Ali Denney is an experienced and versatile photographer specializing in visual storytelling. She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2002 and pursued education in photography for 3 years following graduation, with roots in black and white film photography. Since that time, she has participated in multiple in-depth documentary workshops in Guatemala and has taken a variety of technical courses hosted by local professionals all over the US. Over the past 10 years she has worked alongside non-profits documenting orphanage life, food distribution, sustainability projects, medical issues, malnutrition and many other pressing needs associated with poverty in Uganda, Haiti, Guatemala and Mexico. Currently, she frequently works on marketing shoots for start-up clothing and adventure businesses and family lifestyle sessions.
I love telling stories. Photography gives me the medium to tell those stories visually. I love both the technical and artistic side and love making people happy through sharing their story in a compelling and honest way.
What types of shoots have you done and how did you make them special?
I have photographed everything from vintage shop interiors to overseas refugee camps. What makes each shoot special is the vantage point and heart behind the lens. I approach every session with a desire to make the best pictures possible and to tell the story of the subject matter in a powerful, creative, and dynamic way.
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A fun fact about this photographer
I own a cabin near Donner Lake in Truckee, CA and spend a portion of my summers and winters exploring the Sierra Nevada mountains with my family.