Being a wedding photographer enables me to serve couples on one of the biggest days of their lives. I strive to go above and beyond what is expected of me and to be a calming and supportive presence on your big day. See what other brides have to say about working with me!
"Hiring Ali was one of the best wedding decisions we made! She was there for me every step of the way, from the handwritten welcome letter to the lightning fast turn around on the day of photos. Ali has a way of making you feel comfortable and beautiful even when you normally looks stiff and awkward in photos. She is so good turning something potentially awkward into something fun that my husband, normally anti-photo, actually had a great time during out engagement shoot (highly recommend!) and was sad when it ended. She is also incredibly organized. She made sure to ask exactly what I wanted while also providing me with ideas and inspiration; then she turned my wedding photo dreams into a reality. You are probably thinking "ok, sure she is nice and organized but how are her photos??". Well let me tell you, I look like a model in those photos. I'm not sure what magic Ali worked but you will not be disappointed. It's been a month and I am still scrolling through the photos and finding new little moments that I missed on the big day that she captured beautifully and also wondering how she got my husband's jawline to look so good!! Hire Ali, she'll take your wedding from a 10/10 to a 12/10."
“There are not enough superlatives to describe how amazing Ali was as our engagement and wedding photographer. I was super stressed about photos because I really wanted to have amazing shots, but my husband and I are introverts and were not excited about actually being photographed. Ali put us at ease from the very beginning. She helped us to break out of our shells during our engagement session and captured absolutely beautiful photos. I felt like Ali was my rock through the entire wedding planning process! She was so on top of everything when it came to planning for our big day and was available for advice and recommendations, even when it was about something totally unrelated to photography. On our wedding day, Ali was truly a rockstar. She helped to keep our family under control before the ceremony and during family photos, navigating some potentially awkward family dynamics like a pro, and she caught every little moment while also being completely unobtrusive. My husband is extremely hard to impress, and one of the first things he said when we reflected on how everything went on our wedding day was, ‘Ali was amazing – she was our best vendor hands-down!’ I feel so lucky that we found her!”
"It’s hard for me to know where to begin in acknowledging the excellence that Ms. Ali does in her photography. Never could I have imagined having such a peaceful day/experience while having a camera following my husband and me around. Ali was not only professional, but she was encouraging and incredible at what she does. Her photos speak for themselves, but there are certain aspects of wedding photography that Ali hits better than anyone else. She is quick to catch the small moments, while somehow retaining the complexity of the entire day as a whole. When my husband and I go through our wedding photos, we feel as if every sweet moment was illuminated and our perfect day was captured for us to remember for the rest of our lives. If you are even thinking about using Ali Takes Photographs, think no further, she is the perfect person for the job."
"Ali was our girl from the first coffee date all the way to the end. We loved her from the beginning for her sweet personality, her rad fashion sense, and her sincere interest in us as people. Ali was easy to talk to and responded to e-mails, calls and texts in a timely manner. Ali's style was just what we were looking for. Her vibe was our vibe. My husband has a HUGE family. HUGE. We had a wedding party of 40 total... Ali ROCKED it and somehow managed to keep me in a good mood when the boys were frustrating. Ali captured so many beautiful moments that my husband and I would have otherwise missed. From details, venue, first look, ceremony and reception, we could not have asked for a more perfect combination of photos. We loved working with Ali and guarantee you will too. Ali kept things flowing and kept me (the Bride) smiling when I wanted to freak out the most. Our wedding was pretty laid back, very CHILL and that's the kind of photographer we, (I) needed for our big day. Ali was just that. We would choose her time and time again, and if and when we need photos for anything else in life, she will be the one we call! We were so blessed to work with Ali as she made us feel comfortable being our in love selves and natural during all of our photos. Ali truly captured our LOVE and so many wonderful memories that we will be able to cherish forever."
"Gosh, where do we even begin? Ali was the highlight of our trip. She is amazing! So talented. She captured the most special moments and we will forever be grateful to her. The photos are pure magic, and I could stare at them for hours upon hours. Thank you Ali for agreeing to travel south of the border and being there for us. We are so lucky!"
"Hiring Ali was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding! First of all, her work is GORGEOUS. She not only captured all the big moments, but the little ones as well—those glances or hand grabs that make the day so special. Plus she somehow manages to get shots of all those moments while blending in—we had multiple guests say they hardly saw her! Above all that though, it’s Ali’s personality that really makes us thankful we hired her! During planning, I was worried about the timeline of the day and being able to fit in all the photos. Ali met my concerns with a calm confidence and reassuring words, so that on the wedding day I could be present and enjoy each moment because I knew Ali had it covered. Ali’s joy and kindness made photos fun, and she delivered a beautiful gallery of images that we cherish!"
