I feel truly blessed to be able to follow my dream of being a photographer. I absolutely LOVE what I do! From the time I picked up a camera, I was obsessed with taking pretty pictures. After 12 years, my focus has shifted… I have come to realize that one of the most important parts of my job is telling your story through my lens. If I’m photographing your wedding day, I focus on authentic, natural and real moments. If I’m photographing your senior pictures, your personality and inner beauty will shine through! These are the moments that you will forever cherish and remember. Welcome to the blog. I can’t wait for the opportunity to capture YOU and tell your story!
Meet the happy-go-lucky, beautiful, outgoing, fun-filled, beautiful, Class of 2019 senior from Peoria Notre Dame High School, Alyssa Gallup.
Alyssa is the definition of true beauty inside out! Photographing her senior pictures at her home was a wonderful experience!! We were surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and her sweet dog, Lucy…two tiny, AUH-dorable kittens, and the cutest grandpa EVER. It just doesn’t get any better than that!
Alyssa is a soccer player and also loves to listen to music, draw, and she’s obsessed with makeup! After graduation, she plans on attending Lipscomb to major in nursing. Her favorite class at PND so far is AP Psychology that is taught by Mr. Mulchey. She loves learning about why people do the things they do and her teach is super funny. Her favorite school event is Friday night football games. “I love cheering even if we don’t know what going on and hanging out with my friends afterwards.” Advice to incoming freshman: “Work hard don’t think you’ll have time to catch up and be yourself eventually you’ll find people who like you for you and if it’s not in high school it’ll happen in college just work and improve yourself!”
This is how Alyssa would describe her “perfect day” – “I love summer so it’d be warm outside probably 75 ish… I’d wake up, eat good fruit like pineapple and stawberries. Work out. Then get ready while listening to my music. Probably country or way throwbacks. If I was lucky my makeup would look spot on. The, I would go out with my friends and just drive and run all over town. After a long day out, we would come home , hang out with my friends, eat ice cream and head to my basement to watch movies (probably Disney movies.. Tangled is one of my faves!)
A moment she is most proud : “When I was in 8th grade, I won a poem contest and it was actually published! I loved creative writing and expressing myself that way so it’s still a big thing to me.”