What do I do? Document life events through photography.
Location: NYC, New Jersey and Connecticut
Alona answered our Meet the Vendor questions:
How did you start working as a photographer?
“My journey becoming a photographer began in 2011 when my husband got a job opportunity to relocate from Israel to the US. In Israel I was a dental hygienist for 14 years, we knew that in the US I won’t be able to work as a dental hygienist and that was my opportunity to pursue what I really loved, and I signed up for photography classes. During my studies I did a few photo shoots, and they were very successful, one session led to another until eventually, people who saw my work started to book my service for their family photos, parties, etc.”.
Tell us about the first special occasion that you photographed?
״My first session as a professional photographer was A Pre-Bat Mitzvah’s photo shoot of a 12 years old girl. We were shooting outside at a beautiful scenic setting and I felt immediately the joy of capturing the story behind the camera. The results were amazing, and it gave me the push to continue doing what I loved and wanted to do all along - be a professional photographer.”
What is your favorite thing as a photographer?
“What I love most about photography is the ability to capture moments and feelings in pictures. Therefore I’ve created unique frames and work with camera angles in order to make pictures speak without words.”
What are your customers say about you?
“One customer testimonial I love to share is: ‘Alona was everything we were looking for in a photographer. Patient, professional, creative, attentive and easy going. She made us feel comfortable and made sure that we got everything we asked for. She did her best to satisfied us, always with a smile and good will. We received our pictures extremely fast and the results were amazing!”
A tip for our parents who takes pictures during their kids’ birthday parties?
“In family photography, it is important to convey the connection and love of the family. Just think about it when you take the photos and the rest will come easily.”
Anything else you would love to share?
“My photographs are always natural. When I shoot photo albums of a party I always make sure that the birthday boy or girl feel comfortable so the pictures will show exactly who they are. I always make sure that the photo sessions are enjoyable, fun and empowering.”
Alona Cohen creates unique frames and works with camera angles that make her pictures speak without words. With her photography, she makes sure that the important memories of your life will be cherished forever. We are sure that she will be a great addition to your kiddos’ party!