My entrepreneurial spirit began at the age of 8, when I opened my first business, Maggie Bank, named after my childhood dog. I ironed my brother's shirts for $0.25 a piece, and pounded the pavement of my neighborhood, passing out construction paper business cards, complete with a marker drawn logo. Unfortunately, Maggie Bank closed after just a short time in business, but the dream of someday being my own boss remained alive and well.
I moved to New York City to study dance and musical theatre at the age of 19, and spent several years working as a freelance choreographer, Pilates instructor, and professional salad and breadstick deliverywoman at the Times Square Olive Garden, before picking up my first camera in 2007. What started out as a hobby quickly became a full-time career, and now Alyson Edie Photography is in it's 10th year of business.
My work has been published by Dance Magazine and Senior Style Guide Magazine, and featured online at Oprah.com, Seniorologie, Modern Senior, and Lemonade and Lenses. In 2014 I was honored to be named one of the top 100 senior photographers in the nation by Senior Style Guide, and in 2015 I was the first place winner in the senior category of the Lemonade and Lenses International Image Competition. I currently work in both my hometown of Lincoln, NE, and New York City, where I photograph professional dancers and actors, and high school seniors from across the nation. Besides photography, I love cooking, reading, shopping, coffee, stalking dogs on instagram, rainy days, wandering city streets, writing run-on sentences, watching Netflix, and hanging out with my dog, Chloe.
Now I want to learn about YOU! If you're interested in booking a shoot with me, head on over to the contact page and shoot me an email! I am currently booking Class of 2020 seniors!