Workshop recap -Charleston, SC (attendee images)

Images taken by Caitlyn Motycka | Charleston based photographer

Alex has so beautifully thought out each moment of the Magically Mundane Workshop, it’s truly unlike any other experience in the motherhood photography field. She’s every bit as wonderful in person as you’d expect and speaks from her heart in the most encouraging and beautiful way. I left this workshop with more confidence in my film work, practical advice for documenting a family’s story, and even more importantly – perspective on running my business as a mother. Her unique and heartfelt process, both with the workshop and with clients, is seen so clearly in the work she shares and in the images her attendees create. 

-Caitlyn Motycka Photography

Images taken by Christina of Good Graces Photography | Charlotte, NC based

The Magically Mundane workshop was a memorable experience. Alex exudes graciousness and warmness and is so open and willing to share all of her knowledge, as well as her heart. I left feeling like not only had I gained a mentor and friend in Alex but in an entire community of women who also attended. It was truly a worthwhile experience.

-christina from Good Graces Photography

Images taken by Courtney Houck | Fresno, Ca based

“Alex’s Magically Mundane workshop is so perfectly named because it is everything she embodies in herself, her work, and her family. Everything Alex does is from the heart and with intention—she teaches that there is beauty when we slow down and in all of those mundane moments of slowness, memories are made. Her calm, but confident presence makes everyone feel at ease and l am forever grateful that she shared her heart and mind with me. I now feel freedom to capture my own version of magic in all of the mundane moments.”

-Courtney Houk

 

Images taken by Grace Paul | Nashville based

I’ve followed Alex for a while and knew her workshop was the perfect opportunity when my creative heart needed a refresh. She is an excellent teacher with a genuine interest in who she mentors. After her workshop I am more confident in running my business in a way that’s right for me. I have more family time, raised my prices and am booked MONTHS in advance. If you have doubts, put them aside, you won’t regret learning from this inspiring mama!
-Grace Paul

images taken by Hannah Giddings | Charleston based

Taking a workshop with Alex is so inspirational! Aside from Alex being the kindest, most thoughtful person you’ll ever meet, I came away from the Magically Mundane Workshop inspired, more creative, and a better photographer. She pushed me to think outside of the box in my photography and also affirmed my desire to prioritize my family. I would 100% take another workshop from Alex in the future and absolutely love learning from her! 

-Hannah Lane


Images by Jennifer Beck | Based in Savanah, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Bluffton

“I knew I was in for a treat when I decided to book one of Alex’s workshop spots in Charleston and boy did it live up to every expectation! From heartfelt conversations to making a new friend in her {and with the other attendees} and to just being an open book, Alex made me {and everyone} feel at ease and created a safe/easy space for learning, questions, and content! Not to mention that of course the styled sessions were planned perfectly with gorgeous families and my only complaint is that we didn’t all have more time together. Highly recommend to anyone that is on the fence or looking to book — you won’t be disappointed!”
-Jennifer Beck

 

Images taken by Kristen Howell | Based in Fort Worth, TX

“The workshop was so inspiring and challenged us to really look at who we are and why we create. I loved watching Alex work and getting to work alongside her! It was a wonderful creative reset and a really special experience.”
-Kristen Howell

Images by Kristie Lloyd | Based in Franklin, TN

“From the very first time I stumbled upon Alex’s feed, her gentle spirit and love for all things motherhood resonated deeply with my own mama heart. The Magically Mundane workshop she led in Charleston absolutely filled my cup and fed my creative spirit. I left feeling inspired to allow more of myself and my own motherhood to reflect into the moments I capture for clients. Even more so, however, it challenged me in my own motherhood journey – to be more present, more intentional, more aware.”
-Kristie Lloyd

Images by Lynnd Gunter | Columbia, SC based

Images taken by Marisa Kinney | Based near Mechanicsburg, PA

“Alex was everything I thought she would be and more! Not only do I admire her photography work, but enjoy following along in her motherhood journey as well. She was so transparent and helpful about her business and provided so many insightful tips and tools for film users as well as digital. The two sessions she planned for us were beautiful and I enjoyed getting to see her work in action as well as the many other talented photographers there. I absolutely would recommend this workshop to anyone! I came home feeling refreshed, inspired and ready to take my business to the next level.”
-Marisa Kinney

 

Images by Shantel Gull | Based in Southern California

images by Tracy Marie | based in Berkshire county

“The Magically Mundane Workshop was a fulfilling experience. Alex gave me the knowledge and confidence to slow down the digital world of photography and to inspire my work with purity of intentions. To build deep connections within myself and to whom I will capture.” – Tracy Stoddard

 

 

*thank you to the lovely families who modeled for us! Amaris and family for modeling for our outdoor shoot, and Nilay and her family for modeling for our indoor portion!

