The Clements Family | Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

3 things:

1.  I’m not sure why I decided to update my blog right when my kids got out of school for Summer.  It’s mass chaos behind me, ha! 🙂   I am behind on blogging, but had to share this precious family with you.  Families are where my heart is and this one hit the spot!

2.  It’s was a joy to photograph these guys!  Poor Sara(mom) stepped in an ant bed during one of our sets.  They were all over her and I felt horrible!  She was such a trooper, though, and we finished the session.    They brought baby ER’s bible along… so sweet!   I love how cream photographs, don’t you just dig what Sara chose for them to wear!  It’s just soft and lovely.

3.  I decided to dust of my 70-200 for this session.  I’ve been using my 85.  Oh, I fell in love with that lens again!  It’s so fab!!

p.s.  My Fall calendar is starting to fill up.  If you are interested in a Full session or a Senior session, please contact me ASAP! 🙂


Becky Kondrakiewicz Crnkovich - What a beautiful family! Love their clothing choices as well. So soft and dreamy! She is an adorable little girl!

Amber Erickson - Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous!

Marilyn S. Swears - Wow, wow, wow! What a beautiful, joyful family. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Missy Edwards - absolutely magnificent! Pure love captured in every shot!

Martha Ann Henry - Beautiful family – beautiful pictures – proud Aunt – love you all! 😉


Montgomery, Alabama Family Photography

3 things:

1.  This family was a total JOY!!  Can I let you in on a little secret?  I smiled NON STOP while editing this session.  I looked like the Joker.  No joke. 😉

2.  They  wanted fields and I don’t think we could have had a more perfect location!  I wish the wildflowers bloomed all year.  I had a few best behaved awards at this session.  A certain 5 and 3 year old get them.  Not only were they well behaved… they are so photogenic!   GUSH!  I think the eyelashes on 3 year old Grayson should be outlawed for boys.  It’s just not fair!  😉

3.   Mom and dad were so patient and loving throughout the entire afternoon.   I cannot stress how wonderful they were to work with.  I may swoon from the sweetness of this entire session.  It’s definitely a fav.

If you are interested in booking a family session with me, hit the contact button above. 🙂

Sara - Omg. These are perfection! You are so talented Allison!

Leslie - HellOOOOOOOOO, perfection!?!?! Stunning family, stunning work, it simply does NOT get better. Love them all.

jeanine - WOW! Perfection – one after the other. Beautiful family in a beautiful setting captured by a photographer that does beautiful work!

Reena - Gorgeous, stunning, beautiful….family, location…everything!! and yes, the eyelashes, oh my! and I LOVE the BW of the little girl with the flowers!

Emily Charais - Goodness gracious this is a gorgeous family! I adore your posing girlfriend!

Amber Erickson - Insanely beautiful session, Allison!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, @[743237743:2048:Emily Charais]!!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Amber!!

Dianna Mixon - Amazing! Such a beautiful family. My heart swells for you!

BrentandKathryn Curtis - Greg, your family is gorgeous. Happy for you!

Christa Goodwin - Absolutely adorable! Your kids are so cute:)

sally - goodness gracious, Allison, how do your families EVER choose which ones to buy????? I’m always guffawing at the sheer number of absolutely perfect pictures you have. The eyelashes on that boy – GAH!!!!


Register Family | Montgomery, Alabama Family Photographer

3 things:

1.  Oh, we had so much fun!  I am getting all nostalgic here b/c 10 years ago(yes, I’m old,) I was where Jenni is right now.  Two pistol pete brothers, stealing more of my heart every day.   These two stole a piece of mine as well.   They were so good for me and made ME laugh!   We spent quite a bit of time looking for Tick Tock Croc.  We almost found him. 😉

2.  I LOVE what Jenni picked for wardrobe!!  Take note future clients…these color schemes photograph very well.   Mini Boden in an excellent clothing resource for photographs.

3.  I was so impressed with Paul(dad.)  He was patient and showed up ready to have fun.  Dad’s, that’s the way it should be!!   I hope you love these as much as I do Jenni!!


Jenni McInnis Register - Thank you so much Allison Donahoo Hilyer! Love them!

Paul Register - Thanks Allison

Reena - Another stunning family session Allison. I agree with you, the colors Mom chose are perfect as is everything about this session!

Emily Charais - You sure know how to work a family session! I love all of the energy and fun in this one!

Amber - Perfection, Allison! When are you coming down to San Antonio? 🙂

Kelley Cowart Thackston - Love these!!

Zanna Bostick Freeman - Beautiful photos!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you Emily!


