Thanks to a friend's eye, I found out about Alison Conklin well before I was engaged, and came to love her work through her beautiful blog posts. Once my husband and I got engaged, we knew that we wanted photographs that captured our day with a...
uthenticity and an artistic eye, and I emailed A&G, I'm only a little ashamed to admit, a few weeks before my husband even proposed! And because we were able to get in touch early, Alison's husband and second-shooter Geoff was even helpful enough to suggest some venues over email. (We live in Pittsburgh and got married in the Philly area, and were doing a lot of long-distance planning.) Totally above and beyond the call of duty, and a huge help.
We met Alison and Geoff for the first time when they came all the way to Pittsburgh for our engagement pictures, and we had a wonderful afternoon. We wandered through two of our favorite neighborhoods here, and A&G were game for it all. It was a fantastic first opportunity to meet them--and it only solidified for us that we'd made the right choice.
When it came to our wedding: I cannot say enough about how wonderful they were! Both Alison and Geoff covered the day from beginning to end, and took photos that moved me to tears when I saw them (and just days after our wedding, too--Alison was super professional and prompt with all things!). We had not a single issue, and in terms of service, could not have been more impressed with A&G's professionalism. (And, also--they're really, really fun.)
There was a moment in our reception, right after the (great, but also) overwhelming cocktail hour, our first dances, and our dinner, when A&G came up to us and stole us away for some pictures right at sunset. This is one of my favorite memories from our entire wedding--a chance to breathe in some peaceful, quiet spring air with my new husband, just hanging out with our awesome wedding photographers. And the photos they got from this brief moment as the sun was setting are some of my favorite from the day.
I would recommend Alison Conklin Photography to any couple looking for a photographer (not just wedding, either--I love her family portraits!). I think she's a mind-reader. Having been a fan of her blog for years, I swear that she has an uncanny ability to sense the style and personality of her brides and grooms and match her photos to their exuberance or their peacefulness, their wild wedding receptions or city-hall elopements. As a bride who cared more about selecting this particular vendor than nearly any other in the entire process, I could not have been more thrilled with every aspect of this relationship!