In 20 years, you won't remember what you ate that night. You won't remember how your bouquet smelled, or that your Grandmother cried during your first dance.
I freeze those moments. I give you your memories to look back on forever. I know how long it took for you to settle on the butter pecan cake with farm fresh raspberry preserve filling. I will capture that perfect shade of pink that took months for you to find for your peony bouquet. I already knew that Grandma wouldn't be able to hold back tears and was ready for the moment with my camera in hand.
To me, it's so much more than just clicking a shutter button for a day. This is a lifetime's worth of memories that will be passed on to your children and your grandchildren.
"We live our life linear. We live through moments that are gone. We have the opportunity to say 'Not this moment. This moment stays.' "
An incredible wedding photographer once said the quote above. Our life is full of real moments. Not posed ones. My approach is simple: documenting the day as it happens, not as how I choose it to happen. I'm much more hands off than a lot of wedding photographers. I prefer to give "guidance" rather than "direction." I want the moments I capture to be real, raw, and intimate. To be one hundred percent completely you.
My goal is that when you look at your wedding photos, I want you to remember exactly what it was like to be right there in that moment.
Includes up to 10 hours of wedding day coverage, a complimentary engagement session and digitals, a keepsake USB with the high-resolution images and printing rights, two photographers for the wedding day, and an online gallery to share your images with the ones you love.
Includes one hour of photography, an online gallery to share your images with the ones you love, and the high-resolution images with printing rights.
Goodness. Where do I start? Alayna is thee absolute BEST! Alayna shot a wedding my husband was in during the fall of 2015 and his friends couldn't speak higher of her. When it was our turn, we met with Alayna and a few other photographers in the area. We ultimately decided we wouldn't find anyone better than Alayna. Not to mention, we'd seen her work, had never heard anything but high praise, and she was within our budget (and as those planning a wedding know, this is key). Not only is Alayna professional, accommodating, talented, and timely, she's so thoughtful. She'd send me monthly emails to see if there's anything she could help with. Not to mention she sent us the most darling (pun intended) little "thank you" gift when we booked her. We recommended Alayna to friends of ours who are getting married this July and they've gone on to recommend her to others; yes, before their actual wedding day. She's really that good! We got married in April 2017 and it went off, relatively, without a hitch. And that's all thanks to Alayna and her assistant, and how they worked with our other vendors to assure everything went as planned. Truly, I couldn't have actually relaxed and enjoyed the day without her. Thanks for capturing our wedding so perfectly, Alayna! -Emma Deane
Alayna and her sister captured the most special day of our lives in such a magical way. She is not only professional in her demeanor, but professional in her work. She knew from our engagement pictures that my husband is a bit of a squinter so she used a shutter feature and not a single one of our pictures has him with his eyes closed! She also knew exactly which spots at the places we stopped for pictures would give us great lighting and compliment the wedding colors best. She was organized and had an online planning form for us to think about exactly what kind of shots we want from our day, and who would be in them! This made after church pictures incredibly efficient! Alayna was subtle enough in the background, but didn't miss a beat of my crazy family and documented such special memories!! We have the most amazing pictures for what we thought was an incredibly fair price. The best part about her was that we got her and her sister for the entire day! Many photographers were 8 hours only! -Amy Kelley
Alayna is a dream to work with. From the moment I emailed her to the day of, she was exceedingly helpful – from driving out of state to take our engagement pictures to her blog posts, which helped prepare me for the little things I would have certainly otherwise forgot to remember on the wedding day. The wedding day, she was incredibly relaxed and easy-going – which sounds like an odd thing to compliment, but on a day where people can be high-strung, having a calm presence around is an excellent thing! Her wedding day forms that she has you fill out a few weeks before the wedding makes the formal pictures incredibly efficient. She knows what she is doing! I had no doubt that the wedding pictures would be beautiful and when I saw them, I happy cried. What I love about my pictures is that they look personal, intimate, and not overly-contrived at all. The pictures of myself and my husband look so natural and beautiful! I could not be happier with how they turned out. Alayna captured the love and joy I felt that day perfectly. I am so glad and grateful that I was able to work with Alayna and highly recommend her as wedding photographer. -Alyssa Cortes
Alayna was amazing. I first met Alayna when she shot my best friends wedding just over a year ago, and when my husband proposed i new I wanted her to be my photographer. I reached right out to her and no one else. It was her or no one in my opinion. Alayna is so easy to get along with and made my wedding day so easy. I absolutely love my photos! There are so many it's hard to chose my favorite.