Lexie!! c/o 2014 Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1. This sweet girl was like a model in front of the camera.  She was so very natural and wow gorgeous!!  Lexie is a Senior at St. James and is going to attend Huntingdon next year.  I know she is going to love it there and make a ton of new friends.  🙂 She is really excited!

2.  She wanted to have her session at Huntingdon and at STJ, but couldn’t decide which one.  So, we decided to do half at one and half at the other…boom.   We had a gorgeous day and her cousin Taylor(who also goes to Huntingdon) came along as our helper.  Thank you so much Taylor!!  Lexie’s mom brought her little dog so he could jump into a few shots at the end.  I absolutely LOVE the doggie pictures!  They were so fun!  I hope you enjoy your preview Lexie!  I had a blast with you!

3.  I am now booking Senior sessions for Spring 2014.  Contact me at allison@allisonhilyerphotography.com

 

Allison Hilyer is an award-winning, on-location, natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle portraiture. She serves the Montgomery area to include: Montgomery, Pike Road, Wetumpka, Prattville, Tallassee, Greenville, Troy, and Auburn.

Allison Hilyer specializes in:

Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Child Photography

Becky - Wow, what a beautiful girl and session! Love all the locations! The ones with the dachsund are my favorite 🙂

Leslie - Absolutely gorgeous!! What a perfect senior session!!

Emily Charais - I absolutely LOVE the variety…she can sure rock a serious face! Gorgeous Allison!

Reena - wow! She rocked this session….love it! My favorite is that first black/white with leaning against the bricks.

Jeanine - WOW! She is stunning and you brought everything else to make these perfect! Your use of light, your variety and posing – amazing as always!!

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Hadley c/o 2014! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  I am going to let Hadley’s pictures do the talking here b/c she is too photogenic for words….and that hair…wow!!  So very beautiful!!  She is a senior at Montgomery Catholic and plays softball.  Guess who her coach is?  Her dad…how fun is that!!  Hadley plans to attend Alabama next year….I knew she was smart. 😉   Most of you would probably recognize her adorable mom, she works in You Name It.  If you’ve never been to that shop, you are missing out!!

2.  We had full cloud cover for Hadley’s senior session and oh, the weather was so nice.  I think this was my first senior session this year where I didn’t sweat to death, ha!!  I even found a new favorite shooting spot on the side of the road…score!!  Little (but not so little) sisters came along to help and jump in a shot at the end.  Ansley was an awesome reflector holder!!  Thank you so much, sweet girl, for your help!!  I hope you enjoy your preview, it was lovely working with you Hadley!!

3. I am now booking seniors for Spring of 2014. You can contact me here: allison@allisonhilyerphotography.com

 

Allison Hilyer is an award-winning, on-location, natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle portraiture. She serves the Montgomery area to include: Montgomery, Pike Road, Wetumpka, Prattville, Tallassee, Greenville, Troy, and Auburn.

Allison Hilyer specializes in:

Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Child Photography

Reena - She is STUNNING!! I love the locations, outfits, lighting….and that hair, swoon! Did I mention her shoes? awesome shoes. Loved all of these, what an great session…but then you are an awesome photographer!

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Mary Beth!! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  This senior beauty is gorgeous inside and out!  She was instantly comfortable in front of my camera!  I can’t decide what I love best…her smiles or her serious sweet face.  I typically try to get at least 5 outfits into a senior session, but we squeezed in a 6th for MB.  I am so glad we did because those ended up being my favorites of the bunch!  I LOVE her in pink!   Also, is her hair not glorious?!!  #notjealous

2.   Mary Beth plays volleyball and soccer.  I would love to see her play!!  I thought the graffiti shot was fun and fitting for an athlete.  It’s a bit out of my norm, but sometimes it’s good to break a few of your own rules.  🙂  Thank you so much for letting me photograph you MB!  I loved our time together so much!! 🙂

3.  I am now booking c/o 2014 seniors for Spring.  Holla!!  allison@allisonhilyerphotography.com

Allison Hilyer is an award-winning, on-location, natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle portraiture. She serves the Montgomery area to include: Montgomery, Pike Road, Wetumpka, Prattville, Tallassee, Greenville, Troy, and Auburn.

Allison Hilyer specializes in:

Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Child Photography

Reena - ummm, can I just say STUNNING! wow! I kept picking a favorite then would get to the next set…they are all my favorites. What a beautiful young lady (those closeups of her….gorgeous)she is! Beautiful session Allison!

Becky - Wow, she is a stunner! Beautiful! You always know how to bring out the natural beauty of your subjects. Just simply gorgeous.

Kim Ammons Mulkey - Thank you Allison!!! You’ve done an amazing job…I love them all!

