About Our Studio:
Alicia in Wonderland Photography is based in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. We have both an indoor studio and our large one-of-a-kind studio garden. Our neighborhood is easily accessible from a variety of locations with our close proximity to the freeway and to Pacific Coast Highway (usually just a 30-40 minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, LAX or north Orange County). Our neighborhood is charming and quaint, with a small town feel, and on a hill with lots of large, mature pine trees. We are just ten minutes from the ocean and close to a variety of beautiful wilderness preserves around the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
Our little cottage studio provides the peace, tranquility, and privacy that you won't find in a more public studio location (which is so helpful during maternity, newborn and breastfeeding photo sessions!). You can view a virtual tour of the studio here.
Thanks for visiting! I love gardening and I custom designed our large studio garden specifically for my photo sessions. I go to great lengths to make sure my garden is a safe and beautiful location for my littlest clients, and only use organic gardening techniques. I love spending time with my husband and our two little boys, especially when we are all spending time outside or at Disneyland! We had a very difficult journey trying to have our two boys and we strongly believe that babies are life's greatest blessing.
My journey as a photographer began back in high school as a photographer for a community service club. I particularly fell in love with photographing mothers and their babies at a local women's shelter. Having been told since the age of 12 that I would never be able to become a mother myself, I fell in love with photographing babies and being able to document life's most amazing miracle. I even won several awards in print competitions for my photography in those first few years.
My professional background involves fashion school and working in the fashion industry for several years, including many years of work with fashion photography and high end retouching. As a result, I love to provide wardrobe styling and wardrobe planning assistance for my clients. Every session includes fine-detailed, artistic post-processing on all of the final images. For my mom and mom-to-be clients, I want every woman to see the best version of herself in her photos. One of my favorite specialties are my newborn fantasy composite photos. My background includes extensive education and knowledge of professional retouching and photo manipulation/compositing. My goal is for every photo to look naturally flawless, not overly edited.
I have gone through extensive education about newborn photography and safety for the past 7 years, including in-person classes and online classes. I regularly take additional online classes to stay current on industry trends, newborn safety, and further improve my artistic techniques. I have also trained in person with leading newborn photographers, including the world's most renowned authority on newborn safety and posing, Kelly Brown of Little Pieces Photography.
For more information about our sessions and products, we have a special category on our blog with a series of blog posts with additional information: http://www.aliciainwonderlandphotography.com/blog/category/photo-studio-session-info/