Allison Slater Photographer

Allison Slater Photographer

crown Top 5 in Portland
crown 801 on Wezoree

Intimate wedding + elopement photographer based in Oregon and Arizona!

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budget $7 000
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10 Reviews for Allison Slater

5
out of 5. Recommended by 100% of couples
Nicole Dingraudo on 24 Apr 2021
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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!
Sienna Cadena on 02 Jan 2021
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This review is COMPLETELY overdue. We are extremely lucky we met Allison and have worked with her for almost two years. My husband and I started wedding planning in 2019 and we met Allison after some long searching for the right photographer. After a brief phone conversation, we knew she was the ONE! She did our engagement photos in October 2019 and we had our wedding planned for June 2020. And, BAM, just like that, COVID-19 decided other plans for us. Allison was completely understanding, quick to come up with a plan, and empathic to our unfortunate situation. We ended up moving our reception and keeping our original date, creating now an intimate ceremony instead of a traditional wedding. Allison was creative and her passion for intimate and adventurous settings allowed us to have the BEST wedding day, despite the circumstance. We just closed the chapter of our marriage story with our celebration in January 2021 that Allison documented. Yet again, she reminded us of her talent and her excitement for her profession.
Kat Gaines on 12 Mar 2022
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Honestly hiring Allison was the easiest and best decision we made for our wedding.  I am a wedding coordinator from St. Louis and needed the best for my wedding. Allison captured my wedding vision perfectly. We did an adventure engagement session in Sedona and she made getting to a difficult location easy and effortless. Her knowledge of the trail was amazing.  She photographed our wedding in Tucson in November and every photo was magazine-worthy.  We will be using her for more adventurous sessions for anniversary photos. Hiring Allison will be the easiest and smartest decision you will make. EMAIL HER TODAY!
Gabby Shapiro on 09 Apr 2022
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Allison captured our elopement in Sedona, and we couldn't have asked for a better photographer, friend, collaborator, and hype-person on our special day. In the months leading up to the elopement, Allison worked with us tirelessly to find the perfect location. She was so friendly and willing, and always stayed in touch. On the day of, she was prepared, knowledgeable, kind, and made us feel super comfortable! Don't think twice, book her!
Bri Warren on 11 Jun 2022
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I can't talk enough about how great working with Allison was. She joined us on our epic Zion elopement and the day truly would not have been the same without her. She went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we had imagined. We didn't have friends or family around and somehow Allison stepped into a role of photographer, guide, best man, maid of honor and friend. Every question we had- she knew the answer to. Anything we forgot- she had. And she was always down for a snack break (which was frequent during our 7 mile day). She knew when we needed a break from pictures but also when to capture those "raw" moments.
She made our day easy. Being in front of a camera for an entire day seems daunting but she made it the most casual, normal thing. And in that she gave us the greatest pictures and memories that will last a lifetime. We are so, so thankful!
Nicole Boyle on 13 Aug 2022
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Shortly after getting engaged I was scrolling through Instagram searching for some elopement photographers and pondered on Allison's page and instantly fell in love. The pictures and moments she captures are absolutely breathtaking. I remember the first phone call like it was yesterday and Allison has such a fun, vibrant, and cool personality that I knew she'd be someone we'd be comfortable photographing our intimate wedding in Sedona and have a ton of fun. She really is more than just a photographer and helps make sure your special day is absolutely perfect and incorporates everything you both want. In the months leading up to the elopement, she helped Ryan and I decide on the perfect spot for our ceremony location as well as portraits and helped answer any questions we had along the way. Just as her bio mentions, she really is also your wedding planner/guide/friend and provides recommendations for vendors (i.e. hair/make-up, florists, food). Our wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more. Allison really is incredible and amazing at what she does. The pictures are STUNNING and I'll forever be grateful that we decided to elope over having a traditional wedding because we were able to plan a day that truly embodied us as a couple - hiking, eating PB&J, and drinking a beer while watching the sunset together all while Allison was capturing these moments that we'll be able to reminisce on for the rest of our lives. Thank you so so much again!!
Chris Travis on 10 Sep 2022
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Allison was incredible! She was not only knowledgeable and professional, she was so much fun to hang out with and helped plan our entire wedding day! With Allison, you don't just get an incredibly skilled photographer, you get someone that is there to make sure your wedding day is the absolute best day possible!
Kelly Kawabata on 15 Oct 2022
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Picking a wedding photographer can be overwhelming, so let me make this decision easier for you…Book Allison!!  She is professional, talented, and just a wonderful person.  Early in the planning process, my husband and I decided to do a destination elopement but had no idea how to make that dream a reality. At the time, we were living in Chicago but wanted to get married in Sedona. The first time we spoke with Allison, she had great ideas on locations and how to make the day something truly unique to us. Allison helped us every step of the way. We met in-person for the first time on the actual wedding day but it instantly felt like we had been friends for years. She has such an amazing positive energy and was delightful to be around. It truly felt as though we were on a fun adventure with a good friend. And it goes without saying, her work is phenomenal!  We had the most amazing time working with Allison and can’t thank her enough for making our wedding dreams come true!
Tori Wake on 19 Nov 2022
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Having Allison photograph our special day was an absolute dream! Our wedding photographer was one of the most important pieces of our day and I worried how I would feel being in the camera all day. Allison put my husband and I at so much ease. She had us laughing and focusing on all the special moments during the day! The pictures we received were absolutely stunning. She works wonders with the camera - able to capture gorgeous scenery, emotion, and so many details. We cannot recommend her enough!! Being photographed by Allison was so much fun! She was well organized, easy to chat and laugh with, and made our day so so special.
Pamela Ferrer on 14 Jan 2023
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Where do I even begin. The amount of gratitude I have for Allison and her incredible work ethic is beyond words.

