I’m Allison Bertoia, a Saskatchewan-based photographer. I capture couples, families, and graduates with a casual and emotive approach.
I love to work with neutral tones, natural light, and stunning Saskatchewan landscapes. I approach photography in a relaxed manner, which allows you to express yourself in the most authentic way. I believe in capturing your story using true-to-life tones that will never go out of style. I'm here to give you a tangible way to go back in time to the moments that matter.
I purchased my first DSLR in 2016 during a college work placement. At the time, I had no intentions of pursuing photography as anything other than a creative outlet. After a few shoots for family and friends, I was hooked. My college hobby turned into a full-fledged business and I have since photographed hundreds of sessions.
Planning my own wedding in 2019 gave me a new perspective on which images couples will really cherish. I firmly believe that you don't have to choose between beautiful photos and having fun on your big day. I want you to spend as much time as possible celebrating with your family and friends; the photos will unfold along the way.
I've always been a little bit obsessed with taking photographs. My childhood farmyard was the first place I started exploring the world through photographs. At the time, evergreen trees, dandilions, and our loyal golden lab were my subjects of choice. I'd stroll from the corrals to the bin yard, digital camera in hand. Those early years had a real impact on my approach to shooting today.
Bringing home our daughter in 2022 reignited my passion for newborn and family photography. Watching our little one grow and change has brought a new meaning to wanting to stop time. I believe that every family deserves to document their days, so that years from now they'll remember the beautiful among the chaos.
The cliché rings true; the days are long and the years are short. I feel so grateful that I've been able to stow away some of the early days with our little one. I'd love to do the same for you.
As your wedding photographer, my role is to support you through the entire planning process. From an engagement session that represents who you are as a couple to providing advice on day-of timelines, I will be there the entire time. I take special care to capture the candid moments throughout your day. All wedding collections include an unlimited number of professionally edited files in a downloadable gallery.
I offer family sessions for every season of life. From bringing your first baby home, to anniversary celebrations, there are so many moments worth capturing. Before your session, I will guide you through the planning process and suggest a location that will work best for your crew. While I love to get a classic "Christmas card shot" at every session, my favourite photos (and likely yours too!) are the little moments of authentic interaction with the ones who matter most.
Graduation is a special milestone, and your photos should reflect it. You've picked out the perfect outfit, now let's plan your perfect session. We'll choose a location that tells your story. Want to bring along your escort, family members, or furry friend? Even better! If formal photos aren't your thing, inquire about a grad casual package. Grad sessions are available year-round, but May and June dates fill up quickly so please reach out soon!
She was phenomenal from start to finish. COVID-19 disrupted our wedding planning and Ally was so patient and kind in re-adjusting to our ever-changing wedding plans. She was always an email away if we needed anything. Her emails and checklists kept me organized and reminded me of things I never thought of. Ally ran our wedding day with such ease and precision I never had to worry about anything. She captured every moment and left my husband and I with the best memories of our wedding day. Ally is not only a wonderful person, but exceptional at what she does. I can’t recommend her enough!
I had my senior grad casuals done with her a few years ago and she was able to capture such a special moment in my life in such a beautiful way. She was able to work with our schedule when booking a day for the shoot and when the day came around I was really impressed with her professionalism. She guided me through every step of posing, and has a great eye for a beautiful background. The quality of the photos turned out to be amazing and I couldn’t have been more impressed!
From getting ready, to the ceremony and reception, Allison really captured the joy of the day. She was excellent at giving us natural ways to pose as well as taking beautiful candid shots. She chose great locations and we genuinely had fun posing for pictures. We received our gallery quickly and we loved the natural light and colours in our photos. Thank you for a great experience and for capturing our special day!
"She always works with us to find a time and place to suits our needs. She’s great with kids, and always knows how to capture our family in the most organic ways. She’s taken pictures of our growing family through the years and we are always really pleased with her work and how the photos turn out. We love her work so much we gifted grandparents an extended family photoshoot with her and she did an amazing job!
Allison has captured photos for my grad casuals, family session, engagement shoot, and wedding day. In every event I have been more than thrilled with the product. Ally is great to communicate with and puts you at ease during the photoshoot. She even braved the -40° weather for our outdoor wedding photos and delivered the absolute most beautiful and natural pictures.
Thanks for your interest in booking me as your photographer! Whether it be your wedding day, or family photos it isn’t something I take lightly.
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