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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I Can’t Get Enough of it- Personal

Do you have something you just love so much, you could have it every day? For me, I have lots of things that I can’t get enough of! I go through weekly food phases that change all the time. Lately I’ve been really into grilled cheese. My constant “phases” that I don’t think will go […]

January 26, 2018

Personal

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Flowerman -Columbus Wedding Florist

I’ve gotten to see the work of the Flowerman a few times this year and last, and I am continuously amazed at the beautiful work they do! Take a peek at the florals from Austin and Alannah’s wedding in December! Do you love this business or know a vendor who should be featured? Comment below […]

January 25, 2018

Real Wedding, Wedding Vendors

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Lake Erie Wedding- Andrew and Kaleigh

I loved being able to shoot this wedding with Natalie Baker Photography back in August!! Natalie got to take a little roadtrip up north to shores of Lake Erie. Andrew and Kayleigh were married in the most adorable little chapel in a private community with a view of the lake. After getting some romantic waterfront […]

January 24, 2018

Real Wedding

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Branding Professionals- Photography Business Education

So you’ve decided you want to outsource your branding to a professional who knows what they’re doing. Here are two people I highly recommend! B is for Bonnie Designs With Grace and Gold Working hard, or hardly working? Ready to take your photography business to the next level? Email hello@alaynaparker.com for mentoring information! All content […]

January 23, 2018

Photography Business

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What Happens When the Timeline Isn’t Followed?- Wedding Planning Tips

Brace yourselves, your wedding day will get messed up. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but as much and as perfectly as you plan your day, it won’t go like you want it to. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve never photographed a wedding where the timeline was followed flawlessly. So […]

January 22, 2018

Wedding Planning

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Have Camera, Will Travel- Personal

Something I’ve wanted to do for awhile now is travel for photography. I talk about destination weddings quite a bit on the blog. I have an advantage to knowing the ins and outs of destination weddings because I had one myself. I know the challenges, the benefits, and where it counts to spend a little […]

January 19, 2018

Personal

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Strongwater- Columbus Wedding Venue

I shot at this unique venue in December. If you love industrial, hipster style, this venue will be perfect for your wedding day! In the warmer months, you can have your ceremony in the courtyard. The indoor space is still beautiful for ceremonies and there is plenty of space for even large guest lists. There’s […]

January 18, 2018

Wedding Vendors

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German Village Engagement- Matt and Marie

I had such a great time with Matt and Marie and Baggins on Sunday! The four of us strolled around the snowy streets of their neighborhood and did a little exploring. Matt and Marie, thank you so much for braving the cold for a bit and letting me document this amazing time in your lives! […]

January 17, 2018

Real Engagement

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Creating Consistency in Your New Brand- Photography Business Education

Now that you have your new brand up and running, where else should you incorporate it? You can use your colors in your packaging. From the ribbons and tissue paper to the thank you note. You can use the elements or flourishes from your logo on your website. You can incorporate your colors in your […]

January 16, 2018

Photography Business

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Your Wedding Day Timeline- Wedding Planning Tips

If you’re anything like me, you can never be too prepared for a big event. Of course, every wedding and every wedding day is different. What works for one couple might not work for another. And just because it’s “how things should go,” that doesn’t mean it’s how you should plan your day to go! […]

January 15, 2018

Wedding Planning

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