Alison Taylor - "Environmental Portraiture"
Alison has been capturing the essence of people
through photography since the age of 10. As the oldest of three girls,
she started using her sisters as her subjects. “My favorite thing
was to go to the portrait studio as kids. When we came home I was always
trying to recreate the studio in our living room and using a Polaroid
She enrolled at Loras College in Dubuque. Iowa. She received her B.A.
in marketing. During this time, photography came into her life again.
She worked in Sears Portrait Studios all through her college years. “This
was a great learning experience! It taught me patience, perseverance and
understanding of children. Expression can not be forced but discovered
in each child “
graduation, she began her marketing career in the high-tech corporate
world. This was a great learning experience but she felt that there was
something missing from her professional life. “I felt that I wanted
to have a more significant life for myself. I knew that photography was
something that I had passion for and completely inspired me.”
At 25, she enrolled in Hallmark School of Photography in Turners Falls,
MA. Here she graduated with honors with the “Most Professional Portrait
Portfolio” and “The President’s Award” which recognized
the unlimited determination to succeed.
In 2001, Alison Taylor Photography was born. Alison is a location based
photographer using the environment as the setting. Her goal is to capture
the moments and the spirit of each individual reflected in the image.
The subject is the most important aspect for her from capturing a newborns
hands and feet, the independence of a high school senior, the love of
a couple, the bonding of a family or vulnerability of a toddler. “Our
relationships with each other are so important and I want to capture those
special moments in the most authentic and natural way possible through
Alison currently resides in Dracut, MA with her husband and travels MA,
NH, ME and RI to photograph clients.