PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMS TESTIMONIALS
Our goal is to provide you exceptional imagery, experience, and service. A great way to know more of what we do is to see the unedited reviews and accounts from some of our clients over the years. These are collected here below to make it easy to read from our website, as well as sites like The Knot, WeddingWire, Google, and Facebook.
Marita & Jason
Whitby Castle, Rye, NY – 4/11/2023
Stilwell Photography & Films is AMAZING!!! My husband and I recently got married and Alisa and James were incredible, sweet, kind, professional, and affordable. Not only were the photos INCREDIBLE, but Alisa was super professional, on time, and amazing with my pups (I had to include my dogs and Alisa was so great with them)! Alisa also took the time to call/zoom with us and offer expert suggestions to make the most of our big day. She was willing to travel near us for the photos; her patience, care, and flexible nature makes her so easy to work with. She has a positive attitude and energy, and makes everyone feel at home in her presence. We found Alisa on social media (instagram) and her page is incredible (@stilwellphotographyfilms). We gave her ideas of what we wanted and she made sure we got it! :-) We were so happy to see how wonderful our photos and videos came out. Alisa and James are second to none and the best that there is! Thank you, Stilwell Photography & Films!!! You two are the best and we can't thank you enough! <3
Danyela & Gunnar
Whitby Castle, Rye, NY – 7/29/2022
Alisa and James were fantastic! They were able to capture every detail and moment on our special day. They were extremely professional and personable. Their work is exceptional all around. We can't thank them enough for giving us these pictures and videos that will last us a lifetime!
Barbara & Vincent
The Grandview, Poughkeepsie NY – 6/24/2022
Alisa and James were amazing! So professional but so friendly throughout the whole process and really made the wedding day a seamless experience. Didn't have to worry about making sure they were capturing moments because they were on top of everything. I really appreciated their expertise in setting us up for the best photos but at the same time, they didn't do too much of the posed pictures, instead just capturing the moments between me and my husband and then later, with all of our guests. Really cannot say enough good things about this experience. And I absolutely loved how the album turned out! It's so beautiful and such high-quality design that we will cherish for years to come!
Chrystalla & James
The Barn at Villa Venezia, Middletown, NY – 6/4/2022
Alisa was amazing to work with throughout our wedding experience from finding a location for our engagement photos all the way up until the end of our wedding night where she was still capturing every moment. She made us feel comfortable every step of the way with multiple phone conversations about what our top priority shots would be. She has a great eye and we actually love the pictures we happened to come up with on the spot more than those pre-planned! We were so excited to receive the private portal in a timely manner to share along with family friends! There was so much variety in the pictures taken and so much attention to detail. Love looking back at these and reliving the day!
Rachel & Michael
The Barn at Villa Venezia, Middletown NY – 3/5/22
Very professional! Alisa and James along with their team were so amazing on our wedding day!! I love how when we were getting ready I didn’t even feel as if they were there as they were getting all our candid shots!! They are such a friendly team and know exactly what they are doing! If you are looking for photography and videography definitely go with Stilwell!
Kelly & Michael
Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg, NJ – 12/17/21
So helpful!! Alisa and James were so wonderful on our wedding day! They arrived early, collaborated with each other to ensure a smooth day and kept us all right on schedule! We loved having both the photographer and videographer from the same company and would recommend them in a heartbeat. We also really appreciated the calmness of both Alisa and James, as well as their two other workers. Can't wait to see our photos and videos :)
Olivia & Greg
The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY – 12/9/21
We're lucky and had the opportunity to work with Alisa and James twice, for our home wedding (due to COVID) and our "big" wedding. And if we had a 3rd wedding I would book them again! Not only are they incredibly professional, patient and organized to ensure things are running smoothly but they're just such wonderful people that you want to be around. They know how to make you feel calm, comfortable and natural. Alisa has a great vision and an incredible focus on detail, which made for truly beautiful photos. Thank you Alisa, James and team for everything!
Rebecca & Jeremy
The Barn at Villa Venezia, Middletown NY – 11/11/21
I’m so glad I chose Stilwell photography! From the very beginning she was kind, warm and friendly. I never felt like it was a business transaction, she wanted to make sure I was happy. The pictures are beautiful. Her work is beautiful. Would definitely recommend.
Alexa & Erik
Villa Venezia, Middletown, NY – 10/15/2021
Working with Alisa and James at Stilwell Photography & Films was a wonderful experience. They assisted my now husband and I in the most thoughtful ways and captured beautiful memories that will last us a lifetime! They were incredibly professional and provided us with our wedding photos and video as soon as possible while communicating with us the entire time. Thank you again for everything!
Melinda & Chad
FEAST at Round Hill, Washingtonville NY – 10/9/21
Alisa and James are absolutely amazing. They were there every step of the way from our first meeting to receiving our album. They are beyond professional and organized. Communication was always spot on no matter how many times I reached out and they never made me feel like a bother. I’m so grateful to have so many wonderful photos and video of our day. We honestly could not have done it without them. If you’re wondering if you should book with them, do it. You will not regret it!
