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Meet Alyssa

headshot alyssaAlyssa is the owner and photographer of Lifeology Photography. For 3 years, she has enjoyed working with families and capturing their special moments. Some of the most touching and powerful images are the quiet lifestyle outakes. Being able to give families powerful images of loved ones is what she enjoys most with photography. She realized how incredibly powerful images such as this can be, when a dear friend, coworker, and parent of one of her students allowed her to photograph her while she was in remission with pancreatic cancer. These images became a symbol of power, strength, hope, and peace to many as they celebrated and remembered her life when she was finally at peace from her pain. Alyssa still carries a small piece of that image with her every day, a small silver necklace reading ‘hope’, the single powerful word which the friend described as her journey through the difficult moments. This small key helps to remind Alyssa and others, all difficult journeys can be endured, if we continue to hope. Being a part of such an organization as a little rae of hope, allows Alyssa to continue to provide those moments to many more families and continue to provide hope for all.

When Alyssa is not behind the camera, she is teaching a classroom full of middle school students, chasing her own three kiddos, or continuing her running and training for her half marathons she enjoys as her quiet ‘me’ time.
Alyssa’s work with a little rae of hope is done in memory of her friend, Laura.
She is one of the many reasons Alyssa wanted to be such an active part of a little rae of hope.
Laura was freed from her pain in Spring of 2013 but left behind three teenage children.