About this Vendor
Capturing elegant weddings and stunning couples
On my way home from every wedding, I always have a similar feeling of excitement and joy for my couples. A wedding is a journey that should be enjoyed. I feel so fortunate my couples trust me to be such an important part of their wedding story. Through candid moments, details, stunning portraits, and everything in between, your wedding will be a true reflection of who you are and your love for each other, and everyone around you. I get to know you, your interests, style, and often feel like we have been friends forever. I'm a team player and enjoy working with other vendors to make your wedding truly spectacular. I would love for you to reach out to me so we can chat more about your wedding day.
Artistic, Classic, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing
BEAUTIFUL & ElegantReviewed on 7/05/2013 Danielle P
Allison is amazing at her job. She certainly has a talent and an eye for capturing the best photos possible. We were on a tight schedule since we had to be out of the Church by a certain time and we had MANY pictures that we wanted to take with our families. Allison did such an amazing job at organizing everyone and making it run unbelievably smooth. WE got all the shots we wanted and were out with over 10 minutes to spare. She is great on directing everyone to get the shot she knows will work best. Her turn around on the pictures is so much faster than other photographers that I have heard about. She even sends you a few shots within 24 hours on Facebook.
Amazing PhotographerReviewed on 5/24/2013 Kelly M
Allison was the most amazing photographer for our special day! She met with us multiple times prior to our wedding to lay out our plans. She was professional and answered all my dad's annoying questions. Allison was always available when I had additional questions and the day of everything went flawlessly! Her assistant did great with the boys ahead of time and she made it so much fun! We've seen some preview shots and i cannot wait to see the rest! The quality and love she puts into her work is clearly visable. Thank you Allison for making our day memorable!!!
Awesome PhotographerReviewed on 2/22/2013 Brisette M
I had a wonderful experience with Allison Maginn Photography. We hired her for our wedding and engagement shoot. Allison is very friendly and easy to work with. She is very organized and made sure everything went smoothly. She is also very detailed and responds very quickly to emails, which I really appreciated. Our pictures turned out AMAZING and so did our Album! Her prices are also very reasonable especially for the quality of photos and service she provides. I would highly recommend Allison Maginn Photography to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. My Husband and I we very happy with her and all our wedding photos! A++++
Allison is the best wedding photographer!Reviewed on 12/10/2014 Amy T
Full disclosure...I have known Allison since the 8th grade, however, I would not have hired Allison if I didn't think she was a fantastic wedding photographer. I had been a bridesmaid in one of the wedding's Allison shot a year before my own so I was able to see first hand how detail oriented and seamlessly she worked. When it came to choosing a photographer, Allison was a no-brainer because I knew she took amazing photos and, above all else, I knew I could trust her in capturing the biggest day of my life. From the beginning, through planning engagement photos, to the wedding and even creating an album, Allison was a dream to work with. She really listened to the vibe we were going for and made a lot of suggestions that I never would have thought about. She constantly reiterated that these were our pictures and she wanted them to be exactly what we wanted. Before our wedding day, Allison and I had an extensive conversation about the types of pictures we wanted, the various family members we wanted in pictures and the types of candid pictures I wanted of my husband and his 3 brothers throughout the day. On the day of our wedding Allison was a bride's dream! She effortlessly fit into the background so you didn't feel like you constantly had a camera in your face. When it came to family pictures, she took charge and made sure everyone was in their spots and that everyone looked good, no awkward spaces or poses! As a bride who just wanted to enjoy the day, it was SO nice having Allison take charge of organizing the wedding party and family members to make sure we stuck to the timeline and got all of the pictures we had previously discussed. I really didn't have to worry about anything. My parents had secretly planned for the USC Marching Band to show up at our cocktail hour. Allison was the only other person, besides my parents, who knew and needless to say my husband and I were very surprised. She was able to capture the entire sequence of the surprise without missing a beat and they are some of my favorite pictures. The day after our wedding we left for our honeymoon in Europe and when we landed I had received a "sneak peek" collage of pictures from Allison. It was SO nice to be able to see some of the first pictures of our day so soon after. A few days after that (maybe 4 days after our actual wedding) we received a slideshow of pictures and every time I look at it I cry! Again, not having to wait weeks, or even months, for a taste of your wedding pictures is such a treat! We received the entire album of our pictures (all 1200 of them) roughly a month after our wedding. We were beyond thrilled with how they turned out and there isn't 1 picture I wish we had taken but didn't. Allison had thought of it all and captured everything so beautifully. Downloading and printing pictures has been a breeze and even selecting pictures for our album was a lot less painful than I imagined. Allison really does make the process as easy and as fun as possible. I can't recommend Allison highly enough. If you are looking for an amazing wedding photographer that you can trust and make your wedding day as easy and seamless as possible, you need to book Allison. As I said earlier, even if Allison wasn't a friend, I still would have hired her in a heartbeat. Her work speaks for itself and she really is such a pleasure to deal with during, what can be, such a stressful time.
