I feel like it took me forever to get to the point of actually sitting down and blogging, but so is life.
In case you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram, my name is Alisa and I am the photographer behind Alisa Duenas Photography. I am a single mother to 4 boys, and I live in Chico, CA. I’ve been photographing families, and weddings professionally since 2012. The more I photograph people, the more I want the viewer to feel something when they look at the image. I try to stay away from posing and everyone looking at the camera, because that doesn’t make you feel anything. It’s static. It could be anyone. But if I can bring out your personality, your truest smile, the way you touch and hold your children, then I have done my job. I have truly created a personal connection between you and your posterity. This is the opportunity to capture the true essence of you within the confines of 4 edges.
I have high expectations for this blog, because there is so much I have to say on the topic of photography, family, and life in general. Photography is a true love of mine and it has been for many years now. Without going into too much detail on this first post, I have been photographing people since I got a disposable camera at the age of 12 or so. It wasn’t anything artistic at first, I just loved the idea of freezing a moment in time, forever. Evidence of a life lived. That I, and all those that I love, existed.
My knowledge and style have changed dramatically over the years, and I am still passionate about learning more in this field. It has become a personal mission for me to document families in sweet, intimate moments. I will go into my “why” in another post. But for now, know that I am finally here and I have so much to share with you all. My blog posts will not be lengthy, but they will have purpose. So thank you for following along with me on this journey. Especially since I am just getting started.
Love to you.
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