Poise : Mckaylee

Mckaylee booked a "Top Model" session with us recently. She was provided one of our elaborate locations, a luxurious wardrobe including a Badgley Mischka dress and Nicole Miller earrings as well as Makeup Services. These Beautiful pieces, location and subject made for stunning Glamour Portraits. Not going to lie, I've been DYING to share these images! 

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Top Model Fashion Portraits | Mckaylee | NC Fashion and Glamour Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Charlotte Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graduates : Victoria

Congratulations, Victoria!

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Victoria | NC Triad Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Loving Arms

There are 14.5 million cancer survivors in the United states today. By 2014, it is estimated that the population of cancer survivors will increase to almost 19 million. These are simply the survivors. There are many brave individuals who have lost their lives to cancer. 

Many of us have been affected by this disease. My best friend is a breast cancer Previvor; I lost two of my grandparents to cancer, my mother has had bouts of skin cancer throughout her adult life and there are many in my church body who have suffered from or are fighting cancer. It is each of these individuals who have inspired our Loving Arms Portrait Sessions. 

As a photography company, we are in a unique position to safeguard the memory of your family. We have heard too often of situations where families have lost loved ones and photographs are all they have and most photographs are not recent. So we wanted to offer our help and support in the best way we know how - Portraits.

What is a Loving Arms Portrait Session?

A Loving Arms Session is a free portrait session we are giving to families and individuals who are being affected by cancer. Beginning in September and continuing every following month, we will be giving two families or individuals who are fighting cancer one of these sessions. We are asking that friends, family members, people with cancer or people who know someone with cancer to send us their story. The two stories selected will receive a One Hour Session and Digital Portrait Prints.

How do I nominate someone?

It only takes a two simple steps to nominate someone.

1) E-mail alysonlawton@aol.com the story of you, the individual or family you are nominating.
2) Include your name, the family's name and a way to contact both of you.

You will hear from us within the week.

We appreciate the support you have given to the Cancer Fighters in your life. Please spread the word about our Loving Arms Portrait Sessions so that our gift of love can spread.

All the Best,

Alyson

Poise : Alexandra, Maelyn & Kaaviya

Thank you to the wonderful models Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya; the stylist, Heather Walker; Style in the City and Fashion Gallery for a beautiful session. These girls are gorgeous inside and out. I can't wait to see what they will do in the world of Fashion.

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fashion Portraits at Style in the City | Alexandra, Maelyn and Kaaviya | NC Triad Fashion Photographer | Winston Salem Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Vendor List 

Hair & Makeup | Heather Walker of Model 101
Wardrobe | Style in the City and Fashion Gallery
Jewelry | Style in the City
Location | Style in the City
Photographer | Alyson Lawton

Relax

Right where you are now, no matter what you are doing - planning a wedding, taking a break from chores, checking out what's new, just getting home from work, eating dinner, etc - STOP.

It is really important to relax. We encourage you to take two minutes right now to do nothing. YES, nothing. We'll even make it enjoyable for you. Follow this link and make sure to have the sound up!

http://www.donothingfor2minutes.com/

PreOwnedWeddingDress.com

Okay, brides, looking for the PERFECT wedding dress? Well, I found a site that will help you out! PreOwnedWeddingDress.com is a website designed for all brides with all sorts of budgets.

Basically, after their weddings, brides list their dresses on this site to sell to others who either want a deal or have a budget. There are dresses available from Vera Wang, Pninna Tornai, St. Pucchi, Michelle Roth, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar De La renta, Oleg Cassini and more! You can pay $20,000 to $200 for a gently used dress and there is a vast array of styles available.

There are the glamorous....

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... the classics ....

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... the colorful and unique ...

... dresses fit for a princess ...

and those that are simple, yet stunning.

I REALLY wish I knew this site was around for my wedding! I was lucky enough to get my dress on sale, but this website could have saved me a lot of wait-time hoping my dress would be marked down.

Whether you are looking to spend $30,000 or $200 on your dress, this site has a something for you. There are hundreds of dresses, all styles, sizes and designers. Happy hunting!

Ribbons and Roses : Emma

Emma's Bridal Portraits!
There may have been a bit of rain, but that didn't dampen Emma's radiance.

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston-Salem Bridal Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Brookstown Inn | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Jessica & Matt

Spirited! That's the best word to describe Jessica and Matt. Our Engagement session at the Graylyn Convention Center was fast-paced and fun. Matt and Jessica are energetic individuals who's magnetism draws people in. We had a blast and I, for one, can't wait to photograph their wedding this fall. 

