Mia Alicea Pet Photography in Portland Oregon
Mia Alicea


Well, hello there!  I'm Mia and I absolutely adore animals and children.  I spent most of my professional life as a kid's dance studio owner working with children ages 2-teens. My favorite classes to teach were always the littles. Preschoolers are my people.


Oddly, owning a dance studio led me to discover a new passion and a new career direction. Dance studios generally hire photographers for their recital pictures and finding the right fit ultimately became a frustrating experience. Having had some success with photography way back in high school, I decided to invest in my own camera and give it a whirl. So in May of 2018, I became the photographer for my dance studio and it ignited a love for the craft. I launched a pet photography business on the side shortly thereafter.

After some big life changes, I closed my dance business and moved to gorgeous Portland, Oregon to focus on pet and children's portrait photography.


I love what I do and revel in how much incredible joy and meaning a simple image can provide the lives it touches.