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Photoshoot ATJ Style Part One
Allison Tyler Jones Cr.Photog., CPP
Allison Tyler Jones photographs an average family of six in her studio in Mesa, AZ. She discusses how she preps her stage area ahead of time so when small children come in she can focus directly on them and not have the distractions of getting things in place. She explains how she starts with the more traditional looks then moves toward the silly, magic shots once the family has settled in and become more comfortable in front of the camera.
Allison Tyler Jones spends her days capturing spontaneous portraits of children and their families for both retail and commercial clients. She has authored four photography books, her most recent title, 100% Kid focuses on photographing kids in gorgeous light. Her studio has been ranked as one of the nation’s Top Performing Studios according to PPA’s Benchmark Survey. Allison owned a retail store for 12 years in a former life and uses her business expertise to help mentor other photographers. Owning a business is hard, and Allison is excited to share her down-to-earth, practical, take-no-prisoners advice. For more about Allison, go to www.atjphoto.com.
"I want for you to have art on your walls, art that happens to be your family.
Images that make your heart skip a beat every time you pass them in your home. I want you to have photographs of your family that, when it's been a particularly tough day, remind you of why you decided to do this whole messy thing called, "Family" in the first place.
Images that go beyond just a record of the people in your life, images that capture the essence of your unique family; their personalities, the connection between them and the love that binds you all together."