Hello my name is Alicia Jennings, I am a photographer from South Carolina, and have been photographing for 6 years! I decided to do photography since I always was taking pictures of myself, nature, animals, and people. I am still a amateur photographer, but my work has blossomed since my son was born! I even did my own maternity pictures with a little help from my best friend of course!
I had to take maternity leave in 2015 before my son was born because I had some slight complications. Ever since my son was born I've constantly tried to get good pictures of him since he is very hard to cooperate with, but most of the time I get one good one out of 15 shots!
I don't really have a favorite session, but doing my son's pictures is by far my favorite sessions! He was born with a rare genetic condition called Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia that affects a lot including internal and his appearance.
His hair is brittle and white, it affects his teeth, skin, eyes, ears, throat, and he doesn't have sweat glands, so he doesn't get to go out much during the summer because of the extreme heat. If his body ever overheated he could have a heat stroke due to his temperature being so high. His immune system is also affected and he gets sick very easily, so sometimes we have to sanitize everything!
Since its so rare I try to get good pictures of my son to use for educational purposes and to send to the National Foundation Of Ectodermal Dysplasia's to use for their newsletters and other educational purposes.
Being a young mother with a child with a very rare genetic condition its very hard to work with trying to juggle 10 doctors and 2 therapies a week, so photography is my go to for a little extra cash, but I have such a huge passion for photography. I just call up my friends and say "Lets go take pictures!!!!."
I love photography, and I will continue to do it for the rest of my life! I would say my style of photography would be children/lifestyle. You see the beauty in making that forever memory, especially if its sentimental! Enjoy the little things in life, and always remember tomorrow is never promised, so make everyday count!
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