Hallie & John David
Red Maple Vineyard, West Park – 10/3/21
Best choice for photographer! We can't say enough good things about Alisa! She was very easy to work with, professional, and made us feel calm and beautiful on our big day! We love the photos she took and we are so happy we chose Stilwell Photography for our wedding.
Kristie & Matthew
West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY – 9/9/21
Alisa, James, & their team are AMAZING! When we first met with Alisa, we knew we had to look no further. Alisa is personable and one of the kindest people I’ve ever met! She is so professional and always emailed, called, or texted back in a timely manner! We booked Alisa in 2018 for our supposed to be 2020 wedding. After finally meeting Alisa in person in 2019, I felt like I’ve known her my whole life as one of my good friends! She made our engagement shoot so easy and truly calmed every one of my nerves. This is what I love most about Alisa. She always looks at the positive and this was what we needed most throughout postponing our wedding. Alisa is supportive and constantly reassured us that everything was going to work out perfectly! Of course she was right! When our wedding day finally came this past September, I felt such relief seeing Alisa! Her, James, and their team were prompt and ready! Throughout the entire wedding, you didn’t even notice that they were there! I am obsessed with our pictures! They are so beautiful and we could never thank Alisa and her team for how much we appreciate them! We know how wonderful & talented James is and cannot wait to see our video next! Basically, don’t look any further! If you want dedication, professionalism, kindness, and so much more book with Alisa & James now!!
Elyse & Jim
The Thayer Hotel, West Point, NY – 8/5/21
THE ABSOLUTE BEST. Alisa and James were incredible from the first day we spoke and helped us plan and visualize every detail of our wedding photography, including Trophy Point! Alisa was especially generous with her time, guidance and I always felt taken care of and surrounded by true professionals. I wish we were getting married again so we could work with Alisa and James on another event! They are amazing and we are so excited to see our photos and video!
Meghan & Paul
The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY – 5/8/21
Alisa & Alison were amazing in capturing our Wedding! We just had it this past Saturday May 8 and I am already so so excited for our pictures. We used Alisa to capture our engagement pictures in May 2019 and they were stunning. Unfortunately, we had to move our first look and ceremony inside due to rain all morning, and Alisa knew how much I wanted outdoor pictures. She is so good at capturing unique areas that make it look fantastic, and the sky cleared up and we got some amazing outdoor pictures. She was a pleasure to work with and a great presence on Wedding day. I can't wait to see how the pictures turned out!
Jessica & Philip
Private Residence, Fairfield, CT – 10/24/20
Alisa and her assistant Teresa were amazing. They were so easy to work with and adapted to the many changes we had due to COVID. We are amazed by our photos: our family cannot believe how many great photos we have. Both of them truly captured our personalities and wishes. For a couple photos, our family thought they were out of magazines. Special thanks to Alisa for making sure all of our moments were captured!
Kristen & Sean
Hollow Brook Golf Club, Cortlandt, NY – 9/18/20
AMAZING. When we got engaged and first started searching for artists that would be able to beautifully capture the most important day of our lives, it seemed impossible. I searched for hours upon hours to find a team with the professionalism and talent I was looking for. When I finally came across Stilwell and browsed their gallery and videos, I knew that this was what I was looking for without even meeting them. Then when we did meet with Alisa and James, it just clicked. They were so professional, yet warm and welcoming, and walked us through every possible option that we didn't even know to think about. We had to postpone our wedding due to covid, and Stilwell was there every step of the way providing support and guidance. They went above and beyond to work with us in order to give us exactly the package we wanted for our wedding day. When we were finally able to have our special day, they made us feel completely comfortable and captured the most special moments. We just recently received our photo album and wedding video and.....WOW. The way that Alisa captured every special moment, and the moments that without a talented eye would have been missed, was just incredible. Our wedding video is everything I could have hoped for and perfectly and tastefully captured our entire day. (It also helps that background music James chooses is ALWAYS beautiful to set the tone). I could NOT be happier with choosing the Stilwell team for our wedding. I am so eternally grateful to have these beautiful pieces to look back on for the rest of our lives. If you are looking for a team who is warm, talented, professional, and will take your wedding to the next level, look no further.
Jenna & Brian
Westchester Country Club, Rye, NY – 7/19/20
James was amazing and his work truly speaks for itself! We just received our cinematic wedding video and it is a work of art. Not only is James incredibly talented, but he is also incredibly kind. He was super flexible with us as we were impacted by COVID and worked to ensure he could still film our micro-wedding. The video is so special and something we will treasure forever. Watching it helped us re-live our day - and even experience some small details that we missed. He is super discreet and I honestly didn't even notice the cameras he set up for our ceremony and found myself wondering how he got certain shots. If you are questioning whether you should get video of your wedding, I would highly recommend it as it is such a special way to memorialize your day. And you should absolutely work with James! I am a perfectionist and had literally 0 feedback upon receiving our video - he is that good! We look forward to working with him again when we have our reception post-COVID.
