Hi! I’m Alyssa Filkins. I have been a professional photographer in the Athens, GA area since 2009. I’m very laid-back, friendly, and easy-going but also professional. I value the time and money you put into your photo session and will make the most of it!
I don’t just pose kids and ask them to smile – I play with them and do what I can to produce their *real* smiles. That’s very important to me! I like to keep my sessions relaxed and stress-free for the children and the parents. Happy people = happy photos!
Just a little about me... I was born in Athens, GA and currently live in Madison County. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for sixteen years, and we have a little girl (eleven years old) and a little boy (nine years old). I worked in a fantastic preschool for many years, and I really enjoyed being around the little ones. I received a computer specialist degree from Athens Technical College and had a great job for years after that. Then we decided I would stay home to care for our children for a few years.
When our first child was born, I was so disappointed in the photos I took of her. We bought a new camera, just for better personal snapshots. I never imagined I could actually become a professional photographer, even though it’s something I had always wanted to do. It seemed out of reach and impossible, but I started reading books, watching tutorials, and participating in numerous online workshops. In 2009, I started taking in a few clients.
Here I am ten years later! I decided to make my dream a reality, and now it is my job.
I believe strongly that everyone should have beautiful photos, and I try to keep my session and print prices affordable. I love to capture real smiles. I love to capture in-between moments. Mostly, I just love capturing faces and personalities. Every single person is unique and beautiful and has their own story and their own expressions, and to me that is amazing. So that’s my story. I would love to hear yours! Please feel free to contact me. I look forward to meeting with you and capturing your moments to cherish for a lifetime!
Feel free to email me any time! I try to respond to all emails within 24 hours.
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