Chicago-based photographer Allison Williams specializes in modern, documentary wedding photography. Allison worked as a staff photojournalist for Sun-Times Media before starting her own company in 2010. She continues to photograph news and events and uses the same approach for weddings as she does in her newspaper and magazine work.

Allison’s style comes out of a unique background–a mix of fine art, documentary, and journalistic photography define her particular approach.

From scouting the most interesting photo spots, to lighting for the best shots, to post-production, Allison ensures her clients walk away with exceptional and individual photographs of this most special day. She’s most excited by her client’s unique traits and ideas, and always has a blast building the most creative, interesting shoots for her brides and grooms. Whether it’s an engagement session on a boat, an upscale event, or a backyard wedding, Allison’s photojournalistic approach allows her to capture the real, intimate moments as they happen, in unique photographic style.

When she’s not photographing, she helps produce media projects for several non-profit organizations in Chicago and around the world, and travels as much as possible. Whether it’s a wedding or a documentary, Allison makes images that capture the emotion, intensity, and particularities of the people involved. Allison is also a member of the Green Wedding Alliance,
a Chicago non-profit working to promote environmentally and socially responsible events.

As an independent studio, Allison Williams Photography offers individualized packages for each client and is always excited to collaborate on ideas for your wedding. And of course, Allison Williams Photography supports and photographs all couples, however they define themselves.

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Chicago documentary photographer Allison Williams