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Photographer Spotlight: Alisha Toole Photography

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Hey There! Tell us about yourself! 
How did you get started in Photography?


I started photography at about the age of 9 and am now 22. I've always been consumed by nature and spent most of my time outdoors as a child. This led to my obsession for photographing wildlife and watching them intently. There is something so special about freezing a moment and creating and image knowing that moment is gone forever but the story lives on. I then began photographing my sisters trying so hard to imitate images from fashion magazines. I would wrap them in my mother's bathing suit cover ups and place the blow dryer front and center hoping for that "America's Next Top Model" shot and from then on I began my search to discover the type of photographer I have grown to be.

 

 

What Inspires You or how do you find Inspiration?


I feel that my passion for photography was innate. I can't even remember the day I decided I loved photography as it was so long ago. I am 22 years old and already know the path in which my future is taking and couldn't be more thrilled with the growth I feel I have made over the past 3 years since starting my business. I am overjoyed to have a constant reason to wake up every morning and feel so blessed that God gave me the eyes and hands to create.

 

On a typical shoot, what might we find with you?  
What's in your bag?

 


a bag containing yet another bag of 5 memory cards, and extra battery, a battery charger, Canon 5D mark II, 24-70 mm f2.8 & 50 mm f1.8, Canon 580 EX II Speedlite, white linen (for sitting poses and bride's dresses, candy and bubbles for the children's sessions, and most importantly, BUG SPRAY!

 

 

How would you describe your style?


I feel my style is very natural. I shoot 90% outdoors and try to avoid indoor sessions as I connect with nature so much more. I try to capture raw emotion or the "in between" shots from the set up ones. I like my images to be earthy whimsical, dreamy, rustic, vintage, classic, and timeless. I would say that my over arching theme for all of my portrait work would be connecting my models with nature in some form in order to become one with nature.

 

 

What is the best piece of advice you have received during your career?


Create your own visions. Don't watch what other's do, cultivate your own passions.

 

 

 

 

 Check out Alisha at http://alishatoolephotography.com 

Email Alisha at alishatoolephotography@gmail.com


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