Captured our perfect day perfectly!Reviewed on 10/30/2014 Meggan T
Our wedding photos look amazing and Allie did an incredible job telling the story of our perfect day with her photography. She was a delight to work with and made sure we got all of the specific photos we wanted of family and friends a midst all the craziness of that busy day. Everyone in our family loves our photos from the wedding. We have highly recommended her to all our friends and family.
Capturing our perfect dayReviewed on 10/29/2014
Allison and I have been friends since we were 12 years old. It was incredible to have one of my oldest friends help document our wedding. What struck me about her pictures most was her ability to capture emotion. Getting to look through the images, I truly feel like I am getting the opportunity to relive the best day of my life. Allison is incredibly talented and a great addition to our wedding. With all of her wedding experience, she was able to guide us and help us stay completely relaxed the whole time. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone who is looking for a talented, professional, and super fun photographer!
Fabulous Photographer / Stunning Photos!Reviewed on 10/29/2014 Kathryn Y
Allison's photos of our wedding are stunning! We have received numerous compliments on our photos and several people even said the images brought tears to their eyes. So needless to say we could not be happier in our decision to hire Allison to capture our big day. She was professional, enthusiastic and made us feel completely comfortable. I know my family and wedding party adored Allison. I would recommend Allison to all my family and friends.
Photo PerfectReviewed on 10/28/2014 Peggy K
I had the opportunity & pleasure to work with Allison Maginn Photography on a VERY important and special wedding at The Tradition Gold Golf in La Quinta. This was our first wedding together and from the moment we met we were on the same page. Allison is sensitive to time, knowledgeable, attentive, creative and most of all organized which one needs to be to get the client's full shot list. Allison's portrait shots capture emotion as well as detail. Speaking of details, from tables, to florals, food faire and wedding cake plus dancing the night away, she got it all. I am looking forward to working with Allison again on May 2, 2015 as we are back together at The Tradition Gold Club to once again celebrate love. Allison Maginn Photography is truly...Timeless!
Highest quality wedding photographerReviewed on 10/27/2014 Kelley M
Allison was a pleasure to work with throughout our wedding process. She was easy to talk to and very responsive while we were planning, friendly and professional on our wedding day, quick to edit and deliver photos post wedding, and the final product was everything we hoped it would be. She's got a great eye and was able to capture stunning shots of our venue and ceremony as well as the candid shots of our reception that were so important to us. She gets our highest endorsement.
Amazing photographer!Reviewed on 10/26/2014 suzy k
Allison is an absolutely amazing, she took out engagements photos and provided us with the most beautiful pictures. She is very professional, made us feel so comfortable and created such beautiful, natural, stunning images. She has a great talent for finding beautiful light as well as capturing the natural beauty of her subjects and the surroundings. I couldn't have asked for a better experience and for better photos. I highly recommend her!!
Amazing!Reviewed on 10/22/2014
Allison is one of the best wedding photographers I know! Over the last ten years I have been to and in A LOT of weddings. Comparing the photos of all those wedding, Allison's work is hands down the best. As a guest at the wedding she shot, I didn't even notice her there. And yet, when I saw the photos later there were great photos of everything that occurred, even ones of me I have no idea she had taken. Her subjects always look flawless. She is organized and on her game, but calm and collected, and puts everyone at ease. She knows how to position and make everything just right to ensure everyone looks their best, but without make it seem posed or awkward. If I ever get married, Allison's my photographer for sure!
