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My Top 6 Regrets Part Two- Personal

Last week, I talked about some of my regrets in life. This week, I’m telling you about a few more!   Losing spiritual focus. I was raised with a good spiritual routine. And I honestly never really stopped that routine. But not long ago, I lost my focus. I started making other things a priority. […]

July 13, 2018

Personal

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Grange Audubon Center Wedding- Matt and Kat

Saturday was such an amazing day with Matt, Kat, and all of their friends and family! I loved that they were married at the Grange Audubon Center where we did their engagement session! The day started off with lots of fun and laughs at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus. We photographed pretty details, hung […]

July 11, 2018

Real Wedding

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Sometimes Less is More- Photography Business Education

When it comes to client information, sometimes less is more. How so? You’ve heard the phrase “Under-promise, over-deliver.” When you’re building your client experience, you’re probably building in things like surprise gifts, handwritten notes, delivery times, etc. But you might not want to be entirely forthright in informing your client what to expect. For instance, […]

July 10, 2018

Photography Business

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My Top 6 Regrets Part One- Personal

Seems like a bit of a depressing subject to talk about, doesn’t it? Well, around here, I prefer to keep things real. My world is definitely not all sunshine and rainbows, and as tempting as it is to hide the bad and only show the good, that doesn’t do any good for anybody. So here […]

July 6, 2018

Personal

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Silver Creek Stables Wedding- Zack and Sammi

This past Saturday was spent with the most adorable couple! I loved being able to celebrate with Zack and Sammi and all of their friends and family! I had so much fun with them at the engagement session, I knew the wedding day would be a blast! It was such a pretty drive out to […]

July 4, 2018

Real Wedding

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Client Information- Photography Business Education

Part of giving a great client experience is always making sure your client knows what’s going on. Keeping them informed and up to date every step of the way helps them build confidence and trust in you. So what sort of information should you be sending your client? The Basic Info When your client in […]

July 3, 2018

Photography Business

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For Your Engaged Friends!- Wedding Planning Tips

Do you have any friends who are engaged and getting married in a different state than Ohio? Let them know that if they book their wedding day photography before December 31, 2018, ALL travel fees will be waived!! Do you have any questions about planning your wedding? Comment below or email hello@alaynaparker.com! All content and […]

July 2, 2018

Wedding Planning

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The Grand Event Center Wedding- Matt and Ashley

I got to shoot this wonderful wedding on New Year’s Eve with Nicole Akers Photography! This was my first time shooting at the Grand Event Center in Grandview, and I loved it! It was pretty frigid that day, but Matt, Ashley, and the whole bridal party were troopers for braving the cold with us to […]

June 27, 2018

Real Wedding

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Some New Favorites!- Personal

Every once in awhile, I like to give you guys a heads up on some new things I’m loving lately, and some things I can’t live without!   Business I recently signed up for Honeybook, and I can’t believe how much easier it’s been to stay on top of business tasks! I had used a […]

June 22, 2018

Personal

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Ohio State University Engagement- Alex and Stephanie

I spent last Sunday evening exploring campus with Alex and Steph! They traveled up from DC to document their engagement in the place it all started- Ohio State! It was so nice to walk around campus and the stadium and hear them reminisce about their college days. Alex and Steph, thank you for making the […]

June 20, 2018

Real Engagement

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