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I'm Alyssa, a NC based wedding and senior photographer who is crazy about storytelling (and my cat). Grab a snack and get comfy! It's time to check out my past work, photography education, and travel adventures!

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Kayla’s shoot was too cute! She brought her bf and friends along and we were even able to go inside the Belltower! I think the top tip to take away from Kayla’s session is to bring some props, some friends, and be ready to have fun!

Kayla – NCSU Graduation Photos

Pick the spot I recommend coming up with the look and vibe you want and then I’ll help you hunt down the perfect spot. Want a nature look? We’ll go to a state park! Want a beautiful spring garden vibe? Raleigh rose garden might be a good option. Want a clean modern look? NC Art […]

3 Tips to having a fun engagement session experience

Flashy reception photos have become somewhat of a trend, but it’s a trend I love for these 3 reasons. They look like party pics While I definitely will get as many natural light reception decor photos as possible, as a reception goes on the vibes tend to get more hype and party-like! Flashy photos really […]

3 Reasons you want direct flash for your reception photos

Chose the right locations Narrow down the spots you want on or off campus! I always tell people to choose the biggest spots first and if we have time we’ll make little stops for anything else! Choose the right outfits I recommend a formal and a casual one! A formal outfit always looks good with […]

Top 5 tips for an awesome senior photo experience

Another super fun NC State senior session for the books! I don’t often get to do guys senior photos, so I was pretty excited! Joey was an absolute champ (and we moved so so fast which was crazy!) We roamed all over NC State’s campus going to his favorite spots to get senior photos. Joey’s […]

Joey | NC State Senior Session | Raleigh NC Photographer

About a month ago Lauren reached out to me and told me she wanted backyard wedding portraits after she eloped on the Appalachian Trail. I was 100% on board right away! After a bit of planning, she decided she wanted to take photos in the field behind their home in Charlotte NC. Lauren told me […]

Lauren and Gordon | Backyard Wedding Portraits |Charlotte NC Photographer

Aka: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about hiring a photo editor Here’s the thing, I know it can be hard to let go of control as photographers, but there’s a good reason to get an editor. You can have more free time, you can deliver galleries faster and you can feel less stressed! But […]

Outsourcing For Photographers: Editing Edition

Choosing the best engagement photo location can be kinda hard. Not everyone dreams of doing their engagement photos in a field (not that there’s anything wrong with that!) If you’re more of a city girl like me, the idea of going out to a field now matter how pretty it is, may not be ideal […]

3 Beautiful City Engagement Photo Locations In Raleigh NC

You might remember Anne and Nick from their Beautiful downtown Cary engagement session. That day was burning hot, but they were such good sports. Well luckily for them, their wedding day was perfect in basically every way! From the weather to the decor to actually being on time (an amazing thing for weddings!) Everything ran […]

Anne + Nick | Catholic Wedding | Shady Wagon Farm, NC

Takira and Tajai’s intimate wedding was an absolute dream. And what made it so much sweeter was how much it took to get to this point. Most 2020 brides can relate to having to change most (if not all) of their wedding plans.  Backstory For Takira and Tajai they changed their plans several times! The […]

Joyful Intimate Wedding in Durham NC | Takira + Tajai


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Alyssa is an international wedding and senior portrait photographer based in North Carolina