Hey buddy - If we haven't met yet, I'm Alyssa!! I'm a Minneapolis wedding photographer and the artist behind Alyssa Lund Photography.
In the summer time, I'm all about sunny state park hikes and an outdoor patio happy hour with friends. In the winter, I live in a nest of blankets and thrive off of bread-baking season (my partner Tyler makes the world's tastiest homemade pizza crust).
I'm freakishly organized with my beloved office supplies (anyone else have a collection of color-coded post-its?) although my closet seems to live scattered around my bedroom floor (alas). Most days you can find me with a giant mug of coffee editing pictures in my little office, and I feel super dang lucky that making art with amazing couples is my job. The things I'm most passionate about in life are probably my people (my family, my partner, my best buddies) and also that homemade pizza I mentioned earlier, because guys it really is delicious.
I’ve been taking pictures for as long as I have memories, and I got my start in professional photography during college when I shot wedding during the summers. Nine years later, my photography business is my full-time job and I couldn’t be happier to do this for a living.
The wedding industry is not always an inclusive place, especially for people and couples who have been marginalized or whose existence has been ignored or underrepresented. I’m a person who carries a lot of privilege - I’m a white, cisgendered woman married to a man. I do my best to recognize and acknowledge my privilege, and to use it to create a space that is as welcoming and inclusive as possible for the individuals and couples that I work with.
I believe Black Lives Matter and Native Lives Matter. I welcome interracial couples. I’ll photograph you regardless of your religious preference, cultural or ethnic background, citizenship status, gender identification, or physical ability. I’m a body-positive feminist and welcome people of all body shapes and sizes, and couples of all ages.
I welcome trans folks and gender non-binary folx. I try not to assume gender roles for my couples - I’ll get to know you and your partner, so we can choose emotions poses and moments that reflect your own body language and relationship dynamics - whatever they may be.
Overall, I do my best to be an inclusive wedding photographer. You deserve to be validated and seen, to feel safe, and to be celebrated without judgement. I’m here to tell your story with love and respect.