Who am I?
Born and raised in Philadelphia by an Irish-Italian family, growing up was always about being present with the people you love. Mom hosted everything. I’d always take a minute, watch, and snap some photos. Gradually my visual, story mind moved into theatre and I made that the biggest part of my life. I directed, performed, all of it. It was intriguing to see how many ways a story can be interpreted and re-told. Towards the end of high school, my parents gave me a Pentax 35mm camera. I started taking “real” pictures so to speak and just kept the skill in my back pocket. Rest is history. Who knew it would be such an integral piece to the puzzle of my future.
Meanwhile—- I remain distracted by the shiny things and may play Johnnyswim & Jason Isbell on repeat because well, I’m Alli.
Why do I do this?
Some of the best advice I ever received was “Just know WHY you’re doing it. Then you’ll be fine.” This has forever been ringing in my ears.
Everyone has a “why”. Know what you want and why you want it. Your decisions create your stories and our stories build who we are. I jumped into this because it scared me and even just a fraction of fear will keep ya going. So, if it scares you to get your photo taken, why not try it?
When it comes to telling the story of your wedding, a lot more decision making comes into play. This serves a larger purpose in your life. That’s why I chose to take photos; I get to witness the larger purpose.
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