Alison Mae Photography

Wedding Photography for Joyful Souls

Hello Friend

I'm Alison - a wedding photographer for fun, lighthearted couples who are ridiculously in love! I'm from Pendleton, Indiana but love photographing weddings all over the united states with no travel fees for locations outside of the midwest... hooray!

I love spending time with animals, organization and anything light blue. I am a full on Maxxinista (shout out to TJ maxx) and have way too many post it notes.

 I will greet your dog before I say hi to you, will probably give you too many high fives and will dance (terribly) with you on the dance floor during your reception. I adore laughing with my couples and helping them feel at ease in front of the camera. I put my entire heart into each wedding I photograph and feel that I have the best job in the world!

My story

When Zach and I got married, my photography was more of a hobby. Back then, I didn't know what I do now and we didn't value wedding photography as much as we should have. 

Our photographer was a friend of ours, and as sweet as he was, he just didn't understand the flow of a wedding day or how to balance all of the tasks of a seasoned wedding photographer. As a result, the most important photos of the day - the photos of just Zach and I - fell through the cracks.

At first I shrugged it off and pretended it was okay. But when we didn't have those beautiful wedding portraits to hang on our walls or pass down to our future grandchildren, I realized the importance of photography. 

As I grew in my photography career, I have always kept this experience with me as I photograph each and every wedding. I put my whole heart into making sure that each couple gets amazing images of their love story. Images that feel like them. Images they love, and images that will become their heirloom.

Why wedding photography?

Meet Zach

My (not so) Secret Weapon

Zach is not just my husband, he is also my assistant extraordinaire! His talents include carrying photo gear, bouquets, coats etc, keeping brides + bridesmaids cool, warm or dry, time keeping and even veil flipping! Having Zach around allows me to focus completely on the couple while he handles all of the miscellaneous tasks that pop up on wedding days. It’s kind of the best!

When not assisting me with weddings, zach can be found writing code, watering plants, tinkering on various garage projects or reading.

Get to know us

 curled up on the couch watching 90's sitcoms or true crime documentaries

We love to explore - Just walking around somewhere new is our favorite

We love all things mid century modern - we are old souls with a love for modern, clean lines

Zach tells a lot of dad jokes. Ali rolls her eyes but secretly finds them funny. It's a thing we do

Ash + Elm Cider. Delicious and local? Yes please!

Eight years

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Our life in photos

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E. Layne

Willow BlU

Clementine Maxine

Nova Gray

Willow is our fearless one. She is as regal as she is goofy, but is so ridiculously smart. Nothing gets past this girl! Fun Fact: we picked her out the day she was born!

Clem, the tiny orange cat, is the big boss around here. SHe is equal parts cuddly and questionable and we like her that way.Fun fact: only 1 in 5 orange tabby cats are female!

Nova is the baby. Even though she is full grown now, she still does what she can to be a lap dog. She is gentle, won't sleep with out a pillow and our resident "Woooo" girl.

E is our sweet old girl. She is eleven but can still cuddle like the best of them. Her pur is crazy loud and she is gentle and sweet - the perfect lady!

E IS OUR SWEET OLD GIRL. SHE IS ELEVEN BUT CAN STILL CUDDLE LIKE THE BEST OF THEM. HER PUR IS CRAZY LOUD AND SHE IS GENTLE AND SWEET - THE PERFECT LADY!

WILLOW IS OUR FEARLESS ONE. SHE IS AS REGAL AS SHE IS GOOFY, BUT IS SO RIDICULOUSLY SMART. NOTHING GETS PAST THIS GIRL! FUN FACT: WE PICKED HER OUT THE DAY SHE WAS BORN!

CLEM, THE TINY ORANGE CAT, IS THE BIG BOSS AROUND HERE. SHE IS EQUAL PARTS CUDDLY AND QUESTIONABLE AND WE LIKE HER THAT WAY.

NOVA IS THE BABY. EVEN THOUGH SHE IS FULL GROWN NOW, SHE STILL DOES WHAT SHE CAN TO BE A LAP DOG. SHE IS GENTLE AND OUR RESIDENT "WOOOO" GIRL.

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