The Beginning / by Alyssa Risley

I take pictures of beautiful people and beautiful things in beautiful places. That's my prerogative. 

I’ve wanted to start a blog for many years now, always sweeping it to the background of my priorities, making excuses about time, the amount of dedication it would require, and the amount of awesome I would need to become before anyone would really care about my posts. But, if in the course of just 2 weeks, my life can involve wild boat dancing in the middle of a desert lake, drives up volcano tops for majestic sunrises above the clouds, falling in love, hitch hiking, hidden cultural hubs with tropical pizza, mansion parties with Vegas views, drinking from coconuts, sneaking into the pool at the Ritz, and photographing magnificence on the beaches of Maui.... Well, I may not be as awesome as I want to be yet, but I'm pretty certain I’m on my way.

"I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring.”  -David Bowie