Downtown Wilmington Wedding Photographer

“If you want to have your wedding captured the way you felt, RUN to Allison. Seriously the best!!!!! Our pictures were exactly how our wedding felt… magical!!! I found Allison and started following her on Instagram. Immediately I fell in love with her pictures. When we had our intro chat, I wanted her to be my best friend, which is what you want as a photographer, but even as a person outside of that!! Allison helped make the day run smoother and I LOVED how planned out she is. 
If I could give a million star review, I would. Trust me, if you are paying $5 or $50k for a wedding, you need her in your life to capture the love between the married couple, family/friends, and the entire event. I look at these pictures almost everyday!!!”


“We could not have chosen a more genuine, talented, responsive, fun, easygoing (I could go on and on) photographer for our wedding. Allison was a HUGE asset to our special day and the years leading up to it. Not only did she produce the most gorgeous engagement photos for us, but our wedding photos look like they came right out of a magazine (or belong in one). She has a true gift for photography but also the skill and personality for photographing subjects who may be uneasy in front of the camera. Her turnaround time for delivering photos is also something we truly appreciated and going through our album we could literally feel the emotion and joy exuberating from our photos. Allison, we are so lucky to have found you and we’re so thrilled you’ve become such a great friend. We will cherish the memories you captured forever and we can’t wait for more opportunities to work with you! THANK YOU”

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“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!”


“I cannot express enough how lucky I am that we found Allison to photograph our wedding! We all know the wedding process as a whole can be very stressful… Before even meeting with her in person and only emailing back a forth and scrolling though her portfolio a few times… I KNEW she was going to be the perfect fit! Her energy lights up a room and it reflects though her work. She has a great eye and captured our entire day from start to finish with such grace. Of course we had the traditional posed photos (absolutely stunning btw) but for me it’s the candid shots that make me feel like I’m reliving this extremely special day over and over again. For that I am SOOOOO grateful. If you have the chance to work with this wonderful woman don’t hesitate just do it because it was the best decision I ever made!!”

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“If I could give one piece of advice to a couple planning a wedding… HIRE ALLISON & Lightbloom Photography for your wedding! Allison was an absolute dream to work with; her fun and easygoing personality made it easy to be ourselves in front of the camera. She had unique photo ideas that gave us GORGEOUS results- and she got us our photos 8 DAYS after the wedding… 8 DAYS PEOPLE!!!!!!! She was so much more than a wedding photographer on our day, truly. She wrangled groomsmen, fluffed my dress and veil in the crazy wind, fended off family members to let us have a moment alone before the reception, and even managed to snap adorable pictures of our 3-year-old flower girl with autism and our ten-month-old puppy. I can’t say enough good things about Allison- we LOVE her!”


“Don’t think, just book!! Allison was the only photographer my venue manager named when I asked who I should use and she was right!! Allison makes you feel so comfortable, beautiful, and natural and makes taking pictures so fun that my husband didn’t complain one single time!! She truly becomes a friend in your wedding planning process. Her response time is wicked with emails and photos. I got my wedding album back in FOUR DAYS and my bridal portraits in less than 24 HOURS!!! She works so hard to make sure that everything is absolutely perfect and the results are STUNNING!! I don’t know how many times people have told me my bridal portraits and wedding pictures belong in a magazine and it’s all because of Allison! Myself, my family, my whole bridal party are all obsessed with her, and I don’t see how you couldn’t be. Allison is your girl!!!”

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“I knew Allison was the photographer I needed for my wedding day within the first five minutes of our intro call/facetime. She radiates joy, openness, and kindness. Throughout the planning process, she was organized yet flexible. She’s also incredibly well-versed in weddings on the coast and so she essentially planned out when we should do the ceremony, post-ceremony photos, and reception based on the sunset times, golden hours times, etc. I was all over the place with my planning and she encouraged me and guided me. On the day-of, she was positive, easy-going, but kept us on track to get the photos we wanted/needed/didn’t know we needed! She edited the photos quickly, without sacrificing quality. They are like works of art. I should also mention that she somehow simultaneously became everyone’s friend at our small wedding AND was sneakily unobtrusive/behind the scenes… Just choose Allison. You won’t regret it. She’s an angel and an artist who will make your wedding day and memories after glow.”


