It's been 5 years since I took that first step towards becoming a full time photographer. I've heard it said that if you can make it past that 5 year mark then you're going to make it in this industry. I can never attempt to explain to all of you how creating images and seeing things through that filter has saved me. Saved me emotionally, physically and spiritually. There is something magical about light and imagery and emotion and how they all collide in that split second when I squeeze the shutter release. Little did I know that when I took that first paying gig, it was God equipping me for the trials that were ahead for me and my children. Dark times followed, as many of you know. If it wasn't for this career and talent that He handed to me, then I don't know how we would've made it. So when I say "it saved me"... I mean that in the most LITERAL sense of the word. It fed us, clothed us and kept the lights on. It took me out of my own heartbreak and loss and opened my eyes to new love and new life and beauty and family. It forced me to shut out all the hurt and see what God is doing around me. How could I possibly wallow in grief when I was surrounded with beauty and joy?

And now, here I am, launching a new website and a new chapter for me. I'm overwhelmed with how far I've come and how much I've learned. I'm so thankful for those of you who supported me over the years. Jarrett Gaza,Myrick CowartKristen Bevans Weigel and my marketing queen Joy Morris! I would never be where I am without these amazing people who invested time in me and helping me become 'alyson rae FOTO'

The icing on the cake is I get to start this new journey with my best friend by my side. Todd has taken me by the hand and lovingly supported me in the most beautiful way imaginable. Into this new phase, he's brought his incredible talents, his business sense and his vision. The result is 'Sunny Foxx' And I'm so very proud of where we are headed... together.

Sunny (Aly Rae) - brightness or radiance; cheerfulness or happiness; a sunny disposition.

Foxx (Todd) - in English, the meaning of Todd is Fox; a Scottish nickname meaning a clever or wily person.

The 'about' section on our new website is deeply personal and explains why we do what we do. 

We can't wait to photograph you. 

 

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