Alyson is magical! I would recommend her to everyone! What drew me to her company when I was looking for a photographer for my wedding was the diversity of people she's photographed and her poetic eye--she clearly was looking at her subjects in creative ways and putting them in creative settings. I was lucky when Alyson was available for our date since we only had two months to plan our small wedding. Our initial phone conversation helped me think even beyond the photos--Alyson has so much wedding experience (all different shapes and sizes and flavours) . . .
Alyson was great from start to finish. She's super kind, low-key and approachable, and made us feel comfortable from the first meeting. I'm amazed by the photos she captured during our wedding day - I don't know how she manages to grab the split-second of expression and emotion on faces, but it is magic what she did. So many special moments are perfectly represented in her photos for what they truly were and what we felt in those moments. And she's like a photography ninja . . .
If you are looking for the absolute best wedding photographer, look no further! Alyson is truly amazing. From our first meeting with her through her follow up emails and call making sure we were completely satisfied with our wedding albums, Alyson was everything we could have possibly asked for. We are from out of town, and Alyson was very flexible and accommodating to our schedules. She was extremely organized and made sure we covered all of the photo combinations that we wanted . . .
Alyson did such an amazing job with our wedding photography! Our pictures are amazing and it really captured the day for us. One thing that we really appreciated was that while she got amazing shots (both up close and from farther away), she was never intrusive and we hardly noticed her taking photos. We had a traditional Jewish wedding with many different parts, and we had a long list of different moments we wanted her to capture - she captured each moment beautifully! . . .
My main criteria for a wedding photographer was to find someone who could work beyond the posed photos, and capture the candid moments that truly make a wedding day special. I was referred to Alyson by the designer doing our invitations, and was impressed by her portfolio on her website, so we set up a meeting. From the beginning, Alyson was communicative, collaborative, professional, and fun. She asked questions and made suggestions to help understand and solidify my vision for the photos, combining my ideas with her expertise. . .
You need to hire Alyson Levy! I couldn’t be happier with my experience with her as my engagement shoot and wedding photographer. She is talented, professional, and so easy to get along with . . . Alyson was truly exceptional the day of the wedding. She fit right in and hung out with me and my girlfriends while we were getting ready. Since we were having so much fun I actually had no idea she was taking pictures that whole time. Those candid getting ready pictures are some of my favorites. During family photos, which I hear can be quite chaotic, Alyson did an excellent job directing everyone and the whole deal went really smoothly. . .
Nothing short of a phenomenal experience with Alyson Levy Photography. Our destination civil ceremony in NYC was too distant to scout out locations for our photo shoot in person. No issue though - Alyson put together a collection of photo inspiration ideas, consulted with us for our preferences, and contacted locals for their input as well. Lots of communication for weeks and months ahead of time, which was something we really appreciated. By the time we arrived in the city, we had a plan and a schedule to follow that was both rigid enough to keep us on track but flexible enough to include sunset and landmark photos that we'd try for if we had extra time, energy, or the perfect conditions. On the wedding day itself, Alyson arrived bright and early and stuck with us through a long but very fun day. . .
We couldn't be happier with how the photos turned out! Throughout the whole wedding process, Alyson was friendly, responsive, helpful, thoughtful, and artistic. Unprompted, she drove down to our venue (30 miles outside Portland) before the wedding to scope it out. Before the wedding she worked with us to come up with a list of portraits and other photographs that were particularly important to us. Alyson guided us through the process and made us feel comfortable every step of the way. We thought that Alyson was an incredible value: we looked at several photographers that were more expensive than her and we thought her work was better. . .