Mother to Perez, Maggie and Norah; wife to Steve

Ali Denney is a freelance documentary photographer.  She spends time shooting for non-profits and NGO’s and is incredibly passionate about the humanitarian work being done throughout the globe.  She is inspired by stories of daily life and the struggles and triumphs existing in every situation.  Her work exists to raise awareness of underground issues and enliven the heart by the beauty of visual experience.  

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.  In 2010, after nearly 10 years working as a teacher and photographing countless projects as a volunteer, she surged into photography full time.  Working alongside non-profits, she has documented orphanage life, food distribution, sustainability projects, medical issues, malnutrition and many other pressing needs associated with poverty in Uganda, Haiti, Guatemala and Mexico.

After 10 years of living in the urban core of San Diego, she and her family made a recent move to spend time in the Sierras, calling a mountain cabin near Donner Lake, CA 'home' for the time being.

Her clients have included Children’s Heritage FoundationFrances Kitchen ProjectVillage of Hope, The God’s Child ProjectThe Nest and The Glashaus.

To learn more about Ali, or talk with her about an upcoming project, send her an email by clicking HERE.

She is available for projects worldwide.






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My personal work is a demonstration of my inability to define my style.  The world in and of itself is inspiring…and I am all over the map.  Every season of my life opens my eyes to a new found infatuation.  I will photograph almost anything if it catches my eye.  Whether in the mundane and ordinary or the once in a lifetime, moments grab me.   A photo should tell a story,  inspire a smile, a thought, a heartache an action.  I can only hope that in your experience of these photos, you experience something of what I saw in that moment.  If you lose yourself in my work, then I have succeeded.  If you find yourself, then I have been paid in full.