Brighid & Gavin
Woodcliff Manor, Woodcliff Lake NJ – 11/1/19
Words cannot fully express how happy I am that we went with Alisa. I was first drawn to her work when researching different photographers. Her work truly showed special moments captured. Even the typical posed pictures let the couples personality and happiness shine through. We first spoke on the phone and she really did a great job of listening to what I was looking for and asking thoughtful questions to get a better sense of me needs. Her packages are very reasonably priced and she was extremely responsive through the whole process. She even provided a time line for pictures a week before that helped with the planning. On the day of the wedding I ened up arriving about 15 minutes late to the venue.very stressed Most of the wedding party was already there. Alisa helped calm me down keep things running smoothly. One thing that was really important to me was that I wanted to get the bulk of the pictures out of the way before the ceremony so I could enjoy the reception. Alisa was really good about setting up a great first look and thr working with the venue staff to corral the family and wedding party. She was great about working with last minute changes during the day. She kept us on and ahead of schedule all day. We took a few post ceremony pictures because the light at sunset was perfect. After that she circulated among the guests and got some amazing shots of my family and friends. Alisa was so friendly and easy to work with. She got out pictures back to us in just over 4 weeks and I couldn't be happier with how they came out. I recommend her to anyone who wants a beautiful record of their wedding day.
Stella & Trevor
Aria, Prospect, CT – 10/26/19
I could not have envisioned a more perfect wedding film! You guys are amazing. We cannot thank you enough for capturing our special day so beautifully. Highly recommend!
Deanne & Joseph
Private Farm, Middletown, NY – 9/21/19
Thank you Alisa for being so kind and patient with us all. Like all weddings it was crazy and chaotic but Alisa kept us together and as focused as we could possibly be to get things done. Looking fwd to our beautiful photos and video!!
Brianna & John
Villa Venezia, Middletown, NY – 8/31/19
We had our wedding videography done by Alisa Stilwell Photography & Films and are so happy with the whole experience! I was nervous about having a camera in my face and having to go through posed motions throughout the wedding day but it was nothing like that!! James & his team told us to go about the day as if they were not even there which was such a relief! James was incredible at capturing subtle movements and special moments during the wedding day. We have received our highlight and short film and I can’t believe how beautifully everything came out. Our friends, family, and especially WE love the film. Looking forward to remembering these moments with a video down the road!
Maria & Marc
Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, NY – 08/25/19
Alisa & James are the DREAM team! We are so happy to have booked Alisa Stilwell Photography and Films for our wedding. Alisa and Rachel were our wonderful photographers and James and Zack were our videographers. They were extremely professional and patient and knew exactly how to interpret our vision. We are thrilled for this team and would recommend them to anyone looking for a special team to capture their day. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
My husband and I highly recommend using Alisa and James for your wedding photography and film. They are extremely professional and capture the most essential moments of your wedding day. All of our family and friends commented on how beautiful the pictures and film turned out. We received updates (sneak-peeks) along the way until the final products were sent to us. Thank you to Alisa and James and then rest of the team for ensuring we have wedding memories that will last us a lifetime.
Ashley & Tom
The Garrison, Garrison NY – 6/14/19
I’m going to start off by saying.. there’s no need to read any further, just go ahead and book this videographer - end of story. Like all brides I did a TON of research and fell in love with Stilwell. Working with James and his team was a breeze. They responded quickly to all my bridezilla emails and assured me everything would be perfect . And it was. After watching our short film, we are truly blown away by the amount of love James was able to capture. I felt as though he and his team were right there for all those special moments you want to remember forever , without sticking a camera in your face .. which was super important to us. I never felt as though we were “on camera” nor were we encouraged to do any of those phony poses you see EVERYWHERE. James went with the flow and encouraged us to be ourselves. (Poor James ) long story short, if you’re looking for a work of magic , then Stilwell are the people for you. You will not be disappointed. I can assure you of that.
Danielle & Anthony
The Merion, Cinnaminson NJ – 5/19/19
James did an excellent job on our videos for our wedding! He listened to my ideas, and turned the most memorable moments of our special day into a beautiful film! I also appreciated how he followed a time line, and worked so kindly with my photographer. He got amazing coverage and was never in anyone’s face. He communicates quickly through email which was nice to know I could contact him at anytime and get a reply within a day. I would highly recommend James if you are looking for a videographer for any special occasion or wedding!
Amanda & Rich
The Briarcliff Manor, Briarcliff, NY – 4/26/19
Our wedding was on 4/26/19. Words cannot describe how awesome Alisa was! She was friendly and definitely passionate about her work. She also helped me to remain calm when it started thundering and lightening. She had kind words to say and help me remember that the weather wasn’t important. I cannot day enough positive things about Alisa! From meeting her over a year ago in her studio to our gorgeous engagement photos to having her capture the best day of our lives. She was incredible! I am so looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Meg & Alan
The Surf Club on the Sound, New Rochelle, NY – 10/14/18
Ahhhhhh it is amazing!!! thank you, thank you, thank you! We had the best day ever and really appreciate your amazing work, both on the day of and in the editing process.
