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All Occasion Photography

Syracuse, NY, Onondaga

(57)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
All Occasion Photography logo
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All Occasion Photography

Syracuse, NY, Onondaga

(57)
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

My photography style is a beautiful mixture of both photojournalism and traditional. I strive to capture spontaneous and candid moments in a non-obtrusive way, showing the real you, but I also love to take fun and stylishly posed photographs.

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Reviews (57)

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B
6 November 2019

My wife and I loved working with Samantha. She was easy to talk to and was very helpful in the planning process. We received all our images faster than expected and can't decide which to print out because there are too many gorgeous photos to choose from. We will definitely recommend! Thanks again Samantha! More...

M
29 October 2019

Just saw our pictures from our wedding and we are very impressed. We felt heard by the photographer and did not feel pressured to do any poses we were not comfortable with. Great value for the price.

L
26 October 2019

Absolutely one of the best decisions we could have made. Samantha was affordable without compromising quality! Dont bother looking else where. A true professional!

J
25 October 2019

Sam and Olivia were simply amazing to work with!

T
15 October 2019

As a first time bride, I was so overwhelmed. After a google search for local photographers, I found Samantha and her reviews and portfolio led me to her website, which immediately made me stop looking elsewhere. The quality of her work and the general appearance of her website was beautiful, plus most of my questions were answered just from her website before I even contacted her! She is very fast to reply, plus she has beautiful magazines full of all sorts of helpful information for wedding planning that she eased my mind right away! She was just wonderful to work with, easy to communicate too, very down to earth, friendly and fun. My bridal party and family loved working with her as well! We will definitely be recommending AOP! Thank you so much for capturing our special day! More...

J
7 October 2019

We live out of state in Florida. We did not meet Sam or Olivia until the day of our wedding and it was like we had known each other for years. They were absolutely amazing to work with. They made sure everything we wanted was done. They were fantastic and got our online gallery to us so quickly. Everyone has commented on how fantastic our pictures are! We can’t thank you both enough! I would highly recommend their services. More...

H
7 October 2019

Samantha was the best! She photographed our wedding, helped coordinate our day and helped us plan. We can't thank her enough for all her help. Samantha is affordable, down to earth, the girl next door, she fit right into our group. She was very easy to talk to and work with, she captured everything we wanted including many moments we missed, and everyone won't stop commenting about her and our photos! My entire bridal party loved her too! We will definitely be recommending her to anyone needing a photographer. She makes the process so smooth and is also easy to reach. More...

S
1 October 2019

Samantha and Olivia made the wedding process effortless for my husband and I. They were great at getting back to us with more than reasonable prices and quality of service. We instantly knew we were going to be happy with Samantha and Olivia with their couple surveys so we could get exactly what we wanted for two people who don't like their photos taken. Olivia was an awesome photographer who made us feel comfortable and at ease through the whole process. We could not wait to show off our photos to all our friends and family! More...

S
23 September 2019

Samantha and Olivia were fantastic! They did everything to make our day run smoothly and captured every important moment that day. Turnaround time was amazing and we loved all our photos! Response time was quick and she sent tips throughout the planning process. Definitely would recommend this vendor and will use her in the future! More...

D
17 September 2019

Samantha was our wedding photographer and even though our family made things chaotic, Samantha stayed calm, took control and family formals were still done in under 30 minutes as planned. She captured all the events of your special day, including a lot of fun candids and beautifully styled details. Our pictures our amazing and we can't thank her enough! We definitely recommend AOP. More...

B
6 September 2019

Samantha has a unique style. She captures your special day in a way that make you feel as though you are there again when you look at the photos. She was on time, professional, and easy to get a long with. She took about 900 and something photos in three hours. She is affordable and gets the photos to you pretty quick! I would recommend her to anyone looking for something other than posed formal photos (although she does those well too). More...

S
6 September 2019

WOW! I don’t even know where to start. Samantha and Olivia were AMAZING. they were kind, funny, and fit right in with our group! They made sure we got lots of shots that were important to us, despite getting ready running late! I didn’t even notice them moving around our venue and guests, they were so stealthy and made sure to get tons of photos without impeding any of the activities! When it was time for portraits, we walked all over our venue and just chatted and laughed like old friends!! I can’t even put into words how much I appreciated them, how comfortable they made us feel in front of cameras, and how they kept our entire group laughing throughout the entire event!! We don’t have our photos yet, but our sneak peek was absolutely beautiful!! If you’re even THINKING about hiring AOP, DO IT. I can’t recommend them enough!! Thanks Sam for such an amazing experience, you guys are the best!! More...

