About

Hey y'all! I'm Aly! My Pronouns are She/Her. Most days I am being a Dog mom, wearing black leggings, and doing what I love most! I am mostly known for my bright red baleage, and talking to absolutely anyone! I love serving the world by documenting what is in front of me. The things I am most passionate about in life are traveling with Sam, my dog, Sophie, any fitness class, and being a part of your once in a life time, Wedding Day! I am from Charlotte, North Carolina and graduated from Savannah College of Art & Design with my BFA in Photography in 2015 (yes, i know that is unheard of). I currently shoot elopements, small weddings, weddings, engagements, and boudoir. Being a business owner is a full-time job, and hard work y'all! My boyfriend Sam and I met 5 years ago on Tinder. Yes Tinder! He is a High School History teacher and I cannot tell you how much fun our life has been! From traveling to England, Adopting Sophie, buying a house, and drinking all the beer/cider in North Carolina!

We all know photography for your wedding day is SO important! But I believe it's more than just showing up and taking some photos. I actually have a relationship with my couples! I know, most of you might not think that is not important. To me it is! I am able to serve you better if I know what kind of person you are. Are you an introvert while your partner is a goofball? WONDERFUL! Are both of you super close to your family and only want them at your ceremony? PERFECT! I believe weddings should be personal and who you are! Not a ballroom kinda person? Cool me either!

Working with me is so much different than hiring your friend that has photography as a hobby or someone in a big company who just shows up. I am the photographer who help you with all the questions you have with you, meets 1 month before your big day to check in, tears up at your ceremony, and hugs you at the end of your day. I make sure I understand why you love each other, why you chose your ceremony & reception location, and why you decide to hire me. I believe your wedding day should represent your relationship as a whole! You want to get married in the mountains? Hell yeah! On the beach? LETS GET YOU MARRIED

the photog behind the lens

a closer look at

Sipping chartreuse and green tea while looking at the most perfect white subway tile and hand painted signs. Driving through the mountains to Portland reminiscing about the best memories back home. Cozy sweaters, vintage demin, and Pabst while telling one of a kind love stories. The trials and tribulations of love, joy, and happiness. Lastly, champagne brunch and avocado toast while surrounded by the finest exposed brick, dreamcatchers, and maps to our souls. Dreamcatchers, macrame and 100 Days of Summer. Anthropologie trips and walks on the beach, love letters and secret admirers. Fall breeze, flannels, and hot cocoa. Whales and dinosaurs and handmade crafts. Salvage denim, antique leather bags, and the first time we watched Moonrise Kingdom. 

The slow hum of traffic and the cool breeze that signify the joy of a new day.

our philosophy

But for real, who is Aly?!

I am human. Just like you! I love my red wine, the mountains, sushi, and my small but humble family. I crave human connection and great friends. I LOVE what I do for y'all! End of story. Weddings are a lot and can be stressful. What gets me to move and keep going are my AMAZING clients. Sound crazy enough yet?! I learn from every hard moment, and maybe that means we need a mental health day, or some therapy. Yes, I just signed up for therapy! No Bullshit here! North Carolina is my home, from those beaches, to the skylines, to the mountains. After doing photography for 10+ years, you will be blown away to have me at your side fixing your hair, or holding flowers. LET"S DO THIS!!!

Aly Barnett Photography, LLC