“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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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!




Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

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, my elementary school crush's wife, a new mom (kind-of! It's going too fast!), 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. my goal is always TO SHOW WHO YOU GUYS ARE and remind you why you're incredible exactly how you are.