My name is Aly and I am a Photographer in Northeast Pennsylvania.
Let me tell you a little about myself!
I feel so incredibly blessed to be doing what I know I was created to do… how do I know this? I love it so much! I owned my first camera at the age of 2- made by Fisher Price (don’t worry- I’ve upgraded my gear quite a bit since then). I almost always wish that I had a built in camera like an extra limb or third eye so that I never miss a moment. I honestly can’t tell you how many times in a day I look at a scene and analyze the light to envision how I would compose a perfect photograph that tells part of my story. I believe in and search for the connection between the photograph and the memory it creates every time I click the shutter and I have experienced times in my life where all that we had left were photographs. These times can be hard but the only thing that made it easier were moments captured that we could hold on to that brought back life – emotion- feelings. I am committed to providing for you these memories that will be handed down generations and that will always bring you right back to the emotions embedded in each image from the time they were captured. I truly believe that there is no excuse to not being in photographs and strive to convince anyone and everyone (especially moms who are usually the ones behind the cameras or choosing not to be in front of the cameras) how important it is to exist in photographs. I of course need to remember this myself but I do regularly sneak in front of the camera and I never ever regret it. I love that my boys will have pictures of themselves cuddling with me or doing our favorite family activities to hold on to forever. I am a mom of two little boys who light up my world and am blessed by an amazing God with a loving husband who I couldn’t do any of this without.
When i’m not with my camera you will most likely find me eating ice cream or making s’mores under the stars with my family (I love food), cuddling up with a movie (usually Disney), or dreaming about being by the ocean. I moved to PA from Boston where I worked as a social worker with teens in the inner-city. I started photography in high school where I learned manual film photography which ignited my passion for it and created the basis for my understanding and style now. I pursued another degree as a physical therapist assistant before having kids and while I made the decision to discontinue this full time position so that I could be home with my boys I continue to help out every so often in an outpatient clinic here in PA. I love getting to know people- hearing their stories of where they came from and how they got to where they are. If only we all had the pieces of our stories in hand to create the beautiful mosaic that each life is!
Thank you for considering me to be a part of helping to tell your story.