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Lightbloom Photography is an award-winning, traveling wedding photographer based in Wilmington, North Carolina, that specializes in fine art, modern, and natural light wedding photos. Since 2013, owner and lead photographer Allison Eding has enjoyed helping couples celebrate their wild and adventurous love by capturing their quirks and personalities in engagement and wedding portraits. Working with natural light and a keen eye for detail with a fine art twist, Lightbloom Photography documents your beautiful wedding, preserving memories that last a lifetime. Lightbloom has recently teamed up with Heartline Films to also provide you with videography for your wedding day!

Lightbloom Photography was awarded the 2022 Wedding Photographer of the Year by Cape Fear Living Magazine.


Experience
Allison’s passion for capturing the love and natural emotions of couples in their engagement and wedding photos has led to hundreds of satisfied couples. As a wedding photographer, Allison’s artistic eye and attention to detail help her capture the raw beauty of your wedding and engagement.

Services Offered
Lightbloom Photography’s services include engagement shoots, transitioning between multiple locations on your wedding day, and providing high-resolution images available in digital images as well as a 35mm film option. To give you the attention you deserve, Allison only attends one wedding or event per day. Lightbloom Photography other wedding photography options include:

  • Additional hours
  • Second photographer
  • EXTREME Willingness to travel (She's photographed weddings all over the world)
  • Engagement photos are always included
  • Custom Albums
  • NOW OFFERING VIDEOGRAPHY!
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$4,200

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$5,400

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

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Albums
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Film
Natural
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

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

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Prints
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Reviews of Lightbloom Photography

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
5.0 out of 5 rating
124 Reviews
100% recommend it
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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    5 out of 5 rating
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Allison from Lightbloom Photography received glowing reviews for her exceptional skills, professionalism, and friendly demeanor. Clients appreciated her engaging and easygoing personality, making them feel comfortable and relaxed during both engagement and wedding photoshoots. Many noted her quick turnaround time for delivering high-quality and vibrant photos. Allison's ability to capture candid moments, offer unique photo ideas, and provide efficient and stress-free services contributed to highly positive recommendations by couples and their wedding parties. Clients expressed admiration for her eye for composition, communication skills, and dedication to creating lasting memories, making Lightbloom Photography a top choice for capturing special moments.

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Allison from Lightbloom Photography received glowing reviews for her exceptional skills, professionalism, and friendly demeanor. Clients appreciated her engaging and easygoing personality, making them feel comfortable and relaxed during both engagement and wedding photoshoots. Many noted her quick turnaround time for delivering high-quality and vibrant photos. Allison's ability to capture candid moments, offer unique photo ideas, and provide efficient and stress-free services contributed to highly positive recommendations by couples and their wedding parties. Clients expressed admiration for her eye for composition, communication skills, and dedication to creating lasting memories, making Lightbloom Photography a top choice for capturing special moments.

Kyley
Kyley D. Sent on 05/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

New Best Friend and Photographer in One

First of all - look no further, Allison is it so go ahead and book her. Not only were her photos absolutely amazing, but Allison's personality is so kind and fun that even from our first email I felt like I was talking with one of my friends which as a bride really put me at ease. From our engagement photos on the beach in 30+ mph winds - to our big day, Allison was very responsive, engaging, and open to any wild and crazy idea I may have add. Her photos are absolutely STUNNING and vibrant with the colors - seriously there's not a single wedding photo I don't like. My husband and I are also not a couple who like to pose for pictures and prefer candids, but she made us feel SO comfortable that posing just felt natural. By the end of our wedding night, Allison felt more like a friend than photographer and we were both sad to see her leave. So if you want someone with stunning work who feels just like a friend - look no further because Allison is it!
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Bre N. Sent on 05/07/2024
5 out of 5 rating

10000/10 recommend working with Allison!!!

Allison is literally my favorite human ever. She is the BEST photographer to work with I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We used her for engagement and our wedding day and both times her energy and way she was able to make us feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera was so special. She made me feel like the most beautiful bride in the world, and is so fun to work with. She captured so many beautiful moments during our big day, I’ve attached screenshots of some of her work that she sent me. If you are looking for someone who is going to be fully present, everywhere at the same time somehow, positive, fun, engaging, and extremely talentend, Allison is your gal!!
Lindsay
Lindsay B. Sent on 03/29/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Best (and sweetest) photographer in the business!