Here's a sneak peek of their Engagement Session.

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graylyn Convention Center Engagement | Jessica and Matt | Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Graduates : Aubrey Claire

Congratulations to Aubrey Claire on graduating!

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

High Point Senior Portrait Photographer | Piedmont Triad Portrait Photography | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beach Portraits!

Had a blast on our family's beach vacation this year :) It's been tradition since the beginning to do family portraits. This year was a bit tricky with a storm rolling in on the only day we could do it, but we pulled it off! 

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Topsail Island, NC Outer Banks Portrait Photography | Lawton Family | Photography by Alyson Lawton

The Paper Doll Portfolio

At the heart of our business, we appreciate our clients and value keeping our business collaborations local. With these conducts in mind, we are excited to announce an incredible partnership! We will be partnering with The Paper Doll Portfolio

What is The Paper Doll Portfolio?

Chelsey Wolf, Founder of The Paper Doll Portfolio, explains it best. "Each and every portfolio is made to represent YOUR personal style by featuring a collection of garments that can be cut out and placed on YOUR unique doll. I make a doll that look just like you or your loved one, with 3-4 garment collections that fit their unique personality. There is also a Design Guide in each portfolio that consists of my favorite Fashion Laws and Faux Pas as well as some Basics to Color Theory for you to use as a muse."

Chelsey also personally handcrafts Paper Doll Portraits for your life's cornerstones. We will be giving their one-of-a-kind Paper Doll Portrait's away to our wedding clients and some of our portrait clients! With the incredible likeness of each portrait, our clients will be able to enjoy a charming artisan gift preserving their Life Event.  Make sure you check out The Paper Doll Portfolio and send some love to them on Twitter (@dollportfolio) should you be one of our lucky clients to receive a Paper Doll Portrait.

You may also place an order through their Etsy Shop- www.etsy.com/shop/paperdollportfolio

We are looking forward to the new avenues our Partnership will open and are happy to share the joy with you! 

Ribbons & Roses : Johanna

CONGRATULATIONS to Johanna and Paul because today is their wedding day! Such a generous, loving couple who are absolutely perfect together. I wish them the best and all the happiness in the world as they begin their lives together.

Not too long ago, I photographed Johanna's Bridal Portraits. It was a bit of a crazy trip to Fayetteville, NC to meet up - with grand adventures such as my steering wheel locking up, odd traffic and meeting a few interesting individuals along the way - but against the snags along the way, I made it. 

Johanna was provided a space to get ready by Rhonda Bright and Fayetteville Business and Professional Women's Club, where Khalilah Frederick did her makeup and Maria Celeste Sallie styled her hair. Surrounding the Women's club an array of locations waited at our creative fingertips. As fellow photographers Christy BealTamara May, and William Harris joined us, Johanna donned her wedding dress - custom designed by Cassie Young and Cassandra Couture - grabbed her bouquet and we headed out the door.

Johanna's session went wonderfully and I've been bursting at the seams to share her portraits! Without further adieu, here they are!

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fayetteville Downtown Bridal | Johanna | NC Triad Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Getting to know me : Danny

My name is Sade Carter; I am the assistant to Alyson Lawton owner of Photography by Alyson Lawton (PBAL). I am a college student perusing a degree in psychology and another in criminal justice; I am also going for a certificate in photography.

Here are some facts about my silly self 

  1. Are you a morning or night person? Morning, even though I cannot sleep at night
  2. Do you prefer sweet or salty foods? Sweets!!
  3. What was your favorite childhood television program? Barney
  4. Are you a collector of anything? Yes so much actually jewelry, cameras, books, and science related stuff.
  5. If you could be any animal, what would you be? A wolf!
  6. If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I'd want to fly, and turn back the hands of time.
  7. What is usually your first thought when you wake up? Alright, another day!
  8. What do you usually think about right before falling asleep? Nothing, I just zone out and then I wake up some odd hours later, hehe.
  9. What's your favorite color? Purple
  10. What's your favorite animal? Wolf/Elephant
  11. Ever been addicted to a video/computer game? Which one(s)? Street fighter, Mortal Combat, and Crash
  12. If you were given 1 million dollars, what do you spend it on? Open a center for kids in need, kids in danger, children just needing help in general. I would also try as much to help the homeless by trying to get them back on their feet with a job then, buying foreclosure homes around the world fixing them up so they could have a place to sleep. I would put the money in account and save it for the day I have children and invest it in their college funds.
  13. List 3 of your best personality traits: Funny, Kind hearted, Helpful
  14. List 3 of your worst personality traits: Sarcastic, not sure!
  15. List 1 thing you wish you could change about yourself: Learning not to dwelling on the past.
  16. Any tattoos or piercings? Yes, both actually.
  17. What personality traits do you dislike in other people? Arrogance, I don't like when people think they are "above or better" than others.
  18. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? In another country not sure which one. If having to stay in the states I would say somewhere upstate New York.
  19. If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go? Ecuador, Africa, and Spain.
  20. List 5 goals on your life's to-do list: finish college, travel, buy another house, buy my mom a house, and be at the top of my career.
  21. What's your favorite song of all time? No favorites
  22. What's your favorite thing to do on a Saturday night? Hang out with friends,or go to the movies and dinner.
  23. What's your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon? Animal adventures (zoo, aquarium, farm, etc).
  24. Have any hidden talents? Model, sing, photography, crafting.
  25. What would be your dream job? Forensic scientist/zoologist

