I thought I would grow up to be a writer (or a lawyer, but like, that's a lot of school). I have always loved storytelling and crafting a mood. Elevating the ordinary and celebrating the extraordinary. Honoring every emotion and letting it hold space.

Photo and videography adds a visual component that pulls it all together. This career found and pursued me -  I went to a dance competition as a fresh alum and Mrs. Elliott, the loveliest dance mom and new owner of a DSLR sent over a challenge, "You're pretty techy - can you figure this out?" She put her Nikon D90 into my hands before I could answer. I grabbed that camera at every competition I attended (which was many). The photos were blurry. But they lit me up.

The next summer I was working in the art department for a local feature. The director saw something I didn't quite see in myself, and asked if I would like to do set stills. I bought my first camera for that project. And I haven't stopped buying them since...

There are many, many more people along the past decade to thank, for all the little and big ways they've helped me grow and find a true place - a cozy, inspiring home that just happens to be nested within a business. I love - love -  what I do and the amazing people I get to do it with. I am so excited to meet more of you!

alyssa kristine

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