PRAISE


"From day one, it was like working with a close friend, and Alyssa is also very professional, on top of her game, and a great communicator. I can't even find words good enough to express how perfect our experience has been. We will definitely continue to use Hope & Stay in the years to come for those landmark moments. "

— Beth + Patrick, bride + groom

"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


"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...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, engagement portrait client


"I highly recommend Hope & Stay! There is a special bond that you must have with your photographer. Some people have it and some people don’t. Alyssa definitely has it! She will make sure you are comfortable before, during and after the wedding photo shoot. The Hope & Stay team checks and double checks that your wedding party looks great in every photo. The attention to detail is incredible."

— Liz + Justin, bride + groom

"Alyssa was amazing! She definitely helped direct and guide us to taking the perfect pictures. She was very prompt about getting back to us with any questions we had during the planning of our wedding! She made us laugh all day long which helped us relax!"

— Caitlyn + Matt, bride + groom