Ali E. Photography

Southern California full service portrait+wedding photographer. Light chaser & memory keeper β™‘Taco lover β™‘ Mother β™‘ Disney know-it-all Serving OC - SD

http://www.aliephotography.com/

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"I look at you, and see the rest of my life in front of my eyes."
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Hi!! Wow. It feels like forever since I've posted! I got hit with a sinus infection that put me out for a week. On top of that my kids also got sick, and trying to prep for Christmas at the same time was chaotic! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday filled with family and loved ones. I can't believe this is the last week of the year and that I'll be having my last session of the year in just a few days! Holy smokes, this year flew by fast! I'd love to hear how you spent your Christmas and what NYE plans you've got! As for me, we hosted Christmas eve at out place and went to the in-laws for Christmas day. Plans are still up in the air for NYE, but I will be having a session that afternoon which will be an awesome way to end the year! .
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We Celebrated Brynn's 2nd Birthday today by taking her to one of her most favorite places (and renewing our APs!! Yay!!). She was so excited to be there after not having been for a year. It's always so fun to see a child's eyes glow in amazement by the magic that is Disneyland. Thank you to all who wished her a Happy Birthday πŸ’•. I passed along the message, but she's been having a mental break down accepting the fact that she's no longer one πŸ˜‚. Let the terrible two begin πŸ˜₯πŸ˜–!! .
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Hello, December! It's so good to see you; I've missed you! You're the month little kids and grown ups alike, wait for all year long. A month where anything is possible and everything has a little more magic behind it. A month for traditions to be celebrated, and new ones to be created. You're the end to the year, and the start of a new one. My December wish from you this year is to bring peace, love and joy to those who still believe, but mostly to the ones that don't. Here's to making the best with what we have left of this year!
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Spending time with families this season has been such a delight! It's always fun to see how differently each family interacts with each other, but it's clear to see that every single one of them are surrounded by the people they love most in the world while they're with me. That is such an honor to me.
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How amazing does this family look?! They absolutely nailed their session! Can't wait to share more soon :)
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Okay-- is your internal clock as messed up as mine is right now? The long weekend was great, but now I keep mixing days up πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ lol. Why can't everyday just be Saturday, right?! I think it's time for a chocolate chip cookie. Those fix everything πŸ˜‰πŸ€—. Happy who-knows-what-day-it-is day πŸ˜‚! .
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This time of year I am especially thankful for the "little things" in life. There's something about the season that just brings acute awareness to those tiny moments in life. The ones that last only seconds or minutes but stay in your heart a lifetime. Isn't it funny how those little things end up making the biggest things in life?
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I hope your long weekend was filled with a lot of those "little things" and that your week goes by smoothly (how is it the last week of November already?!). What "little things" are you thankful for? .
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Happy {BLACK} Friday! I, for one, love shopping this weekend with all the amazing sales going on. I was going to post this on Saturday, for #smallbusinesssaturday, but decided to post one day sooner to give you an extra day to jump on this promotion! Book your 2018 portrait session or wedding this weekend, and recieve 15% off!! Thats $45 off a portrait session and $200 off a wedding collection!!! **Portrait sessions must be booked for Janurary-March 2018. Offer valid until Monday :). Share and tag your friends :)!
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This year I am thankful for family, friends, health, new friends made through my business venture, but most of all, you and all the support you've shown. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for giving me the privilege of documenting some of your most important moments and milestones- it's truly been an honor and such a pleasure. Wishing you and yours the most happiest of thanksgivings! xo, Ali
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Steph & Mike are two of the kindest people you'll ever meet. Their positivity and happiness is contagious and I loved how Mike's top priority is to make Steph laugh. They were laughing and giggling through their whole session. Today, their love story and engagement session that I was honored of photographing is being featured on @howheasked by The Knot. Go read their sweet story and check out some highlights from their engagement session by clicking the link in my profile! .
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"If you want something to last forever, you treat it differently. You shield it and protect it. You never abuse it. You don't expose it to the elements. You don't make it common or ordinary. If it ever becomes tarnished, you lovingly polish it until it gleams like new. It becomes special because you have made it so, and it grows more beautiful and precious as time goes by." -F. Burton Howard ❀️
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It's mid November (how?!) and it's finally feeling like fall 🍁. I can't believe Thanksgiving is already NEXT week! Although, I am excited for a delicious Thanksgiving meal with family, I must admit I've been browsing through all the sale ads and creating a game plan for the day afterπŸ˜…. Anybody else?! || second shooting with @disneymike .
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"Be the girl that decided to go for it."
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I feel like I've been neglecting my social media accounts lately, but the truth is I've been out at sessions and having long nights editing. I'm overwhelmed by the love and support from all of you, and I just wanted to say thank you πŸ’• It's crazy to think that almost a year ago, I was terrified at the idea of owning my own business, but now I see that it's probably one of the best decisions I've made ❀️ xo, Ali
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Hi friends! As promised, here's part 2/4 of my #fridayintroductions love story, mini series πŸ“–: The First Date (scroll back a couple of photos for part 1- the b&w picture!)πŸƒ // okay, so, there are 2 versions to the story-- what I count as our 1st date, he counts as our 2nd haha. I'll tell you my side. Wil called me one night and asked me if I wanted to "hang out." HANG OUT. Not, "Let's go on a date." So what he says was our 1st date, I counted as a hangout lol πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ. Anyways, I agreed to hanging out. He picked me up (late, I might add) and told me we were going to grab a bite to eat. I though we would just get burgers or go some place that was hangout-y. Nope! We ended up in Downtown San Diego at Panda Inn🐼 (a sit down chinese restaurant that used to be in Horton Plaza), at a table that overlooked the city and bay. I was confused but went with it. We sat down, had dinner, talked and he witnessed my slow eating habits for the 1st time (it still drives him crazy at how long it takes me to finish a meal lol🍽️). As we were finishing our food, the fireworks at Seaworld started to go offπŸŽ†. He still claims to this day that he had timed it perfectly for us to watch πŸ™„. I eventually finished my food, and he drove me back home. He'll tell you that I talked his ear off that night and couldn't get me to leave (according to him he had plans afterwards). I still think he's lying πŸ˜‚. And that was that. No kiss, no nada, just a wave good bye!...afterall, it was a "hang out" πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„. // What I count as out 1st date was a McDonald's Date we had where we just had a Big Mac meal πŸ˜‚. Granted, it's the nicest, fanciest McDonald's I've ever been to! // This picture of us has nothing to do with either occasion, but I don't have a snap shot from neither one of those two "first dates." This is just a photo of us on the Petco Park field a couple of dates in hahaha.
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Wishing you a great weekend!! xo, Ali

