Vendors We Love / / Ali Leigh Photo
Hi, friends! It’s time for another vendor spotlight! I love that as a wedding planner I get to introduce so many couples to their perspective wedding day vendors. A lot of people ask me how I go about finding the right fit for our clients and it comes down to a couple key things- one being style and the other being budget. Every wedding is different and that’s what I love most about serving today’s couple. I truly believe that each couple deserves to find their dream team of vendors and I love that I get to help our clients navigate their search! So whether your wedding style is traditional, modern, bohemian, sophisticated, elegant, or somewhere in between, trust us and know that we will find you the vendor that fits your style & budget best! Today’s vendor spotlight is one that I am truly honored to have featured on the blog. Not only is she one heck of a photographer (seriously guys, all of her images are amazing!!!) she’s a mom & foster mom to two toddler girls, an educator, and for many in the wedding industry a mentor to look up to. Plus, she loves Chick-Fil-A, I mean, can we say major girl boss crush?! I worked with Ali on one of our first weddings of our 2019 season and it was an awesome experience. Without further ado, let me introduce you to Ali, of Ali Leigh Photo.
vendors we love / / ali leigh photo
Q. Tell us, how did you get started in photography and what do you love most about your work?
A. It's something I've always done! I was the girl with a camera. Then, I started doing family and senior photos for friends in high school, and started weddings in college back in 2012. I built my business throughout college, got my degree, and went right into my business the day after graduation. The rest is history. :)
Q. Best advice for a couple looking for their wedding photographer?
A. Find someone who makes you feel something in the photos! Editing trends will come and go, but you want to feel something when you see your wedding photos. Also, photographers pretty much run the day since photos make up so much of the day, so it's important to find someone who can not only take great photos but keep everyone on track - and not do it in a way that stresses everyone out. :)
Q. When you aren't behind the camera capturing magic, what do you enjoy doing?
A. I'm a mom + foster mom to toddler girls so they keep me pretty busy! We live along the St. Croix River so we love boating, happy hours on patios, and traveling as much as possible!
I worked with Ali on Lara + Dominic's wedding day in June 2019 at Loring Social… she photographed their day perfectly from beginning to end! I especially love these detail shots. So pretty!
Photography / / Ali Leigh Photo
Q. What is your favorite spot in Minneapolis right now?
A. This is a tough one! Haha. I need to go to Mpls for more than just shoots and weddings. ;) I love wandering around North Loop - Fairgrounds, Red Cow, and spending time at Hewing. Their rooftop always feels like a lil getaway so it was my spot when I needed a break this winter!
Q. What's on your playlist/podcast/audible?
Podcasts - Often Ambitious, Whoa That's Good, and Strategy Hour
Q. What will couples love the most about working with you?
A. I have a laid-back personality but I'm also super efficient and organized! I can run a wedding day efficiently and keep us on track while also being laid-back and allowing my couple to enjoy their day. Being more efficient means they can enjoy their cocktail hour and not just spend their whole day taking pictures. :)