*If you're wondering how to pronounce it, don't worry, you're not alone*
Nowne, pronounced "noun", photography was started in early 2014 shortly after our oldest daughter was born. I had always had an interest in photography but, now I had a reason to pursue it and to learn more. I desperately wanted good pictures of my daughter and of these moments and years that pass all too quickly. I enrolled into a Commercial Photography program and learned the fundamentals of lighting, exposure, and composition. Over time I developed my own style and approach and how to interweave my passion for photography with my passion for people. This is where my company values were born.
LOVE || SERVE || PRESERVE
LOVE is at the foundation of my business. It's a LOVE for art, my clients, myself, the beauty in this chaotic mess we call life and family, and for God. I take this LOVE of what I do and SERVE you with it. I SERVE you by ensuring that you receive a positive and enjoyable experience from beginning to end. My mindset is to treat you how I would want to be treated. I would want my photographer to be positive, responsive, professional, knowledgable, honest, creative and fun. These are all the attributes that I work toward every single day with every single client. And when we work together I work to PRESERVE this time in your life. To capture the raw relationships, feelings, details, and moments in your and your loved ones lives. Whether it's the birth of a new baby, your family and friends getting together to celebrate your marriage, or it's a time in your life that you want to be able to look back on. I aim to PRESERVE these memories for you in honest ways where you can simply look at the image and be transported into that moment and time and remember the way your child laughed when you tickled them or the way your groom held your hand as you walked down the aisle after saying "I do".
That's me! I'm a momma of 4 wonderful and absolutely crazy children. My husband, Matt, is my best friend and we've been married since 2012. We have a love for nature, growth, coffee for him and tea for me, and people. Deep within us is a desire for knowledge and experience. One day we hope to own a farm and become as self-sustaining as possible. We currently are on our way to obtaining this goal but, it's a slow road and there is so much to learn. For now, we are working to create a permaculture approach to our current home with a garden, chickens and ducks, and a few other additions. My happy place is at home with my family and garden. When not at home you'll likely find us spending time with our extended family, exploring, or eating Pho.
I believe in giving back. 10% of your session or package fee is donated. 5% goes to charity and 5% goes to my local church. If there is a charity you'd like for me to donate to, I'd love to hear about them!
Alex + Michelle
“We've worked with Nowne Photography 3 times now and each time we're in awe of the precious moments she captures for us. Allyson is kind, funny, patient and an incredibly talented photographer. She has perfectly captured our engagement session, micro-wedding (mid-pandemic), our delayed wedding reception and she will be our go to for any future professional photo needs.”