Alysia Hargus is a professional photographer located in the mountains of North Georgia, specializing in sport and concert event photography, as well as personal and professional portraiture.

Alysia Hargus is a member of the International Professional Rodeo Association (IPRA) and is known for her professional rodeo photography, covering regular season rodeos all over the Southeast since 2018.  Alysia has also been selected as the Official Photographer for national and regional rodeo finals events.

  • IPRA International Finals Rodeo – IFR51 (2021), IFR52 (2022)
  • National Cowboy Professional Rodeo Association – NCFR5 (2021) and NCFR6 (2022)
  • Southern Rodeo Association – SFR47 (2021) and SFR48 (2022)

You can find Alysia’s rodeo photography work published on Facebook and Instagram, as well as several national publications:

  • Rodeo News – March 2021, March 2022
  • Barrel Racing Report – January 2022
  • Barrel Horse News – March 2021, March 2022
  • Barrel Racing Magazine – February 2022
  • The Breakaway Roping Journal – February 2022
  • Quarter Horse News – April 2022

In addition to her rodeo photography, Alysia also has a passion for capturing live music performances and concerts and has photographed country music artists and bands, from small acoustic performances on the small stage to full band performances on larger stage venues.

On a personal level, Alysia is married with two grown children – Casey and Evan.  Her husband, Jim, served as an Officer in the United States Marine Corps as a helicopter pilot and has been an EMS helicopter pilot for the past 21+ years.  Alysia and her husband enjoy family time together at home, relaxing to a favorite movie or cooking on the grill.  

Photography isn’t Alysia’s first career.  Alysia comes from an 18+ year background in information technology in the oil & gas industry, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, and 4 years in the life insurance industry.  Alysia has always been interested in photography, but really got her start in action photography when her daughter, Casey, got her start in barrel racing and was a team member of the Sass ‘n Saddles Precision Mounted Drill Team. From that early start, Alysia has photographed rodeos, barrel racing and team roping events, even photographed the 2019 White Water Championship at the Ocoee River White Water Center.  Living in a small town, Alysia stays active in her community as a member of the Blairsville-Union County Chamber of Commerce and serves as the Publicity Officer for the Union County Saddle Club in Blairsville, GA. 

If you have an upcoming event or project that you would like to discuss with Alysia, or would like to ask about any of the existing work in her portfolio, please reach out!  Alysia would be happy to discuss your specific photography needs with you.