Stafford, Virginia, is where my Marine and I currently call home. We have two "puppies," Koda and Kenai (yes, those are the names of the brothers in Disney's Brother Bear). I met my husband when I was sixteen years old, but we don't consider ourselves high school sweethearts despite the fact that we did date in high school...long story, but well worth it.

My background in photography is…non-traditional. I am self-taught, motivated, and flexible. By "trade," I am a high school English teacher, but I am blessed to be able to turn my hobby into something more, with the support of my husband and family. With that being said, I love narratives, characters, and resolution (pun intended). Life is about embracing the “real” things. Photography has allowed me to embrace those “real” things and I want desperately to help you embrace those too by documenting your narrative.

I like to think I am a mix of Rory Gilmore (Gilmore Girls), Jessica Day (New Girl), and Joanna Gaines (Fixer Upper). I love the practicality and intellect of Rory, the whimsy and quirkiness that is Jess, and the simplicity and class of Jo (and shiplap/farmhouse sinks).

I love all things maroon and orange, as Virginia Tech is my alma mater (Go Hokies!). A very wise bumper sticker once asked, “If God isn't a Hokie, why do the leaves turn orange and maroon in the fall?” And if you ever have the chance to visit Blacksburg and experience the camaraderie, I have no doubt you would agree.

Coffee and [sarcastic] humor are my fuel. Caffeine addiction is a real thing, an addiction with which I have completely come to terms. I appreciate banter, so I hope we can exchange some good-hearted laughs and create some beautiful photographs in the process.


i'm ali.

Hey friend!

of mine!

this little family

One

of life's sweetest moments.

documentation

Two

especially from this cutie.

baby cuddles

Three

at sunset on a sailboat.

champagne celebrations

Four

near and far.

traveling

Five

on the beach.

sunrises

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that tell a part of your family's story.

heirlooms

Seven 

Chai or vanilla coffee. But always iced.

starbucks

Eight

There's something dreamy and romantic about this medium.

shooting film

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Although my house might not always show it, I love being organized!

organization

Ten

next

things I'm crazy about

My Top Ten

tell me more

ARHP started shortly after my resignation letter was sent, and the rest is history. I have been documenting love stories and legacies ever since that fateful day.

so the camera my husband bought me for christmas turned into my biggest asset.

I wish I could say I was always the one with a camera in my hand throughout my entire life...but that's not the case. From a young age, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. Occasionally, I would stray from that idea and decide I wanted to be a big-time editor for a huge magazine, then I would circle back around to teaching. After one year in the classroom as a high school English teacher, I quickly realized...that wasn't for me.

i was done. beated. passionless. it was time for a change.

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It all started...

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MyStory

Photograph a wedding in Ireland and Croatia.

Go to New Orleans for Mardi Gras!

Run a full marathon!

Embark on a cross country road trip with no plans!

Fly over our forever home in a hot air balloon.

Write a book.

On My Bucket List...

My Timeline

where I've been

2018

Huxley is born and we move with the military back to our home state before my business takes off!

2017

Took a hard left and switched careers. ARHP IS BORN!

2016

Got my first job, teaching English to high school seniors and coaching XC and girls soccer.

2014

Married Caleb & started graduate school for Secondary Education.

2010

Declared my major as English in hopes of becoming a teacher (or big-time magazine editor).

2008

Met Caleb at a high school football game. We dated some in high school, but our story ended up having lots of chapters.

2006

Won a camera on a radio contest on my mother's birthday.

1998

Told my mom I was going to marry Elvis and fell in love with love stories.

2020

Jackson makes us a family of four as we prepare for another move and life as civilians!