Breathing life into your memories, so you can experience them all over again with every photo

I'm here to capture the laughter & the quiet stolen glances

oregon based photographer Traveling Worldwide


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I’m a Portland based wedding and elopement photographer with over five years of experience. My focus is storytelling by capturing raw moments and genuine connection. I'm an avid world traveler willing to go anywhere you're imagining. 

Living for experiences, lover of the outdoors, live music & spicy margaritas

Hey, I'm Ali

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Photographer, World traveler & northwest native

Behind the Brand

I’m drawn to capturing those candid moments, the ones that make your heart skip a beat and your eyes well up with tears of joy. Rather than a gallery full of staged and posed shots I strongly believe photography should reflect life as it unfolds naturally. 


The art of storytelling through photography allows me to share with you something real, that reflects who you are. I offer a personal and tailored experience to all. Getting to know you and what you're envisioning helps me better tell your story.


Storytelling through candid moments

Deep dive in


Trevor & Alex

We truly could not be happier with the way our photos turned out. Ali delivered exactly what we wanted - natural, raw, intimate, fly-on-the-wall photos with beautiful natural lighting and editing. She did an amazing job of capturing real moments between us. My husband and I are both pretty reserved, and I appreciated that she saw that and didn’t put a huge spotlight on us. She saw what made us comfortable and ran with it. The golden hour photos are STUNNING, and the way the dancing photos were edited really showed the progression and energy of the night.

Not only are the photos amazing - so is Ali. She was so calm and easy-going during a time that can be quite stressful and chaotic. She made us feel very supported during the chaos of family photos and made sure that we only took the photos that WE wanted to take.

I now strongly recommend prioritizing a good photographer because the wedding goes by in the blink of an eye, and what you’re left with is photos to remind you of moments you forgot or moments you didn’t get to linger in as much as you wanted. 10/10 recommend Ali Rae Photography.

Now the next big task is trying to narrow down which photos we want to frame and which photos to immortalize in a wedding album. On a more personal note, Ali - I really couldn’t be more grateful for your support, flexibility, kindness, and calmness when dealing with the wildness that our wedding brought. It was extremely comforting to know that you had my back, and that you reminded me over and over, in a gentle way, that this was our day and that what we wanted was the most important thing of all. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so very much. You were wonderful.

Nathan & Phoebe

Ali you were our absolute dream photographer for our wedding day. You made our entire chaotic group feel so comfortable and excited about taking photos and you made it such an easy and fun experience and truly captured all of our happiest moments throughout the night.

The results are everything and more than we could have ever expected. We had so much fun spending the evening with you - we felt like you had been one of our oldest friends! You were so talented, genuine and kind and we are so thankful.

We are so excited and grateful to look back and love all of our photographs from the greatest night. 


Hailey & matt

We found Ali while looking to do our engagement photos in Southern, WA. We had such a great experience with Ali and loved our engagement session so much that we knew we HAD to book Ali for our wedding at Mt Si. We loved the fact that we already felt comfortable working with her and could continue the good vibes!

While wedding planning, Ali was very receptive of our timeline wishes and flexible for some last-minute changes to the schedule of the day. She and her assistant Kristi arrived on time with smiles on their faces and the best energy. They were very "go with the flow" for the busy timeline on wedding day. I felt at ease, beautiful, and comfortable with the millions of photos taken!

I am very happy that we hired Kristi as Ali's second shooter, as she was not only kind, welcoming, and fun (especially with the rowdy groomsmen), but having both of them led to so many great shots of the bridal party and great ceremony and reception photos. By the end of the night my bridesmaids and family members were all friends with Ali and Kristi too!

Ali is so talented with her editing skills and style and I cannot wait to look at these photos for a lifetime. There are just too many great ones to choose! I LOVE the golden hour shots and unique angles for portraits. As a bride who obsessed over all the "little details" those were captured in every single way. I have nothing but amazing reviews for Ali Rae Photography.

Whether you're planning an intimate elopement or a large wedding (ours was about 150!) you can't go wrong working with Ali. 


Alison & Brian

Ali is great and here is why! Our wedding (August 1, 2020) underwent some pretty big changes due to Covid-19: we’d planned on a wedding in a chapel with over 100 people, and ended up getting married with about 10 guests in my parents’ backyard, but partly thanks to Ali, it was no less magical.

We also had an engagement session back in March with her on the Oregon coast, and we (and more impressively, my family) were all won over by the photos she captured of us. During the wedding day, she did a great job following the timeline we had talked about, and helping us follow it as well. She even found a place in my parents’ house that I had overlooked that turned out to be a great backdrop for photos.

As a bride I felt calmed, rather than stressed by her presence. We got the photos back and they are stunning; everyone was very impressed and even surprised, somehow, that everyone was so “photogenic.” It was a wonderful way to share the experience with those who could not be there, and as a memento for us.

I highly recommend hiring Ali for your next photo-worthy event!


Mark & Cassandra

Ali You were 100% perfect for everything we wanted, needed, expected. These photos are beautiful. When I was on that patio in the cold and you were taking the group shots, I had no idea that Mt. Hood was in the reflection of the window and the light could look that incredible. You have a gift. You also heard us when Mark said, give me the raw stuff, if it's out of focus in some respect don't throw it away. We love those, give us real.

We had such limited time and you gave us so so much. Not only talented but the perfect mellow, go-with-the-flow kind of a person. It was a small ceremony and you were one of us. THANK YOU Ali!”


Sadie & nathan

Ali was absolutely fantastic. I got engaged to my long distance boyfriend of 4 years, but sadly he had to leave to go back home across the country on a pretty short time schedule. I have followed Ali for awhile on my Instagram and thought I would reach out and see if she was available. Best decision ever!!!

She not only was available, but picked the most beautiful location I could have imagined! My fiancé and I are both a bit hesitant around cameras but she made us feel so comfortable and confident, all while having a ton of fun. The pictures we received were beyond any expectations! I felt so beautiful in them and my finance and I are already planning on framing many of them in our new home.

I have no hesitation whatsoever in telling you- if you haven’t already booked Ali, you definitely need to do so as soon as possible!!


Cameron & Tom

Ali was such a fun photographer to work with! My husband and I had planned to visit the North Cascades National Park on our honeymoon and Ali was not only willing to make the trek out to Washington, but since she had been there before she was able to give us valuable insight as to where we could shoot!

We had a phone call ahead of time with Ali which helped us get to know her better (and therefore get more comfortable) and also to help us know what to expect. It ended up raining our whole shoot, but Ali had such a great attitude about it and if anything made the shoot more fun!

She hyped up our newfound marriage and got us looking extra cozy for pictures. She also adventured out towards the river with us as we both literally sank in what I can only describe as quicksand! Such a trooper. I'm literally obsessed with all our photos and her editing style matched the landscape so perfectly. I would shoot with her again in a heartbeat!

Book Ali and you won't be disappointed.


Elizabeth & Juan

I am super blessed to gave someone as talented as Ali to capture life’s moments. She truly has a natural talent and a clear passion for photography and it shows in her work.

Ali was my first experience having professional photos taken and I can’t imagine a better outcome. Her direction during the session and timely turnaround of the photos was such a nice surprise.

She is just as excited about the photos as the couple she is working with. I continue to follow her work and can’t wait for the day she takes our engagement photos! Thank you Ali for capturing some beautiful moments that I will always have to cherish. 



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