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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As a wedding photographer, engagement sessions are one of my favorite parts of the wedding process. Cute photos for your save the dates? Deal. But did you know that engagement sessions actually serve you in a lot of other ways when it comes to your wedding day?  This is something I am very passionate about […]

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Why You Need An Engagement Session

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First looks are quickly growing in popularity (and with good reason – they’re awesome! Read more about them and why you might want to have one here.) But first looks are not just for grooms. As a wedding photographer I have seen first looks done with bridesmaids, brothers and even grandmas. But one of my […]

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The Daddy Daughter First Look

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Wedding Cake Alternatives Wedding cakes are a classic option to serve your guests. They are delicious and some cakes can even be works of art! I’m currently really loving hand painted wedding cakes. If you don’t know what those are be sure to the check them out here. But what if cake isn’t your thing? […]

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Wedding Cake Alternatives

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Bridal Detail Checklist The morning of your wedding is going to be filled with hair and makeup, music, laughter and fun! This is a time to relax with your favorite girls, turn on your best playlist and maybe enjoy a mimosa. Having all of these items gathered together for when I arrive will prevent you […]

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Bridal Detail Checklist

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From cool industrial vibes to romantic sun soaked solariums, Indianapolis has a wedding venue for everyone. If you’re searching for the perfect place to say “I do” this list is for you! I’m excited to share (in no particular order) some of my favorite Indianapolis wedding venues with you. Who knows, maybe your dream venue […]

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Beautiful Wedding Venues in Indianapolis

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I want to start this post by first saying that having a first look is totally up to the couple. A lot of couples still opt to go the more traditional route and there is nothing wrong with that! In fact, Zach and I were one of those couples. But between my own experience and […]

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Should You Have a First Look?