Hi! I’m Aly
I’m a portrait and event photographer, and I also hate having my picture taken.
I know, it’s ironic.
But it’s been key to helping me develop the way I work with my clients. Do you get dressed up for photos, do your hair differently than you normally would, or wear makeup (or extra makeup)? Then look in the mirror and feel like you’re staring at a stranger? I am right there with you.
But, that self-conscious feeling doesn’t have to stop us from getting photographs that we really love.
I’ve made it my mission to help my clients relax into a session so that they get a final product that makes them smile whenever they look at it. Over the years, I’ve learned so much from the people I’ve been lucky enough to photograph. And one thing they’ve taught me: a photo session is a partnership between the photographer and the individual(s) in front of her lens.
That process—making a client comfortable so we can capture authentic memories—never gets old; not even after nearly 2 decades and thousands of sessions.
Creating space for authentic moments to happen means I get the privilege of creating artwork for my clients’ walls and businesses, and not just digital files that disappear on to a computer or into a drawer after the photo session is over.
That’s true whether I’m photographing a family at the park, a high school senior in a downtown location, a company executive’s business portrait or a big event at their home office.
All those sessions might sound really different, but they have a couple of things in common. People and connections with the individuals involved! Meetings prior to all sessions help clue me in on the “can’t-miss” moments and the exact look we are trying to achieve. This way I can guarantee my clients get exactly what they want and they can also trust in my professionalism as a seasoned photographer who has an eye for the best moments (and best angles) they might have missed.
I’m so glad you’re here!