Sade Danny Carter

Photographer: Alyson Lawton

Adventures at the Georgia Aquarium

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta and visit the Georgia Aquarium. Since I have an odd fascination and acute fondness for fish, of course I wanted to bring my camera. (Thankfully I have wonderful friends who understand my passion for fish and photography)

Here are some of the photographs from the day!

Beautiful Beluga whales Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beautiful Beluga whales

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beluga whales dancing Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beluga whales dancing

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

More Beluga whale dancing Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

More Beluga whale dancing

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Sea Dragon Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Sea Dragon

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Another Sea Dragon Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Another Sea Dragon

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Eerie and gorgeous, no? Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Eerie and gorgeous, no?

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Under the surf Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Under the surf

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

At the coral reef Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

At the coral reef

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Portrait of a lion fish Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Portrait of a lion fish

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

A brilliant pair. The "couples portrait" of fish :) Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

A brilliant pair. The "couples portrait" of fish :)

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

A blue in the Big Blue. Glamour shot! Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

A blue in the Big Blue. Glamour shot!

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

This one was a curious fellow. He followed me around, practically asking me to photograph his portrait. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

This one was a curious fellow. He followed me around, practically asking me to photograph his portrait.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beauty can be deceiving. These are the glittering scales of a river piranha.  Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Beauty can be deceiving. These are the glittering scales of a river piranha. 

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Anatomy of a predator. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Anatomy of a predator.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Jellies! Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Jellies!

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

They make floating look elegant. Portrait of a jellyfish. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

They make floating look elegant. Portrait of a jellyfish.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fewer living creatures are more graceful than a jellyfish. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Fewer living creatures are more graceful than a jellyfish.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Solitary. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Solitary.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Last, but not least, the manta ray. Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Last, but not least, the manta ray.

Winston Salem Wedding, Portrait and Event Photographer | Photography by Alyson Lawton

Event : Engagement Portrait Class

Quickly approaching this Saturday is our down-to-the-basics Engagement Portrait class we have so kindly been invited to teach by Kristin Shadrick of EVE Entertainment. We are anticipating a fun day AND we are getting excited! 

Our notes are ready, gear is prepped and we are set to have a blast! This is going to be a packed five hours including giving an inside look at our shooting methods, learning how to deliver beautiful images in all situations every time, exceeding client expectations and even participating in a live Engagement Session involving our class participants. We're packing it in and looking forward to refining the Photography industry!

To all who are attending, we are looking forward to meeting each of you and working with you one on one. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail us at alysonlawton@aol.com and we will help you sign up.

See you Saturday!

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Bethany & Matt

For Bethany and Matt, a very special couple - your Feature Presentation! Enjoy. 

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Welcome to our new site!

Hello and welcome to our new website and blog! Here, you will have more opportunities to interact and keep up with what's going on at Photography by Alyson Lawton. Plus, we have our blog, social media, current projects and ways to get in touch with us all in one place! 

What's New :

We have a LIVE Twitter app! This keeps current with our Tweets and any Tweets YOU tag us in!

Our blog has a new format. It's clean and easy to use and won't slow down your browser! At first, you'll see an influx of blogs, and that's because we wanted to carry over some of our previous postings so you wouldn't miss out.

Contacting us will be hassle-free. We're mostly excited that your e-mails and inquiries will no longer be lost in SPAM folders.

You are able to "Like" our images and even Pin to Pinterest!

Those are only a few of our new features - and, OF COURSE, our site is extra pretty!

Thanks for your loyalty and investment in Photography by Alyson Lawton. If there is one thing we can consistently say, it's that we LOVE our Clients! Here's to 2014, a year of progress!