Update (3/2018): 2 1/2 years later and I am every bit as in love with photography as I once was. I've been able to share that joy with my 1 year old, 155lb puppy, Kernel, who has become Instafamous (follow @kernelthegreatdane)! In the last year, we have made photo/video content for over 50 companies, including Microsoft and ABC News,, and Kernel was signed to PetsOnQ talent agency. Now that my wedding photo season has let up for winter, I've opened a part-time dog hiking company called "Wagnificent!". It's the perfect balance (and networking opportunity!) for a photographer and her pup who spend a huge portion of time working from home.
I was 16 when I realized that pictures have the power to keep people forever connected to magical moments in their lives. I saved up my money, and before I could even rip that camera from the box, I was in love.
Two years later I went to college and began shooting weddings and special events nationally. I was Treasurer of the Photography Club at the University of Central Florida, and worked as the lead photographer at CBS Radio Orlando, Camp Mataponi, and the Central Florida Future newspaper. In my spare time I founded the Lesley Berkovitz Memorial Blood Drive, an annual event that has saved 900+ lives. America's number one cancer hospital, M.D Anderson, uses a video I made from the 2012 blood drive to motivate and attract donors.
In 2013, I graduated with my Bachelor's in Communications and moved to Boston. While job-searching, I made a video resume that received a 98% rating on Youtube and was sold to a multinational book publishing company. For over a year I worked as a coordinator for Boston Children’s Hospital and developed remarkable relationship building/customer service skills. But after incorporating these into my freelance business, I grew eager to turn Alyssa B. Photography into my full-time career. In the fall of 2015, ready for a final push to make this change with confidence, I pulled out an insightful letter my mom once wrote to me. She says:
"Live each day with fulfillment, to be happy. It took me too many years to realize this. Corporate life was only somewhat fulfilling and just a way to make money. That is a waste of time. Find a way in your life to be a whole person, to be happy, kind, and fulfilled every day. Happiness comes from within. No one can give it to you."
Photography has given me the opportunity to bring countless memories, endless laughter, and timelessly radiant images to thousands of people. I beam with excitement when I think of what will be accomplished in the future. So let’s get started and schedule a consultation - I know we’ll click!