The Work

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

My great-grandfather was an artist, both of my great-grandmothers were seamstresses. My grandfather was a wedding photographer, my grandmother was a seamstress, my father is an artist and musician, and my mother is a seamstress and fashion designer. So yeah, I pretty much had no choice but to inherit creative genes.

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There's this running joke that I'm actually 75. And not in an "Oh you're an old soul and love vintage things" kind of way. More like a "You're kind of cranky and you should probably hang out in the old folks home" kind of way. Proof: 1. I love cardigans. No really. I have a ton and wear them almost daily. So far, no brooches to go on those cardigans. Give it time, I'm sure it's coming. 2. If I wouldn't get weird looks, I'd probably plop a lawn chair out in my driveway and just watch stuff. I love watching stuff. People are my favorite thing to watch, but I'll watch just about anything. Neighborhoods, trees, parking lots, the wind. 3. I say random things like "Wow, that building went up fast" and "I can't understand anything this rapper is saying" and "I'm not going out, it's past 6:00 pm." 

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

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You will hear me talk about Speedy. A lot. He's my dogchild and I couldn't imagine life without him. He's a whippet we rescued in 2012 and he'll be 13 this year. He's grumpy, scared of everything, and only likes a handful of people. His favorite thing in the whole world is laying on you (preferably while digging his pointy elbows in your side) and cuddling under a blanket.

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

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This is my sis. She's 11 years younger than me and is the coolest person I know. She's also my second shooter on wedding days, so you'll see a lot of her! She's super funny, trendy, and has some pretty great dance moves too. And whatever you do, don't ask about her feelings on nickels (unless you want a good laugh!) 

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

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Jon and I were married in September 2009. Way before Pinterest - which is probably a good thing. Our wedding was on the beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. I tease him about how he's 10 years older than me, but really he could outdo me any day of the week since he's a firefighter. Our favorite things to do together are watch Netflix, find great happy hours, and act like our dog is people. Yeah we're those types.

"Do I want to be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

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Meet Alayna

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Ohio Weddings start at
$2850

Destination weddings start at $2900

Portraits start at
$150

All wedding packages include high resolution digital images with print rights, two photographers, and any Ohio location.

All destination weddings include high resolution digital images with print rights, two photographers, up to 10 hours coverage, and rehearsal coverage.

All portrait session include high resolution digital images with print rights.

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In 20 years, you won't remember what you ate that night. You won't remember how your bouquet smelled, or that your Grandmother cried during your first dance.

I freeze those moments. I give you your memories to look back on forever. I know how long it took for you to settle on the vanilla bean cake with farm fresh raspberry preserve filling. I will capture that perfect shade of pink that took months for you to find for your peony bouquet. I already knew that Grandma wouldn't be able to hold back tears and was ready for the moment with my camera in hand.

To me, it's so much more than just clicking a shutter button for a day. This is a lifetime's worth of memories that will be passed on to your children and your grandchildren.

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"We live our life linear. We live through moments that are gone. We have the opportunity to say 'Not this moment. This moment stays.' "

An incredible wedding photographer once said the quote above. Our life is full of real moments. Not posed ones. My approach is simple: documenting the day as it happens, not how I choose it to happen. I'm more hands off than other wedding photographers. I prefer to give "guidance" rather than "pose" you. I want the moments I capture to be real, raw, and intimate. To be one hundred percent completely you.

My goal is that when you look at your wedding photos, I want you to remember exactly what it was like to be right there in that moment.

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"We live our life linear. We live through moments that are gone. We have the opportunity to say 'Not this moment. This moment stays.' "

An incredible wedding photographer once said the quote above. Our life is full of real moments. Not posed ones. My approach is simple: documenting the day as it happens, not how I choose it to happen. I'm more hands off than other wedding photographers. I prefer to give "guidance" rather than "pose" you. I want the moments I capture to be real, raw, and intimate. To be one hundred percent completely you.

My goal is that when you look at your wedding photos, I want you to remember exactly what it was like to be right there in that moment.

The AP Way

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A signed contract and retainer payment of 25% the total package cost is required to reserve your wedding date. An a la carte menu is available if you prefer to build your own package. Travel charges will be added to any wedding locations outside the state of Ohio. Wedding images are guaranteed to be delivered no later than four weeks after the wedding date. 

A signed contract and retainer payment of 25% the total package cost is required to reserve your wedding date. An a la carte menu is available if you prefer to build your own package. Travel charges will be added to any wedding locations outside the state of Ohio. Wedding images are guaranteed to be delivered no later than four weeks after the wedding date. 

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“The pictures are beautiful! We really appreciate you working with us and you helped make the day truly special for us. Now we have the wonderful memories to look back on!” 
- ARIANA

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