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I'm Alison

Indianapolis Personal BRAND & Wedding PHOTOGRAPHER, CREATIVE CURATOR AND SMALL BUSINESS CHEERLEADER

Hey there!

Helping others look and feel beautiful in their own skin

Truly getting to know my clients + highlighting their personalities in my photos

A colorful, joyful photography brand

Cheering on others and unwavering encouragement

What I’m known for:

Making things happen

From human resources
to
Full time photographer

I knew that I wanted to connect with my potential clients on a deeper level and share who I am, but I was struggling to do that through the photos I was posting. And the thought of sharing photos of myself?

Terrifying. 

I thought back to what it felt like to leave my 9-5 job and remembered how scared I was. And then I thought back on all the good that came from leaving it behind. Suddenly I realized that if I wanted to see a change in my business, I needed to listen to my intuition and just DO IT.

And I did.




I was sitting behind a desk at a job that made me miserable, staring out at the view of a dumpster from my office window. “How’s that for a sign?” I laughed to myself as I typed my two weeks notice. It was the scariest thing I have ever done. And it was also the most rewarding.

In the years since I hit send on that email, my life has totally changed. While I had been actively photographing weddings for years, i could finally put the energy into my business that it deserved. As a result, my little photography business started to flourish! And with that came a new found confidence and excitement. 

But something was still missing.

— Morgan Harper Nichols

"Dare to show up as you are, even when you are still growing"

words i live by

2020

Offcially launched the Alison Mae Brand and began helping small businesses grow and connecting with more incredible couples!

2018

Started putting myself out there more on social media 

2017

Started photographing weddings exclusively

2016

Left my 9-5 job and became a full time photographer

2013

Worked my office job and photographed sessions on nights + weekends.

2011

married Zach who encouraged me to follow my dreams

2009

Started photographing small weddings and events.

2004

Photographed and Developed my first roll of film. 

My Timeline

where I've been

Years as a full time photographer

4

states i've photographed in

14

photographs taken 

100k

number of happy clients

70+

Meet my little family

Zachary

Alison

Elayne

Willow

Clementine

Nova

Zach and I are huge animal lovers and dream of owning our own rescue someday. As a result, we have a full house, and wouldn't have it any other way!

Zach is a web developer and a big fan of video games. Zach loves coffee, hates grocery shopping and makes a mean manhattan.

Alison (that's me) loves reading, travel and dreaming up home improvement projects

E. is our sweet old girl. She is a gentle soul and has the loudest pur you'll ever hear.

Willow is our fearless one. She is smart and regal but still loves to sleep under my desk while I edit.

Clem might be the smallest, but make no mistakes - she is the big boss around here. She is equal parts cute and questionable and we like her that way!

nova is the baby. She is our resident "woo" girl, loves to snuggle and hates to be outside. 

If you are looking for a husky of your own, be sure to check out Raven's Husky Haven!

Music Genre

Indie rock

Anything Kate Spade

FAVORITE ACCESSORY

ALWAYS HAVE

My water bottle

favorite book

Big Magic

CURRENTLY...

Missing traveling with my husband

DRINK OF CHOICE

Ash and Elm Cider

LITTLE DETAILS

FRESH FLOWERS

Ice Cream Cake!

DESSERT

I'm a little crazy about...

I am a huge animal lover and will insist on hearing all about your cat or dog. Or lizard.

One

I'm a glass half full kind of gal and will find the humor in anything.

Two

I learned photography using 35mm film and developed my own images in the darkroom.

Three

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