Hi, I’m Allyson!

I’m a photographer in Portland, OR

To do anything worthwhile with pet photography, you have to be as comfortable with animals as you are with your camera. Not only have I loved my own menagerie of pets, I’ve worked with 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.

I also think a  good portrait grabs you like your favorite song: you know it inside out, but you keep coming back. This is the kind of picture I make for my clients. I work to reveal moments when our fuzzy family members are at their best and most “them.”