A few years ago, a friend of mine mentioned that she was just planning to ask friends to bring cameras to her wedding rather than hire a photographer since they were on a tight budget. I volunteered to play photographer because I love to take photos, and we were going to be guests at her wedding anyway. The photos from that wedding, as it turned out, were awesome. And I had a blast. I've always loved photography since I was a kid, so making it my everyday gig was a natural fit and a bit of a dream come true.

So...here I am! Hi.

I am offering my camera and my eye to New York City (area) couples, families, companies, and individuals. Click on my services page to learn more about what I do and for how much.

A few things about me:

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I’m a mom, and there’s nothing I love more than taking pictures of my family. I take your photos with that in mind, and I want to give you photos that I would be happy to receive if they were mine. I have some regrets about not getting more professional photos taken when my family was in its earliest days, mostly because of financial constraints. I was also a struggling actor for many years, so I know how difficult it can be to keep up with fresh, gorgeous photos on a regular basis. And I spent many years in corporate America and I've built my own websites and started my own business, so I can easily relate to those worlds, as well. My aim is to keep all of my photography simple and affordable and to offer a variety of packages so that everyone can have beautiful photos.

I love photographing kids and babies. I have a lot of experience with wriggling and wrangling from newborns to teens, and I completely respect kid's needs and their delicate feelings and schedules. (Parents, too. I got your back!)

For weddings, I specialize in smaller weddings and my prices are based on one photographer (hello!). If you have a large wedding or want a second photographer, I can handle it. I live in New York City and shoot mostly in and around NY and NJ, but I'm happy to travel.

I lurve the gays. 🌈

I am developing a bit of a niche photographing authors and professionals and I love it! I've also done executive headshots and entire companies' corporate/product websites. Be sure to check my professional page to see more, and contact me to discuss your project.

Parties and events? You bet! Check my food/events page for examples, and give me a shout to discuss your event.

I shoot with top of the line Nikon equipment. 

Any other questions? Let me know! allison@allisonhoobanphotography.com

-allison