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Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad. 🍫= πŸ₯—
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Happy Halloween, friends! Tonight's a night full of magic and fun- let's remember to keep safe! I'm super excited to be able to take my little one's trick-or-treating tonight!...but mostly I'm excited for the candy they'll be getting and I'll be eating πŸ˜‰πŸ˜…. Only joking...sorta! Let's just say chocolate is my favorite and the kids go to bed early, which gives the chocolate time to grow legs and run (straight into my belly!). Wishing you all a magical, safe Halloween l! πŸŽƒ
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Happy Friday!! I've noticed a few new friends here, and I haven't done a #introductionfridays in a while, so I thought it was time for another! So, Hi πŸ‘‹πŸΌ! I'm Ali :). This is me- the girl behind the camera πŸ“Έ. Southern California born and raised 🌴San Diego native, residing in Orange County. Lover of chocolate chip cookies , soft morning light seeping in through windows, and late-night taco shop runs 🌯. Believer of kindness and love for others, and simplicity over extravaganza. Mother to two little ones, and wife to a hardworking stud. Addicted to Netflix, Amazon Prime and dark chocolate. I'm anxiously awaiting for December to arrive so that we can renew our Disneyland A(nnual) P(ass), and get our dole whip and churro-eating on. Anybody here have a AP? I'd love to get together and hang out at the happiest place on earth-- come Decemeber that is πŸ˜‰! For those friends that have been around for a while, I want to apologize! I realize I never got around to part 2 of my mini series about my love story (New friends, scroll back a couple of posts to the black and white picture for part 1!); things got a little busy! I fully intended on bringing it back next week, so stay tuned for that! A special thanks to my sweet friend @ginapurcell_photography for the new, much needed headshots🌸 (she took this great photo, I edited it!). Thank you all for the amazing support πŸ’•Wishing you all a great, safe and fun weekend-before-halloween πŸŽƒ! xoxo, Ali

