the experience

I've been told that I have a very calming presence (not to toot my own horn, but toot toot) and fun fact, I was a counselor before I became a full time photographer. Because of that background, I think it is so important that we connect with each other first in order to work well together on your day. I'll work tirelessly to ensure that you feel at ease throughout your wedding day and engagement portrait session. I'm not here to just run around with a camera in your face all day. I'm here to really learn who you and your partner are and to tell the story of the start of your lives together.

My goal is to make things as easy and stress-free for you as possible and the way I do that is by doing a lot of prep work prior to your wedding. Your wedding day is one of the biggest, most important days of your life and I know how exciting, but also stressful that can feel. I want to be there to not only capture all of the in-between moments for you, but to also make sure that you feel comfortable and at ease throughout the entire time we're together. 

COUPLES STARTING AT $600
WEDDINGS STARTING AT $2,400
elopements STARTING AT $900

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$600
The couples session includes:

1.5 to 2 hrs of shooting at a location of your choice 

 80+ digital images

can be used for maternity, engagement or just a celebration of your love

all in

$3.200

This collection includes:

 up to 8 hrs of coverage

second shooter

engagement session

$2,400

This collection includes:

up to 6 hrs of coverage

elopements

in between

the mini

All wedding and elopement collections include pre-wedding consultations, custom timeline creation, complimentary album design, high resolution images, a private online gallery, personal print release and sneak peeks within 48 hours

$4,800

This collection includes:

full day coverage up to 12 hrs
 
second shooter

engagement session

weddings

couples

starting at $900
Elopements include:

2 hrs of shooting: this typically covers the ceremony, newlywed portraits and immediate family portraits

1 hr of complimentary travel

for intimate ceremonies of up to 15 people


questions

Frequently asked

HOW MANY IMAGES WILL I RECEIVE?

You'll receive all of the useable images from our time together! That means pretty much any photo that doesn't include people blinking, isn't exposed correctly, etc. This typically ends up being about 75 to 100 photos per hour.

what is the booking process?

After I receive your inquiry, I'll send over a ton of information for you and then we can set up a time to meet to make sure that we're a great fit! Once you let me know that you would like to move forward, you'll receive a proposal from me that includes the contract and payment plan. All that's required to reserve your date is a signed contract and paid deposit! After that, we are official!

WHAT ARE YOUR TRAVEL FEES?

There are no travel fees for locations within one hour of me in Hillsdale, NJ (07642). Locations beyond 1 hour are billed at $50 per hour and travel to NYC, the outer boroughs and Philadelphia are subject to a $75 travel fee.

WHen will i receive my photos?

For all sessions, you'll receive your gallery within 2-4 weeks from your session date. For weddings, your gallery will be ready 6-8 weeks from your date. I also always send over sneak peeks within 36 hours from your wedding or session date!

why do i need an engagement session?

I get this question a lot, most often because many people take photos right after they've gotten engaged. The biggest reason that I am such a believer in engagement sessions is that they give us the opportunity to meet each other prior to your wedding day! It's like a trial run where you get to feel what it's like in front of the camera without it being the stress of your wedding day.

WHAT IF MY WEDDING DATE CHANGES?

I actually had to go through this myself! My husband and I had to postpone our June 2020 wedding because of Covid and I know how difficult it is. Because of this, I try to be as accommodating to couples as I possibly can be! If you need to reschedule due to Covid, your deposit and any money paid will be transferred to your new date (just please reach out to me before picking your new date with your venue)! 

WILL YOU HELP ME FIND VENDORS?

Absolutely! I have a ton of recommended vendors in my wedding welcome guide that I'll send over to you once we have you all booked!

What is the payment schedule?

Wedding payments are split into 3 equal payments - the first one is due at the time of booking, the second is due midway between when you booked and your wedding date and the last one is due two weeks before your wedding date. For sessions, a $100 deposit is required to hold your date and the remainder of your session fee is due one day after your session. 

WHAT IS A SECOND SHOOTER?

A second shooter is another photographer that I will bring along with me to help capture the day from different angles. A second shooter is particularly helpful if you and your partner are getting ready in separate locations or if you're having a larger wedding. I only include photographers who shoot in a similar style to me and everything will still be edited in my signature Alaina Elizabeth style!

HOW FAR WILL YOU TRAVEL?

I will literally travel anywhere! I absolutely love traveling and I get SO excited to shoot in a new location. I always include complimentary travel for locations that are within 1 hr from me in Hillsdale, NJ (07642). Beyond that, travel fees are $50 an hour and $75 for NYC, the outer boroughs and Philadelphia. If your wedding is 2 hours or more away, let's chat about your specific needs!

adventures

memories

laughter

You can expect

Lauren + Chasen

missing too much of our event. She was professional and creative and ultimately captured the feeling we were looking for on our day! Cannot recommend her enough! So happy to work with her again very soon!

Working with Alaina for our wedding day was truly a highlight! She helped ease our nerves by creating a timeline that balanced taking all of the photos we wanted without

"I couldn't recommend her enough."

Allison + Ryan

Alaina's upbeat personality immediately alleviated our stress and she provided us with simple cues to take beautiful pictures in natural poses. We are completely thrilled with how the photos came out and it was amazing to work with her! We had a a great experience and would definitely work with her again. Thank you Alaina!! We will cherish these photos.

My fiancé and I took engagement photos with her and we were a little nervous that we would look awkward or just not know what to do/how to pose.

"Alaina was seriously amazing."

Sarah + Tom

Fast forward to our wedding...as soon as she arrived, I felt like things were going to go as planned. She reminded us that we were the stars of the day. She had us dancing and laughing before the DJ even arrived. And the pictures...well, they were just stunning!!! Alaina is honestly amazing. Her style can transform any venue (or backyard) into a unique setting that really reflects the couple!

We toyed with the idea of cancelling or changing the date; however, we went through with it and as soon as we met up with Alaina, we were so happy we did.

"She is a natural behind the camera."

love notes

Just so you know, I don't want to just be your photographer, I want to be your friend! I'm here for you to bounce ideas off and you can always ask me questions that may not pertain directly to your wedding day photography. I'm here for it all! If you are too, let's do this!

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