As your family grows, you’ll find there are more and more moments that are worth documenting! Milestones for your family such as new babies, new homes and new family traditions are the precious moments that deserve to be preserved for years to come.
There’s something so special about documenting different seasons of life for my clients. For me, lifestyle photography is about just that: your life. I love nothing more than taking photos for families that capture the perfectly unscripted moments of their daily lives. I have a documentary-style approach to my lifestyle sessions and love taking photos that show interaction. Most of the photos you see online today are perfectly posed, but I believe that the photo magic happens in the candid, in-between moments. Kids running and playing, interacting with their parents how they would on a typical day, having adventures that scream childhood, these are the moments I love to capture.
Most of my newborn and family lifestyle sessions take place in my client’s homes (if Ohio weather cooperates, we can also head outside, too!) I absolutely love the laid-back feeling that a client’s home provides, it truly shows in your photos. Your home is where your family is most comfortable and it’s where your life happens. So let’s plan to make cookies in your kitchen, cuddle on the couch or ride bikes in your driveway! When it comes to your family's photos, let's get creative and ditch the traditional, posed photos and instead capture the real you. Because it’s in those real-life moments that your family feels joy- and that deserves to be framed and hung on your walls for years to come, silly faces and all!
Allison took some in-home portraits of myself, my husband, and our two wild and crazy german shepherds. I warned her ahead of time how wild they are, but she was up for the challenge. I went into the session hoping to get just one photo of all of us looking at the camera, but knew that wouldn't be easy. Allison got many photos of all of us looking at the camera, as well as interacting and giggling just how we are in real life. I was nearly in tears when I saw the photos because we've never been able to get one photo of all of us together, and these memories are a legacy for my family. I can't wait to start planning our next in-home portrait session with her!
She took our in home newborn photos and I can't thank her enough. They turned out absolutely perfect. She has a talent for using nature light and capturing amazing photos. She is a joy to work with!
Allison has done our maternity and newborn photos. I gave her 5 stars for both the experience of working with her and the quality of her work. Allison has a very positive bubbly personality that makes her sessions so fun and enjoyable. She is easy to talk to, has great ideas and gives great direction during sessions. Her photos are gorgeous. We can never pick just a few favorites - we usually end up printing them all! I highly recommend Allison for any lifestyle needs you have. You can tell Allison loves her job and takes great pride in her work. You won’t be disappointed!
Her passion for photography is evident in every shoot she does for my family. Her positive energy and smile are infectious and it will put you at ease. Her creativity and ability to capture the real-life moments are invaluable to me. We will continue to book her for our family's milestones.
I first met Allison at one of her Christmas mini-sessions and I instantly felt like we were longtime friends. It was a chilly day and I was so nervous that would affect my kids, but they lit up for her! This year I was wanting to take some very sentimental family photos that had some real history behind them and I knew she was perfect for the job. I now have amazing photos that I will cherish forever!
We were so excited to have Allison take updated photos for us in Cleveland! She was so fun to with with and we never felt awkward or uncomfortable, plus she was flexible with the locations we wanted to feature. We had a great variety and they will be something we cherish for years to come.
Each lifestyle session with me in unique to you, so let’s chat to see what your session looks like!