Any day of the week, you can find this wanderlust soul conjuring up the perfect outdoor experience with coffee ALWAYS in hand. Chasing the sun, imagining the most romantic picnic or campfire setup with that sweet tinge of excitement that you’re trying something new with the love of your life. Wedding & Elopement Photography found me when I didn’t know I needed it. Once I began working with more and more diverse couples, I realized why I was called to be behind the camera. I found myself, I found autonomy, I found.. family. Through my endeavors I finally worked up the courage to come out as queer to my family and closest friends, then publicly. Serving the LGBTQIA+ couples of the world has been my greatest honor after coming out in my later years. I realized just how important having a community of acceptance truly impacts your life, your mental health and overall well-being. Representation is more than just pretty images, it’s a feeling of empowerment, acceptance and pride. I’ve proudly served lovers that feeling since 2019.
“There is one thing the photograph must contain, the humanity of the moment.”
My story is of one fierce-ass Leo, if you haven’t noticed that by now, who was born in the ‘90s. I’m from a small town, always ready for one hell of a margarita and obsessed with fall. That crisp air, the sound of leaves crunching under your feet and a campfire crackling, sweet music. In case you were wondering, yes I am that BASIC pumpkin spice lover. Be prepared for me to be overly excited to swap autumn recipes, punny meme’s and all the best “mom-jokes.” As a mom of twins, trust me, I have a reputation to uphold. I haven’t always walked so tall and confidently through life. Embracing some of the dark times in my past, have been a challenge. I’ve experienced the loss of a mother at 24, battled suicide more times than I’d like to admit while serving my country and found myself in the process of it all. My people are deeply connected to the meaning of the word, resilience. That’s why you’re here, reading this right now.
We resonate together with what has broken us because without it, we wouldn’t be here. We’ve risen through adversity, the worst experiences of our lives and celebrate the hell out of the present because of it. Clients like you hold such a special place in my heart and creating a deeper connection outside of servicing you, makes you a part of my chosen family. I’m so happy that you are here and I’m wrapping my arms around you, virtually of course. The life I have now, is a literal dream come true. You and countless other lovers have helped contribute to that, I’m so grateful. It’s been a spiritual journey along the way and I’ve melded that journey within my business. Wherever you may be in your own journey, we have crossed paths for a reason. I look forward to sharing in your love story and documenting every little moment in between. All the love, Alyssa.