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!

OH, HEY!

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...

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.