Celebrate Your Life

If you have lived long enough, no doubt you will overcome a monumental challenge in life. Do you ever look back in awe of over how far you have come? It could be earning a college degree.  Or success in business… facing your fears…  reaching for your dreams… beating a terrifying illness…  getting out of an abusive relationship…. or just surviving life.  Whatever it is, you are fierce, strong, tenacious, brave, and beautiful.  Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Different chapters in life hold special characteristics in our memories.  I know certain songs can take me right back to specific times in my life. So can photographs. What photographs do you cherish from these significant times?  Do you have a gorgeous photograph of yourself to look back on as a reminder of how courageous and exquisite you are?




Simple Makeup for Travel and Everyday



With everyone’s lives being so busy, I think we long for simplicity wherever we can find it.  As elusive as simplicity can be, I think I did find it in a makeup palette! This adorable set has nine eye shadows, two blushes, a matte bronzer,  one highlighter and two lip colors.  I think one key to saving time on makeup application is to avoid digging through your stash looking for what you want. Imagine just pulling out the one item and knocking out the eye, contour, cheek, and lip process all at once! The other day I took a selfie so you can see how I might create a simple look for work. This is also the palette I plan on taking to Italy with me. I heard palettes can crack during the trip, so I think I’ll lay a couple pieces of tissue paper between the flap and makeup then place in a bubble wrap sleeve. I’ll let you know how that goes! For a limited time, I’ll be carrying this adorable palette at The Mix Salon. $40




Fine Art Portraits

I had the opportunity to photograph Dina Juve recently.  Not only is she stunning, she is also a successful business woman, fitness professional, and loving wife and mother.  She is  very generous in giving credit to those who have helped her professionally in life and eager to share her knowledge with others.  Her elegance and virtue  clearly shine from within.

When we shared ideas for her shoot we had many themes planned, but one of my favorite sets were along the lines of Fine Art Portraiture.

Black and white photography, fitness, beauty, glamour
Elegant fine art black and white portrait

The artistic nature of this style really lends itself to being displayed in your home. We can capture just a sliver of light along your curves which is subtle and sophisticated. Black and white photographs also embody a timeless, modern elegance.

So if you want something a little different, keep this in mind. Together we can create a true masterpiece.

– Alicia


More Than A Pretty Face

There is something so precious about owning gorgeous photographs of yourself.  Don’t ignore that longing to be beautiful.  Embrace it.  This isn’t just about being a pretty face. This is about revealing a little bit of your soul. The key is to discover what speaks to your heart.  How do you want to be see yourself?    Your glamorous side?  Strength?  Tenacity? Sweetness?  Creativity? Or do you just want to celebrate a private accomplishment, milestone, and chapter to your life? The options are endless but only you can answer that question.  Look within and tell me what you love about yourself.  Once you find the answer, give me a call, and we will design the photo shoot you’ve always dreamed of.


Ideas to get you started:

Rent a gorgeous gown

Buy some delicate lingerie

Wear your favorite jeans

Wrap yourself in a thick, cozy blanket

Cover yourself in flowers

Wear your wedding gown again

Put together a cute pinup outfit

Show off your tattoos