Doug, Kay, Hank and Sam…Montgomery, Alabama Family Lifestyle Photography

3 things:

1.  I am WAY behind on blogging!  So, I’m doing a reverse and blogging my most recent family lifestyle session first, ha!   #imsocrazy  This was a DREAM session to photograph.  Hank and Sam’s mom gave this session as a gift to her parents.  Sigh…  It was just the grand babies and the grandparents.  When I got there, Kay(grandmama) said, “I want real…nothing fake.”  If you know me, I was ALL OVER THAT!    We played in the water, fed the ducks, petted the dogs, laughed, kissed, hugged and all that good stuff people who love each other do.

2.   This session took place at their home on the lake.  Lake Martin backdrop…I love you.  You are beautiful and delicious.

3.  If you are wanting a family session this Fall, I seriously only have a few dates left until January.  Email me, you won’t regret it!!

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Becky - Seriously amazing Allison! What beautiful photos! And how special for the grandparents – they must be so thrilled!

emily charais - Any grandparent on the planet would look at these and just gasp…they are so stunning! I love every single shot. This is a lucky family to have such beautiful portraits!

Leslie - Amazing as all get-out. You do “real” like nobody else, Allison!

Shana Sanders - Oh my, how precious!! These are all so BEAUTIFUL!!!

Susan Fowler Heisler - These are amazing! And so real! Just like Martha Kay & Doug!

Jan DeFee Collier - Allison Donahoo Hilyer these are so precious. Kaye is my cousin and these are breathtaking.

Erika Tracy - Priceless treasures! So many real and joyful moments captured forever.

And the truck image is pulling hard at my mama-to-a-boy heartstrings.

Well done!

Katie Muzio Agee - Allison you have done it again! I am blown away and I don’t even know these sweet people! What a fantastic gift…those sweet boys will cherish these photos for the rest of their lives! Love, love, LOVE!

Tami Weis - Oh, I LOOOVE the first one of the couple in hammock. Priceless!

Gloria Mayo Smith - Unbelievably georgeous.


Madelyn! Montgomery, Alabama Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

3 things:


1.  It’s newborn time around these parts and since my husband won’t let me have another baby I get my kicks holding and loving on other people’s babies. 🙂   Is that so wrong?  This sweet angel had the most beautiful skin and hair!  In fact, she looks JUST like her daddy who happens to be the best hitting instructor ever.  If your kid needs batting lessons, call me and I’ll hook you up!  He truly is the BEST!

2.  For the first time ever, I scheduled a newborn session in the late afternoon hoping to shoot outdoor pics in sunset lighting.  Well, guess who decided to be shy that day?  The sun.  Thanks a lot sun!  But, little Madelyn slept so good for me outside that we were able to get some awesome shots of her in the garden.  ♥♥♥♥  I LOVE outdoor newborn pictures…love them!

3.  Also, her mom is drop dead gorgeous and looked amazing 2 weeks after delivery.  Not jealous.  These are some of my most favorite mom and baby shots ever.   Madelyn’s big brothers are pretty pumped to have her here.  I tried to get them to let me take her home with me and they wouldn’t hear of it.  I foresee lots of sibling lovin’ going on in that family for a while!


Tami - You have the most beautiful clients ever!

Reena - oh my goodness, she is just precious!! that yawning shot, swoon! Mom is gorgeous. Love love love the first shot of big brothers and baby sister. Stunning family Allison and you captured them perfectly.

emily charais - These are so very precious! I love all of the vriety and the gorgeous set with mom!

Kim Taunton - OMGosh! Sooooo beautiful <3.

Karen Mills Farrar - So beautiful! I wish Thomas and Mandy would take some of these for Tempy.

Ginger Pittman - Beautiful!

Shana - Absolutely GORGEOUS, Allison!! <3<3<3

Becky - These are so gorgeous! What a beautiful family. I love how you are always able to capture such sweet moments! Lovely session!

Pat Feller - These are some beautiful photos.

JoAnn Stuart Kirk - How can a person pick from this group of photos. So perfect!


Baby Jackson! Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

3 things:

1.  I recently got to meet little Jackson and I fell in love with another baby.  He was an angel for me!!  Ideally, I like to shoot newborns when they are 6-12 days old, but this little guy spent a few weeks in the NICU so he was almost 3 weeks when we had his session.  He was perfect and this was my shortest newborn session to date.  Check out the little dimple in his chin…SWOON!!

