IT'S SO MUCH MORE THAN A WEDDING DAY; IT'S THE START OF YOUR LIFE-LONG JOURNEY IN MARRIAGE.
Hello! I'm Alexis El Massih; a wedding and family photographer based in Warrenton, VA and serving Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, and destinations beyond. Since my business became official in 2014, I have had the joy and honor of capturing unique love stories across the globe from Rhode Island mansions, tiny seaside chapels overlooking the Aegean, and now, to Virginia vineyards with mountain-views!
BEHIND THE CAMERA
Get To Know Me
Wife, Mom, Business Owner, Visionary
I'm a photographer, visual artist, business owner, clergy wife, and mom of three. I'm a two-time published cookbook photographer and love feeding people! I'm inspired by good books, good food, my Greek heritage and Orthodox Christian faith, and am forever fueled by hands-on projects. I am happiest when I am shooting or editing sessions, in my kitchen baking bread, taking a daily walk with my husband, and doing everyday life with my family. (Literally, every mundane moment is made magic with kiddies. Am I right or am I right? :) Also, I LOVE having a full house!
My mom is a forensic nurse. She once told me that in contrast to her job, I have the gift of being with people during the most joyful moments of their lives. How true and what a genuine gift for me. I honor marriages and growing families through fine art photography, capturing and preserving those big and small moments that fill our lives with joy, and I couldn't be more grateful for this!
As bees gather honey, so we collect what is sweetest of all things and build...
Rainer Maria Rilke
Greece has given me some of my best childhood memories, my most formative experiences of faith as an adult, and has helped shape a way of life for me that is centered around family, faith, and hospitality. What else can I say? It's in the blood!
My Mediterranean roots run deep! Hospitality is inseparable from the culture and faith in which I grew up. I live to host, to serve, and to show my love in the best way I know how - through food and drink and offering my home!
I’m endlessly inspired by ancient Greek sculptures. I had the joy of taking a class on ancient Greek sculpture IN Greece my senior year of college. I would say that when it comes to my professional work as a photographer, this was the most formative class I have taken to date. It changed me as a visual artist in the way I saw and understood Form and still influences my studio work today.
The Great British Bake Show together with the America's Test Kitchen Bread Illustrated cookbook has helped develop my love of cooking into a love of baking. Homemade sandwich bread? Game changer.
MY PHILOSOPHY &
THE REASON WHY
I love to do what I do
I met the love of my life, Rassem when we were in college. We got married in November 2015 in a tiny Orthodox chapel overlooking the city of Boston, surrounded by our big Greek and Lebanese families and friends. We spent two weeks honeymooning in Edinburgh, London, and Bath; marveling at the English countryside views from the train windows, drinking tea, playing cards, and perusing little bookstores for hours. It was a dream we still talk about!
We became a family of three in June 2017 when our daughter, Sonia Noor was born. Being able to watch her grow these past three years has been a gift of an experience beyond words and fills us with grateful prayer. The joy of our family only grew when we welcomed our little boy, Matthew Panagiotis into the world. Children are an eternally precious gift!