The images I create reflect the love, connection and transformation that relationships bring into our lives.

My partner and I live in a giant live/work loft with our young son. Every day with him brings us a different insight, a joy, a heartfelt moment, a celebration.

When my cameras are not in my hands, I often experimenting with a whimsical knitting project or cooking a new dish, eating or daydreaming about the next travel adventure.

I also dream about stories.

I first explored imagery through film. It wasn’t long before I was drawn to the art of photography and personal storytelling. It was then that I was captivated by stills and the hands on process of creating images on paper.

Several years ago, my family came across an old camera that was stored in a trunk for more than 70 years. The camera contained a plate of film, untouched. When developed, we found an family portrait at a First Communion taken before they emigrated to the US from Sicily! Discovering this plate of film was otherworldly, a quiet memory that went back generations.

This fragile and surviving image is an affirmation to how powerful our stories are.

Ready to get in touch? I’d love to hear your love story! You can reach me via email at: allana@arsmagnastudio.com

You can also find me on instagram here: @ars_magna and here: @modernglamour.co