“There are not enough words to describe how amazing Ali is! She photographed both our engagement and wedding. Her calm and funny demeanor put everyone at ease and made taking photos in the blistering heat an absolute blast!! We love you Ali, and are so grateful that you were a part of our day!!”



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meet ali.

Hey friend! after a lifetime of taking zillions of photos I officially launched my business when i was 19. I FINISHED my degree in teaching, and THE SECOND AFTER GRADUATING I WENT FULL-TIME INTO PHOTOGRAPHY. I'm a left-handed wisconsinite, photographer, business educator, my elementary school crush's wife, a mom to a toddler girl, and lover of cats, tacos, and exploring the outdoors. 

we'll have lots of fun taking your photos! surprise attack hugs, pretending I'm not there, and quirky jokes. I promise you'll leave the shoot feeling like it wasn't as hard as you were imagining. i'm the pro so you don't have to be! 

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best of weddings - 2017



Solar Arts by Chowgirls Wedding Photographer Minneapolis

Aaron & Tricia

Solar Arts by chowgirls

minneapolis, MN






Turner hall

milwaukee, wi



I had such a wonderful experience working with Ali. I’m a photographer myself and knew the second I saw Ali’s work that I wanted her to capture my wedding day. She not only knows how to wrangle a huge (obnoxious) wedding party, but I LOVE her perspective on the smallest of details. She can make everything, no matter how minor, look unique, beautiful and important. She also has SO much skill in photographing and managing light. She isn’t afraid of direct sun and using it in an artistic way and is also masterful at photographing low light situations. Her work is simply beautiful and we will cherish our photos forever. Highly recommend!