Whether you're wanting captures of your sweet family, or celebrating a special moment in your life, like an engagement, graduation, birthday, anniversary or new baby, I’m so glad that you value capturing this fleeting season in your life.

Photography's more than just images. It's about capturing

fleeting

seasons.

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You like to know what to expect and live with intention, but can also let go and have some fun.

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You know seasons of your life are fleeting, but your photos will last forever.

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You get giddy about light and airy portraits and joy-filled images.

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Have never met a stranger. 

Write with “!” followed by an appropriate amount of “.” To make sure the reader knows you aren’t crazy. 

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Know Hobby Lobby’s rotating sales by heart and just may shiplap your entire home. 

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You’re a Southern girl with a touch of class. 

You want your images to tell your story.

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You spend your downtime in sunshine and fresh air. 

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Your Instagram is your personal yearbook. 

You might love the AR Family if...

-Betsy, venue owner of kensington cove farm

"Alyssa’s work is INCREDIBLE!!! We highly recommend her as a photographer! She is kind, professional, trustworthy, and talented with an amazing eye to capture the PERFECT pictures!!!"

-Jessica & Chad

"I've always imagined having those fairytale wedding photos and she definitely delivered! Not to mention, she and her husband brought a sense of calm to the big day that really helped keep the rest of us in a great head space!"

- Benjamin Crerar, Hidden springs venue director

"Alyssa is an excellent photographer with a kind disposition and vigorous work ethic. I participated in a styled shoot with her and was so impressed by her photography. I couldn't recommend her more!" 

-Haley, Owner of Alluring Looks by Haley

"Alyssa did our engagement photos and they were BEYOND amazing! She made both of us feel completely comfortable in front of her camera. I have worked with a lot of photographers being an MUA in the wedding industry and Alyssa’s professionalism and skill are TOP NOTCH! I highly recommend her for your family, engagement, lifestyle, and also for your wedding photography!" 

- Jessi, Owner of A Farmhouse Gathering Wedding Planning Service

"Alyssa is an incredible photographer! As a wedding coordinator, I have had the opportunity to work with Alyssa a few times. She goes out of her way to make the entire photography experience enjoyable for everyone with her sweet nature. She is very punctual, professional, and has an eye for detail. Her pictures are breathtaking. I highly recommend her for your wedding!" 

- Jeanette & Michael

"...We left the session with such joy...Alyssa made sure all the details were perfect...If you are looking for an experience that will make your soul smile big every time you remember it, don’t look any further... You have found the best photographer in town!"

- Stacey & Robbie

"We've had professional pictures done before, but our experience with Alyssa was by far above and beyond our other experiences...from beginning to end, she provided a fantastic experience with a top-notch product."

- Kayla & Travis

"Alyssa makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera and she feels like a great friend even though you just met! She got our photos to us so quickly and we absolutely love them!"

- Danielle & Brad

"...True professionals from start to finish. Quick correspondence, creative ideas for photoshoots, styling advice, exceptional quality photos, and not to mention, they made my husband and I very comfortable. We love our photos and loved our experience...They will not disappoint!"

- Julie & Austin

"Enjoyable and stress-free! My husband and I felt extremely comfortable...She gave us specific direction to make our pictures look natural and candid...We love our entire gallery!"

Love Notes

FROM THE AR FAMILY

 - How to make your session more editorial
- Outfit inspiration
-How to Coordinate Your Family's Outfits
- Make-up
- Preparing Your Man
-Preparing Children
-Rainy Days
-Day-of Checklist
 - ​How to Use Your Online Gallery
 - and more!

The Portrait Experience Guide

Exclusively for members of the AR Family

I’ve created this guide to help you get the most out of your photos, and by the time you’ve read through this guide, you’ll have all your questions answered and feel more than ready and prepared for your session. Then, I’ll take care of the rest! Your only job is to be yourself, laugh a lot and let me create photos you’ll love forever.

Topics include:

Portraits start at $195
Engagements start at $500

The Experience

Combine my experience as a photographer with posing and shooting efficiently and my traditional work experience as social worker, and you'll get not only gorgeous images, but an memorable photographic experience! My background helps me provide an experience that makes my clients feel comfortable in front of my camera, keeps the kids engaged and having fun (even if we do have to stop for some snacks or let the wiggles out!), and reluctant, camera-shy significant others admitting that their session time was "actually fun!"

Limited Edition Sessions

Seasonal

Starts at $125

I don’t believe that photography is one-size-fits-all! Members of the AR Family are unique, because I serve a specific type of clientele who recognize that if they wants authentic, joy-filled portraits, then they needs more than just pretty pictures, they needs an incredible EXPERIENCE! The first step towards working with me is determining if I'm the perfect fit for you! After getting to know you online or in person, I’ll determine if we’re a match made in heaven and then we’ll move on to the booking process!

It's not a one-size-fits-all industry!

Let's get to know each other

Securing the details

Yay!!! You were made to be a part of the AR Family! Now let’s make sure your date's safe and secure so that we can make this dream a reality! I'll send you a custom online booking proposal where you can review your package and pay your deposit to make everything officially official! Now that you’re an official, it’s time to get started!!

 Lets make this dream a reality!

It's officially Official!

Let the fun begin! After you book, you'll receive your Portrait Experience Guide that's packed full of information to help maximize your photographic experience. We’ll also schedule your session. And don’t worry, I’ll teach you EVERYTHING! I thrive at helping my clients get comfortable and feel like themselves. Let me do the work so you can have all the fun!

Let's get prepped!

Session Time

I can't wait for your session! We're going to have a great time. If you're a family, expect lots of play-inspired prompts. If you're a couple, I'll teach you all about posing as a couple. If you're doing any other kind of portrait session, I'm still your girl, and I can't wait to get you in front of my camera!

Ready to have a blast?

gallery & Album Design

After your session, you'll receive an online gallery full of all of your captures! I encourage you to sit down with your favorite speciality drink the night that your gallery goes live! Soon after your gallery's delivered, you'll have the option to purchase a legacy album so that you can display your captures beautifully!

Grab your favorite drink and relive your Session!

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the process

Let's Chat!

"A camera is a save button for the mind's eye." -ROGU KINGSTON

I'd love to connecT with you!

As a Chattanooga Photographer, I realize your mind may be overwhelmed with wedding and portrait photographer options. So, I'm so excited you're considering ME out of all the photographers out there! As a former bride, and now parent, I have an even deeper understanding of how special these seasons of our lives are and get giddy about capturing all the details, candids, and moments in-between. If you're in the great Chattanooga, Knoxville, or Nashville areas, I'd love to get to know you and the vision you have for your Big Day!