Hello! I’m Alyssa, owner of Alyssa Stefek Photography. I was born and raised right here in Pasadena, CA. When I was in middle school, my grandfather bought me my very first camera and I was instantly hooked! After graduating from Art Center College of Design, I dabbled in the editorial and advertising world for a bit. As much as I enjoyed the excitement, at the time it just wasn’t for me.

While trying to find a new direction, I got a part time job at Huntington Memorial Hospital photographing newborns. I was able to capture the sweetness of so many cuddly and squishy babies as well as the excitement and joy of new parents. Most importantly, it taught me the safety precautions that one needs to take when working with new little ones. 

I created Alyssa Stefek Photography 9 years ago and have photographed hundreds of families in and around the Los Angeles area. I live just outside of Pasadena with my husband, our dalmatian fur-baby and our spirited little boy. So I get toddlers and all the craziness that goes into being a parent!

Every milestone goes by so quickly and I want to be there to help you capture and hold on to as many as you can.  I cant think of anything better than to be able to share in these special moments in my clients lives! I can say with absolute honesty that I will enjoy every single minute spent with your family, regardless of a crying newborn or strong-willed toddler.

My hope is that from your very first interaction with me you feel comfortable and confident. I try and make your photo session fun for everyone! We will sing, laugh, dance, cuddle, play games, and do whatever it is your family loves.  Every family is unique and different and I do my best to bring that out in our session.

I can’t wait to hear from you!