That's me with my incredible husband Kenny and two little darlings, Tyler and Lily. Castle Rock has been home since 2017, but before this we grew up in central New Jersey and also lived in Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Cleveland.

Having lived in so many places, I have a fondness for capturing life as it happens. I understand why you want to remember the unique Colorado scenery as it lays behind the faces your children make when they look at their father. How they run circles around your legs when you just let them be the energetic kids that they are. The way your spouse holds your waist close when you are taking in the life you've created for your family.

This is why I specialize in emotionally driven lifestyle portraiture. During your family's session, my goal is to capture those wonderful moments that show how your family interacts when you let your cares go and you just enjoy each other. It's what makes you so special, and I believe that every family deserves to have their life documented in a way that reflects their personalities.

Now that you know a little bit about me and why I do what I do the way that I do it, I can't wait to get to know you! It means the world to me that you've chosen to take a peek at my portfolio. I look forward to seeing you and your family soon!​​​​​​​

Hugs, 

I'm Alyssum
(pronounced Uh-lih-some)

I'm so glad you are here

Alyssum

Photo credit: Ashley Hobel

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thank you!

Alyssum

Tell me about yourself and your family. Ask me your questions and tell me your ideas. I can't wait to hear from you and help you build a session that your family will treasure for lifetimes!
Hugs,

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FOODS FOR NURSING MOMS TO AVOID
48 HOURS BEFORE NEWBORN SESSION:

Acidic food/drinks such as:

Cranberries     Pineapple     Grapefruit
Oranges     Lemons     Berries
Tomatos     Chocolate     Nuts
Pizza     Chili     Mexican food     Ketchup

Gassy vegetables such as:

Asparagus     Onions     Pickles
Cucumbers     Broccoli     Cauliflower
Brussels Sprouts     Cabbage

Restrict soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer.

Sometimes dairy, depending on the baby.

I know this seems like a long list, but you only have your newborn's portraits taken once! It's not worth it to risk having a gassy or fussy baby who just can't settle. And in the event that your baby is still gassy, I always recommend keeping Gripe Water on hand. I know it was a lifesaver for me when my two were babies.