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I'm Alisha and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a journal about Alisha Cory couples, families, business, travels and more. Stay a while and say hello!

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Engagement

Surprise Proposal at Isle of Palms // Brad + Katie

Planning and capturing a surprise proposal is always a fantastic adventure. So, when Brad reached out via my website’s contact form regarding a surprise proposal, I was immediately excited and ready for something special. We scheduled a consultation phone call to iron out details on the location, my role during the proposal, and how we […]

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Family

Family Photography at Hampton Park in Charleston SC

I first met Samantha MacMartin when she contacted me to photograph her youngest son’s first birthday celebration. A year later, Samantha contacted me again, but this time it was to document the entire MacMartin family. Meeting the rest of Samantha’s family and spending a beautiful evening at Hampton Park in Charleston was wonderful. Hampton Park […]

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Cake Smash

Donut Grow Up: A Sweet Cake Smash

Imagine a scene where your little one is surrounded by delicious donuts, ready to dive into a world of sugary fun. As a photographer, these moments are pure joy, capturing the sweet delight and playful mess of a donut-themed cake smash session. Join me as we explore the magic of a donut cake smash, where […]

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Family at Isle of Palms Beach

Family

Family Photography at Isle of Palms Beach

Planning a family photography session is always exciting, especially when it’s a surprise for Mother’s Day. Patrick contacted me with the idea of capturing family moments at the Isle of Palms Beach in South Carolina. The plan was to surprise his wife, Sarah, while they were vacationing there. However, Patrick soon realized that packing his […]

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Engagement

Surprise Proposal in Athens Greece

Surprise Proposal The surprise proposal session began at the base of the Acropolis Hill and Parthenon in the Plaka residential district of Athens, Greece. Backdrops of Plaka The backdrop scenery shifted from the rustic charm of historic homes and ruins to soft pastel tones of pinks and blues. The couple walked and found a European […]

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Ice Cream Cake Smash

Cake Smash

Ice Cream Cake Smash

Imagine a scene straight out of a childhood dream: a little one, covered in swirls of creamy ice cream frosting, their laughter ringing out as they dive into a delightful ice cream cake for their first birthday. As a photographer, these moments are pure magic. Capturing the sweet joy and messy fun that comes with […]

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Wedding

A Letter to Parents of the Bride & Groom

Dearest Parents, The idea for “A Letter to Parents of the Bride & Groom” originated from a heartfelt conversation at the conclusion of a wedding day celebration. As the reception buzzed with energy, I took a break from the dance floor to connect with those enjoying quieter moments. It was during this time that I […]

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Wedding

Wedding Planners and Photographers: Elevating Events through Collaboration

A Dynamic Partnership As a photographer, I appreciate the power of seamless collaboration between myself and wedding planners. Collaboration and communication not only elevate the outcome of a client’s wedding, but also brings their love story to life. When wedding planners and photographers work together, the result is nothing short of magical. In this blog […]

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Wedding

Top 10 Châteaux de France for your Destination Wedding

Introduction If you’re envisioning a sophisticated and refined destination wedding, France is an optimal choice. The French culture is renowned for it’s romantic displays of affection and timeless, architectural beauty. The French landscape boasts not only stunning châteaux, but vineyards, beaches, mountains, historic mansions and converted monasteries, as well as, the world renowned Paris cityscape. […]

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Newborn

What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session?

What is a Lifestyle Newborn Session? A lifestyle newborn session focuses on unscripted connections as a family within the client home. The goal of a newborn lifestyle session is to focus on natural, authentic moments with a simplistic approach to posing and editing. While posing guidance is provided, it’s not as staged as studio portrait […]

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