Alyssa Anne Photography Blogged

R Family {love}

Pretty family + pretty field…what could be better for fall photos? How about if they have an impeccable sense of style! I love it when Mom has everyone dressed right down to last detail and accessory! Mom is a sweet spirit with an infectious laugh; Dad has a good sense of humor and happens to be a great photographer himself; and little girlie has cute cheeks and blonde hair that beg for a camera to be pointed her way.

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C Family {love}

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing this family of four a couple of different times. A highlight for me when photographing this sweet family is getting to hang out with Sam. Their five-year-old has the vocabulary of an eighteen-year-old and a gregarious personality that I can’t get enough of. You can see from the pictures that he stole the show. And it doesn’t hurt that he has a cutie-pie for a sister and a really great mom and dad!

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Schuyler {new life}

Last week I was able to spend some time with beautiful baby Schuyler. After our shoot, I asked her if she would please host a newborn clinic on how to be the perfect model. Seriously. This little girl was a dream: super snoozy and then waking up at the end to give happy looks to my camera. It didn’t hurt that her mom was sweet, laid-back, and such a help during the shoot! Schuyler’s mom is also handy with the crochet hooks; and since she loves all things beach, she made a little mermaid sack that you can see we had some fun using.

So let out all your oohs and aahs at some photos of this adorable little addition to our world.

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M Family {love}

Spending time with the M family was an absolute delight! It felt like a big play-date that I happened to have a camera to capture. There was the cheery Aubrey with an independent flare and the goofy Maren who was determined to read to everyone and declared everything we did “amazing”. The smiles and love you see in these photos are a genuine capture of how they treated each other.

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A Family {love}

Get a load of this seriously awesome curly hair that belongs to the little Mr. Gus! Maybe it’s just me, but it’s my favorite thing in each photo. Gus and his lovely parents invited me to their home for a family shoot. Even their dog cooperated and was able to get in some photos. So enjoy this beautiful family’s session.

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L Family {love}

After getting rained out for our original date, I met up with the L Family on a divine late summer evening- simply picture perfect (pun completely intended). This family trekked through all the off-roading hiking I made them do in their best clothes without a single complaint. And, Cathy, I’m sure you’d be tickled to know that when my 10 year old son watched me go through some of these photos, he commented, “That’s the mom! She looks way too young to be the mom!!”

Out of the mouth of babes.

So enjoy the sun, the fields, and this lovely family of six.

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Mini-Sessions for a Special Cause

I’m baaaack! Did you miss me?

We’ve been in the middle of a move (locally), and life has been quite full. If you’ve ever moved, you’re probably nodding your head right now; and if you’ve ever moved with children, you’re nod is probably a bit more emphatic!

But I’m back with a vengeance since I have two fabulous announcements.

For those of you that don’t already know, my husband and I are pursuing the adoption of a little girl from Ethiopia. To read more about our adoption, you can check out our family blog and look under the adoption tab: It will be a 2-3 year process to bring our little girl home; and I hardly need tell you that adoption is not cheap.  But we’re so excited to follow where God is leading us.

The second announcement pertains to the funds since I will be doing my first-ever set of mini-sessions. Mini-sessions are an abbreviated form of my usual sessions at a location of my choosing with the inclusion of digital files in the cost. They are a perfect way to get photos for your Christmas card or simply a few professional shots to update the frames in your home. The cost is $250 which includes a 20 minute session and 10 high-resolution digital images to which you will have printing rights. These sessions can be reserved for one person or for an entire family. However, more than one family will not be permitted for a single time slot.

EVERY SINGLE PENNY of profit from these session will go into our adoption fund. So you get some photos and the chance to help us bring our girl home. It’s a win/win!

If you are interested in a session, contact me as soon as possible to be sure to get a spot. Please let me know who will be at the session. I will email you the time slots that have not been taken so that you can choose one. There are only 10 sessions available; five will be in the morning and five in the afternoon. The first $50 is required as a holding fee and then $200 will be due at the beginning of the photo shoot.

Here are the details:

Hope to hear from you!

Toney & Carly {love}

I was bummed when I woke up on the morning of Toney and Carly’s engagement session. The view out the window greeted me with rain and the weather app on my iPhone announced that more rain was on it’s way. Rescheduling the session was not an option since this couple had driven almost 800 miles for their shoot.

When I went to see them, I was immediately put at ease. Carly, who also happens to be my cousin, was in her usually chipper mood and assured me that the idea of doing a session in the rain didn’t put her off one bit. Toney’s laid back personality was also totally comfortable with a wet photo shoot. And within a short time, I could tell we had something special.

The shoot was such fun. You can tell from Carly’s face how ecstatic she is to be marrying her man, and I loved seeing the thoughtful way that Toney cared and watched out for her.

So enjoy some of the photos from this couple’s rainy day session.

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Shelby, Zack, & Olivia {cousins}

I grew up thinking that my older cousins were some of the coolest people on the planet. Zack and Olivia obviously agree with me. Shelby could get them both to do things that neither myself nor their parents could. I should bring an older cousin to every little person photo shoot!

Enjoy these cousin photos…

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