Your childhood beauty will escape me too quickly. Your bubbly toes… your gummy smile… the way our hands fit so perfectly together. I know that this moment won’t last forever between us – you will grow up, and I will see your sweet face mature faster than I want to admit.
About Allyson Wiley
Hello there! So glad to connect. My name is Allyson and I am a lifestyle photographer who is based in Sonoma, California.
With graduate studies from Brooks Institute in Commercial Photography – my work has given me the amazing gift of traveling world-wide; photographing celebrities and dignitaries, shooting for travel and lifestyle magazines, even shooting a presentation for the United Nations (a career highlight.) I’ve won some fancy photography awards (see Press Page) and from time to time I lecture or teach on the subject. All was going well, until I realized something – something that stopped me in my tracks and made me reevaluate just where I was going, and what I was doing professionally…
In 2010, I became a mother. First came my son Micah, then my daughter Emerson. It wasn’t until I had them that I realized just how important photographing children is. I was feeling as if my children were escaping me – growing too fast, life was passing me by and suddenly I was forgetting to take it all in. I wanted to freeze time, and make a tangible memory of their faces, their personalities – of our sweet life.
I wondered if I could help others to remember the sweet giggles, the looks of amazement and adoration, the beautiful firsts. I wondered if I could somehow encapsulate this time with my camera – mostly because I was in fear of forgetting it, and I knew I wasn’t alone.
I’m dedicated to helping preserve the wonderment that exists so beautifully during childhood. I look forward to learning more about your family.
Click here to see my wedding photography portfolio.