Christina | Class of 2013! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  Christina is about to graduate from ACA!  I know that makes her mama want to cry!  She shared with me that she actually likes school(gasp) and I shared back that I did too!  (really?)  I would seriously love to go back in time and spend a week in high school  🙂  If I do, can I trade my hair for hers?  And, can I take that lavender top?

2.   Shooting Seniors is so much fun!  Especially the little slip of a thing below.   Her smile is the kind that totally lights up her entire face.  It’s an eye smile. 🙂  We hit several “hot spots”  in Wetumpka for her session.  It was quite the work out and I loved it!

3.  I was sad to see this one end.  I think we both could have kept on shooting if it wasn’t for that durn sunset.  But, sunset light we did have…  Best wishes to you next year, Christina!  I will get to keep up with you through your lovely mama and brother!  I hope you guys enjoy the preview!

mandy - Allison, these are GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Becky - Wow wow wow! She is stunning, and so is your work!

Emily Charais - These are all so amazing! The seniors in your area are so lucky they have you to choose…because she is gorgoeus!

Rebecca M - Wow. What a great session and so many to choose from!! She is one beautiful girl!!

sally - What a gorgeous girl, gorgeous location and perfect photographer. Splendid as always!

Stephanie O'Connell Fitzgerald - Oh my gosh… now THIS made me tear up just about as much as our conversation yesterday about Danielle’s senior portriats. I have known this sweet girl since she was born. She and Danielle share the same birthday only one year apart! Our families have been friends for years. What an awesome session and such a beautiful subject to photograph. Good luck, Christina Panehal ~ these are fantastic!

Stephanie Lemmon -

That is all…

Leslie - Good gravy, woman!!! Not only do you attract the most beautiful clients ever, you bathe them in amazing light, pose them perfectly and never miss a shot. Seriously. I bow to you. You are a wonderful human being.

Reena - Allison, you and Christina totally rocked this session, I have so many favorites out of these I can’t even list them all! What a beautiful young lady, a beautiful session and the lighting is scrumptious!

Shannon Martin - These are great! She is beautiful and such a great young lady!


Levi! The model newborn family comes to life!! Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

3 things:

1.   About a month ago, I put my feelers out(yes, that’s right…feelers) for a family who was expecting a baby soon.  I needed a “model” family.  I had another photographer driving in from Far Far Away(well…not too far) to mentor with me.  I seriously could not have chosen a sweeter, cuter, more precious family!   Young, fresh, happy, in love, one was a rock star…and so on and so forth.   I unofficially met Sarah and Jason when I was working out at Shakespeare and saw her running the stairs at 9 months preg.  The girl has got it going on!!  Jason is a musician and…that is just a perk.  I got to hear him play for his baby and…whoa…melt my heart!

2.  This baby, oh..this baby.  He was an ANGEL!  He slept and nodded his little head, “yes” every time I moved him.  😉  That hair and that dimple!!  ♥♥♥♥♥♥

3.   Photographer J and I had so much fun together with this crew!  If you are interested in mentoring with me and live over 2 hours away, shoot me an email!!


p.s.  For this session, I tried out a new b/w action for a friend who is possibly going to release it to sell.  She is a studio light photog, so mine probably looks a little different.  I hope I did her justice, she is amazing!!   Check out her work and prepare to drool.

Leslie - Oh, boy. These are simply gorgeous! Everything a newborn session should be: soft, sweet, real, perfect.

sally - wow oh wow! I just LOVE those last two black and whites, and the one of him outside with the flowers in the background. LOVELY lifestyle session!

Rebekah S. Longanacre - Absolutely stunning work made easier by the subject matter. Congratulations to our great niece, great nephew in law and great grand nephew on their session!

Ruth Ann Givens - SO CUTE! I love the first one!

Lauri Ann Itson - Wow!! What a cute family! Great job as always Allison!! 🙂

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, @[132900571:2048:Lauri Ann Itson]!

Jan Stacks Martin - Those are beautiful!

Reena - Words escape me….these.are.just.perfection.

Ashley Barganier - oh my goodness! This is too sweet!

Jennifer Hostetter - Sarah and Jason, Levi is beautiful!

Leigh Ivey Blackwell - He’s beautiful ! God is good….

Abigail Maruna Morwood - These are amazing!

Stephanie - I’m with Reena. The awesomeness of these photos is sheer ridiculousness.

You’ve done it again!!

Joanna - Oh wow, you got so many amazing shots. I agree with Leslie that these are soft, sweet and just perfect!

Sara Lord Chandler - Love This Family. Beautiful Pictures