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©2019 by Alyssa Moyer Barahona

About Me

Hi everyone, I'm Alyssa! I am a wife, daughter, sister, dog mother, and a lover of people, nature, adventure, and life in general! I get really excited about the beauty in the little things: glittering dewdrops sitting on blades of grass, the way the sun glistens through the trees during golden hour, the simple act of running barefoot through a field and breathing in fresh mountain air. And I love the fact that photography allows me to capture all of these.

For as long as I can remember, photography has been an integral part of my life. Growing up going on short missions trips with my family in Central America, I remember how taking photos helped me share my experiences with friends back home in ways that words could not. Then, during college photography became a creative outlet for me to intentionally reflect on the beauty around me in everyday life.  As photography evolved into a job, I have combined my love for capturing the beauty of the mundane with powerful story-telling. Whether it is the moment you say ‘I do’ or the smallest moments that make life worth living, I am deeply passionate about capturing and honoring the stories that matter.

My approach to photography is what I call artistic documentary. When we work together, I want you to feel like my photos capture the authentic YOU, drawing out the beauty in the little details that define who you are.  My work also focuses on connection- with each other, with nature, and with the places that mean the most to you.  For me, photography is not only about creating beautiful story-telling art but also about building relationships; one of my favorite things is coming away from each session inspired by your love, personality, and your own story. I try to keep sessions light-hearted and fun, and I usually leave with my belly aching from laughter! When a relationship that started with a photo session turns into a friendship, I feel like I have been successful at my job.

I can't wait to meet you!

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Love to travel? Not a traditional couple? A destination wedding or elopement might be the perfect adventure for you! 

If an adventure of a lifetime sounds like the perfect way for you to start your new life together with incredible, unique pictures to capture it, I'm your girl.  For any of the locations on this list (and potentially others) I am willing to offer  reduced pricing!

INTERNATIONAL

Iceland

Italy

Turkey

Patagonia, Argentina

Morocco

Spain

Greece

Australia

Thailand

Tahiti

Alberta, Canada

U.S.A.

Yosemite, CA

Redwood National Forest, CA 

Any National Parks in Arizona

Any National Parks in Washington

Denali Park, Alaska

Colorado Mountains

White Sand Dunes in New Mexico

located in
Harrisonburg, VA

(but willing to travel anywhere)