Exciting things are happening with Dustin Allison Photography! Our long time dream has come to fruition; we have a studio place. To kick off this exciting venture, we are having a couple of free studio days. Both Friday, June 29th and Tuesday, July 10th we will be offering free 1 hour portrait sessions ($100 value) for seniors, couples, families, and children. After the sessions your images will be edited and posted in a password protected gallery, there will be no obligation to purchase anything. However, you will be given a discount code good for 25% off any order as a thank you for coming out to our opening! Our new studio place in located in the Stutz building in downtown Indianapolis. The studio is a unique space filled with cool architectural details and a mix of modern and vintage furnishings. Contact Dustin Allison Photography through the contact tab on our website to reserve your spot! Be sure to like our facebook fan page as well to stay updated on our latest images and announcements!
It is that time of year again! The Indy City Voter kicks off on June 25th and Dustin Allison Photography is nominated again for BEST Portrait Photographer! Please take a few minuites out of your day and vote for us!
We can finally make a full post from Shannon & Dominic’s wedding festivities in two different parts of the world. Back in early May a few members of the Allison and Toscano family ventured down to Playa del Carmen Mexico for the wedding. Beach Bum did a fantastic job setting everything up for a hassle free travel package. Shannon and Dominic were married on the beach at the beauiteful Playacar Palace Resort on May 5th. After the wedding we all wandered down to the beach to cast sea shells into the ocean and then headed into one of the fantastic resturants at the resort for a big family dinner. Fast forward to this past weekend where the reception was held in downtown Indianapolis at the Athaneum ball room at the Rathskeller. Both families came out if full suport and we all had a great time suporting the new couple. As always check out the slideshow below and then head on over to my facebook fan page to see even more images!
What a great wedding! I was thrilled when Michael and Rachel asked me to be their wedding photographer a little over a year ago, I have known them for a long time. Michael is my brother in law, so I have seen him and Rachel together for quite a while, and they make a great fit together. This did present one small problem though, Ann, my wife/second photographer was now in the wedding as a bridesmaid, so I had to fine someone else to help shoot with me. Lucky I knew just the person to call to help me shoot the wedding. Denise is an up and coming photographer on the south side of Indianapolis and I had the pleasure to have her in one of my Indy Photo Coach classes and have kept in touch since. Denise did a great job shooting with me and helping out! Our morning started out bright and early at Studio 135 in Greenwood for hair do’s for the I do’s’. After all the bridesmaids and both mothers had their hair done we moved over to St. Johns United Church of Christ on the south side of Indianapolis for getting ready shots and the actual wedding. Michale and Rachel didn’t want to see each other before the wedding so we kept them separated and did portraits of them and their attendants separately until it was wedding time. The sanctuary at St. Johns is beautiful, lots of large stained glass windows and great light, Rachel liked it for its looooong isle way 🙂 The ceremony was fantastic and had lots of personal touches. When all was said and done at the church we packed up and headed down town to the Indiana State Museum for the reception. The museum again had great light and was a fantastic place to hold a wedding reception, I hope to get to shoot there again soon! The bridal party was introduced and came down a large stair case before a delicious dinner was served. One of the best features of the museum as a location for the reception is its location right on the canal downtown. During dinner we snuck out to the canal with the bridal party while everyone else was still eating for some fun portraits. I did my second ever flash composite of the bridal party, and it turned out great, I am really starting to like this technique! When we returned inside it was time for the first dance and the toasts. Michael’s best man was unable to attend due to serving our country over seas, but that was not going to stop him from giving a toast! As a surprise to Michael and most of the people in attendance he sent a video toast for the couple, and after there wasn’t a dry eye in the building! The DJ kept the tunes pumping all night and the dance floor steadily filled up and was rocking until the reception was over! Make sure you check out the slide show of the days events below and then be sure to head over to my facebook fan page to see even more from their wedding! Michael and Rachel, I hope you enjoy these images for years to come and look at them to see how much love your friends and family have for you!
Alex and Maggie were married June 2nd, 2012, and Ann and I had the pleasure to spend the day with them photographing the wedding. Our day started at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Indianapolis where Maggie and her bridesmaids were getting their hair and make-up done. Alex and his groomsmen arrived to a different room a few hours later to get ready. After several hours of getting ready for their wedding day Alex and Maggie were ready for their first look. The couple elected to buck tradition and see each other before the wedding. I love doing this, it sets up a special moment for just the couple (and an inconspicuous photographer) and makes for some great images. This also allows up plenty of time to do all the portraits and family shots before the wedding so everyone can get right to the reception! After Alex and Maggie’s first look we gathered the entire bridal party and headed to the circle only a few blocks away for some photos. When we had exhausted out photo opportunities at the circle (including being harassed by some guy bugging all the wedding parts on the circle that day) we walked over the the State House where the couple would have their wedding ceremony. We used to great architecture of the building as a backdrop for some stunning wedding portraits and group shots. When it was time to start the ceremony Maggie looked stunning walking down the long stair case with her brother waiting at the bottom to escort her down the isle. The ceremony was full of personal touches and stories about how the couple had met. Alex and Maggie left the ceremony amidst a sea of bubbles in a horse drawn carriage (ask them about their near death experience!) on their way to the reception back at the Hilton Hotel. Alex and Maggie’s family along with the staff at the Hilton really know how to throw a party! The reception was one of the best I have been to in a long time. Both Ann and I said on our way home that evening that it was one of the most fun wedding receptions that we had had the pleasure to photograph in a long time. The dance floor was constantly full of people getting their groove on. Make sure you check out the side show below and then head on over to my Facebook Fan Page to see even more images from Maggie & Alex’s special day! Maggie & Alex, I hope these images help remind you how special your wedding day was and how much love your family and friends have for you!
Dustin & Ann