Hi! I'm Alison I'm a sentimental mom's best friend, because I can magically open a window back to this special time in your life: Parenthood.
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I an identical twin, youngest of 4 kids, married to my university sweetheart, Brandon. We have two boys, Eliott (9), the thoughtful sensitive one, and Sam (7), the bossy, yet charismatic one. Together we love to sing along to "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack or Ed Sheeran songs, play boardgames (like Risk or King of Tokyo) and watch the latest super hero movies.
I'm known in Calgary for co-founding 100 Women Who Care Calgary, a grassroots community of women who use their voices, their votes, and their chequebooks to create positive change in our city through local charities.
Friends describe me as bubbly and optimistic. I'm terribly ticklish and overly sentimental. Nobody believes me, but I'm actually also quite shy (I hide it well). I have no idea what to wear every day, but it usually involves Birkenstocks, even - gasp! - with socks. Comfort over style, I say!
I'm a person who craves deeper conversations, who wants to know more about people, their dreams and honest thoughts. I greatly admire women who are utterly and unapologetically themselves, because, though I try to not care what others think, I secretly still do.
Your Real Life is special because it's not like anyone else's. Isn't it the little daily memories that we most want to hang onto? The things that wouldn't mean anything to anyone but US?That's why I love to photograph real life for families. To me, there's nothing better.
I'm painfully aware of the passage of time. My kids time (as kids) here at home is already half over for me. I've had 9 summers and I've probably got 9 more before the first one goes away to university. And I feel like it's not enough - I want to slow it down.
I believe it’s my job to capture the essence of your family in an artful way that deserves to be printed in albums or proudly displayed on your walls.
I've worked hard to develop strong skills in creating powerful storytelling photographs from ordinary scenes. I have a passion for producing stunning albums and wall art.
I want your family memories to matter and to last.
This is not included as a humble brag, but as a way to show you that I'm not a fly-by-night-hobbyist; this is a dedicated art for me.
I am an accredited member of the PPOC (Professional Photographers of Canada). My Accreditations are in Fine Art and Child Study (2016). Accreditation by a National Board of Master Photographers is a prerequisite to entering professional competition.
I have been awarded Best in Class for Fine Art and Best in Class for Editorial with PPOC. I also won Best in Category (Masks) and Best Overall with the Calgary Photographic Society in 2017.
The following images are some of my documentary family images that have been included in the Professional Provincial and National Image Salons.