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Keeping the Design Simple- Photography Business Education

When it comes to your marketing, printed information, and information on your website, it’s always better to keep the design simple. There’s no need to include a ton of photos or examples of your work. Think about when you go out to a restaurant and look over the menu. When the menu has photo jam […]

July 17, 2018

Photography Business

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Easing Rehearsal Dinner Planning Stress!- Wedding Planning Tips

Well now you realize you have quite a hefty list of people you need to feed after the wedding rehearsal. What can you do to alleviate stress? You can make the dinner simple with just appetizers instead of a large meal. If the crowd will be on the smaller side, consider opening your home or […]

July 16, 2018

Wedding Planning

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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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