Kansas City based photographer specializing in telling the story of YOU, without draining your wallet.

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. If I'm not willing to pay that price, I do not expect my customers to either.   

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.

I am a school bus driver in college to become a teacher. I started this company as a way to make some extra money to help with bills, but from the moment I did my first photo shoot of a child... the money just hasnt mattered since. I just want to provide the best pictures I can without making it difficult for my clients to pay their bills.
I may be cheap, but that will never reflect on your pictures and that is something I can guarantee. 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.