About Alison

 about-alison

Hey there – thanks for checking out my work!

After shooting commercial photography for a few years, I kinda stumbled upon wedding photography and haven’t looked back in the 11 years I’ve been documenting love. I approach weddings from a storytelling perspective and aim to communicate how it might feel to be alive in the very second the photograph captures. Can I share that I’ve been called a “Photo Ninja” by exactly 4 of my clients? My goal is to capture the true dynamic of your relationship with your beloveds. I believe in capturing a few family portraits but I mostly capture you and your people in a more photojournalistic style – I might pose you a bit but it’s the in-between moments that I’m looking for – the ones that say so much more than two faces smiling at the camera (don’t worry, parents – I do a few of those as well). I’m always moving, engaging, making portraits, playing with details and stealthily recording the moments of your day with grace and humor and creativity. The result is a classic collection of art+stories; a refined blend of sweetness, intimacy, authenticity and fun!

When it comes to making magical wedding photos, I am just one part of the equation. The other parts are my clients – people who are super in-love, invested in having extremely awesome wedding photos and are excited to be active participants in making that happen. These are the folks I most enjoy working with!

I lived in California for 15 years and returned to Michigan in 2012 with a husband, a cat and a six-month-old in tow; our newest little girl was soon to come and is now a rambunctious toddler! When I’m not shooting weddings and crawling on the floor photographing kids, you’ll find me practicing yoga, gardening, cooking, dancing, watching great shows like Transparent and not-so-great shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Other than that, I generally chase my kids around and try to be a good mom, wife and human, while having a camera attached to my face.

Having been blessed to shoot from Switzerland to Tulum, I love to travel and am available for worldwide celebrations! My images have been published in numerous national magazines such as Brides, The Knot and Martha Stewart and high-end wedding blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Green Wedding Shoes, Grey Likes Weddings and Snippet & Ink.

If you think we’re a good fit, get in touch ~ I look forward to hearing from you!