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    workshop recap- Waco, Tx (attendee images)

    Waco was my first Magically Mundane workshop since 2019 because the two I had scheduled for 2020 didn’t happen… and that sure made it all the sweeter!  It was so wonderful to come together with six other amazing photographers from around the country, to be inspired and encouraged by one another. We all left with full hearts and new friends.

    Thank you to our wonderful portfolio shoot models and their families, Gala Hemphill and Carolynn Siebert.

    (top image taken by Emma Harms Photography)

     

    Images by attendee Alice Claire Photography | Birmingham + 30a based

    “The Magically Mundane Workshop is perfectly named because there is always a little magic present when learning from Alex. Her soulful approach to photography is beyond inspiring!”

    -Alice Thigpen

    Images by attendee Elle Boone | Waco, Tx based

    Images taken by attendee Emma Harms Photography | Iowa Based

    “The Magically Mundane workshop was such an absolute breath of fresh air! Alex’s demeanor is so calming and gentle–yet confident and stoic. For someone like me who comes into family sessions feeling like I need to be exuding an overly excited energy, Alex really taught me to slow down and open my eyes to what really is unfolding before me. And that’s when the MAGIC really happens. When we slow down, see, connect, and feel what is right in front of us, that’s when we can make any mundane moment truly magical.”

    -Emma Harms

    Images taken by Lillie Duncan | Based in Arizona + Dallas

    Over these last few years, the goodness and beauty Alex has shared online and with others has paralleled with my own journey into rest, simplicity, and a deeper sense of beauty in life. How Alex views the world is through the lens of love and wonder, especially for the most overlooked parts of motherhood. She gives voice and image to the moments that are so easily passed by. Alex’s Magically Mundane worksop is an extension and beautiful authentic representation of who Alex is and what she brings to life around her and out of others. Every discussion, every topic,  every shoot, every detail of the worksop was created and cultivated with intention. 

    There are not many people in this world that make you feel at home within your own art and skill set, but Alex does in so many ways. This workshop gave me the permission and freedom to capture and offer the type of photography that moves my heart and brings life back to my work. I am forever grateful. 

    -Lillie Duncan

    Images taken by Cheyenne Lea Photography | Dallas based

    The workshop came at a time when I was wrestling with how to balance jumping back into my business while also continuing to serve my family well. Alex does both of these so incredibly well and makes it look effortless in the process. After learning her heart behind capturing families and motherhood, I was encouraged to photograph what I find beautiful rather than what I hoped would look beautiful in an Instagram grid. So Alex, thank you for helping me find my passion again for creating beautiful images!

    -Cheyenne Secrist

     

    Images taken by Alan Phillip | Miami Based

    Just got back from your #magicallymundaneworkshop with a grateful heart! It was not only a photography workshop, but a safe space where we were allowed to let go of our doubts and fears! Alex’s concepts of motherhood photography is so unique, and her calm and easy going approach of life and motherhood is evident in her work. That same serene and peaceful approach is felt throughout the entire workshop! This workshop was a game changer for my life business! It gave me the permission to be me, to run my business the way I want to run it, to let go of perfectionism, to just sit back, observe, be story teller, and to capture my future clients as they are.

    Coming from a market where photography is go go go, this workshop opened my eyes to another side of photography I didn’t know existed. It gave me all the reassurance I needed! This workshop taught me that it’s okay to slow down, and that quality is better than quantity. Alex’s photographs have a special and effortless feel to them, and she made sure she shared all of her techniques and secrets to achieving emotion filled photographs. Alex made sure we were heard, felt, and seen! She was transparent, an open book, leaving no detail unnoticed! From the bottom of my heart, I just want to say thank you, and express my deepest gratitude to you! I will forever hold you and your workshop in my heart! Being a photographer for over a decade, you lit the fire back into my soul, and I can’t wait to apply everything I learned into my business, and LIFE!

    -Alan Phillip


    If you are craving an experience that will elevate your work, feed your soul as a creative and as a mother, and put you touch with an amazing likeminded community, then the Magically Mundane motherhood photography workshop is the perfect fit!

    And I will be holding one last workshop in September in San Diego! Registration opens this week so stay tuned!!

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    What a gift it was to photograph beautiful mama Gala and her sweet son for my Magically Mundane workshop in Waco, Texas this past March.

    The connection between them was unmatched and truly a blessing to witness and preserve for her.

    let’s explore | the Beal family

    I absolutely love exploring new places with families.  This beautiful family drove a few hours to meet me halfway in a new spot for both of us!  It was so much fun to explore with them, and to find little spots that were so beautiful and unique was such an added bonus.

    That being said…I will be offering a wide range of travel sessions over the next couple of months, all over the country!  More on that to come, but if you want to know if your city is on the list, shoot me an email and we can chat!

    (All images taken on Fuji 400h + Contax 645, and scanned by Goodman Film Lab)