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love: |luv| - n.
1. warm attachment, enthusiasm, or devotion.
AEP was founded on an act of love. When we received an Autism diagnosis for our son, I knew I had to put my passion for photography to the test- for the love of my son- to be able to provide for those needs that come along with a diagnosis. Here at Ali E. Photography, I am fully devoted to passing that love on to my clients and serving them to the best of my ability. "Do all things with love." A life without love is an empty, meaningless one. Little kindnesses go a long way and touch people's lives in more ways that you can imagine. Today I challenge you to show a complete stranger an act of love and kindness. It doesn't need to be big and extravagant. Even a small compliment goes a long way. Double tap if you believe in love. Comment with an idea for a act of kindness/love. πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•
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It's Monday. It's 100Β° in October. It's safe to say it's been a long day! Anybody else trying with all their might to make it feel like fall here in sunny Southern California?! I actually wrote boots, cardigan and a scarf to a session this past weekend πŸ˜…πŸ™ˆ(it was around 85Β°). Who else's favorite season is fall πŸ–οΈ. .
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I've got a case of the Mondays today! Can't I just go back this this beautiful wedding?! What are your best Monday remedies? I've been indulging in chocolate chip cookies, and that doesn't seem to be helping. But boy, are they delicious!
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What sweet treats make your days better?

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Planning & Design:Β HeatherΒ Benge Events: @heatherbengeevents
Venue:Β The Hacienda: @the.hacienda
Coordinating:Β Christin Wilson Events: @christinwilsonevents
Flowers: Pine Street Floral: @pinestreetfloral
Hair & Makeup:Β Veronica Fensel: @veronicafenselmua
Stationary:Β Jen Simpson Design: @jensimpsondesign
Gowns:Β Mary Me Bridal @marymebridal
Cake:Β Sweet & Saucy Shop: @sweetnsaucyshop
Cocktail Cartel:Β Bottles and Blooms: @bottlesandblooms
Vintage Vehicle: Luke Sensebe
Models - Bride & Groom: @moosestudio .
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My name is Ali, and I'm a TOMS addict.
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Today, I got to go to the #tomswarehouse in Pomona. Talk about self control πŸ˜₯! I'm proud to say that I only walked out with 3 pairs of cute booties. I had to run out of there before we spent all of this month's budget on shoes πŸ™ˆ. Double tap if you're a TOMS lover, too! ...or if you just love a good deal!
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"Today's little moments become tomorrow's precious memories."
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The thing I love most about family sessions is having the ability to document them as they are today and knowing they'll look back at the photos created at their session years from now. They'll become little treasures; not just to them, but to their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

This sweet family's session is up on the blog! Go check it out by clicking the link in my bio :). .
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"Like wildflowers; you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people never thought you would." ______

I was going to say something, but I forgot what it was... please tell me I'm not the only one that suffers from this lol. In my defense, my brain is mush from a cold I recently caught. I blame this bipolar weather we're having. .
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There is something beautiful about watching two people lovingly act silly together; behaving as though nobody else existed.

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One of my most favorite things about being a photographer, is witnessing people let their guard down, and enjoy the moments; forgetting I'm there with them, holding a camera πŸ’•
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Dress: @mariposabride
Dress designer: @willowbywatters
Flowers:@royal_events.inc
Hair:@rachelrockshair
Make up: @lipglamartistry
Flower wall:@wonderwalloc
Jewelry:@justinemcouture
Models:@mrsgeedotcom @jag_86_
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