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I am blessed to work with the most incredible clients who trust me to create the most precious art. I will always be inspired by your family's sweet connection wrapped in organic, natural tones and textures.

Preserving these moments and milestones is why my job is so important, and I have a feeling that's why you're here. Maybe you've had a friend share my work with you or you saw my 5 star rating and my work resonated with you. Either way, we've all come to the same realization- babies don't keep, and I'd love to be the photographer to capture this incredibly special time in your life. 

I am so excited to hear from you, meet your family, and capture everyone's unique personalities during your photo session. Let's chat!

ello, friend! I'm so glad you're here. I'm Alyssum (pronounced Uh-LIH-some), owner of Photography by Alyssum. Every day, I get to do something that fills me with so much joy.


Your Denver Photographer

I'm Alyssum

A snapshot into my Studio

They will always be at the top of my list! They're my muses and the reason I rekindled my love of photography that began as an adolescent. For that (among a million other things) I am so grateful. 

Castle Rock has been home since 2017, and now Colorado will never ever get rid of us! The skiing, sunshine, and outdoor lifestyle have our hearts for life!!  (Photo credit: Ashley Hobel)


My Favorite Things

During the day when I'm not photographing a family or hanging out with my own, you'll most often find me with airpods and an audiobook! If you're my soulsister and have a Goodreads account, find me so we can share our favorites with each other!


We were one of the many families that got a jeep and a camper when the world shut down in 2020 and we haven't looked back. Not only has it been a way for us to spend more outdoor time together, but I've also been able to incorporate our camping trips into mountain photo sessions. Match made in heaven! Who's up for an offroad adventure to the top of the world with me?

camping & Offroading

Our experience with Alyssum was so seamless! She is quick to respond, clear with her communications, and incredibly talented. I also loved the outfit choices she had available for me to choose from to wear for our session (this was an important option for me to have as it just makes life so much easier with a newborn!!) She was also really sweet and engaging with our toddler which made everything go smoothly during our shoot. We love our photos so much and definitely recommend Alyssum!

newborn session

Tia S.

Alyssum was great to work with for our daughter's newborn pictures. We booked months in advance and she was very flexible, had incredible communication, and was transparent through the whole process! Her client closet was amazing and took the stress off of the whole process. Alyssum was amazing at keeping our daughter comfortable while working quickly. She also was so patient and kind with our new parents, sleep-deprived selves. She was considerate and made sure poses were comfortable for me post-partum. She captured the sweetest moments that we will look back on for a lifetime. We can’t wait to book more sessions with Alyssum in the future! Thank you, Alyssum!

newborn Session

becca B.

Through crankiness, diaper changes, and kiddo unpredictability, Alyssum is kind, thoughtful, patient, and plays and laughs along with my kids AND somehow manages to capture the most perfect pictures! I will never use another photographer to capture my family photos!!

Family Session

Brianna M.

Alyssum is the most incredible photographer I have ever had the privilege to work with. I feel seen in her photos. I never have to worry about an unflattering angle, she guides you through where to look to help avoid those third trimester double chins.

...Not only that, but she has this ability to immediately put you at ease. This is why I have used her for maternity, newborn, mom & me, and family photos. I won’t go anywhere else.

motherhood Session

Erin R.

The photos and moments Alyssum captures are SO incredibly beautiful! I always feel like it's such chaos during the photos as we have two toddlers but Alyssum always manages to capture so many incredible shots that are truly reflective of this season of our lives. Which is exactly the reason we choose Alyssum as our family photographer -- to capture these exact moments!! As we just finished our second family milestone session, two years in a row, we will absolutely return for future years. Alyssum, you do such an amazing job -- thank you!!!

milestone Session

christina l.

Our sessions with Alyssum are very relaxed, fuss-free and joyful while doing something that could be so much more stressful for mom and dad. In all honesty I dread family photos, but they were a breeze with Alyssum. We have one child diagnosed with autism and she did great at getting those rare shots of eye contact. I was also impressed with her ability to hold her camera and catch our son who jumped right in the water. She is extremely patient and I appreciate her willingness to get on our children’s level.

family Session

Hannah N.

Alyssum truly has a gift a capturing moments on camera. I'm in aww of her ability to capture our family so well. Her photos paint a picture of who we are in the moment and they feel so natural. Forever grateful that we will be able to relive these moments in time when we look at the photos for years to come. The photos are not only beautiful, but she makes the entire process so easy and fun. I don't know how she does it, but we are grateful we found her. Thank you!

family Session

trista H.

We have used Alyssum twice now for photos and she does such an amazing job!!! Her work is absolute perfection. She is also very easy going and fun to work with. Our son isn't a fan of strangers or being put in the spotlight and she really was so good and gentle with knowing how to engage him in photos.
...She is the definition of you get what you pay for, actually her services are worth even more in my opinion. I would 100% recommend her to anyone.

newborn Session

Kirsten D.

Alyssum is an AMAZING photographer. I just moved to the area a couple years ago and we had been flying back to California to have our photos taken with our long time photographer. I’m very picky and finding a good one is hard!! A few of our neighbors had used her and I LOVED her work. She is so talented and captures families so well. So glad we used her and will continue to do so. Already can’t wait for our next session. BUT, when you see her sessions come available you must book ASAP cuz she’ll sell out like that day! If we could give her 10 stars we would. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

family Session

Stefanie B.

Average collection investment $1500
Petite sessions begin at $800

Because families aren't one size fits all, I've designed all of my collections to include both digital images and complimentary print credit to use toward artwork that speaks to you. Your family photography will be passed on for generations, no matter how you choose to store and display it.  If only a handful of digital images is all you need, ask about my petite maternity, milestone, and family sessions.

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