Hi, I’m Allyson

I’m a photographer in Portland, Oregon who specializes in critters.

To do anything worthwhile with pet photography, you have to be as comfortable with animals as you are with your camera. I have an MA in multimedia journalism and years of experience fiddling with lights and lenses, but I’ve also worked long hours handling everything from butterflies to a Harpy Eagle named Luigi. So when you warn me that your grumpy tomcat takes a while to warm up to people, you can trust that I’ll respect his boundaries and find a way to coax out his personality. I know how to ask animals to look good.