To my only love

They are the reason I obsess over love stories and take so much care with documenting my clients. I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE SAME GIFT MY POP POP GAVE US — BY CAPTURING THEM HOW THEY AUTHENTICALLY ARE.

BY CAPTURING THEM HOW THEY AUTHENTICALLY ARE.

They are the reason I obsess over love stories and take so much care with documenting my clients. I WANT TO GIVE THEM THE SAME GIFT MY POP POP GAVE US —

I know first hand just how precious it is to have photographs of your loved ones, especially when those photos show them in love. I have piles and piles of photos of my grandparents together from them making out at a frat party to them crying while watching the sunset on their 50th wedding anniversary.

I got to see photography as this incredibly fun and rewarding hobby so when I became a teenager it just naturally became my hobby too. In college I used it as a creative outlet while I was buried deep in dissertations and study guides. I used it as an outlet so much that when I graduated I felt this knot in my stomach that I wasn’t on the right path. I began taking photography courses at night after work at my local community college. It wasn’t long before I abandoned all previous ideas of what my future would be and started out on a new one as a full time photographer. 

I grew up watching my Pop Pop always have a camera in his hand. He didn’t photograph people for any purpose, he just liked to do it and see us all smile and wave at him and make silly faces. 

My Why:

I’ve now been a full time photographer for over 4 years 

Present

We moved back to CA and I became a full time wedding photographer

2018

I moved to London to marry my husband and started my photography business there

2017

I started taking photography classes at Sacramento City College

2016

I graduated from UC Irvine with a degree in Anthropology and Archeology

2015

I was born in Granite Bay, CA

1992

Timeline of Allison Stoddard Photography

It is so important to me that you feel comfortable with me and in front of my camera and I’m always trying to find a way to make this whole process as relaxed as possible for you.  

I’m naturally a pretty shy person which I think is really important in understanding how I work. I’m never going to make myself the center of attention or shout loud commands at you. I’ll always steal you away from the crowd for photos because I know it’s really really nerve wracking to have your photo taken in front of people. I know there are some couples who will happily run around and pick each other up and roll around in a field and there are others who would rather sit quietly on a bench together while they look out at the water.

My Approach —

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My favorite old movies, Architecture, Anything Taylor Swift creates, Rom Com books, & The summer months. 

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