My Story

In 2010, I launched Beloved Pieces Photography to capture the moments of shared joy, with a focus on family, child, engagement, maternity, senior and newborn photography.  My favorite types of photoshoots are those that capture kids being kids and families being families, doing normal everyday things, like going for a walk, blowing bubbles, being silly together, or going to the park.

At the same time, I launched a blog, to share my personal foster care journey with family and friends. Eventually, the love of photography and foster care adoption merged under the umbrella of Attempting Agape.

The name comes from a desire to live and love beyond me.To attempt something is, “to make an effort to achieve… something, typically a difficult task or action”.  Agape is a word we don’t use often, but it “embraces a universal, unconditional love that… goes beyond just the emotions, to the extent of seeking the best for others.”

My mission for Attempting Agape is to capture joy through photography and to team with all those impacted by adoption and foster care in order to think creatively on how things can be improved for foster and adopted youth, from the simple to the complex.

Together, we will attempt selfless love and capture the joy that is found along the way.

-Alisa Matheson

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