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About Life Under the Stars Photography

My name is Ali and I am so excited to tell you a little bit about me and to find out more about you so we can begin a photographic journey together! I love capturing moments of families, kids and dogs in their element including the beautiful, messy, chaotic moments and everything in between. I enjoy helping make memories picture perfect.

How It Began

The beginning of my love of photography starts in a very dark place. My husband, Tyler, and I were faced with the hardest situation of our lives. Our precious baby, Zachary Conner, was born still on November 10, 2011.

On that day, a volunteer photographer from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS) came to capture our first and last moments with our son. This was a service I didn’t know existed but am so very thankful does. Fast forward a year later when we were expecting again and were nearing the finish-line. We got back in touch with the amazing NILMDTS photographer but this time to take maternity photos before we welcomed our healthy daughter, Vivian. She helped me get involved with NILMDTS as a Community Volunteer.

After a while, I became deeply involved with the pregnancy and infant loss community. I am the former President of Parent Support of Puget Sound (P.S.) and current Volunteer Program Manager for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep (NILMDTS).

More than a Passion

My experience volunteering in a non-photographer role for NILMDTS sparked the passion to become a skilled photographer and master the art of digital editing. 2018 was the year I achieved that goal and was welcomed as an Affiliated Photographer of their high caliber.

On a lighter note, in addition to Vivian, we now also have Conner and Claire who provide much inspiration. There is so much love and light at the end of the tunnel. I find so much joy in sharing that light with others.

You never know when a picture will be the last memory you will have. So I take and print an abundant amount of photos of my family as well as others. You only learn too late the true value of a photograph.

I live each day holding onto lots of hope, faith and knowing that we have a very special angel watching over us up in the starry heavens while we live our Life Under the Stars capturing a few of the most special moments.

I welcome clients in the Puget Sound area as well as Ocean Shores, WA for private beach portraits.