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Serving Couples in Virginia + beyond

for the relaxed couples who love romance and keeping it real...

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ALI WILLIAMSON

All my life, I’ve wanted to move to the beach. A huge part of my heart beats for the sand and the sea and for the culture of the coast...

After all, I was born and raised on the Potomac and educated in the Valley.  I fell in love in Virginia with a boy from Virginia.

But I'm a Virginia girl at heart...

#MYHUSBANDCHAD is my best friend, and the one in whose arms I feel the most safe. Our life together allows me to see marriage through the filter of our own experiences together, which is why for me, it will never be just about the wedding day...

I believe that marriage is 100% self sacrifice by each person "until one of us shall lay the other in the arms of God."

I'd rather have my toes in the sand than in any of my 50 pairs of shoes.

I believe in notes written by hand in cursive. I refuse to let emoji's take over.

I'd take Charleston, South Carolina over Paris, France any day.

I think that Madewell gift cards are a legitimate form of payment.

#MyHusbandChad prays for me every morning... it's the simple things, ladies.

I will never shy away from my affinity for palm trees, pineapples, and all things island life.

I love food but will never consider myself a foodie... that would require standards, and I love it all.

I'd argue that nothing is a more meaningful representation of your wedding day than an album.

Since photographing my first wedding in 2008, I've met so many amazing couples and documenting their love is an honor and a gift, just as marriage itself!

ALI WILLIAMSON

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All my life, I’ve wanted to move to the beach. A huge part of my heart beats for the sand and the sea and for the culture of the coast...

that's why I feel equally at peace on the shores of my favorite Hawaiian island as I do in the good ole Outer Banks.

After all, I was born and raised on the Potomac and educated in the Valley.  I fell in love in Virginia with a boy from Virginia.

But I'm a Virginia girl at heart...

#MYHUSBANDCHAD is my best friend, the only person I believe loves the beach 

more than me, and the one in whose arms I feel the most safe.  Our life together allows me to see marriage through the filter of our own experiences together, which is why for me, it will never be just about the wedding day...

more about ali

I believe that marriage is 100% self sacrifice by each person "until one of us shall lay the other in the arms of God."

I'd rather have my toes in the sand than in any of my 50 pairs of shoes.

I believe in notes written by hand in cursive. I refuse to let emoji's take over.

I'd take Charleston, South Carolina over Paris, France any day.

I think that Madewell gift cards are a legitimate form of payment.

#MyHusbandChad prays for me every morning... it's the simple things, ladies.

I will never shy away from my affinity for palm trees, pineapples, and all things island life.

I love food but will never consider myself a foodie... that would require standards, and I love it all.

I'd argue that nothing is a more meaningful representation of your wedding day than an album.

THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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As for my journey in photography, I entered the wedding industry in 2006.  Since then, I've had the honor and privilege of meeting so many amazing couples and documenting their love stories across the East Coast. 

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ALI WILLIAMSON

Getting to meet amazing clients and documenting their love is my favorite part of my job, and I view it as an honor and a gift, just as I view marriage itself!

and I can sincerely assure you that I love a classic vineyard wedding equally as much as a relaxed seaside affair.

With this much time in the industry, I've seen the full gamut...

COUPLES

WEDDINGS

THE GALLERIES

the moments inbetween

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... now that's my kind of couple!

they believe that the Best solution to a rainy day wedding is an umbrella and rainboots

THEY know THAT "the PEOPLE" MATTER MORE THAN "the PRETTY," BUT Agree THAT THE TWO don't have to be MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE

They value intentional TIME with one another in the form of elaborate date nights... or simply walking the dog

THEY'D RATHER BE BAREFOOT, BUT CAN HOLD THEIR OWN IN THE FANCIEST CLOTHING IN THEIR CLOSETS

THEY fully embrace the spirit of hospitality  - WELCOMING strangers IN LIKE FAMILY

MY PHILOSOPHY

When you look at a framed photo on your wall or page through your wedding album, I hope it makes you, and the generations that will come after you, remember that powerful, great love is worth the investment of "whatever it takes."

i always think of the word remember and how it is so significant in marriage.

Although my interest in photographing weddings started as a part-time job in college, I quickly realized the weight of what I do. At face value, I provide a service on your wedding day. But more than that, I provide tangible proof of generational love and legacy. Your wedding photos will serve as a reminder of the vows you made to each other, how you felt as you danced for the first time as husband and wife - with all of your friends and family watching, and the path that led you exactly where you are standing today.



