I'm inclined to say that I specialize in wedding photography. I mean it makes sense. Shooting couples is my favorite. But photography is this fascinating form of art that presents itself in many different ways and I will never turn down work because it isn't couples. I am constantly feeling uplifted, grateful and fulfilled by all sorts of photo work. I dabble in families, enjoy working with brands, and occasionally shoot more lifestyle imagery of individuals. I even dream of dipping my toes into food photography someday. I'm a believer that as I grow and evolve in this business my work might evolve too, and that's ok by me! So if you aren't getting married but rather have a vision for your shoot that you think that I could bring to life, don't hesitate to reach out.
I live in Portland Oregon with my fiancé and our dog. Just kidding we have no dogs but just you wait, we will. We are new to the area, originally from Seattle, and I am so eager to explore the ins and outs of this city. 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. I'm a beer drinker. Especially citrus IPA's. Anyone else? I have a dog problem. Well I don't think it's a problem. But others might. I will cross a bustling street to meet your pooch. Then have a full blown conversation with him/her until my man friendly reminds me that the owner has a name too and has to get on with their day.
I'm part introvert - I enjoy spending quiet time alone - reading, cleaning, reflecting, cooking, spending time with Evan. 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. I'm the ultimate empath. I feel all the feels and cry at almost every wedding I shoot. You can also find me crying while editing because reliving significant moments of people's lives just gets me good. 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 (tj's, met market, whole foods wasup!) and meal prep. I am the ultimate minimalist and am 100 percent happy having only a few shirts and minimal clutter as it seems to give me more mental space to live life to the fullest. I enjoy traveling but miss my man when I'm gone and hope to book more local weddings in Portland for 2020/2021! 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!
I get choked up listening to Macklemore songs or watching YouTube videos of military homecomings. I'm someone who truly cares about the people that surround me and live to create new relationships and strengthen existing ones. I'm the kinda person that makes friends with an 80 year old woman at Trader Joes after talking about which hummus to buy for 20 minutes. And if you check back in 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 both couples, families and individuals.