WOW is all I can say, really WOW! My husband and I were BLOWN away by Allison!!! I can not stop looking at our photos because they are absolutely gorgeous, beautiful, and exactly what we were looking for in terms of style and aesthetic. Her work, her professionalism, how passionate she is about what she does (including but not limited to: fluffy snow dogs, music, travel, and Harry Potter), her personality, and just who she is as a person are just some of the reasons why you should hire her! She had no issues traveling to the Raleigh area for our wedding and we had such a BLAST throughout the day. Honestly, it did not feel like we had a photographer following us around the entire day, it felt like we were just a group of friends having a great time. She was so sweet and patient to our pup too and if you suggested something she was TOTALLY on board for it.  One of the many things we loved about working with Allison from Lightbloom Photography was we wanted to have a piece of Wilmington incorporated in our wedding because it was the place that my husband and I met so it holds some significance to the both of us and just having here was a reminder of that place. The best way I can describe it is, it was like a perfect sunny day at Wrightsville Beach without the annoying seagulls and tourists. I could write paragraphs about Allison and Lightbloom Photography, but I don’t want to give away too many spoilers for any future couples who are blessed to work with her. Thank you again Allison for making our day so fun. We loved working with you!

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“5 stars are not enough for Allison! She is an artist and captured our wedding in the most beautiful way! There are honestly not enough words to describe how amazing Allison was through our whole wedding experience. We got married on 11/12/2021 and she photographed our wedding day as well as our engagement session back in March. Not only was Allison the BEST photographer, but she was also so much more. She answered any and all questions throughout the planning process and ended up connecting us to almost all of our other vendors. She is one of the most genuine and kind humans I have ever met. She is definitely in the right profession and her photographs are such beautiful artwork. If I could give more than 5 stars, I would. I cannot recommend her enough! Her pricing is also very reasonable and definitely worth the money! If you are getting married, you HAVE to contact Allison!”


“I cannot say enough things about how amazing Allison is! She truly became a part of our family on our wedding day. Working with her was an absolute dream. From the beginning, getting our wedding on her books – she was responsive and so awesome – she instantly made us feel at ease. The weeks leading up to the wedding, she was reaching out to us to make sure all was okay – and planning an amazing timeline for us for the big day. The day of the wedding – it was like hanging out with a family member or best friend who is AMAZING at taking pictures. She has an amazing bright personality and is so much fun! Now let’s talk about the pictures – WOW WOW WOW! We knew she was an incredible photographer from looking at her work – but holy cow! We could not be happier with the photography from our wedding day! She had the photos back to us less than a week after our wedding! Allison is just absolutely incredible – do yourself a favor and hire her for your photographer – I promise you will not regret it!”

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“I don’t even know where to begin! Allison is amazing! She made the day a dream and she captured so many beautiful moments. I honestly can’t thank her enough. She made us both feel at ease. Honestly, she felt more like a best friend and we literally just met on my wedding day. I’ve always been a fan of her work and now that I have pictures of my own, it’s amazing.”


“I CANNOT get over how absolutely stunning our pictures turned out! I almost always hate photos of me and am extremely picky. I loved every single one! They looked like pictures ripped straight out of a magazine. She was very fun to work with and easy going. She made sure she didn’t miss anything!”

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“We had a BLAST with Allison! The best day of our lives was captured with ease. Allison was very professional in our planning before our wedding so we were comfortable and confidant going into the big day. On our day, the formal photos were quick and painless and everything else was amazing! She captured amazing, genuine moments of joy and beautiful details that we are thrilled to have. On top of all that -we got the photos in record time! We cannot express what a great experience and how happy we are with Lightbloom.”


