My Roots

Hi! I’m Allison

Photographer & Social MEdia consultant

The ROOTS of Dandelion Digital.

My name is Allison, glad to meet you. I am a photographer & a social media manager. I am also a military wife, and while my husband is a Caper, moving to Nova Scotia meant starting over … again.

That’s okay, it is the life I chose, and always an adventure. I wouldn’t trade it ever.

So now what?

Let’s take what I can offer, and create something new!

Let’s drink lots of coffee and come up with a plan. Let’s discover that Nova Scotia offers a Self Employment program to help entrepreneurs kick start new businesses. Let’s start a business.

The initial idea was to split the business in 3 parts (you will notice 3 floating seedlings in my logo). Event photography (insert covid19), photoshop out-sourcing for wedding photographers (insert covid19) and social media consulting.

So I had to “pivot”. Through that, I discovered what I really wanted to offer.

I help entrepreneurs and small business owners to post with purpose through photography & social media.

Many of us are transitioning. Maybe like me you are starting over because of a move. Or maybe you are starting over because Covid19 gave you an opportunity. I am here for you. I want to be sure you not only have the images you need to showcase your business, but you understand how to use those photos. We work together so you understand how to build and utilize a content plan for your social media.

 Are you a small business owner looking to start, or re-fresh your brand? I would love to hear from you. Let’s connect. Until then…

Here are 10 quick facts to know about me:

  • I like a short hikes with a long lens
  • I love the ocean … but won’t go in it
  • My playlist is alternative rock and classic Springsteen
  • My coffee and my chocolate are both dark
  • Pineapple & mushrooms absolutely go on pizza
  • I cheer for the Yankees & Nats, Oilers, 49ers
  • I am an Air Force brat & an Army wife
  • I married a Caper … while posted in Germany
  • We have 3 grown(ish) kids
  • My birthday is the day of the Base Brat (military child) – our flower is the Dandelion!

Want to learn more about my backstory, please read this blogThen read all the others too!

Shared from Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Event photography Halifax

Product Photography

Working with Allison from Dandelion Digital was a wonderful experience. Knowing that we were running on a tight timeline ourselves, she was incredibly accommodating fitting us into her schedule. On the day of our shoot Allison’s years of experience were evident, she knew exactly the shots we were hoping to capture of our products, and was willing to spend several hours in the hot sun to ensure that she got them for us. Her turn around time on getting us the edited photos was also swift and impressive, and provided us with plenty of beautiful shots to pick from. We can’t wait to work with her again. – MacFarlands Events, A Division of Chair-Man Mills

Temi Bakes Brand Photography, Halifax

Brand Photography for Social Media

Allison certainly knows her stuff! 
She captured my brand story beautifully. Every photograph was true to colour and all deliverables were provided on time.
I’m looking forward to the next time that I will be in front of her lens 🙂 ~ Temi, Temi Bakes
brand photography for solopreneur

Brand Photography for Social Media

I had the absolute pleasure of doing a photo shoot with Allison at Dandelion Digital. Not only did we have a lot of fun doing the shoot, the variety and quality of the images she took of me will be invaluable as I continue to build my brand and online presence. Before I met Allison, I was using cropped photos of me as personal head shots. Now I have a variety of high quality images that I am proud of. Allison captured the essence of me so perfectly, and has digitized my personality in my images. Thank you Allison. You’re a gem. ~ Nicole Osmond, Customer Success Coach

photography for business

Social Media Photography & Coaching

I hired Allison to help me with my head shots, social media, and website and, wow, was I impressed! She was thorough, helpful, and responsive! She knew what I needed before I did. I would highly recommend Dandelion Digital for any businesses that need some extra support. ~ Stephanie, Allied Therapy

Kathy PepperIt Marketing

Brand Photography for Social Media

Allison did a brand photography shoot for me and my business and OMG! It was the best! I now have a slew of photos I can use on my website, in social media, even ads for my business. I will be rebooking for a spring shoot too in order to get more pics to use – especially in the social media arena. The images I post on Instagram always get more reach, reaction and traction thatn my standard memes and pics. She made the shoot so easy and was able to accomdate some of my throughts and ideas to give me a portfolio of images that really reflect me and my brand. ~ Kathy, PepperIt Marketing

social media coaching for small businesses

Social Media Photography & Coaching

Allison is easy to work with! It was great to be able to have her coach me on Social Media platforms and provide wonderful product photos. She is such a great resource for information and knowledge. Highly recommend speaking with her if your unsure about anything! – Lindsey, Aqua Media Inc

Military Child Dandelion Poem

Allison Smith    I    Halifax, NS    I    allison@dandeliondigital.ca