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“Alicia knows her stuff. She took the time to understand our magazine and made sure we got the photos we needed on the shoot. But what impressed me was not just her skills and professionalism but her positive attitude. She has an engaging manner and quirky sense of humor which puts even the stiffest subject at ease. She shot a great cover for our last issue and we look forward to working with her again soon.”
Alfredo Estrada – Editor, Latino Magazine

“Alicia is great at what she does. From beginning to end she delivers what you need. She takes the time to understand your needs and, more than that, acts on it as if she knew whats going through your mind. Professional, reliable and friendly.”

Alex Phillips III
Senior Project Manager
Incubate eBusiness Growth


As the president and creative director of Alden Marketing Communications I have worked with many photographers, nationally and internationally. In working with Alicia I found a photographer who brilliantly assessed and optimized the objective(s) quickly and creatively. Her photographic knowledge, passion and process is most welcome. Her imagery is simply outstanding. The impact of her photography exceeded its goals, extended the audience reach and received terrific feedback. You need not look any further than Alicia Sanistevan for your photographic assignments!”

Allen Guilmette
President/Creative Director
Alden MC

“When our business needs top-quality photos, Alicia is the photographer we call. Her combination of technical skills and fun manner make her the consummate pro. We would not think of using any other commercial photographer for our company brochures and other materials. Put her number on your speed dial!”

Richie Matthews
Owner/Chief Conversation Officer


“I met Alicia in August 2009 in an intensive nine-month educational process. I was so impressed with her honesty, inquisitive nature and altruism that we engaged Alicia to create pictures for our website, brochures and corporate face. As a finance company we needed a professional but not stuffy look; Alicia absolutely nailed it! Each of us was impressed and would use her for not only corporate photos but also family and special event pictures. She is also very easy to work with and offers great value.


Jim Irwin – President & CEO


“I heartily recommend the talents of Alicia Santistevan. I had the pleasure of working with Alicia for three years; the third as her supervisor. She is an excellent photographer and a delight person to work with. Although talented in all areas of advertising and magazine photography, Alicia is especially adept at photographing people — getting them to relax and truly look their best. Since she left the Reno Gazette-Journal/Reno Magazine, we’ve had several opportunities to hire Alicia as a freelancer, and we are happy to do so whenever we can.”

Mimi Knudsen
Sr. News Editor Features & Niche Publications,
Reno Gazette-Journal


“Alicia brings a passion and energy to her work that truly makes the experience of using a photographer an art form. She is also professional and diligent about understanding customer needs. I recommend her to anyone who needs professional photographic services.”

Cheryl Brown
VP LPL Financial


I am a Advanced Fitness Trainer in Reno NV and have had the opportunity to work with Alicia for a fitness spread in Reno Magazine. I have never felt so comfortable with a photographer before Alicia, as she did everything in her will power to make the shoot comfortable along with professional! By the time I was done with working with Alicia I left more confident than when I walked in not to mention the feeling when I actually saw the magazine pictures for myself I felt like a Megastar! If you ever have a chance to work with this woman make sure to thank her and give her a huge hug after because you will receive those photos and take a double take immediately and wonder if those are really yours!!
Alicia stood out to me with her outstanding professionalism, vibrant personality and unbelievable talent to go beyond what the average photographer would!

Camie Cragg
Owner of Camie Cragg Fitness
Advanced Fitness Trainer- Fitness & Health Column Writer- Fitness Model & Competitor- Life Coach


“I had the pleasure of working with Alicia for my professional photo. I contacted her because I had seen her excellent work in local publications and knew that I wanted that photographer to shoot my professional photos. She was great to work with. She was engaging and energetic, kept me upbeat and cheerful through the whole process and the fun came through in the excellent photos she produced. I’m pleased to use my photo in my business marketing and I recommend Alicia for her excellent photography skills and the way she makes a session fun.”

Marti Benjamin
Strategic solutions for Business and Career Success: Coaching, Training, Consulting


“Alicia has this wonderful gift of being both a creative professional and having an energetic personality. Her vibrant spirit shines through in her art and her ability to capture compelling images. Whether her assignment involves, people, places, products or cuisine, she knows how to craft unique photos that engage viewers and meet the goals of her clients.”

Kevin Lare
Kevin Lare Media


“Alicia did the photography for my web site and user manual. Starting at 7 a.m. on location and finishing at 5 p.m. in studio, Alicia took great care on every shot; beautiful composition, expert lighting, and a great attitude. The very best product photographer out there!”

Rich Keele
Owner Horus Sundials


“With Alicia’s great eye, knowledge of photography and composition and excellent equipment, we always know she’ll produce a wonderful product. More importantly, Alicia is a joy to work with. Her positive, can-do attitude, out-of-the-box thinking, hustle and excellent customer relations skills enable her to ensure a fantastic experience for our team as well as for our clients. Alicia has shot a wide range of photos for us—from architecture to head shots, and from food to equipment and parts, we’re always extremely pleased with Alicia’s photos and skill. We highly recommend her.”

Miya MacKenzie
MacWest Marketing


From the first time I worked with Alicia I knew she had it going on.  Her eye for the shot is very sharp, her direction with the talent or subject is keen, her patience with the entire process is unsurpassed and she is simply a joy to work with. Her end product is beautiful and flattering, she is a true professional and is considered our go-to photographer!

David J. Oliphant ~ Director of Development
Choozi Entertainment,  LLC


Just a quick note to tell you what a pleasure it was to have you help us with the photos of our company and employees for our website. You were most professional and willing to work in a timely manner around our schedules. Your most valuable asset was making all of us comfortable and relaxed with the frequently dreaded process of “having our pictures taken”…you actually made it lots fun!

You skill with lighting and attention to detail is very obvious with the finished product. I also felt your pricing was reasonable and fair.

I would highly recommend your services and feel that any clients you serve would be very pleased.

With warm regards,
Gigi Turville
John Dermody Ventures


It’s been a privilege and joy to work with Alicia for four years.

During that time, she was an invaluable member of the RENO Magazine team. For each issue she conceptualized and photographed subjects in creative and awe-inspiring ways. She always was reliable, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic while undertaking each assignment. In addition, she has a great work ethic and a positive attitude. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone seeking a talented, professional, and fun photographer.

Amanda Burden,
Editor and Publisher Edible Reno Tahoe Magazine


Alicia is an excellent photographer with an eye for precise detail and a strong sense of aesthetics. She is a delight to work with—very professional, incredibly creative, and always on top of what needs to be done within the time frame allotted.

Erinn Morgan
Freelance Journalist/Editor and Stylist

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