I’m Ali of Alisandra Photography. I live in Williamsburg, Virginia, but I have roots all around the state. I grew up in Northern Virginia, went to school at JMU, and lived in Charlottesville and Richmond before moving to Hampton Roads.
I love long walks on the beach [seriously though], #myhusbandchad, and of course, photographing weddings. But I didn’t always know I was going to be a wedding photographer ...
In between my college years and dreams of becoming a big shot in the music industry, I was photographing weddings. Photography was a hobby and a side gig in college. But I soon realized I wanted a job that I could do anywhere and build relationships with lots of people, so after four years of second shooting and photography school, I started my business in 2010.
Since then, I’ve had the privilege of meeting so many amazing couples, getting to know their story, and celebrating and documenting their love. One of my favorite things about my job is how every wedding is so different, and yet I find myself equally inspired every time! Who knew that the girl who thought of photography as something I loved would lead me to so many wonderful people and opportunities!? I view my job as an honor and a gift, just as I view marriage itself!
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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.
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...