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ABOUT ME

Growing up, I always wanted to be an animator for Disney movies. My college drawing classes told me otherwise. I seriously can’t draw. Somewhere along the way I discovered that despite my poor skills in drawing, I had some promise with a camera.
Many years of hard work later, I truly have found my dream career. It’s been fourteen years since I photographed my first wedding, and over ten years since I took this on as a full-time career. I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing! The opportunity to use my creativity is so much fun, but the best part is all of the fantastic people I get to work with.

I live in Seward with my awesome and nerdy husband Kyle (he’s a biology professor at Concordia), our insanely adorable dog Oliver, and our cats Buster and Susan (I’m learning to love them). When I am not working I love to golf, travel, and spend time at the lake.



Allison Garrett Johnson Studio in Seward NebraskaMY STYLE

When I was first starting out as a photographer I was always about the latest trend. I've tried the "vintage" look, spot color (you know, when the flower are in color and everything else is in black and white...), sepia tones, the dark and moody look, and muted colors. What I found is that I was constantly updating my portfolio and samples because all my work looked dated as soon as the next trend came around. I simply wanted to produce work that my clients would love forever. I want my work to be timeless without worrying about keeping up on the latest editing techniques. You can expect that my colors and exposure will be fairly true to life with a little extra "pop". These are your most important memories, and they need to be timeless.

As far as posing, I'm prepared to give as much direction as needed. Sometimes there is no posing involved and sometimes I will get fairly detailed with my instructions. When kids are involved we will often play games or have long discussions about our favorite animals or colors mixed in with some posing and more candid moments.

It's a very similar experience on the wedding day as we are specifically focused on portraits, but the rest of the day I just let you do your thing and we stay in the background. If there is an opportunity to give input on where to stand as you are getting ready, or the perfect location for the first look I will absolutely give suggestions to get the best photos possible, but I'm never going to force moments or emotions. 

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