Hello! My name is Alyson Boyer Rode. I am the owner of Alycat Photo & Video Services, a multimedia company based in North Carolina. It is a pleasure to meet you! Thank you for stopping by and checking out our website.
I truly enjoy all aspects of photography and media, and use these tools in my life daily. Whether zip lining through the jungle, SCUBA diving on a coral reef or just playing outside with my dog, a camera is always by my side.
I am married to an incredible man who not only supported my desire to begin my own business, but has also mastered using a camera. Nathan’s work is stunning, and I am so happy to have him as my second shooter. We are the proud parents of six “kids”: Cecelia, an Australian shepherd/pit mix dog; Reggie, a terrier mix puppy; Desmond & Penny, our brother/sister mini rex bunnies; and Shelby & Rockstar, our eastern box turtles.
We are passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community. We support many great organizations, some of which you can read about on our Making A Difference page. We also love to travel and document our experiences at each of the wonderful places we visit. That is how Alycat’s Walkabout was born. What began as a six week adventure to Australia to volunteer with non-profit groups has turned into the journey of a lifetime. To follow along, please visit the Alycat’s Walkabout blog.
Every photo I take is dedicated to my beautiful friend, Andrea. She taught me to do everything in life, including photography, with unwavering love and passion. It was her friendship and support that has helped push me to where I am today.
Bodies: Canon 1Dx, 5D Mark III & 6D bodies, Canon XA 10 and Canon XA20 Camcorders
Lenses: Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8, Canon 24-70 mm f/2.8, Canon 300 mm, f/2.8, Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro, Canon 17-40 f/4 wide angle, Canon 1.4 II Extender
Audio/Visual: Canon Speedlite 580/ 430EX II Flashes, Genaray SpectroLED lighting kit, Bowen Gemini 500R strobe kit, Shure wireless mic sets, Machie 6 channel audio mixer, Ikelite Canon 5D Mark III underwater housing system
Products and Partnerships:
Fathead, Official photographer
Simply Canvas & Simply Color Lab printing and framing
Animal Protection Society of Durham
Divers Alert Network (DAN)
Mixed Nuts Productions
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Topps Trading Cards
Town of Cary
Vs. Cancer Foundation