Whether you're wanting captures of your sweet family, or celebrating a special moment in your life, like a graduation, birthday, anniversary or new baby, I’m so glad that you value capturing this fleeting season in your life. Not only do you deserve beautiful images, you also deserve an amazing photographic experience. Your session should be an experience from beginning to end.  

So, shouldn’t it be fun? and enjoyable? and natural? My goal's to not only capture memories for my clients, it’s also to create an experience that they will never forget!

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





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


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


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


Have never met a stranger. 

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


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



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

You want your images to tell your story.


You spend your downtime in sunshine and fresh air. 



Your Instagram is your personal yearbook. 

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 - How to make your session more editorial
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- Make-up
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-Preparing Children
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-Day-of Checklist
 - ​How to Use Your Online Gallery
 - and more!

The Portrait
Experience Guide

The Portrait Experience Guide

Exclusively for members of the AR Family

Get me booked.

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:

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!






The Process

the process

I'm that person---the one who has a ton of photo books. Having digital images is wonderful, but having a printed keepsake that tells a visual story of our life's priceless! If you haven’t already invested in a Legacy Album of your own, you can order one that I'll custom design for you. I’m not a photography business that pushes product sales at all. However, these albums are important not just for you to have, but make great gifts for grandparents and other loved ones. Options will be presented to you at the time of booking, but you can order at any time.

*Please keep in mind that Christmas gift orders must be placed by October 1st.

Size Options


4x4, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12

Legacy Albums


-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

Yes! I have two furbabies myself and understand wanting to include them. Like kids, pets can be unpredictable. I suggest incorporating them towards the end of your session time so that you can minimize any stress in your portraits without them!

I'm more than willing to travel for a portrait sessions! I actually love it when clients ask me to photograph them in a location that means something special to them! 40 miles of travel are included.

I love delivering my client’s files quickly and easily via an online gallery. You'll have the ability to print, share and download your images as much as you want! Each package provides a specific number of images, please submit the contact form for more information! I believe doing these things because that's what I would want if I were in your shoes!

In my experience, the amount of time needed is very dependent on the kid’s personality and comfort with strangers. It can be intimidating for some kids to meet a stranger and have a big camera pointing at them. So, I spend a few extra minutes earning their trust and letting them touch the camera before I start photos. It can also common to take some time for kids to cooperate with taking the photos in general. I’ve often had to take breaks to “let the wiggles get out,” have a snack, or pause, so that I capture a smiley camper. I'm totally happy to do it!

I love being both interactive and discreet when it's appropriate. I teach clients how to pose, model and interact during their session so they become naturals. I also create a fun, playful environment to capture candids that are full of joy!

Once I have answered any questions you may have, and you have decided that my Portrait Experience is exactly what you’re looking for, the next step is a booking proposal. I will create an online proposal that will walk you through the package, and when you’re ready, you can save your date by signing your contract and paying your deposit online.

You'll receive a sneak peek within 48 hours of your session and will be featured on my blog in the week following. This post will share favorites from your session. These usually end up being my clients' favorites too! You'll receive your full gallery within a month of your session.

Yes! In fact, you can buy a variety of sizes of prints, canvases, cards, etc. through your online gallery! You also have the option to include a Legacy Album at a significantly discounted rate at the time of booking. You can still purchase it later at the normal cost. Many couples will also purchase 4x4 parent albums for Christmas gifts!

I've learned that Tennessee weather can be quite unpredictable, so I usually wait until the day of the session to decide if the session should be cancelled or not. If we have to cancel the session, I'll work with you to reschedule as soon as possible! Fingers crossed for a dry session day!

Yes! In fact, the skills I acquired during my social work career have well-equipped me to engage kids. Most of my career was spent working with at-risk youth! I've even wanted to get my certification in play therapy, because I love kids so much!

You've met your match. I'm quite awkward in front of the camera myself (funny, right?!). I have a system to posing that'll make it painless. It's your job to have fun. It's my job to do the work of posing and making your images full of joy! So, here's to all the fun ahead!


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

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