I'm a lover of love who is addicted to Starbucks and goes through weekly phases of favorite foods. I'm a wifey to a firefighter and a dogmom to a grumpy Whippet. I love having lunch dates and dream of traveling the world.

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Audubon Center Engagement- Matt and Kat

I loved spending my Wednesday with these two adorable people! They’ll be getting married at the Audubon Center, so I was excited that Kat suggested doing their engagement session there! Matt and Kat, thank you so much for taking time out of your day to let me shove a camera in your face 🙂 I […]

October 20, 2017

Real Engagement

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Intimate Winery Wedding- Joe and Priscila

I had the honor of documenting this couple say I Do on Saturday. Joe and Priscila will always hold a very special place in my heart, and here’s why. Let me take you back to March of this year. I was having coffee with a friend at Fox in the Snow (which you’ve probably heard […]

October 18, 2017

Real Wedding

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Just a Small Shoutout- Personal

Just giving a small shoutout to X Files day! Always was my favorite show and always will be. So here’s to the original Fandom, the founders of Shipping, and the only ever OTP I’ll ever need. All content and images in this post are copyright of Alayna Parker Photography and can not be used or […]

October 13, 2017

Personal

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100 Mile House Wedding- Tye and Sarah

I loved shooting with Michelle Joy Photo at the beginning of June! This wedding had all the classic style you could hope for, and the location was just to DIE for! What a great hidden gem outside of the city! A wonderful congratulations to Tye and Sarah, and a HUGE thank you to Michelle for […]

October 11, 2017

Real Wedding

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When You Feel Overworked- Photography Business Education

Are you feeling it this fall season? This is the busiest time for us photographers! What if this is your first fall as a business owner, or you’re a seasoned tog but trying to just make it to January?! Take a few of these suggestions to heart: Take a bath. I’m not even kidding. Go […]

October 10, 2017

Photography Business

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The Vault- Columbus Wedding Venue

Loved shooting at The Vault last month! If you’re on the hunt for a venue, here’s what I thought about this one! The location: I love that it’s downtown, so it’s pretty central to most of the greater Columbus area. However, downtown isn’t always ideal. There is a parking lot in the same block as […]

October 5, 2017

Wedding Vendors

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Fall Wedding in Westerville- Thaddeus and Samantha

I had such a great time Saturday at Tad and Sam’s wedding! And I loved having Samantha Newman with me as my second shooter! The day started with Sam getting ready at the Embassy Suites in Westerville. Right off the bat, things were emotional, because Sam’s best friend had recorded a video for her. She […]

October 4, 2017

Real Wedding

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Do Your Clients Trust You?- Photography Business Education

I’m gonna tell it to you straight. If you’re bad at running a business, people won’t hire you. If they’re not hiring you, it means they don’t trust you to perform your service well. If people don’t trust you, you won’t be in business for very long. Ever wonder why some people succeed and others […]

October 3, 2017

Photography Business

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What’s Your Honeymoon Style?- Wedding Planning Tips

Let’s be honest. Planning the honeymoon is about as stressful as planning the wedding, amiright? This isn’t any ordinary vacation! This is your HONEYMOON!!! You know you’re going to need the time away to chill out and maximize that Cloud Nine feeling! So not just any old vacation spot will do. You’ve got to pick […]

October 2, 2017

Wedding Planning

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Vacation- Personal

We got to spend last week in Ocean Isle, North Carolina! It was so wonderful to relax with my family and enjoy time away! I forced myself to leave the laptop at home so I could truly rest and not work. I did bring my camera and one (!!!) lens, but didn’t take a whole […]

September 29, 2017

Personal

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