ALISHA MCGRAW – Owner/Photographer/Editor. Outside of my professional photographer self, I am mommy to our baby boy born in 2017. Being Mommy has changed my world and since he is still so young I work consultations and photoshoots around my mommy life. On non-photoshoot days you might see me in jeans with dirty hands from gardening in our 60ft organic garden, in a bee suit caring for our honeybees or on fun days I dress as Diva D Lish the vintage pin up, but if you’re really lucky you’ll catch me on a day when I’ve airbrushed myself into a cosplay character as I attend a ComicCon. No matter which day you meet me I guarantee you’ll find a dog hair (or 10) somewhere on my body. My husband Holland and I have 2 Boston Terriers and 2 Boxers, 3 of which were born Deaf. Our brindle Boxer is the only one who can hear. We communicate in American Sign Language with them (yes, I am bi-lingual English/ASL) and our dogs mean the world to us. We lost our first Boxer, Charlie, in 2014, he was the muse that began my professional photo career. Although I miss Charlie every day, I am thankful for the photos of & with him. Until I was 25 I was a dancer, dance instructor, choreographer and I have a B.A. degree in Deaf Studies-Interpreting, I’m educated in photography, photoshop, styling, and airbrush make-up… learning is kind of an addiction, especially with the ever changing field of photography. Most important, I love to create images of other eclectic, kind hearted, colorful people who love their pets and kiddos as much as I do.
HOLLAND MCGRAW – Part Time Photographer/TimeLapse Editor. I’m a history buff with a B.A. in History, an M.A. in Library Sciences and a special love for photographing unique antique/vintage subjects, especially glass bottles and vintage buses. You can visit my website www.modern-fossils.com or read my book Modern Fossils if you’re a history enthusiast too. For 5 years I served in the 2nd Ranger Battalion traveling to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thankfully my military days are behind me. In 2015 I began a new full-time career outside of the photo business, though I do have a new love for 4×5 film photography with my vintage cameras as a side hobby. Occasionally I am a photographer with Alisha at weddings. On my days off I enjoy time with our son at home playing with our dogs or taking road trips in our ’72 VW Beetle I call Boo.
EDITING & ASSISTANTS – We now have an editing team who helps us prepare galleries and although Alisha is a solo photographer we do occasionally have assistants at shoots too!
Our Fur Kids
Or here is our 2016 photographic year in review. Hope to see you in our 2017 video! (in other words we hope to get to know you a little better too).