Lauren & Lakin!! Montgomery, Alabama Child Photographer

3 things:

1. Oh, I had the BEST time with these adorable gals this past Fall.  #stillbehindonblogging

2.  We took in two Tallassee locations, one of which I’d never seen before.  These girls were EASY!!   I mean, they loved the camera and as you can see, the camera loved them more!  Can I bottle up their energy and shoot some into my tired veins?  Pulease!!!  Just look at these shots and tell me we didn’t have fun.

3.  One word.  Freckles.  I <3 em.  Like, REALLY <3 em.

For the symbol challenged folks…<3=a heart

Emily - Gosh these are beautiful. Really, really beautiful. I <3 freckles too.

Leigh Smith - Allison- the girls loved you too! They have said when they get their pictures taken again- they want Mrs. Allison!!

Anne Kerr - Unreal. Seriously Allison, you blow my mind everytime….and you keep getting better. You are one of my favs….this session is beyond amazing. art work, all of them♥

Emily grapes - These girls are so beautiful. I love how close they seem in every photo! These are so so lovely, I love your editing!!

Porch Swing Photography - Great job, Allison; the girls look wonderful! My favorite pose is the one looking back over the wall.

Jennifer - these are so gorgeous…amazing light!! I’m a new fan 🙂

Sally Bryan Molhoek - GASP. Beautiful. I’m so jealous you got to photograph those beautiful girls in that beautiful light! Gah!


Baby Sarah | Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photographer

3 things:

1.  This is the most bright eyed baby I’ve ever photographed.  She is so beautiful!!  Those eyes and that dimple are going to cause trouble for her daddy in the future, I’m afraid!

2.  Speaking of daddies…this one was a gem.  It’s so neat to go into folk’s homes and see how they interact.  This daddy was a total caregiver.  What a blessing he is to Sarah and her mama!!  He had this awesome non-traditional lullaby playlist on the ipad that kept us entertained during the shoot.  Sarah’s mommy was so laid back and natural with her.  I just love to watch new moms.  There is a joy like no other.

3.  …and then, there is Dude the dog.  Dude, the coolest dog ever.  I’m convinced he’s going to make a great playmate in a few months…and in a year or so, when Sarah learns how to throw, he’ll be her best friend.


Reena - you are so amazing Allison…this newborn session is AWESOME. What a sweet little baby and such loving parents. I LOVE the one looking over mom’s shoulder…oh my!! and of course I love Duke the doggie…perfection for the whole session!

Gina Altieri - Wow These are some really beautiful photos. I love your work!

Claudette - LOVE!!!!

Emily - This session is so adorable! What a beautiful family!!

Leslie Crane - Gorgeous session! I just love how you do newborn sessions. Perfection.

Cortney - Allison. THOSE ARE GREAT! I know the mama is thrilled!!!

Jennifer Johnson - Beautiful pictures! Great photographer…just stunning!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Jennifer!!

Amber Allen - Oh god – my mind is blown by these. What beautiful images!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you so much, Amber!

Jennifer McCord Nolan - I have a baby already and those pictures makes me want another one!

Ashley Fisher - Gorgeous work, Allison! You captured Morgan’s love for baby Sarah so beautifully! 🙂

Debrell Brackett - She is such an Angel from God, and two Angels created her. Can’t wait to meet her. LOVE u guys!

Shana - These are GORGEOUS, Allison!! <3

Cindy Goodwin Smith - These are gorgeous, but then the aunt has the right to brag!


Baby J is ONE!! Montgomery, Alabama Baby Lifestyle Photographer

3 things:

1.  Well, if you’ve ever been to my blog before, yanno how much this crew means to me.  We started with Maternity pics early last Fall and now we are celebrating Jack’s 1st year of life.  Wha?

2.  Jack is what you call a “mess.”  Not just any mess, though.  A joyful, happy, adorable, bright-eyed, funny, rosy-cheeked, toothy, snuggly blessing of a baby.  I had 3 “messes” myself and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

3.  I LOVE these at home lifestyle sessions.  LOVE them.  We had a 6 month lifestyle with baby J, too, and his giraffe made an appearance there also.  Whoever invented the giraffe baby toy…brilliant.    Let me just say one more thing…with this family, what you see in these shots is real.  They are LOVE.


Reena - Allison, you are fantastic! How can I even pick a favorite out of all of these BEAUTIFUL images? I love them all! I do love the ones of him and balloons and the one of dad throwing him up in the air!

