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Allison Ragsdale Photography is a wedding photography company based in Durango, Colorado. This photography studio specializes in wedding portraits that clients can cherish and hang in their home for generations to come. Owner and lead photographer Allison offers clients personalized service and custom printing in order to provide a finished product that exceeds your wedding photography expectations.


Meaningful Moments and Love Stories Told

Our goal as Durango wedding photographers is to create classic, candid, and romantic photos that transport you back to your wedding day every time you see them on your walls.

Our wedding photos are about love, no doubt鈥ut they are also about vistas and views and vows.

  • Candid and narrative stories from getting ready to your dance coverage
  • Thoughtful photographs of friends and family celebrating your day
  • Creative use of line, color, and landscape incorporated into timeless portraits
  • Bold and breathtaking views to the tiny details; all are captured

Our style combines interactive styling and posing with a dash of classical portraiture. The result is that you have beautiful portraits that are not overly stiff or posed but feel and look organic and timeless.

  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$3,750

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Digital Files
Prints
Save the Date
Thank You Cards

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,750

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Slideshow
Digital Files
Prints
Thank You Cards

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Natural
Photojournalism
Traditional

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Flush Mount
Matted Prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the Date
Thank You Cards
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Will B. Sent on 11/09/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Simply Amazing!

If you need a photographer, don't waste any time researching other photographers; call Allison Ragsdale!

I live about 20 miles southwest of Downtown Chicago. I was planning a surprise proposal in Durango, Colorado, a place that I had never been to before. After some online research regarding photographers in the Durango, Colorado area, I decided to contact Allison. Allison eased my worries, and it was terrific to work with her.

Spoiler Alert...She said YES!!!

I wanted to make sure the proposal was special for my fianc茅e. When she was younger, she enjoyed family vacations, which included a stay at the Durango Red Lion Inn (now the DoubleTree) on the Animas River. She is also very close to her parents but does not see them as often as she would like as they live in Des Moines. After a couple of phone calls and emails with Allison, she visited the hotel. She worked with one of the managers (Jamie) at the DoubleTree to identify a picturesque location along the river for the proposal. Additionally, this location was visible from her parent's hotel room, so they could see the proposal as it happened.

Once the location was identified, Allison sent me photos to make sure I knew where to ask the question. I was nervous because I wanted everything to go perfectly, but I had never been to Durango before. Allison also came up with the plan to have a photo shoot with one of her assistants near the location, so she did not look out of place but could capture the moment of a lifetime. The proposal was perfect, thanks to all the hard work and help from Allison. In addition to the proposal, I scheduled an engagement photo shoot with Allison two days after the proposal. Allison recommended a salon for my fianc茅e to have her hair and makeup done for the engagement photo shoot. She recommended Hair Fusion, and they were wonderful as well.

The original plan for the engagement photo shoot was to visit various waterfalls near Silverton. The day before the engagement photo shoot, we decided to drive to Silverton. Unfortunately, we both experienced altitude sickness. We spoke with Allison, and without hesitation, she came up with an alternate location (La Plata Canyon). Allison was able to capture amazing photos with the golden aspens and found a smaller hidden waterfall. Allison's knowledge about the Durango area is impressive. When speaking to many people in Durango at various businesses, we would mention how great Allison was, and almost everyone in town knew of her expertise.

We cannot thank Allison enough. She is amazing, easy to work with, and provided photos quickly after the engagement and photo shoot. Her prices are also very fair, given the level of service that she provided.

Whenever we need a photographer in the future, we will be sure to contact Allison. THANK YOU VERY MUCH ALLISON FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK AND MAKING OUR PROPOSAL AND ENGAGEMENT PHOTO SHOOT A MEMORY THAT WILL LAST A LIFETIME!!!
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Jordan Sent on 06/24/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding photographer!

Allison was my absolute favorite wedding vendor and that speaks volumes because everyone of my vendors was phenomenal! We originally booked Allison when we were visiting family in Colorado as I had a vision for waterfall engagement pictures. Allison picked an amazing location that everyone continues to ask me about because they all want to go there now and the photos were outstanding! After receiving our photos, we knew we wanted Allison to photograph our wedding. The idea of hiring a vendor so far away was initially scary but working with Allison was an absolute dream! From day one she was amazing, always so quick to respond and went above and beyond, even coordinating with my videographer and planner. Allison and her husband Matt travelled all the way down to Fredericksburg, Texas to photograph our wedding. They captured everything, I would merely think oh I would like a photo with this person, and I would turn, and they would be right there ready to capture the moment. Not only are they incredibly talented but they were so fun to be around, they helped us create so many fun memories that we will cherish forever. Oh! And let鈥檚 not forget how incredibly fast Allison was getting our photos back to us. I have never met a photographer as quick as she is, I really don鈥檛 know how she does all that she does! She takes an immense amount of pride in her work, and it is so refreshing to work with someone who genuinely cares so much. Allison and Matt have the kindest souls. I felt like they were long lost members of the family. We are already planning to bring our future babies to Colorado one day so Allison can work her magic capturing more important moments of our lives.
Rhiannon
Rhiannon D. Sent on 08/27/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Flexible and Easy Going and So Sweet Photographer!

I was very happy working with Allison. She was on time, flexible, and very very sweet. I love that her photos have a classic and timeless look to them. She did a fantastic job capturing our outdoor wedding!
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