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So you are a “COVID Bride”? I have seen so many couples struggle with what to do about their wedding with COVID-19 being what it is currently in the world. Since we are all cooped up at home, we just see what is on social media. From what I can see in these bride Facebook […]

Having a small intimate wedding does not mean you have to skip the fanfare. Due to COVID-19 Holli and her fiance had to change their wedding date 3 times, yes THREE! But that did not stop us from doing her bridal session and making her feel like the beautiful bride that she is! Since they […]

It is almost officially summer, but for Houston the summer heat starts in May. When planning Courtney and Travis’ engagement session, we wanted to avoid being out in the heat as much as possible. A studio engagement session was the perfect option for them and it did not disappoint one bit. Leych Studio was the […]

Being stuck inside during quarantine has not been easy, but thank the lord for this Beaumont Engagement session! The strange thing is that nothing has really changed for me, I still work from home and my husband still goes to work every day. However, all of my sessions from March-April had to be rescheduled due […]

Throughout my journey as a wedding photographer, I have photographed at many venues in and around the Houston area. I get asked a lot which ones I recommend or are my favorites. Instead of copying and pasting that text over and over, I decided to put it all down in words here for the world […]



Wedding photographer, cake enthusiast, and lover of all things romance and weddings.

MEET aly

I honestly could not be more excited to be finally sharing my new branding with the world. As many of you know, I recently got married in February to the man of my dreams. Since becoming Mrs. Matei, I knew that I wanted to change my business name as well to keep things consistent and […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When Reed Gallagher, reached out to me wanting me to join him on his new project, I couldn’t have been more honored. I have learned a lot from Reed and his team. They have truly helped me grow personally and professionally. Reed began telling me about his vision for Elevate & Educate and I immediately […]

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