A little about Alison!
I am originally from California and moved to the Smokey Mountains back in 2009. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Addison, since November 5, 2011, and he has been my number one supporter in this adventure of a photographer. We have three beautiful children, Andrew, Anakin, and Alizabeth. (Yes, we all have "A" names) Besides my love for photography, I run on coffee and have a HUGE Disney and Universal obsession. I'm also a Ravenclaw.
Not only am I a photographer, a wife, and a mom, I am also a Travel Advisor. I started my Travel Advisor journey just a few months after starting my photography journey. I started working both businesses as a hobby, and now work both full time.
If you've known me for awhile, you know that Alison Shane Photography was not the first name of this business. When I started this journey five years ago, it was AS Captured. It was a play on my first and middle name, Alison Shane. I also didn't want to have photography in the name either because I wanted to be different. So why the change? After being in the business for five years, I realized that I have changed. I felt like I grew up, I went from being an amateur to a professional. Sometimes it's hard for people to see the growth and can't see past the starting phases, so I wanted to "glow up" with my business.
Many people ask me how I got into photography. I've always had an interest, but never in a million years thought that I would be running my own business. My mother in law was starting her own photography business and I would be her assistant and second shooter. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away in 2015. A few months before she passed away she was unable to continue photography and encouraged me to keep going and AS Captured was born. *Now Alison Shane Photography* Photography has become my passion and I do it in memory of her.
Meet Our Team
Alistair DorrisWedding Day Assistant
I’ve lived in East Tennessee since 2008 and met my husband in 2011. We were high school sweethearts and have been married for 6 years and have a wonderful 4 year old son named Niklaus. I’ve worked for Alison for 3 years and absolutely love getting to be a part of so many special moments! My hobbies include renovating my house, refereeing wrestling matches between my son and husband and sneaking a nap in any chance I get!