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Elissa I. Davidson Photography

Poughkeepsie , NY
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LOCATION

17 Bennett Road
Poughkeepsie, NY US 12601 (map)

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845-485-0151

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ABOUT US

Elissa Davidson has been a professional photographer for more than 12 years. Elissa specializes in Lifestyle Photography and captures it all, including family portraits, engagements,... Read more
Elissa Davidson has been a professional photographer for more than 12 years. Elissa specializes in Lifestyle Photography and captures it all, including family portraits, engagements, maternity portraits, bar/bat mitzvahs, sweet sixteens, and especially weddings!

With a Bachelors of Science in Art and a Masters in Art Therapy, Elissa has the ability to really get to know and understand her clients on a deeper level. She tries at least one new technique at every event to ensure that your day is especially unique to you.

Visit our website to see more examples of Elissa's work, and for more information please fill out our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!



Phone: 845-485-0151

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Arlene
Wedding:
5/26/2014
5.0/5.0
We live in Brooklyn and traveled to Poughkeepsie for the wedding, Elissa was fantastic, she was easy to work with.
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Laura
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Elissa and EID Photography enough. From the moment I met her she was excited and enthusiastic every time we talked, and she truly made me feel that my wedding was special, even though I know she does so many throughout the year. I knew after we got our engagement photos back that our wedding photos would be great, but I really had no idea how great until I saw them. Elissa and Nicole, her assistant, were able to capture the joy and the emotion that we felt all day and looking at the pictures we feel as though we are able to relive each moment. Not only are our pictures more than we could have hoped for, the actual experience of having Elissa with me the day of my wedding is something that I will always be thankful for. The entire day I felt that I was spending time with another family member, that is how fun, warm, and energetic she is.
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Vicki
Wedding:
10/25/2013
5.0/5.0
From start to finish Elissa was there for us.. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer!!
Thank you!!!
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Leslie
Wedding:
8/31/2013
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough positive things about Elissa Davidson. She is fabulous. Not only is her work great, she is a down to earth, friendly person. On my wedding day, Elissa was more than a photographer. She managed my family very well (this was tough to do and she did it). She moved us girls along when we were running late and fixed the boutinnaires on the guys. I made the best choice when I selected Elissa. You will not be disappointed. And the added bonus is her constant reassurance the day of that its your day and everything will work out well. A+
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Claudia
Wedding:
8/2/2013
5.0/5.0
When my husband and I were looking for a photographer to capture our special moments, we met with a bunch of people. Elissa stole our hearts from the first time we met, and we are so happy she was with us on our wedding. Elissa is not just a photographer, she makes you feel like family. She has so much passion and love for what she does. I would deffinately reccomend her for any occasion. We had an amazing time.. not only on our wedding day, but also on the engagement session.. She made sure everything was perfect... She is amazing.. And her work is great..!:)
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Renee
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing!!! Not only is she the best at what she does but Elissa herself is amazing! She kept me on track throughout my wedding day and our photos are beautiful. After the wedding she even followed our party bus into Times Square for more pictures. Highly recommended!!!!
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Kristina
Wedding:
5/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Elissa and her team was one of the great joys that we experienced on our wedding day! When I first met Elissa, I knew right away that she was the one that I wanted to shoot our wedding. Her work is stunning but she is also so pleasant to be around and has a great sense of humor. Above all, she really knows how to put a nervous bride at ease. Even though my husband and I didn't want to see each other before the ceremony, they worked super hard and we were able to attend some of our cocktail hour and barely missed the reception. Besides the posed shots, I didn't even notice that they were there! I did see them scurrying around working hard, but not once were they in the way.

