When we hired Ailecia as our wedding photographer in September 2009, we were really excited to have a friend come and document our day because we knew she'd care enough to capture all of the moments she could and she wouldn't be checking the time so that she could leave when her paid hours were up. What I've realized though is that whether she was our friend or not, that's the kind of service we would've gotten from her - it's simply how she does business, and it's a damn good business practice.
Ailecia was a joy to have around and we never felt like we were being pushed into 'photo ops' ... she just knew the right moments to capture naturally. She enthusiastically got shots of virtually every guest at the wedding and they were so candid and wonderful. Our guests had a blast with the photo booth - ages 4 to 84!
Our friends and families commented over and over again about what a nice presence she had throughout the evening and how comfortable she made everybody feel, and they were all blown away by the results. We've seen her photos printed and framed at lots of our loved ones' homes because not only did she capture all of our special moments, she took fantastic photos of couples, families, and groups of friends that have been treasured ever since our wedding. One photo in particular that she took was of Nicole's grandfather and his 3 remaining sisters (out of 10 kids total). She took a beautiful photo of them and it meant the world to Nicole's family to have that moment captured. It was just one example of her ability to get all the right shots.
Ailecia has incredible talent and will undoubtedly be the most pleasant "vendor" you'll interact with for your wedding, or any other event. She's fun-loving, easy to get along with, and really puts herself into her work - she loves capturing peoples' special moments and it shows in every photo she takes.