"We could not be more thankful to have had Ali as our wedding photographer. She was a dream to work with from start to finish. She is a true professional, offering excellent recommendations throughout the planning process and managed to capture every special moment from our wedding without us even realizing she was right there to do so. On top of that, it was a joy just to have her around the day-of. She is warm and has an extremely calming presence making the “photos” portion of our wedding day simple and painless. When she delivered our photos following our wedding, we were floored. They are a treasure, thanks to Ali’s talent, and we will cherish them forever."
"In a season full of decisions, choosing Ali to be our photographer was hands-down the best one I made. I could not have asked for a better experience! Ali was organized, easy to communicate with, and flexible to work with. She did an amazing job of making my husband and me, both, feel comfortable while taking engagements pictures. In doing so, she truly captured both of our personalities. Also, our wedding day could not have been more perfect. The pictures turned out amazing! I cannot think of a single thing I would have changed when working with Ali. She worked so hard and intentionally to make sure every detail about our wedding day was captured! I am so thankful we had the opportunity to work with her and be blessed to have her photograph our wedding season!"
"Besides marrying Alex, Ali was the best choice about our wedding day! She moves like clockwork and kept us right on schedule. Beyond that, she had a vision and told us exactly what to do which is wonderful when you aren't a natural born model! Ali was fun and easy to work with. She got our photos done promptly and they are STUNNING. Everyone has told me these are the most beautiful wedding photos they have ever seen. I know wedding day choices can be tricky... but this should not be one of them! I could not have asked for a better photographer for our big day!"
"My husband and I very much enjoyed having Ali as our wedding photographer. From our first email to each subsequent interaction, Ali was consistently professional, warm, organized and detail-oriented. The location of our engagement shoot was at her suggestion, and we had such a good time going somewhere new and different. She made us feel comfortable, we had fun, and as a result, the photos came out looking so naturally happy and at ease. In planning out our wedding photography list ahead of time, she helped me organize the day. Everything ran so smoothly! We were so excited when we got our photos back. Going through each shot was so special, I loved getting to see all the wonderful moments of our wedding that she captures. I know I will always treasure these photographs. There's not a thing I would change about my experience having Ali as our photographer, and I would without hesitation recommend her to any of my friends seeking a wedding photographer."
"Not only is Ali a doll to work with, her shots are absolutely stunning. She captured the spirit of our whole wedding day beautifully, while being patient with our families and creative in her vision. My husband and I like a specific photographic aesthetic which Ali's photos fit perfectly. We were blown away by the quality of our photos, and we will cherish them forever. Additionally, we will be using Ali again in the future for all of our family photo sessions!"
"When it came to top priorities for our wedding, finding the perfect photographer was way up there. I even prioritized it higher than finding my wedding dress! Selecting Ali as our wedding photographer was a no-brainer. Her style was exactly what we were looking for. Along with that, she has a ton of experience and was able to answer every question I sent her way. She was super organized with every shot detail that my family and I requested too. Looking through our gallery of images after our wedding, my husband and I were blown away by the photos. We are so thankful to have these to look back on for years to come!"
"We can't express enough how amazing Ali is. Not only is her work flawless, she is also such a joy to be around. She is prompt, strategic and FUN, which made us feel so relaxed and comfortable when working with her. We have very large families, but she handled all the stressful and mandatory wedding family photos perfectly. Our golden hour photos will be something we will cherish forever. My husband and I can't sing her praises more. If you're looking for mediocre and dull wedding photos, keep looking. But if you want unique and youthful photos, I know someone :)"
"Ali is a dear friend to me and a true artist. Her style is quirky, timeless and fun all rolled into one. She made my wedding day so very special. She captured every detail and every moment flawlessly even through the rain. Ali has this peace and confidence about her that makes you feel at home, and that’s exactly what every girl needs on her big day. I couldn’t be happier with my photographs!"
"I cannot say enough positive things about our experience with Ali. From the moment we met I knew we had found the one that would capture the greatest day of our lives. Ali's ability to be calm and nurturing during the day of is unlike any other. She got every picture that we asked for and she was incredibly efficient when it came to taking our family pictures. She captured emotions and genuine expressions from us and our guests. She posed us in ways that looked natural and not stiff. Everyone that has seen the photos that Ali took has been blown away. I can't wait to have the pictures that Ali took for the rest of my life as I truly feel that she has a gift with her photography. She is efficient, kind, timely, and most importantly she cares about her clients and wants the best for them."