To put it simply, I was one of those brides struggling through every single part of planning a traditional wedding. I absolutely hated the process and very quickly realized I preferred to leave "traditions" at the door and do things MY WAY. This meant marrying my soul mate in the most intimate of settings, just him and I, with no worries or cares in the world other than enjoying every minute of that day.

That's where Allison came in and swept us away. My husband and I did a ton of research on elopement planners & photographers and we finally found our perfect fit, Allison. She fit our personalities, values and energy which made the entire experience stress-free and enjoyable. She helped us find our perfect adventure elopement location (Iceland) and took care of all the details of making that day perfect for us (planning every location we would visit and explore, timing, finding me a local hair and make up artist and the list goes on forever). Not to mention, she even crafted a perfect "post-elopement" photoshoot experience for us for the next morning where she captured the most wonderful newlywed looks and emotions from the both of us.

She truly went above and beyond and ensured that we had the most wonderful experience possible in the most iconic place on earth.

Her work is just as incredible. I have never come across more epic and beautiful wedding photography in my life. I still struggle to realize the photos she took are of my husband and I!

Don't believe me? take a look yourself!

THANK YOU ALLISON, A MILLION TIMES THANK YOU!

About

Allison Slater
Photographer Allison Slater About me

I'M YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER, PLANNER AND OFFICIANT
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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average price for Allison Slater wedding photography services?

$7000

What avaliable photography services that can be provided by Allison Slater?

Allison Slater offers the following photography services: Additional Hours, Post-wedding Photoshoot, Destination / Travel, Engagement Parties, High-Res Images, Proposals, Engagement Session, Elopement, Drone Photography, Online Proofing, Printing Rights

What primary photography style does Allison Slater identify with?

Allison Slater works in the following photography styles: Photojournalistic, Traditional / Classic, Artistic, Documentary, Lifestyle, Modern, Black and White, Dark & Moody, Landscape, Illustrative

Which wedding events does Allison Slater service?

Allison Slater provides photography services for the following events: Wedding

What percentage of users recommend Allison Slater and which are the most valued aspects of their wedding services?

Allison Slater is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

Vendor Insight

Allison Slater, a Portland-based wedding photographer, has solidified her reputation as a cherished artisan in the wedding photography arena. With a remarkable Wezoree Award under her belt and a myriad of glowing testimonials from ten satisfied clients, she has showcased her prowess in capturing the essence of nuptial celebrations.

Slater’s expansive services cater to a diverse array of photographic needs, encompassing additional hours, post-wedding and destination shoots, engagement parties, and even aerial drone images. Her versatility extends to providing high-resolution images, online proofing, and printing rights—all facets that ease the process for couples looking to immortalize their wedding day.

The richness of Slater’s photography lies in her eclectic style. Able to fluidly transition between photojournalistic, traditional, artistic, and modern mediums, she also captures the raw emotions and hidden moments through documentary, lifestyle, black and white, and even dark & moody techniques. This stylistic depth is complemented by her illustrative and landscape photography, enabling each couple’s narrative to be told uniquely.

Allison’s cultural adaptability is another feather in her cap, as she effortlessly embraces American, European, South Asian, Sikh, Jewish, Bengali, Christian, Asian, and Latin American wedding traditions. This cultural sensitivity ensures a harmonious fit for couples from various backgrounds, a testament to her comprehensive understanding of the different nuances that each culture represents.

Client reviews unveil a mosaic of satisfied couples, with Pamela Ferrer extolling Allison’s excellence in orchestrating an intimate Icelandic elopement, and Tori Wake lauding the ease and joy brought about by Slater’s presence on their special day. Similarly, Kelly Kawabata highlights Allison’s professional and affable nature that transformed a destination wedding into an intimate affair with a long-time friend.

In conclusion, Allison Slater stands out as an exemplary wedding photographer who excels in crafting personalized experiences backed by technical skill and a warm, collaborative spirit. Her commitment to her artistry ensures that each wedding she photographs isn’t just an event captured in time, but a treasure trove of memories to be cherished for a lifetime.