Indianapolis brand photography

ALISON MAE

i'm here to help you look Amazing online.

I'm Alison!

Hey there!

Brand Photographer, creative curator and small business cheerleader

Making things happen

From human resources
to
Full time photographer

As soon as I started posting beautifully branded photos of myself, my business totally changed again. This is something I really believe in and can't wait to help you shake up your business for the better as well!

I knew that I wanted to connect with my potential clients on a deeper level and share who I am, but I was struggling to do that through the photos I was posting. And the thought of sharing photos of myself?

Terrifying. 

I thought back to what it felt like to leave my 9-5 job and remembered how scared I was. And then I thought back on all the good that came from leaving it behind. Suddenly I realized that if I wanted to see a change in my business, I needed to listen to my intuition and just DO IT.

And I did.




I was sitting behind a desk at a job that made me miserable, staring out at the view of a dumpster from my office window. “How’s that for a sign?” I laughed to myself as I typed my two weeks notice. It was the scariest thing I have ever done. And it was also the most rewarding.

In the years since I hit send on that email, my life has totally changed. While I had been actively photographing weddings for years, i could finally put the energy into my business that it deserved. As a result, my little photography business started to flourish! And with that came a new found confidence and excitement. 

But something was still missing.

Helping others look and feel beautiful in their own skin

Truly getting to know my clients + highlighting their personalities in my photos

A colorful, joyful photography brand

Cheering on other small businesses and encouraging others

What I’m known for:

— Morgan Harper Nichols

"Dare to show up as you are, even when you are still growing"

words i live by

2020

Launched Alison Mae Branding and began helping small businesses grow!

2018

Started using branded images to grow my business

2017

Started photographing weddings exclusively

2016

Left my 9-5 job and launched the Alison Mae Brand

2013

Worked my office job and photographed sessions on nights + weekends.

2011

married Zach who encouraged me to follow my dreams

2009

Started photographing small weddings and events.

2004

Photographed and Developed my first roll of film. 

My Timeline

where I've been

Years as a full time photographer

4

states i've photographed in

14

photographs taken 

100k

number of happy clients

70+

Music Genre

Indie rock

Anything Kate Spade

FAVORITE ACCESSORY

ALWAYS HAVE

My water bottle

favorite book

Big Magic

CURRENTLY...

Missing traveling with my husband

DRINK OF CHOICE

Ash and Elm Cider

LITTLE DETAIL

FRESH FLOWERS

Ice Cream Cake!

DESSERT

I'm a little crazy about...

I am a huge animal lover and will insist on hearing all about your cat or dog. Or lizard.

One

I'm a glass half full kind of gal and will find the humor in anything.

Two

I learned photography using 35mm film and developed my own images in the darkroom.

Three

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Random Things

to know about me

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