About allie miller
My couples deserve the real moments... the transparent energy and photographs that truly flatter!
The energy in my work is invested candidly & timelessly in my photographs for those madly in love. By now I know that you have seen my work and by being here... I can tell, you like it. [ Thanks!] -
Below, are the 'knows' about me, these include my process and style (which involves that gorgeous, true-to-film look ) utilizing all natural and dynamic lighting.
What I really love:
Honestly, I am in-love with captures that feel fun, still reflecting elegance. The images that are ethereal, but classic... Along, with all the feelings of radiant distinct personality which reveals your sense of style.
Who I really am in my work and the day of:
My truth is that do not follow any trendy aesthetic genre of wedding photography, I wholeheartedly offer my couples all they seen in my work [whether in my website portfolio, any of my blogs and my social media]
Spending the time documenting your day is something I take very seriously. And, while I aim at having a good time doing it my focus is never distracted!
My approach to the day is about the plan at hand and practical. I am known to come into rooms and be the person to clean up 'your getting ready' suite.
I will seek the best angle even if that means repositioning a vase or furniture. When I need to bring the photographical vision for you to life, I have no doubts if I need to configure, I will swiftly move you into the best light while you put on your wedding dress among other things.
I am stickler for a good plan the day of, this will make for all successful outcomes. I will scout best locations, prior to your first looks. One thing I have clear in my process is that I will NOT copy any of the poses off a Pinterest board. [We can agree, it is so unoriginal!] - Although it helps to envision some dynamics, I am here to create YOUR own unique moments. I will refrain from taking a shot that does not feel authentic or take away from the essence in spirit of your day.
When it comes to some of the proposed posing in your couple portraits or formals, I will aim to keep it real and natural, you will feel comfortable and faraway from fake.
Light? Seeking that flattering light in a given setting in front of my lens is my jam! I will make use of both natural and man made light when appropriately needed!
There will be intention in every shot and move! Even if tweaking that certain way of your stand while creating the most delightful look that unveils YOU [ it can involve a slight bending of the knee or arm while keeping you in the feeling at that time.]
My thinking is ever critical when I approach THE SHOTS [ whether be candid or slightly posed? I make sure that every check box covered with my light, composition dynamics and how it is making you look?
Technically, my light and composition are a given - But what may flatter someone, may not be the same for others. Everyone is unique and they truly bring that one thing no other has - themselves! I work with that which reveals YOU in your best angle, light and feel!
My most important job the day of, is to be proficient at creating intentional compositions by staying aware that once the night is over, my work continues to unveil... The real process for the outcomes begins!
'Because, in today's wedding market one must stand out right? This is why I am a storyteller, I uncover the joy of the details [big & small] and unique dynamics of your wedding day.
I want to make something beautiful and as unique as the people in these photographs.'
What drives me:
The essence of this day - becomes very personal! Just know how grateful I am to be trusted to document and create the captures that will transport you back to all magical moments of your wedding day, as if it were only yesterday.
Because of my ever loving enthusiasm for film photography, I emulate the impressive and truly timeless
Fuji 400H film in all my photography work.
What does this mean for you:
Well, it means that my Fuji 400H emulation reflects in all my captures by having an enhanced color reproduction to a sharpness and smooth feel with a fine grain texture, it allows for the reveal of all natural skin tones with vivid and three-dimensional color.
With the emulation of Fuji film along comes my emotional transparency channeled in my photographic work. Honestly, you can also expect me to be very personal during the wedding journey... I am a seeker of a true and honest connection with every-single-one of my couples.
I truly yearn for photography that is authentic, organic, rich in colors with its very deep and true-to-life feel.
My intention is that all and most important details are captured. So happy to appreciate the true nature of a day, and all the sentiments.
When I am not behind the cameras:
You can find me traveling, as I enjoy spending time between the amazing coastal towns of Eastern NC and the beautiful country sides.
In my very random time off, you can catch me reading or at a local rescue/shelter volunteering or even simply trying new food at local places, and ither times taking a webinar, listening to a good creative's podcasts.
My early mornings and late evenings, I can be found walking with my 3 fur-babies: Ananda, Athena & Cesar.
Oh! Lastly, my guilty pleasure: a freshly brewed cup of coffee... I love coffee!