“A true talent.”

"Alyssa is a true talent of her work. She is extremely flexible and kind. She listens to your questions and follows the little one's lead. I had her our for a family lifestyle session which included my 2 child who was only 4 weeks old. What incredible work she did and her turn around time to get us the pictures via her gallery was less then 48 hours... I was very impressed and I am looking forward in having Alyssa be our photographer for many years. Thank you in sharing your talent with people so that you can capture these memories for a lifetime for us."

— E.G, lifestyle portrait client.

My husband and I are eternally grateful for the spark that has been reignited!

If you are thinking about doing a boudoir session with Alyssa, my only advice is to go for it! Prepping for the shoot was a treat- having my hair and makeup done professionally was so much fun! Alyssa is professional, but at the same time is fun and encourages confidence and relaxation in her clients. Her photography talent is expert level-I was blown away by the quality of the photographs. You will walk away feeling gorgeous, and that feeling will last long after your session is over. My husband and I are eternally grateful for the spark that has been reignited!

— J.K, boudoir portrait client.

"Alyssa was everything we hoped for and more. From our delightful engagement session at Long Wood Gardens to our beautiful wedding day this fall, she worked with us every step of the way. We were able to build a friendship along with her ability to capture such stunning moments during this special time of our lives. We are beyond thrilled with her flexibility and work ethic to edit and have our photos available in such a quick turnaround! We have received many compliments from friends and family on our wedding photos and we love them all! We would certainly recommend Hope + Stay to any newly engaged couples!"

— Jenna and Rob, bride + groom


“Captured the essences of the day.”

"We love them so very much.  Absolutely perfect.  It was perfectly captured.  Great pictures that just captured the essences of the day.  So full of love and happiness.  We absolutely love them."

— Kristina and Adam, bride + groom


"Alyssa took our engagement photos at Burnside Plantation in Bethlehem.  My fiancée and I wanted a rustic/barn theme, so Alyssa made that happen! As we were nervous and didn’t know what to expect, as I’m sure most couples are, Alyssa guided us through the whole process and made us feel at ease.  Even though the engagement session was only supposed to last an hour, Alyssa stayed for over an hour and a half just to make sure she had all the shots she wanted...Alyssa uploaded a sneak peek for us the morning after our shoot and had all of our photos available for upload within 3 days!!  She did an amazing job with our photos, and we received multiple compliments on them.  I am very thankful for Alyssa’s hard work and cannot wait for her to shoot our wedding! "

— Heather and Evan, portrait client


“More beautiful than I could have ever imagined.”

"Thank you so much for everything. They have turned out more beautiful than I could have ever imagined...You did a superb job and I am so thankful that you were able to fit us in. I truly appreciate it. You've got such a talent!." 

— Susan, portrait client.

“Customers have a wonderful gallery to choose from,”

She is so passionate about her work, and for this reason she is so successful. She is patient, kind, and flexible...She is very creative, and suggests great locations for her shoots. She is very open to taking the suggestions of her clients as well as offering her own. She captures so many moments during her photo shoots. Not only does she strategically place her clients in positions to create wonderful photos, but she also takes candid shots which make for some very special moments. Not only does she do an exemplary job taking the pictures, but her editing skills are top notch....She puts so much time and dedication into each picture that she edits from the photo shoots so customers have a wonderful gallery to choose from."

— Stacee, portrait client

Alyssa has been very accommodating as a photographer. She is flexible to our schedules and offered up many opportunities to schedule our engagement shoot. She is great with kids and got our two toddlers to laugh simultaneously all the while staying focused on her for the perfect shot. Her knack for capturing the more natural shots and casual personality make you feel as ease and makes for a better photograph. She has many ideas for locations in the Lehigh Valley and beyond for whatever theme you’re looking for. Our pictures have turned out great and we can’t wait to see her work for our big day.
— -Michele and Tim, portrait clients