& MY LOVE STORY
I love weddings because they are unpredictable, joyful, heart-felt and unique. After I got married I wanted to remember all the little things that made the day special. That my sweet hubby cried at our first look, my sisters working frantically on my hair and that all our people took part in making our ceremony so unique. The photos we got back from Erich McVey were perfect, they captured each moment and they are one of my most treasured possessions. I want to do the same for you that he did for us. I want to get to know you and your fiancé’s quirks that make you right for each other, I want to know what you’re most excited about for your day and I want to meet your friends! I want to capture all those fleeting, wind swept moments that are so easy to miss and leave you with a beautiful story of your wedding.
I started out as a digital photographer, a medium that I still value for many of it’s aspects but I have found that nothing suits this philosophy better than film. It has a texture and depth to it that you don’t find anywhere else and a nostalgic essence that truly captures the magic of a wedding.
HI, I'M ALI
I became a photographer when I was twelve and realized how un-photogenic I was. If you can’t do, teach right? Kidding. But I love what I do and if you feel un-photogenic, never fear. You aren’t, and I got you.
I am married to the love of my life, a graphic designer named Evan who shares my love of creativity.
Dear Ice Cream.
I love you, I love you everyday for breakfast lunch and dinner. I love you on hot days, on cold days, in the shower, while driving… Ben and Jerry’s should really sponsor me.
I’ve always loved to travel, especially to warm sunny places, so wherever you want to go. I’m happy to tag along. I’ve already shot weddings in Australia, Mexico, Taiwan, Canada and obviously good ol US of A, all over it.
I think I have all of FRIENDS memorized. But if I’m not watching that I’m snuggled up watching Parks and Rec, Superstore, Community, the Office, gimme all the comedy please!
I will see your Banana Grams and raise you 10 games of Code Names, Labrynith, Pit or Heads up. We may get a little too competitive but any game, any time and place and I am in. I once created a point system for getting selfies of people taking selfies.
If I could get everyday to be sunny and 78 degrees I would and if I could have 1 million puppies I also would. My husband sends me pictures of puppies when I’m sad. Works like a charm.
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- OUR SERVICES -
WHAT SHOULD WE WEAR FOR OUR SHOOT?
The biggest thing is that you feel confident and exited to be photographed! So If you feel best in jeans and a t-shirt, do it. If you feel like a boss wearing a super trendy get up I couldn’t even dream up, I can’t wait to see it! If you feel like you rule the world in a gorgeous flowy dress you could also wear to a black tie affair, I’m going to love it too.
I would however recommend colors other than neon. 🙂 Unless you want to have a neon paint bomb fight. I’m so in.
IS THERE A WAY TO GET OUR FILM PHOTOS BACK DIGITALLY?
It seems counter intuitive but all your photos actually come back to you on an online hosting site. You can then print them, make books, cards, whatever you wish!
WHAT SHOULD WE EXPECT?
This is a partnership! I will do everything I can to make you feel comfortable, the goal being that you leave feeling like you went on a date together with a new friend who got awesome photos of you!
Equally importantly, you will get out of it what you put in. It’s absolutely ok to be nervous or to feel like you don’t know how to act in front of a camera. Your job is to come with an open mind, excited to be silly, snuggle tight and try new things.
We are going to have a great time!!!
DO YOU RECOMMEND A FIRST LOOK?
YES YES YES YES YES.
A first look gives you so much more time with your loved one, an opportunity to have some time all to yourselves and lengthens your day so that you don’t feel rushed.
Some of the sweetest moments I have photographed have come from this time together.
DO YOU TRAVEL?
I love travel weddings! I have been all over the United States, Mexico, Canada, Australia, Taiwan and will go absolutely wherever you want to bring me.