Amanda & Hal
West Point Club, West Point, NY - 9/22/18
LOVE LOVE LOVE every second of my preview and the 4 min short video. I didn't think I would have enough footage to make a good film, but they pulled it all together so beautifully. I can't wait for my longer film to be complete. Everyone I share it with gets as choked up as I did watching it the first time!
Jenna & Philip
New York Country Club, Spring Valley, NY – 8/18/18
I loved every second of my experience with Stilwell, our wedding video is everything we could dream of and more. I couldn’t recommend James and team enough. ❤️
Deanna & John
Winding Hills Golf Club, Montgomery, NY - 5/26/18
We used Stilwell Photography and Films for our wedding this past May and we are so happy that we did. From our initial phone meeting with Alisa, we knew that we wanted to work with her. As she explained her photography style, highlighting a love for candid shots, we knew we had found a great fit for us. Alisa was able to work with us to give us a package that had all the things that were important to us.
On our wedding day, Alisa and her crew arrived on time and were ready to go! As the bride, Alisa was my main shooter and James was my main videographer. It was such an emotional day, and tears were shed while reading a letter from my husband for our video. Despite what could have felt very uncomfortable, I never did with Alisa and James. They were both so professional, and really put me at ease. During our couple shots and group shots, Alisa, James and the second shooters were all very efficient getting the shots we wanted/needed which was awesome because it was so hot that day!
As for quality, I was so impressed with Alisa and James' work, as were our family and friends! We have had so many people reach out to us to tell us how incredible they thought our short film was. I watch the video constantly, and it brings back so many memories and emotions from that day. It truly is something we will treasure. Our photos are gorgeous, there are so many shots that we absolutely love, and have hanging in our home. I wish we could fill up a wall with the entire album because they're all so beautiful! The turn around time for getting our short video and photos back was great!
I would definitely recommend Stilwell Photography and Films if you're looking for individuals who really care and are going to do beautiful work! We are so glad we chose them to take our most important photos!
Kelsey & Brendan
The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, Stony Point, NY – 9/9/17
Stilwell Photography & Films captured incredible, beautiful and memorable photos from our wedding day. Once we received our photos our guests were amazed at the clear, crisp and beautifully edited images (as were we)! Alisa was so sweet and was always easy to contact with updates on what photos we wanted, timeline, etc. What was really impressive was that I never felt like cameras were all around, yet we got incredible photos from every single part of the day/night, which I feel is so important when selecting a photographer. They offer multiple packages, which is very helpful. James is a remarkable videographer and what he creates is such a wonderful recap of your wedding day (we watch our short/full video often and each time we get to relieve the best day of our lives). Our friends have hired Stilwell Photography & Films for their weddings because they loved our photos/video so much, which makes our hearts happy! My husband and I would highly recommend-you won’t regret it :)
Kelly & Luke
Farmington Gardens, Farmington, CT - 8/7/2017
Alisa and her team were FANTASTIC. I realize that I'm a difficult client (not a bridezilla but very picky about everything!) and she was amazing. She was super flexible with our weird requests (i.e. no serious photos) and was able to adapt to us. She made everything fun and easy and we literally cannot stop looking at our wedding photos. She captured every moment and we haven't gotten video yet but we already know it's going to be just as great as the photos. I find myself to not be the most photogenic person and was actually dreading seeing photos of myself on the big day, and I couldn't be more surprised in the best way, she really was able to capture the best of us as well as all our guests. We also got our photos back in a very reasonable amount of time. All our family and friends have been gushing over the photos. Thank you Alisa for being so easy and fun to work with!
Jennifer & Thomas
Whitby Castle, Rye, NY - 6/10/17
Wow! We just want to thank you for the beautiful film. You captured our special day in a way that we could never have imagined.
Thank you for giving us a way to relive such great memories.
Mary-Ellen & Carlos
Shady Acres Organic Farm, Middletown, NY - 6/24/2017
Mary-Ellen: My husband and I just received our wedding pictures and all I can say is that Alisa is a truly exceptional photographer. She is extremely friendly, energetic and professional. She captured so many special moments of the day that we will treasure forever.
Carlos: My wife and I immediately connected with Alisa when we first met her.
We interviewed many photographers prior to meeting with her and she made us feel so like we were the most important clients she'd ever sat with.
We just received our wedding photos and I can honestly say her wonderful personality is surpassed by her skills as a professional photographer.
Our pictures came out fantastic. She captured so many personal moments of our wedding that I didn't even remember and had not even witnessed. She's very easy to work with and helped our wedding day one of the best days of our lives! Thank you Alisa!!!
Victoria & Paul
Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT - 5/28/2017
Working in the "wedding industry" I see a ton of wedding photographers pretty regularly and Alisa and her team are the best. They pay attention to detail and make everything stress free for your big day. I recommend them to everyone!
