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. Photographing other humans is such an immediate and beautiful way to connect.
Above all, I treasure candids and natural light. I adore capturing moments, big and small, between loved ones. Being a photographer is an incredibly special job, and I am honored to work with you and your family.
I've learned over time that a great photograph isn't just about what a moment looks like, but what it feels like. How it feels to be so deeply in love with your babe, or your partner. How it feels to rest your face on theirs. The calm you feel when you wrap your arms around them. A great photograph has the power to remind you what it is like to be in this very moment right now.
In addition to being a photographer, I am also an adventurer, a conservationist, and an exceedingly proud mama. 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 Denver with my adorable husband, our incredible little boy, and our ridiculous cat and dog.
To see my photojournalism work, visit alyssasamuel.com.