Time spent reminiscing about the best day of your life, your wedding day, can be therapeutic, healing, and encourage you to top it each consecutive day.


Although my interest in photographing weddings started as a part-time job in college, I quickly realized the weight of what I do. At face value, I provide a service on your wedding day. But more than that, I provide tangible proof of generational love and legacy. Your wedding photos will serve as a reminder of the vows you made to each other, how you felt as you danced for the first time as husband and wife - with all of your friends and family watching, and the path that led you exactly where you are standing today.

When you look at a framed photo on your wall or page through your wedding album, I hope it makes you, and the generations that will come after you, remember that powerful, great love is worth the investment of "whatever it takes."

My approach is unlike most - while others may find their greatest inspiration when they step up to pose, my sweet spot lives in the moments that sometimes go unnoticed.  Like the look on her face when the transformation is complete - from daddy's little girl to the groom's bride-to-be.  These moments can't be produced.


Because it's in the moments in between where real joy lies. For most people, their approach is to step closer, but for me it's to take a step back and to capture as it all unfolds.

APPROACH

WEDDING COVERAGE

begins at

$3,900

IN ORDER TO GIVE THE BEST CARE TO MY CLIENTS, I PHOTOGRAPH A LIMITED NUMBER OF WEDDINGS PER YEAR. 


ALL COVERAGE OPTIONS INCLUDE AT LEAST: 
8 HOURS OF COVERAGE      |      DIGITAL FILES      |      OPTIONAL ENGAGEMENT SESSION.



PORTRAIT SESSIONS

begin at

$450

OFFERING A LIMITED NUMBER OF SESSIONS PER YEAR


I'm very grateful to have my work featured in so many amazing publications. I couldn't have done it without incredible work of the other vendors involved.

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EXPERIENCE

While others may find their greatest inspiration when they step up to pose, my sweet spot lives in the moments that sometimes go unnoticed. The ones that can't be produced.

It's here, the inbetween, where real joy lives. For most people, their approach is to take a step closer, but for me it's to take a step back and to capture as it all unfolds.

WEDDING COVERAGE

begins at

$3900

ALL COVERAGE OPTIONS INCLUDE:
8+ HOURS OF COVERAGE
DIGITAL FILES
AN OPTIONAL ENGAGEMENT SESSION

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APPROACH

PHILOSOPHY

FEATURES

MY COUPLES

INVESTMENT

BRITTANY & MATT

ALI IS THE MOST EASY GOING PERSON TO WORK WITH.

She brings a calming and professional energy that brings excitement but made me feel like I was in great hands!

HER STAFF BROUGHT THE SAME ENERGY. I USED HER FOR BOTH ENGAGEMENT & WEDDING PHOTOS, AND WE COULDN'T BE MORE

pleased with everything she brings creatively.

TRULY A BEAUTIFUL PERSON INSIDE AND OUT,
AND IT TRANSLATES RIGHT INTO HER SKILLS AS A PHOTOGRAPHER.

MICKEY & EDDIE

Ali went from being our wedding photographer to our friend.

SHE WAS A JOY TO WORK WITH AND SO EASY GOING.

Her love for her work, the Lord and her clients is truly evident once you start working with her.

SHE EVEN GOT IN THE WATER ON OUR WEDDING DAY TO CAPTURE PHOTOS. THE GROOM AND I TURNED AROUND AND HE SAID, "BABE, SHE IS IN THE WATER." THAT IS WHAT I CALL DEDICATION TO YOUR WORK.

KATIE & ANDREW

the best decision we made.

ALI IS SO FUN AND EASY TO WORK WITH, WE FOUND OURSELVES JUST ENJOYING OUR BIG DAY WITHOUT FEELING LIKE THERE WAS SOMEONE EVEN THERE TAKING PICTURES. 

The photos from the wedding are absolutely fantastic ...

THEY PUT A SMILE ON OUR FACES EVERY TIME WE LOOK AT THEM.

PICKING ALISANDRA PHOTOGRAPHY TO SHOOT OUR WEDDING WAS EASILY

CONTACT ALI

I can't wait to hear from you! The form below is the best way to  get in touch.  You can also  email me directly at:

ali@alisandraphoto.com

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