Hi! My name is Ali Payne and I am the owner of Dream Alley Photography. I specialize in portrait photography, specifically in senior portraits, professional head shots, and family sessions.
I am a Maryland native, growing up outside of Washington, D.C. and moving to Georgia in 2014. I am mother to two teenage boys, wife to an amazing man, former language arts teacher, and entrepreneur.
“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”
– Dorothea Lange
I have always loved photography. Since I was kid, taking workshops and photographing nature. My love of photography continued to grow and morphed into a love of portrait photography once I began to photograph my own family.
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever…. It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind
Photography is important. It is important to capture life’s moments and milestones. It is important to leave the memories of our lives for the family to enjoy.
“When you photograph a face…you photograph the soul behind it.”
– Jean-Luc Godard
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