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AYH Photography
AYH Photography

AYH Photography

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Introduction: I am a Chicago based photographer who loves capturing people, their life moments, and the interesting places and backstories they come from. I was born and raised in Nahant, Massachusetts, a quaint, close-knit beach town just north of Boston and spent every summer and holiday in the Florida Keys. Growing up in these unique and scenic parts of the East Coast, I always loved capturing the beauty in them. My love for photography began in high school while taking photography classes and often found myself in the dark room during study hall and after school. Although I went on to pursue a bachelor's and master’s degree in economics and a career in finance, my love for photography as an art always remained and knew I would come back to it. Fast-forward 12 years, after much travel, meeting new people, and thousands of iPhone photos later, my desire to take photography to a professional level resurfaced. I wanted to share the way I saw special life moments through a lens, so, I bought myself a SonyA6000 camera and started taking classes at Richard Stromberg’s School of Photography. Since then, I have photographed newborns, families, lifestyle portraits and landscapes from all over the world. I look forward to continuing this journey of learning new ways to capture these moments and help tell your story!

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3 years in business

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Caitlin C.

Portrait Photography

Alicia was super flexible and the pictures turned out beautifully. We will cherish these photos forever!
Nov 12, 2020
Niti K.

I absolutely love AYH photography and would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, easy photo shoot. She has a great eye for capturing the perfect moments and does a very professional job. She is very punctual with follow up and amazingly shot photos. Super easy to work with and a great attitude!
Oct 26, 2020
Ryan D.

Engagement Photography

Alicia is great. I planned a surprise proposal at a park in Chicago. Alicia was responsive and descriptive in her plan and her equipment, which made me feel at ease. She arrived early to scope out the scene and was patient with my timing of the proposal. Everything went as planned and she got great shots while being hidden in the bushes. She is a great photographer and goes to great lengths to make sure you get the photos you are looking for. She had multiple lenses so we got great surprise shots and more classic shots. Both looked very professional via the end results and the website she used to share the photos was easy to use and all of the pictures were available in full resolution without watermarks. 10/10 would use again. She is very easy to work with and the pictures speak for themselves.
Sep 1, 2019
Jenna D.

My fiancé and I felt SO comfortable with Alicia doing our engagement photos. It was a chilly day and we had so much fun we didn't even notice. We also wanted to have our puppy in some of the pictures and Alicia did a remarkable job getting his attention while making the pictures look amazing. We are very pleased with our photos and feel very lucky that we will always have these pictures to look back on.
Oct 31, 2019
Samantha B.

We had an excellent experience working with AYH Photography. Alicia was fantastic. Everything was very organized and she listened to all my ideas and thoughts. She was extremely nice and easy going which made me feel very comfortable! Our pictures turned out better then expected. Can’t wait to use her again in the future!!
Oct 30, 2019
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    $300 per hour which includes 40 edited digital files and 5 retouches - $25 fee if outside of the city of Chicago. For multiple hours, we can discuss discounting!

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Typically I work with the customer on types of photos, location, timing etc. I will help suggest locations based on what they are looking for and which time of day is best to go for the best photos possible!

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have been taking classes at Richard Stromberg's School of photography (Photo I, Photo II, Photoshop, Travel Photography, Portraits & Lighting, Photoshop & Lightroom)

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