“Everyone told us how important it was to find a great photographer that you not only love their style of photography but you also click with them personally as well. Allison was everything! She was so quick to respond, even when we were initially inquiring with her which definitely helps because things book so quickly in this industry you can’t wait for days for a vendor to get back to you! She worked with us to make our package perfect for our day and was both professional and personable when emailing! We didn’t actually meet her until our wedding day but it felt like we had known her for years! She captured our day so perfectly and beautifully. She has a great eye for detail and captured photos I couldn’t even dream of. I highly recommend Lightbloom Photography for your day, we can’t wait to look at these for many many years to come!”

Handmade Toledo and Blarney Wedding

“Allison’s talent and easy-going personality is everything a bride who values quality photography needs on her wedding day. Our guests still rave about the pictures we posted on social media, saying she captured all the feels. From the morning mimosas to the sun setting at the reception, I can honestly say I can go through the pictures she took and relive the best day of my life.”


“We recommend Allison to all of our friends! Our wedding wouldn’t have been nearly as fun without her. Nothing was too big of a challenge. My wife and I have very different skin tones and it didn’t mess with the photos at all. She set the tone of our wedding with her upbeat personality and charm. I really can’t say enough about Allison, ya’ll HIRE HER”

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Fort Fisher Wedding Photography

“I felt like I was hanging out with my friend instead of posing for a camera. And most importantly, our pictures came out so so so wonderful. I keep looking at them over and over again and thinking – is this actually MY wedding? They are so beautiful – I cannot believe they are mine. The way she works with natural light to make us look our absolute best, is so impressive.”


“Allison made us feel like ourselves in front of her lens and that is a quality that is hard to come by. Her pictures are truly authentic reflections of who we are and that is so special to me. She has the ability to capture up-close intimate moments as well as large, beautiful landscapes. Her talents are endless and I am forever grateful for the moments that she captured of my loved ones on our wedding day.”

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“Allison is absolutely amazing! She has such a fun and relaxed energy that makes everything so much more enjoyable. She shared our excitement in having our dog at our wedding and captured our love for that beautifully. She was prepared every step of the way and offered sound advice to us. Allison researched our venue and knew where to capture perfect shots. All of our photos are gorgeous! We were so grateful to work with her!”


“We met Allison at a wedding show that Ironclad Brewery was hosting and right from the start, she was so bubbly, friendly and excited to meet us!! We saw a bit of her work and were absolutely blown away with the samples we saw. She does more natural looking photography and definitely puts her own artsy spin on things. We immediately knew she was the one! She was great with communication the whole time we were planning and was so open to ideas I’d found or things I wanted to try. We finally got to work with her on our big day and we couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She was warm and friendly with everyone she met that day and she jumped on any opportunity to get an awesome shot of details or the big stuff too. She even stole us away for some sunset pics and made everything just so darn perfect! Needless to say when we finally saw the images, we were utterly speechless! Her creativity and artistic abilities brought our beautiful wedding day to life in her pictures. We couldn’t have dreamed that our treasured memories would be so perfectly captured, but Allison has done exactly that! We are beyond thrilled with how everything turned out!”

Ironclad Brewery Wedding Photography
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“Where do I begin!! Allison was SUCH a joy to work with – extremely talented and so fun to be around. Our wedding photo package included an engagement shoot, and from the first time we met her, we knew we made the right choice. She was super organized and responsive, and so quick turning around edits! We are beyond thrilled with the photos; there isn’t a single one that we wouldn’t share.”


“Allison was absolutely perfect for our wedding. Her pricepoint was well below the other photographers we looked at, the photos are gorgeous and she got them to us within a week of our wedding! The best part however, was Allison’s flexibility and attitude/demeanor during the ceremony and reception. She knew when to direct people and be firm when taking family photos without being too demanding. On our walk from ceremony to reception venues, she went along with the flow, finding fun and interesting places to take photos (even as we were competing with a music festival). During the reception, she was there when we wanted her there, but not overbearing, so my bride and I could enjoy the evening. I think she did a really nice job of capturing the feel of the entire day. Overall, Allison felt more like a guest at our wedding than a hired photographer – and gave us an incredible product! I can’t think of one way our experience with Allison could have been better.”

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