Alyssa & Justin on the shores of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand- November 2016

Alyssa & Justin on the shores of Lake Tekapo in New Zealand- November 2016

In the spring of 2014, I decided to take a leap of faith and transform my everyday hobby into a business. With the notion in mind that life is far too beautiful and wonderful not to be captured, Chasing Eden Photography was born. The word “Eden” is synonymous with beauty, bliss, and perfection – things we can find glimmers of in our everyday lives.   “Chasing Eden” signifies something I hope to be continually pursuing: to recognize and appreciate the glimmers of Eden God places in our lives-

little things called blessings.

Justin, my husband and trusty second shooter, is the newest addition to CEP! We are high school sweethearts (Justin was 14 and I was 15 when we first started dating) and we got married in September 2015 after nearly 9 years of being together! We love everything outdoors, are always up for an adventure, and we have a serious case of the travel bug. We never take ourselves too seriously and laughter is one of our favorite pastimes. We know what an important role photographs play in our ever-changing lives, and we feel so blessed for the opportunity to provide our clients with a way to savor life’s blessings.

The main goal of CEP is to help our clients preserve sweet memories of life's blessings through photography. The precious moments of life are often plentiful, but they are also fleeting-- and that is exactly what makes the art of photography so attractive and significant. Each click of the shutter sustains a memory that will remain long after our time. Photographs serve as reminders of so much more than just physical memories, though; they embody the very emotion we once felt in that moment. We strive to bring long-lasting happiness to our clients by helping them relive those once-in-a-lifetime moments through our photographs.


“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever…
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind