hey, i’m alyssa.
i am a fine art documentary photographer with a passion for weddings. i live in utah with my very tall husband and three soccer-loving sons. i live for music, hot baths, and snuggles from my 4 year old. i’m not afraid of full sun portraits or low-lit ceremonies. i am afraid of heights. and spiders.
connecting with other human beings to create beautiful and honest images while being a witness to some of the most important moments of their lives is almost beyond words. i love nothing more than blending in with the crowd and documenting moments that would otherwise go unnoticed. moments that will be cherished for generations to come. every wedding matters to me. every wedding i shoot as though it were my own.i am obsessed with old family albums and i like my work to feel intimate and timeless in that way. i believe that your wedding day photos should feel like they were taken by someone who knows and loves you (and also knows how to work a camera), not some professional stranger. i don’t want to be just another vendor at your wedding, i want to feel like a guest. so that’s my approach: capture the emotion, capture the moments, and in the end, deliver images that move you, images that will help you relive your wedding day over and over for years to come. i do this by being as un-intrusive as possible. i let your day unfold, and simply document what i see. because in the end, the best images will be reminders of real moments. the authentic memories will remain intact.
it’s the in-between moments that move me. weddings can be a blur, and no matter how hard you try to remember it all, you will miss some of the most beautiful moments. i believe in the magic of the ordinary and i want to artistically capture your story exactly as it is, and your people exactly as they are.
14 Reviews for Alyssa Sorenson Photo
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Maximillian Gonzales · Married on 04/14/2019
Alyssa has to be the most talent photographer in Utah! She captured our wedding perfectly. She was so great to work with and to get everything set up. We had a lot of back and forth because we were stressed with possible weather issues. She handled it with such grace. She actually mentioned that rain was one of her favorite settings. We were drawn to Alyssa because she offers a style that is unique and off the beaten path of typical wedding photos. The result was stunning. It literally looked like a photo essay featured in a high end New York City gallery. We could not have been more pleased with the result. We had so many shots where we were just left saying, ”how did she get that shot?!” We honestly don’t even remember seeing her during the wedding or the reception. But, she captured up close and personal shots that we cannot get over!! Thank you Alyssa! We also just wanted to say we appreciate how inclusive she is and we appreciate that she was willing to work with us as members of the LGBTQ+ community! If we could get married again just to have an excuse to have her do more photographs—we would! She is a MUST if you are considering her for your wedding!Sent on 06/19/2019
Maddie Morris · Getting married on 09/10/2021
Real-life, candid, beautiful
Alyssa was everything we could ever have hoped for in a photographer. I found Alyssa on Instagram and fell in love with her style and esthetic. Check out her photos! What I love most is how her pictures feel like real life: not cookie-cutter, not squared-up and centered, not tripod-captured smiles. She has a way of getting candid moments that really bring out the actual emotion and joy we were feeling in the moment without feeling over-posed or uncomfortable. Alyssa made us feel relaxed and the whole experience was very easy. She was punctual, was easy to communicate with, flexible. All of the things! To give you a background, we did a couples session with our 2 dogs by taking a walk around our neighborhood.Sent on 10/02/2020
Alyssa Sorenson Photo's reply:Maddie, you are the best! Thank you for sharing your experience with me. I loved working with you guys. xx
Kaitlin · Married on 10/27/2018
Alyssa is the most amazing photographer and human being! I was so nervous because I feel really shy and unphotogenic and obviously for your engagement pictures you want to look happy and not like you are the most uncomfortable person! The second I met Alyssa I was 100% calmer. She was so kind and personable and made me feel completely at ease. The shoot felt like it went so quick and I never once felt like I was uncomfortable or hating it! I felt like we were just talking and getting to know each other and she was snapping a few pics while doing it! Long story short, she is incredible. When we got the pictures back (SO QUICKLY) my fiance and I were both sobbing at how amazing they were and how they completely captured our love! Do yourself a favor and book Alyssa! These are just the engagements and I could not be more thrilled to have her shoot our wedding!Sent on 09/10/2018
Team of Alyssa Sorenson Photo
Owner / Photographer
hi! i'm alyssa. my friends call me lyss. when i'm not shooting weddings you can find me on the sidelines of my sons soccer games in my hot pink fluffy faux fur coat, or soaking in a bubble bath while watching comedies on my phone. i hold the belief that we are all doing the best we can at any given moment and that our authentic selves are better than any glamorized version. i earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in 2016 and launched my business in 2015. in an alternate universe i’m probably a fashion designer, a comedian, or a psychologist. you can contact me to book me as your photographer, or to swap quotes from my favorite tv shows: the office, 30 rock, parks and rec, schitts creek, either way its a win for me.