R
23 August 2019

Samantha was outstanding! As a photographer she was very professional, courteous, and forthright. She new all the right background lighting, creativity, and popular poses that are associated with wedding ceremonies. Going forward I truly recommend her work. More...

Thank you Randy! I truly love what I do and I am so glad you loved working together! I wish you nothing but the best! Samantha Crawford

K
22 August 2019

We loved working with Samantha. She was friendly, professional and made us feel so comfortable from day one. She gave great ideas and direction while taking photos and was very quick to get them to us! The pictures are beautiful and we couldn’t be happier!! More...

B
21 August 2019

It was wonderful the pictures are great Samantha introduced herself to us and went right to work very happy with the services

Thank you Bridgette! I just loved your sweet family and wedding and wish you both the very best! Samantha Crawford

K
18 August 2019

We loved working with Samantha! She was so much fun to work with. She really spent time getting to know us beforehand and making sure we had a timeline and plan for the big day. During our wedding, she was super sneaky and we didn’t see her much at all during the ceremony and she got fantastic photos! She was great with direction and complying to family photo requests. Samantha was also really fast getting our wedding photos to us and we are beyond thrilled at how great they all are! I highly recommend Samantha. She’s friendly, professional, does great work and will make you feel very comfortable with every decision. More...

T
15 August 2019

I cannot say enough good things about All Occasion Photography! Samantha worked with me every step of the way, often emailing back and forth all throughout the day while we planned for the big day. I'm beyond pleased with the results, both the formal and candid photos came out amazing! Samantha and her assistant Kimberly completely put me at ease and were both so friendly and sweet! Thanks again ladies! More...

M
18 July 2019

We highly recommend Samantha. She was very easy and comfortable to work with and she captured all of the emotions and all of the key moments of our day so well. After our formal pictures, we asked that she do candid shots. She knew exactly who to photograph and when. She did a great job! The photos were available much quicker than we thought and they are beautiful.
Thank you Samantha!
Marilyn and Rich Nazarkiewicz
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J
15 May 2019

Samantha was so great! She did our maternity photos and made them look so beautiful! Originally we had scheduled for an outside photo shoot for the first half of our session but it was really cold that day, so Samantha improvised and did all of the photos inside of the hotel, they came out so amazing! The entire process was so professional from start to finish and Samantha made us feel so welcome and at home. We will certainly be using her services again when the little one comes along. The atmosphere of the entire photoshoot was so calm and relaxing, I felt like I had known Samantha for years. My husband and I highly recommend her services! More...

E
8 May 2019

Samantha is an all around amazing photographer! My pictures look amazing! Not only does she have great professional photography skills but she is so kind and personable! I felt very comfortable working with her! I received my pictures in a quick and appropriate amount of time! Booking and getting in touch with her was very simple and easy as well! More...

L
23 March 2019

We hired Samantha and Olivia for our wedding and cannot say enough! They really went above and beyond, not only on our day, but throughout the entire process. Samantha sent a beautiful planning guide to help us prepare and she was ALWAYS on top of everything. Emails, questionnaires etc and both girls have great eyes for taking beautiful images. Pricing affordable and we are so so happy with the final outcome too! Thank you!! More...

L
9 March 2019

Samantha was our wedding photographer. After reviewing many photographers online, once I found her website, I stopped looking. I knew I had found my photographer. Everything is at your fingertips, and Samantha is fast with replies, whether it be before booking or after and even after our wedding! She emailed me a few days after with a sneak peek and a bullet point checklist with typical turnaround times etc. She even delivered early! Everything about Samantha was WAY beyond what we could have hoped for in a photographer. She is also a mini-planner, sending us all sorts of helpful tips before our day, helping us to prepare and feel calm and collected leading up to our day. Thank you so much Samantha! We can't say enough but know that you captured our day beautifully and flawlessly. More...

S
5 February 2019

Working with these two was unbelievable! So so so creative and present-they actually listened to exactly what I wanted and delivered! They also had so many great ideas that were unique and beautiful that they incorporated into the photographs. My day was captured exactly how I wanted it to be and I can look back on the memories forever. I found them to be extremely responsive and accommodating, especially since I was an out-of-towner. More...