Stefanie & Steven
Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls NY - 11/19/2016
There are no words for how incredible our film is!! We have watched it over and over again and are amazed by new details each time. Thank you for adding in the speeches and extra parts of our ceremony! We are touched by the effort and love that you put into our film and are thrilled to have such a special keepsake to remember our day. You are extremely talented and we are amazed by your work!! THANK YOU!!!
Tracee & Steve
West Hills Country Club, Middletown, NY - 10/15/16
My husband and I used Stilwell Photography and Films for our engagement and wedding photographs and videos. We could not be happier with the experience we had working with Alisa and James. She was always flexible with meeting with us and answering all of our questions. James did an amazing job on our film capturing the highlights of our day. On our wedding day Alisa and her team were amazing. They were everywhere capturing the moments of our wedding we'll never forget. Steve and I commented on many of our wedding photos that we didn't even know Alisa was around for the moments she captured. She does a great job of capturing the moment while not interfering with it. She lets the wedding come to her and doesn't "create" moments by asking for certain poses or actions. The natural look and feel of our wedding photos is exactly what we wanted and we are so happy we picked Stilwell Photography to be our wedding photographer. Outside of being an awesome photographer, Alisa and James and the entire crew are amazing people with amazing personalities. By far one of the best investments we made for our wedding day. You won’t go wrong with Stilwell Photography and Films.
Yasmeen & Ryan
The Senate Garage, Kingston, NY - 10/29/2016
Beautiful photography and videography, and worth the price. Use the engagement session as a way to get comfortable with the photographer. The 10 hours of photography and videography may be too much if there is not ceremony taking place that day.
Ann & Ryan
The Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY 9/23/2016
Alisa was the best! Our engagement photos and wedding photos were totally "us" and Alisa works hard to make sure everything is better is better than even expected. She is so talented, and we were lucky to have her our wedding photographer!
Jamie & Michael
The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills, Stony Point, NY - 9/4/2016
We used Alisa Stilwell Photography & Films for our September 4th wedding film. We were not able to take advantage of their photography services as we already had another photographer booked prior to discovering Stilwell Photography and Films, however Alisa was still extremely friendly, professional, and responsive to emails. Alisa and James both made the planning process extremely easy and we were able to capture all of our important details. The day of the wedding everything ran smoothly and you wouldn't even notice James and his team were there. They were very unobtrusive throughout the wedding day, however were still able to capture incredible moments. We received our short film today and absolutely love how it turned out! The creativity and artistry that goes into making a cinematic film is worth every penny. We would definitely recommend James from Alisa Stilwell Photography and Films to capture your wedding day memories!
Kristen & Jonathan
Red Maple Vineyard, West Park, NY - 9/3/2016
Alisa was amazing! She made us feel comfortable the whole time, starting with the engagement photo shoot, which was a great way to get ready for the wedding. We were able to be ourselves and she captured so many incredible moments. The album came out incredible and we couldn't be happier.
Jennifer & Bruce
The Surf Club on the Sound, New Rochelle, NY - 8/20/2016
She listened to all our thoughts/concerns and addressed them. Willing to take any picture we wanted. Professional and great to work with. Would recommend Alisa to anyone wanting photographs/video done for their wedding.
Katelyn & Anthony
Christos, Poughkeepsie, NY - 7/29/2016
Alisa is such a beautiful photographer. She has talent beyond measure. We are so thankful we chose her company to photograph our special day! They captured it in a way we could have never imagined! They were reliable and knew just what to capture so that we could treasure those memories forever! If you are having a hard time deciding who to photography your wedding, THREE WORDS...Alisa Stilwell Photography!! You will not regret it! Thank you Alisa and Alison for everything!
Ashley & Dana
Hunter Mountain, NY - 7/8/2016
My husband and I are so happy we chose Alisa as our wedding photographer. After seeing her photos online I knew she would the right photographer for us. Our engagement session further cemented this. Alisa put us at easy and gave us instructions on how to pose. Everyone who saw our pictures complimented us and trust me we are no models. Our wedding photographs came out just a good. Alisa was able to capture every moment of the day. She has such an eye for arranging photographs, but is also able to get those unexpected moments and emotions. She is also just a joy to work with. The day of our wedding we had some weather issues and Alisa was such a calming presence. When it did start to rain, she came up with some impromptu shots inside a building that were some of our favorites. I should also mention that her assistant, Dana was wonderful. She had to deal with the groomsmen and got so many good photographs of them it was hard to choose only a few when putting our album together. I would not hesitate to recommend Alisa Stilwell Photography to anyone.
Lauren & James
Cragsmoor Stone Church, Cragsmoor, NY - 6/28/2016
We just received our engagement pictures from Alisa and they are beautiful!!! I knew from the minute I met Alisa that I wanted her to be our photography and my fiancé said the same thing when he met her. Our engagement shoot was so much fun and we felt so comfortable with Alisa as our photographer. Can't wait to see the beautiful pictures to come on our wedding day. Thank you!!!
Sarah & Adam
Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY 4/16/2016
Alisa was so helpful and calm about all advice and decisions when it came to our special day. We had a lot of family/friends we wanted in pictures and she made sure everyone was in the pictures in a timely manner. She was efficient and VERY hard working on our wedding day, we were so thrilled! I strongly recommend Alisa Stilwell Photography for any event!
