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© 2019 by Alyssa Rea, Love Place Photography

A little about my story:

While my love of photography  began in my teens while working with my father, I didn't really find my style and voice  in photography until I lost both of my parents in my twenties.  I was working as a home health and hospice aid during those in between years and raising my five children and having my father pass after a long illness and losing my mother suddenly to an acute form of Leukemia had an enormous impact on me both personally and professionally.  As I built photo boards for their funerals  I realized what an amazing gift my father's photography ( and my own as I grew older), had provided me with.  

I noticed that it wasn't the posed portraits (though they were lovely and precious as well) that filled my heart with warm memories...It was the photos of us as a family enjoying time and activities together that sparked my tears and brought the living memory of my parents to life for me in their absence.  The photos of them candidly loving each other and joking together in our kitchens past brought forth the best memories of the  strength of their marriage and love for one another.   I found photos that evoked my mothers inimitable loud laughter and those that let me hear my father's patient voice singing lullabies to my babies in my mind once more.

 

I find more and more that the images I treasure most from my own family archives are the natural moments of my children, growing, messy, imperfectly perfect in my eyes.   Raising five children over 25 years has left me understanding how quickly those moments pass and taught me exactly how to preserve them for my family and yours.   I work closely with you to create fabulously fun sessions full of memories and at the same time I create the priceless professional images that allow you to share your beautifully captured memories for generations to come.  

I often keep in contact with my clients from weddings and family portrait sessions over the years and sadly  more than once I have  been contacted at a time of loss to provide professional images of moments with dear loved ones.  As difficult as it is to see my clients grieving I feel honored to have been a witness to their most treasured moments and relationships and it pleases me greatly to have a continued positive impact on their lives even after our time working together has passed.

When you hire Love Place Photography for your event or family photo experience you are allowing yourself the freedom to fully live your special moments as they happen knowing that I have both the professional and personal experience and skills to preserve them perfectly for you to share and enjoy for always.

Contact Me Directly:

Email me at:   alyssa@loveplaceweddings.com or   give me a call at

412-720-2696