FROM THE MOMENT YOU REACH OUT TO ME, WE WILL BEGIN TALKING ABOUT YOUR DREAM VISION FOR YOUR wedding DAY. WE'LL GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, SHARE OUR STORIES AND CHAT ABOUT AAAAALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE IN MIND FOR YOUR DAY.
YOUR DAY IS AN EXPERIENCE, NOT JUST A CEREMONY WITH TEN EXTRA MINUTES FOR A SOME PORTRAITS. YOUR DREAM DAY MIGHT LOOK LIKE WEARING A BLUE WEDDING DRESS INSTEAD OF WHITE, HIKING UP A RIDGE LINE BEFORE SUNRISE TO SAY YOUR VOWS, TAKING A HELICOPTER RIDE TO MEET UP WITH YOUR closest friends and family AT AN EPIC CLIFFSIDE ceremony, POPPING CHAMPAGNE alTOGETHER, BUILDING A CAMPFIRE TO CHEER TO YOUR MARRIAGE WITH S'MORES AND THEN STARGAZING IN A FIELD TOGETHER.
I'M allison slater - A HIKER ENTHUSIAST, AVID THILL-SEEKER, harley-rider AND BELIEVER IN BLAZING YOUR OWN PATH. I'D RATHER BE OUTDOORS EXPLORING A NEW (UNCHARTED) TRAIL, THAN GOING OUT FOR DRINKS DOWNTOWN. I'VE BEEN SKY-DIVING, SCUBA-DIVING, BUNGEE-JUMPING AND HAVE SWAM WITH SHARKS. I'VE TRAVELED TO SEVERAL COUNTRIES, BEEN ALL OVER THE U.S. AND HAVE PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDINGS THROUGHOUT EACH OF THOSE RAD PLACES. MY BUCKET LIST IS FOREVER GROWING; BEING ADDED TO EACH TIME I CROSS SOMETHING OFF.
I AM ESPECIALLY PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING COUPLES FIND HIDDEN GEMS, OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH, STUNNING "LOCAL SECRET' TYPE OF LOCATIONS! I take care of booking all of my own travel, so let's make your dream wedding location a reality (stateside or international!)
I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THAT HAVING A SMALL, INTIMATE WEDDING OR ELOPEMENT IS THE BEST WAY TO GET MARRIED. I TRULY LOVE HOW they ALLOW YOU TO EXPRESS WHO YOU ARE AS A COUPLE BY GETTING MARRIED IN AN INCREDIBLE LOCATION WITH JUST YOU AND YOUR BABE (AND MAYBE OF FEW OF YOUR CLOSEST FRIENDS OR FAMILY STANDING BY YOUR SIDE).
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your vision comes to life
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"After realizing our original wedding plans weren't going to happen here in Minnesota (thank you pandemic), we knew we wanted to elope in Arizona but didn't really know where to start. The idea of planning another entire wedding felt extremely overwhelming until we found Allison. She's not only a photographer, but a planner as well. She made planning so easy every step of the way while making sure our day was exactly what we were dreaming of. She made the entire process stress-free and took so much off our plate!
The day of was truly unbelievable thanks to Allison's planning. Allison was extremely organized, yet so laid back which made for the most blissful wedding day. Our parents both commented that it seemed like she was an old friend and we'd known her forever. We felt so comfortable in front of the camera and she truly captured the entire story of our day.
We travel often and always say "the pictures don't do it justice." Allison's photos are quite the opposite. She truly captured how absolutely magical our wedding day was. It's honestly impossible to choose our favorites because they all are just beautiful. Allison is incredibly talented and we cannot recommend her enough!"
- Nicki and Kyle
"Our wedding day was a complete dream & we honestly have Allison to thank for that! Due to COVID we were forced to cancel our original wedding plans & we were feeling pretty crushed about that in the beginning; we felt nothing could compare to our original plans. In one phone conversation Allison restored our hope & excitement! She is the full package; so much more than a photographer. Allison helped us to create and envision our dream elopement wedding (which we would 100% do all over again!). She is very thorough and prompt in answering all of our questions. She is extremely professional & knowledgeable. Hiking up Zion with her and her husband (as our officiant) was great! Super friendly & easy going. She was just so sweet & so prepared for anything; one step ahead at all times. She was able to keep us on schedule the entire day & really kept the day centered around us. She came prepared with all the things that you could imagine you’d need & with all the things you could have forgotten. Your day is something she takes very seriously, as if it was her own wedding day. Most of all she was just completely there for us when we needed her. THE PHOTOS. They are breathtaking & have us speechless. We can’t even choose favorites because they’re just all our favorites. She is certainly gifted & gave us the most precious photos to remember our day with.
- Christina and Arnau
"I cannot stop raving about allison! She photographed our elopement and made the entire experience complete. She was so patient and helpful from day one- always offering suggestions for planning and giving resources. We are from out of state and Allison helped ease our minds of getting married across the country.
Allison was so good at helping us get ready, stay on time, and remain relaxed! My main focus for our wedding (besides getting married) was walking away with pictures I love forever. Allison EXCEEDED our expectations. She captured the most special and beautiful moments from our big day!! I have no doubt that we will treasure these pictures forever!! We are so happy we found Allison!!"
- Angel and Emma
"Oh my goodness, where to begin... Allison is one of the most amazing people either myself or my husband has ever worked with. She is genuinely passionate about what she does, and it shows in her work. Not only did she help us plan our big day, but she was always thinking ahead and coming up with questions that we hadn't even asked ourselves. The amount of research she did from day one of working with her was amazing. She was able to give us information not only on the park, but the surrounding area, and the best restaurants to eat at even though she was not from the area. Her drive and accountability were both characteristics of what we were looking for in a photographer, and she fit the bill perfectly. My husband and I would both highly recommend Allison for any photoshoot you can book her for. She guides you through the session and makes it feel so comfortable and effortless. If we could elope again just to work with Allison, we would!"
- Rachel and Josh
"I don't even know where to begin with this lady. If you are looking for the most genuine, down to earth, rad photographer in Arizona- HERE SHE IS!!! Allison was BY FAR the best vendor we chose while planning our wedding. Every step of the way with her was so personal. From little "thank you for choosing me" starter pack gifts to monthly check in emails/ calls to make sure we didn't need anything she was nothing short of perfect. My husband and I just got to review our blog post she posted on her website and we are flooded with all the emotions. All of my family and friends can't stop raving about the shots. She brings such a romantic, genuine take to her photography that you can truly feel the emotions by looking at the photos. I could go on and on about Allison but, look no further for your wedding photographer ... Allison is your gal. Thank you for everything friend."
- Brittany and Enzo