We had the good fortune of connecting with Trish Alison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Trish, can you talk to us a bit about the social impact of your business?
I love my job because it provides joy in my community. I have a really fun-filled job, and it’s a job that I absolutely love. I capture happy (and sometimes not so happy) memories for people to cherish for a lifetime. It is super fulfilling and important work for me.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My entire passion is about capturing real moments in time. As a parent, I want other parents to look at images of their children and say “yes, that is my daughter or son”. I will not stop with fake smiles or poses. I’ve revolutionized the school portrait industry and took over the old blue background awful photos where it’s obvious that the child isn’t what is important in the image. I work tirelessly to capture honest, happy eyes and emotions from each student I take a portrait of. For family portraits, it’s the same. I want real moments, real laughter, real images. Even with my editorial work, I want the viewer to see true emotion being conveyed. My brand is to chase what every parent or company wants: realness.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting LA, it would be exhausting because there is so much life here. Things are obviously different with Covid, but let’s pretend for a second that wasn’t the case. I would 100% start at a night out at Bar Marmont, my absolute favorite bar in LA since I moved here almost 20 years ago. We would explore downtown LA, have dinner at Soho Warehouse, hit the beaches in the Palisades, and take a lot of walks in my neighborhood.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Definitely my 2 daughters, Madeline and London. The fact that they are self-sufficient, especially these days with home-schooling, gives me the gift and ability to continue to work. And I would also be lost professionally without the help of my partner, Meg Elliott that helps me business run seamlessly.
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