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I am originally from Seattle, but my fianc√© and I moved to Portland in the summer of 2018 to try out a new city. I seriously never want to leave; Portland is our forever home, and I know it will be the place we put down roots and start a family (+ adopt a dog!) 

In my free time you can find me making a mess in the kitchen, testing out a new recipe for my cookbook, or hiking anywhere in the PNW with friends. I live for dinner parties and long summer nights + enjoy a glass of red wine or a good citrus IPA. I have a deep obsession with any/all dogs. I will cross a bustling street to meet your pooch, then have a full blown conversation with him/her until Evan friendly reminds me that the owner has a name too and has to get on with their day. I am the kinda person that will go to three different grocery stores to curate my meals for the week. I oddly enjoy grocery stores and meal prep, especially Trader Joes (my home away from home!) I am the ultimate minimalist and am 100 percent happy having less clutter, as it seems to give me more mental space to live life to the fullest

I'm part introvert - I enjoy spending quiet time alone - reading, cleaning, reflecting, cooking, spending time with Evan (my dude). But when I'm working I have a lot to say and allow a more extroverted side of me to come out. I love to make my couples feel comfortable by giving lots of direction and encouragement but also know when it's appropriate to take a step back and let moments unfold naturally.

I'm the ultimate empath; I feel all the feels and cry at every wedding I shoot. I enjoy traveling but miss my man when I'm gone and hope to book more local weddings in Portland for 2021! If you've read this far, you're a rockstar. I'm so excited you're taking the time to learn about me and can't wait to connect and learn more about you.

I get choked up listening to Macklemore songs or watching YouTube videos of military homecomings. I'm someone who feels human connection deeply and I care about the people that surround me, including clients, loved ones and dear friends. I'm the kind of person that makes friends with an 80 year old woman at Trader Joes, (after talking about which hummus to buy for 15 minutes), and if you check back weeks later, I've most likely joined her book club or knitting group. I let people in when I'm driving and smile at strangers passing by on the street. I am Alexandra Celia, a gal with a big heart and I'd like to think that shows in the work that I do with couples and families. 

a bit about me