hi, i’m ali!
You are more than a client and these are more than pictures.
As your photographer I document some of the most important and memorable moments in your life. Whether it is your wedding, family portraits, or the start of your business, I get to witness some pretty special moments. That's why I want to be more than just a vendor who provides a product and then never speaks to you again. Let's be friends! Let's grab coffee or dinner and get to know one another.
Tradition is great but this is your day, not your mama’s and not your grandma’s. So forget tradition and plan a day that is uniquely and fiercely you.
You want wedding pie instead of cake? Great.
You want go-go dancers at your reception? Heck yeah!
You want to get married on the rooftop of a New Orleans boutique hotel? I’m there!
There are no rules to this day. And after photographing so many weddings and even having one of my own, my biggest advice to soon-to-be brides is do whatever the heck you want!
As long as you’re surrounded by your closest family and friends, nothing else matters. So have a small, quaint wedding or throw the party of the century. Just make sure whatever you do is 100% true to you.
I'm not a big fan of posing, trying to make kids sit still, or making your photos so stressful that they're no longer fun. To me, good portraits are the ones that are bursting with emotion. I want you to look at your photos and immediately have your eyes well up with tears because you remember how much fun our session was and you love how beautifully your happiness and love were captured by my camera.
So don't be afraid to get dirty. Let the wind mess up your hair. And most importantly, come ready to have fun. These aren't your grandma's photos ;)