J
27 January 2019

Communication was great! Before during and after the wedding. The ladies were wonderful, polite and caring. We are so happy with how our wedding photos came out. Samantha and her assistant did a wonderful job. We chose her for her style and personality. She was very easy and fun to work with! Our wedding was short and sweet but she captured it all. More...

J
27 December 2018

We hired Samantha to be our wedding photographer, mainly for her style and affordability. She was worth so much more than our investment! She was always there answering questions, sending us helpful things to remember on our special day and she was professional, fun and easy going on our wedding day. We absolutely loved our wedding pictures and are recommending her to everyone we know getting married! Thank you for making our day so special! More...

J
27 December 2018

My wife and I love the pictures that Samantha took of our wedding. The snow on the trails made for a perfect backdrop and she captured some very tender moments! Highly recommend All Occasion Photography! More...

J
12 December 2018

I absolutely love my pictures from my wedding!! Samantha was awesome to work with! Very responsive to any questions I had. My husband and I are goofy and fun and she captured those pictures as well as the first tender moments as husband and wife! More...

J
23 November 2018

Sam was very sweet and took beautiful photos to capture our special day. We plan on using her for future portraits.

B
23 November 2018

The whole process was so easy. She has everything right at your fingertips, from scheduling your sitting to getting prints made! Lots of communication. She was very relaxed and just let my camera shy guy feel comfortable. More...

S
25 August 2018

Samantha and Chris were great! Super communicative beforehand and asked a lot of questions I hadn't even thought to consider. Our outdoor wedding ended up happening during a random June heat wave and everyone was sweaty and gross, but Samantha managed to make us all look great. Highly recommend! More...

S
26 July 2018

I found Samantha through the wedding wire app and other reviews mentioned her excellent communication and her ability to make you feel at ease during photo shoots. They were absolutely correct! She immediately responded to my emails and set up a date to meet with us whenever we were available. We booked her after meeting in person. We are getting married next year, but had our engagement photos taken in May. She was extremely easy to work with, calmed my nerves and her turnaround time with photos was 1 week! We couldn't have been more pleased with her services and cannot wait to see how our wedding photographs turn out next year. More...

A
22 May 2018

Sam was 1000% wonderful! She was professional and from what we've seen the pictures have turned out beautiful! We completely recommend Sam for any of your photo needs!

T
22 May 2018

My sisters and I were in town for only a few days during Christmas which meant we had minimal time to get family portraits done for our mother's Christmas present. I reached out to Samantha approximately a month prior, having low hopes that she would have availability during this time. I was so relieved, however, because she jumped at the opportunity to help us! The session reservation process was simple and all online. We arranged for a 30 minute session on Christmas Eve which ended up being plenty of time. She gave us the wonderful suggestion to use Franklin Square as our location. Although it was extremely cold, she was very pleasant, efficient, and she came prepared with poses for us to try. Our mother just loved her gift and we plan to use her again in the future! 12 thumbs up, from our family of 6! THANKS ALL OCCASION PHOTOGRAPHY More...

K
22 May 2018

I found Samantha online and don't regret it for a moment! Samantha was quick to respond to any email I sent, sometimes multiple emails in a day, even responding in the middle of the night! She was great at calming my nerves with humor and compassion. She clearly knows her craft and has worked with brides before, as the week before my wedding she sent a checklist with everything a bride needs to know (eat, sleep, relax!) let me know that she will come armed with an emergency kit for any known issue, etc. She was very flexible with scheduling and most of our communication was electronic which made for easy and convenient communication! As for her work, it is simply amazing. I was surprised and impressed at how quickly she managed to get the family shots with my family (38 people in all!). She was able to recommend a great place for outdoor pictures and was supportive of having our pictures taken in a bowling alley as well! Both her indoor and outdoor shooting skills are fantastic and I only wish I could work with her again! Plus, at the wedding she was taking a group shot of my friends and I, and when asked if she would take pictures with their cell phones, she didn't hesitate! Talk about professional, friendly, and just plain amazing! And finally we had our pictures back so fast!! I honestly can't say enough good things about her! More...

K
9 January 2018

I had spent a lot of time comparing photographers before choosing Sam! She was very patient and answered all my questions. We won a free engagement session through her and fell in love with her style. We had tons of fun during that session and getting to know her. Up to the wedding she stayed in contact and continued to answer questions. The night of the wedding everything went very smoothly. The only issue I had was we didn’t get very many “fun” pictures of the wedding party or families. This could be because everything was so very rushed from ceremony to reception. Other than that we have zero complaints about our photos, Sam’s work or her business! We appreciate all she did for us. More...

