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Hi, my name is Allison. I’m a photographer based in Boise, ID. I specialize in interiors with an editorial flair. I received my Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Boise State University. I believe my education is what sets me apart from your average person with a fancy camera. If anything, it shows you how damn dedicated I am to my craft. When I’m not shooting for clients, I work on my personal projects. Work from my ongoing photographic series, “Spaces of Cultural Comfort,” has been exhibited locally at the Boise Art Museum and three pieces have been acquired by the City of Boise to be included in the Boise Visual Chronicle, a permanent collection of artworks. When I’m not photographing, I like to go out thrifting. Please check out my Etsy store for badass vintage housewares and accessories. I’m a quiet person by nature but contrary to popular opinion, I’m not shy. I curse like a sailor around my friends + family and sometimes on this blog.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" -2:02

My mom tells me she fell in love with the name Allison after she overheard two of my cousins fighting over a girl named Allison in their class. Yup, that's how I got my name. Recently I have been thinking about how my name will change my identity so drastically if I take Jeff's last name. Allison Murdock. Totally not me. When I first expressed my distaste for his last name, Jeff was a little bummed. Now he is really starting to understand my point of view. It seems like an outdated tradition anyway, in my opinion. I'm not trying to diss anyone who has taken or will take their husbands last name. At all. It's just not for me. I'm glad Jeff is understanding and can see that.


  1. Seriously. That's True!!! [No Offense Jeff] But 'Allison Murdock' Sounds White....Hmmm.

  2. Not that there is anything wrong with that, it's just not me.

  3. yeah...stick with your name! Sorry Jeff!

  4. i agree with the peoples.. it's the name you've had your entire life..why switch it up now? I don't think I could imagine being called anything else either!