Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Ally LaFevre for coffee and head shots at Indian Hills Country Club. We bonded immediately over our love for Lauren Conrad and The Bachelor. Ally is the owner of Allison Mah Photography and I so enjoyed learning about her and how she started her business. After looking at some of her photos that I have below, you will see that she has a true talent for capturing the most genuine moments of her clients on camera. These real moments are probably easy for her to shoot, because she makes everyone feel so incredibly comfortable and at ease. I adore her work and would love for all of you to get her know her. Read more about Ally and Allison Mah Photography below. You can also check out her beautiful website here.
Vendor Highlight Q & A
Tell us a little bit about you and your business.
I love capturing the essence of people, so my business currently revolves around portraits. When you hire me, I believe you’re hiring an artist to capture who you are with no forced moments. It’s really important to stay connected to people, especially in a world where you spend hours with your head down looking at the latest technology. These stories help reconnect us.
Where are you from and what brought you to Atlanta?
I was born and raised in the Boston area. At first, it was the sense of adventure that brought me to the south for the college experience. After I met my husband, who is originally from here, we started really growing roots in the Atlanta area. We live right outside of the city with our precious Weimaraner who is as spoiled as they come.
How did you discover that you wanted to be a photographer?
I’ve always had a passion for art, but didn’t discover the art of photography until our wedding. I fell in love with how moments organically happen on the most important day of your life, and with the help of our wedding photographer, I purchased my first DSLR and lens.
Why is it important for a couple to hire a professional wedding photographer?
Quality. It’s overwhelming to digest all of the costs when you’re planning a wedding. Many people think that because you have a nice camera, that it’s easy to take good pictures. I can’t stress how false this notion is. After you’ve worn your dress and your flowers have passed, your wedding photos are what you have left. It’s an investment, and one that should stand the test of time.
Do you have a favorite part of the wedding day?
My favorite part of the wedding day is when the couple makes it to the dance floor for their first dance. They can breathe, relax, and have fun. There are a lot of nerves leading up to the ceremony, and there is still a lot going on with portraits after the ceremony. I feel like the start of the reception is finally the time when they can let loose.
How early should clients book you as their photographer? What is the process after booking?
The planner inside of me will say to start talking to photographers as soon as you have your venue booked. This is normally withing 12 months. If your date is in the Spring or Fall, it becomes even more important to book early because they are the most popular wedding months. The industry is full of professionals, and if you need recommendations for other services, we can help steer you in the right direction.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
I love to immerse myself in culture, so anywhere abroad where I can be placed out of my comfort zone is of interest. My first trip abroad was Italy, so we are drawn to getaways in the mountains. A recent trip to Vancouver and Whistler are definitely on the “to be repeated” list.
What is your favorite quote?
“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent Van Gogh
I hope you enjoyed learning more about Ally LaFevre and seeing her amazing work.