Photo by In Her Image

Photo by In Her Image

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.