Blog Beginnings..

Welcome to Allison Blake Photography's very first blog post! I am rolling out the new website and thought that it would be a great idea to throw in a blog. So I guess I can start by telling you a little bit about myself..

I am Allison Blake, the chick behind the lens...

I have always had a passion for photography but it didn't really blossom until about twelve years ago. Even though I have always loved it, I was only able to launch my business earlier this year. I started off taking photos with my little yellow camera that I got from a family friend when I was little. Then came the pink Barbie camera.. it just never stopped. In high school, my friends and I spent most of our extra money at Walgreens, where we would purchase those little disposable cameras. Whatever money we had left went to developing the pictures and those ended up plastered all over our lockers and bedroom walls. Then I signed up for photography classes in school and learned not only how to take great photos, but how to develop them myself! Somewhere between the dark room and those awful yet lovely photo chemicals, I realized that this was my calling.

Earlier this year I was able to make a dream, a reality. I came up with a name and began building my business. I am still building, learning, and growing. I am nowhere near where I want to be, but I am enjoying the journey. That's what matters, right?