The Best Fam! Montgomery, Alabama Family Lifestyle Photographer

3 things:

1.  This beautiful family drove all the way from Birmingham for their session.  We changed locations at the last minute to get around some storms, but it was still sooo HOT and humid!  We had fun anyway!!  Aren’t these kids to die for adorable!  I could just kiss their cheeks off! 🙂

2.  I absolutely love when I have parents who make a session fun.  Carli and Chris were AWESOME!  Seriously.  They were so patient and happy and it was a joy to watch their love for their kids and each other.

3.  If you are interested in a family session, contact me at

Leslie - These are SO great! So fun, and carefree and sweet! Beautiful light, too. LOVE.

Allison Phillips - absolutely beautiful…all of them!!! 🙂 Great job, Allison Donahoo Hilyer!

Gena Hill - Great job as alwsys, Allison! I love these people so much!!

Becky - Wow Allison, I just love this session!! These are amazing! What sweet moments you captured!! I would love some like these of my family – would you travel to Wisconsin??

Paris Donaldson - These are great pix! Love them all..esp. Yo’ “Subjects”! ; )

Paris Donaldson - Deebe Solomon Taylor..I see how much Loxley favors You in several of these pix! ; )

Stephanie - I’m sure they felt the drive was worth it because WOW, these are fantabulous! <3<3

The connection and love you captured with this family is just phenomenal!!

Reena - what a fun family session! I love love love that first image with dad. and mom? oh my gosh…she looks like a model. A beautiful family, session, location, light…fabulous!


Meredith c/o 2014! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  It is Senior portrait season around here and I am LOVING it!  I met with Meredith at a family friend’s lake home for her session.   Meredith chose the lake, saying that is where she feels at home.  It was perfect.  Thank you soooo much Pat Kyser for allowing us to use your beautiful setting!  It was a photographer’s dream! 🙂

2.  Meredith is the sweetest thing and has a beautiful smile!   She is a cheerleader and plans to attend Auburn next year.   She was wonderful to work with,  never complaining as we climbed rocks and rushed from one outfit to the next.  Her wardrobe looked awesome!   I am such a sucker for a cream colored dress, this one was fab!

3.  I hope you enjoy your preview Gail and Meredith! I had a blast working with you both! 🙂

Andrea H - A-mazing! Beautifully done Allison!

Leslie - Your senior work is just perfection. So dreamy, yet fun. She is so beautiful and so is this session!

Reena - Absolutely stunning…I love love love the first set with the dress and head-wreath; but they are fantastic.

Amber - These are stunning Allison! She is gorgeous and you did an amazing job!

Emily charais - Wow! You really knocked this on our of the park Allison! The location is so gorgeous, the wardrobe is stellar, and your use of light is awesome! Beautiful!

Michelle Manasco Clifton - These pictures are gorgeous!!

Allison J. Sansom - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful girl – inside & out!

Meredith Durden - Thank you so much. You made the whole afternoon so fun!

Valery Pruitt Bramlett - Beautiful combination of her mother and father!! Lovely!!

Katelynn Hightower - Beautiful!

Rebecca - All I can say is WOW! These are amazing!!

Beth Kendrick Hayes - Don’t know how you are gonna choose! They are all so good!

Gena Hill - I love her beautiful smile! The pictures are amazing!

Charlotte - Allison, these could be my all time favorites of yours. They are just stunning!!!! The lighting is just amazing too!

Stephanie - You blew this session out of the water Allison. Seriously amazing! The light and locations are sheer perfection.

And, what a gorgeous senior girl!

Meredith Durden - Thank you so much, Mrs. Allison! I absolutely loved this session. You made everything so fun and natural.


Morgan & Danielle! Montgomery, Alabama Twin Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  When I was asked to photograph twin girls for their senior portraits, I was all, “BRINGTHESISTAHS!”   No, seriously, I was really looking forward to it and these two beauties did not disappoint.

2.  They both go to Prattville High School where I’m sure their mom and dad are beating boys off with sticks constantly.  Danielle and Morgan  were instantly comfortable in front of my camera and despite the 94 degree heat, were total champs.

3.  They both hope to go to Auburn and get degrees in Optometry.  How cool is that?!  I had a great time with these girls and wish them the best wherever they go!  Enjoy the super large share!

emily charais - This is one of the most beautiful senior portrait sessions I have ever seen. You did such a wonderful job capturing these two gorgeous ladies, and with the most amazing amount of variety possible!

Leslie - These are STUNNING. I love how you pose seniors – so naturally and beautifully! You totally did their beauty justice!

Kathleen - Wow – beautiful girls, and I love your soft editing on these. Lovely session.

Meredith Tramel Dismukes - I absolutely LOVE them! Thank you.

cortney - Allison! I love all these! THE DOCK, oh the dock!!!! B&W are gorg! However, the bench shots by the bricks are my fav!!!! BEAUTIFULLY CREATED!!!! ALL OF IT!!!!

