Inspired by true film photography, I am drawn to images that make you feel like you had to be there. My style has an editorial feel with soft contrast and mindful posing bringing art to your love story.
I went to USC and studied communication (no idea what I was doing). Should of taken photography and design classes when I was there, but was too busy shopping at the bookstore. Either way, I graduated, got a job I hated as a talent assistant which lead me to my boss's wife hiring me to be her assistant at a cosmetic company in San Francisco. I moved to the city knowing no one and spent a lot of weekends alone, which inspired me to start a beauty blog. I called my dad, he sent me one of his old cameras and that is where I started to really learn the art and skill of photography.
It wasn't until I got married and met my own wedding photographer and learned the art of story telling that I realized, this was it! This is what I wanted to do for myself and, more importantly, for others.
To start, I am from New Jersey, grew up going to the Jersey Shore, playing soccer, having backyard pool birthday parties and ice cream cake. I am the youngest of 5 children and treated as such.
Never had a curfew, never been grounded, never had my phone taken away. I also never had to order for myself at a restaurant or make my own phone calls and due to that I was very comfortable in just going with the flow. I didn't really realize my passion for photography (or anything really) until I was older and connected the dots. Inspired by my dad who always had a camera in hand to capture the in betweens, the christmas mornings, the barbie corvettes, the homeruns, the first summer swims, the happy birthday songs, the dinner table storytimes, everything worth remembering in this life.
a SELF-TAUGHT LIBRA THAT VALUES THE IN-BETWEENS.
OWNER & DESIGNER
LITTLE CORNER CAFES
Long Beach, CA
MOM OF 3
OWNER & DESIGNER
Dirty Chai Lattes
So lucky I found Ally when I was searching for a local photographer for my maternity photoshoot. She helped us find a location and was accommodating and sweet from the start. Her fun and approachable energy put us at ease and she captured authentic moments from our time on the beach! (Even with my husband who isn't the most comfortable in front of the camera). When she sent us our photos, I was so in LOVE with her artistic vision and style. When I say these are my absolute favorite photos of us ever, I mean it!! Picking our favorites to display in our home was hard, because we loved them all so much. I would highly recommend her services!!!
"THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALLY FOR MAKING ME FEEL ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. SHE IS SO AMAZING!"
"NOBODY CAPTURES THE MAGIC LIKE ALLY"