Alicia picked up her first camera at a young age, and when she was and in high school, she join film photography class. She took these dark room focused classes for the last two years of high school. As time for picking colleges came around, she couldn't see herself doing anything but photo for the rest of her life. Alicia started at Kent State University studying Photography and finished in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. The deeper she got to dive into photography the more her passion grew. Alicia believes photography is an endless creative outlet and the world truly is our canvas.
Photography has always been a positive experience to me. It is something that always bring my mood up even on my worst day. I also love seeing my photoshoots bring joy to my most nervous or unsure clients, because lets face it, not everyone loves a camera in their face. I been doing freelance for years and I love meeting new people and capturing memories for them. The joy it brings people after receiving my photos, that they now have something to keep forever, makes me love my job.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have done many engagement shoots in the past, they are one of my favorite to shoot. To make these truly special I try to create an atmosphere where the couple can be playful or intimate and not feel uncomfortable in front of me. I encourage them to not pose, to pretend I'm not even there. I ask them to be natural and goof around with each other as they would if I wasn't there. I think this makes it special for the couple because they now have photos that truly represent their relationship and how they truly interact with each other.
Awards, honors, and recognitions received
The Wallace J. Hagedorn Award in Photography 2019
A fun fact about this photographer
I love to sing and play guitar! My friends and I started a Youtube channel in college and would post weekly videos for fun!