Thank you so much to you all from the bottom of our hearts for documenting our wedding day so perfectly! You are all fabulous!
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Natasha
Wedding:
1/19/2013
5.0/5.0
I have known Elissa for some time now and am always impressed with her work. When I got engaged I knew she was the only photographer I wanted to work my wedding. She is creative, professional, and worked with us on a package that fit our budget. I always recommend Elissa to my friends. Now that I am expecting my first child she will be the one to take our family photos as well. Everyone I sent her way has raved about her talents.
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Paola
Wedding:
9/2/2012
5.0/5.0
Elissa is truly wonderful and genuine. I felt a real connection with her the second I met her. Her talent is wonderful and she listens to what you want. We wanted more outside of the box thinking and I feel we did get that. We were happy with our engagement photos and we had so much fun with Elissa. She even went so far as to come to Playland where we got engaged, an hour away from where she lives!!

The day of our wedding was magnificent. She knew that my husband was a little more difficult with pics so she had an assistant come to focus just on him before and during the ceremony. She and her assistant focused on me and the girls and it was just a wonderful experience. She got almost every single picture we wanted minus a few because of time crunch so make sure if you have a long photo list, you leave the time to do it!!

We got a disc originally of 1700 pics that were somewhat edited (she said whichever pic we wanted edited she would be able to do it). Elissa was fantastic with her timing despite personal issues she was having during the year. We had our professional pics within two months (I know couples that have waited almost 4 months from other photographers!) and our wedding album is in the process of getting created currently (February 2013) because of scheduling issues with me and my husband (we had no time do to it before the new year and then with all the snow, didn't have much time till now). I am SO utterly excited for my wedding album I can't even explain. Elissa and I sat together for over 2 hours just going over every photo I chose, figuring out what editing we wanted to do (she even started editing some), picking out photos from the raw photos as well and deciding which pictures to frame for our house. She also said since she had recently adopted a policy of sending out a raw disc of ALL photos taken to her clients, she would extend the same courtesy to me and is sending me out a new one! Can't wait

