A L E X A N D R I A    S M I T H

It’s raw and it’s precious. It’s early mornings, and late nights. It’s messy and profound. It’s giving your whole heart without expecting anything in return. Motherhood is healing wounds, soothing hard feelings. It’s filling your cup to the brim and letting it overflow. We as mothers, need photographs.  We need to be present in them as well. It’s a necessary reminder of the magically mundane that we live day in and day out.

Often times, when I’m walking hand in hand with my oldest, tickling my little boy as he erupts in giggles, or rocking my sweet baby to sleep, I wish I could freeze those fleeting moments, because the thought of forgetting what they feel like, is almost too much for me to bear.

This is why I adore photographing your love stories. Because these moments pass like a leaf on the wind, and photographs are the only reminders we have of these precious moments that shape so much of our lives.

Whether you just welcomed your first baby Earthside, or find yourself in the throes of navigating the teenage years, I want to capture this season for you. The one that you’re living today, because motherhood is an ever changing adventure, and you will never regret having tangible reminders of you with your family just as that looks and feels right now.

If you want to forever be reminded of those heartfelt, authentic, organic moments between you and the ones you love the most… those are the moments I want to preserve for you. The subtle nuances and big in your face moments of love and life, that you’ll want to look back on and feel. Because happiness, joy, contentment, it all comes from those we share our lives with, those we spend the day to day loving and forgiving, teaching and learning; they are our home. That safe place we come to rest our weary hearts and feed our curious minds. Home is more than just brick and mortar. And home doesn’t have to look a certain way to be beautiful…just like families. I would love to preserve your heart, your home, your forever loves, in the most beautiful, meaningful way.

I am based in California’s Central Valley and available for travel. I shoot natural light, lifestyle portraits for people who love each other a lot. I adore film photography and it’s gorgeous soulful quality.

I’ve been honored to have my work published in Style Me Pretty, Fount Collective, Belle Lumiere Magazine, Cottage Hill Magazine, and Glitter Guide, among others.

I live in a little country house in an almond orchard with my handsome farmer and our three little loves. I love to write, homeschool our babies, and I adore cooking up meals using the beautiful offerings from our garden and laying hens. I am the undeserving recipient of God’s endless grace, and I watch an inordinate amount of The Great British Baking Show.

(image by Evelyn Barkey)