As a little girl, I was surrounded by artists in my family, so it was a natural step for me to find a love of photography very early. I tried my hand at a course as a Sophomore in High School and immediately found myself winning state-wide competitions, which only drove me to love photography even more. I knew I wanted to make photography my full-time gig even then, but didn't know how until I became a stay-at-home mom with my daughter. I gave myself a 1 year deadline to make it happen, so I dove in head first. In February of 2006 I rented a booth at a bridal festival with photos of my daughter and my dog as my portfolio. I asked EVERY person that walked by my booth to take a chance on me because I knew it was my destiny... I booked 14 weddings from that festival and never looked back!
I'm proud to say that after years of honing my skills with lots of practice and continuing education, I know how to work well under pressure and handle any lighting or photo challenges that are thrown at me in a timely, laid-back manner. I have also become a master of working under high-stress conditions, while still being emotionally available, connected, and inspired by my clients. Because of this, couples who work with me get to remember their most sincere wedding moments with touching photographs.
15 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
3 Diamond Awards for Engagement Portraits
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Alison MacLean as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers or, in some cases POY - Photographer of the Year.
1 Client Letters
The following letters are from the clients of Alison MacLean.
Married: 5 years ago
Kirsten & Garrett
OMG! I'm obsessed with the pictures. I started crying as I watched the slideshow. Thank you times a million. Seriously, Alison, AMAZING! We so appreciate everything you did for us.