Hi, I'm Alejandra [she/her] Your not so traditional elopement and wedding cinematographer // Based in Chicago and always with my camera ready to travel around the US and worldwide to capture elopements and weddings. I love traveling and documenting real love. I’m a sucker for love stories, I love the feeling of walking with my camera around my neck and capturing unique and memorable moments. When I’m not with my camera or behind my computer editing for countless hours, you can either find me playing with my dogs (I have 3 beautiful Siberian Huskies, yeah I know 3!), making art and singing karaoke at the local bar. I lived the first 18 years of my life with the Caribbean shore as my backyard, raised by a Peruvian family in the small island of Dominican Republic. Even though palm trees and ocean fronts offered me endless inspiration, my real journey as a professional began once I left. In 2008 I brought myself to New York City, to study documentary filmmaking at the New York Film Academy. Later on I traveled to the country of my grandparents, Peru, to study fashion and nude photography at the Peruvian Institute for Art and Design. With each experience came opportunities to grow both personally and professionally which helped shape me as an artist. With nearly a decade of experience in the visual arts, I now make my bed in the beautiful city of Chicago, an immense cultural hub with countless outlets for the arts. For a creative person, Chicago is a dream come true and it has helped to further my talent and sharpen my vision into what I call This Charming Heart.