Hello & welcome! My name is Ali, and I'm a lifestyle & wedding photographer in the DC metro area. I am happiest holding hands with my husband, adventuring and snuggling with my two kids, and being behind my camera witnessing the beauty of people who truly love one another. I am passionate about telling the stories of the unique way that love expresses in the bonds of family. From love's beginning, through marriage, and bringing new life into this big, beautiful world -- I am honored to tell your love story. Take a peek around, and feel free to reach out to me! Thank you for stopping by!


megan + anthony


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seven on sunday // vol. 5..


40//chipotle, baby
41//be still, my heart!
42//spring break means concerts from the best band ever
43//”creating art is my favorite thing in the whole entire world to do”
44//we hosted a celebration of life picnic in honor of my granny on saturday. it was such a beautiful tribute to her. we cooked all her best recipes, decorated in her way, dressed up and got silly in the photo booth, told stories, laughed, cried. it was perfect.
45//my heart is so full when my sister is home
46//easter egg-stravaganza


laura + aaron



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it was such an incredible honor to be present to this special day. laura and aaron are two of the sweetest, most genuine people i’ve ever had the pleasure to know and watching them become one and join families was amazing to say the least. their love is effortless — comfortable, joyful, authentic.

i fell in love with their families instantly and adored watching the happiness that everyone felt for laura and aaron. there are no words that could do the day justice so i just kept taking lots and lots and lots of photos hoping to soak it all in for them. what a treasure it was! thank you so much for having me and the very best wishes to both of you! xo

seven on sunday // vol. 4..



vaughn started thinking really hard about walking this week, my first baby lost her first tooth, both kids caught a nasty cold that we’re still trying to get through, i shot my first wedding of 2014 which was incredible to say the least, and we embraced the beginning of spring weather and budding trees and golden sunshine. i’m going back outside now. :)

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also that was 8. again, no rules just fun. xo

lillian + ricky


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seven on sunday // vol. 3..



my baby turned one this week and i’m not entirely sure how that happened considering i’m pretty sure i just brought him home yesterday. time moves in warp speed and with everything that happens in the first year, it’s just… not really fair. i’m happy and sad about it, but mostly lucky that he’s still so incredibly snuggly and bald so i can just keep pretending he’s two weeks old.

moving on… spring, what’s your deal? i am 100% done with cold and wind and ready for more green. trees are fiiiiiiinally budding and i’m just looking forward to a refreshing new season. portrait season is starting again (blogging a ridiculously adorable engagement session tomorrow!) and my first wedding is next weekend. i’m really excited to be back behind my camera more and spending some time with my amazing clients. feeling so grateful in that department.

so the whole no phone thing is still happening. that was cool and stuff until vaughn decided to dive off the couch face first into our brick hearth the day after his birthday. and then i had a full on panic attack and all i had was skype. thank god my mom was on there and my uncle (who happens to be the best doctor in the world) got on and eased all of our worries. i’m pretty sure my nerves are still regulating themselves from that experience. zoe spent part of her first birthday in the ER so first birthdays and crises are apparently a thing here. not that cool. either way, he’s healing like wolverine and doesn’t seem to care one bit about the giant swollen bruise in the middle of his forehead. i am still beating myself up about how i could have done something different, and also mentally preparing myself for the wild life that is boys. and how i’m probably in for many more years of injuries that i can’t prevent. deep breaths.

hope you all had an awesome week! here’s some happy from ours. xo