I'm Alyssa, but you can call me Ali.

For me, photography has always been about documenting more than creating. Since I was little, I have carried a camera of some sort with me. I'd take disposable cameras on all of our vacations and I have a shoebox full of polaroid I-zone photo stickers of my childhood dog. I made my first scrapbook when I was 7 years old and it's filled with photos of my siblings, my pets and my friends.

And now, 20 years later, I find myself documenting what others find special - special days, special people, special moments. It's kind of crazy that I get to do this as my job.

This is exactly why I am a documentary style photographer. The posed photos are beautiful but my foremost goal is to capture how it felt. I want you to look back on your photos and feel those butterflies in your stomach because you remember vividly the love and joy you experienced on this day. 

Openness and connection are essential to creating images of your love. I’ll go first!

this is me

I enjoy simple pleasures like time in the garden and pizza and beer on the patio.

I’ll never pass up an opportunity to get all dressed up, but on any given day, you’re most likely to find me in athleisure wear, running the kid to soccer practice.

I lead with an open heart and mind. Believe what you believe, be who you want to be, live how you want to live and love who you love. 


Wedding days can be hectic and chaotic. That's why I work so hard to be a calming presence on your wedding day. The last thing I want to do is add any sort of stress to the day. Trust that I'll keep an eye on the time but I won't rush you through any part of your wedding day. My entire philosophy revolves around being there to document your day, not to dictate how it goes. And trust me, the party won't start without you. 


Nothing but good vibes on this day. Your wedding photography should be easy and it should be fun. I'm not stressing over perfect poses or a shot list and I hope that you aren't either. You just focus on enjoying your day and the photos will follow. 

present but not imposing

My eyes are always open and my camera is always ready. Just because you don't see me at certain points of the day, doesn't mean that I'm not working. My goal is to be a fly on the wall. At no point do I want to be attracting attention on your big day. My goal is to capture it all but in the least imposing way possible. 

How my clients describe me...


I’m Ali, a wedding and portrait photographer in
New Orleans, LA.