Get to know me.


I am Aliya Ilsa Smith: artist, photographer, writer. I'm a drawing student at UNC Asheville with an intent to obtain my BFA in May of 2015. I've grown up all along the east coast, but until now, it's been hard to call any place home. Lately, however, I've learned to find home in myself and those by whom I surround myself. Creating art and bringing out joy in others have been my two passions for as long as I can remember. With the way things are going, I don't plan on allowing those passions to go to waste.

My goal.

I love people and nature and I love people in their natural states. With my focus on natural light photography, I capture the essence of people in all of their beautiful distinctions in an honest and flattering manner. I aim to not only give you the photos that you request, but to also create a loving and calming environment to eliminate the potential stresses that might come with the important events you would like photographed. I'm here to provide business as well as be someone you can trust with turning your wonderful memories tangible.


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