Hello and Bonjour! Thanks for stopping by! I'm a wedding & lifestyle portrait photographer serving the greater Phoenix, Arizona area. I am also available for travel! I am passionate about documenting love stories and capturing real moments that will be cherished forever! 

Feel free to take a look around my site to see my work, check out recent wedding and portrait sessions on the blog, and don't forget to send a message my way before you leave! I can't wait to hear from you!

Welcome

the art of recording memories

As Seen in The Knot Magazine

About

01. MY philosophy

I am an adventurer, and entrepreneur. I have an obsession with travel, and a desire to photograph every bit of this planet. 

I found my love of photography when I was 24 when I decided to invest in my first camera. Something about capturing a fleeting moment, a point in time that may never be seen again, really captured my interest. And ever since then I just can't put my camera down. I fell in love with wedding photography because of the pure emotion that happens at every single wedding. It is so humbling the amount of love that is in the world and that couples allow me to be a part of their amazing day.

I am a story teller with my images. Documenting the day in its entirety without interfering. Capturing the beauty, the emotion, that wild spontaneity. A story that you will remember for the rest of your life, in exactly the same way that it actually happened. My favorite part of the day is spending time with just the two of you. Focusing on photography that truly captures the intimate love between newlyweds. While the fire is still burning brightly.

the artist

Documenting the moments in between

02. meet the team

I believe in treasuring each moment and living life to the fullest. Photography is my passion and I love telling stories of love. Whether it be the story of your wedding or your story after the wedding, I love documenting life and creating and capturing moments.

Over the two years that I have been photographing weddings, I have found that the best experience for our clients can happen when we click with each other. Your wedding is such a special day and it's important to us that we have a connection! We are going to be with you all day and I believe that if you are comfortable with me then you're going to be comfortable in front of the camera. 

MY PHILOSOPHY

I've heard "We are very awkward in front of the camera" more than you think. My response is always, "GOOD! Embrace it!". Believe it or not, being awkward is what creates those unexpected moments of real laughter and guess what...I get awkward in front of the camera too, so I feel you. The good news is, I’ve got you boo.

When you're relaxed, you will be more yourself and that will allow for the most real and intimate images that you're going to cherish forever. I want you to be able to look back at your images years from now and remember exactly how you felt in that moment. 

If you are looking for a wedding photographer, whether you are getting married in Arizona, or anywhere in the world, please contact me and tell me more about your plans. I'd love to hear a little more about you two, and I'd love the opportunity to capture your wedding day!

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Associate Photographer, second shooter

Hi! My name is Valentina, and I am an Arizona based photographer who was born and raised in Russia. My biggest passion is photography, and being a photographer allows me to capture the unique and valuable moments of life. Ever since I was a child, I loved taking pictures because I believed that photos were a "time machine" for me. Some of the things that make me happy: traveling, meeting and getting to know new people, reading books and watching sunsets. I specialize in: wedding, portrait and family photography. Nothing makes me happier than being able to capture unique and precious moments of your life.

MEET our team

Valentina

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ViDEOgrapher, Associate PhotographerS, second shooters,
Lifestyle photographer

Hi there, we are Jeremy and Theresa! We have been married for five amazing years, raising two energized fur babies name Porter and Oliver! Our passion lies within traveling, exploring new places, meeting new people, being adventurous eaters, and photography! We entered into the field of the photography because we are all about capturing life and adventure through the lens. Photography enables us to freeze the important memories we hold dearest to us and seize the moment! We want to be able to do the same for others and capture their life milestones and memories.

MEET our team

Jeremy & Theresa

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VIdeographer, second shooter

Hi! My name is Christa, and I am an Arizona based photographer who was born and raised in Arizona. My biggest passion is photography and my pups, and being a photographer allows me to capture the unique and valuable moments of life. Ever since I was a child, I loved taking pictures because I believed that photos were a "time machine" for me. Some of the things that make me happy: traveling, meeting and getting to know new people, reading books and watching sunsets. I specialize in: wedding, and videography. Nothing makes me happier than being able to capture unique and precious moments of your life.

