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kind words • portrait sessions

“Senior photos capture your child both in this moment, as a seventeen or eighteen year old person, but also should reflect the person they have always been. I wanted to find a photographer that would capture my daughter today, but would see and capture the whole being, all eighteen years of her. I really was not interested in updos or professional make up applications. I wanted to be able to look at the pictures and see the girl I live with every day and who has brightened our home for eighteen years.

Alison did this. She made the session fun, and comfortable. She effortlessly brought out the light in Lucy's spirit, and the smiles came naturally. Unphased by the friends and family who wanted to be a part of her special night, Alison incorporated everybody in pictures, but was never distracted and kept her focus on Lucy the whole night. She made my senior felt seen, special and taken care of. What a gift.”


"For anyone with a HS junior, I highly recommend you get onto @alisonsmileyphotography schedule ASAP! She books up incredibly fast and once we got our photos back, I understand why! I had unreasonably high expectations for these senior photos and Alison surpassed them all! Thank you!"


"Right from the beginning you put everyone in our family at ease so our smiles were natural..."


"There is absolutely no one else who will make your high school senior feel as comfortable as Alison!"


"I started crying - these senior photos really caught the essence of our son. There were pics where I could see him at ages 5, 8, 10 and on up. So glad we went with you!"


"...You were so thoughtful and patient and made sure to get every detail just right. It was such a fun experience!"


kind words • bar + bat mitzvah

"Her personality is magnetic and all clients young and old love her!!"


"I've worked with Alison many times professionally when she has been photographing events. Her attention to detail is incredible and there is not much she won't do to get the perfect shot!"


"WOW!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work - the pictures are spectacular! You capture the essence in everyone...LOVE them!!!! My daughter and husband will be SPEECHLESS when they see them. Thanks for capturing beautiful memories!"


"OMG!! The bar mitzvah photos ARE AMAZING!!!!! I already have tears in my eyes. Thank you for so beautifully capturing such a special day for our family!"


"Oh my Alison! Wow. We are just amazed. You really are extraordinarily talented! You captured the day of our son's bar mitzvah better than I could’ve ever imagined!"


"Alison! These are so gorgeous and you really captured the moment ! Thank you so very very much! I wish I knew of you years ago!!"


"Gorgeous photos, such a good artistic eye!! We love them so much! You captured the party beautifully, and the posed shots are amazing!"


"These are so beautiful! Everyone loved your energy and enthusiasm! Please keep your calendar open for his brother's bar mitzvah in a couple of years!!"

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