From 2 to 19!! Montgomery, Alabama Family Photographer {Orange Beach, Alabama}

It all started with these two lovebirds who met at Lipscomb in Nashville.    The beautiful lady on the left is my Aunt.  My mom’s sister, to be exact.  The hunky man on the right is my hilarious preacher man Uncle.   Are they not ADORABLE!!!!  I was soooo excited when I got a text from my cousin Amy asking if I could possibly meet up with them to shoot the whole FAMJAM!  Uh, YEAH!  Luckily, we were in Orange Beach that week.  We met half way in P’cola.

Uncle S and Aunt J have 4 kids.  They are all wonderful folks and they live too far away from me.  The youngest hottie is still unattached. (I’ll give you his digits if you beg me. ) The other three have lovely families, wouldn’t you agree?!!  One of the families just adopted a baby from the Marshall Islands and everyone is in LUV with her!!

Literally, I got choked up editing these pictures.  It just seems like yesterday we were all at my Nene and Papa Jack’s house kicking each other in the knees and getting our mouths washed out with soap for saying “fart.”   Whoops, did I just type that?    I miss them all so much.  🙁

I sent Amy a few wardrobe choices and they totally ROCKED it!  I love that color pop!  Let’s do it again next year, K?!!!!


Stephanie O'Connell Fitzgerald - Two words, my friend… YOU ROCK ~.

Wendy Blevins - WOW- Allison Donahoo Hilyer- these are AWESOME! And what a sweet, sweet story! I’m with Stephanie O’Connell Fitzgerald- YOU DO ROCK!

Christine Donahoo Adcock - WOW! Gorgeous family and gorgeous pictures. Love them!

Roxanne Alewine Walker - Allison, tears were shed while looking at these pictures. So many memories of your sweet, sweet family. I miss you guys!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you so much, Steph!!!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thanks Wendy!!! I appreciate it so much!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Roxanne, I got tears too!!

Lynn - wow, these are so amazing I can hardly stand it! You totally rocked this shoot. What fabulous memories you have created for the whole extended family.

Elle Mendenhall - Wow, these are the best extended family portraits I’ve EVER seen! They are so fun to look at, I know they will be treasured! The one with the “boys” shirts off is my favorite! Flex those muscles! 🙂

Joan - These are so much fun! You did a great job showcasing their personality! I want to be part of your family…can they adopt me? Love white on the beach! You rocked these, my dear!

Megan - WOW! seriously, this is the best large family session I’ve ever seen! You rocked this. I’m really impressed. Just love them.

Amy Coleman - Allison, the pictures turned out better than I could have ever hoped. Thank you so much for taking the time to drive over and capture our family so well. Your write up was precious as well. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Alexis - You completely rocked this session! Awesome job!!!!

Yana - These are beyond amazing, love them all! So much variety and I love the emotion and the expressions you captured. Wonderful job!

Katherine Espano - What a fun family! I love all the playfulness and especially the pictures of them all walking together. Perfect session!

Jane Watson - Allison, What a talent you have for capturing not only great smiles and natural poses, but the loving and joyful pleasures we
experience as a family. Thank you for sharing your gift with us!
Aunt Jane

Claudette - Seriously wow! What a fun session, and what a special moment you captured! And can I say the family deserves an award for best dressed : )

Jennifer B - These are amazing! They must be over the moon with these! I can totally feel how much fun your family is 🙂

Shannon - These are all so stunning! Your family is lucky to have you take their photos. The pink pops, the creamy sand, it’s all just magical. You have a beautiful family, I hope you get to meet up with them more often in the future. It’s tough living far away, esp. when you have kids of your own.

Lynda Coulson - Beautiful work, and an amazing extended family session. These are not easy and you make it look so. They are so fun and playful and relaxed. Gorgeous!

Corrie Lindroos - Wow – what an amazing session. I love how fun they are. I agree – this is best large family session I have ever seen. You captured so many great expressions – I am sure that the family is over the top thrilled with these. Gorgeous work!

Melissa Klein - Holy gorgeousness! These are fantastic!

Jeni - Wow! What a GREAT session. Such a gorgeous, happy family. What wonderful kids! I can’t believe the cooperation you got with so many of them. I bet this family is over the moon with these. I would love to have pictures like this of my own family!

Jennifer Zumwalt - Wow. I don’t even know what to say about these besides WOW. Downright amazing photos. From the technical aspects to the editing to the outfits to the fun family and emotion these capture!


Welcome to the world Pierce!! Montgomery, Alabama Newborn Photographer

One of the best parts of this job is getting to meet awesome people and this day was no exception.   Lara and Hunter welcomed me into their home literally hours before it sold.   I am so happy for them!

I immediately thought baby Pierce looked like his daddy, but as we jived along, those gorgeous lips of his changed my mind.   Lara and Hunter are the cutest couple!    Is it just me or do they look like hawt TV stars?