MEET our team

Christa

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Associate Photographer, second shooter

I've known that photography was my passion from a very young age. Whether I was running around taking photos of my friends or snapping shots of every plant, tree, and sunset, I always had a camera in my hand. Even back in 2010, I was taking product photos of everything I owned (they weren't very good back then). The only things I love as much as photography is my family, friends, and dogs. I love dogs. Part of me is shocked I didn't become a pet photographer, but another part of me knows I wouldn't get any photos taken because I'd be too busy playing and loving on the pups. Years of experience with photography has made me an expert in the field. I've been published in Arizona's Finest Wedding Sites and Services and had partnerships with big brands like Sheraton Hotels, Kaleidoscope Juice, and Huss Brewing Company. With 22 brand partnerships so far, I created a name for myself in the community and I can't wait to see what the future brings!

MEET our team

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WEDDINGS

ENGAGEMENTS

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Lifestyle

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Information

Congratulations on your engagement!! This is such an amazing time in your life. My goal as a wedding photographer is to make this one aspect of the planning process simple. Photography is more than just images. It's a real part of your day. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. I want to make your day more enjoyable and relaxing from start to finish. This is what the wedding day experience is all about! I would love to hear more about your love story, proposal, and wedding plans!

the detAIls

our services, your story.

1. InVESTMENT & COLLECTIONS 

2. client reviews

3. FAQs

4. Journal

COLLECTIONS

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FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
2 SESSION OF YOUR CHOOSING*
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER ( 6 HRS COVERAGE )
600+ IMAGES
ONLINE VIEWING / ORDERING GALLERY WITH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES 
FOR PRINTING AND DOWNLOAD

FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
2 SESSION OF YOUR CHOOSING*
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER ( FULL DAY COVERAGE)
2 - 24 X 36" CANVASES
600+ IMAGES
ONLINE VIEWING / ORDERING GALLERY WITH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES 
FOR PRINTING AND DOWNLOAD

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collection

FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
1 SESSION OF YOUR CHOOSING*
SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER ( 6 HRS COVERAGE )
600+ IMAGES
ONLINE VIEWING / ORDERING GALLERY 
WITH HIGH RESOLUTION IMAGES 
FOR PRINTING AND DOWNLOAD

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FULL WEDDING DAY COVERAGE
600+ IMAGES
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“We had the pleasure of having our wedding photographed by Jonathan. We wanted a collection of photos that weren't too posed and stiff but still captured the strong love we felt on our special day. Jonathan managed to do just that, and we just simply loved the result.”

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Michelle Kuzdas

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“I cannot even tell you how brilliant Jonathan was with us. Right from the very start we knew we had made the right decision choosing him as our photographer. Our wedding was extra special because of the lasting images in our spectacular wedding gallery”

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Stacey Chaney

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“Jonathan is in a word… phenomenal! Attentive and helpful, a great listener and really passionate. Jonathan completely understands what you’re looking for, and can deliver way beyond your expectations, with an artist’s eye for detail.”

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Are you adventurous? Do the simple things in life mean the most to you? Do you mind the possibility of going on a short hike on your wedding day? Do you not take yourself too seriously? Don’t mind getting a little dirt on your shoes? Then yes. We are a great fit. The clients who are best suited for me (and I for them) want real life moments captured as they happen. They want them taken in the simple places as well as the grand location. They love the outdoors as well as the city. They are drawn to the vibrancy of life and love. They value photography as an investment made in their present, for their future. They value my input when its asked for. They trust me and my vision for them completely.
My style stems from my roots. It can be defined as creative, natural, timeless, minimalistic and real. I am a collection of artists first and photographer second. Art has always been a part of who I am at the core and photography has simply been a means through which I express it. My approach to capturing photos is surprisingly simple. I focus on being unobtrusive and photojournalistic. It’s unposed and authentic to what’s really happening in the moment. Our goal is to not make our clients feel like they need to perform or act on their wedding day. We desire for our clients to remember and experience their day in the moment and not just in the photos.
It’s totally okay if none of this sounds like you. There are so many amazing artists out there and I’m certain that the most important thing for you to do is find the photographer who suits you and your vision best. The one who makes you most comfortable. But if thats me, I can’t wait to work with you!

