Alysa and I knew each other through friends and church but it wasn't until recently we became friends. A few months ago, Alysa told me she was going to volunteer at a National Geographic workshop on storytelling through images and that they needed a couple more volunteers. I jumped at the chance and learned a ton. While volunteering together, we were able to really strike up a bond through photography. She's so talented and has a heart for teaching people about living a healthy life. Check out her website here and photography website here. It was also a blast getting to know her husband Jeff on this session(we're currently on the same recreational professional softball team, taking Gilbert by storm, on our way to the pennant). Thank you Alysa and Jeff for your friendship and for trusting me with your family photos this year!