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When the blog first started, artist spotlights were a huge part! For a little while artist spotlights had stopped but now they are back and with a twist! I am bringing artist spotlights back and adding a speed round of “would you rather” questions; because who doesn’t like to have some fun! If you have an artist you are dying to hear from email suggestions to Jessica at !

Alec Mills Photography

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Who are you and what makes you tick?

My name is Alec, I love chocolate and bacon, to get lost in books and cry at sappy movies. But I really love to show honest and raw moments through my photography. The contrasts in light and shadow are what really inspire me to pick up the camera. When my daughter and I are playing and she chooses to sit in a light flare, I can’t help but take a moment to capture the simple beauty of the moment.


When did you get your start in the industry?

I had my first paying client exactly 1 year ago, but have been taking pictures since my parents gave me a camera at 12. Only after I had my daughter in 2012, did I start taking portraits seriously.


What would typically be found with you during a shoot?

My Mirror-less Sony a6000, extra batteries/ SD cards, extra hair ties (unruly hair), and my cell phone!


If you could dream a perfect shoot, what would it be?

I feed off of the spontaneous and imperfect, but my dream shoot would be to show up at your home on a weekend morning before the house wakes up. To witness and record family moments that are not my own, big huge pancake breakfast and doing laundry. The mundane day to day can be simply beautiful.


Name one celebrity you would love to photograph.

Viggo Mortensen, mostly because I am a total Lord of the Rings nerd.


As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

A professional soccer player 


Here is a quick round of would you rather:

Have more time or more money?



Win the lottery or live twice as long?

Win the lottery! Because who wouldn’t want to be on vacation for the rest of your life!


Be the hottest person or the smartest person?



Be the richest person on the earth or be immortal?

Um, each comes with some nasty responsibility… immortal, because I just won the lottery!


Thanks to Alec for coming on and sharing her experiences with us! Be sure to head to Alec’s social media accounts and check out her amazing work!