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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Anniversary Photos- Personal

Our anniversary photos are done! A huge THANK YOU to Natalie Baker Photography for documenting another year for us! All content in this post is copyright of Alayna Parker Photography and can not be used or reproduced without exclusive permission. All images in this post are copyright of Natalie Baker Photography and can not be […]

November 10, 2017

Personal

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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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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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Keeping it Balanced- Personal

I’ve always had a hard time keeping my life balanced. I’m pretty much an “all or nothing” person. And I really don’t mean to be that way! It’s just a flaw in my personality that I’ve dealt with my whole life. I’ve always been good at prioritizing. I know what things are absolutely necessary to […]

September 22, 2017

Personal

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When You’re Told “You Can’t”- Personal

Anybody else feel like everyone in the world is pregnant right now? I am so happy for all of these families and love all the new squishies that are coming into my world! But you guys, I’m crying at least once a week now when I see new announcements pop up. That will never be […]

September 15, 2017

Personal

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What Do You Want for Breakfast- Personal

It’s National Waffle Day. And at the risk of sounding like Leslie Knope, I love waffles. Almost every morning growing up, my mom would make the most amazing Belgian waffles for me and my sister. Sometimes I’d just have butter and syrup. Other times I’d have peanut butter and syrup (don’t knock it til you […]

September 8, 2017

Personal

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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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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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Respect- Personal

  Let me start off by saying that this post is not about anyone or any wedding in particular. This is a culmination of things both I and others in the wedding photography industry have experienced personally. Imagine the following scenario. You’ve hired a photographer to capture the most important day of your life. You’ve […]

August 11, 2017

Personal

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Is Community Over Competition Really a Good Idea?- Personal

  Maybe you’ve heard things about a new movement in the creative industry- the idea of promoting community over competition. But is that really something you should be involved in? In short, yes. And here’s why I wholeheartedly believe in it. I’ll start out with a confession. I can be an envious person. I grew […]

August 4, 2017

Personal, Photography Business

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