I know photography; I do it as a serious amateur creative photographer. Photography has two dimensions; technique and art. Photographic technique involves framing, lighting, depth of field, composition, exposure value, ISO, rule of thirds, time of day, and a thousand other things. When I look at Alicia's photographs I see in my mind how she is using all of them to achieve the desired effect. Putting all of this together takes a lot of work.
But more importantly, she is an artist. She has in her brain what some call "photographer's goggles." She puts her brain into a zone where she visualizes a shot in her brain and makes it happen.
Taking a picture is what anybody can do with their cell phone. "SAY CHEESE!!!!" Ugh!!
Alicia uses all of these techniques and many more to not take a picture but to make a photograph. And then she spends hours on her computer editing them and making adjustments before presenting them to her clients. She is an artist and a perfectionist.
Making photographs of children or animals is the most difficult task that a photographer can take on. Alicia excels.
When you go to a restaurant and look at the menu, there are photographs of offered items made to look appetizing so you'll buy them. It is very difficult to do this. Lighting, temperature (ice cream) etc. Alicia excels.
She does wonderful work in city photography. She has the eye. She excels.
But her best work is in event photography. Like weddings, Bar Mitzvas, Christenings, anniversary parties, retirement parties, etc.
Her fees are very reasonable for the work that she does. She knows how to photograph and memorialize your good memories for the future.
You should hire her. I did. She photographed, or in photographers' lingo "shot" my wedding. I am very critical in how I look at photographs. My wife and are were and are very pleased. She excels.
Her schedule is tight. Hire her now while you can. Really.
Roy Berkowitz MD, Slidell