We had the absolute pleasure of working with Allison as our wedding photographer. Of course, she is so much more than that. Allison is a wonderful human being (and just as sweet as can be) who makes everyone she works with feel so incredibly comfortable in front of the camera. She makes what she does look so effortless, but the work she puts in behind the scenes is really what sets her apart from the rest. For starters, Allison offers an engagement photoshoot with her wedding photography packages. This was such a pleasant surprise for us, and served as a great opportunity to meet Allison ahead of our wedding day! She is also an excellent communicator (easing my mind about potential rain at least once 😅) and has a very quick turnaround time when it comes to email inquiries. With that, her website and photo galleries are so user friendly and easy to access, which may seem like a small detail but it really stood out to me throughout our time working with her. It is clear Allison has spent a lot of time building her business into what it is today, and I have so much admiration for her because of this.

And of course, how could I talk about Allison and Lightbloom Photography without mentioning how PERFECTLY she captured not only our engagement photos, but our entire wedding day. I was particularly blown away by the fact that she seemed to be everywhere at once, capturing all of the small moments I thought no one else was watching. One example that stood out to me was after our wedding reception dinner. My grandma needed to head out early, but before she left, she came over to give me a hug while everyone else was busy dancing. When we got our gallery back, I saw Allison had captured this sweet exchange between me and my grandmother and it actually brought a tear to my eye. I am genuinely still in shock over how beautiful our photos turned out and know I will be looking at them forever. For those in search of the perfect photographer, Allison is spectacular and it is clear that she takes her craft very seriously. With all this being said, we would highly recommend Lightbloom Photography! You will not regret your decision to work with her.
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Awards

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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2023 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

Sarah & Jordan
78 photos · 12/09/2022
Sarah & Trey
55 photos · 10/28/2022
Jenna & Tuck
79 photos · 03/26/2022
Amy & Carson
52 photos · 05/24/2020
Alexis & Ryan
38 photos · 05/02/2020
Montana & Alex
49 photos · 10/18/2019

Team

Allison Eding
Allison Eding
Owner & Lead Photographer

I am a professional third wheel. A Leo and a Gryffindor. Sarcasm is my love language. I laugh A LOT. Sunsets are my favorite. 35mm film will always be my first love. I am obsessed with Italy, and Portugal, and Amsterdam... okay, Europe. LGBTQ+ supporter. I was born in Ohio but I was made for the beach. Between weddings, I'm mostly busy exploring the world, catching live shows at Greenfield Lake, and hanging with my very sassy Samoyed named Luna (if you don't know that dog breed please do yourself a favor and google it). Yes I named her after Luna Lovegood. If you get that reference then we'll be the best of friends. Let's go grab some mimosas and talk about your big day!

Kevin Stauss
Kevin Stauss
Videographer

Kevin and his wife Haley are the dynamic duo behind Heartline Films - they work together to bring your wedding day to life on film so you can remember every detail! Kevin is here to answer ALL of your wedding video questions and remind you why it's so important to have on your big day!

Haley Stauss
Haley Stauss
Videographer

Wife of Kevin, mother of Felix. Disney fanatic and Harry Potter lover. Their sweet German Shepard is named Granger, if you can catch that reference. There's not much mystery behind the MANY reasons that we all work so well together.

Professional Network & Endorsements

1 Endorsement
Kenan Chapel at Landfall Kenan Chapel at Landfall Church & Temple Weddings

Lightbloom Photography is very professional and offers high quality photography for weddings and events. Easy to work with and terrific photography!

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Lightbloom Photography frequently asked questions

Lightbloom Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Digital Files
Lightbloom Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • One Event / Day
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
Lightbloom Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Film
  • Natural
  • Photojournalism
Lightbloom Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • One Event / Day
  • Second Shooter
  • Video
  • Wedding Portraits
Lightbloom Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Lightbloom Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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