Authentic and Story-Driven Photography for Weddings and Elopements
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 if you know you know). You also want to work with someone you like! (Who doesn't?!)
Here's the good news, I can help you get what you want!
1) By guiding you through posing
2) By Helping you come up with the perfect timeline
I’ll guide you through shooting and help make you feel relaxed and natural in front of the camera! No need to be a pro model! We aren't going for cheesy or overly serious around here, this is a fun experience and I want to capture you and your fiancé's personality!
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 portraits and pretty decor! It's a celebration and it deserves to be captured in an authentic way!
Real quick, whose in charge here?
I'm based in NC but I travel world wide! I'm always on the lookout for real laughs, meaningful glances, and real tears (don't worry only the good kind!)
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. (While having a lot of fun too! 😊)
Keep scrolling to get the full AJP Wedding experience!
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.
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!
I believe engagement sessions are so important! Why? Because they are an amazing way to practice being in-front of the camera and it's the first time we get to work together!
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!
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!
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!
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.
"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
I know your a busy person and you don't have time to compare and contrast every little detail. So I've made an experience that gives you exactly what you want with simple and easy customization.
I offer one base collection that covers everything you need from start to finish. If your like "wait I need something else too!" Customization is available in the add-ons section.
8 Hours of coverage with Alyssa
A second shooter for 8 hours
Online gallery of edited images
to Celebrate you becoming an AJP Bride, if you book within 14 days you will receive a free 1.5 hour engagement session with an online gallery and print release!
Yay! To reserve your date simply let me know you're ready to book and I'll send over the contract. Please know 7% NC sales tax must be added.
The 25% retainer will also be needed to make the date yours!
The remaining balance is due 1 month before the wedding.
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.
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.
Fill out one of the contact forms below or send me an email at email@example.com. My office hours are M-F 9am-5pm.