2.  Cassie and Justin are two of the most genuine people and they are fantastic parents already!   It seems like yesterday we were shooting her maternity photos and now little guy is here!  I got a little distracted during the session because they have a drop dead gorgeous home.  Cassie has an eye…wow!!  She needs to come intervene in my casa.

3.  I can’t wait to watch baby J grow!  I already have some ideas for his baby plan in that awesome nursery of his.  Thank you so much, Cassie and Justin, for letting me capture Jackson’s first days!  He is the most precious thing! 🙂

Leslie - Just gorgeous!! The way you used their house is just genius. And I love the sweet, natural, peaceful quality of these.

Becky - These are gorgeous! What a beautiful family! Love the neutral colors in these with the yellow pop. The shot in the stairs is amazing!

Katie Muzio Agee - Just lovely! The images, the baby, and the decor!

Amber - What beautiful images! I love the soft tones in these and that shot on the stairs is insanely gorgeous!!

Claudia Hendrix Issiac - Oh my goodness! What a gorgeous baby! Great pictures:)

Nell Rushton McGilberry - What a perfect gift from GOD! He is so adorable and so loved! Allison is a fantastic photographer!

Teresa Williams - Beautiful!

Raquel Santos - Adorable!

Carol Boyd - He is so beautiful can not wait to hold him love you guys.

Tami Weis - Perrrrfect. Every single one.


Ivey! C/O 2014! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:


1.  This is my 3rd time photographing Ivey and she gets more photogenic each time!  I said this on Facebook and I’ll say it again here…I am in LOVE with her hair.  I mean, how totally chic is it?!!!  Ivey is a free spirit and full of charm.  She looks JUST like her beautiful mama and I enjoyed every minute we spent together. 🙂 🙂 ♥♥♥

2.  Her wardrobe was FAB. #thumbsup  (yes, I just hashtagged on my blog)  Seniors, count on having 5-6 wardrobe changes.  I love variety.  Anytime I can find some gorgeous window light in addition to outdoor pics, I consider that a score! 🙂  And….hellllllloooooo red lipstick with the seersucker dress….YES!

3.  Ivey had just returned from Girl’s State when we had her session.  It brought back memories for me, b/c I went, too, about 19 10 years ago when I was a senior.   It is an amazing experience.  It is clear to me that Ivey is a friend to everyone and a leader.  I hope she has the best Senior year ever!  Thank you so much for allowing me to capture this time, Tanya!! 🙂

Leslie - What an amazingly gorgeous session. I, too, love her hair and her whole style!!! Fabulous light, posing, location… everything. She’s so beautiful.

Becky - Wow!!!! Breathtaking!!! She is so beautiful and elegant. Locations are amazing.

Pam Smith Edwards - Beautiful…inside and out! Love you, sweet Ivey!

Jill Canterberry Sanderson - Just WOW! These are so great!

Sandi Carter - Beautiful girl! Allison, you did a great job!

Kari Gatlin Kelly - She has such a classic, cute look!

Rhea Wynn - Love them

Sonya Meliska Beasley - You captured Ivey’s true beauty. Fantastic pictures, fantastic subject to shoot!

Reena - GORGEOUS! oh my! I love all of the different looks and locations. My favorite is her sitting on the curb and the one in the yellow dress standing on the bricks — stunning!

Dawn Owen Ritter - Stunning, Fun, Exciting, Beautiful, Sassy, Individual, Happy…….so many more! Each picture stands alone and tells a story, all sooo Ivey! Awesome photography and Ivey is perfection! Love them all!

Kayla Denise Thomas - They are beautiful! Ivey Elizabeth Best you look soo pretty!


LB and Tyler get hitched! Montgomery, Alabama Wedding Photographer”

3 things:

1.  Recently, I drove to Dalton, GA(a beautiful little city, by the way) to photograph the wedding of Loni Beth and Tyler.  Oh, what an adorable, precious couple they are.  Sigh…   She was the happiest of brides.  Seriously, her smile was HUMONGOUS all day long.  Her joyful spirit is so contagious and it was wonderful to work with her.  Tyler is charming and funny.  I loved his smile and friendly nature.  They are perfect for one another!   All the bridesmaids and groomsman were great, too!  Right before the ceremony, LB and her girls got together for a chain prayer and it was so moving.  What a great way to start your marriage!

