MY NAME IS ALYSSA AVILES.
But my friends call me Lyss…or “Hippie”.
I’m a Professional Photographer, Graphic Designer and WordPress Website Designer based in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s my mission to help business owners create a visual brand that attracts their ideal audience and converts to big sales and have fun in the process of doing it!
I want your business to thrive! Why? Because profitable businesses have the ability to help others and create meaningful change.
Fun Facts About Yours Truly
I rode my bicycle across America!
I know this sounds crazy. But in 2011 I rode across America to raise money for Blood:Water Mission. It was one of the best adventures of my life!
my dog truly is my best friend
Need a therapist? Get a dog. This chocolate lab helped me out of depression and is constantly giving me good laughs. He’s aboslutely wild and my desires for him to be a therapy dog are competely gone (cause legit he is WILD), but I love him to the moon & back. #hudsonthewonderlab
My husband and I skipped on the large wedding...
We’re the first couple to get married at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort! We even kept with the reto theme. We loved our tiny wedding so much that we offer Officiant + Photographer packages to couples who want to do the same.
I've upgraded my wheels
I’ve gone from bicycles to motorcycles. Earlier last year I completed a bucket list item and got my motorcycle license. I started with a Honda CB125 and now own a vintage 1975 Harley AMF 250 which I’m converting into the Ghostbusters 2016 motorcycle to take to charity, parades & events!
I’m a GeekY girl and proud of it
(Yes, I met THE Doug Chiang! The second photo is of my friends and I with Josh McDermitt, the guy who plays Eugene in The Walking Dead)
When I was litte, I was obsessed with Ariel & Belle. As I grew up, I became obsessed with Power Rangers & Ninja Turtles. Fast forward to today and I’m obsessed with Tarintino films, Ghostbusters, and most obviously STAR WARS to name a few. Though I haven’t started cosplaying quite yet, I do enjoy taking photos of other cosplayers and going on troops with my local 501st legion to capture the beautiful moments they create with those who need hope.
The reason I live…
Social Justice has always been on my heart. I love telling empowering stories that will encourage people to look beyond themselves to better serve humanity. Though I am currently taking a break from traveling due to health, it is now my mission to encourage business owners to create sustainable and valueable content that can help make changes in their communities.
Humanitarian Photography is my jam and I honestly wish I could do more of it! I’ve been to Haiti twice after the 2010 Earthquake and lived in China for 2 months after their major earthquake in 2008. I’ve also been able to work with several non-profits including Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mission of Hope Haiti, Limbitless Solutions, and Orlando Healthcare for the Homeless. I also had the opportunity to film a short documentary for my friends with Live//Alive.