Your Photographer: Allie
My name is Allie and I am originally from the great state of New York (no, not the city). New York is a beautiful state and so my photography mainly focused on landscapes and old railroads that ran through my neighborhood. I first used my dad's old SLR film camera and can still remember the excitement of going to CVS and picking up the developed film. I remember spending all my baby-sitting money on roll after roll of film. That camera first got me into photography, but the first DLSR I purchased before going off to college really made me fall in love.
It was a small, Nikon D40x and it had just come out. I got two zoom lenses and a fixed macro lens. During college, I continued to focus on landscapes but opened up to a lot of macro shots with an emphasis on textures. I loved finding patterns in nature or setting up still life's to make my own.
I started portrait photography when I applied to be a camp photographer at Kanankuk Kamps in Missouri. They had 2000+ campers and needed shots to be posted online of every camper, every day. It was a way of connecting the parents to their kids and enhancing the overall camp atmosphere. It made me focus on capturing moments and faces that allowed the campers' parents to feel as if they were a part of their child's experience. It was also no-edit photography, which allowed me to practice visualizing the exposure and tuning it just right!
After a couple summers at camp, I decided to start working at a studio part-time. It was great to be around people who had been in the industry for years and years. They had a wonderful, teaching attitude, and were always willing to let me try new things.
Then I moved to Texas after graduating, started a desk job, and life got pretty routine. Recently, Joy and I have been playing around with the idea of a studio and finally decided to give it a go. We are excited for the road a head and can't wait to see what the Lord will do!
Then I moved to Texas after graduating, started a desk job, and life got pretty routine. A good friend, Angelica of Authentic Joy Photography, and I started Me&You Studios in January of 2015. By the end of the year, we had both learned so much - including what we really wanted to focus on. I fell in love with wedding photography and she wanted to focus more on portraits and engagements. We still team up from time to time as I cannot find a better second shooter!
After our very amicable split, I started to focus more on all things wedding photography. I am super excited for the road a head and can't wait to see what the Lord will do!