Welcome! Some fun facts about me are I love dogs, making new friends, a good cocktail and dad jokes. Now to the important stuff:

The philosophy...

In order to create the perfect photograph, I feel the subject needs to be almost unaware of the camera, enjoying life in the current moment, while only looking up occasionally at the lens. These can be moments of free spirited adventure, dancing, hugging a loved one, creating their art- sharing a memory. Yes, the standard stop and stare photo like the one you see to my left can be great, but what will separate me from the other photography experiences is the ability to craft a collection of momentsmoments, both authentic and posed, to fill your walls albums with emotion.

I have learned over the years that most people are terrified to have their photo taken. (yes, I can be too!) I want to eliminate that stress, thus why I provide more of a prompted pose experience. I feel that when the subject is too aware of the camera and their body, it can lead to very stiff posture, and scared faces. I bring intuitive humor and conversation into our sessions, to help you comfortable and make the experience overall enjoyable.

If you're interested in booking, I'd love to set up a consultation call so we can break the ice and answer any questions you may have! I fully believe in phone calls over texts and emails, to keep the spirit of human interaction lively, so we don't feel like total strangers when I show up to capture you moment. For regular sessions with flexible dates, you can schedule an inquiry call here. For weddings, events or things with no date wiggle room, please send those details via email here.

A little background information...

I graduated from Hallmark Institute of Photography in June 2016. Hallmark is a 10 month intensive program with 1400 clocked hours spent learning and practicing photography, video and business management. After graduating I worked as a freelance photographer in CT, honing in on the art of wedding and portraturephotography.

In 2018 I started a job with Billy Black as an assistant/editor for luxury yachts all over the world. The travel and adventure life truly felt like a dream I will never forget. It taught me about commercial photography/videography and inspired me to get a Part 107 drone license. However, in 2020 as the world shut most of our lives down, I had lots of time to reflect on my passions. Yes, the adventure lifestyle was great, but I loved capturing the authenticity of real people and moments, that I felt like I was missing out on. Thus, Allison Barrett Photography re-launched in the RI area in 2021!

Currently, I live in Newport, RI with my pup Ellie. Newport has been a photographers dream that I cannot wait to expand my business in.


The Knot Best of Weddings - 2024 PickAllison Barrett Photography
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Makayla & Mark

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"Allison is the best photographer! Not only are her photos AMAZING but she is super down to earth and very personable. For our engagement shoot, she eased my fiancés nerves which allowed us to just be us and in return got the best photos! We are so excited that we booked her for our wedding and cannot wait to have more photos done by her! 10/10 recommend Allison for any photographs you need!!!"

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This is Ellie, My rescue pup of 8 years. If I could buy a saddle bag and have her carry my gear on all of our sessions together, I would.

This is just about my standard expression from behind the camera. You know what they say; If you love what you do, you'll never work a day in your life.