I'm Alisha Sommer, freelance writer and photographer in Chicago. I blend my love of words with a talent for creating visually stunning images to create authentic and engaging content. I guide businesses and brands to their authentic voice, helping them connect with their audience through engaging storytelling. When I'm not doing that, I facilitate in-person and virtual writing workshops. You can view my professional portfolio and learn more about how we can work together here

I have a gift for holding sacred space, for deep listening, and for seeing the ordinary in extraordinary ways. I love the feeling of heat in my hands, the weight of linen across my body, the warmth of knotty pine beneath my feet. If I could be anything and do anything, it would be exactly what I'm doing now: Being a wife and a mother of 3 living out her creative journey–but maybe with a view of a vineyard from the kitchen window. I'm interested in exploring the depth of motherhood, creativity, food & wine, literature & writing, and all things beautiful.

If I had to summarize myself in a list of textures, it would go something like this: hand-scraped wood, shiny brass, natural linen, cotton, velvet, leather, and lace.

SOMMERSALT is the space where I curate simple, storied beauty.

It's about what I consider to be the salt of life: food, wine, & words.

I'm trying to learn how not to kill my plants and will take my Certified Sommelier this year.

I'm interested in working with brands who center around beauty and wellness, food, wine, and design. If you think we'd be a good fit, please feel free to email me. I'd love to see what we could create together.