Gena Hill - I love her face! Allison, you are so awesome!

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Aynsley & Kevin say, “I do!” Montgomery, Alabama Photographer

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of Aynsley and Kevin.  The Athletic Trainer and the Tennis Pro.  🙂 They got married right across the street from her parent’s home at the Waters in Pike Road, Alabama.  The venue was the beautiful chapel.  I LOVE that spot, it has so much character!

Picture this: (guys, just roll with me here)

It’s your wedding day.  The skies are blue.  It’s 80 degrees and breezy.  You’ve just arrived from having some of the best artists in Montgomery do your hair and make up.  You are fresh and beautiful.  The kitchen is full of homemade goodies for your bridal party.  Your mom looks brilliant.  Your dad is joyous.  Your bridesmaids and sisters are laughing.  Your dog is nearby.  Your flower girls are playing in their bloomers.  Your groom is right across the street waiting to see you.  Your photographers are ready!  Ready for the money shot of you getting into the dress you’ve always dreamed of.

Your dress is pulled out of the white covering.  Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.   There’s a bit of quiet chaos all of a sudden.  The two photographers are cutting their eyes at each other.  You are like, “what’s that bling on my dress?’  The photographers hearts are beating too fast….because they just heard someone scream, “IT’S NOT HER DRESS!!”   You are in denial.  You are shocked.  You are devastated.   You find a piece of paper with another girl’s name on the dress.  Reality sinks in…your dress is in Nashville, Tennessee, more than 4 hours away.  Ironically, the wedding is now 4 hours away.   Your mom is viciously, but carefully, cutting the bling off the dress to see if it will work.  What else is there to do, there is a wedding in a few hours?!   There are tears.  There is compassion. There is anger.  There are hearts breaking.

Why not just *try* the dress on and see if it fits.  After all, you have a lace jacket that will cover most of it anyway.  You try it on and it’s huge.  It’s falls off.  There are more tears, in fact…there are sobs.  Your sweet family gets ON IT!!  Everyone is suggesting something.  Call a seamstress.  Call a Boutique here.  Finally, there is hope.  Luckily, and I don’t really mean luck…the family you nannied for in Nashville is flying down on their own plane and has time to go pick your dress up at the boutique.  You know, the boutique that gave you someone else’s dress on your WEDDING day!  That’s a pretty big, “oops.”   Pssst.   Hey Nashville wedding dress boutique, you fumbled.  You fumbled on the 1 yard line  when you were about to score…in the National Championship.

You were so graceful through the whole thing.  Your photographer thought to herself that she may have pitched a huge tantrum if that would have been her.  She may or may not have have thrown a large item or person at the wall…  But you were lovely throughout the whole fiasco.

As soon as the dress was in the air, we gave ourselves permission to laugh our heads off at the whole debacle.  Now, it was still shocking, but it became shockingly funny.  Your dad informed us that the  “dress courier”  was in route!!  There were cheers!  Someone noticed a little body odor.  Your photographer promises it wasn’t her.  Your sweet little mom informed us that stress  BO is much worse than sweat BO.  I think it was actually Hayley or Paige.

Paige called John, your make up dude, and he answered the phone with a, “what happened?”  You headed back for a make up re-do.   You came back as beautiful as ever and you and your sisters watched out the window for the dress to arrive.   You laughed some more.   You tried on the “anti-dress” for some fun.  Your bridesmaids did impersonations.

As soon as the dress arrived, about an hour and 15 minutes before the ceremony was supposed to begin, you hurried and rushed to cram 5 hours of pictures into 1 hour.  You did it and you looked DAZZLING!   Your sister and father recorded a beautiful version of “A Thousand Years” in which you walked down the isle.  Your photographer has listened to it about 30 times while editing your pictures.  You married the love of your life and he is totally adorable.  Your reception on Lake Cameron was perfect!  What a happy ending to a very memorable day!  Your whole family is precious.  🙂

Special thanks to Emily Dudley for being an awesome second shooter!

If you are interested in getting married at the beautiful chapel at the Waters, contact me and I will put you in touch with the owners.  You won’t regret it, it is magical! 🙂

Leslie - You tell an amazing story with your words AND your camera! What a gorgeous wedding and how lucky were they to have you as their photographer! You are amazing.

Kim Hilliard - Just gorgeous work as always Allison Donahoo Hilyer! She couldn’t have chosen a more perfect photographer for her event! <3

Rita Entrekin - What a day!! AND, what an incredible photographer(s)!! Allison, thank you so much for capturing the beauty and the emotions of the day! These pictures are fantastic! You are amazing!

Teri Phillips - Beautiful pictures….Rita, she looks just like you!

Amy Harrell - Just beautiful!!

