I live my life in Allie-ism's.

The word my husband has assigned for the way I see the world. I believe that love and being in love is a gift, and that there is no perfect recipe for it either…you learn to give and take (or in the case of my husband and I…I learned to like beer and hiking, and he learned to like antique shopping and any movies that features Brad Pitt.

I am the oldest of 3 sisters, and that officially means I know how to be a take charge kinda person. Lets be honest: SOMEONE has to make the decisions! My sisters also happen to be my best friends, because even when I wore floral print leggings and carried an acid wash backpack in the 80’s they thought I was awesome – you can never have better friends than that!

I share DNA with the most adorable little boys on the planet–my sons. My oldest is my ice cream buddy, loves Palm Springs almost as much as I do, will dance anywhere and always wants me to join him regardless of how ridiculous we may look. Most importantly he has taught me how to be more patient, and that it's OK to be a kid-even when you are an adult.

My youngest son is just a baby, he has taught me that sleep isn't actually necessary, especially when he gives me a smile at 3 am. Don't worry, I plan to return the favor when he is a teenager. Who doesn't love being woken up by your mom smiling at you at 3 am when you are 17?! Payback.

I am an animal lover. I believe that dogs can cure a bad day, horses will calm the spirit, and cats teach you to keep things in perspective (mostly because they are too busy to pay attention to you).

I am a “Foodie”. Every kind, every ethnicity…and if I have not tried it, I will. To be honest I am VERY appreciative that someone came up with the term “foodie”...it makes it much more appealing than saying, “I like to eat all the time”- which I do.

I am a photographer, and it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I don’t consider it a job, because it defines part of who I am. I consider it a passion, and it has brought me clients that become friends who share some of the most important moments in their lives for me to capture. Huge bonus? I get to eat cake with you at your wedding, that makes me happy.

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