Photographer and lifestyle blogger Allegra Villella shares with Dr. Rob Berberian her secret for capturing beautiful photos and what real beauty is to her. Her passion and vision for a natural and artistic approach show in her amazing photographs that radiate with a pure inner glow.
Your photographs have a natural sense of beauty and serenity. What’s your philosophy in capturing the true beauty of your models?
Thank you! My photography is all about natural light and natural beauty. I love getting to know my clients/models and helping them feel comfortable enough to be themselves in front of the camera. I never retouch freckles, moles, or scars unless I’m specifically asked to. I love finding something uniquely beautiful in each person and highlighting that in my images.
What inspired you to become a photographer and lifestyle blogger?
I’ve always loved anything creative. When I was younger, my friends and I would put on fashion shows, write songs, create magazines -- anything we could dream up. We had such a blast. When I got my first camera at 13, I was totally hooked. I spent hours creating and editing images, and I guess I just never stopped! My main focus now is on portrait and lifestyle photography.
Models: Elle & Margarita
Beyond photography, I also have a passion for healthy living. Going vegan and switching to all natural beauty and household products has had a huge impact on me. I love sharing tidbits about my healthy journey on my blog and Instagram!
What defines real beauty to you?
To me, real beauty is a kind of confidence and comfortableness with yourself. It’s finding a way to be genuinely and unapologetically yourself, pursuing what makes you happy, and celebrating your uniqueness.
Three things you can’t live without?
Green tea, my dog, and of course my Secret in-a-tube face mask!
Creative Consultant: Rosy Mak