I am a lifestyle wedding photographer in Chicago and Philadelphia capturing love stories of couples, families and more. I believe the love you share becomes your legacy and my goal is to capture those moments. I have been in the wedding industry for over eight years and have loved every moment of this journey. Based in Chicago and moving to Philadelphia in 2024, I love traveling, exploring, and photographing all things pretty!
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE ALISON LEIGH WEDDING EXPERIENCE?
Perfect for your intimate wedding of 75 or less guests joining the celebration, and planning to have your ceremony & reception at the same venue.
Great for couples that have their ceremony and reception at the same venue with no travel involved on your wedding day.
I'm along for the entire ride. If your ceremony is off-site and there is driving time factored into your timeline, this package is ideal for your wedding day.
COLLECTION 1 INCLUDES:
6 Hours Coverage
Printing Rights to Images
COLLECTION 2 INCLUDES:
8 Hours Coverage
Printing Rights to Images
COLLECTION 3 INCLUDES:
10 Hours Coverage
Printing Rights to Images
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
WHAT TO EXPECT
It's time to setup a FaceTime call! I want to hear about your proposal story, wedding vision/inspiration, share more about my photography style, and walk you through my collections to see a package that fits best with your wedding plans.
II. Seal the Deal
After we select the wedding collection that fits your vision, we'll book your date (yay!) with a signed contract and 30% retainer fee and then begin to plan out your engagement session.
III. Engagement Session
I recommend all of my couples have an engagement session with me. It gives us an opportunity to get to know each other and experience my process behind the camera so you know just what to expect on your wedding day. Not to mention, have beautiful engagement photos taken for your save the dates!
You'll have up to 3 outfit changes over a 2 hour session. I'll be here to help aid in the planning and always happy to provide referrals for hair and makeup, location and outfit recommendations. You'll receive 150(ish) high resolution images in an online gallery within two weeks of our session!
After your engagement session, we'll begin to work on your wedding photography timeline. I'll have you fill out a questionnaire and then we'll have a planning meeting to finalize your photography timeline together! This is typically done 1 month prior to your wedding date but I'm always available to connect any time in between to bounce ideas off of or answer any questions at any time!
After our call, I'll connect with your wedding vendors to align on our finalized timeline that will ensure a smooth wedding day and allow you and your fiancé to be fully present and not worry about the behind-the-scenes!
V. Your Wedding Day
YIPEE it's finally here!!! You'll get a sneak peek a week following the wedding and your final online gallery will be ready within 6-8 weeks!
ALL THE QUESTIONS
We are so awkward in front of the camera. How can you help us relax?
I get this all the time. Most of the people I photograph are not sure what to do in front of the camera and I'm here to help set the mood. The people you see smiling and laughing in my photos most likely told us they were camera shy, which is why I like to create dialogue with my couples to help prompt those candid moments. It's my job to get you comfortable and to get you moving and grooving. As long as you embrace the experience, trust me to do my job.
We have no idea what we're doing. will you help us?
Absofreakinglutely! I know planning a wedding is overwhelming and thinking about your session is a lot. Know that I am not a hire-me-and-you-won't-hear-from-me-again-until-the-day-of kind of photographer. I am on the journey with you. I can help brainstorm locations, send vendor referrals, give honest opinions, and share my knowledge with you. I have lots of info and experience to share!
How many images will we get?
Between both photographers shooting, trust me, you get a lot. There's no set number, every wedding and session is different. On average I say about 80-100 images an hour. Let's just put it this way, no one has ever complained to me that they didn't receive enough.
How long will it take to get our photos?
For weddings I typically say 8 weeks but you'll receive a bunch of teasers within a week from your wedding day! For engagement sessions about 2 weeks. Trust me, I work hard on getting them to you asap. Once I'm done with them I'll upload all the photos onto your private gallery first and send you the link so you can view them right away.
How do we get our images?
I upload all your images onto your own personal online gallery where you can download the high resolution and web resolution (perfect for social media) files. You'll also be able to send family and friends the photos for them to view and download.
How do we book you?
I require a 30% nonrefundable retainer with your signed contract to hold the date. The remaining balance is due 1 month before your wedding day.
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