My name is Allison (most call me Allie) and I’m a portrait photographer available for worldwide travel.
To Sum It Up:
I’m a Steel Magnolia born & raised in the great state of Texas. Daughter of the King, Lover of the Arts, Friend of All Things Geeky. Photography & communication are two of my biggest passions, along with anything creative.
Since I was a child I’ve had an obsession with cameras & made myself as “Family Historian”, taking it upon myself to capture every event via photograph & video. As I grew, so did that belief, & the realization that not everyone was chronicling life’s moments, whether big or small, hit me.
The Driving Force of Chic Jae
It’s a personal goal of mine to ensure that you have the opportunity to relive the goodness in your life time and time again. Oftentimes, people don’t realize the value of a moment, until it’s become a simple memory. And memories are great, but the issue with them is that as time passes, you slowly forget the details. With heirloom albums, prints, and the like, memories are captured right then in that moment, never to be lost, regardless of whether the people photographed have grown up, moved, or even passed away. Looking at our almost immortal moments gives us this surge of joy, and we all thrive on that feeling. So many photographers, due to the heavy use of social media, only offer digital files because that’s what our desire to post nice photos tells us we want. For me, printed art isn’t dead, and should never take the backseat. Printed photographs of grandparents, my one month old niece, my boyfriend as a child way before we met. Those photos, of things we couldn’t witness, of times we need to remember, of smiles we won’t ever see again are what we have at the end of the day. Are we not all in the same position? That understanding is why I do what I do.
“When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I’d like to know them.”
And that’s why I started Chic Jae.
Photography goes beyond owning a camera and shooting it.
It is the only medium that allows us to capture not only the image of a time, but also the feeling, and the essence. As nostalgic creatures, we need that.
And I want to ensure it’s properly provided.
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