First of all, call me Ali and let's be friends! I am a lifestyle & portrait photographer in Cleveland, Ohio and I LOVE MY JOB!!!!
My passion for photography started at a young age. I enjoyed my very first Barbie Camera, to taking class after class of photography in high school, and even having my photography portfolio on display in New York my senior year as well! My husband surprised me with my first DSLR in 2010 and I have been head over heels ever since!
I truly love capturing the real life, meaningful and magical moments of people, couples, families, babies, individuals, etc.! I’m discovering more and more that lifestyle and documentary photography are my passions. I enjoy doing portraits as well, we all need that everyone looking and smiling picture every now and then!
For a little more background, I grew up around Columbus, Ohio and went to Ohio University (OU Oh Yeah!). I got my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and my Master’s Degree in Special Education. I taught for 5 years – mostly third grade, but also preschool special education, and various other grades included. In 2014 we had our sweet little girl and after that school year I decided to stay home with her. Since then I dove even deeper into photography and began to pursue it as a business.
My likes and loves include (but are not limited to) MUSIC (lots of it and various kinds, seeing artists live, singing along loudly, vinyl, etc.), chai tea lattes, wearing stretchy pants, old re-runs of Gilmore Girls, football (the Green Bay Packers & Ohio State Buckeyes to be more specific – and the Browns too), thrifting, Mitchell's Ice Cream, getting lost in a good book, Barrio tacos, the beach, and of course spending quality time with my family and friends. Being a wife and a Mama are two of my biggest loves yet! I also enjoy being outdoors, exploring more of Cleveland (or any city that we could be visiting), laughing with my people, and learning new things!