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Ahlin Photography

San Diego , CA
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San Diego, CA 92104 US (map)

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310-592-4495

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ABOUT US

For me, every wedding is an opportunity to tell a story- everything from the setting, to the relationship between the couple, to the small decorative details and candid moments that make... Read more
For me, every wedding is an opportunity to tell a story- everything from the setting, to the relationship between the couple, to the small decorative details and candid moments that make up the day. So much time, effort and personality goes into planning an event like this - not only do I understand that, but I love documenting it with a more photojournalistic approach.

It's all about making beautiful images by mixing fine art and photojournalism. I have a background in art and design- which not only gives me a great eye for composition and unique shots, but also provides me with expert level color correction and photo retouching techniques. Since my goal is to capture the candid, emotional moments and the unexpected details in between, I try to avoid using traditional posed shots whenever possible. In the end, I hope to create beautiful images that you'll look back on for years to come. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I always include a second photographer for weddings
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Definitely!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My price packages are broken down by hours and included items. Extra hours can be added.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes- there is always an online gallery of the event where prints purchasing is also available.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Everything from coffee table books to classic leatherbound albums to custom, handcrafted albums.
When will the client get the final album?
Within 4 to 5 weeks

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Nicole
Wedding:
4/18/2014
4.8/5.0
Planning my wedding across the country was stressful enough but Elisa made the entire process a breeze. She answered all of my questions, allowed me to take my time in deciding and remembered the smallest details that made me feel like she truly cared about me and our wedding. Having a wedding at a winery is both a blessing and a bit of a... challenge ;-) The groom and his groomsmen were enjoying the wine far before pictures even started and the ladies weren't much better, but Elisa just rolled with the punches, kept smiling and allowed us to have fun and captured every moment perfectly. She is wonderfully laid back all the while being in control and exuding nothing but professionalism. I'd recommended her to every friend I have.
Planning my wedding across the country was stressful enough but Elisa made the entire process a breeze. She answered all Read more...
Planning my wedding across the country was stressful enough but Elisa made the entire process a breeze. She answered all of my questions, allowed me to take my time in deciding and remembered the smallest details that made me feel like she truly cared about me and our wedding. Having a wedding at a winery is both a blessing and a bit of a... challenge ;-) The groom and his groomsmen were enjoying the wine far before pictures even started and the ladies weren't much better, but Elisa just rolled with the punches, kept smiling and allowed us to have fun and captured every moment perfectly. She is wonderfully laid back all the while being in control and exuding nothing but professionalism. I'd recommended her to every friend I have. Read less
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Carmen
Wedding:
9/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Elisa did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. She made us feel very comfortable and she was our favorite vendor!!
Elisa did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. She made us feel very comfortable and she was our favorite Read more...
Elisa did an amazing job on our engagement and wedding photos. She made us feel very comfortable and she was our favorite vendor!! Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Elisa was amazing to work with! From our first phone call to the day of the ceremony to the follow up after she was a true professional. I don't love having my photo taken and knew this day would be full of pictures, she made me and all of my family and guests feel very comfortable and at ease. The pictures are beautiful and she managed to capture all of our special moments from the day! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and amazing photographer!!!
Elisa was amazing to work with! From our first phone call to the day of the ceremony to the follow up after she was a true Read more...
Elisa was amazing to work with! From our first phone call to the day of the ceremony to the follow up after she was a true professional. I don't love having my photo taken and knew this day would be full of pictures, she made me and all of my family and guests feel very comfortable and at ease. The pictures are beautiful and she managed to capture all of our special moments from the day! I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a fun and amazing photographer!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Elisa is awesome for so many reasons! She went out of her way for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they turned out beautifully. Her prices are also very reasonable considering the quality of the pictures we received. Elisa is also very quick to respond to all of our questions, is very friendly and easy to work with, and she was very professional and flexible throughout various hiccups (rain on our wedding day, working with our large families, etc).

Beyond this, it was apparent that Elisa cared about helping to make our day a special one and this came out in all of our interactions with her and the quality of her work. I would absolutely recommend her to any of our friends and family.
Elisa is awesome for so many reasons! She went out of her way for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they turned Read more...
Elisa is awesome for so many reasons! She went out of her way for both our engagement and wedding pictures and they turned out beautifully. Her prices are also very reasonable considering the quality of the pictures we received. Elisa is also very quick to respond to all of our questions, is very friendly and easy to work with, and she was very professional and flexible throughout various hiccups (rain on our wedding day, working with our large families, etc).

