Alea Lovely❤️ Photographer. KC | NYC | Paris
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137420 hours ago
I remember when I was in grade school and looking for the validation of how many valentines I would get in my craft decorated shoebox. “Someone please love me.” And waiting for a possible rose to be sent to me in high school from some galant admirer, but those roses never came as I watched other girls each class period get sent so many. “Why doesn’t anyone like me?” Sitting in my college dorm room alone on the entire wing, while all my sorority sisters went on dates and I cried alone in my bunk bed watching the bachelor. “ No one wants me.” Valentine’s Day hasn’t had the best record with me. But the last couple years I realized why a commercial holiday made me feel so other. For one, I was looking for love outside of myself. Someone else to validate that I was in fact enough. For two, singleness is looked at like a deficit and rarely are couple free people seen as whole. The loneliness that is felt when cultural stigma largely says “ you alone are not enough”. But world, me without a ring in my finger or a baby in my arms IS ENOUGH. I’ve never been so damn happy or sparkly in my life finally because I learned that not a holiday or any other day of the week can tell me my value. That’s my job. So others out there if you’re feeling not enough today, remember that you are whole all by your damn self. Go travel, dance, enjoy that you can do literally ANYTHING YOU WANT. You be your own valentine, buy your own flowers and “treat yo self” ! You are lovely, you are desirable, you are whole, you are enough! Singleness is a beautiful season and make sure you celebrate it while you can :) Happy Valentine’s Day ! #happyvalentinesday ♥️-Alea
544982 days ago
Real life. When your kids photobomb your headshots.
Well that’s a wrap NYC ( for now ). 8 days, 6 shoots, 3517 images, 17 meetings, countless train rides and one tired girl. This place is magic but I’m ready to go back home to my slower pace zen space. Don’t mind me while I hibernate for a week✌️Out