Hi, I'm Alisha!

I’m Alisha, Leesh, and lovingly known as Loco Leesh (she/her). I wear many hats as your elopement photographer. I’m also here to be your guide, planner, resource, best friend and hype woman. I'm here to laugh, cry, and occasionally dance alongside you. I'm also a barefoot hippie veteran. Betcha never saw that coming! What really sets my soul on fire is connecting with people on a deeply personal level *My Pisces is showing*. I’m here to tell you that you have permission to DREAM BIG on what you think your wedding day should look like. Because your crazy love deserves to be captured in an authentic way. 

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June 2, 2021

In a world full of highlight reels and seemingly perfect relationships (that all too often look the same), I want to get real for a second. No relationship is the same and no couple is the same. I DO NOT want to serve only one type of couple when it comes:

 to race

 religion

 who they love 

who they are/what they identify as

body type

and the languages they speak.

 I love and appreciate ALL TYPES OF COUPLES, no matter who you are. I live for what makes us different and I want to capture your love story that is authentic to you two.

“My favorite part of love is how it looks different on everyone”

Your love is different. It’s different from your parents or best friend’s love. I’m here to capture what makes it so special in those moments. I like different, different is good. I want to embrace your love. I want to hear the story it tells. I also believe your love is a work of art. I am a creative person in everything I do and want to portray your love in an authentic and artistic way.

“I do not take pictures of perfect couples, I take pictures of real couples.”

The point of my photography is to capture the story of your love and life together, flaws and all. During this time the world will fade. We will dive deep into the stillness of our surroundings and I will blend into the background as your focus is centered on one another. I’ll encourage you to speak words of love and honesty over each other. I will capture the light in between the two of you so you can look back at it forever. I’m about creating memories and capturing them. I’m about real love. I’m about crazy love.

So let’s go somewhere. To the ends of the earth together. To cozy coffee corners. To isolated beaches. To jungles. To mountaintops. To storms and sunsets. To fields of gold. To small damp churches. To foreign cities. To be buried under pillows and blankets. To busy city streets. To big water falls and still small rivers. To anywhere.

This is my mantra:

Experience over extravagance

Views over venues

Hiking boots over high heels

Catch the sunrise, not the bouquet

Stars over stained glass

Crickets over church bells

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“Alisha is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met”

Where do I even start!? Alisha was an absolute dream to work with!!! She was so flexible with us and our last-minute cancellation due to covid. We had originally planned to meet her in Vegas for our anniversary shoot in March and we ended up canceling our trip a week out due to the virus. She was so understanding and even offered to refund our deposit. We knew we still absolutely wanted to shoot with her so we scheduled another trip to Colorado this time and she met us there for an amazing sunrise shoot at Great Sand Dunes Natl Park. The whole experience was incredible and Alisha was so amazing and personable, we felt like we had left and made a new friend! She sent us sooo many sneak peeks just a few days after the shoot and Then probably 100 more photos a few weeks later. They were absolutely stunning. She is easily one of the best humans I’ve ever met and not to mention an extremely talented photographer with a clear passion for her clients and her work! We can’t wait to shoot with her again!

— MIA & FERMIN

“I cannot wait to
book her again”

I have never done a couples shoot but I fell in love with Alisha's work on social media. I was beyond ecstatic when I found out she was traveling to Minnesota. Where do I begin? From the moment I spoke with Alisha, she easily made me feel comfortable and confident. She responded back to my questions and concerns within a timely manner and was easily accessible. Her talent and passion for photography is truly admirable! It’s so evident that she genuinely cares about each and every couple that she works with. Alisha has a gift for detail and seeing things differently than everyone else. She took some breathtaking pictures that will always have a special place in my heart! Alisha doesn't just take photographs, she creates beautiful works of art that don’t just capture smiles but our souls, and to be a part of her art is an absolute honor. Not only is her work stunning, but she is a great person to be around. She is professional, patient and outgoing and I cannot wait to book with her again! Thanks for the memories, laughs and for creating such an enjoyable experience.

— Miriam & Jaime