Hello there, you.
My name is Alicia and I'm an Austin-based portrait & lifestyle photographer with a passion for empowering women through the journey of photography.
I don’t just care that you love your photos; I equally care that you love the experience of creating those photos—so that when you look back at your images you don’t only cherish those captured memories, but also the process of capturing them.
My goal is for everyone I serve to leave me feeling better than they did when they arrived, including:
seen + understood
beautiful in their own skin
less afraid to be themselves
reminded that imperfections do not diminish their worth
exhausted from all the fun
and encouraged to capture all the phases of their journey -- from the big, life-changing moments to the smaller, every day ones... without a tinge of guilt for wanting to do so.
There is no shame in your game.
At your session, I just want you to show up as yourself and I'll handle the rest, babe. Think of this as a new adventure and let yourself embrace the moment.
Know that I’ve got your back. I’ll be here for you the whole way through, and when it comes time for your shoot, I'll worry about all the details so you can be present and enjoy the ride. We’ll do this thing together.
It’s totally normal for you to feel a little awkward the first few minutes as you get familiar with how things are going to work. Don't you worry, I’ll guide you the whole way through, cheer you on, and also allow space for the unexpected moments that occur naturally when you're being yourself or you’re with the ones you love.
Want to see more samples of my work?
I've been photographing others since 2012, but my love for photography was present long before that and I started really exploring the art in college.
I found I really started to come alive when I began photographing other women. It ignited my spirit when I used my camera to help rebuild a woman’s self image and I quickly knew I wanted to make this a full-time job.
I know just how hard it can be to feel good about yourself, especially in this social media world we live in. I know the cycle of self-doubt, comparison, and body shaming and I too have struggled with my own self-worth.
We are our own worst critics, and through the years our esteem wears down and becomes skewed. But as a photographer, I offer you a new view of yourself and your life from the outside looking in. It’s beautiful. That’s why when I’m working with you, I’m your biggest and most sincere cheerleader. I see the things you thought you lost or didn't know existed. Through photography, I find that not only is my cup filled up, but yours is too. In a way, we both find healing.
When I'm not serving my clients, you can often find me trying out local coffee shops with my handsome hubs and sometimes assistant, Gil.
We are travelers, nature-enthusiasts, and also binge-tv watchers. We think "making-it-in-life" is being able to order guac without worrying about the up-charge and we also think it's a total betrayal to watch the next episode of our current tv series without the other.
Fun Fact: We did not have a taste or inclination for coffee at all until a trip to Paris over Christmas in 2016, where we resorted to trying it out of exhausted desperation, and have since never wanted to put it back down.
The way to my heart is a new travel adventure, a scrumptious slice of pie, a deep conversation over wine and a pile of pasta, or by way of a furry four-legged friend. I’m obsessed with gleams of morning light, helping women reclaim their beauty and power, trying out new baking recipes to share with Nan, and improving my health in both mind and body. When I’m not being introverted, I crave real connection with others. I’m also not opposed to kissing other people’s dogs.
Are you ready?
Life is happening now. Time is moving right along so it's time we got you moving, too. I would love to be the photographer to help you create the images and experience you've been patiently waiting for!