FAQs

Are we a good fit for each other?

I feel like I can use these three words to define my style: Emotional, Vibrant and Natural.I don’t mean to sound redundant, but I truly do love candid real life moments. I love passion. I love being able to capture the bond between a mother and her child or the way a man feels about his bride. So I do my best to set my shoots up to be able to successfully document these moments. I use structure when I need to, but I encourage and cultivate candid moments throughout my sessions.


What's your primary style?

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FAQs

I take an extremely limited number of bookings each year so if you would like to book, I recommend booking sooner than later. I am typically booked 6+ months in advance for lifestyle sessions and 1-2 years in advance for weddings. 

How quickly should I book you?

I edit every single image that I hand back to you. I am heavily influenced by film and most of my images emulate a plethora of different film packs. I edit about 66% in colour and 33% in black and white (give or take). Everything you get back will be edited the same as what you see on my website. I do not photoshop or liquify bodies nor do I superimpose images. Basic touchups are made only when something is extremely obtrusive to the imagery. If you require further touchup’s to your images, this can be done for an additional price on a picture by picture basis.

Tell me about your editing?

30-45 days depending on the time of year and my workload.

How long until I have my photos?

Of course I will help you with this! In fact, one of the best ways I help you with this is by getting in front of the lens once a year with my family.
Let me get real honest with you here. Being a model is HARD. It’s uncomfortable and awkward and you’re constantly wondering, “do I look stupid right now?” But I promise you this: if you and your spouse have chemistry, or you and your family are playful and know how to have fun together, then your session will be amazing. At the end of the day, its all about that chemistry! As a photographer, I can’t invent that! Its either there or its not. Your family is either stiff or they are fun. You and your fiancé are either comfortable in each others arms or you’re not. I will remind you constantly that its my job to document PDA – and I eat that shiz up. I absolutely love it. So keep this tucked away for when I tell you kiss and stay in his embrace.
Parents – don’t freak out if your kids are freaking out. I personally love capturing the moments when your kidlette is crying. It’s REAL. And usually the reason why is pretty funny. The more relaxed you stay, the more settled your kids will be. I’m in no rush and I am a mom so I get it. I really do get it.
Do your best to let your guard down around me and I will do my best to make sure that it shows.

We are super uncomfortable in front of the camera. Do you help us with that?

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FAQs

Yes, as long as they are NOT in my way. I do recommend that you have your JP/Minister/Officient tell your guests not to stick their ipads/iphones down the isle as this truly distracts from your images. First and foremost, make me a priority. You did not pay other people to photograph your big day, you paid me. So let me do my job!

Can other people take photos while you are taking photos?

Yes. I have a backup Canon 5D Mark III along with other lenses.

Will there be backup equipment available?

As per the contract you would sign – the retainer fee is non-refundable.
There are no refunds on any package unless otherwise stated in the contract.

I currently use a Canon 5D Mark IV. I have multiple lenses that I can use during the day, including a 70-200mm, a 50mm, an 85mm, and a 35mm.

What is your retainer and refund policy?

What type of camera will the photographer use?

You are not obligated to provide dinner for me at your reception, however, if none is provided I will require 1 hour to go and grab dinner myself. This may leave room for shots missed as I will not be there to capture those “moments” while I’m eating.

Should I provide lunch or dinner for you at my reception?

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contact

Thank you so much for visiting! I would absolutely love to hear from you. I love working with people who value authenticity & emotion, intimacy & simplicity, and real life moments. I am always happy to travel to wherever a wedding or project may take me. Please ask about a custom quote for your destination wedding. For questions or other inquiries, please email jonathanallison.photo@gmail.com 

Thank you so much, and I look forward to being in touch! 

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