applied at booking

The ULTIMATE wedding experience

Collection one

This is the top package, the ultimate experience. For those who want it all.
With 10 hours of coverage, an album, and a second photographer, this package has everything you need to capture your big day. 

From the engagement session to your send off this collection was made to cover it all!

10 Hours of coverage

An additional photographer

Engagement Session

8x8 Linen Heirloom Album

Online gallery of edited images

Planning Consultation

Custom wedding planning kit




Just what you need

Collection two

This package gives you everything you need for a full wedding day. With 8 hours of coverage, an engagement session, and a second shooter, this package covers all your basics! 

8 Hours of coverage

Custom wedding planning kit

An additional photographer

Engagement Session

Online gallery of edited images

Planning Consultation




Micro Wedding

Collection three

Sometimes you don't want all the bells and whistles and just need the very basics. That's where this package comes in! With just the exact amount of coverage for getting ready to the reception, this package is ideal for more intimate weddings.

6 Hours of coverage

Custom wedding planning kit

An additional photographer

Engagement Session

Online gallery of edited images





An elopement usually has a very limited guest list. While an elopement can take place at a courthouse, you can elope anywhere!

This collection covers small intimate elopements in the city. Elopements are priced by the hour starting at $450 an hour.

You can add and create an elopement experience that fits your exact needs! Additional al a carte options can be found below.


An exciting all day ADVENTURE

Adventurous Elopements

If you have ever wanted to get married somewhere picturesque and spend the rest of the day running around adventuring and taking photos (even if your version of adventuring is scooting to ice cream shops all day) then this might be perfect for you!

All day elopements are priced hourly at $450 an hour with a 4 hour minimum. Travel fees may apply.


A la carte

Upgrade an Album - pricing based on upgrades.

Additional Hours - $300 an hour

Additional Session (bridal or day after session) - $400

The Engagement Shoot

All of my full day wedding collections include a complimentary engagement session. Why? Because I've found it helps couples so much on the wedding day!

With an engagement session you get to practice being in-front of the camera in a relaxed setting and get tons of beautiful couples pictures!

On the wedding day we usually only have 30 minutes for portraits. With engagement sessions you get even more portraits of you two looking cute!

All engagement sessions are complementary when you book a wedding collection. However if you are only interested in the engagement session they are $350 for a 1 hour shoot (1 outfit 1 location). Add an additional hour for $150.

My engagement sessions are 2 hours long when you book a wedding collection.

They include on online gallery full of edited images, multiple outfit and location options, and print rights. Turn around time is two weeks!

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WE love your work and are ready to book! What's the next step?

Yay! To reserve your date simply let me know you're ready to book and I'll send over the contract.

 The 25% retainer will also be needed to make the date yours!

The remaining balance is due 1 month before the wedding.



How many photos are typically delivered and can we print photos ourselves?

I typically deliver between 500-900 photos for weddings starting at 6 hours (the general rule is the more hours I am there and shooting the more photos you get). 

And yes! You have a print release that allows you to print wherever you'd like. However I do offer high quality printing options right from your gallery if you would like to use that.



When do you charge travel fees

Travel fees begin when a wedding or engagement session is more than 120 miles from my home location.

For more information about travel fees simply reach out to me.


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