Alison Ford was an integral part of our special day on May 26th, 2019 in Dayton, Ohio. Before my husband Michael and I got engaged, I started looking at wedding photographers as I knew that was thee most important decision of the day for me. I ...
LOVE photos and have a certain way I like to capture them to tell a story. Alison was always my top choice but never thought she would be within reach for our budget. What a blessing it was that Alison was an amazing value for her incredible talents and that by God’s grace she had a cancellation for our date.
Our wedding ceremony was a traditional Greek Orthodox service which includes many symbolic and sacred elements to it. Although Alison had never attended a Greek Orthodox wedding before, she watched several Greek wedding videos online beforehand and made sure to capture each element of the service beautifully. Many involved in the wedding commented on how unnoticeable Alison was, blending in while capturing joyous candid moments. The best compliment came after our sneak peak when a friend mentioned that Alison's photos "reminded her of my own photos," Alison truly understood my style and vision.
Alison took the intricate detail shots, captured various unposed moments, had creative ideas, and remembered all the important elements we had discussed. We incorporated many meaningful elements into our wedding such as my flowers being a whisk (I like to bake), baseball centerpieces (my husband is a huge Cincinnati Reds fan), having yard games and a live Greek band...Alison remembered it all and the photos of these elements mean the world to us as we reminisce about the special day. Being a long distance bride (I was living in Wichita, Kansas at the time), Alison was flexible with our two meeting dates and fabulous at communicating virtually in-between. Our images were edited beautifully with a terrific balance of black and whites thrown in. Alison sent us fun sneak peaks after the wedding and got us the whole gallery in a timely manner.
On our wedding day, Alison was a calming factor for us all. Alison helped make sure we kept moving and had time for all the photos that were important to us. Alison has such a kind heart, keen eye for details, and a creative flair in her images. My mom, brother, and dad have each individually told me that they are so happy I choose Alison as our photographer. Alison was so wonderful with family members' desire to snap so many of their own photos which really meant a lot to them.
Alison is a treasured soul whom we feel so blessed to have gotten to know and work with. Every time we share our photos with others the overwhelming response is how incredibly stunning the images are. We are so appreciative to Alison for capturing the joy, happiness, beauty, love, fun, hope, laughter, and friendship that we had been praying the day would be filled with. Words cannot express our genuine gratitude to Alison Ford for creating beautiful memories that we will cherish always. Opa, Alison's first Greek Orthodox Wedding and she nailed it! #whiskedmeaway