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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!

Rachel & Adam { Amp, Betheseda, MD Wedding}

sb1Rachel and Adam were married Oct 1, 2016 in a beautiful Jewish Ceremony at Amp, in Betheseda, MD. From the moment I met Rachel, I knew she was such a sweet, genuine person, I loved sitting down with her and talking about her love for Adam, how they met while working together and how they both had a vision of a more modern wedding affair. I got to meet them both at their Old Town Alexandria engagement session and I could see how apparant their love for each other was.

Their wedding was amazing in every way, from the sweet moments of their first look, which as soon as they saw each other calmed their nerves and allowed them to really be present with family and friends the rest of their day. That was probably my favorite memory of their wedding how present and in the moment they got to be.

I wish you both a beautiful life and future together! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your special day. Enjoy your honeymoon in Antigua.


sb10sb9sb-detailssbdetails8sb8sb6sb1sb4sbgroom1sbgroom2sb2sb3sb10sb8sb12sb9sb11sb10sb13sb30sb2sb1sb27sb27sb29sb20sb3sb28sb26sb2sb3sb19sb26sb25sb29sb3sb21sb6sb6sb8sb5sb4sb20sb12sbringsb2sb1sb32sb1sb2sb31sb33sb34sb35sb1sb13sb16sb21sb26sb23sb25sb24sb18sb6sbreception-2sbreception3reception-4sb4sb7sb-reception4sbreception-5sb15sb-reception-1Thank you to all the vendors who made the day possible!

Venue- Amp, Bethesda, Maryland

Events by Elisabeth, LLC

Florals- Scentsational Florals

Rouge Catering

Photographer- Ali McLaughlin Photography

Assistant Photographer- Melinda Snyder Photography

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


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.



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!


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!




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

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