behind the lens

Through experience, I have learned that my true calling is to serve others and help them create and document all the beautiful moments this life has to offer. So that one day when they look at the canvas on their wall or pull out their wedding album and flip to the first page, they will suddenly get that butterflies in the stomach, heart tugging feeling that brings back a beautiful memory.

My name is Alex and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer that was born + raised in the beautiful state of Maryland. I'm Charleston obsessed, I love gorgeous sunsets, and I’m absolutely madly in love with our French Bulldogs (Sebastian + Bouché), but it’s kind of impossible not to be! I have an amazing Husband, Joey, who is my rock, and believes in me more than I believe in myself. Together, we love that we grew up in the same small Maryland town, being by the ocean, sushi and Disney World (that’s where we got engaged!).

I think of myself as a preppy hippie (such a weird combo I know haha) … I have a thing for Charleston, Lilly Pulitzer, JCrew, and floral anything... but I also love neutrals, simplicity, and living life to the fullest. Over time I have learned that this life is incredibly fragile and far too short, and that it truly is our duty in this world to do what makes our soul happy. Throughout my life I have learned to hold on to all of the beautiful (big + small) moments through my photography.

Fun Facts

My goal is to document timeless moments that will continue to influence a family for generations to come.

fact no. 1

Charleston is my favorite city. EVER. If I were a city, I'd be Charleston.

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fact no. 2

I grew up going to the same tiny beach in NC with my family every year, and our family will continue to go, forever.

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Fact No. 3

Making coffee in the morning is my favorite part of the day.

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