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Meet Alli Newman

About Alli | Red Mountain High School | Mesa Senior Photographer

By: Alli Newman
November 9, 2017

Hey lovelies!

I thought it’s about time to introduce myself to you all.  Here are some fun facts about me, so you know who is writing some of these articles for you all!

First thing’s first, Here are some of my favorites! (It’s hard for me to choose my absolute favorites, so you’ll see I have a couple of answers for every category!)

Color: Pink and mint.

Food: Mashed potatoes and gravy.

Cereal: Krave, or Blueberry Morning. I love cereal. It runs in my family! 

Candy: Lindor Truffles. They are so, so divine!

Show: This Is Us. Oh, my gosh you guys, if you haven’t seen this show, you need to. It’s incredible!

Movie: This one is a hard one. My all time favorite has to be While You Were Sleeping, but I also love Inside Out and You’ve Got Mail. I love a lot of movies!

Team: BYU, of course!

Music Artist: Dodie Clark, Sleeping At Last, Ed Sheeran, etc. I love music and I love a lot of artists!

Season: Spring. I love how everything blooms, the weather gets warmer, and things are so hopeful. Fall is a close second, though! Nothing like changing leaves, hot chocolate, and good company.

Holiday: Christmas.

Restaurant: Oregano’s. Kneaders is also another one of my favorites (when in Arizona, I go there WAY too often, ask any one of my friends!), along with Panera and Noodles and Company.

Musical: Wicked. Some of my other favorites include Dear Evan Hansen, Les Miserables, and Hairspray.

On top of the Rockefeller Center with my besties!

I grew up in Des Moines, Iowa. I was born and raised there and loved it! I love all four seasons and how it’s not super populated. I love that I grew up in the same house for most of my life, and so many memories were made there. Iowa is beautiful, and it’s definitely a beauty most people don’t see or appreciate!  In 2015, when I was entering my junior year of high school, my family picked up our life in Iowa and moved to Arizona. This move was for several personal reasons, and it was perfect for our family. I am so grateful I could move to Arizona and attend Red Mountain High School. I participated in choir all throughout high school, and it was such a blessing in my life! Choir was the reason I gained so many great friends here in Arizona. I even got to travel to New York City with some of my very best friends because of it. Plus, if I didn’t move, I wouldn’t have met Michelle (not only is she a fantastic photographer, she’s a great friend)!!

I got the idea from Pinterest.

I am currently studying at BYU-Idaho. As of now, my major is Marriage and Family Studies with Art Education as my minor. I think it’s very interesting to learn about different family dynamics, and how vital family relationships are today. My passion is being creative and making things beautiful. Pinterest is my JAM. I love hand lettering (some refer to it as “modern calligraphy”), and will be uploading an article soon about this! I take most of my inspiration from Pinterest and Instagram, but am starting to branch out and create my own designs.

Life hasn’t always been easy. I struggle with some mental health issues, and have since I was little. While it’s not always easy, I am so grateful for it because I have learned so much about myself! I know that we all have our own struggles and challenges. Some of you, like me, may have mental health struggles. Some may have family issues, some may struggle with addictions. Whatever it may be, don’t let those struggles weigh you down! Be confident in knowing that you are becoming stronger and a better person. Use your challenges to help others. Whatever you’re going through is for a reason!

Well, that’s a little about me! If you have any questions at all, leave a comment down below and I’ll answer as soon as I can!

Much love,

Senior Photos Michelle Robetson

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  1. I’m Alli’s Dad. She is amazing!

    • I’d have to agree, she most certainly is!!!

    • Haha, thanks dad! Love you lots 🙂


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