Artist/Wedding photographerReviewed on 10/21/2014
When it comes to wedding photographers It turns out there is something beyond Perfect. That's Allison Maginn !! She is a cross between Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz with her own very special take on a very special day. Her color and black and white composition was amazing. Everyone that has seen the photos, instantly said this looks like a magazine shoot. I will stop there. We could not be more happy with the wedding day photos.
Beautiful PhotosReviewed on 10/21/2014
I really don't have enough good things to say about Allison and her photos. I was already able to see some of the beautiful pictures from the wedding and they are beyond incredible. She blended in so well with the ceremony/reception and definitely has an eye for capturing all the small little details and amazing moments. I will definitely use her for future events and would recommend her to anyone looking for an amazing photographer!
a REAL pro!Reviewed on 10/16/2014
Allison was the quintessential professional! She made everyone feel very comfortable while capturing the moment...and with hustle!
Professional and PersonableReviewed on 10/16/2014
Allison photographed a wedding I attended for Kipp & Mike. Kipp had always admired Allison's work, but originally, the dates did not work out. Kipp & Mike hired a different photographer and after their engagement session, they were unhappy with the photos. By good fortune, dates ended up changing, and Allison was free on the new date. Without an engagement session, they trusted in Allison's work and they were not let down. The images that Allison captured on their wedding day were beautiful, captured Kipp & Mike's spirit, and most importantly, the couple couldn't have been happier! On the big day, Allison was professional, timely, and super personable. She get the job done with a smile on her face. Kipp & Mike, Kipp's family, and wedding guests talked about Allison for months after the wedding. She's not there just to do her job; she's 100% there as support for the couple as well. Highly recommend Allison Photography!
Great photographerReviewed on 10/15/2014 kim b
Allison Maginn shot a wedding that I recently attended. The wedding was for 2 of my closest friends, and I know they couldn't have been happier. I was over at their place a few days after the wedding, and Allison had already sent over some shots from the big day as well as a slide show- the images were absolutely beautiful! I spoke to Allison for a few minutes during the event, and I found her to be extremely nice and very professional. I know that the next time I have an event I will definitely use her!
Love her!Reviewed on 12/24/2013 Sonya V
Allison was fantastic! She has a calm attitude and was always in the background but still gets all the important shots. Our pictures are amazing and she surprised us with the beautiful presentation of the CD. I've never seen such a nice case for a CD, she must have made it! It is wrapped with our pictures from the day. We got more than we expected with her.
A joy to work withReviewed on 10/12/2013 Liz F
Allison did both our engagement and wedding photos and the whole experience was amazing. Allison was accommodating to our busy schedules, always on time, professional and she helped us to relax in front of the camera so all of the photos looked genuine and natural. We have had numerous people compliment our photos and we could not be happier with them. If you are looking for a photographer who is both amazingly talented and fun to work with, Allison is THE photographer for you, hands down.
Review for a perfect photographer :)Reviewed on 10/06/2013 Stephanie S
We were referred to Allison through a mutual friend who spoke highly of her as a person and as a photographer. We contacted her and Allison got back to us within minutes with a price quote and to schedule a time to meet. Once we met her, my husband and I knew instantly that we wanted her to be our photographer. She is enthusiastic about her work and genuinely interested in your wedding plans. She was great at listening to our ideas and providing feedback. Before all the wedding festivities, I did a boudoir photo shoot with Allison and she made me feel beautiful and comfortable. For our engagement photos, we decided to ride bikes on the beach and Allison even jumped on a beach cruiser to participate in the fun. When those photos turned out awesome, we knew we were in good hands. In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Allison communicated with us frequently about times, a shot list, what type of second shooter we wanted... so many details that never crossed my mind. Two weeks before the wedding she even met me at the venue (in 100 degree weather) to walk the venue and pick photo spots. When the big day finally arrived, we met Allison at the venue and she had already got all the detail shots done and she was ready for us. She was very friendly to my bridesmaids and family and they all loved her. She had cute ideas for bridesmaid photos and really captured the fun we were having. During the ceremony, I didn't even know that Allison and her second shooter were taking pics. They were unobtrusive and this continued throughout the wedding. They got great candid photos on the dance floor but it didn't feel like we had a camera in our face all night. Our guests reported feeling the same way and have raved about how great our wedding photos are. At the end of the night, Allison got a fantastic photo of my husband and me leaving through a tunnel of sparklers- a moment that can't be re-created and you only get 1 shot to get it right and she did! There is not a single thing wrong or off about the photo. It captures every emotion we were feeling and we look great too! We spend a lot of time and money on our wedding and only have our photos and memories now. We are so glad that we hired Allison to capture the day and events leading up to our wedding because she is not only talented but she is a great person too! She was the perfect photographer for us!
