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Destination Weddings: Alayna Parker Photography- Wedding Planning Tips

That has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? “Destination Weddings, Alayna Parker Photography.” So what if you have a friend who has decided to have a destination wedding? Luckily, I offer my services nationwide (and worldwide too!), so you can still help her cross “find wedding photographer” off her wedding planning list! Unfortunately, I […]

October 1, 2018

Wedding Planning

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What I’ve Learned in Nine Years- Personal

Well we’ve made it. We’ve been married for nine whole years now. I’d love to sit here and tell you it’s been amazing and a breeze and the best nine years of my life. But none of that would be true. Not that I haven’t been loving doing life with my husband. But it’s not […]

September 28, 2018

Personal

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Water’s Edge Wedding- Nathan and Shelby

This wedding was such a special event! 24 hours prior, I received a message from a sweet photographer who had come down with bronchitis and was basically forbidden from her doctor to shoot the wedding! I can’t imagine the disappointment and stress she was feeling! Thankfully I had the 21st off, so I was able […]

September 27, 2018

Real Wedding

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How Personal Should You Get?- Photography Business Education

I’m sure, like most people, you don’t want to put super personal things online. So where do you draw the line? A good rule of thumb is: don’t put anything online that you wouldn’t tell someone you just met in real life. For instance, I live in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. But I never […]

September 25, 2018

Photography Business

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Your Guest List!- Wedding Planning Tips

Ah the guest list. A source of frustration no matter where your wedding will be held. You don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings or make anyone feel left out, but you also don’t want to have an entire city at your wedding! I was fortunate in that the beach house we rented for our wedding […]

September 24, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Our Ninth Anniversary- Personal

Last week, we had the most wonderful experience with Amanda Hedgepeth Photography who did our anniversary session. Unfortunately, things had to be rearranged because hurricane Florence decided to make an unwelcome appearance on our beach vacation. But I was so so grateful to Amanda for making time in her busy schedule to take our photos! […]

September 21, 2018

Personal

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South Pointe Golf Club Wedding- Joe and Elizabeth

I loved being able to shoot this wedding in June with Roxanna from Roxanna Sue Photos! I was delighted to travel to Canonsburg, Pennsylvania for this wonderful couple! Every detail was gorgeous and it was amazing to see how much these two are loved.  Congratulations to Joe and Elizabeth and a huge Thank You to […]

September 20, 2018

Real Wedding

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What I Learned by Planning My Own Wedding- Personal

Jon and I had a destination wedding on the beaches of North Carolina, and I honestly am so glad we did it that way! It really felt like we were celebrating all week long, not just one day. In some ways it was stressful, but for the most part, it was low key and laid […]

September 14, 2018

Personal

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Coventry Oaks Pavilion Wedding- Justin and Ariana

I loved celebrating these two last Friday! I loved that Justin and Ariana viewed their guests as the most important part of their day. They decided to share a first look so that they would have more time to talk to everyone after the ceremony. You could tell how loved these two are as soon […]

September 12, 2018

Real Wedding

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Adding Personality to Your About Page- Photography Business Education

We’ve already talked about making sure you stick out in a sea of other photographers. One way you can do that is on your About Me page. This is a great area to let the true you shine! You can talk about: Your kidsYour petsYour favorite vacation spotYour favorite restaurant or a favorite meal you […]

September 11, 2018

Photography Business

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