Capturing Authentic



I'm Alison Sayers, an Illinois and Pennsylvania based wedding photographer based out of Chicago with my energetic Pit Bull, Melo (don't let the name fool you), and husband. My passion for photography started as a lifestyle photojournalistic photographer, capturing the wonders of the world while traveling, candid hidden city gems, and fine art portraits.

As a lifestyle wedding photographer, I am focused on capturing spontaneity in photographs that evoke an authentic moment and connection in time. Grasping raw emotion, while highlighting a genuinely intimate connection between a loving couple, inspires me to deliver a unique work of art for my couples.

The key to my heart is a bouquet of sunflowers, homemade gooey grilled cheese, and snickerdoodle cookies. I genuinely believe life is a journey, not a destination. My passion for traveling has led me across 15 world-wide countries, exploring 25 cities to see the world through a new and unique lens.

If you’re interested in rates and additional information, email me and let’s get a conversation started!


Ali did an amazing job as our wedding photographer! She captured the best day of our lives in a way that you can truly feel the fun and excitement of the entire day. We wanted amazing photos of our favorite people in our favorite city, and she did not disappoint. She is laid back and gives you great direction which results in amazing photos. We would 100% recommend Ali to anyone!

Carly + Jordan

Our wedding day was an absolute dream because of Alison!

We knew from the start that we wanted our wedding to be as low-stress for us as possible since we were flying into Philly from California just a few days prior. Her attention to detail and organization skills are second to none.

When we got our photos back, I honestly felt that they were everything I wanted and more. Ali perfectly understood our vision of classic, old-school Philadelphia city glamour and captured it exactly. With Alison Leigh, you get both a skilled coordinator and an exceptionally talented photographer. She made our day perfect!

Katie + Spencer

The reason I fell in love with Alison’s work, is how she is so creative in using the natural light when it comes to capturing those special moments throughout the day. You were fabulous at helping us remain calm and at ease.

Sarah + Matt

We are so happy we went with Ali as our photographer! Our photos turned out amazing and Ali made Matt and myself feel comfortable! I told her my vision of the day and the photos reflected exactly what I pictured.

Chelsea + Matt

I would highly recommend Ali to any friend of mine. She goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable and has a great eye and ideas for how to make your shoot amazing. We were admittedly a little nervous/shy about being professionally photographed for the first time but she really tries to understand you and gives you ideas on how to feel as comfortable as possible. My favorite part was when she actually climbed a tree to get some incredible shots from above, through the cherry blossoms!

Alexa + Joe