I am a lover of the summer months, true crime podcasts, being a homebody and wandering around with my film camera.
I was born and raised in Northern California and went to college down in Orange County where I met my love who was on a foreign exchange student program from London. A few years later we were married and I moved to the UK. We were there for a few years before moving back to California and I became a full time wedding photographer.
I hold each wedding and couple close to my heart, and if you ask me about a particular wedding I can talk your ear off about all the little details and small moments I got to witness. This is so much more than a job to me and my clients are so much more than just clients.
And most importantly, I want to make sure that when your final gallery is delivered, it’s filled with photos of your real smiles, big hugs and happy tears.
Having a stranger photograph you can be really nerve wracking. I’m here to make this as comfortable and easy going of a process as possible.
– Miki + John
“I can't even begin to describe how amazing Allison is. I talked to at least 20 different photographers in the Bay Area about my engagement photos and had the feeling she was the one. I booked her without meeting her. I was nervous, thinking if we would look awkward and stiff. But Allison truly captured the “real us”. She made everything so fun and made us feel beautiful.
Not only is she amazing at what she does, but she is truly just an amazing person in general. She makes sure we get to know each other so she can build a personal relationship with us. It was so easy to talk to her and she made us feel comfortable, which I feel is really important since she is with you during some of the most intimate moments. The photos have been spectacular! A magic. It is so wonderful to be able to see what our love looks like and Allison gave that to us. Even after 2 years since the shooting, we continue to rave about how amazing she was and are so grateful to have her work with us. Thank you Allison! 100/10”
– Sam + Philip
“Allison is fantastic, and words can't even begin to scratch the surface of articulating her talent, but I will try!! I got married in March 2021, after the pandemic foiled 2 prior attempts at a celebration. I looked for months until I came across Allison, and knew immediately from her photos that she was the person I wanted capturing our day. From our first conversation, she was kind, professional, and easy to talk to. Each time our wedding plans were dashed, Allison adjusted her schedule for us, never charging us extra for circumstances beyond our control. We trusted her completely; in turn, she honored and rewarded our trust throughout every interaction. Allison is creative at every step. I didn't want engagement photos, so Allison shot our rehearsal dinner instead (best decision ever!). On the day of the wedding, somehow Allison was everywhere at all the right times, always capturing the perfect photo, yet never interrupting the flow of the day. She is a master of candid photography: finding the in-between moments, the side conversations, the subtle glances, and the love between family and friends that truly defined our day. She even found a way to make posed photos look perfectly natural. Allison was the perfect person for the job, and we will cherish her photos of our day forever. Allison is the best. My advice would be to book her ASAP and figure out the rest of your plans later “
– Stephanie + Didier
“Allison was our photographer for three special events; she photographed the engagement session, traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony, and wedding day for my husband and I. I can’t even remember how I stumbled upon her IG and website, but I am so happy I did! From the beginning, Allison was easy to work with. She provided amazing feedback on our many questions about budget, aesthetic, and what to expect through the whole process.
On top of being communicative and personable, Allison has an undeniable talent for capturing genuinely emotional moments in such a beautiful manner. Not to mention, she has an incredible sense for detail, which is reflected in the overall experience you have with her, the story she tells through her photography, and the presentation of your photos. We could not be happier with the results and feel so lucky to have met her.
Thank you, Allison!”
– Katy + Hector
“Allison was an absolute joy to work with! Not to mention, one of the best decisions we made in wedding planning.
She was easy to talk to, full of great ideas, and incredibly helpful in organizing our timeline and shot list. My fiance and I are both a bit camera shy, but Allison put us both at ease right away. We had a great time at our engagement shoot and knew we were in good hands for the big day.
I loved having Allison’s calm, confident demeanor nearby throughout our wedding day. A number of guests even complimented us on how wonderful she was! In the end, we couldn’t be happier with our photos. They are exactly what we wanted and more. Allison captured so many emotions that every time I look back on them, it feels like I am reliving the day.”
– Melissa + Ollie
“Working with Allison has been out of this world! She made the whole process, from payment, to day of, and to receiving pictures so easy and efficient. I loved getting to know Allison throughout our time working together, and Ollie and I felt so comfortable the entire time while getting our photos taken. Beyond just being a magician of a photographer, she’s also an incredible human.
If you’re looking for a photographer who cares about the details, knows how to bring out the best in you and your guests, and is fun and effortless to work with — Allison is your girl!”