I’m a mom, handstand guru, designer, story teller, and coffee addict.
I am so lucky to be able to do what I love all day, everyday.
I'm Alex, a true Brooke Davis, trapped in the body of your average, wander-lusting, personage, capturing all those sweet stages of motherhood, childhood, and family. I love photography, the ocean, One Tree Hill, traveling, and coffee, and when I travel I always must stop and taste all the amazing local coffee houses in that area (Bitty and Beau’s in Wilmington, NC is the best so far!), plus do a handstand. It's a tradition I have done since I was in my teens. My obsession with coffee started with my great-grandmother, who introduced me to the beauty of Sanka when I was a child. (I never knew it was caffeine free then.) It is also probably why I am only 5'... and that's on a good day.
I have a three year old son, who is the motivation behind all of my work, and an other half that supports me through all the long nights and delayment of cleaning the dirty dishes. Some might find it weird that my biggest hobby is also my job, but many will vouch to tell you that I never put my camera down. I love documenting my life and my family! (Which I now have to bribe to do thanks to an exhausting 365 day project I am in the doghouse for.)
I have a Master's Degree in Photography and Design from Eastern Michigan University, a Bachelor's in Studio Art focusing in Photography and Graphic Design, and an Associate's in both Fine Art and Graphic Design and Visual Communication. When I am not photographing, I work in the Marketing and Visual Communications departments for different companies. I honestly love what I do!
I believe every picture I take and give you should be full of emotion, intimacy, and genuine to you and your family. I focus on the interaction and love between people over traditional posed images, although I do include those in each session.
I look forward to creating wonderful memories for you!
My work is globally recognized and has been published in Looks Like Film, Life in 52 Project, The House of Flynn Magazine, The Wild Collective, The Wandering Photographer Magazine, Self Portraits of Motherhood, Big Love Small Weddings, Life and Lens, The Documentary Movement, The IAPBP, The Narrative Society, Vibrant Light Magazine, and various photography, wedding, and motherhood blogs.
I'm not just a photographer that loves capturing the beautiful, unique and chaos of the every day life, I am also my very own personal historian. I am obsessed with documenting life, with freezing time and preserving a record of "the now" for the days, years, and generations to come. Long after the sleepless nights have ended, the bags have erased from under my eyes, our children stop asking to hold our hands, and toys are no longer littering the living room floor, I will have something to look back on and reminisce about. A story of love, connection, and growth.
Our own personal history, told in pictures.
Because of this, I try to keep sessions simple and reflective of you and your family, with each session having its own unique features. Whether it is a love for hiking, playing in the rain, or just chilling at home playing video games together, I want to focus on your identity. What makes yourself and your family, well.. your family.
I can capture your babies' bed hair as they wake and welcome the brand new day, those evening walks out with your dogs, or a backyard bonfire on those beautiful fall nights, with everyone cozy in blankets making s'mores.
Or maybe the craziness of the ever told witching hour with bath-time bubbles and snuggly tuck-ins and asking for one more bed time snack, or a lazy Sunday morning on the back deck with coffee in hand and your children exploring the untold stories of the back yard possibly destroying that vegetable patch you worked so hard to not kill this year.
I can be there for that quiet Tuesday morning while you're nursing your baby and laying him down to rest, join you for a hike through your favorite wilderness trails, attend your son's first time eating that sugary concoction they call a birthday cake, or tag along for a those summer swim lessons.
It's your story, your life, your history. Which one do you want to tell?
"We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing. But ambition is good, chasing things with integrity is good, dreaming. If you had a friend you knew you’d never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you love, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don’t wait. Nothing lasts forever. Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want.
Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle’s going to come from, the next memory, the next smile, the next wish come true. But if you believe that it’s right around the corner, you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it, you just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it with all your heart."
- Brooke Davis