Paige Entrekin - I seriously can’t quit looking at these photos and reliving the chaos, humor, and eventual pride as I saw Ayns walk down the aisle toward Kevin. Thanks again for doing such an amazing job and keeping the mood light!

Carol Ann Pigg - Beautiful! So happy to see these!

Dale Entrekin - Oh. Wow. These pictures make me question my sanity. There is no sign of the day I thought we experienced, only the day everyone dreamed of. Aynsley, you are so beautiful, just like your mother and sisters. Kevin, you look pretty good, too. And Allison, what magic you worked to make everything seem so…normal. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make it special. You know who you are.

Kimberly Wingfield Porter - What a story!!! I almost started crying as I was reading it. So glad everything turned out wonderful. The pics are beautiful.

Amber - Wow, just wow! These are beyond stunning Allison! You are so talented. I love all the details and beautiful wide angle shots.

Hayley - Just beautiful! Can’t believe that all of that happened but you helped be the calm in the storm. Thank you so much for all of your hard work!

Amye - Alison, you captivate me every time with your photos! These are absolutely gorgeous!

Becky - Holy moly these are amazing Allison!! Your work never ceases to amaze. Just gorgeous, all around.

Lisa Dowdy Barber - Well, I heard the “dress story”; now I have a visual. What a beautiful visual!

Marie Manley - These photos are beautiful just like your beautiful family. Best wishes to all!!!

Linda McIntyre - What an absolutely beautiful bride and wedding!!!! Pumpkins for sale!!!!!!

Jennifer Graham - Gorgeous pictures!! A stunning wedding!!

emily charais - What an amazing wedding day tale to be able to tell the grandkids down the road! I love the choice of cotton..so beautiful. You did such a wonderful job, with so much grace under pressure Allison!

Reena - What a stunning bride….she is so beautiful, inside and out. Not to mention the beautiful documentation (photos) of her perfect day. Enjoyed the story you told about her day….glad it all turned out well.

Carol Spear Fulgham - Absolutely beautiful pictures! I still can’t believe it about the dress!!!! Wow, how God worked that out for ya’ll. Beautiful pictures in every way!!!!

Carol Spear Fulgham - I looked back at these pictures today and they are truly incredible! Since I grew up across the street from Mike Vinson, I’m sure glad ya’ll got some work out of him!!!! Love Mike!!!! Sweet sweet family!!!!!!

Kathy Welch - These pictures are absolutely gorgeous! I love the way they capture so much emotion. These will transport you to that day every time you look at them!

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Caroline’s sweet 16! Montgomery, Alabama Teen Photography

3 things:

1.   I got together with Caroline recently to document her 16th birthday…yes, I KNOW she looks older! 😉   This girl has beauty and brains!  Not only is she gorgeous, she is SUPER…I mean, SUPER smart…and, a hard worker.  When she’s is a surgeon one day, maybe she will remember our time at the lake with fondness and take extra good care of me during a knee replacement, or something.  😉

2.  Her mama is one of my closest friends and it was so fun to spend this time with them! We worked together on wardrobe and I LOVE what we chose.  It suited her personality and photographed beautifully.  She would look great in a potato sack, of course. 😉  We also had the most incredible location to shoot in that belonged to a family friend of theirs.   I was constantly opening my mouth and letting my jaw hit the ground.   I even got to listen to the Avett Brothers while shooting.  Dreams are made of this.

3. The light was perfect and I am so in love with this session!  Peace out and love y’all!!!

 

Allison Hilyer is an award-winning, on-location, natural light photographer specializing in lifestyle portraiture. She serves the Montgomery area to include: Montgomery, Pike Road, Wetumpka, Prattville, Tallassee, Greenville, Troy, and Auburn.

Allison Hilyer specializes in:

Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

Montgomery, Alabama Child Photography

 

Leslie - Totally and utterly amazing. <3 <3 <3

Amber - Allison, these are just stunning! Each one is better than the last.

Brandie - wow these are perfection!

Becky - These are so beautiful!! Love the locations, the light, everything! She is such a stunning girl.

Kristie Lawler Andraschko - These are beautiful! I’m in LOVE with the location!

Tara Wilson Jarrett - Absolutely perfect!!!

Mitzi Speigner - WOW…Caroline is as pretty as any model!!!~~~ Super pics Allison!!!

Christine Donahoo Adcock - Looks great! She is beautiful! I know I didn’t look anything like that when I was 16!!

Amy Wright - Just beautiful!!!

Gena Hill - Breathtaking! Allison, you are MEGA talented! I love what you do! Caroline is so beautiful!

emily charais - This session absolutely knocks my socks off. The light, the location, and the amazing array of emotions captured…so great Allison!

Sydney Smith - I LOVE the last outfit! Caroline these are beautiful!!

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