The woman behind the lens

Hiya! I'm Ali Gidley

"With me, your family and wedding photos are not just snapshots, but heartfelt stories that will be treasured for generations to come! I'm all about capturing the authentic love, joy, and laughter that makes you uniquely you..."

More About Me



Your wedding day is a whirlwind of emotions, cherished moments, and unforgettable memories. Amidst all the planning and excitement, one decision stands out as particularly crucial: choosing the right photographer to capture the essence of your special day. However, it's not just about finding a skilled professional with a good portfolio; it's about building a connection and understanding with them. Here's why getting to know your wedding photographer is so important:

  1. Trust and Comfort: We will be by your side throughout the day, from the nervous anticipation before the ceremony to the joyous celebration afterward. Building a relationship with them beforehand fosters trust and ensures you feel comfortable in front of the camera. When you're relaxed and at ease, it shines through in your photos, resulting in authentic and natural images that reflect your true selves.
  2. Shared Vision: Every couple has a unique vision for their wedding day, from the style of photography to the specific moments they want to capture. By getting to know us, you can discuss your ideas, preferences, and expectations in detail. This collaboration allows us to tailor our approach to match your vision, ensuring that the photos encapsulate the essence of your love story and the atmosphere of your celebration.
  3. Personalized Experience: We aren't just there to snap pictures; We're there to document the emotions, relationships, and little details that make your day special. By forming a personal connection with us, you can share insights into your relationship, family dynamics, and meaningful moments that you want to be captured. This personalized approach ensures that your photos reflect your unique story and personalities, creating timeless keepsakes that you'll treasure for years to come.
  4. Seamless Collaboration: On your wedding day, we will work closely with you, your partner, and other vendors to ensure everything runs smoothly. By building a rapport with us beforehand, you can establish clear communication channels and understand each other's roles and expectations. This seamless collaboration minimizes stress on the day itself, allowing you to focus on enjoying the moment while your photographer works their magic behind the lens.
  5. Lasting Memories: Your wedding photos aren't just for you; they're a legacy that you'll share with future generations. By investing time in getting to know us, you're not only ensuring beautiful photos but also creating a lasting connection that extends beyond the wedding day. Years from now, when you look back at your wedding album, you'll not only see stunning images but also remember the bond you formed with the person who captured those precious moments!

In conclusion, choosing a wedding photographer is about more than just finding someone with technical skills; even though this is HIGHLY important, it's about finding someone who understands your vision, values, and unique love story. By investing time in getting to know us, you're not only investing in beautiful photos but also in a relationship that will enhance your wedding experience and create lasting memories for years to come.

What it's like to work with me!

The Seed

Step 1

We Chat! I prefer to schedule a call either by phone or zoom to get to know each other a bit before we move forward in the process. I love it when you ask a lot of questions so make sure you bring them to your consultation!

During this call, we discuss your vision, your wants and needs out of your photography, what's most important to you out of your day, and most importantly how you both met! I also tell you about myself so you get a feel for the person capturing your wedding day! You can't get this day back so it's so important we connect on the same level!

Step 2

After our call, I send you a proposal based on your needs and the options discussed during our chat!

Then I wait!

I give you some time to consider your options as this is a major purchase. You MUST be comfortable with whoever is behind the camera and 100% sure who you want capturing your wedding day. Otherwise, you could get back photos you don't 100% love and nobody wants that! You only get awkward photos if you feel awkward with the person behind the camera.

Step 3

You decided to move forward! That's amazing and I'm so excited to be working with you!

Now that we're a team we schedule your engagement session to help you get even more comfortable with me and in front of the camera.

Then we work on your timeline and other vendors if you need help finding them! I'm here to help your wedding day be as smooth as possible because it can be very overwhelming if you don't know where else to start! We set up 2 consultation calls or in-person meetings to go over everything. First about 6 months before your wedding date and the second about 6 weeks before for finalizations to your timeline!

Finally lets create some magic!

The Bloom

Pre-wedding consultation

First things first, we'll have a pre-wedding consultation where we'll discuss your vision, preferences, and any special requests you may have. This will give me a better understanding of your personalities, your relationship, and your style, so that I can tailor my approach accordingly!

Planning and preparation

Once we're on the same page, I'll start planning and preparing for the big day. I'll scout out the location, help plan the timeline, and chat about the shot list to ensure we capture all the must-have moments. I'll also be in touch with you throughout the process to make sure we're on track and to address any questions or concerns you may have.

Candid and prompted photography

On the wedding day, my goal is to blend in seamlessly and capture both candid and prompted moments. I'll be there to capture the raw emotions and natural interactions between you, your partner, and your loved ones. But I'll also give gentle prompts to guide you into poses that showcase your personality and relationship in the best light possible.

Open communication and enthusiasm

Throughout the day, I'll keep the energy high with my enthusiasm and positivity. I'll also communicate openly with you to make sure you feel comfortable and confident in front of the camera. If you need a break or a quick touch-up, just let me know! My goal is to make the photography experience as stress-free and enjoyable as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your special day.

Post-processing and delivery

After the wedding, you will get a 48hr sneak peek! I'll carefully select and edit the best photos to bring out the beauty, emotion, and uniqueness of your love story. After completion in 8-12 weeks, you'll receive a full digital gallery via the same link as your sneak, where you can view, share, and download your photos, as well as order prints and albums if you wish!

In summary, my wedding photography experience is all about open communication, candid and prompted photography, enthusiasm, and joy. I want to capture all the special moments that make you and your partner unique into tangible memories that you can cherish for a lifetime! So let's create a day full of laughter, joy, and love, and capture it all in stunning photos!