Stephanie - Holy cow Alison! These are so, so, so, so awesome!!!

Leslie - WHOA! These are awesome! So perfectly beautiful. You are so clever and creative with your angles.

JasonandLara Graham - Ok my goodness !! Love the balloons and Sophie and the apron and and and . I could go on and on! Love !!

Sally Bryan Molhoek - Oh my gosh he’s so cute! I love the balloons and his sweet toesies! Perfect!

Carrie Murphy Fisher - Love these!!! Thank you for these sweet memories 🙂

Jeanine - The setting here is awesome and the cuteness of that little boy is off the charts! Your clarity, use of light and perspective make you a phenomenal photographer.

Emily - How stinkin cute is this family??? I love the balloons so much, and all of the little details you captured!

Laura Hooper Thornton - love these!


The T fam! Montgomery, Alabama Family Photographer

3 things:

1. I ADORE these guys.  I mean, genuinely adore them.  They came with their big boy(and girl) pants on ready to have fun and be real.   You can tell in these pictures how much they love each other and that is my number one goal.

2.  Lance was a smidge leery about me sharing the “frolicking in the meadow/sage” pics, though he was a great sport.  So, gentleman friends don’t give him a hard time, k?!   I told him he looks manly…not too frolicky at all.
Amber has that girl next door beauty.  She just glows and I love that about her.

3.  Baby C is almost 2.  I mean, where did the time go?  I photographed them this same time last year and we had gorgeous weather BOTH times in January!   C is full of personality…I mean, full as full can be and I love that!  He gets the best behaved 2 year old award.  It’s probably just that he loves me so much.  😉

p.s. I’m behind on blogging.  I still have awesome sessions from before Christmas to share.   Whoa!

Reena - Allison, this session is STUNNING! I am in love with it!! I love that first BW of C…and the one of him on the stump (just his feet) what a beautiful family and you have captured them perfectly.

Emily - I’ll take one of each, no…make that two! Oh wait, this isn’t my family and that would be creepy? Well, I guess. These are all so beautiful. I am jealous of your Spanish moss, and all of your pretty portrait clients. So stunning!

Stephanie - Oh Allison! These are just lovely. I love them all, but the photo of “C”‘s feet is just so awesome.

I could learn a thing or two from you! When are you coming to Michigan?? LOL!!

Lynn - Holy moly! These are just gorgeous. What beautiful pictures you got of this family. I love how much love and laughter you can see in each one.

Claudette - O.M.G. Just wow, you are one talented lady. These are amazing!

Leslie C - Oh, Allison! These are so fantastic. Such variety. I’m running out of things to say to describe your work, so I’ll just fall back on my usual “you are one of my favorite photographers and the way you capture families is nothing short of miraculous.”

sally - Ok, so I totally love you, but is it ok to hate you just a little for being so dang good? Who gets THAT many awesome spectacular images in one session??? What a lucky and adorable family. I LOVE the black and white of him through the branches. Amazing.

Jeanine - I would call these shots unbelievable but from YOU, I believe it. Every image is spectacular! You are amazing!!

Shannon - Wow, what a fabulous session! Great-looking family and ADORABLE little boy! I love the variety you got. Your composition, lighting, and tones are just breath-taking. I don’t know how in the world they’ll choose between these photos!

April O'Hare Photography - Allison,
You totally hit this one out of the park. I was going through and saying “Oh, yeah that’s a fave” and by the end of the post there were too many to mention:)
But I especially love the B&W shot of their little man in the grass looking up at you while they look at him (the wide angle one) and also the B&W shot earlier in the sequence with the foliage in the foreground and he’s peeking over at you through it. Gorgeous!

Joy Cohen - Insanely beautiful pictures here!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Joy!

Shana Holloway Sanders - Absolutely GORGEOUS! <3<3<3

Kelly Bucic Garvey - love the soft tones & sweet interaction that you captured…beautiful job!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Shana!!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Kelly!

Jeni - Wow! These are so perfect! I love the natural happiness you captured. I would love to have pictures of my family like this! Your processing is devine as well! Man I love these!

Ava LikeLava - Those are absolutely beautiful. I really like all the moments you captured. Great session!

Katherine - What a great session full of emotion! I love your use of framing!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Ava!

Amber Erickson - Allison! These are so gorgeous. You amaze me every time I see your work. What wonderful memories you’ve captured for this family!

Mandy - Every single on of these is just gorgeous!! I love the emotion and connection you captured!

rose - wow these are just so beautiful! I love how intimate these feel. Gorgeous work!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you so much, Amber! That means a lot coming from you, your work is always beautiful!

