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Allegra

I grew up in the Connecticut countryside, with free-spirited parents who instilled a love of the arts and food that fueled my creativity and passion for life. This gave me the confidence to trust my internal compass in finding my own career path. That’s why I started my own photography business in 2013, and I’ve spent the past six years living my dream — I connect with my clients on a meaningful level and I create images to help their businesses grow.

It only took me a few photography classes to fall in love with visual arts. With the help from a handful of open-minded teachers and guidance counselors, I shaped my own high school curriculum around creating images. When I searched for the right college to continue my education, I was thrilled that I could study photography, filmmaking, and media communications at Tufts University. This is where I discovered the intersection of photography, motion, and businesses’ needs for both. I received an in-depth education covering the history of photography, its artistic value, and all of the technical skills that I needed to realize my vision.

After all of these amazing experiences, I was able to create a job for myself as the first Still Photographer for the popular TV show This Old House. Working side-by-side with high profile talent on fast-paced productions introduced me to the exciting life of professional still and motion photography.

Photographing home interiors before and after their renovations was an eye opening way of telling a transformation story. At the same time, I was fortunate enough to be able to document the behind the scenes stories of how the shows were produced.

Then a turning point came. I followed my heart and decided to take on the role of Segment Producer on a documentary film. Alongside my peers, I took a chance and submitted our film for an Emmy Award — and we won! “New Orleans: Getting Back to Normal” tells an intimate story about the brave people who rebuilt their homes and lives after Hurricane Katrina. This affirmation further fueled my passion to make compelling stories with still and motion media and in 2013 I founded my photography business.

Since then I’ve grown my business year after year working with magazines, marketing companies and commercial clients, producing images that help my clients connect and engage with their audience. A few highlights include shooting for The New York Times, as well as projects with Vineyard Vines, ShopRite, Carvel, Eppa Sangria, and all of the business owners that I love working with.

This past year I’ve been honored to give back to my creative community by being elected President of the Connecticut chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers, where I lead initiatives to support photographers throughout the state.

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allegra@allegraanderson.com

860-748-2232

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891 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT

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allegra@allegraanderson.com

860-748-2232

studio location by appointment

891 Main Street, Glastonbury, CT