Alison Mae Photography

Wedding Photography for Joyful Souls

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Sharing love stories, adventures with my amazing husband and a little bit about what life looks like when you follow your dreams.

Also dogs..  obviously.

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Two years ago I held my sleeping baby nephew in my arms at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago and said “see you later” to my favorite little guy. Back then he had just turned one, had a couple of teeth and was figuring out how to walk. Last week, a confident three year old marched […]

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Soaking Up Sunshine and Family Time | Visitors from Barcelona

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Dear Zach, Eight years ago today we stood in front of our closest friends and family and became husband and wife. Your suit was too big and our budget was too small. We were just kids then, and had no idea how to plan a wedding. But I’d do it all over again in a […]

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Dear Zach | Happy Eighth Anniversary

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Three years ago this week I left my full time 9-5 job to pursue photography full time. What a ride it’s been! There isn’t a day that goes by that I am not incredibly thankful that I get to follow my dreams. But what I am most thankful for, are my incredible clients, friends and […]

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AMP Turns Three: Thank You

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I’m a wedding photographer so I obviously love love. It inspires me and I love seeing couples celebrate on Valentine’s Day. But Zach and I do things a little differently. Instead of going out to dinner or exchanging gifts, we save our money and go on a fun trip each year! We try to go […]

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Why We Choose Not to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

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  2018 was a quiet year. No big trips were taken, no new homes were purchased, we didn’t adopt another dog and and neither of us had a milestone birthday. 2017 took care of all of that. Instead, 2018 was a year for building for Zach and I. We both set big goals for our […]

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A Year in Review | 2018

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For the most part, I’m the main face of Alison Mae Photography. I send out the emails, I’m the one behind the camera. But Zach plays a big part in AMP too! And while I’ll get into more of what exactly he does in a later blog post, I thought I might introduce the two […]

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Fast Facts: Get to know Alison + Zach