Hi, I'm Allison!

I live in Oakland County with the world’s best husband (true story). He is my greatest supporter in life and also a stellar photography assistant (and subject), so you’ll likely meet him if you book a session!

The other man in my life is an 8 year old lab/border collie mix named Charlie. You’ll DEFINITELY see photos of him, as I am an insane dog mom in every sense of the word.

Photo Credit: J&N Studios

Mr. Beaver - #1 husband


My style is best described as light and bright with a pop of contrast. Black and white photos are my jam.


Photography is not and will never be my full-time job. I am a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthestist (CRNA) by day, and I love what I do! I use photography as a fun, creative outlet to do something joyful for others with my spare time.

Music is my other passion. I play my flute in a community band in Detroit, and also sing with our worship team at church. (I love Jesus!)

Photo credit: J&N Studios

It may seem as though not being a full-time photographer would be a detriment, but here's why it's a good thing:

  • My schedule is flexible - I don't work a traditional 9-5.
  • I don’t take a large number of clients, and this allows me to serve and love you better. I’m constantly excited to shoot BECAUSE I don’t do it to make a living – something that’s incredibly important to me, personally. Infrequent sessions allow for my full energy and excitement to be centered directly at you!
  • It allows fast turnaround of full galleries to you, with most social media sneak peeks posted within a few days of the session.
  • I work with everyone from babies to senior citizens on a daily basis, and I have a short amount of introduction time to get people to trust me with their lives and the lives of those most important to them. If your kids are in meltdown mode or you’re stressed out at your session, don’t fret – patience and adaptability are my strong suit! If I can get a kid to laugh and play games with me while going back to the operating room, I can get them comfortable enough with me to get some beautiful photos for you.


You might be my ideal client if:

  • You would describe yourself as laid-back, but also enjoy investing in amazing experiences and the finer things in life.
  • You love to laugh and have fun with the people you love (and also maybe with a stranger who is pointing a camera your way).
  • You want photos that are timeless, bright, and full of expression, without a ton of distracting props and forced posing.
  • You don’t mind a photographer with an off the cuff, self-deprecating, slightly inappropriate sense of humor.


Photo credit: J&N Studios

Testimonials

“I can not recommend Allison enough! She did a boudoir shoot for me and she made what could be an uncomfortable situation totally comfortable. I have never known how to be in a photo without looking awkward, and she guided me every step of the way! Everything from body placement to telling a joke so I’d crack a genuine smile. And the results were STUNNING. I never thought I’d be happy with how I looked in a photo, and I loved all of them! She is super talented and makes you feel totally at ease.”

“Allison is wonderful! She did a Mommy and Me session for my daughter and I and the pictures turned out so beautiful. She managed to capture candid moments and the photos look very natural, not like staged moments. She was very friendly and went above and beyond to make the experience a great one. Her turnaround time on photos was very quick. She told me a week but I had my photos within 3-4 days. We will absolutely use Allison again in the future 😊”

“Allison does an amazing job in any setting! She has photographed my family twice now and I’m in love with every picture! She brings props and lots of ideas! She makes you feel comfortable and the session flies by! Thank you Allison!!!!”

“Allison took our extended family pictures over Thanksgiving last year. It’s an undertaking with 3 opinionated little ones 4 and under but Allison was flexible and so easy to work with that it kept everybody happy throughout. Best of all, our pictures are beautiful! Highly recommend.”

“Allison is an amazing, talented photographer. She is patient and gives direction, which I especially need. I never know where my hands should go or how to stand. She knew exactly where I needed to be for best captured moment. She makes you feel comfortable from the very beginning. If there are certain poses you are looking for, she will work to make sure you get them just the way you want them. She is very timely in getting the pictures back to you and makes sure you are satisfied.”