When a camera appears, smiles often stiffen and suddenly we don't know what to do with our arms or hands. Though I value a good posed portrait, my priority is on the candid moments. The moments where the real smiles and genuine moments of joy arise.
I'm a wallflower and an empath. These super powers help me to blend in and soak up the emotions of those around me. I use my experience and education at UNCSA Film School to use the art of photography to express emotion and tell a narrative.
It would be my honor to capture your story.
Hi, I'm Alisha Raquel.
"Alisha shot my wedding and she did an amazing job!! Couldn’t have asked for a better photographer. She was professional, fun, and pleasant to work with through the whole process. My family and friends enjoyed having her there on my wedding day as much as I did. All the photos turned out beautiful!"
- Morgan Walker
"Alisha is a sincere and genuine soul with amazing photography skills! Alisha made everything about wedding photography so easy. Planning a wedding from afar is tough but she was so flexible in connecting via FaceTime and responding to emails whenever we had questions. I didn’t get to meet Alisha before our wedding day, but I knew we were in great hands from the very beginning. Alisha took an interest in our story, how we met, and paid attention to things we liked and was able to weave these elements into our photos. Alisha didn’t just capture our wedding day events, she created the most wonderful story that we will treasure forever. Not to mention all of her photos are beautiful! If you are looking for photos that represent your life and are true to your personality, Alisha has you covered! We can't recommend Alisha enough for all of your photography needs."
- Erin Silva
"Ok... first of all Alisha is an absolute phenom at photography. And if you don't book your next photo shoot with her you're missing out and might be an idiot. She just shot my family and EVERY photo in the gallery left me speechless. The only regret I have is that I didn't know and use her sooner. Formal shots...perfect. candid shots..perfect. Alisha Raquel Photography...PERFECT."
- Rebecca Hinson
"Alisha photographed our wedding in June, and I was blown away by how amazing she is! I am pretty camera shy and my husband hates posing for photos, so her candid, in the moment style was so perfect for us. Alisha is prompt and professional in communication and is an absolute joy to work with. I love my wedding photos and will cherish them for years to come. Thanks so much Alisha!"
- Jeanne Sebastian