My name is Ally, I’m a mother to five little ones with twins set to arrive sometime around mid-February 2018! For the last 5 years, I was the sole provider of imagery surrounding the milestones within the lives of others. It brought me great joy to document special moments like a baby’s first breath, a mother nursing her 6-month-old and other milestones both big and small. When we found out that we were pregnant with our fifth baby, I knew that it was time to shift my focus and to spend my days “mothering.” Because I have gone through the pregnancy, postpartum and newborn stages so many times, I began creating partnerships with brands that I loved to help other parents. I wanted to give strong reviews about products that may go unnoticed because in some cases, they aren’t in stores (yet) or are available online only.
My goal with this blog is to talk to parents of all skill levels, to introduce brands that I like and to show them products that make life easier. I seek out brands that I love, companies that I’ve used before or products that I have heard nothing but great things about. I like to work with companies who hold solid reputations and have an open-minded appearance, catering to families and parents of all types.
Blogger – I am now a part of the MommyCon Parent Squad! This is a unique position where I receive products to blog and talk about, to review and introduce to my followers, friends and readers!
The Black and White Blog
Blogger, Photographer – I decided to create a website that wasn’t restrictive. With five children (and self proclaimed professional mother) I wanted to talk to my followers about products that I think they could use. I feel as though when I need something, I have better luck finding the best products online instead of settling for what’s in front of me at the store. The Black and White Blog is also a resource for parents to learn how to take amazing print worthy photos of their own children without being invasive or needing to really pressure for smiles.
Photographer – I opened a secondary brand that allowed me to focus solely on pregnancy, birth, newborn and childhood photography. This was one of the biggest peaks in my career so far, I loved opening a brand that I could really use to reach clients who wanted documentary style photography.
Photographer – This is where it all began, I purchased my first DSLR camera. Prior to this I was the girl that had a point and shoot (or a throwaway) camera at every event. I loved to capture my friends & I having fun! I operated under this name until 2014.