Ali E. Photography

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

http://www.aliephotography.com/

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"She was laughing even as we kissed and kissed again. There is no better take than someone else's laughter in your mouth." _____

Hooray for Friday! Did your week go by just as fast as mine? I can't believe October is just around the corner, too! Where did September go?! What are your weekend plans? I currently don't have any plans for the weekend, but I hope they'll include Netflix at some point. I haven't been able to watch anything outside of the kids section in weeks(mom life)! Any recommendations on what to watch?
Wishing you a happy weekend!
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Photography:@ali.e_photography
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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Your soulmate isn't someone who comes into your life peacefully. It is someone who comes to make you question things, who changes your reality, someone who marks a before and after in your life. It's an ordinary person who manages to revolutionize your world in a second.
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Happy Monday, Friends! Sorry I've been MIA. Last week was miserable! Between trying to wean my (not-so) baby girl, to both kids coming down with the flu, and not sleeping until 5 am last night (I should say this morning) because of said reasons, it's safe to say I'm ready for a new week! Preferably one that doesn't involve me looking and feeling like a zombie! Wishing you all a great, non-zombie-feeling week! xo
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⚠️REAL TALK⚠️ Marriage is H A R D. It's easy to assume you've found "the one", and you're going to live happily ever after. Truth is, it takes work. A lot of it. There are good times, hard times, and harder times. It's the harder times that are the toughest to get through, and honestly, giving up is usually easier than staying and fighting for it. It's during those hard times that you must remember why you're there and that the person who's driving you crazy, is in fact your best friend (even though it may not seem like it at the time). That's why it's so important to have a friendship with your spouse. It's your best friend who will help you through hard times and stick with you to fight through it. Marry your best friend. I do not say that lightly. Really, truly find the strongest, happiest friendship in the person you fall in love with. Someone who speaks highly of you. Someone you can laugh with. The kind of laughs that make your belly ache, and your nose snort. The embarrassing, earnest, healing kind of laughs. Wit is important. Life is too short not to love someone who lets you be a fool with them. Make sure they are somebody who lets you cry, too. Despair will come. Find someone that you want to be there with you through those times. Most importantly, marry the one that makes passion, love, and madness combine and course through you. A love that will never dilute - even when the waters get deep, and dark. //double tap if you married (or are marrying) your best friend 💕//
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Here's a little sparkle to light up your Monday. Does anybody else have a love/hate relationship with Monday's? It's sort of like my relationship with donuts. Just kidding! There's nothing but love there- bring on the extra pounds 🍩🍩🍩(I'll probably regret saying that 😅).
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Alright friends, I need your help! The end of the year is fast approaching, and that means holiday sessions are just around the corner. I'm putting together a limited amount of very special Christmas Sessions, and need help deciding on when to book the location. When do you start thinking about/book your photos for your holiday cards? End of Sept? Oct? Nov? Can't wait to announce what I've got planned for you this year! xo.
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Happy Friday, friends! It hit me this morning that I'm always asking to tell your love story, but I've never actually shared mine🤦‍♀️! So for the next couple #fridayintroductions I thought I'd share mine in a little mini series 📖. I don't normally post black & white images, but I thought this would be a good exception since it's the 1st picture I ever took with my husband (and the colored version got corrupted on a USB drive :( )📸. // part 1/4 🍃 I met Wil in October of 2012 📅. He can remember the exact date, but I can't haha. He'll also tell you that the reason I don't even remember much of him that night was because I was too busy paying attention to someone else lol! You see, I was sorta dating another guy at the time. Scandalous, I know! And it's true lol I didn't even remember his name 😂🙈. It wasn't until he sent me a friend request on Facebook that I was like, "Oh, Yeah! That's his name!". I'm so bad, I know hahaha 😈😘. Anywayyys, we met at an LDS (Mormon) YSA (Young Single Adults) church party event. It was a party celebrating the Navy's Birthday. He went because he served in the Navy, and I went becuase I
had nothing better to do 😆. We each came with a friend and ended up sitting at the same table together. I think we talked a little, but don't remember what about 😂😅. We saw each other again a few days later at the YSAs weekly volleyball night. This time I remember him trying to save the ball and making a burn hole in his pants from the impact of slidding on the gym floor 🙄. We kept seeing each other in a couple of group settings. In this picture we went to the Mormon Battalion in Old Town San Diego with our friends and panned for gold. This is us showing off our findings! Next week: the first date. .
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I love seeing how so many people come together to make a Bride's big day perfect with all the little details😍. This white-on-white cake was absolutely beautiful. Just look at those perfectly made flowers!
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Planning & Design: @heatherbengeevents
Venue: The Hacienda: @the.hacienda
Coordinating: Christin Wilson Events: @christinwilsonevents
Flowers: Pine Street Floral: @pinestreetfloral
Hair & Makeup: Veronica Fensel: @veronicafenselmua
Stationary: Jen Simpson Design: @jensimpsondesign
Gowns: Mary Me Bridal @marymebridal
Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop: @sweetnsaucyshop
Cocktail Cartel: Bottles and Blooms: @bottlesandblooms
Vintage Vehicle: Luke Sensebe
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Happy Friday, friends! I can't believe the weekend is already here! Just last weekend I took this sweet family's anniversary photos and it seems like just 2 days ago! Anybody else's week just zoomed by? What are your weekend plans? My plans consist of doing nothing and just laying on the couch watching Netflix. Just kidding, I have kids- that's not a possibility anymore for at least 17 more years! 😅. Go check out this session on the blog by clicking the link in my profile!
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Yesterday was a dream!
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Planning & Design: Heather Benge Events: @heatherbengeevents
Venue: The Hacienda: @the.hacienda
Coordinating: Christin Wilson Events: @christinwilsonevents
Flowers: Pine Street Floral: @pinestreetfloral
Hair & Makeup: Veronica Fensel: @veronicafenselmua
Stationary: Jen Simpson Design: @jensimpsondesign
Gowns: Mary Me Bridal @marymebridal
Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop: @sweetnsaucyshop
Cocktail Cartel: Bottles and Blooms: @bottlesandblooms
Vintage Vehicle: Luke Sensebe
Models - Bride & Groom: @moosestudio
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Just a cell phone picture for today. These last couple of days have been insane for me and I haven't even been able to look at my camera. Friday night my daughter had 2 small bites of my husband's shrimp cup of noodles😩(great way to start a story, right?). That night she broke out in hives. So 1 ER visit and 3 Dr. Visits later, here we are. We've found out that she's allergic to shrimp and the medication they gave her in the ER. (On top of it all, my husband had to leave on a business trip this week, so I'm holding down the fort here as best as I can with two toddlers!) She's still recovering, but the end seems near now. Hopefully she'll be good to go by the weekend! It's such a scary experience seeing your child have an allergic reaction to food- something that's so natural and essential to living. I now fully sympathise with all the parents out there that have to keep a very stirct diet for their little ones to stay safe, and constantly have the worry of the ingredients used to make the food their child will consume. I'm so thankful for my children's health and relieved that things didn't get as bad as they could have 🙇‍♀️
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"One of Jessica's most noticible traits and definitely my favorite, is her desire to live life as good as it can be lived. We may not travel, try ethnic foods, or do as many activities as others; but we definitely try out best to live life to the fullest. It's a big reason why there's still excitement for the present and future."
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Mondays are for starting fresh. I have to admit: lately, I've been pretty bad with my diet. Those darn donuts, cookies, and kit kats just seem to whisper my name and give me pretty eyes! It's so hard to resist! It's time to make a change and what better day to start than a Monday. Do you have a Monday resolution? Double tap if you love donuts more than salads🍩>🥗
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Late night editing only means one thing: I have a cute mug filled with milk, and a Costco-sized bag of Famous Amos to munch on while I work. What is your late night snack kryptonite? .
(Don't mind that cute, chubby little hand. I can't sneak in a cookie shot without one of the kids trying to take them!)
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Friday Introductions! I thought I'd share an embarrassing middle school picture today since we're becoming closer friends now! One of those embarrassing, awkward ones that captured the essence of who I was then haha🙈. You know - that shy, awkward girl at school who was in band🎺, always had ALL her text books in her rolly backpack (remember those?! Major nerd alert!)📚🎒, was always fiddiling with those glasses that would constantly slide off her face 👓, and was in charge of raising and lowering the flag everyday🇺🇸 - I was her. And while these days I am happy to report that I am much more extroverted and confident🤗, I still catch myself constantly pushing those glasses back up the bridge of my nose and having socially awkward moments!! (So to my clients who get shy and awkward in front of my camera, I feel you, and I've got you 😉. I feel your pain and will try my best to make things as comfortable as possible! )It's fun to look back at old photos and see how much you've grown as a person. Double tap if you cringe at the thought of the middle school you! Who were you in middle school? What would the present you tell the middle school you?

