Congrats on your engagement! I’m sure your mind's racing with all that needs to be planned. It’s all very exciting, but it can also be somewhat overwhelming. You’re planning the day that you’ve been anticipating your whole life, and you only get one shot at it! That's exactly why my goal as a wedding photographer's to make this one aspect of the planning process simple!

Your wedding day should be an experience from beginning to end. Photography's more than just images. It’s a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience.

So, shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? My goal's to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s also to create an experience that they will never forget!

Photography's more than just images. It's a            part of your Wedding day.

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You like to know what to expect and live with intention, but can also lets go and have some fun.

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You know your wedding day will only last a few hours, but your photos will last forever.

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You get giddy about light and airy portraits and First Looks.

Have never met a stranger. 

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Write with “!” followed by an appropriate amount of “.” To make sure the reader knows you aren’t crazy. 

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Know Hobby Lobby’s rotating sales by heart and just may shiplap your entire home. 

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You’re a Southern girl with a touch of class. 

Want to capture the full story of your Wedding Day. 

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You spend your downtime in sunshine and fresh air. 

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Your Instagram is your personal yearbook. 

You're an AR Bride if You...

-Betsy, venue owner of kensington cove farm

"Alyssa’s work is INCREDIBLE!!! We highly recommend her as a photographer! She is kind, professional, trustworthy, and talented with an amazing eye to capture the PERFECT pictures!!!"

Love Notes

-Jessica & Chad

"I've always imagined having those fairytale wedding photos and she definitely delivered! Not to mention, she and her husband brought a sense of calm to the big day that really helped keep the rest of us in a great head space!"

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- Jeanette & Michael

"...We left the session with such joy...Alyssa made sure all the details were perfect...If you are looking for an experience that will make your soul smile big every time you remember it, don’t look any further... You have found the best photographer in town!"

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- Stacey & Robbie

"We've had professional pictures done before, but our experience with Alyssa was by far above and beyond our other experiences...from beginning to end, she provided a fantastic experience with a top-notch product."

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- Kayla & Travis

"Alyssa makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she feels like a great friend even though you just met! She got our photos to us so quickly and we absolutely love them!"

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- Jessica & Jonathon

"Made us feel so comfortable and natural in front of the camera...working with them was such a blast. Being in front of a camera always feels awkward to me, but they made it feel like we were just hanging out with some friends. They're awesome!"

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- Katelyn & Kyle

"I always tell people I love having pictures, but hate having my picture taken. Alyssa made our session quick and painless...provided us with many gorgeous photos...Not to mention, she got them back to us super quickly! She was very professional from beginning to end..."

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- Tonya & Sean

"Alyssa is super sweet and makes getting pictures taken a fun, enjoyable experience. She’s easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable throughout session. She took some amazing photos that I will cherish forever!"

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- Danielle & Brad

"...True professionals from start to finish. Quick correspondence, creative ideas for photoshoots, styling advice, exceptional quality photos, and not to mention, they made my husband and I very comfortable. We love our photos and loved our experience...They will not disappoint!"

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- Julie & Austin

"Enjoyable and stress-free! My husband and I felt extremely comfortable...She gave us specific direction to make our pictures look natural and candid...We love our entire gallery!"

Love Notes

from the AR Family

 - Engagement Session Prep
 - How to Prepare your Groom
 - Engagement Outfit Inspiration
 - Timing Tips
 - Sample Wedding Day Timeline
 - Day-of Checklist
 - Family Formal Sample Portrait List
 - Wedding Advice for Different Seasons
​ - Reception Planning Tips
 - ​The First Look Explained and Benefits
 - ​The Daddy/Daughter First Look
​ - Rainy Wedding Day Prep
​ - The “Controlled” Exit Explained
 - ​How to Use Your Online Gallery
 - and more!

The Wedding
Experience Guide

The Wedding
Experience Guide

exclusively for AR couples

I've got to have this. Let's talk!