Beyond this, it was apparent that Elisa cared about helping to make our day a special one and this came out in all of our interactions with her and the quality of her work. I would absolutely recommend her to any of our friends and family. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
E did an amazing job! She truely captured all the elegance and beauty from our special day despite the rain and hail!
E did an amazing job! She truely captured all the elegance and beauty from our special day despite the rain and hail!
E did an amazing job! She truely captured all the elegance and beauty from our special day despite the rain and hail! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
10/7/2012
4.8/5.0
Elisa was on time, professional and very easy to work with. She was direct when needed to be yet easy going with her personality. It was very hot and the sun was high when we had our pictures taken at the wedding site in Palm Springs which made things difficult. Elisa was able to get us in the right light by choosing spots around the grounds that would be best for lighting. Some of the wedding party was moving slow and complaining because of the heat and Elisa kept them moving along and engaged in a way that was direct but not too commanding. She took a TON of pictures from all angles which was amazing and never got in the way of the wedding or reception. One of my bridesmaids commented "I have never seen a wedding photographer get so into the action to get the right shots" which is a big compliment. We are very happy with the outcome of our pictures and Elisa provides great quality of work for a very decent price.
Elisa was on time, professional and very easy to work with. She was direct when needed to be yet easy going with her Read more...
Elisa was on time, professional and very easy to work with. She was direct when needed to be yet easy going with her personality. It was very hot and the sun was high when we had our pictures taken at the wedding site in Palm Springs which made things difficult. Elisa was able to get us in the right light by choosing spots around the grounds that would be best for lighting. Some of the wedding party was moving slow and complaining because of the heat and Elisa kept them moving along and engaged in a way that was direct but not too commanding. She took a TON of pictures from all angles which was amazing and never got in the way of the wedding or reception. One of my bridesmaids commented "I have never seen a wedding photographer get so into the action to get the right shots" which is a big compliment. We are very happy with the outcome of our pictures and Elisa provides great quality of work for a very decent price. Read less
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Alex
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
My wife and I got married at the Beach Comber at Newport Coast and decided to plan the entire weddng ourselves. After meeting several photographers we decided on Elisa for a couple of reasons. The first was her work jumped out at us, the second was she was more affordable than others who honestly we were not as impressed with thier work and the third reason was that she actually did a skype call with us from India to go over the details. We love to travel so we thought that was totally cool. As we were planning we realized that we were not going to have a major amount of time for picture so we asked Elisa to do the impossible which was squezze all of the family, wedding party and our portraits into a 20 minute period between the ceremony and cocktail hour. Elisa pulled is off and the pictures came out amazing. Everyone we show is blown away by the pictures. Elisa is professional, devoted, creative, fun to work with and just really really good at her job. I can honestkly say that she was the best decision we made in our planning of our wedding.

Thanks Elisa,

Alex!!!
My wife and I got married at the Beach Comber at Newport Coast and decided to plan the entire weddng ourselves. After Read more...
My wife and I got married at the Beach Comber at Newport Coast and decided to plan the entire weddng ourselves. After meeting several photographers we decided on Elisa for a couple of reasons. The first was her work jumped out at us, the second was she was more affordable than others who honestly we were not as impressed with thier work and the third reason was that she actually did a skype call with us from India to go over the details. We love to travel so we thought that was totally cool. As we were planning we realized that we were not going to have a major amount of time for picture so we asked Elisa to do the impossible which was squezze all of the family, wedding party and our portraits into a 20 minute period between the ceremony and cocktail hour. Elisa pulled is off and the pictures came out amazing. Everyone we show is blown away by the pictures. Elisa is professional, devoted, creative, fun to work with and just really really good at her job. I can honestkly say that she was the best decision we made in our planning of our wedding.

Thanks Elisa,

Alex!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Ahlin Photography was amazing and professional. Our wedding photos turned out perfect! We could not ask for anything more. We had her travel to our wedding and her prices with travel were still a better value than local photographers. The quality and composure our wedding images are just amazing!
Ahlin Photography was amazing and professional. Our wedding photos turned out perfect! We could not ask for anything more. Read more...
Ahlin Photography was amazing and professional. Our wedding photos turned out perfect! We could not ask for anything more. We had her travel to our wedding and her prices with travel were still a better value than local photographers. The quality and composure our wedding images are just amazing! Read less
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Audrey
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Elisa shot our engagement photos and they look wonderful! She even made them look great despite an overcast day and my hair ballooning up by the water. We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding!
Elisa shot our engagement photos and they look wonderful! She even made them look great despite an overcast day and my Read more...
Elisa shot our engagement photos and they look wonderful! She even made them look great despite an overcast day and my hair ballooning up by the water. We can't wait for her to shoot our wedding! Read less
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mbroad
Wedding:
4/21/2012
4.8/5.0
We used Elisa for our engagement and wedding photos and she did a great job. She was professional and the quality was very high, and she entertained all of our additional ideas for fun photos beyond what we she would normally shoot. Our final prints were done a little under a month after the wedding, and we are very happy with the result. Thanks Elisa! Michael and Aimee
We used Elisa for our engagement and wedding photos and she did a great job. She was professional and the quality was very Read more...
We used Elisa for our engagement and wedding photos and she did a great job. She was professional and the quality was very high, and she entertained all of our additional ideas for fun photos beyond what we she would normally shoot. Our final prints were done a little under a month after the wedding, and we are very happy with the result. Thanks Elisa! Michael and Aimee Read less
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