A
7 December 2017

Everything went very smoothly and the pictures turned out fantastic, we couldn't be happier with how things turned out :)

K
20 November 2017

I found Samantha on Wedding Wire and don't regret it for a moment! Samantha was quick to respond to any email I sent, sometimes multiple emails in a day, even responding in the middle of the night! She was very flexible with scheduling and most of our communication was electronic which made for easy and convenient communication! As for her work, it is simply amazing. I was surprised and impressed at how quickly she managed to get the family shots with my family (38 people in all!). She was able to recommend a great place for outdoor pictures and was supportive of having our pictures taken in a bowling alley as well! Both her indoor and outdoor shooting skills are fantastic and I only wish I could work with her again! Plus, at the wedding she was taking a group shot of my friends and I, and when asked if she would take pictures with their cell phones, she didn't hesitate! Talk about professional, friendly, and just plain amazing! And finally we had our pictures back so fast!! I honestly can't say enough good things about her! More...

M
18 November 2017

Tom and I can't say enough positive things about All Occasion Photography! Samantha was always very quick to respond when I would get ahold of her to ask questions. Through the engagement sessions and the wedding I could not have asked for a better person and her second photographer was just as great! I will be definitely going back to her in the future and recommending her to anyone who asks! More...

K
2 October 2017

We had an awesome experience with Samantha, she was extremely cost effective and able to meet all of our needs. I was very fortunate to work with her, her gorgeous photos of our wedding speak for themselves.

S
8 September 2017

Samantha was in communication with me the entire time, any questions or concerns answered promptly, and extremely courteous and professional. The price was excellent and the work beautiful. I would recommend All Occasion Photography without hesitation, extremely pleased. More...

S
30 July 2017

Samantha from All Occasion was absolutely amazing when it came to our wedding. She runs a good site that helped us communicate what we needed from a photographer and what she needed from us. We were very impressed with how quickly she worked and with the quality of her photos. My wife and I couldn't be happier and we couldn't have asked for more from All Occasion. We'll be sure to tell our friends who we went with! More...

B
30 July 2017

Staff is friendly. Prices are great. Lots of options.

C
2 June 2017

Samantha is a joy to work with. Leading up to the wedding, she was helpful and gave valuable advice. On the day of, she was calm, friendly, and really helped set a good mood overall.

E
21 October 2016

Compared to other photographers in the area, this photographer was one of the more cost friendly. I would have liked more directions in posing. I also would have like preceremony pictures at the venue like planned in order to photograph my sister putting my veil in my hair. She mentioned in paperwork leading up the wedding that she uses window light for these pictures and I think that would have been so nice to have. She was willing to meet us at the place of our choosing for first look photos and then go to the venue. I just wish there were more photos in general to choose from. Some of our wedding guests were able to capture some moments on their phone. I would have preferred more photos to choose from as I don't like my face from many angles. I will probably try to edit some of the photos to get rid of my double chin and lighten up my eyes. It is nice that I received zipfiles of the pictures to print off my copies. Samantha was very friendly and willing to try to whatever we came up with. More...

A
22 September 2016

Can't say enough good things about Samantha and her assistant!!! We absolutely loved all the pictures..and she was so helpful, thoughtful, attentive and prepared for the whole event! !! Besides taking great pictures, she was BEYOND reasonable..and fast! Thank you for capturing all the little details..and big ones..of our special day!!! More...

K
11 September 2016

We only used Samantha for our reception, as we had kind of a destination wedding. When we first talked on the phone, I felt this sense of calm with her. She answered ALL of my questions and assured me that she could do what I asked, which was to come to the reception and capture everything. I wanted all of the candid shots possible. I knew by then that we would be done with being posed (as we had done pictures at the church in Rochester earlier in the day for hours). She posed me only twice (YAY!) and literally captured it all. There are so many beautiful pictures to look back at and remember our special night. Honestly, I forgot she was there a lot of the time, as she stayed in the background and simply let the special moments happen. After the wedding, she communicated with me the next day and I had all of the pictures within a couple weeks (faster than she had promised!). I would recommend Samantha to anyone looking to capture an event. More...

