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    Hi! I'm Ali, a natural light, on location photographer in the Warrenton, VA area specializing in Portraits and Wedding Photography. I take on a limited amount of weddings a year. When I'm not working I love traveling, antique shopping, wineries and spending time with my family.

    I think each individual is unique and beautiful in their own way. I try and capture that in your photographs and let your personality shine. Send me and email and let's chat!

Lauren & Ken’s Spring Garden Wedding { Antrim 1844 Taneytown, MD Wedding}

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Last Spring, I second shot Lauren & Ken’s Wedding with my good friend, Melinda Snyder Photography. This past year we teamed up working weddings together and it’s so great to find a genuine friend in this industry that you really enjoy working with.

Of course shooting at the place I got married myself is always fun to come back to! Lauren and Ken were SUCH a stunning couple and I was so happy they picked Antrim, it’s such a wonderful venue with gorgeous views and a lovely, historic mansion from the 1800’s.

They had such a beautiful, flawless day, full of love with family and friends. I loved their first look together, they are so sweet, not to mention gorgeous together.

Best wishes for a life full of Happiness Lauren & Ken! XO.

 

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September 23, 2016 - 3:33 pm

Petra - So pretty!!!

Our 5 year Anniversary. { Tides Inn, Irvington, VA}

When we got married,  my husband and I agreed we would plan a special getaway commemorating every year we were married. We joke that the first year we went BIG, to Costa Rica.. unfortunatly not every year can be that expensive, but nevertheless it can still be special! It’s always nice to get time away to remember why you fell in love!

We picked the Tides Inn this year since we wanted somewhere quiet and relaxing, and we both love small coastal towns. It was so quaint, and quiet. Just what we needed for a couple days away. I really recommend the Tides Inn for a relaxing getaway with plenty activities, like boating, kayaking and crabbing. Not to mention the food is amazing! I loved their Banana Foster’s waffles, the Lancaster Lemonade, and the amazing fish and chips and filet mignon dinner.

We took a boat cruise around Carter’s Creek the first day, and then spent the afternoon at The Dog and Oyster Vineyard. I loved this winery! It was so cute and the Rose is amazing! We also tried raw and roasted oysters. Not a huge fan of raw, but the roasted oysters were so good! I loved the dogs that roam around the property guarding the grapes. We loved all the oysters laying on the tables too, so you could draw a little keepsake to leave at the winery saying you were there!

We ended the evening with a fabulous dinner overlooking the bay. We had it all to ourselves. It was very romantic and worth the price!

The next day we planned to kayak, lay by the pool and bike, but it rained all day, so I got a massage and then we had lunch at an amazing little spot in town for more oysters and fish tacos. It was an amazing weekend we won’t forget. Some day we will have to go back!

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September 22, 2016 - 2:12 pm

Petra - Beautiful photos!! Happy 5 years!! You guys are so awesome! ❤️

Juvy & Andre Highholdborne Estate Wedding, Bluemont, VA

Juvy and Andre were married August 20, 2016 in the most beautiful scenic estate in Bluemont, VA. As soon as I drove up I was in awe of the views and gorgeous estate! The vintage decor was stunning inside! What a perfect backdrop for their gorgeous day! June Hambrick is the owner, and just opened her lovely home for weddings recently. I have a feeling this venue will be up and coming!

Sb1Juvy was calm and relaxed as I arrived getting hair and makeup done. What a gorgeous bride she was. I loved her lace dress. Andre made a handsome groom as well! Their details were stunning from her Badgley Mischka shoes, to her earrings to the gorgeous pink florals. She made my job so easy to capture! I loved that Andre flew his drone to capture the ceremony. I can’t wait to see the video! The ceremony was beautiful from the handmade arbor to the pouring of the sand symbolizing their lives joining together. I have no doubt these two will have a beautiful life together. You can already tell from their love of adventures together. Wishing you two the best life together!

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Thank you to all the vendors that made the day possible!

Venue- Highholdborne Estate, Bluemont, VA

Coordinator- June Hambrick

Officiant- Rev. Dave Zucchelli

Cakes- XPO Pastry

Florals- By June Hambrick

Dress- Da Vinci Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses- Jeanette’s Bridal

Photography- Ali Mclaughin Photography

Assistant Photographer- Casey Meyers Photography

Makeup- Chan

Hair- Vince Nguyen

Caterer- Donna Allanson

Band- Elemental Alibi

Meg & Kelly { A Bluemont Winery Wedding, Bluemont, VA}

I met Meg about a year ago. I remember the day I met her for our consult at Starbucks, I liked her instantly, we had mutual friends in the creative industry and I loved getting to know her, and hearing more about the love of her life Kelly. She told me they were both a little quirky, and geeky ( in her words) and I could see their fun personality shine through at their wedding, and just how much love they had for each other. I loved the fun special touches they added to the day like their coreographed dance, and the suprise dance with her dad! Not to mention those little mini cupcakes? So good! Kelly & Meg danced into the evening with all their closest friends and family and had a sparkler send off. Perfect for the 4th of July weekend!

Thank you to all vendors who made the day special, and to my awesome friend and second shooter Melinda!

It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. I hope you are enjoying Bora Bora! Best wishes for a lifetime of Happiness you two!

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Venue- Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, VA

Photographer- Ali McLaughlin Photography

Assistant Photographer- Melinda Snyder Photography

Dress- Labella Bridal Boutique

Grommsmen Attire- Men’s Wharehouse

Florist- Elizabeth Renner

Planner- Amy Thunell of Great Country Farmn

Dj- Raymond Vanags

Cupcakes- Sweetz Bakers

Catering- Savoir Fare

Bridesmaids Dresses- Lulu

July 8, 2016 - 5:28 pm

Petra - Beautiful! I love the navy blue. Great photos, Ali!

July 8, 2016 - 9:42 pm

Amy Coose - These are amazing, Ali!!! They turned out so beautiful, thinks for capturing their day!

Jesse { Stafford H.S Class of 2016}

Congrats to all the graduating Class of 2016! I was so honored to photograph Jesse’s senior pictures. He is such a handsome, well mannered young man, I loved our time together getting to know him as we chatted about his plans for the future. I photographed his sister’s and cousin’s senior pictures a few years back, and I just love his family, they are the sweetest people!!

Jesse and I had so much fun exploring all the fun places to shoot in Old Town Fredericksburg, it’s such a photographers dream, not to mention how excited I was when he showed up so well dressed in a suit and bow tie! He actually had several outfits, each so amazing. I loved capturing his personality, his style and his love for soccer.

Congrats Jesse! May God bless your future ahead!

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