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Allison Hopkins Photography owner in Cleveland
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Hello there! I'm Allison, wedding and lifestyle photographer who is ALSO a HUGE goofball!

 

 My #1 goal is to find couples and families who are ALSO

big goofballs and want their photos to reflect that!

 

Ya know, the kind of photos that are laughter-filled and

candid rather than posed, stiff, glamour shots.

 

HOLY MOLY IS THIS REAL LIFE?

 

OH YES IT IS!!! I chose this photo because I want you to see the real me, just the way I will see the *real* you. 

 

Being a friend rather than a "vendor" is totally my jam, and after 10 years of photographing for my *friends* I can tell you that the best photos are built on relationships (I just went on a taco date with one of my 2019 brides!).

 

So if you want a photographer who's going to hug you the first time you meet, one that will drop quotes from The Office or FRIENDS during your engagement session, or one that will insist you meet her four French Bulldogs....

 

I'm the photographer and friend for you.

 

If all this has you super psyched, click the "let's chat" button below and I'll send you all the details!

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THINGS THAT I 

 love dearly

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my partner-in-crime

This. Cake. Though. ❤ I gotta say, I am

eating cake (all of it)

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three french bulldogs sitting in a row

growing succulents

my frenchies

MY 

 why

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I'm obsessed with photos that are unscripted, the ones where life keeps going and I keep photographing. Those moments are the ones you're going to love (and so will mom), long after the lights go up and the last song ends. You know, that photo where you and your partner laughed so hard your stomach hurt (yeah, the good stuff). 

 

My job isn't just to tell your story; it's also about making your experience the 

best one ever. 

I'm going to hug your family members.

I'll remember all of your bridesmaids' names.

I'll be blinking back tears when

you come down the aisle.

And you better believe I will meet you out on the dance floor, ready to capture your sickest dance moves!

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Sounds great!

WHAT ARE YOU LIKE?
I'm an artsy, down-to-earth Midwesterner who loves to keep things chill (I also laugh a lot). My couples will tell you that I take the time to know you and your story before I ever put you in front of the camera. I want you to feel like you're being photographed through the eyes of a friend, not some acquaintance behind a camera. 


WHERE DO YOU PHOTOGRAPH?

I grew up in Ohio and photograph frequently in Akron, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh! Even though college and graduate school took me to New England for several years, I am so excited to be back here and working with awesome-sauce couples.


WHAT IS YOUR STYLE?
My photos are unscripted, emphasize the beauty of natural light (hello sunsets and sunrises), and are incredibly "artsy" in style. That means you won't find me tilting chins, posing arms, or shooting flash that will make you see stars. Instead you will find me telling jokes, keeping things light-hearted, and making the time we have together enjoyable.

 

ARE YOU WILLING TO TRAVEL?
Absolutely! I love to travel, see new places, and meet your family and friends. For travel rates, please email me with the details!

DO YOU SHOOT SAME SEX MARRIAGES?

Yes! It's sad that this is even a question. Love is for everyone no matter what their race, sex orientation, or gender. I absolutely celebrate all forms of love.

DO YOU SHOOT WITH A SECOND SHOOTER?
Yep! All wedding collections include a second shooter to be present on your day. For elopements and intimate ceremonies, a second shooter option is available.

DO YOU HAVE INSURANCE?
Absolutely! Many venues ask that your vendors have general liability insurance, and I am totally covered.

WHAT DO YOU CHARGE?

I offer different packages that vary by length of time. Don't worry, all come with an engagement session, second photographer and ALL edited images for you to keep (no strings attached!). They also include other goodies that are there to make your wedding day thorough and a-m-a-z-i-n-g. 

Drop me a note via my contact form and we will chat about all the details!