About Me

Alyssa by Seth 2.2015-14

Hello!  My name is Alyssa Kapnik Samuel, and I’ve been photographing since I can remember.  My mom was also a professional photographer when she was young, and she was always generous with sharing her camera with me.  I’ve always loved taking pictures of people.  It’s such an immediate and beautiful way to connect with other humans.  Above all, I treasure candids and natural light.  I adore capturing moments between loved ones and dear friends.  Being a photographer is an incredibly special job, and I am honored to work with you and your loved ones.

Along with being a wedding and portrait photographer, I’m also an independent photojournalist and public radio producer and reporter.  I’ve reported on, among other things, the art and science of auctioneering, ice cream sandwiches, the conditions of dog shelters in San Francisco, and the majestic and endangered California Condor.

I am an adventurer, an amateur baker, and an exceedingly proud aunt. I’m also an expert on all things West Wing (the TV show, not the government place).  I win at Scrabble sometimes, and know the words to, like, lots of musicals. Probably there’s no correlation.  I live in East Atlanta with my adorable husband, our incredible baby, and our ridiculous cat and dog.

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