We had the good fortune of connecting with Jonathan Allison and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jonathan, what do you attribute your success to?
I believe the most important factor behind my success is kindness. I think that the most comment or compliment that I receive at most weddings from guests and couples is “you are so nice, easy to work with and so patient”. Hearing that lets me know I did a good job. By being consistent, I really believe or I know that it has lead me to receiving numerous leads and clients which has lead to my success. I think lots of people have the skills of being a good photographer but what really stands out is how you treat others and how well you work with people!
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
When it comes to my art and my work, I would describe it as classic, in the moment, and true to life ! What sets me apart making couples feel like I am a friend and one of the guests! What I am most proud of is being able to do what I do for a living. Weddings are my passion, I truly enjoy it! Being around couples, building that trust of working together, helping them realize their photography vision, but I would say what I am proud of most is seeing couples love their photos that I capture! There’s no better validation than someone telling you they love your work! Had I got here took a lot of patients and continuous learning and hard work. It was not easy at all and you still come across many challenges, but its about the journey and striving to get better everyday. Dont be afraid to make mistakes, but make sure you learn from them and continue to self educate. Continue to find ways to get better and find different things that inspire you that you can incorporate into your work. The lesson I learned throughout my photography journey is don’t only look at other photographers for inspiration, think outside the box. Find inspirations from movies, food, travel or music. You can find something in so many different things that you can put into your work. What I want the world to know is the amount of work and effort I put in to be the best I can absolutely be!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Arizona has plenty of places you can visit! Sedona is a must! But I am a big foodie and always looking for new places to try! For me I would say take a drive, and enjoy the scenic desert of Arizona!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really want to dedicate my shoutout to my family. Thank you for always believing in me and supporting me but also being honest when they have advice or thoughts. They keep me grounded especially from someone who sometimes acts before he thinks. Thank you for always encouraging me and letting me know when they are proud! Having that support system in my corner and knowing you will always be there when times are tough, lead me to where I am today.