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The Hotels The Alt Summit peeps knocked it out of the park by choosing Palm Springs, California as the most recent location to host the conference. The type of people that Alt attracts are drawn to at least one thing about Palm Springs, whether it’s the sunshine, the bright colors, the Mid-Century Modern vibes, the […]

Alt Summit 2019: The Hotels

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The struggle of returning to reality is real, yo. A few nights ago I returned home from Alt Summit and I’m trying to wrap my head around the experience so I can share it with you all. There’s really so much to tell, so the best way I can serve you is to break it […]

Alt Summit 2019: Post-Alt Wrap-Up + Blog Series

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(Because I’m a real procrastinator, alright?) Last year I submitted some images to the Shoot & Share Photo Contest and was lucky enough to have some of them place in the top 30% or higher. It’s easy to brush over accomplishments like this and assume that people won’t care. And maybe you won’t care. But […]

Shoot & Share Photo Contest Results… from 2018

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Bonjour, mes amies! Ever wander around your town or city and think “For the love of Crayola, why is every house white, beige, or gray when there are thousands of other colors to choose from?” I mean, honestly there’s no reason why our homes shouldn’t be a rainbow of colors as unique as the people […]

My Favorite Street in Paris

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Photography

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It’s been nearly two years since this event, but patience is the name of the game when it comes to getting work published! In December 2016, I partnered up with Julie Abrera of Beaumont House Design, and Elizabeth Mock of Modern Mercantile to co-host a Christmas wreath workshop in downtown Berryville, VA. When the workshop […]

Christmas Wreath Workshop with Beaumont House Design and Modern Mercantile

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The Quirk Hotel in Richmond, VA, is probably one of the most photogenic hotels in the state. With its vaulted ceilings (I think? I’m no architect.) and large windows, the space fills with light. Not to mention the stylish decor and pops of color everywhere…  it’s easy to see why the Quirk photographs extremely well. […]

Let’s have a sleepover at the Quirk Hotel!

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One of the fun things about getting to second shoot weddings with friends is that sometimes it turns into a work weekend away – a mix of business and leisure, but on the business card’s dime. Earlier this month I was set to second shoot with Krysta Norman down in Richmond, which is a good […]

Wedding Weekend at the Quirk Hotel

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That said, my bright-eyed dreams of being a California girl inspire my art from every angle. As a professional photographer I can't bring palm trees and warm sunsets to Virginia in January, but I can let those things play a role in my artwork.

I tend to favor a mix of pastel and bright colors reminiscent of southern California and the 1960s, wildflowers that might have been found in a hippie's flower crown, and lettering that has a little bit of flair to keep it whimsical.

Hi, I'm Alicia. 

In reality, I live hours from the ocean and my skin is pretty damn pale.

In my head, I'm a coastal girl with salty hair and sun-kissed skin.