We used Elissa for our wedding and engagement photos and chose her above all other photographers in consideration not only because we loved her work but because of her enthusiasm for the less traditional aspects of our wedding. The diversity we saw in the couples Elissa has worked with encouraged us that our experience with her would truly reflect *us* as a couple. And we were NOT disappointed.
Elissa was a dream to work with. She responded promptly to emails, no matter how minor the issue. All of our pictures and products ordered have arrived on time or ahead of schedule. I am a firm believer that the person you hire for your wedding should be someone you click with and enjoy having around. Elissa fit that for us to a T.
Now onto the actual photos. Wow. Just wow. We hired Elissa for just 5 hours on our wedding day because of budget and the fact that we were having a simple cake reception with just a few guests. I was a little worried things would be too rushed for her to capture all of the special moments, but nothing could be further from the truth. That woman has a gift for knowing where to be when. The variety of pictures taken as well as the quality of the lighting/framing and editing of them has left us with an amazing representation of our day. A month after our wedding and all the flowers are dead, the cake has been eaten and my dress is in storage. But I am still cherishing that day through Elissa's amazing photos.
Our wedding was definitely a budget one. Photography took up more than half of the total wedding cost. But I can tell you without hesitation that I don't regret doing that for a second. Elissa is worth every penny.