Lindsey & Joe
The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY - 3/26/16
Alisa was a pleasure working with, very down to earth.
Nancilee & Chris
Minerals Resort, Vernon NJ - 11/27/2015
My husband and I used Alisa Stilwell Photography and Films for our engagement pictures and our wedding! From the first time we met Alisa, she was amazing to work with. She made us both feel so comfortable. Our pictures turned out amazing and our films were amazing as well. The cinematography is unlike anything I have ever seen. It truly is a work of art. Alisa, James, and their team did a wonderful job capturing the greatest night of our lives. I am so glad we chose to work with this company, as we have beautiful photographs and films to look back on for the rest of our lives. They truly did a wonderful job capturing all of the special and important moments of the night!
Melissa & Ryan
Cragmoor Stone Church, Cragsmoor, NY - 11/7/2015
My fiancé, Ryan, and I had our engagement photo session today! Alisa was fantastic. We had our 3 year old black lab with us for some photos and she was patient with him and he loved her!
We couldn't have asked for a better photographer in capturing one of the important days in our lives. I am so happy I met with Alisa and went with my gut! Thank you for today and what you will do for us in the near future.
Christina & Chris
Fat Fish Wine Bar & Bistro, Bay Shore, NY - 10/11/2015
I had the pleasure of meeting Alisa at a bridal show and I'm so glad I did. Initially, I went with an online photographer as it was so early on in the planning process that I was afraid we wouldn't be able to afford Stilwell Photography. BIG MISTAKE! Over the course of a month or two, I realized we would NEVER receive the attention to detail and level of service that we did from Alisa.
From our engagement pictures to the wedding itself, we had nothing but a fantastic experience. The packages that you have to choose from are amazing. We chose a mid-level package which included our engagement pictures, 8 hours of even photography, with 2 photographers, save-the-dates or thank you cards, and 11x14 fine art print, an album with lay-flat pages, plus a slideshow on DVD of our day set to our wedding song. They even drove all the way down to Long Island for the wedding.
I just received my link to my online gallery and I started crying all over again. I am beyond thrilled with how our pictures came out. My mother was worried that they had missed so much because she barely saw them, but they got everything (mom's a happy camper now).
Thank you so much to Alisa for making our day perfect!
Maddy & John
Hilton Pearl River, Pearl River, NY - 10/9/2015
Thank you to everyone for the beautiful photos and video at the wedding. Everything came out beautiful! You all captured the day wonderfully!
Kristen & Zack
The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY - 9/25/2015
Personal touch with personality-- Alisa and her team are phenomenal! From our first meeting, we knew that she was the one we needed to take our pictures. Alisa is so friendly and knows just how to get the shot she wants, we were incredibly comfortable with her. Our engagement pictures were amazing even though my husband had a toothache and it was sweltering, so I'm so excited to see our wedding photos with much better conditions!
Kimberly & Jarod
View on the Hudson, Piermont, NY - 9/6/2015
We worked with Alisa for our engagement and wedding photography for our wedding which was September 6, 2015. We had a great experience and got some amazing photos. She was very responsive and we got our pictures and albums back very quickly for what I was anticipating. We also worked with James for our cinematography. We are beyond in love with our videos. All are such a great reminder of our perfect wedding day!
Lauren & Mike
Villa Venezia, Middletown, NY - 7/31/2015
Alisa was amazing!! She made us both feel so comfortable from the moment we spoke to her. While taking our engagement photos she kept us laughing and feeling natural and relaxed. Her photos are gorgeous and she is a very talented photographer who knows what she is doing. She definitely captures every emotion of your day through her hard work and gets all of the little moments that you may miss. I would highly recommend Alisa and her team. You will not be disappointed.
Samantha & Jon Claude
New York Country Club, Spring Valley, NY - 6/6/2015
Amazing pictures and so easy to work with. I would recommend them to anyone!
Krista & Josh
Magnanini Winery, Wallkill NY - 5/30/2015
Alisa did an amazing job capturing our wedding. She told a story with her photos, just like she said she would, and her pictures help us relive our wedding day. She captured every detail that was put into the wedding, and so much more. She communicated with us throughout the night, and we could see how hard she was working to capture all the memories. We love that not only the moments between us were taken, but between all our guests! Thank you so much Alisa- our wedding pictures were incredible, and looking at them has brought happy tears and big smiles! Our pictures are timeless, elegant, and more than we thought they would be. Job well done! love, Krista & Josh
Amanda & Jimmy
Hilton Pearl River, Pearl River NY - 5/1/2015
We chose Stilwell studios for our May 1st wedding, and SO lucky that we did!!! From the moment I met Alisa, I liked her right away and felt comfortable around her! We were in constant contact with her over the year for engagement photos, and to plan for our wedding day. Alisa was beyond accommodating and we got all the pictures we wanted on our wedding day. Every request we had was made, and even better, received our Short Film video from our wedding in 2 weeks, and our full Feature Film no even 4 weeks later. I felt like I was watching a movie watching it! They did an incredible job, I highly recommend Stilwell studios for our wedding day photos and videography... you WILL NO be disappointed. So happy to have beautiful photos and video to look back on!! Thank you Alisa and James!!!!
