reviews

Wondering if I'm good at my job? I hate bragging about myself, so I'll let my couples do all the talking. Keep scrolling to read a ton of testimonials from people who were thankful that they put their trust in me.

"THE PHOTOS ARE PURE MAGIC, AND I COULD STARE AT THEM FOR HOURS UPON HOURS."

michelle

"We had such a great experience with Ali when she shot our wedding. She was everything we wanted in a photographer: talented, kind, affordable, and a champ at dealing with our crazy families! She even appreciated my father’s dad jokes! I’m obsessed with our wedding photos (I seriously just sit and look at them for hours), and my family and friends are too! We only had about a two week turnaround to receive them, which is pretty much unheard of in the photography world! Ali worked hard to get our photos to us quickly, and it made us feel so special. I feel so lucky that a friend recommended Ali to us! She is artistic, professional, and so much fun to work with! She made us all feel so comfortable in front of the camera, which is NOT easy because we’re a bunch of awkward turtles. While other photographers charge too much, don’t let you have all of their photos, and always edit the same way, Ali gave us all of her footage and made each picture fit our personal style, all for an affordable price. My husband and I now have beautiful memories of our special day that will last forever. Thank you so much, Ali!"

megan

"After looking through who knows how many photographer Instagram pages, I found Ali. What instantly attracted to me to her photography was the color she brought into each frame, and how all her couples just looked at ease. Those aspects I loved were ABSOLUTELY what we ended up seeing in our engagement pictures, my bridal session, and our wedding pictures. That’s because Ali is not only crazy talented, but she is genuinely the sweetest person. She somehow made it feel like we weren’t taking pictures, just hanging out as friends. Trust me too, anybody who makes Nathan actually smile and look natural in a picture gets an A+ from me! We love Ali and you won’t regret choosing her for any of your special moments."

olivia

"I don’t know how to put into words just how amazing and wonderful Ali is, but I am going to try. Rest assured, you want Ali for your wedding pictures. Ben and I received our wedding photos the other day, and were absolutely blown away at the 1800 high quality pictures we received. Ali had not missed a single moment. She had captured everything... the big moments, the little moments, and all the in betweens, not only that, but she is so creative. She is going to borrow your dress and your shoes and make masterpiece detail pictures out of them. She is going to run with you back into the chapel at night while everyone is in the Reception to take romantic pictures under the fairy lights.When you get these pictures back you will be absolutely blown away at how beautiful they are. She is going to capture little moments with your grandparents, and tears your father in law shed during a speech, she is even going to capture the funny moments like my 6 year old niece asking me to play cooler music during the Reception. She is going to make you feel like a model even if you are not photogenic or camera shy like me. Choose Ali, because you only get to do this day once, and you deserve every single moment captured in an absolutely beautiful way. Choose Ali, because one day your kids are going to stare at these pictures and they are going to get to relive the entire day with you, because every single important moment will be captured within her work. Choose Ali because you will have so many choices of beautiful wedding photos to hang around your house (you will literally be overwhelmed with amazing wedding pictures). I’m telling you to choose Ali, because after the cake is gone, and the day has past, and your wedding photos are all that remain, you will be so glad you chose someone who captured all your special moments of that day (not just a couple), and who made them look as wonderful and amazing as she did. 100 stars for Ali, but google will only let me choose 5 as the highest. Look no further for photos, Ali is your girl... and prepare yourself to be absolutely blown away by her work."

michael

"Ali did both our engagement and wedding photos and not only did she do a phenomenal job, but also was so nice and fun to work with throughout. She had a great planning process for both to make sure we met all of our goals on both occasions. Two specific elements of Ali's art that make me so glad she was our photographer were her creativity and flexibility. In terms of her creativity she brought her own ideas that always complemented ours and gave us unique shots that we feel like are 100% ours. She was also very flexible, taking our random thoughts and ideas in stride and turning them into moments that we can cherish forever."

"SHE SOMEHOW MADE IT FEEL LIKE WE WEREN'T TAKING PICTURES, JUST HANGING OUT AS FRIENDS."

jenn

"We had the privilege of having Ali do both our engagement pictures locally in Houston and our wedding pictures in Mexico and we couldn’t have picked a better photographer. We’re a shy-er bunch (particularly me...I usually dread taking pictures) and she always made me feel so comfortable that I never thought twice to be in front of a camera. Ali is so sweet and genuine and manages to translate this mood directly into her pictures to capture the most honest and tender moments of an engagement or wedding that you’ll be so excited to look back on twenty years from now. She really listened to me and my fiancé on what we wanted and exceeded our expectations. We really couldn’t thank her enough for capturing all of our sweet engagement/wedding memories. If you’re looking for an A+ photographer who really cares about capturing your sweet memories, then look no further. :D"

jenny

"There are so many reasons to work with Ali as a photographer! She has a beautiful way of capturing all the special moments from the most special day. Her creativity adds a unique flare to timeless photos that will be cherished for years to come. She has a deep appreciation for colors which makes the photos both fun and vibrant! The most important part is Ali makes you feel more comfortable than you ever thought possible. She has this calmness about her that makes everything go smoothly. She is down to earth and doesn't make the process a "perfected production" but instead focusses on the meaning of marriage, capturing the love of friends and family celebrating the newlyweds. My husband was nervous for a full day of photos but he kept saying, "Man I've never been this comfortable around a camera. Ali makes this so easy and not painful at all." We are so thankful for the role Ali played in our wedding day, we wouldn't change it for the world. Now it's time to look at our photos for the millionth time... #hearteyes"

jackie

"Photos are all about the end result, and mine were SO SO beautiful. Ali captured moments big and small, and I had so much fun looking through the beautiful album. Her planning process is simple and manageable - for brides with a lot to do, she made it easy and seamless. She was professional and did a great job not being "in the way" of the festivities, but still captured everything. I loved the candid shots she got as well as the posed - she knew everyone she needed to capture. I highly recommend her to any Texas bride."

"HER STYLE IS QUIRKY, TIMELESS AND FUN ALL ROLLED INTO ONE."

abbey

"Working with Ali was nothing less than a dream! Not only did our photos turn out better than we could have imagined, but she was timely, on top of things, and encouraging during all of our meetings and on our wedding day. Booking Ali was one of the best decisions we made in our entire wedding planning process!"

cathy

"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."

margaret

"It's taken me a month to write this review because I couldn't think of anything that would do Ali justice. 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 look 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 our 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."

"SHE WAS OUR BEST VENDOR HANDS-DOWN."

hillary

"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!"

lisa

"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!"

brooke

"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."

"SHE IS QUICK TO CATCH THE SMALL MOMENTS WHILE RETAINING THE COMPLEXITY OF THE ENTIRE DAY."

raina

"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."

tori

"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!"

bailey

"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!"

"IN A SEASON FULL OF DECISIONS, CHOOSING ALI WAS HANDS DOWN THE BEST ONE I MADE."

rebekah

"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."

madison t.

"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!"

casey

"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!"

"SHE CARES ABOUT HER CLIENTS AND WANTS THE BEST FOR THEM."

madison w.

"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!"

sarah

"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 :)"

kristen

"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."

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