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i'm so glad you're here

Hi, I’m Ali! Lover of Anthro, foster care, tall pines, exploring new cities, Jesus, and chicken strips + fries.

I went from my college dorm room to becoming my own boss straight out of college, and today I’ve photographed 150+ weddings and I’m passionate about teaching photogs how to run and scale their dream biz to create a life that makes them feel fully alive.

I’m a wife to my elementary school crush, a mom + foster mom to two toddler girls, and my grumpy face cat, Luna.

When I’m not spending a weekend shooting a wedding (rare!) you can find us boating, drinking a Moscow mules (Ali) and beer (Tay) on a patio in the sun, searching for the best Twin Cities’ tacos, reading, traveling to new cities, or driving up to the North Shore for the weekend.

 

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MY WHY:


My mom was given 2 months to live 2 weeks before my wedding day but was there and present + my wedding photos are SUCH a treasure to me.

They’re my last pictures with her. I’m always, always, always searching for the authentic moments that’ll last beyond the trendy (although gorg!) details on your day.


 
 
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Ali Leigh Associate Photographers

meet the team

SOMETIMES I’M BOOKED ON YOUR DATE. WE CAME UP WITH A SOLUTION FOR THAT. EACH PHOTOGRAPHER IS HAND-PICKED & TRAINED IN ALI’S STYLE TO BRING THE ALI LEIGH EXPERIENCE TO MORE PEOPLE EACH YEAR. I’M SURE YOU’LL LOVE THEM JUST AS MUCH AS I DO!

 
 
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LEXI

Dog mom to a dog literally named Ali - not after me ;), self-proclaimed foodie. Lexi’s a blast to be around, quick to serve, and will most likely capture you guys laughing.

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taylor

A transplant from New Jersey with a vibrant personality. On top of photography she plans and styles events and is quite possibly the most creative, driven person you'll ever meet.

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grace

Lover of traveling, her high-school sweetheart, animals, and art + design. Small town Minnesota girl planted in the heart of St. Paul. You can't help but smile when you're with her.

 
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HAYLEY

Warm hearted, personable, and the sweetest human. Her happiest place is swing dancing with her boyfriend Jon, hanging out with animals, or traveling with friends.

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AURORA

Launched her business when she was literally 14 years old, finds a friend in every room she's in, swim coach, a calm presence, and the queen of capturing raw, emotion-filled moments.

 

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