Chris & Veronica
Villa Venezia, Middletown, NY - 9/26/2014
Amazing Photography!! Alisa was professional, accommodating, and truly a joy to work with. On our wedding day she made my husband and I feel so at ease and knew exactly how to get the most amazing shots! We are grateful for her capturing such beautiful moments that we will cherish forever.
Andrea & James
Private Home, Wallkill NY - 9/20/2014
It was so nice to have Alisa as our photographer. She is a wonderful person to work with. So full of life. Our wedding photos are just perfect I love every single one of them. James our cinematographer was also just fantastic. They caught the perfect moments of our day and when I play it back it's like watching a princess get her happily ever after. It's nothing short of amazing!
Crystal & Ray
Old Tappan Manor, Old Tappan, NJ - 8/22/2014
My husband and I chose Stilwell Studio for our August 22, 2014 wedding. This was, without a doubt, the best decision we made for our big day. James, the lead cinematographer, was extremely professional, kind, and went above and beyond to ensure that our day was special and went smoothly, making any of the day's minor hiccups disappear. Julie and Zach were also such a pleasure to work with, making sure to capture every special moment. Within 2 weeks, my husband and I received the highlight video which blew us away- it was absolutely INCREDIBLE. If you're looking for unmatched service and professionalism, Stilwell Studio is the way to go. We definitely recommend them for your upcoming event!
Christina & Claudwig
Catlin Gardens, Slate Hill, NY - 8/2/2014
Alisa is superb! I met her at a bridal event and was really wowed by her style. It was exactly what I was looking for. Alisa is so calm and easy to work with. Believe me, you need someone like her on your wedding day! She worked with our budget to get exactly what we wanted and we were even able to have an engagement session which I originally didn't think we could afford! Our engagement pictures came out so amazing! She takes the most beautiful photos at a reasonable price. We are so lucky to have had the chance to work with her. We also wound up having James do our wedding video which we don't have yet but which I'm sure will be fabulous. James came to Salon Lucere to take video of us getting ready and drinking mimosas and he was so kind and not at all intrusive, I wasn't even nervous. Luckily, the sun was shining 8/2/14 when we got married at Catlin Gardens and Alisa and James were so patient and helpful with coordinating our first look and taking all the pictures I wanted(and it was a lot!!!). Alisa was so patient with my props and all my crazy ideas. I cannot wait to see the pictures and video! Stilwell Photography really helped make our wedding day PERFECT! It was such an amazing experience, we want to do it again! Alisa and James are AMAZING!
Jessica & Lou
Private Home, Matamoras, NY - 7/19/2014
Alisa was pleasant to work with, it is easy to see the pride that she takes in her work and that she is equally passionate about her photography. She has a way of making everyone feel comfortable and at ease. The moments that Alisa captured during our engagement session and wedding ceremony/reception are precious. In addition to being fully satisfied with our engagement and wedding photography, I must also note that her cinematography (James) is also very talented. Stilwell Photography aims to tell your story, and they certainly do in a beautiful way!
Katelynn & Jessie
The Clubhouse at Patriot Hills Golf Club, Stony Point NY, 6/28/2014
My husband and I were married on June 28th 2014 and we couldn't be more happier with our engagement and wedding photos. Alisa was fantastic and a pleasure to work with. She was very professional and accommodating to our needs and wants. We wanted our engagement photos taken on my husband's family's farm/property in the Catskills and Alisa couldn't have been more excited. She was on time and had our pictures ready to view within a few weeks. Our wedding pictures are absolutely gorgeous, Alisa captured every special moment and much more. We could not have asked for better pictures!
Philip & Korbi
Anthony's Ocean View, New Haven, CT - 6/19/2014
The entire staff from Stilwell Studio were absolutely amazing. We were on the fence about whether or not to hire a cinematographer and in the end we are so glad we did. Alisa and James were a pleasure to deal with. On the day of the wedding, they were prompt, professional, and we can forget to mention once the ceremony started we hardly knew they were there. Last and most importantly their films are second to none. We just received our trailer and were completely blown away and very much look forward to arrival of our feature film. If you're in search of a quality vendor or contemplating any of their services we would highly recommend Stilwell Studio. When it's all said and done You Won't Regret It!!!
Megan & Jimmy
The Riverview, Weatogue, CT - 6/13/2014
We are so happy with our photos and video from our wedding! They were so professional and helpful and every way!
Annie & Ian
Anthony's Pier 9, New Windsor, NY - 5/21/2014
We loved working with Alisa from Stilwell Photography. We signed up with her after meeting her and winning a door prize at a local bridal show. She just gave us a great feeling and I was immediately comfortable with her. She was very responsive and worked with us through the planning process- from shooting our engagement photos to creating our wedding album. She paid a lot of attention to detail and made sure to learn what pictures were most important to us on our wedding day. Everyone who sees our pictures is impressed by the style of her photography and the quality of her work, yet she was much more affordable than similar photographers I spoke with. I am so happy we chose to work with Alisa and would go back to her anytime for formal pictures in the future. Thank you so much Alisa!!