Jenny Maddox - Danielle was Noah’s swim teacher this summer!!!! She’s so sweet 🙂

Heather Shapiro - Beautiful girls and beautiful poses! Especially love the ones on the dock!!

Lisa Champion LeGear - Beautiful girls thanks for sending them to us.

mandy - Allison, these are STUNNING!!!!


Catherine…… Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

3 things:


1.  This little babe was almost 4 weeks when we did her newborn pictures and I was done in record time.   She was perfect for me and slept the whole time!  I just fell in love with her and her chubby cheeks!

2.  Her big sister is so proud.  I adore photographing sister’s together.  The bond is so precious.  Big sister, Haley,  is an awesome softball player, I’ve heard!  You don’t want to face her at the plate when she pitches!   I was pumped to get to take a few pictures of her, too!   Is mama not gorgeous!!  Wow!!    Thank you so much, Jennifer.  I loved our time together!  Do I overuse exclamation marks, or what?

3.  I can only take a few more newborn appointments for the rest of the year, so if you are wanting to get on my schedule, please email me before you deliver. 🙂


Reena - Stunning session….mom, baby and sister are just gorgeous. What a lovely variety of images in this session.

Stephanie - Just gorgeous Allison! The lighting, the posing, everything!!!

That first photo is just breathtaking. And what an awesome big sis this little pumpkin has!

Lindsay Faber - Oh Allison…these are amazing. I love your lifestyle approach to newborn photography SO much!!

Louise Pittman - love The pictures Beautiful Girls.

sally - oh goodness, just LOVE the beautiful girls!!! That first picture melts me. And I LOVE the fabrics and colors, just a gorgeous session all around.


Summer Catch Up Post!! Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Family Photographer

3 things:


1.  So, this is a huge catch-up post.  I know, I know…I’ve been bad this Summer.  There are some I can’t blog because they are on my old computer.  I enjoyed some time off this Summer, too, and enjoyed being with my kids while they were home.

2.  I have the best clients and I love them all!  I picked some favs from each session to show you all.  There are a few mini sessions thrown in so there may not be as many images in each share.

3.  I am about to be blogging a lot more!  I have some awesome Seniors and Families coming up.  If you have not booked your family session this Fall, I only have a few dates left the end of Nov and a few in Dec.    Enjoy the huge share!


Sweet Anna finished her baby plan with her 1 year Simply Baby session! 🙂  It’s just not fair that both these girls have the most beautiful hair ever.


Little angel Blake and his newborn session.  He is so precious and his 2 year old brother was such a champ!  He kinda liked my prizes. 😉

Ms. expressive love, Emily!  She was 7 months here and I just adore her…and her sweet mama!! 🙂

Emily and Fletcher celebrated their engagement!  It was the hottest, most humid day of the year and they were troopers!

This was an awesome crew!  We met at the grandparents farm and had a blast!!   What a beautiful bunch they all are!

Smiley Pierce finished his baby plan session, too.  He has the most beautiful eyes.  I could just eat him up!!

I LOVED this full session with Quinn.  He’s one and was PERFECT for me!  ♥♥♥

What is more exciting than baby number 4?!!  Little brother Andrew is showered with love.  This family is awesome!

You just don’t meet a sweeter family than the Murphy crew!!   I adore them and we enjoyed the last of the wildflowers of early summer.

I always enjoy seeing Melissa and her family.  They have such a bond and are up for anything.  I am in love with their love.  Yep, I am.

Reena - Allison — you have the most gorgeous people to photograph…not to mention locations and lighting. Each and everyone of these sessions are just gorgeous! They certainly picked THE best photographer to document their day!!

Leslie - WOW. Your work is as perfect as it gets. The light you find, and the light you MAKE in your subjects – they really do “light up” in front of your camera! You are amazing.

Jeanine - Your work is amazing. I can’t say enough great things about it! Perfection all around, from lighting to skin tones, to priceless expressions and connections and not to mention gorgeous clients!

emily charais - Your color and lighting are absolutely perfection…but even better than perfect (I think the technical term is “more better”) is the way you draw out the emotions and fun from your clients. They are so lucky to have you, and I love your work so much! What a summah!

Shannon Currier - I never get bored of looking at your gorgeous photos!! The beautiful soft colors and the incredibly loving poses and expressions you capture every single time are amazing!! I hope one day I am lucky enough have you capture wonderful memories of my family 🙂

Harriett Stephen - These are beautiful, Allison…as always! Can’t wait to see what you can do for us! 🙂

Darabaris Delores - Allison, you did an awesome photo set with our Gran Son, Quinn. I love the way you captured those special looks he gives. Looking forward to seeing more of your work with him in the future. You are great at what you do!

Carrie Gray - Hi! We are getting married in Mexico on June 7, 2014. We’d like to get engagement pictures made in MGM, but not sure where or what outfits. We like the Shakespeare Park and Hampstead ideas. We do know we’d like to have our Boxer, Bambi, in the pictures. Please let me know your rates and availability. Thanks!!