Kansas City based photographer specializing in telling your story, in a way that is unique to you.

Here at Dragon and the Butterfly Studios, you don’t have to worry about having to justify having nice pictures taken. I firmly believe that everyone should have access to affordable and high quality pictures and that is what I seek to provide. My mission is to provide a unique, luxurious professional photography experience, no matter the budget.  

My name is Ali, which is short for Alicia. I am a creative individual and a natural born story teller. Its something I've been doing since I was quite little! I come from a large family and love working with kids. I love making others smile, which is why I love doing this so much! I get to make people happy by just taking pictures of them being themselves.

Honestly, I started this company as a way to make some extra money during a time when I was really struggling. But from the moment that I caught the smile of an 18 month old, I was hooked. It wasn't long after that I had taken a family photo shoot for my own family, when my mother told me how relieved she was not to have to spend money we didnt have on pictures she felt we needed. Since then, I have become determined to be the best option I can be for those who cannot afford the average prices of other photographers in this city.

I do work a second job to pay the bills, so you never have to worry about prices jumping out of reach. I'm not here for your money. I'm here to capture your life, your story, and your smile.
At the end of the day, I can only hope my work speaks for itself in terms of quality and making you as happy as it possibly can for years to come. You have a story. I just want to help you tell it.