Choose Elissa and EID photography!!
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Amanda
Wedding:
7/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding photos were the most incredible! Elissa goes above and beyond!!!
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Ashlee
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
We met Elissa at a bridal show a year and a half before our wedding. I knew right away as I passed by her brightly colored photographs that I wanted wedding pictures that captured our day in such a vibrant fashion (although at the time my wedding vision was just a dream). We met with Elissa later that month who came HIGHLY recommended by our venue and I knew right away she was "the one." Not only is Elissa professional and accommodating, but she goes out of her way to make your special day perfect in every way (even performing duties not required of her). It is every girls dream to look back at her wedding with pure joy and Elissa is able to not only capture the love and joy in the atmosphere that day, she is also able to bring that happiness back on a daily basis by capturing the essence of your wedding day in a photograph. My husband and I received thousands of beautiful photos from Elissa and every day when we look at those photos it is like we are on the dance floor again or saying I do for the very first time. Recommending Elissa is the easy part as her work speaks for itself, what you should know as a bride choosing a photographer is that Elissa provides MORE. She is the whole package. She works hard from the day she meets you to the day she delivers your album and becomes a part of your family. She is a part of my family and I am looking forward to including her in the many milestones my family will see in the future. Thank you Elissa for being a wonderful person, you are simply amazing inside and out!
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Vanessa
Wedding:
3/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Elissa also did maternity shoots for us in 2011 and upcoming in 2013. She's amazing! We felt so comfortable with her and our photos came out amazing! We love Elissa!
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LisaBL
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
After searching thru almost all the photographers in the area we decided on EID Photogrpahy....and couldn't be happier with the choice we made! Choosing a photographer is more than just seeing who is the most affordable when you're on a budget as the experience and talent of the photographer isn't as easy as comparing apples to apples. Overall for the amount of time we got, the professionalism and ease of working with her, not to mention the fabulous pictures and albums...as far as we're concerned she ranks #1 in our book. We will definately continue using her for any and all future photography needs (those babies will come eventually and I can't wait to have her take pictures of all of us then too!)
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cocoashley
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
You are the best & we had a blast with you!!!!!!!
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Jaymie
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I cannot say enough about Elissa. She was amazing!! Elissa did not just show up and take pictures, she understood our vision and exceeded our expectations. She was not intrusive and was so helpful in the coordination of the events leading up to our wedding. I would recommend her to anyone and would absolutely use her again in the future for photography.
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Caryn
Wedding:
7/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Elissa Davidson Photography was amazing! Elissa made my husband feel comfortable during our Engagement shoot, which is not an easy task, especially since he hates his picture being taken. Thanks to her, we have great pictures of us before we got married. During our wedding, all of my guests and family members complemented on how great she was and easy to get along with. They loved her as much as I did! The photos we have as memories now are absolute treasure and we couldn't be happier with her and her work. Thank you!
Caryn & Paul Yonker
July 23, 2011
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Chris9813
Wedding:
6/11/2010
5.0/5.0
Elissa and her husband were amazing! Our pictures are so good it's hard to pick out the ones we want for out wedding album. They made us feel comfortable, had great personality and great ideas, know how to be artsy and get the great shots! We are extremely happy and we def know we made the right choice for our wedding photographers :)
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Liz4672
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Elissa and Brian were fabulous to work with and perfect for our wedding day. They're assistant Nicole was top notch and made the early part of the day (getting ready) so much fun! Very professional and personable crew!
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Burris10
Wedding:
5/23/2010
5.0/5.0
She was simply the best we could have hoped for! Her and her assistant did such a wonderful job. We have since used her for pregnancy, newborn and holiday pictures and plan to use her for many years to come. Worth it! She even gets the best pictures of our son.
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sibentley
Wedding:
5/7/2010
5.0/5.0
Elissa I Davidson Photography is nothing but a true talent and professional. Elissa is a very kind person who captures the moment. She sat and talked with me and my now husband and understood what we were visioning. I reccomend her to everyone.
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Robin
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
2 Words, THE BEST! A "memory keeper" extraordinaire!! Definitely some one who adores her craft! Professional, friendly, all you could want in a wedding photographer!! A "silent friend", there when it matters most!
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j9audrey
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Elissa is amazing to work with. Her pictures are fantastic and she is awesome. You will have no issues of bad photos. She comes up with fantastic images and also allows for the bride and groom's personalities to come out in the pictures.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Elissa and Chris did an absolutely beautiful job photographing our wedding!!! We have pictures that capture the personalities of all involved in our wedding as well as a bunch of special ones that made it look almost as if we had a destination wedding as well!!! The proofs turned out gorgeous as did our enlargements... we are currently working on our albums and i have no doubt that they will turn out as perfect as the rest!!! These women connected with the parents... both made sure to greet and say goodnight at the end of the wedding to our mothers. They went so far above and beyond that I would recommend them to anyone!!! They were well worth the price!!!!! Thank you both!!
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Elissa and her assistant Chris are 2 of the most talented photographers I have ever met. Their talent matched with their kindness and professionalism was the perfect combo for me. I am so glad we decided on Elissa, because the pictures are amazing!!!! We will always remember that day like it was yesterday, and because of you our photos show it too.
Thanks so much for everything! I definitely recommend Elissa.
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/7/2007
5.0/5.0
Elissa is the most amazing photographer ever. We picked her out at a wedding show at our reception venue and she connected with us right away. We have so far only received our proofs but it was clear to see she is a true professional. Her assistant was Chris was also great she captured truly unique photos and they are a great pair to work with! They were so much fun to work with and i would reccommend them over and over again.
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Kristy
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
We worked with Elissa and her assistant Patti for our wedding this past weekend. Elissa is a professional and has many amazing creative visions! We enjoyed working with her throughout our whole wedding process (everything from booking to engagement photo sessions to our wedding). We cannot wait to see all the photos! We highly recommend EID to any couple looking for a photographer! Thank you, Elissa!!
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Christine
Wedding:
6/24/2011
4.9/5.0
Elissa is so amazing!! She is extremely talented and professional. She was even able to recommend other vendors and they were amazing!! I love her eye for pituresque moments. We definitely made it to our cocktail hour on time and took all of the pictures we wanted to!!! Love Elissa!!! (and her assistant Tammy too)!!
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KLM10
Wedding:
8/14/2010
4.9/5.0
Working with Elissa was amazing. When my husband and I first met her, we connected. She included so much in our package that her price was worth it. We started working with her 10 months before our wedding date to do our engagment photos and from then on, we were great friends. She was enthusiastic, energetic, creative, professional; she loves what she does and she's wonderful as a photographer. On our wedding day, she eased my worries right away. When she arrived for the "getting ready photos" she knew what moments we both wanted captured and led the way to the ceremony. In a way, she was also our wedding planner for the day. She's done so many weddings that she knows what needs to happen and when. She paid so much attention to detail throughout the entire day. She and her assistant Nicole captured so many beautiful moments on our wedding day. My husband and I have almost 2,000 photos to go through, but they are beautiful and bring tears to our eyes. We hope to continue to work with her during the holidays and when we have kids to do their portraits. It's vendor's like Elissa that make your wedding day go from stressful and chaotic to smooth and perfect. They become a part of your life and your family.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Elissa was great to work with! She helped us coordinate our engagement photos through many weather related issues and was incredibly flexible to make sure that it was the best experience for us. On our wedding day, Elissa was by our side and helped coordinate timing to make sure we got all our photos done with time to spare. The photos are amazing and we will definitely work with Elissa in the future!
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Hayley
Wedding:
5/31/2013
4.8/5.0
My Husband and I are thrilled that we found EID Photography for our big day. Our photos are absolutely gorgeous and we felt so comfortable working with Elissa. She is truly a pleasure to work with and really takes the time to get to know you to understand what sort of photography style you like. From the first time that we met her, we knew that she was the right Photographer for us. We look forward to using her services in the future! If you are looking for a professional, creative, considerate Photographer, definitely check out EID.
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Laura
Wedding:
9/1/2013
4.7/5.0
Elissa is a wonderful photographer!! I reccommend her to all the brides I know that are planning a wedding. My pictures came out amazing and Elissa in general is wonderful to work with.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Elissa and her assistant Susan were absolutely amazing. We had quite a crazy crew in our bridal party, but they picked up on the energy and captured some truly awesome images. Elissa was great about traveling to do our engagement shoot at a special site, and our guest book was gorgeous. We just got our wedding day photos, and I can't thank her enough for capturing the character of our day. I would recommend Elissa to every bride!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.7/5.0
Elissa was phenomenal to work with up to and during our wedding. She had creative ideas of certain shots to take, and we feel her package fee was more than worthwhile for the work put into both our wedding day and the engagement shoot she gave us beforehand.