Wedding photography's an investment. You shouldn't have to be your own expert on how to maximize your wedding day photography coverage! That's why I've created this 40+ page guide for all my couples. The goal of this guide’s to help couples plan their wedding day in a way that’ll allow me to provide them with the BEST experience possible.

Topics include:

The AR Wedding Experience Guide

60-min Engagement Session

Outfit Consultation for your Engagement Session

Consultation, if preferred

Second Photographer (Meet him here!)

8 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage

Time to edit the final gallery of images

Online Viewing Gallery

Exclusive access to AR Family Facebook Group

Add ons:
-More coverage time
-Legacy Wedding Album
-Additional portrait session

Wedding

The Wedding Experience

Experience

Starts at $2,500

receive full pricing and availability

Investment

I don’t believe that wedding photography is one-size-fits-all! AR Couples are unique, because I serve a specific type of bride who recognizes that if she wants authentic, radiant portraits of herself & her new groom, then she needs more than just pretty pictures. She needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I'm the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you online, or in person, I’ll determine if we’re a match made in heaven and then we’ll move on to the booking process!

It's not a one-size-fits-all industry!

Let's get to know each other

Securing the details

Yay!!! You were made to be a AR Couple! Now let’s make sure your date's safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality! I'll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re an official AR Bride & Groom, it’s time to get started!!

 Lets make this dream a reality!

It's officially Official!

Let the fun begin! After you book, you'll receive your Wedding Experience Guide that's packed full of information to help maximize your wedding day photography coverage. We’ll also schedule your engagement session. And don’t worry, I’ll teach you EVERYTHING! I thrive at helping my couples get comfortable and feel like themselves. After the first 20 minutes of your session, you'll be pros. GUARANTEED. Even if you think you’re not photogenic, or if your fiancé “hates having pictures taken," you'll be killing it. That’s all the time we need to get rid of nerves and start capturing the joy of this new season of your life together! After your engagement session, you’ll be featured on the blog and will also be sent your online gallery of images to download and share however you wish.

Wedding experience guide & engagement session

Timeline building

Once we’re eight weeks out from your Big Day, I’ll start making sure that I'm completely prepared and ready for your wedding! I love creating custom timelines for couples to ensure that you don’t miss out on your dream wedding photos---you know, all of those dreamy portraits, fun friend shots, and detail images that look like they are straight out of a magazine??? I work with AR Couples to plan their Day so that they can actually have images like that of their OWN! I love helping create the perfect timeline for a photography-friendly wedding day!

IT'S ALL ABOUT MAXIMIZING YOUR COVERAGE!

Wedding day

I believe in telling the full story of my couples' wedding day, so I never shoot less than eight hours. This day's going to be a blur to you, so I make it a priority to capture the traditional shots that every bride needs, while also capturing the moments in between in a creative and unique way. One of my favorite parts of the wedding day's portrait time with the newlyweds and getting to meet the couple’s families and best friends! After the wedding day, you’ll be featured on the AR Blog within a week of your wedding! I like to share weddings while everyone's still on cloud nine from the big day instead of keeping couples waiting!

It’s here! It’s time to celebrate, relax, and let me and my second shooter get to work! 

gallery & Album Design

After your wedding day's over, you'll receive an online gallery full of all of your wedding memories! I encourage couples to sit down with their favorite speciality drink the night that their gallery goes live. Soon after your gallery's delivered, you'll receive your album design (if you ordered an album!) and you can begin the customization process!

Grab your favorite drink and relive your wedding day!

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The Process

the process

Meet my Second Shooter

My Second Shooter

Jimmy, my hunky husband!

Jimmy

While we were dating, Jimmy & I bonded over photography. In fact, our first date was exploring the Great Smoky Mountains with our cameras! Over the last several years, I've been training Jimmy how to be a solid second shooter, and he's rocked it! I couldn't do it without him.

