As far back as I can remember I have always loved the outdoors, hiking, bugs, friends, working with children and photography. I was always the kid with the disposable camera snapping away! (Did I just age myself?)
I have used my passions for many things. I have a love for exercise that comes and goes (sometimes I run and eat salad, other times I watch TV and eat ice cream - it's called balance, right?!) and I have also completed a bodybuilding competition in 2016.
My passion for bugs has inspired me to create a pollinator garden in my backyard. I love providing food and a sanctuary for the bees, butterflies, ladybugs and more. I also photograph my flowers and bugs!
Lastly, I get to use my passion for working with children within photography. I have a background in early childhood education, which I went to college for, and I have experience as a paraprofessional (& that job is how I met my amazing husband).
I understand kids don't want to be forced to sit, smile and be bored. That isn't fun. Kids need games, to keep their fingers busy and interaction. They need play and direction. I use my background and experience with early childhood education combined with my own motherhood experiences to make your session fun and interactive for your kids, which in turn makes it wonderful and stress-free for you!
Ask anyone who's had a session with me and the first thing they'll tell you is "we had so much fun!" Not only am I a pro at having fun, I'm also your personal stylist from start to finish, providing your outfits and planning them with you.
Here's a snapshot into my world.
A Little Behind The Scenes Of My
I love hiking! Whether it's to see a cave, a waterfall or zip line, I'll enjoy it. When we lived in Northern Arizona (2004-2019), we hiked most weekends. Camelback Mountain, Lynxx Lake, Squaw Peak, Sonoran Trail, Bell Rock and multiple other trails in Sedona. Ohio doesn't have mountains to hike but the trails are absolutely beautiful, especially during the fall!
Cathedral rock, sedona, az
I'm sure you know nothing is better than family but while getting to know me, you'll quickly learn that they are my everything. They are the reason I decided to create my business, the reason I continue to push and level up constantly, the reason for my huge goals, the motivation to succeed and the people I want to make proud. I always wanted to be a mother, but I never knew how hard and amazing it would be. I am constantly being wowed and forever impressed by not only my hard working, smart, handsome husband but my intelligent, sweet children.
My sweet Family at the beach
My Favorite Things
rina & Family
"Our photos are simply stunning. They captured each member of our family perfectly and highlighted how much fun our family always has. You're going to get unique photos of your family that you can treasure forever and we will be booking with Alison for years to come!"
sarah & FAMILY
"We loved working with Alison for our extended family session. She was patient, kind and understanding. She picked the perfect location. The way she worked with our two little ones was amazing and we all loved how our images came out! Thank you so much!"
dayna & FAMILY
"Alison is very patient and goes above and beyond to get the perfect photo. She captures honest, real moments and true happiness. We did maternity, newborn, milestones and extended family session. Every session always comes out wonderful! "
new river, arizona
ashley & FAMILY
"My sister and I gifted an extended family session to our mother to capture pictures of her with the family and all the grandkids. It seemed like chaos during the session, but you would never know looking at our photos. Alison played games with the kids and was extremely patient. Highly recommend!"