Capturing your story slowly, organically, and artfully.

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Owner & Photographer

Hello! I’m Alissa!

Whether you are photographed on-location at a beautiful Lake Michigan beach, in the dreamy tall grasses of the dunes, or in my historic Manistee studio, I believe simplicity is key in capturing the unique beauty within real relationships…. turning it into artwork that you can feel.

When you hold my photograph in your hands I want you to remember what your full belly felt like beneath your hands, to smell fresh baby skin again, to feel soft coils of hair running through your fingers, or hear the giggle that only lasted for a short season.

It is my hope that my imagery will transport you back to moments that have been left to memories… so that you can truly appreciate where you have been, where you are, and where you will go.

Capturing your story slowly, organically, and artfully.

Hello!

I’m Alissa!

Whether you are photographed on-location at a beautiful Lake Michigan beach, in the dreamy tall grasses of the dunes, or in my historic Manistee studio, I believe simplicity is key in capturing the unique beauty within real relationships…. turning it into artwork that you can feel.

When you hold my photograph in your hands I want you to remember what your full belly felt like beneath your hands, to smell fresh baby skin again, to feel soft coils of hair running through your fingers, or hear the giggle that only lasted for a short season.

It is my hope that my imagery will transport you back to moments that have been left to memories… so that you can truly appreciate where you have been, where you are, and where you will go.

Ways we can work together

Don’t see what you’re looking for? Reach out to see if I am a good fit for your needs!

Session options

Large extended family photographer

Extended Family

30-40 minutes. Include grandparents, cousins, friends, etc. Perfect for a generation session.

childhood photographer

Petite Session

30 minutes. Family, Maternity, Childhood, Milestone, Headshots.

Same luxury experience as the full session but on a smaller scale and only offered in my studio located in the historic Briny building, downtown Manistee.

Fun family session in West Michigan dunes

Full Session

60 minutes. Family, Maternity, Couples/Engagement.

Offered outside in one of my gorgeous Lake Michigan locations or in my studio located in the historic Briny Building, downtown Manistee.

“Alissa was absolutely AMAZING! She worked with me long distance from California for months and was so helpful and responsive from the beginning to the end. She heard my ideas and made them even better. She was great with my aging grandparents and worked to include them. I have many of the photos hanging in my house and just love looking at them. I plan to use Alissa again when we travel to Michigan to visit family! No other photographer will do for me!” – A.W.

Client Testimony

“Alissa was absolutely AMAZING! She worked with me long distance from California for months and was so helpful and responsive from the beginning to the end. She heard my ideas and made them even better. She was great with my aging grandparents and worked to include them. I have many of the photos hanging in my house and just love looking at them. I plan to use Alissa again when we travel to Michigan to visit family! No other photographer will do for me!” – A.W.

Baby Plan

For your growing family!

 

Creating a Baby Plan is a wonderful way to make sure you capture all the exciting milestones during your little one’s first year.

Tummy time, smiling, crawling, sitting, standing, walking… every day it seems like they learn something new! Plan ahead to make sure you have beautiful imagery documenting it all.

mom holding newborn
baby in flower crown for first birthday shoot
milk bath first birthday shoot
3 month milestone photographer baby grabbing toes

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Complimentary Studio Wardrobe

The studio offers  a complimentary wardrobe to all ASP clients filled with beautiful gowns and childrens clothing in a wide range of sizes.

I know choosing the outfits for your session can be overwhelming so I am here to help you in any way I can!

Whether it’s deciding on colors, selecting pieces from your own closet, shopping recommendations, or hand picking items from our growing studio wardrobe. I’ve got you covered!

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Complimentary Studio Wardrobe

The studio offers  a complimentary wardrobe to all ASP clients filled with beautiful gowns and childrens clothing in a wide range of sizes.

I know choosing the outfits for your session can be overwhelming so I am here to help you in any way I can!

Whether it’s deciding on colors, selecting pieces from your own closet, shopping recommendations, or hand picking items from our growing studio wardrobe. I’ve got you covered!

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The Process

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Book

 Fill out the contact form and Emily, our lovely studio manager, will reach out with a full pricing and booking guide. If we are a good fit, and you are ready to book,  you’ll pay the session fee and sign a contract. This is required to hold a date and can be done directly from your booking guide.

 

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Planning

 I will send you a questionnaire to fill out. This will help me get a feel for your needs. Then you will have the option to hop on the phone or zoom with me to discuss your session further. I  encourage you to reach out at any point during the planning process with  questions.

Session

You will receive a preparation email the week of your session going over any last details and sharing tips on how to prepare your little ones. I want your session to be a smooth and fun experience!

Viewing and Product Ordering

 3-4 weeks after your session, you will receive an online gallery to view your gorgeous images! This is when you will decide which images you would like to purchase and design your heirloom items! Digital files that are purchased at this time can be downloaded directly from your gallery.

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