completely satisfied clientReviewed on 10/06/2013 maureen s
I can't begin to express our good fortune in hiring Allison Maginn Photography for my son's wedding. Allison and her staff were well prepared, flexible with circumstances, encouraging with timeline constraints, extremely creative, and at all times very professional . She captured wonderful moments throughout the day, and we are more than pleased with the results.
Amazing AllisonReviewed on 10/05/2013
I have been a guest at four weddings that Allison has photographed. I am impressed with her presence in the room...how she blends in with the guests and has a real joy of what she is doing. Allison is very professsional, friendly and organized...no sense of stress at all! The next day or two after the wedding she posts Allison posts sneak peaks, which is so much fun to see. The shots are so magnificent! Her creativity takes my breath away! A big thumbs up for Alllison Maginn Photography. She is such a delight!
Love and happiness captured perfectly!Reviewed on 10/05/2013 bridget l
Allison from day one put me at ease. When you are planning a wedding I feel you hire vendors and have to trust them. Some vendors you cross your fingers with and hope for the best. Allison gave me all the confidence in the world. My wedding is only going to happen once and I wanted the pictures to be perfect and that they were. My groom hates pictures and Allison made it painless. She was fast, organized, and patient. By the time the honeymoon was over Allison had 100!!!! Pictures for us to view and within a month we had 900 edited photos that were perfect. I would recommend and do recommend Allison to all the brides out there. I wish her all the best and am so grateful to her for capturing the love and excitement of my wedding! Thank you Allison!
Clearly the bestReviewed on 10/05/2013
Allison's work is gorgeous! She is creative and very professional. I am a long time friend of hers and have seen her work dozens of weddings and she is nothing less than amazing. Her eye for what will make a beautiful shot is spot on. I am always awe struck by her photography!
mother of the brideReviewed on 10/04/2013 kathy a
Allison was amazing getting the large groups together and taking wonderful photos! She really taught the moments and we were so happy with all of the photos! She is very talented.
Amazing Photographer- amazing personality + photos!Reviewed on 10/04/2013 shandee f
One of the best things that we did was hiring Allison Maginn to be the photographer for our wedding. We cannot praise her work enough and an added bonus was that she is a delight to be around! She is extremely professional and quick to respond in all communications. She also frequently checked in on us and made sure to have thorough conversations with me on what photos we wanted to be sure to capture. Her work is just beautiful, she has an eye for catching special moments. I also love that she appraoched photos from different angles so that you have different view points and everything doesn't all look the same. She makes sure to capture all of the important photos of the people but also the scenery and decor. All of my wedding party and family members have commented on how much they enjoyed her demeanor and approach at the wedding. Thanks to Allison we have beautiful photos to remember our special day!
Meet The Owner
My passion for photography started when I was a teenager and I studied photography at USC. I started photographing weddings in 2008 and haven't looked back. I love the emotion and excitement in creating stunning images of your wedding. I photograph up to 20 weddings per year, so I can give each of my clients the attention they deserve. I also do all of the editing, client communication, and album designs myself so you know you what to expect when you hire me. Outside of weddings, I love going on adventures with my family- my husband and I have a two year old son and two dog