Hi, I’m Alli Elmunzer, a professional lifestyle and commercial photographer at my studio Turquoise & Palm, and the founder and creative director of the Turquoise & Palm Stock Gallery, a stock photography membership site for small business owners and bloggers. I went to college at University of Miami on a soccer scholarship, and graduated in 2003 with a degree in business administration with a specialization in marketing. I’d always thought about being an attorney, so I went on to law school in Boston. After passing the bar exam and spending the next 4 years as an attorney, I found myself feeling increasingly unhappy, bored, and stifled creatively. I wanted to find a way to unleash my artistic side, and, having been interested in photography since high school, I decided to get serious and started photographing families and weddings on the weekends. Finally, in 2010 with the support of my husband, I officially launched Turquoise & Palm and began my full-time photography business!
In June of 2014, my husband and I were lucky enough to get the opportunity to move to Charleston, South Carolina. That was the point when Turquoise & Palm started to slowly evolve into a commercial photography studio specializing in product and lifestyle photography for small businesses. I began styling and photographing products for small business owners all over the country (they mail me their products and I shoot them in my studio) as well as working on location with some really awesome businesses right here in Charleston. I quickly found that I loved working with small businesses, and really empathized with their needs and challenges when it came to photography. Wanting to find a way to make beautiful photography easily accessible, the Turquoise & Palm Stock Gallery was born! I am passionate about helping small business owners and bloggers create the life they dreamed through my photography.
On a personal note, I have a deep affection for spending time with my family and friends, working out and traveling, and living in the moment. I’m obsessed with fresh flowers, a good book, and never need a reason to drink champagne. My plan is to someday live on a tropical island and spend my days on a beach drinking pina coladas, but until then, I’ll continue to live this amazing life with a smile on my face!