2.  How they fell in love… in LB’s words…

“I first saw Tyler during volleyball practice. He was walking through the gym with the basketball team. HE HAD A MOHAWK. If anyone knows me, I HATE  Mohawks. Tyler was acting silly walking through and one of my teammates walked over to me and said, “LB, that kid would be perfect for you.” I looked at her and laughed! A few months later it was time for the Berry vs. Shorter game! So, the Volleyball team painted up and went to the game where basketball had a big time recruit watching them. Needless to say, this recruit wanted to meet me. After the game I got a phone call from a number I didn’t know. It was Tyler and he wanted me to come over to his apartment and meet this kid. After a few minutes of ” No, I am not coming over,” I caved and said I’ll come for 1 hour. After that night, Tyler and I started to hang out a little more with our friends, and then it started to just be us. Tyler asked me on our first date after a basketball game when he was driving me back to my dorm room (the day before Valentine’s day!). I was about to get out of the car and he asked if I wanted to go to dinner and a movie!  After the first date, the rest is history. We have dated for almost three years. He is the love of my life and my best friend. I could not have asked for a better man to be placed in my life by God!! He is an answered prayer!”

3.  We dealt with a few downpours which kept us confined to indoor shooting areas and porches most of the time.  The venue didn’t disappoint, though, with it’s beautiful window light.  The ceremony was seriously heart melting.  Both their father’s had a role and there were tears in my eyes the whole time.  My favorite part was when LB’s dad told her groom, “You aren’t getting a princess, Tyler, you’re getting Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”  Hahaha!!   Thank you so much LB and Tyler for letting me be a part of your special day.  I know you guys will be so happy together! 🙂

P.S.  If you are interested in booking a wedding with me, I only take a few per year, so call way in advance! 🙂


Stephanie - Once again, SWOONING over your amazing talent.

You are so amazing Allison! These photo are GORGEOUS!

Amber - Girl, these are just amazing. Jaw dropping amazing. You knocked this one out of the park!!

Lonnie Jones - There seems to be a lot of kissing before the ceremony….
Did you encourage this???!!!!
Great job! Most beautiful!!!

Leslie - Yeah, you are pretty much the most amazing wedding photographer ever. Spectacular, amazing, stupendous!!!

jeanine - These images are amazing! You captured their personalities, detail and emotions of the day so superbly! You continue to outdo your self every time. Your work amazes me!

reena - Allison, these are fantastic! I love them all….you are not only a great family photographer but a totally AWESOME wedding photographer. They are going to love how you captured their day!

Lb Jones Watkins - Oh my! These are more than amazing! Balling my eyes out! You are amazing!

Emily Charais - Girl. Why don’t you just stop it with the incredibleness, awesomeness, bodaciousness….golly. This couple, their day, and your work…all phenomenal!

Amanda Collins - Love love love these!!!!

Dana Fisher Thompson - These are AMAZING!

Jon Moseley - LB, I didn’t know the story of how you started dating Tyler. I guess I didn’t keep you busy enough that day at practice…but that’s OK, I guess that’s how God planned it!

Sara Clippinger - These are incredible! I love the one of you & your mom cracking up. Such a wonderful image 🙂

Anonymous - Wow! Amazing job by Allison in capturing the beautiful, relaxed mood of the wedding! They are soooooooooo wonderful and perfect! I can’t quit looking at them. LB’s mom, jacque.

Amanda Carmichael Plavich - Love, love, LOVE!

Jenny Young Suddath - Soooo cute! Great job!

Lb Jones Watkins - so perfect!!!!!!

Sally Bryan Molhoek - wow, girlfriend, I think I’m resigning as a wedding photographer after seeing this! you totally and completely rock and this couple sure is lucky.

Lb Jones Watkins - I mean I keep coming back to lok at these! Allison! I am just in awe! I love love love the ones with my dad and the knot! So amazing you captured that moment to a “T”!

Lb Jones Watkins - Coach I think it was during a water break!! haha

Jon Moseley - Ok LB, we’ll go with that! haha

Cortney Smith Photography - Yeah, that is pretty much amazing! Love them all! Is there anything your not good at? BEAUTIFUL!

Andrea - Stunning and inspirational work! You told their story beautifully!