my photography journey

alison began her photography journey as a senior in high school. what influenced her down this path was wanting to be able to connect with her peers outside of the complex social structures within high school. throughout the summer before her senior year, alison built her portfolio, perfected her craft, and met new people by offering shoots that were not only affordable to her peers, but also fun, light-hearted, and centered around authentically depicting people as they were.

she dabbled in the world of portraiture which eventually lead her to shooting several of her peers senior portraits. once word got around that alison was this senior portrait photographer who offered sessions that were unique to every individual, alison’s career as a photographer only expanded from there. she fell into the wedding industry by accident and has found her true calling and purpose in life within the industry, however, she has always had an innate passion for documenting people and their authentic experiences even from her first sessions in high school.

to this day, client experience is everything to alison. it was clear to her right from the beginning that if she didn’t establish a relationship with every person she photographed, her work wouldn’t feel complete. take a look through the experience page to find out what working with alison would be like on your wedding or elopement day.


it has always been about connecting with people

a glimpse into the experience 

emotive

stills

a note from my heart

i have always been a romantasizer, a daydreamer, and a feeler. i am someone who is very in touch with their emotions. i perceive the world through my senses, but i experience the world through feeling; through my soul. a lot of my art is inspired by my passion for preservation, nostalgia, the natural landscape, and couples in love.

outside of my job, you’d probably find me thrifting, strolling through my local farmers market, laying in bed day dreaming, spending time with my partner and our two cats, car camping in my grandma’s 2002 subaru, collecting national park vintage postcards, watching cinematic masterpieces such as anything directed by wes anderson or hayo miyasaki, sipping on chai lattes with oat milk, listening to indie music, or eating burritos. i also love anything and everything to do with film photography.


nostalgic memories

the randomness of my life

Love letters

“from start to finish, our experience working with alison was an absolute delight. from the moment we met, it was clear that she not was only passionate about her craft but also genuinely excited to explore the beauty of glacier national park with us. her easygoing demeanor put us at ease which created an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. her familiarity with the park allowed us to explore hidden gems, resulting in photographs that felt like undiscovered treasures. she had an exceptional eye for composition and balancing the natural wonders of the park, all the while capturing justin and i’s love. she made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and guided us with gentle prompts the entire time. it felt more like a day spent with a friend than a photoshoot, which made the experience all the more enjoyable and we left with not only stunning photos but also a deeper appreciation for the art of photography. thank you again, alison!”

8/15/23 sydney + justin - elopement

Love letters

“alison truly made our special day so magical. she was extremely professional, very positive, and efficient. It is evident that she not only cares about the quality of the photos but about her clients as well. we hope to work with her in the future as we are so blessed by the memories she helped us commemorate.”

8/9/20 isabel + kyle - elopement

10/14/22 KRISTINE + MATT - MICRO-WEDDING

“alison was a pleasure to work with on our wedding day as well as the months leading up to it. she carefully thought out poses and made us feel comfortable the entire time. she was professional and kept the group on schedule. we would recommend alison to anyone else planning a wedding or any other special event!”

Love letters

Love letters

“we had alison as our photographer for our wedding. she was fantastic and made everyone feel comfortable as soon as she arrived. joe and i are not used to being in front of a camera but with alison’s direction and poses the pictures came back looking like we were in a wedding magazine. we highly recommend alison as your photographer!”

5/14/22 angela + joe - wedding

Love letters

“from start to finish, our experience working with alison was an absolute delight. from the moment we met, it was clear that she not was only passionate about her craft but also genuinely excited to explore the beauty of glacier national park with us. her easygoing demeanor put us at ease which created an atmosphere of collaboration and creativity. her familiarity with the park allowed us to explore hidden gems, resulting in photographs that felt like undiscovered treasures."

8/15/23 sydney + justin - elopement

Love letters

“alison truly made our special day so magical. she was extremely professional, very positive, and efficient. It is evident that she not only cares about the quality of the photos but about her clients as well. we hope to work with her in the future as we are so blessed by the memories she helped us commemorate.”

8/9/20 ISABEL + KYLE - ELOPEMENT

Love letters

“alison was a pleasure to work with on our wedding day as well as the months leading up to it. she carefully thought out poses and made us feel comfortable the entire time. she was professional and kept the group on schedule. we would recommend alison to anyone else planning a wedding or any other special event!”

10/14/22 KRISTINE + MATT - MICRO-WEDDING

Love letters

“we had alison as our photographer for our wedding. she was fantastic and made everyone feel comfortable as soon as she arrived. joe and i are not used to being in front of a camera but with alison’s direction and poses the pictures came back looking like we were in a wedding magazine. we highly recommend alison as your photographer!”

5/14/22 ANGELA + JOE - WEDDING

why do i love, love?

one of the reasons why i love capturing couples is because i know what it’s like to be in love. i have been very fortunate in life to have found someone who loves all of me and i love all of them. we’ve been together for a little over five years now and we share a little life together where we have two crazy cats and we cook meals, snuggle in bed, sort through laundry, laugh, cry, binge watch tv shows, travel to fun and exciting places and also shower together. take a look through our story!

a glimpse into our story 

ready to book?

/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

how we met

jacob and i met via the internet. specifically on vsco. i know,, weird right?i lived in montana and he lived in ohio. we were long distance from the beginning but once we started talking, we couldn’t stop. we wrote love letters, texted, dm’ed, and facetimed each other all the time. because we lived so far away from each other and had no idea what our lives were like having never met or even lived in the same state, there was so much to talk about. this was the first photo we ever took with each other. so cringe!

a glimpse into our story 

ready to book?

/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

long distance

we did the whole long distance thing for almost two years. i moved to massachusetts for school but traveled home to montana in the winter and in the summer. jacob would came and visited me at school and when i went home. this is still one of my favorite photos of jacob.

a glimpse into our story 

ready to book?

/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

meeting in person 

we started talking in august of 2018 and in march of 2019, jacob flew to my school in massachusetts for a weekend where we met each other in person for the first time. we were both so nervous and awkward but we instantly clicked! we visited each other when we could. sometimes i would fly or take the train to see him when i was in school. we’d only get to see each two days at a time every three weeks because we were both broke college kids. it was really hard for us to do long distance but we prevailed. 

a glimpse into our story 

ready to book?

/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

covid-19

covid was a blessing in disguise for us. it was march of 2020 and we were on vacation in the virgin islands with my family when the entire world started shutting down. jacob and i had to make a decision; should we split up and i go home with my family (because jacob’s school was still in person but in ohio) or should we stick together and i live with jacob and his family and do school online? we went with the second option and funny enough, jacob’s school ended up reverting to school online anyway so we both did college via zoom from his childhood bedroom. we haven’t been apart since. 

a glimpse into our story 

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/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

our life now

fast forward half a decade later, we currently live in bozeman, mt after having lived in ohio for about 2 years. we have our own apartment and two cats. our days consist of working, eating good food, traveling, modeling (what!?) watching tv, cuddling our cats, and loving each other. one of our favorite places to travel together is oregon. we hope to retire there one day but for now, our little life is so fun.

a glimpse into our story 

ready to book?

/ how we met

/ long distance

/ meeting in person 

/ covid-19

/ our life now

THE EXPERIENCE

timeless relics

authentic documentation

 “through thoughtful imagery, alison's work instills a poetic feeling of nostalgia which is done by curating environments where couples can feel safe, heard, and loved. by listening to couples unique stories and tuning in to their love languages, alison is able to document her couples in a way that feels raw, organic and candid. alison helps couples plan elopements and micro-weddings which feel intentional and authentic to every couples’ love story.”

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