Alyssa Vanzo | wedding photographer | New York | THE WED

Alyssa strongly believes that wedding photography should be a reflection of the unique atmosphere shaped by the personalities of the couple and their loved ones. In that sense, her work celebrates the intricate nuances of not only the wedding itself but also of the relationships and stories that brought the day to fruition.
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Alyssa Vanzo celebrates love stories through soulful, documentary-style photography

With a passion for experience and intentionality, Alyssa aims to create emotive imagery by capturing moments that can’t be replicated. Her work has been described as organic, soulful, and genuine, and her documentary-like approach and keen eye for detail best serves couples who wish to fully immerse themselves in their day. Alyssa strongly believes that wedding photography should be a reflection of the unique atmosphere shaped by the personalities of the couple and their loved ones. In that sense, her work celebrates the intricate nuances of not only the wedding itself but also of the relationships and stories that brought the day to fruition.

Alyssa Vanzo

My relationship with my own husband is unlike any other I’ve had in my lifetime and his tireless nurturing of my ambitions, emotions, successes, and failures is my continued source of inspiration. I appreciate the gravity of this commitment and always promise to put a piece of my heart into every photograph I make

Alyssa's work capturing weddings and elopements has taken her to some of the most beautiful destinations around the world, from the rolling hills of Upstate New York to the rugged coast of California. Though she calls New York home, Alyssa is available for travel worldwide.


Couple
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15 July 2024

Loved having Alyssa as our wedding photographer

Alyssa was the first wedding vendor I booked and it was probably the easiest wedding planning decision I made. On our very first consultation call, it just felt like we clicked and I was impressed with the questions she asked me. Alyssa contributed to our wedding in many more ways than just taking photos. She helped us define our overall wedding look and feel, guided the location decision and overall vibe for our engagement shoot, and was always available to give her advice and opinion on so many different wedding elements. She was my go-to person on how to make my wedding feel and look the way we envisioned. She also would make me feel calm and open up during the photography sessions. We greatly appreciated her attention to detail and attentiveness, and her work speaks for itself. We loved having you as our wedding photographer, Alyssa. Thank you for being you and for capturing so many vulnerable, beautiful and precious moments of this past year of our life. We would love to work with you again! 
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Couple
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15 July 2024

A million plus one stars!!

When planning our elopement, we picked our location first and began the hunt for the perfect person to capture our day. Alyssa’s beautiful work on Instagram caught our eye first and after our initial consultation with her, we knew she would capture our day beautifully. All the tools provided by Alyssa, help a couple planning a wedding across the country. Her organized and detailed approach to wanting the best for your day is evident through every communication and up until the big day. Our wedding day was an experience of a lifetime for many reasons and we are so incredibly happy we chose Alyssa to capture this day. The images we received from Alyssa are better than we could have ever imagined. We look at them often and know we will treasure them for many years to come. We would give her a million plus one stars if we could! 
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Couple
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15 July 2024

The absolute best decision we made for our wedding

After our first meeting, we knew that Alyssa was exactly what we were looking for in a photography. Unfortunately, we were a covid couple. But very fortunately, that gave us the opportunity to work with Alyssa at both our mini-ceremony on our original wedding date and on our 1 year anniversary for our big ceremony and reception. She did everything to make 2 very awkward people feel comfortable and beautiful. I’m so thankful to have had Alyssa right there through everything—she is such a calming presence. Our pictures turned out absolutely beautiful! We are so happy to have these gorgeous pictures for years to come. Thanks Alyssa!
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Couple
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15 July 2024

Real and authentic

Alyssa was so easy to work with. My fiancé is camera shy, but Alyssa made both of us feel comfortable and the whole photoshoot experience felt natural. Our photos were real and authentic ; she captured us in our element of laughter and caught our personalities so well. I would recommend her to anyone!
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Couple
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15 July 2024

Working with Alyssa was a dream!

Her correspondence was prompt and detailed - we decided to have a quiet elopement, and Alyssa was there every step of the way to bounce ideas off of and clarify logistics, etc. Her website is incredibly transparent, so there were no surprises in terms of expectations or prices.

The actual elopement session was so easygoing and effortless. I told her upfront that I was worried about being awkward during photos, so she was great about giving some direction without posing us too much. It felt really natural having her around - she was there when she needed to be, but 'out of the way' at the right times too. She was also very prepared with an emergency bag with a sewing kit, hand warmers, and so on, which came in handy when my dress was snagging on twigs and the wind kept me chilled. When we forgot a few things back in the car, she cleverly put together some of our bags and jackets to sit on so we wouldn't be on the ground. After our ceremony, all 4 of us in attendance commented how great she was during the ceremony.

I've received our sneak peek photo gallery, which was above and beyond my expectations! I assumed that we'd receive 2 or 3 photos, but instead we got 20+ beautiful photos within 24 hours of our ceremony. I can't wait to see the full gallery. Alyssa is so talented and natural at her job, and it really shows in her work. Her photos are personal, intimate, beautiful, and real. I can't recommend her highly enough!
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Couple
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15 July 2024

We could not have asked for a better photographer to capture our elopement

Alyssa is a highly creative, knowledgable and experienced photographer who I would recommend to anyone looking for the right person to capture their day.

My wife and I hired Alyssa to photograph our elopement in upstate New York in 2021. We had spoken to a few different elopement photographers during the planning process but felt an immediate connection with Alyssa from the first conversation. I remember the excitement we felt after our first call because we knew we had found the perfect person to photograph this moment in our lives.

When you look for an elopement photographer, you’re not only searching for someone with the talent and experience to capture fleeting moments and transform them into lifelong memories, you are choosing someone who will also be a part of creating those moments. Alyssa was the fifth member of our elopement group (wife and I, plus two friends) and she was a perfect addition. She fit right in, encouraged us to be ourselves and made us feel perfectly comfortable in front of the camera.

Alyssa’s images are simply gorgeous. They are wonderfully natural, authentic and intimate - the very same factors which led us to elope rather than hold a traditional wedding. It’s obvious that she shares our love of nature, and has an impeccable eye for capturing the sensation of humans connecting in a natural environment. She captured every detail of our elopement day to perfection, and even delivered a sneak preview gallery the next day!

In addition having a highly creative and refined eye, she brings expert knowledge of the elopement process and helpful resources for planning our day from having photographed a wide variety of weddings and elopements previously. We had a decent idea of our itinerary when we first spoke to her, but she provided very useful suggestions for finalizing our elopement schedule to make sure we would fully enjoy it without being too stressed or tired by the end of the day.

I would highly encourage anyone to make Alyssa part of your memorable day, whether that be an elopement, wedding, or engagement session.



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