U
28 June 2016

Samantha was awesome!! She was very attentive in our interactions months before the wedding, and very accommodating on the payment schedule! On the day of the wedding she did everything I asked for and more, she was so laid back and personable that she blended right in with me and my wedding party while taking all of our photos. Her return time on our photos was amazing! Very affordable, and the pictures turned out beautiful. More...

C
10 June 2016

Samantha and her assistant were very helpful while taking formals after the ceremony and getting the shots that we wanted to capture our happiness on our wedding day. She responds quickly to emails, and it very accommodating. If you are looking to get quality photography without going completely broke, Samantha is the photographer for you. The pictures are amazing, my husband and I are very happy. More...

U
10 June 2016

Samantha was great. She was very friendly, and professional. Her prices are low for the great quality she gives. You can tell she puts a lot into her work and she is reliable, getting back to every email you send her almost immediately. Highly recommended! Also, it is worth it to pay the extra money for a second person to join her to catch every beautiful moment. More...

D
9 January 2016

All Occasion Photography was extremely professional! The girls were great and we had so much fun. The pricing was the reason I called in the first place because it was more than reasonable and I was very pleased with our photos. The owner is knowledgeable about her business and takes her work very seriously all while showing compassion towards the needs of the bride and bridal party. I would recommend this photographer to everyone and anyone! More...

K
8 January 2016

She was very attentive and made sure we had all of the shots we wanted for our special day.

U
6 January 2016

Very flexible as I was from out of town.

M
4 January 2016

Fantastic value for the overall price, very accommodating when needed and absolutely lovely pictures!!

A
23 December 2015

Samantha was so personable and connected with both of us instantly. It was delightful spending the day with her. The photos are outstanding!

S
11 November 2015

Samantha Crawford at All Occasion Photography was an absolute pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail and connection with the client makes her pictures truly unique. I would recommend her work to everyone...in fact, I do! More...

U
9 November 2015

They are extremely incredible! Very affecient with time and they have the "eye" for a great shot!

U
10 July 2014

I am very happy with our choice of All Occasion Photography for our wedding. Photography was not one of our top priorities so there wasn't a lot of room in the budget, but I did want to make sure that we got a few really good pictures to put in our home. Samantha was able to deliver on this at an amazing value compared to other photographers. She also did not charge any extra for giving us all of the digital prints, which I thought was nice. She was extremely nice and got some great shots throughout our wedding day.

One area where I think she could improve is providing more direction, there were a number of times during our formal shots when she asked me what other shots I would like. While I appreciate having input into the process, I think it would have been better if she had scoped out good locations/lighting and directed us towards them as we had a lot of other things to think about that day.

Overall, All Occasion Photography was a great vendor and I would recommend them to other couples looking for good photos that won't break the bank.
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I love getting to help people, travel and capture love! Candids, portraits, details and emotions are my specialty.

I have been taking pictures for over 15 years. Between college and 2 part time jobs, I didn't have time to start a business.

My husband and I got married in 2010, and we planned and paid for most of our wedding on our own. Photography and the venue was the most expensive.

After getting laid off from a teaching position, I opened AOP to help couples have high quality, life-long memories at an affordable price, while doing something I am deeply passionate about. I have become accredited with the BBB, taken many photography courses and classes, as well as photographing on average 24 weddings per year and 10 portrait sessions.

I have an eye for detail and I really love capturing spontaneous and candid moments and turning them into lifetime memories. I love to work closely with my clients to get to know them, especially my wedding couples and I send multiple emails throughout our relationship, always keeping in touch and sending helpful information along as we go. If you choose All Occasion Photography, you get affordable prices and high quality images in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

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Services

Includes: 6 Hours of Coverage,1 Photographer, 30 Minute Engagement Session, Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store and 10 Travel Miles.

Includes: 8 Hours of Coverage,1 Photographer, 1 Hour Engagement Session, Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store and 10 Travel Miles.

Includes: 10 Hours of Coverage, 1 Photographer, 2 Hour Engagement Session, Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store and 10 Travel Miles

Includes: Same Hours of Coverage as Lead Photographer

Includes: 10 Hours of Coverage, 1 Photographer, Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store, Airfare, Hotel/Travel Accommodations for Weddings outside of NYS.

Includes: 10 Hours of Coverage, 2 Photographers, Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store, Airfare, Hotel/Travel Accommodations for Weddings outside of NYS.

Edited Digitals w/ Print Release, Online Gallery & Store and 10 Travel Miles.