Hey, I’m Ali!
I love bullet points so here are a few about me.
I’m a Portrait Photographer based in Portland, OR.
I’m a dog mama to Walt.
Tina Belcher to a T.
I live for love and I manifested that shit in 2018.
Oh yeah I curse… A LOT.
I’m authentic and genuine.
I crave connection.
I will scream when I nail a shot I love (and will immediately show you).
BUT THE THING YOU SHOULD KNOW THE MOST
My passion is capturing passionate soul’s.
Photography is the thing that I love most in the world. It’s the thing that drives who I am as a person and I just can’t fathom a life without it. I remember it being my first love. I remember it being the one thing I just had to do. Over the years, photography has been the one constant in my life. It has been my great love.
My evolution has taken time. My journey has not been easy. Believe it or not, there was a time that I COULD NOT photograph people.The thought scared me so much. And now I can’t imagine a life where people aren’t in my frame.
They say your 30’s are when you figure out who you are. I’m about to be 36 and I didn’t think I would ever know deep down who I was. I honestly thought I would always be lost. But one day, not too long ago, I woke up and found myself and I found what I love truly love.
And what I can tell you is this. What I love is passionate people just like me. The people that will scream with excitement when they nail the shot, like I do. The people that aren’t exactly creative but do it anyway, just like me. The people that love with their whole selves and never give up, because I never in a million years will give up. The people that listen to the same music on repeat for years because it still gives them that little something deep inside. Some shit is just too good to not listen to every day.
My life has been a weird journey. It’s been confusing and maddening and bumpy and messy and ugly and one failure right after another and I honestly don’t know what the I’m doing. But it’s been beautiful and worth it. It really has. Because at the end of the day. I get to meet people like you. I get to spend time with you. And I get to do what I love.