PC:@cyndy_morrison_photography .
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CONFESSION: I tend to shoo my husband and kids away while I try to finish up quick emails, editing sessions, or replying to comments on social media. It's bad, I know. I'm working on it! It's easy to get absorbed in electronic devices and take for granted those who are most important to us. Let's take today to slowly ease off social media (or any other distractions) for the weekend, and appreciate and cherish those we love. Do something special- it doesn't have to be big- to show you care and you are in fact listening to them while on Instagram and what not! My kiddos love being outside, so for me, that means getting out in this heat and pretending I can't catch them with a cool off session at the pool! (don't mind the ketchup stain...mom's get spilled on a lot 😧).
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If love is the treasure, laughter is the key 💕// Seeing how my couples interact with each other and being able to freeze those little moments in time when they forget I'm there is one of my all-time favorite things! What's something your sweetheart does that will guarantee a smile on your face?
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Today is one of those days where the Disney withdrawals hit hard. After a week long battle with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease (woo! Only 4 more days to go until it's gone) caught by my youngest babe, nothing sounds better than walking down Main Street with a churro in hand, mickey ears atop my head, and seeing my kids enjoy the happiness in the magic that is Disneyland. Haha okay, I need to stop before I go renew our annual passes 😅 // What's your favorite thing about Disneyland? .
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Hi there! I've noticed a few new friends here, so I thought I'd take the chance to introduce myself! This is me, Ali, the one behind the camera here at @ali.e_photography. I'm based in Southern California which means that by nature I love the beach and Mexican food🌊🌮. I'm an old soul in heart and love that morning sunshine coming through the windows.
_______ 🎶I love music but I am horribly tone deaf! I can't carry a tune for the life of me (I can't even whistle), but I like to pretend I can...until my kids give me "the look" 😅 that's when I know I've reached my max haha

_______ 🍦I have a very persistent sweet tooth. All the other teeth can't talk it out of indulging in delicious sweets (NOT that they complain 😄) _______ 🏃‍♀️ I used to be on the track team in college. I was supposed to originally run the 800m & 1600m, but I have the worst knees and couldn't continue with the training so I took up the javelin instead!
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I believe that the power of love is greater than the power of hatred. Love triumphs all. Just how Harry defeated Voldemort 🤓! Where are my fellow Hufflepuffs at?! ______

xo,
Ali

Pc 📸: @cyndy_morrison_photography (thank you for the much needed headshots!) .
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