Ladies night downtown was so much fun! Visited and shopped over 20 local business in Lasalle, IL. Started the night at my very own hairdressing chair 💙Vayu Dry Bar 💙located inside Hairs What’s Happening💇🏻♀️ Follow my hair magic 💁🏻♀️✨@alyssamichelehairdressing
Did you know that our tee, "The High Road," features of photo of Route 251, in the heart of the Illinois Valley? What about the fact that our, "Wanderlust," tees feature city skylines of 15 different cities?
So, whether you want to rock some hometown pride or your heart wanders beyond the Illinois Valley, we've got a shirt for you! 🌎
I love having fun with my clients and if I could have them walking away from our photo session with ONE feeling it would be a stomach ache from laughing so hard 👀 no, really though! Professional photo sessions don’t have to be so serious! I would love some insight from y’all... what makes you most nervous about getting in front of a camera?! Can you remember your BEST portrait experience? What made it so great??
After you enjoy the Lasalle parade and collect a pillowcase full of candy, stop by Sweet Sadie's and see if you can barter those tootsie rolls for some Sour Patch Kids! Show off your costume, enjoy some music, and get your hands dirty by participating in crafts!
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Reminiscing on warmer days ❤️ I’m going to miss wedding season but I’m sooo excited for the holidays! I’m now booking for 2019!!! Let me help record those special moments!!! ❤️❤️
“Mike,mike mike, mike.. do you know what day it is? Hump dayyyyyy” (y’all remember that commercial?! Lol) Messy bun, blanket scarf, MacBook. Yes, I’m editing and this is where you will catch me the rest of the week 😩 I have two wedding galleries to deliver this weekend so I’m putting in work! I think it’s time for a coffee run. How are y’all spending your Wednesday?!
I don’t feel like I show up here enough for y’all! I post a lot of my work but not enough of the girl behind the camera! I’m a momma of four, a wife, a photographer, and so much more and if I’m being honest finding the balance has been the most difficult journey I’ve ever had to navigate. 5 years ago I began journaling.. it started as a way for me to just take notes and write down my everyday thoughts on all the literature I was consuming (major book nerd here) but my writing slowly transformed into a place where I found hopes and dreams I never knew existed inside of me and photography is only one of them! I recently found myself exhausted while juggling all the different aspects of my life and I slowed down to ask myself “what am I missing?” The answer? I miss writing. Writing is my reason for so much of what I’m pursuing in my life and so to pay homage to my first love I’ve dedicated early mornings to my notebook. At 6 am you will find me with a cup of my favorite hot cinnamon spice tea and my pen. Here is where I unravel my thoughts. Here is where I find my peace. Here is where I prepare for my day. Do any of y’all journal/write?! What’s something that you have been neglecting that brings you happiness?!
“Can y’all pick up your mom?” ... “like in the air? I don’t know” ... “let’s try it at see what happens” 😂 A big thank you to this crew for going with all my weird requests. I had so much fun yesterday!
A little bts if a family session today!! ‘‘Tis the season!! Shout to my son Micah for grabbing these very rare pictures of me!! Lol I’m always the one BEHIND the camera 📸
stop in and purchase your ticket to our private shopping party - snack, sip and be the FIRST to see our Christmas decor!
your ticket also enters you for a $100 gift card drawing and all proceeds benefit Feed His Children, a local ministry providing supplemental groceries to families in over 20 Illinois Valley schools.
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