Alison Conklin Photography

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Nationally acclaimed wedding and portrait photographer Alison Conklin remembers the gift of her very first camera on Christmas morning when she was five years old: a plastic, Fisher Price camera.

As the daughter of two chemists with a passion for photography, Alison grew up surrounded by beautiful black and white photos that her parents had developed in their darkroom.

At the age of 14, Alison lost her mother and found comfort in sorting through her parents' old photos. "They weren't just Sears portrait photos. They were pictures of my mom laughing and I was learning who she was through these images." That is when Alison realized the importance and power of photography. Her father built her a darkroom where she spent most of her days and nights, unknowingly teaching herself her profession.

In 2004, Alison took a leap of faith, deciding to pursue her passion as a livelihood. Two years later, she married Geoff Conklin and the two became partners in life and in business.

Alison's candid and colorful view of those emotion-inspiring slice-of-life moments has grown to be in high demand. Her passion for weddings and stunning candid portraiture is evident in her work, which has been featured in and on the cover of publications such as Destination Wedding Magazine, Honeymoon Magazine, Philadelphia Wedding Magazine, The Knot Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Martha Stewart Weddings, as well as both and Real Wedding Sections.

Alison has photographed numerous celebrities, and athletes including Phillies player, Shane Victorino, and the wedding of a Philadelphia Eagles player. In 2009, Alison's photograph was selected for PDN's Top Knots...

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