About Alicia Thurston and ALT Designs

At the age of twenty, Alicia’s photographic journey began with iconic images and portraits in France. She discovered a new love and ability for capturing an epic moment in time. From there it led her to a expand her education in photography at Sheridan College, Ontario, Canada and Savannah College of Art and Design, Georgia, U.S.A.

Two years later she founded ALT Designs and was commissioned by Thurston Design Studios to assist in the expansion of their Real Estate Marketing Business. After three years mastering skill and technique in digital photography and virtual tours with TDS, she moved with her husband, Mike and dog, Brea, to the Kitchener Waterloo area. This along with the birth of their daughter, Emalee had Alicia exploring new paths for her creativity.

With the best kind of inspiration, her child, the desire was undeniable and led Alicia to broaden the spectrum of ALT Designs to Children’s Photography. Alicia’s passion for portraiture is inevitable in her work, each image displays emotion and individual style. She takes a fresh, sometimes whimsical, sometimes classical approach to her portraits – a session with ALT Designs will leave you with a collection of artwork you’ll cherish for years to come.