Katherine Bailey Durham - Wow wow wow! These are stunning! Beyond gorgeous!

Melissa Kimball Klein - These are so awesome! He’s got some killer lashes, and I LOVE every single family shot. So incredible – two can be such a tough age!

Melissa Kimball Klein - I’m not sure where my last comment went, but just wanted to say what an amazing job you did with these! Probably one of the best family sessions I’ve ever seen. They brought a big smile to my face. 🙂

Stacy Hoffman Glass - I am always so amazed with your work! I find myself falling in love with families I don’t even know 🙂

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you so much Stacy!!!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you very much, Melissa!!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Katherine!!

Kate - These are absolutely BREATHTAKING! Every single one is a perfect moment captured.

Lindsay Faber - Oh Allison! These are amazing…absolutely no surprise there. You are so very talented and you photograph families flawlessly.

Sonja Hammad - Wow, I adored every.single.image in this session. Beautiful work! They all have such a dreamy feel to them. Sigh….

Corrie Lindroos - Allison, these are so moving! I love the connections you captured and the light, oh the light – so gorgeous!!!

Jen Cooke - Love these Allison!! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!


Anna, Class of 2013! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

3 things:

1.  If you follow me on Facebook, you know we started this session with Anna telling me she wasn’t photogenic.

a.  If you don’t follow me on Facebook, well, you should.   All the cool people do.  Click here and click “like.”

b. I was on a mission to show this humble Homecoming Queen her beauty…inside and out.

c.  Her hair…I am so jealous of her hair…it’s like perfection.  When you have a fro like me, you get jealous sometimes.

d.  She’s an Alabama fan.  I felt the bond form.

2.  Her mom is one of my “favorites.”  She taught both my boys in 2nd grade and will have Ann Welch next year good Lord willing.  I felt like I spent half the session telling Anna what a fab mama she has when I’m pretty sure she already knows.  Her uncle is my son’s awesome basketball coach and he is one of the nicest people on the planet.

3.  If I could pick the most perfect weather ever for a shoot, it would be 65-68 degrees and sunny…and, of course, NO humidity.  Well, in January, we had that perfect day.  Yes, we did.  I felt the vitamin D soaking into my deficient bones.   Enjoy this huge preview of gorgeous Anna.  Leave her a comment!  Go ahead and click the contact button above to book your Senior session!


Emily - No fair. You have warm weather and Spanish moss. Luckily I am not too mad because you shared these with us. This girl is downright stunning, for real. I just love your work. You have lucky, lucky clients.

Reena - STUNNING!!! She is stunning! You have captured this beautiful young lady perfectly.

Leslie - Absolutely gorgeous!! Every little thing is as perfect as she is. And that’s, you know, pretty perfect. Stunning work, as always!!

Sally - She is gorgeous, as are your photos! In fact, I love them so much that I’ll try extra hard not to hate you for having weather like that in January.:-)

Stephanie Lemmon - These are amazing Allison… as ALWAYS. The lighting, posing, locations- absolutely beautiful.

And, what a stunning young lady!!

Leah Hayes Hunt - Anna, you are beautiful! Fantastic photos as always Allison!

Meghan Stacy - wow! breathtaking!

Curtis Moorer - These pictures just keep getting better.

Darlene Hatcher Moorer - Love love these pictures:)

Anna Marie Hunt - Anna Hatcher, I love these. Yes, you are so beautiful and we love you so much! Jake is cracking me up. We went through each picture. He only likes the ones where you are smiling. The other ones he says either you look crazy or sad! Heehee!

Jeanine - Wow! These are stunning! Beautiful girl in beautiful light with an awesome photographer – what a combination!

Karen Toner Mixon - These are beautiful! You did a wonderful job, and your model is a beautiful girl (and photogenic)! Well done. 🙂

Linda DeFee Jackson - Anna, these are so good. Allison is a master at doing it right. I did not realize how much you look like your Mom.Looks like my neighborhood is the backdrop. the weather is always perfect at the Waters.

Emily grapes - She is beautiful! I love how relaxed and comfortable she is in front of the camera! That 1st one of her on the tree stump is my favorite. And you’re right! Her hair is awesome!!

Linda Hatcher - GREAT PICTURES Anna – I can’t believe you are a senior! Where has the time gone. You are a beautiful young lady and I am so proud you are our neice!

Amy - She is stunning and these pictures are amazing! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!