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Our Team


Allison Tolpa, Owner & Photographer

Allison’s resume includes commercial sports photography, travel photography, wedding photography, marketing and product photography, and charitable event photography. Her inspiration comes from the people she sees through her lens; the smiling faces that glow with the moment’s happiness, the peaceful slumber of an infant in her mother’s arms, and the confident pose of a small business owner building her dream. Allison has invested in the highest-quality photography equipment, software, backdrops and props, has attended many classes to enhance her knowledge of the latest lightning and photoshop techniques, and continues to educate herself on current trends in her field.


Stacey Grabowksi, Event Planner

Stacey began her career more than fifteen years ago by creating custom invitations for social events for her circle of friends. Recognizing her creativity, they urged her to expand into party planning and decorating. Stacey is known for her passion, honesty, creativity, kindness, and inspiration. Her creative ideas, unexpected décor accents, and exquisite attention to detail are evident in her work. These combined traits help her clients relax as she creates the parties of their dreams, ensuring an amazing experience for you, your children, and their guests.


In her spare time, Stacey is a wife and mother to two amazing children. They enjoy their time together as a family with their dogs Archie and Teddy. Stacey is also a very active volunteer and enjoys using her skills while planning fundraising events for her children’s schools, believing strongly in giving back to the community.


Alena Bankovska, Hair & Makeup Designer

Alena is a professional New York/New Jersey beauty, fashion, and editorial makeup artist and hairstylist. Born and raised in Ukraine, Alena’s artistic talents in makeup and hair design began at a young age. Following her passion, she attended cosmetology school to obtain her license, and later earned her makeup certification from the Academy of Freelance Makeup (AOFM) in New York where she learned from top industry artists.


Alena’s talents have been seen on models and actors in countless New York fashion shows, including Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, fashion photoshoots, music videos, and short films, as well as, on brides for their special day and those simply wanting to look their best for special occasions.