Monday, December 8, 2008

Mason and Baylee

This past weekend I had the privilege of taking pictures of Mason and Baylee! We had a little trouble shooting inside. No one wanted their picture taken, but as soon as we got outside not only were they much more happy, but they actually liked the camera! They were not pleased when we had to go inside for a few more pictures. It was so much fun to watch them run and play! Sonya, thank you so much for letting me take pictures of your family!

I love the little crumbs on his face. He was having a snack before we went outside!

Trying to touch the camera!

Love his cowboy hat!

That's all for today! Have a wonderful Christmas Season!


Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Just a quick update!

Here are a fcouple pictures from the session I did on Thanksgiving! Aren't they all so cute? I'm working away on this session to have it done before Christmas, and I have another session on Friday, and then another mini session on the thirteenth! Things are starting to pick up. All of these sessions are back home. What's with that? As soon as I leave I'm getting sessions! I love it, though! It's the beautiful Christmas season, and I am so thankful to be able to do something I am so passionate about! Have a wonderful Holiday season!!!

Isn't he gorgeous?

The whole gang!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, November 10, 2008

New Template

Hey Everyone,

I've decided to try out a new blog template. I was tired of having my photos cut off when they were a little bigger than normal. Nothing is worse than seeing part of a photo. This template allows me to stretch the page. Your thoughts would be so much help and much appreciated! I hope you are having a great start to the week!


Sunday, November 9, 2008


It seems like it's been decades since I last posted, and I'm feeling really terrible. Things have been absolutely nuts around here, but finally, I think we are in one place for awhile and Josh and I can start putting down roots. After almost a year of marriage (Nov. 24) we will finally be able to say that we have a permanent address and that yes, we will be able to find our way out of the never ending mound of boxes and start living our lives.

With all the craziness I haven't been able to really take any new photos. I've been packing and unpacking and then I left my camera at my mother's house while we were living in a hotel. There was no way I was leaving my camera gear in a hotel. What if someone broke in and stole it. Where would I be then? So, needless to say, I don't really have any new photos, other than from a few sessions I have done, and a wonderful visit from our friend Danae and her daughter (our niece) Abbeigh. If you've already looked at my Flickr, these will be old news, so bare with me.

So, the new adventure for us, besides getting settled, paying rent in this apartment, and trying to survive, is me finding a job. Not cool. Not that I don't like to work, I do, I just want to be at home around the same time as Josh. We're newly married, and I know I can't be picky,but I'm pretty picky about everything. I hate to admit it, but I think I'm spoiled. I had the same job for almost 5 years, which I loved, but I didn't ever have to venture out and find something new. When I'm not more in control, I get nervous... I love being my own boss, but I don't know anyone down here, so I need to figure out how to meet people and get this photography business off the ground. FINALLY, I can say that, "Yes, I will be here in a couple months if you want to schedule a session." Not, "Oh, well I dont know where I will be next week for sure." Those kind of words are not really good for business. So, if you are reading this, and you are in the Kelso, Longview Washington area. Contact me on here or my email. I would love to get together and do a session.

Alright, enough with the shameless self promotion, I will get to a couple of pictures!

This is from our visit with Danae and Abbeigh.
Josh just loved Abbeigh so much!

Josh took this while I was holding Abbeigh. She looks a little worried here.
My favorite photo from the day.

Getting held by so many people, and being so cute is really hard work.
This was right before Danae, her mom and Abbeigh left.

My new favorite from Megan and Scott's session. This couple is seriously beautiful.

I love baby shoes! I love baby everything really.

Cute right?

And that is what I have been up to! I hope you have a great week this week!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Megan and Scott

Things have been a little slow for me since Josh and I got home, and I've been dying to get out and do a session. This nice spurt of weather that we are having has inspired me so much, and I had no sessions scheduled to use all my ideas on! I asked mine and Josh's friend Megan if she would like to come out and model for me with her boyfriend Scott, and she jumped at the chance. I'm so glad she agreed to do the session. I was as excited as she was for the session. Scott wasn't too impressed, but he was definitely a trooper and I think made it through the session alright. I tried something different this session since I was just out to practice and learn a few more things! (Yes the photos are supposed to be sunny and such. =)Megan and Scott are such a beautiful couple there isn't a bad picture in the bunch. Thank you so much Megan and Scott for taking the time to come out and shoot with me. You are both wonderful. I hope you enjoy a sneak peek at the pictures.

Thank you so much again, Megan and Scott!

Have a wonderful day!


Monday, September 15, 2008

Seniors, Seniors, Seniors!

If you are in the Grays Harbor Area, especially in Montesano contact me about Senior photos! Come have fun at your session and we will capture the real you! Send me an email at: to get more information. I'm looking for sessions to do! I want to take advantage of this nice weather, and you should to!

Have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Biz Cards

o, I've always been one of those people that is pretty easily excited and pretty easily pleased. Gift giving for me should be easy. I get excited about the packaging and boxes that my presents come in, so imagine the unbridled excitement when I finished the design for my new business cards. I had to text my sister-in-law in Idaho just so she could see it. I've looked at the photo that will grace the back of my cards so many times I can't even begin to count. I won't have them for a couple weeks, but I am giddy with excitement. Here is a photo of the back of my card if you want to take a peek!

Biz Card (back)

Friday, August 15, 2008


Hey All!

