The Low Down

Hi, I'm Allison: Mother of two and wife to a handsome Scotsman. Together we live in Rochester, New York with our cat, Nacho. I love Indian food, amusement parks, thrift stores and mix cds. People say that I have expressive eyebrows. We like to watch America's Funniest Home Videos and complain about who they choose as the winner. I collect postcards, jadeite, strange dolls and figurines and am inspired by everything retro. My whole house would be mid century modern if only my husband would get on board.

While music isn't literally my middle name it probably should be. Some of my favorite bands and Artists include The Smiths, Fiona Apple, Arctic Monkeys, Michael Jackson, Jeff Buckley, Erykah Badu, Rufus Wainwright, Chris Isaak, New Order, Madonna, Queen, Radiohead, Belle and Sebastian, Bob Dylan, The Bangles, U2, Squeeze, The Beatles, Portishead, Aretha Franklin, Lily Allen, Depeche Mode, Tenacious D, Over The Rhine, Weezer, Simon and Garfunkel, The Chemical Brothers, Joan Armatrading, Daft Punk, Hall & Oates, Lady GaGa, The National...just to name a few.

I've been taking pictures, capturing moments, for as long as I can remember and my home is filled with boxes and boxes full of old photos that I really should filter through one of these days. My journey began with a 35mm sure shot camera and a job at Rite Aid so I could develop my own pictures. Time marched on and I had a long love affair with Polaroid film until I went broke using it, and eventually worked my way up to the Canon 5D markII that I use today. While I took several photography courses in college, nothing prepared me for being camera ready like Motherhood has.

I am inspired by the human connection and my aim is to capture the authenticity and spontaneity of your story, through my lens.