ALysha miller est. 1988
photography est. 2014

BJ1A1721.jpg
7Y0B9500.jpg

background

I tell you this part so you are confident in who you're hiring.  My design/style eye developed during "the college years".  I attended Long Beach State University and graduated with a

Bachelor's of Fine Arts Degree specializing in Fashion Merchandising.   

features

My writing and photography have been featured in/on: 
Angelic Magazine,
Blog Society
Virtue For Women's blog
Wedding Chicks (2017),
Finalist Shoot and Share (2016, 2017)
White Magazine (2017)

Let's get your wedding added to this list! 


welcome!

I'm so glad you're here.  I really, truly am.  I always clam up as I attempt to introduce myself so I wanted to break the ice in Q+A format in hopes to come off as natural as possible. Maybe you'll find yourself saying "ME TOO!" or maybe you won't.  Either way, here's a little piece of who I am, and I hope my opening up invites yours. 
Oh, and let's get a little deep because that's how I roll. 
PS. I wish I could insert a teeny, tiny smiley face after every answer and not come off as unprofessional.  Let's be real: if we were texting, that's what you'd be getting  :)
 

q + a

Life motto? To God be the glory forever and ever! 

Favorite drink?  I LOVE water but need to drink more of it! 

What do I geek out over? Jurassic Park, classic Disney and The Goonies.  I'll out movie-quote ya any day. 

Favorite FRIENDS episode? "The One With the Male Nanny" 

Favorite food? Mexican food ~ bring on the chips and salsa!

Passport stamps? 12 and counting! Paris and Manila, Philippines to name a couple..

If I could travel anywhere in the world, where to? Spain, Portugal, Morocco, Israel, South Africa, Uganda, Ireland, New Zealand, Montana, China, Japan, in no specific order and to name a few.. (I'd really go anywhere!)

Glamping or camping? I'm not super outdoorsy so glamp!  This is how I show my couples love.  I will go outside of my comfort zone ANY DAY for you. Bring on the mud, hikes and mountains! 

Coffee or tea? I try to be a coffee person but I just love my tea (London Fog earl grey latte, baybay!) 

Favorite pizza toppings?  Pepperoni, sausage, olives.

Favorite place in the world?  New York City!

Who  is your hero?  Jesus.  He gave His life to give me mine!

let's go there

I am a firm believer in the Bible and value the sacred truths held within it.  I believe in its transformative power to change lives.  It changed mine. 
My identity is deeply rooted in its truths.

I dream of distant shores, different coasts and of lands far off. 
I love hearing stories of patient love, marriages that have endured the hard times and of exciting engagements from couples all over this vast globe.   

I have a love for writing and have filled up at least 7 journals in the last 3 years.  I find it a sincere passion of mine to not only hear stories but feel it pressing on my heart to tell them.

When I'm not working you can either find me curled up with a good book, a cozy blanket with my faithful little sidekick, Lily Lou Rose (8 year old Yorkie) in tow or with friends and family, watching a good movie savoring every opportunity I'm given to spend with them.

if that wasn't enough, here's more

Photography has given me new direction & purpose.  It's a journey I never imagined I would be on.  For me, my camera is a front row ticket to the best seat in the house. 

I get a behind the scenes look into the lives of the people who invite me to be a part of their special days. 

I get to talk with people I would have never had the opportunity to meet otherwise.  Some clients I've known for years, and have reconnected with them and some are new acquaintances that turn into friendships.  This is what makes my job rewarding, the people behind the portraits.  

I am blessed by every one of these divine appointments.  I am truly humbled, and pinch myself daily that this passion has turned into something sustainable and holds the promise to propel me forward into the beautiful unknown.

- Alysha