Elissa was very responsive and professional - until after the wedding when we paid her the final installment of her fee. From that point forwards, we were clearly not prioritized as she took on new shoots with new clients before editing our pictures. We eventually (3-4 months post-wedding) received a cd with over 2000 photos of our wedding day, and many were gorgeous. We also unfortunately received photos that were clearly not ones anyone would want to keep - weird expressions, strange angles, etc.

We returned a list of photo choices for the wedding album (already paid for) in early March 2012 (2-3 weeks after receiving the CD with 2000+ photos to wade through) and it took 9 months to finally receive the album. Per her contract, we were supposed to receive the album within 2-3 months of submitting photo selection, tops. Due to the delay in timing, Elissa did provide us with a free 20x16 canvas blow-up of our choice.

We understood that she had difficulties with her editing assistants, and kept having to replace them. We understood when there was inclement weather or she fell ill. What we didn't understand or appreciate were her repeated assurances that she would "let us know" and "follow up with us" as soon as possible...and then not hearing from her for weeks or months until WE took the initiative to get in touch with her. We felt that we were clearly no longer prioritized as she mentioned being in photo shoots "all week" or "all month" or "all season" and therefore being unable to spend any time editing or finalizing our photos.

Was she wonderful to work with initially? Yes. Would we use her again? Sadly, no.
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