Alexi & Saul Wedding - 5/13/2014, The Villa Borghese, Wappingers Falls, NY
Just last weekend I had the pleasure if working with Stilwell Studio on a wedding. Being involved in hundreds of weddings (Makeup Artist) I see the lull of the wedding day as well as the hustle and bustle of the wedding day. I can honestly say that I didn't even know that they were there (other than being introduced). Their presence was not overwhelming or "in your face". I looked forward to seeing the end result of the video and was shocked when I received an email with a link less than 1 week later! Great job! Love the artistic style of Alexi & Saul's wedding video!
Stephanie & Scott
Wallkill Golf Club, Middletown NY, 4/26/2014
The photographers were not your traditional studio photos and I loved that. Half of the time I barely noticed that the photographers were there and I received amazing pictures from that!! Thank you Alisa!!
Milka & David
CT Wedding - 1/19/2014
The highlight video looks absolutely amazing!! I teared up watching it. I have no words for how much I appreciate you doing this for us. Can't wait to see the longer version. A big thank you to our wedding cinematographer, James- You are very talented, professional and definitely worth it!! No words express our gratitude, thank you so much!!
Sarah & Mike
Magnanini Winery, Wallkill, NY - 9/23/2013
You did SUCH an AMAZING job!! Everyone loved the pictures and video. In all our years of being together, I have seen Mike cry twice and your video made him cry like a baby! Thanks so much!
Amanda & Mike
Colden Manor at Spruce Lodge Catering, Montgomery, NY - 9/7/2013
No words can describe how amazing the work is that Alisa does. I got married 9/7/13 Alisa was there for it all and captured moments unlike any other! Her personality makes you feel like she's family. I've been slack on picking my photos for my book knowing I won't have an excuse to be in contact with her!! I would recommend her to everyone!
Linda & Jerry
Graham Skea Lodge at Thomas Bull Memorial Park, Montgomery, NY - 8/8/2013
Alisa, I want you to know we are delighted with your workmanship. We can watch (our photo slideshow) 5 years from now and relive the moment all over again. Thank you so much for making our day a memorable one! Best experience I could have asked for. Alisa and her husband Warren are the best team. They made the whole wedding so comfortable. It's so important during your wedding to have someone calming around, and Alisa did just that. And -most importantly- the pictures are amazing. (Thanks Alisa!! -L&J) Check her out!
Sasha & Julian
Bear Mountain, NY - 7/6/2013
We're so happy we chose Alisa! My fiancé and I just had our Engagement photos taken this past weekend at Bear Mountain Lodge. We were extremely nervous at first but literally after the very first shot we felt so comfortable with Alisa and were ready to take on the shoot! She's so patient and beyond talented. We can't wait to see the photos and can only imagine what our wedding album will be like.
Tim & Val
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY - 6/1/2013 and The Grandview, Poughkeepsie, NY - 7/28/2013
Well we just got done crying...Thanks so much for the beautiful memories of our wedding day, we were so fortunate to have picked you to capture the moments. The slid show absolutely captured the essence of the day and there were so many great photo proofs including your skillful editing. Our wedding day is a special one that we will always remember. It's clear how much you care.
Stephanie & Chris
Ramada Newburgh/West Point, Newburgh NY - 1/27/2013
Alisa was a pleasure to work with and even just to talk to Very nice, patient, and professional. It’s been 8 months and I’m still obsessed with them We had our wedding at a small hotel that doesn’t really have any areas for taking photos, but she found the perfect backdrops and lighting anyway. She got most of the shots I requested (I requested A LOT) and I actually love the candid shots the most…so many beautiful provide moments with my husband were captured and I could not be happier. My friends and family raved about the photos as well and one of them even booked her for their wedding! Just amazing, talented and so nice! Alisa met every expectation I had and more. I recommend her to EVERYONE!!
Randi & Jason
Arbor Ridge Catering & Banquet Hall, Hopewell Junction, NY - 6/2/2012
The photographers (Alisa and Warren) were helpful during the photos, such as directing people where to go and what groups of pics to take. It helps to have someone try to keep order when the guests are going wherever. The engagement photos came out nice. I'm still waiting for my wedding photos...but I have a feeling they are going to be just as nice. Thank you!
Syrmo & Steve
Catlin Gardens, Slate Hill, NY - 5/29/2011
We are so impressed with the pictures and our slideshow. The attention to detail was amazing and Alisa took the most incredible shots. The video slideshow had me and my family in tears. Alisa made us very comfortable and made our wedding day special.
Sue & Donnie
Mulder Chapel, Warwick NY - 6/25/2010
We are so thankful. Alisa and Warren worked so hard and now we have the most beautiful pictures to treasure forever. Love these guys!
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