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 and putting them first. Mom hosted all the family events and I’d always love to 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 and I am so grateful for it.
Everyone has a “why”. Without incentive, we wouldn’t get so much done in a day, nor would we have stories to tell. 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?
Every day we wake up we come home with at least one story to tell. Those stories build who we are. 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 that larger purpose and I couldn’t be more grateful. That said, LET’S HANG OUT!
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