Caribou Maine Family Photographer

An organic approach to photography with a play on light & the focus on authentic interactions.

This is about documenting the connections between people and telling their story.

I offer rich, vibrant imagery that has emotional value through the connections and details of the people in the photos. When you look at your finished images, every time you pass them in the hall, I want you to feel something. I have been a photographer for 7 years and have developed a love for the art of perfecting the light within my shots as a Caribou Maine family photographer. I am located in Limestone, but I am available to travel throughout New England. I strive to create the look of the light hugging my subjects and highlighting their best features. When I got married, my wedding photographer lost all of our images. That experience taught me so much, beginning with proper file handling and formatting to avoid making this mistake myself. I believe it is equally as important to have knowledge about proper file storage as it is to have knowledge of camera operation, posing, capturing the unposed interactions, lighting techniques and image editing with a timeless look that will be appealing to generations to come.

I am the photographer to real people,

all kinds of people.

My work has been published in several magazines in-print and online, in addition my work has been featured on several product packaging, branding and more. The Shoot & Share contest was one of my biggest achievements. It is a worldwide photography contest where creatives come together to submit their images to see where they land. I entered a few photos just to see what my work looks like to other people and how appealing it really is. This contest opened my eyes as a human being, and as an artist. I realize, that I thrive in situations where authenticity and raw emotion are presented heavily. In total, the contest had over 413,000 entries over 25 categories with artists from 160 different countries. My highest achievement was placing 30th in a category with over 12,000 images submitted.

& here is where I landed…

Unless you photograph what you love, you’re not going to make good art – Sally Mann

Some of my favorite session styles;

Lifestyle Photography

There’s no place like home, or is there? This is a fantastic choice for families who love to document how they live. Lifestyle Photography Sessions are mostly un-posed and focus on the natural interactions between people. These sessions can take place at home, at the lake – your farm, local business etc. Pets are always welcome and this documentary session type is not limited to families. I also love taking photos of senior citizens, high school seniors playing their favorite sports or hanging at their favorite spot. This is also a session that can be used to document the final chapter of a life for pets & people.

Fresh 48 & Hospital Sessions

Photographer Favorite – Fresh 48 sessions and NICU hospital photography is something that I have fallen in love with. I love this type of storytelling because there are no props, there isn’t special lighting. I walk into the room and focus on the details and the beauty that is where your baby was born. Fresh 48 sessions are available at home, in birthing centers and several local hospitals such as Cary Medical Center and Northern Light AR Gould Hospital.

    Maternity Photoshoots

    Maternity sessions are something that I am very familiar with, I myself have 7 children and love the change in seasons of pregnancy. I not only take maternity photos for the expectant mother, but I can also help you to document your pregnancy announcement and gender reveal. After your little one has arrived, I am available for hospital photo shoots (fresh 48) breastfeeding and nursing photography, Mommy and me photo shoots and much more. My maternity sessions can take place at home, on location in an intimate setting such as a milkbath or even boudoir.

    Family Photography

    Family photo shoots are a big part of my day as a Caribou family photographer. I love meeting new faces and focusing on the interactions between the different people who make up a family. My clients are all kinds of people, all different kinds of families and I love that! My family sessions include pictures of the family all together and then we break the family into different groups to show the different relationships that have formed within each family.

    Childhood Milestone Portraits

    Hold onto the memories of those little days. Though they may seem long, they will fly by, and before you know it.. your baby won’t be a baby anymore! My milestone shoots are perfect for 6 month, 1st birthday, graduation pictures, high school senior portraits and any other milestone you’d like to document. Some of my clients have even come to me just before weaning their baby to document the intimate bond of breastfeeding. Milestone sessions can take place anywhere, your home in a lifestyle setting, on location or even at your child’s favorite eatery or park!

    Newborn Portraits

    I love babies. There is no doubt about that! From outdoor newborn sessions to at home lifestyle shoots, I would love to meet your newest little one. I am mostly known for my outdoor newborn work after Babycenter published my work for their magazine. Newborn babies are what make up most of my client base, and from those sessions I create lasting relationships with the families for years to come. 

      Hello

      I’m Ally

      I’m happy to have you here, I am newly a Caribou Maine Photographer. I recently moved to this gorgeous place from the wild west – Arizona (but I am originally from California!) I treat every session as a learning experience. I’m an open-minded person, and I love to try new things. I always ask my clients for their input & what they want out of our time together. My goal is to provide you with amazing images that you are proud to show to other people, to hang on your walls and that evoke emotion. I am a mother to 7 small children ranging in age from 11-month-old identical twins up to 11 years old. I decided to take my photography skills to a professional level when my 2nd child was born. It was then where I realized that photography and I would have a life-long love affair. I currently run a parenting blog where I talk about all of the behind the scenes action at my house, you can find that on instagram @fivekidsplustwins