IKEA + Semihandmade Kitchen Renovation: Before and After

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in Allie at Home | No Comments

When we bought our 1970’s house, we set out to make it our own from top to bottom. We knew it would take a lot of work, but we loved the bones and the location of the house, and we knew we could make it exactly what we wanted it to be. Our kitchen remodel […]

Jenna+Derek: An Intimate Beach Wedding in Muskegon

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Wedding | No Comments

I’m obsessed with Michigan beach towns. I’ll drive as far as I possibly have to if it takes me to a wedding on one of Michigan’s gorgeous lakes. Jeff and I have been scoping out places to keep our distant future dream sailboat, so I always—no joke—go early to beach weddings and shoots to scope out the local marinas.

Jeff and I were married in Mexico with 40 of our closest family and friends, so intimate beach weddings have an extra special place in my heart.

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Molly+Matt: A Sentimental Backyard Wedding

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Wedding | No Comments

Molly and Matt live in California, but Molly dreamed of getting married in her childhood backyard. Their ceremony was extra sentimental, because it wasn’t just about joining together the couple. It was about joining a new family, including Matt’s kids, Ashley and Josh.

Wedding Vendors:

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Backyard Michigan wedding details (Allie Siarto, Lansing wedding photography)
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Introducing Frame Collections

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Products | No Comments

I’ve been working more and more to get my clients to put photographic art on their walls after weddings and sessions. I honestly don’t feel like I’ve done my job unless I’ve inspired clients to print their photos to enjoy them in their everyday lives in some way. You’re commissioning the Allie & Co. team to create custom art for you, after all, so why not enjoy that artwork in your home?

Swift Galleries

Earlier this year, I introduced Swift Galleries to let clients see what photos would look like on their own walls and virtually arrange photos before putting any nails in their walls. It’s been so much fun to get photos from clients showing off their freshly designed gallery walls, but I wanted to make the process even easier.

I’ve just added five new gallery wall frame collections. These are predesigned sets that take the guesswork out of putting together gallery walls. You simply choose your arrangement, choose your frame style, choose your photos, and BAM. You have an adaptable set that can live on your walls for a lifetime.

I’m particularly excited about frames because they allow easy adaptability as your family grows or has new experiences. It’s easy to swap out photos over the years and move the collections around the house (check out Collection Thee for bonus adaptability in your home). The collections are big enough to make a statement and fill a space out without feeling like you’re missing something. I’m in love.

Without further ado, I give you the five frame collection sets:

Collection One:
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Collection Two:
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Collection Three:
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This one is particularly fun, because the assortment of frames can also be staggered up a stairway in a few different ways. Check out how I arranged the same set through Swift Galleries for Courtney and Mike. I love that it’s adaptable, so it includes photos from their engagement session, wedding and maternity photos, but it can also expand to include newborn photos and beyond:

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Collection Five:

I love this set for filling odd spaces in your home. The set of 3 10×10 images was a client favorite as standouts, and I know this one will be popular as frames too.

Frame collection: gallery wall inspiration

Choose From Eight Styles:
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Let’s get some artwork on those walls, my friends!

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