"A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety." - Ansel Adams

Hi, I'm Alison and I'm an international photographer based in Oakland, California. I discovered my passion for photography eleven years ago after embarking on a backpacking trip in Southeast Asia. I asked for my first Sony DSLR as a graduation gift from college, and my life hasn't been the same since. 

I'm not your usual photographer, meaning I'm very dynamic and I don't fit in a box. I love working with people from all walks of life and telling their story through powerful visual imagery, just as much as I love capturing an early morning sunrise over the Golden Gate.

I love the fact that I can work with small businesses, couples, entrepreneurs, bloggers, yoga teachers, moms, families and other individuals to capture beautiful moments they will keep forever. Whether it's a story about your relationship or your brand, I find it so rewarding to get to know who you are and let it shine in a photograph. 

Bonus: if you're using my images for marketing, my decade-long background in communications means I understand how to shoot images that capture the essence of your brand and will be optimized for online or social media use. 

In addition to capturing creative images of people, I'm also very passionate about nature and landscape photography. My goal with this body of work is to inspire people to care more deeply about conservation by motivating them to #OptOutside and cultivate a deeper connection to nature. The world is such a beautiful place and it needs us to do a better job protecting it.

Want to book a session? Click here to tell me about yourself so I can get to know you better  Also, please note that I LOVE travel and even if you're not in California, that doesn't mean we can't work together! I've done shoots in California, Bali, Australia, Vietnam, Mexico and more... so get in touch!

If you have any questions about my photography or would like to inquire about using images, please send me an email at [email protected].

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Interested in international work? These are all the countries I've visited so far: USA, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Turkey, Israel, Morocco.