They are baby planning it with me.  I can’t wait to see their new home(and baby P, of course) in 3-4 months…it will be here before we know it!

Cortney Locke Smith - Allison those are terrific! I love the brick wall comp! I know the parents are thrilled with these!

Ashley - I swear! Every time you add a new post, it makes me more and more excited about not only my little one to arrive, but to have you taking the pictures. These are beautiful!

Melissa Klein - These are so sweet! I seriously LOVE the ones in front of the window. Beautiful light, beautiful family!

Jaidean - Beautiful images…he is so sweet! Love all the family ones!

Elle - Absolutely beautiful how you can freeze the moment and turn it into a work of art. 🙂


Alex of 2013! Montgomery, Alabama Senior Photographer

Hubba, hubba!!  This girl is model gorgeous!  She has the inside beauty to match.  Her mom is planning on having her Senior pictures done twice because she is about to chop those gorgeous locks.  For round one, we decided on my in-laws farm.  I strapped them to the back of the 4 wheeler and told them to hold on for dear life…and I meant it!   😉

After Summer, Alex will begin her Senior year.  She is home schooled and SO well rounded!!  I love her style…  She brought along 4 outfits and she brought personality to each one.    I hope you enjoy your preview, Alex!! 🙂


Anne Kerr - HOW?!?! You are so amazing. I can’t believe the variety…and perfection of every shot.

Amanda Radovic - oh wow, these are amazing, such beautiful use of light and so much variety! I particularly love the bicycle photos. She’s such a pretty thing.

Sara - She is stunning! These photos are so gorgeous! Can’t wait to see her new haircut!

Yana - A beautiful session, her smile is so infectious and the variety you captured is just amazing!

Katherine - What a gorgeous girl! I love the vintage styling and all the variety. Her personality also shines through, too; lovely images!

Jeni - These are amazing! The light is perfect, the outfits are perfect, and she is gorgeous! I can’t wait to see the ones in the future with shorter hair. I bet she will look like a totally different person.

Krissy Allori - Gorgeous light and setting. She’s going to look amazing with short hair too!

Jackie - She is beautiful, I love her style! Awesome work and love the variety too!


Coleman+Henry Montgomery, Alabama Children’s Lifestyle Photographer

This is a tale about two cowboys.  Cowboy “C” is preppy, a rule follower, has a missing tooth,  loves his dog Bluebell, drives his daddy’s 4 wheeler like a champ, and has the cutest southern accent around.   Cowboy “H” is a free spirit, loves to throw down his cowboy hat, prefers skins over shirts, sports a HUGE grin(and maybe sometimes a pouty face that will break any adult’s heart,)  and has confidence out the wazoo.

Ben and Lisa just built a new home on their family farm, I might just move it.  It’s amazing!


Wanda Russell Johnson - So adorable!

Kitty Hipps Carter - love all of these pictures…

Jennifer Marsh Holley - love these boys and these pictures! You should have came over to my house and took pictures too of my girls~~.

Cortney Locke Smith - Allison, those are terrific! The one of him with his hand in the air on the four wheeler is priceless! They were all great! Smashing as usual!

Christine Hipps - The best pictures. I love them all.

Amye Bass King - Love these!! You are so talented!

Allison Donahoo Hilyer - Thank you, Amy!! 🙂

Kristin Speed Photography - wow these are awesome! what a cool location for a photo session! and that soft warm light is just breathtaking…great job!

Ashley Hibbard Montgomery - Love the dog peeking in on the first one haha. So cute!


MC is 10 months! Montgomery, Alabama Baby Photographer

I literally cannot get enough of this girl.  She has so much personality and expression.  Her big eyes give everything away.   She is already 10 months old and she is growing up too fast!  She is a mama’s girl and mama ain’t complainin’!!  We  decided on my favorite type of session..half indoor/half outdoor.   During the sweaty glistening outdoor session, I  may or may not have sung a little “Baby got Back.”   Member that Friends episode??  I sort of stole it from Rach. :-0

Emily - What an incredibly cute little lady! I love her legs 😉 Wonderful shots!

Riki - So sweet! Great shots. This last one really favors Drew to me.

Melissa Messick Steward - I love those. She is so precious and very photogenic! Great job.

Sara K - Great work Allison! She is such a cutie!

Layla Hughes - I just want to eat those little legs! She is adorable! Great shots Allison.

Raul Lopez - Way to cute girl. I’m so happy for you it seems like yesterday you were praying for her to be born !!!!

Sara Brodnick Kopittke - Beautful work Allison Donahoo Hilyer! I love of them!

Layla Hughes - She’s not mine, Raul, but I would take her! She’s too cute!

Hannah Weiss - So cute. I love everyone of the pictures. Beautiful!