Alexandra Issabel is a local YYC #bossbabe photographer who captures weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits and more. Her unique style and vibe is what sets her apart from others.
ALEXANDRA ISSABEL – Alexandra Issabel Photography
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
My names is Alexandra Issabel and I’m a twenty-something photographer! Until recently I took personal travel and lifestyle photos, but I’m now in the engagement, wedding, and family photography business. I’m incredibly passionate about story-telling through photographs and capturing the in-between, spontaneous, emotional moments shared between people who love each other.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
Officially, since September 2015. However, I’ve been taking photos since I was just a lil’ thing!
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
I have some issues with anxiety, so I let fear get in the way of my desire to take photographs professionally for a really long time. But just this past summer, a friend of mine asked me to take engagement and wedding photos for her and it was an offer I couldn’t refuse! that led to new opportunities that have forced me to swallow my fear and step into a new world that is so thrilling and fulfilling and beautiful for me to be in. It’s really so true that fear in doing something is proof that it matters.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
My best friend is always exploring, always finding the hidden beauty in things. I wouldn’t be pursuing my dreams and living my passion right now if it weren’t for his endless encouragement, support, and adventurous heart. I’m so deeply inspired by the Vancouver- based husband and wife photography team, Shari + Mike Photographers. I’m just obsessed with their sense of life and adventure and the extraordinary work they do.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
I dream to be photographing love stories from all over the world and in collaboration with my best friend. I dream to always be meeting new people, learning new things, and capturing our adventures together.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
I am forever and instagram girl. I love the simplicity of it’s design. it’s also the perfect place to showcase my work and meet others with similar paths and passions as me!
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
I get in my cute lil car, hit any road that will have me, and sing and dance wildly to pop songs. I also cry in response to almost everything and am a strong believer in the power of a good cry. Sometimes you just need to unleash some tears and have a private dance party under a starry night sky to feel okay again.
WHATS ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
I’m pretty much an open book as soon as you meet me! You’ll find out pretty quickly that in additions to taking photos, I’m also an occasional writer and a frequent traveller; I’m obsesses with television, movies, and stand-up comedy; and I’m a 13 year-old trapped in a 23 year -old’s body(I love boy bands, speak in internet acronyms and abbreviations, and read tons of teen fiction).
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I wish so deeply that I were a witch in the Harry potter Universe, does that count as a super power? No? The time manipulation. Sleeping n everyday? Yes please.
You can Find Alexandra on instagram at @alexandra.issabel and Alexandra Issabel Photography on facebook. If you want to see more of her work and portfolio, check out her website at alexandraissabelphotography.com