Jimmy's invaluable. Because he's there, we get a variety of angles, like capturing both the bride AND groom's reaction as the bride comes down the aisle. Together, we maximize coverage time since I can't be in two places at once, like capturing cocktail hour AND Just Married Portraits at the same time. Grooms and groomsmen feel more comfortable having a guy around. Jimmy's also yours AND my insurance policy on your wedding day should anything unexpected happen (God forbid!).

Basically, I can serve you better having my hunky husband on my team. Your wedding experience wouldn't be the same without him! I can't wait for you to meet him.

I'm that person---the one who has a ton of photo books. Having digital images is wonderful, but having a printed keepsake that tells a visual story of our life's priceless! If you haven’t already invested in a Legacy Album of your own, you can order one that I'll custom design for you. I’m not a photography business that pushes product sales at all. However, these albums are important not just for you to have, but make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones. Options will be presented to you at the time of booking, but you can order at any time.

*Please keep in mind that Christmas gift orders must be placed by October 1st.

Size Options

Albums

4x4, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

Legacy Albums

Legacy

I'm more than willing to travel for engagement sessions! I actually love it when couples ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! 40 miles of travel are included.

I love delivering my client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You'll have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want! I also give you all the images I possible can. I believe doing these things because that's what I would want if I were in your shoes!

It's often asked if 8 hours is enough time to capture the full wedding story. The answer is: yes! My main goal right now is securing and saving your date. You can always add additional coverage as we get closer to the big day and we have a good idea of your timeline. 

I love being both interactive and discreet throughout the wedding day. There will be parts of the wedding day when I'll need to be in control in order to accomplish everything that needs to be done while staying on schedule. There'll also be moments when you shouldn’t even know that I’m there. (The ceremony, during dances and toasts, etc.) I teach couples how to pose, model, and interact during their engagement session so they are naturals on the wedding day and don’t need quite as much instruction from me! Most couples need some direction, but then I create a fun, playful environment to capture candids that are full of joy!

Once I have answered any questions you may have, and you have decided that my Wedding Experience is exactly what you’re looking for on your wedding day, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package, and when you’re ready, you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online.

You'll receive a sneak peek within 48 hours of your wedding and will be featured on my blog in the week following the wedding with my favorites from your day. These usually end up being my couples' favorites too! You'll receive your full gallery within two months of your wedding day.

Yes! In fact, you can buy a variety of sizes of prints, canvases, cards, etc. through your online gallery! You also have the option to include a Legacy Album at a significantly discounted rate at the time of booking. You can still purchase it later at the normal cost. Many couples will also purchase 4x4 parent albums for Christmas gifts!

Yes! I include engagement sessions in The Wedding Experience because I truly believe that they are a VITAL part of the entire process. During your engagement session, you’ll have the chance to get to know me, experience how I shoot and how I handle posing and lighting. This session will make a HUGE impact on how the wedding day flows. I’ll arrive on your wedding day already knowing how you two interact, what your best poses are and how to photograph you in a genuine way! What I’ll learn about you during your engagement session is invaluable! You’ll feel like such a pro on your big day because of the great practice you had during your engagement session, and that’s how it should be!

You aren’t required to do a First Look by any means! I don’t want to push anything on anyone. However, I’ve seen the benefits of a First Look. So, I only share this because I want the BEST for my couples! It’s totally ok if couples choose not to share a first look! It’s just my preference to do one for many reasons, such as 40% more portraits, you can enjoy the surprise freely, extend you day by three hours, it's your only alone time, and it diminishes nerves! I wrote a whole post about it!

You've met your match. I'm quite awkward in front of the camera myself (funny, right?!). I have a system to posing that'll make it painless. It's your job to have fun. It's my job to do the work of posing and making your images full of joy! So, here's to all the fun ahead!

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"I want a marriage more beautiful than my wedding. But to set the standard, the wedding should be pretty dang gorgeous!” -Unknown

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