FEATURED LOVE STORIES
MIKE & MORGAN'S CINEMATIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN SYLVAN PARK
Mike & Morgan welcomed me into their home on a Thursday afternoon for their engagement shoot. The conversation flowed easy and our acquaintance quickly deepened to rich friendship, which kept their session relaxed and down-to-earth. The hours melted away and I left feeling as though I had just witnessed the a beautiful indie film from start to dreamy finish.
BEN & RACHEL'S NOSTALGIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN HILLSBORO VILLAGE
Ben & Rachel create together, laugh together, and love together with every fiber of their beings. For their engagement session, we spent a cool spring afternoon tracing their history: the place where they met, the alleyway where they first kissed, and the college where they both graduated. With a quiet joy and reverent nostalgia, they shared their beginnings with me, and I was humbled to document their love story.
RYAN & ALAYNA’S 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY SESSION AT HARLINSDALE PARK
Ryan & Alayna celebrated one year of marriage in their hometown of Franklin, TN, with a session at the park where he proposed. The autumn air was clear, and the sunset perfection. This was the session that stopped me in my tracks and redirected my future to photographing love stories. As my first-ever couple sessions, they trusted me with a beautiful collection of intimate moments from the heart.
I believe the true beauty of a portrait is made by capturing you as you are. In your session, we will embrace raw beauty over perfection; true feeling over staged emotion; and timeless romance over passing trends.
Romance is your medium, and your session is a time of creativity for you and your significant other - an opportunity to be present over perfect. Our time together will be entirely dedicated to documenting your relationship in its purest form.
Your wedding photographer is with you from the moment you begin preparations to the final send-off. My primary goal is to make sure I am serving you and yours the very best by being engaged in your day and collaborative with your vision as both a friend and a professional.
Photographs are heirlooms to be shared with the generations, be they print or digital. The smallest of details make your day yours, and I’m always looking for the quiet moments that make the legacy of your day. Your love story is a saga and deserves to be told as one.
Your story deserves documenting.
I launched Alyssa Jiosa Photographs three weeks before my own wedding. Our elopement plans were being finalized, I was working full-time for an aerial photography company, and my car’s muffler had just fallen off. Life was crazy. The timing was crazy. It didn’t make sense.
But it had been my dream for almost two years. Until 2018, I had only shot the occasional wedding for family and friends, and then clients started inquiring and my dreams shifted. See, my adventuresome spirit had been romanced by my husband. I wasn’t looking for a relationship when we meet in Port-au-Prince in the summer of 2013. I was determined to dedicate myself to photojournalism with everything in me, and thought that left no room for anything - or anyone - else. But he pursued me through my stubborn one-track goal and I fell in love… not just with him, but with the raw, powerful beauty of romance.
And so Love Stories was created. Built on the foundation of my experiences - from photography, to travel, to falling in love - it includes so many parts of me. My admiration for classic photographers, for example, is frequently observed in my black and whites. My experience in studio is also visible in my work, as I replicate lighting styles using available light. My expeditions through Africa, the Caribbean, South & Central America, and Europe with a camera in hand all taught me to document the details that make a moment singular. And, most importantly, my very best friend - who taught me romance is worth commemorating.
Nathan has supported my photography with a passion equal to my own, and our relationship has doubled my dreams for my work. Photojournalism will always hold a place in my heart, but now your love story is my passion. Why? Because it’s just as beautiful as ours, and it deserves memorializing.