So it's been awhile again since the last time I posted on here. It's been craziness for me and Josh for the last few weeks. It is crazy even being home, but I got to take some time out of the craziness to photograph an awesome girl that graduates this coming year with my brother. I feel so old! Rachelle is so awesome. We had so much fun! We laid in the grass (I ended up getting a rash! I always do) and it was blazing and muggy. After our session we ran in to the coffee shop to get some delicious drinks! They totally hit the spot! Thank you Rachelle for being so open to all the things I wanted to try and thanks for all your ideas! I hope you like these! If you want to see them bigger go to my flickr account, I don't know why I cant get the horizontal ones large!

God Bless!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

In The World Of Alyssa Lillegard Photography

So, as you can see I've changed my header again, and this time I like it, but I need to add a few more pictures to the end to make it bigger. Thanks to Elizabeth who told me how to do it! It took me awhile to get it how I like it, but I think its nice. Lots of things are going on right now! I'm trying to get a few sessions set while Josh and I are home for a bit. So, if you are interested then take advantage ASAP! Prices and products will be changing after I leave. There will be an official post of what else is going on (session price change and such). Send me an Email if you are interested in Sr. Photos, Family sessions etc. at I would love to set up a session with you!

God Bless!


Thursday, July 24, 2008


So, I've been thinking alot about Europe lately, and how I can't believe that it's been over a year since I left. I talk about Europe alot, not only because I love it, but because it was a time of such self discovery. I talked to a very nice lady on my plane ride from Portland to Boise last weekend, the last leg of my trip home. I had mentioned something about Europe, and we got to talking about different places in Europe. I don't meet very many people who have been to Europe, so it was nice to hear someone elses take on their adventures there. I don't have much to blog about today, so I thought I would share one of my most favorite pictures from the whole trip. This picture was taken in Rome at one of the museums along the way to the Sistine Chapel. There are so many museums that by the time we got to the Sistine Chapel we were too tired to stay any more than a few minutes. When I miss Europe, I look at this picture and it reminds me of our time in not only Rome but Paris as well.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


So, I'm a huge fan of everything paper, and I'm pretty sure I have said that before. I love stationary, cards, wallpaper (it has to be cool) wrapping paper. I have to have it all. So, when I send someone photos I head out to find something cool to wrap it up in. I'm really liking this one, but I don't know about all that pink. I'm not really huge on pink and I'm thinking I might go a little more gender neutral. Although, I have been more in the pink mode lately. Probably because it's summer! I love looking for paper, so I'm on the hunt for other stuff too! Let me know what you think about this one...

Packaging (1)

Packaging (2)

Let me know what you think!!

God Bless!


Check It Out!

The first of new blogs for my sad little photography blog here. Not much to say today. I've got stuff to do today. Need to start getting things organized here to start packin' up! I have to mail some photos, so I will take a picture of the pretty paper I picked out for this packaging. I'm in the process of choosing things for my business. Anyway, that's boring stuff for you! Here is the same picture that you saw yesterday, and a new one to keep you coming back to the photography blog... Not just our personal blog. Here we go!

Revamp pic

love me

Monday, March 24, 2008

Finished ahead of schedule!

And that doesn't happen often. I usually just make it by seconds. I finished editing Miss Bentley's photos two days before I said I would have them done. I delivered them, by hand, might I add, a whole day before I had planned. Ashley, if you read this, I'm sorry. I've always worked better under pressure. I need that adrenaline rush, and that terror of not getting done when I say I'm going to. Anyway, here is the finished product, all wrapped up in a box with a pretty little tag on it. I love boxes and everything paper, so I wanted something cute. I hope you like it:

I took this as we were running out the door at 6:05 in the morning. Terrible lighting, sorry. I felt so accomplished that day. Hope you all have a wonderful day!


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Hopefully, Coming Soon

There is so much I want to be doing, but without my laptop it's a little hard to do! My laptop is being looked at, so I haven't been able to post a few photos that will be available for fine art prints, and I'm waiting around to edit the rest of the photos from the photoshoot a couple weeks ago. I might just have to load them onto my mom's computer. Anyway, for the very few who read this, I'm trying!:)



Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Introducing Miss Bentley

This little one is such a beautiful little girl, so photogenic, but so difficult to take pictures of! Bentley so did not want me to take pictures of her. Her mom, just wanted some pretty shots of her little girl before she got any bigger. We got some shots, not as many as I would have liked, but when you photograph children, nothing is ever certain. It's an adventure with children, that much I know. Here are a few shots from the photo shoot.


Daddy and Bentley

She is one beautiful baby isn't she? Such a joy. Have a great Tuesday!


Monday, February 25, 2008

Fine Art Prints

A few fine art print photos will be posted tonight! Check them out later!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Miss Bentley

I had my photoshoot with the beautiful Miss Bentley and her parents today. What a treat. As most of us know either it's a good day to take a picture, or a bad one! Today Bentley was not having anything to do with the camera. While I got some shots I did like, I'm going back during the week to get the shots I went for! She is so beautiful, as are her parents! I will have a little sneak peek of Miss Bentley soon!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

A New Photoshoot Soon!

I haven't posted here in ages, anything of any quality anyway, but I am so excited to say that I have a newborn I will be photographing in two weeks. Hopefully, I will be able to post some new stuff soon! I am so excited. I love babies!

Hope to write soon!

Have a blessed day