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"These pictures are so touching to my heart. I've been struggling with some health stuff for a few years now  and it's made me feel not myself. I'm getting better slowly, and I feel strong and hopeful, but you know how it goes... I gained weight and just don't *love* seeing pictures of myself. That being said, having lost my mom and knowing how absolutely treasured pictures of our loved ones are, I have pushed myself to really embrace photos and just accept myself in them. I know I'm beautiful and all, but sometimes I just do a bit of an inward cringe and can be overly harsh. But these photos are truly so beautiful and I don't know what you do or what kind of fairy dust you sprinkle, but you have always been able to capture me and my loved ones in such a way that is just so glowy and lovely. Not only do I NOT *cringe* at myself in the pictures, I actually LOVE them and feel like they reflect the beauty I see in myself more than any other photos taken of me. You know what I mean? Anywho, I just wanted to express how grateful I am to you and your talent. And I'm so happy that you were able to capture us as we are right now. The girls are just so perfect at these ages and your pictures will be a gift to my family for ever and ever!!"

- Megan, Family Session Client

"It’s difficult to know where to begin when describing Ali and her work. We’ve worked together both professionally and personally and from the moment I met her I knew that she has a rare gift.  At first glance, it’s obvious that her work is amazingly beautiful, natural, and organic… but what makes Ali such a rare gem is the person behind that camera and how her love is stitched into the fabric of each and every shot.  Ali is an incredibly warm, empathic, and calming person who has a way of discreetly capturing the beauty of life without directing or making anyone feel uneasy. She’s completely unobtrusive so as to hold a space for others to ‘just be’ while making everyone feel completely at ease with themselves and comfortable having their lives being captured by her artful eye. She sees the beauty in every moment and is able to catch it quickly without awkward poses or phony smiles. The beauty is in the balance and when I saw this in her as we worked together professionally (I am a birth doula and she has photographed my clients’ births), I knew that I had to have her at the birth of my own baby.  When Ali photographed my son’s birth her presence was perfect.  She was quiet, discreet, and calmly captured hundreds of photos as his journey into this world unfolded, while simultaneously encouraging me, loving me, and offering the extra support (much like a doula!) that I needed to get through childbirth. I love looking back (with tears in my eyes of course) at our most intimate and life altering memories as time flies and our family ages. Ali doesn’t take photos of posed people pretending to be perfect (say that 5 times!), but rather sees the beauty in life’s perfect moments and somehow makes time stand still for you."


-Juli, Maternity, Birth, Newborn, + Family Session Client

"My family has had the pleasure of working with Ali for some of the most important moments in our lives. In searching for a photographer to celebrate our daughter Ainsley’s first birthday, I really wanted to find someone who could both capture the unspoken love within our family and display a true representation of who we are.

Without writing a novel, I will just say that Ali provided this and so much more!  Obvious talent aside, Ali has an amazing sense of humor, the most beautiful soul and a very calming personality. Our daughter, who is normally resistant in unfamiliar situations, was suddenly full of personality. After spending five minutes with Ali, I felt like I had known her for a lifetime. Our session was full of smiles and laughs and I knew that she would be the photographer to capture all of our special moments.

She was so receptive to all of my crazy ideas and my car full of props when we showed up for our first session (:  Each time Ali photographed our family, it felt relaxed, natural and fun, which isn’t at all how my husband and I normally feel when a camera is nearby. Fast forward three years and many sessions with Ali later, and I feel extremely blessed to be able to say that not only have I gained a house full of perfect pictures that bring me back to so many beautiful moments in my life, but I have also gained a lifelong friend in the process. We will be forever grateful for Ali’s warm heart and dedication to her clients."

-Ashley, Family Session Client

"Sometimes you meet someone you just click with. And while that’s important in so many areas in life, it couldn’t be more true when hiring a photographer. Ali has the most graceful, calm demeanor – perfect for photographing my two energetic little boys.  A photo session with her feels as natural as spending time as a family on a Sunday afternoon – full of joy and capturing everything that is US!  She truly has a gift – and our family is so lucky to have photos that capture our dynamic. I will be forever grateful for her vision and artistry – she really is amazing."

 

-Kelly, Family Session Client

"Ali just has “the eye” – I could tell from the first time I stumbled across her website and kicked myself for not finding her before my wedding ;) We’ve been lucky though to have her capture bellies and babies and I’m always in tears when she sends me the pictures from our shoots. She’s that fabulous.

Ali quietly captures the most magical, fleeting moments and now they’re treasures that will forever live on our walls – reminding us of those periods in our lives that were over in a blink. Nothing is posed or stiff or rushed with Ali – the moments just flow naturally.

Couldn’t feel more grateful for finding this wonderful, sweet, and amazingly talented photographer! Looking forward to her capturing many more moments for us – big and small :)"


-Erin, Maternity, Birth, Newborn, + Family Session client

"I was introduced to Ali through a mutual friend after seeing the amazing work she did as part of a hospital room photo shoot. My husband and I were instantly impressed by her portfolio and asked if she could kindly take our family photos, the first professional shoot we had ever attempted. Keep in mind, I hate having my photo taken and my girls at the time were 3, 1 and less than 10 days old so you can imagine the anxiety I was feeling just thinking about the day! Ali showed up to our home and made us feel relaxed and authentic to who we are as individuals and as a family unit – and that is exactly what I see in our pictures which warms my heart.  I’d recommend Ali to anyone and hope that we will have the opportunity to work with her again soon."

-Rachal, Newborn + Family Client

"I almost choke up thinking about the picture you took of my hand holding Julia’s and the intimate details like those. That’s what draws me to your photography the most – your attention to not only the subjects within but the tiny beautiful details that leave people breathless. Once we got in that canoe and crossed the river, I was wrapped back up in my old friend the trail, my snuggly family, and you the artist soaking up our seconds. You have such a happy but calm aura – your presence added to the already wonderful experience of going out for a family trail walk. Our shoot was so easy! I had such confidence in your abilities to produce mind-blowing photos that there was never any worry or pressure about posing. We just found natural props along our walk and let you do your thing, and the results were nothing short of amazing. The pictures of Julia and I nursing are priceless. I will always treasure them. These are the pictures that I want to share with my great-great-grandchildren, so they can see how much love and care flowed through us to our little Julia, their grandma. How cool is that? What an opportunity. Thank you for being so open with us. I look forward to another shoot with you!"


-April, Family Session Client

"When Ali announced that she would be offering sessions for creatives, I knew it was exactly what I needed at this point in my business. I had become increasingly frustrated with social media, and confused about how to show up authentically, in order to attract my ideal clients. Ali sent me a wonderful questionnaire that helped me work through clear goals and intentions. I was surprised at how much clarity I found in the process, and before the session even started, I found myself excited about the potential of social media again. Even after sending the questionnaire, my wheels kept turning. Where I had felt lost and uninspired, creativity started to flow. The session itself felt comfortable, and Ali let me talk through things in order to know how to capture images that best reflected my heart and business. The finished product is a gallery of images I'll be proud to use, and with far more clarity on how to use them. Ali is not just talented at photography, but at heart work, and the combination of those two things makes her perfectly suited for this type of session!"

-Misty, Contemplative Content for Creatives Session Client

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