hey y’all.


My name is Alyssa Leigh Cates. I’m a twenty something, smitten in love, tall gal who has settled her life in East Dallas. I’m a daughter, sister, wife, friend, pom mom (y’all gotta check out our pup, she’s the dang cutest and funniest little gal), singer, worshipper, photographer, videographer, thrifter and believer. Surely I’ve left out other important adjectives (like black coffee drinker, amateur comic and impersonator) but we’ll get to know each other - don’t you worry.

Growing up I always wanted to be in front of the camera. There’s this super embarrassing home video of a very chubby and very confident Alyssa around the age of 10 singing into the camera #youtubestyle and bossing my little sister around like a diva. It’s hilarious. And I don’t remember doing it.

After pursuing a degree in vocal performance (at a much too expensive school) didn’t pan out, I quit* singing (*at that time, don’t you worry - I can’t stop now) and pursued acting and modeling. That bridge burned quickly, too, as I was falling in love with my now husband and busy living my life. We got hitched, adopted our pup, and I started a YouTube channel and lifestyle blog. This is when my love for photo and video began. I always felt like an amateur or that I wasn’t good enough - but this passion, this stirring - it’s more than just a hobby. It’s a calling. SO here I am, ready to do something creative with you and for you. I’m excited and a little nervous. Let’s chat over text, phone, email, coffee or Taco Joint and see where it takes us.