Hi, I’m Alyssa!
I am an Indigenous wife, mother and photographer.
My photography captures the stories of motherhood, Indigenous reconnection, nationhood, and our interconnectedness with land. I use the lens as a tool for myself, my children, clients and future generations to learn and share the brilliance and beauty of both culture and creation.
I feel an obligation to those before me to do my part to take care of what I have been given and a responsibility to the next generations to make things better. My goal through photography is to help others deepen their connection to Mother Earth and to raise an awareness for ways we can improve. I want those who see my pictures and hear my stories to be inspired to kick off their shoes off and feel the ground on their feet, to watch the birds or simply marvel in the hidden beauty of the roadside chicory.
I want to make people fall in love with nature. I believe that’s as good as place to start as any.
Besides taking pictures, you’ll find me regularly hiking, kayaking, biking, birding and working in the garden (usually with my kids). I am rarely spotted without a camera or a set of binoculars. I love the smell of woodsmoke in the fall and sound of the spring peepers. My favourite book is likely the Peterson’s Field Guide to the Birds and “Lost together” by Blue Rodeo is my favourite song. I live for the slow moments, authentic connections and I am fuelled by coffee and creativity.
You can find my work published in Canadian Geographic, Home in Canada, The Centre for Humans and Nature and I am part of the 400 Years project.
Don't be shy to reach out and say hi!!