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Josh Staley Productions- Vendor Love

I seriously wish every wedding I photographed had Josh Staley Productions as their DJ! Not only is every member of their team fabulous and lots of fun, but all of their DJs actually mix and mash the tracks right there on the spot! This is NOT your typical DJ that just runs through a playlist […]

September 7, 2017

Wedding Vendors

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Sycamore Creek Family Photos- The Dickson’s

I don’t always shoot family photos, but when I do, they’re of the most adorable family ever. I’ve known this family since way before their little guy was born! I’ve had the honor of documenting his newborn photos, and one year old photos. Now he’s three and I can’t believe how fast the time has […]

September 6, 2017

Real Family

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Business Tools to Love: Planoly- Photography Business Education

You’ve heard it time and again: curating your Instagram feed will benefit your business. And I will speak with first hand knowledge that this is true. It’s a fact that pretty photos will make someone stop scrolling. And a great caption will make them engage. But how do you figure out what photos will flow […]

September 5, 2017

Photography Business

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Destination Weddings: The Extras!- Wedding Planning Tips

Did you know that my husband and I had a destination wedding? We got married on the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks in North Carolina. So when I talk about planning a destination wedding, I know a thing or two about what the challenges and benefits are! And trust me, there are plenty of […]

September 4, 2017

Destination Wedding, Wedding Planning

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Don’t Be Like Me- Personal

Where were you during the eclipse of 2017? Me? I was inside my house editing wedding photos and refilling my prescriptions. Lame. Here’s what happened: We’ve been hearing nothing else but eclipse that, eclipse this, for about a month solid, right? How you need to get the glasses, you need to see it because it […]

August 25, 2017

Personal

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Rose Bredl- Vendor Love

I got to see first hand the gorgeous work the team at Rose Bredl creates! Not only do they have the cutest little shop, but they can give you any look you’re dreaming of for your wedding day! Do you love this business? Comment below or email hello@alaynaparker.com and share All content and images in […]

August 24, 2017

Wedding Vendors

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Looking for Help?- Photography Business Education

  Are you feeling lost in your business? Know where you want to end up, but not sure how to get there? I’ve been there! We’ve ALL been there! Maybe you know you need a mentor, but don’t know where to find one. Maybe you want to learn from the greats like Justin and Mary […]

August 22, 2017

Photography Business

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Why Golden Hour Portraits are Worth the Effort- Wedding Planning Tips

  Golden hour is the time when the sun is low in the sky, before it sets below the horizon. It’s typically about an hour to an hour and half before sunset. Usually, golden hour occurs during dinner or around dancing, depending on the time of year. So when I pull you and your groom […]

August 21, 2017

Wedding Planning

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Finally I’m Free- Personal

  I recently had a conversation with a potential client. In the course of talking with this person, they mentioned how they’re going through some financial difficulties and it’s kind of bad timing to be faced with paying for a wedding. They also mentioned that they found another photographer who would be able to shoot […]

August 18, 2017

Personal

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The Links at Groveport Wedding- Victor and Julia

  I had such a great time being able to shoot alongside Nicole with Nicole Akers Photography back in May! Victor and Julia had a gorgeous day to celebrate their marriage with all of their family and friends! A huge Thank You to all the vendors who worked so hard to make this a gorgeous […]

August 16, 2017

Real Wedding

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