I say I grew up in Bar Harbor, Maine because that is where I remember spending my childhood. My parents had restaurants on the island and I grew up right on Main Street. It’s not as fancy as everyone thinks when you tell them you’re from Bar Harbor…We were the help, not the owners of Campbell’s Soup (although they were our neighbors!). I went to school in Bangor, and then Orono after that. Mainer through and through.
My mum and dad always encouraged me to create, as chefs and restaurant owners it makes sense to me. When I was about 13, my mum built a darkroom in the basement for me and my brother to play with. She always had a camera in her hand, and I think that is what got me into photography. Her Minolta SRT-201 sits comfortably on a shelf in my office, a nice reminder of her. If you’re ever fortunate to hear my dad tell a story, you’ll see that I am exactly a mix of both of them. Mum who took pictures, and my dad who tells a great story.
I wanted to go to photography school, but was given the totally normal parental lecture about being able to find a “real job” after college. After I graduated I worked as a web designer/front-end developer for 8 years, meanwhile keeping her camera by my side.
After she passed away in 2006 I moved to Boston, I needed a change of pace. I worked in a corporate environment for the first time and retreated to my camera any chance I got. Finally I quit my job in 2010 and haven’t looked back. I love what I do so -so- much. When a guest comes up to me at a wedding and tells me how much they can see my love for what I do, well, there couldn’t be a higher compliment. Because when you do what you love, the world opens up.
Thank you for stopping by and getting to know me just a little. I would love to get to know you, too.
Photo by Abby Lorenz
For more information you can email me at alex [at] alexandraroberts.com
I am so incredibly honored to have my photography featured on some of my favorite wedding blogs & national publications: Portland Bride & Groom Magazine, Snippet & Ink, Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Offbeat Bride, Rustic Wedding Chic, Inspired by This, Eater Boston, The Boston Globe, The Robb Report, and Seacoast Weddings Magazine.