A wedding day is one of the most cherished, and planned, events in a lifetime.And the photographs may be one of the most important parts to remember this whirlwind of a day.
Alison Conklin, along with her husband Geoff, have over two decades of experience photographing weddings, events, families, and special occasions.They have the unique ability to find and capture the story and angles many others don’t see.The beautiful moments of the love between individuals, family, friends, and generations.
Alison grew up with a camera in hand; her parents were both hobbyist photographers.All those family photos took on even more significance after her mother died when she was only 14 years old. "Looking at those images of my mom laughing with her eyes closed, cooking in the kitchen, and laughing with friends showed me who she was," she says.Those are the images that have meant the most looking back to remember.
When she and Geoff come to an event, camera equipment in tow, they are not just looking at a checklist.Of course they capture every important moment.They have the unique ability to capture powerful, stunning images.But they also capture the special moments most people don’t see. The proud and emotional glance of a dad to his daughter, the smiles between grandparents and grandchildren.Loving hands embraced in a sweet moment. The laughs and the excitement among friends celebrating the best time of their lives.
The significance of the little moments are the photos that matter, as Alison knows.The images, the people, the relationships, they are the important ones.
“The quietly beautiful moments mean so much. Those are the ones the couples cherish long after the craziness of the day passes.” -Alison Conklin
Alison doesn’t just bring that perspective to weddings. She feels so much joy when a couple calls her again, this time to capture the little everyday moments.An engagement, a new baby, a family just having a beautiful time in each other’s company. She knows the experience doesn’t have to be huge to be important and meaningful in the years to come.
And those are the images couples and families look back on years later and treasure.It’s the real emotion, the experience of being there, the special people, the love and support filling the room that she and Geoff find and capture.
Alison and Geoff don’t just “shoot” a wedding.They tell the stories. And in the end it’s those stories and moments that matter, the big ones and the small ones.