Over the years, I found my style (which I must say is a billion times better than those early days,) I found a collection of the best lenses (along with bettering my skills to use them,) and I found a more balanced sense of confidence (I like to think I'm more of a well rounded Leslie than an impulsive Tom.) 

I've also been incredibly blessed to find my people. The Brides and Grooms who call themselves #apcouples. The ones who send me pictures of their new puppy because they know I'll send back 47 crying gifs about how cute it is. The ones who are fluent in The Office and Parks & Rec quotes (and who would literally give up pretzel day and never play Cones of Dunshire again to not have to choose between the two.) And the ones who are so unbelievably in love with each other that they make themselves want to throw up.

I accidentally became a wedding photographer back in 2010. I had a brand new camera, one lens, and the confidence that only Tom Havorford could relate to. I knew I loved photographing people, and I knew I loved everything that had to do with weddings, I just didn't realize you could actually make a living involving both.

My great-grandfather was an artist, both of my great-grandmothers were seamstresses. My grandfather was a wedding photographer, my grandmother was a seamstress, my father is an artist and musician, and my mother is a seamstress and fashion designer. So yeah, I pretty much had no choice but to inherit creative genes.

"Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy. Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
-Michael Scott

About Alayna

addalyn, bride

“You blew us away with all the images! They still bring a smile to our faces and memories to our minds.” 

I dearly love every one of my couples, and I feel so grateful when they love me back!

jenni, bride

“You are so great!!!!!! Omg there are so many that I love!!! Thank you so so so much!!!.” 

I dearly love every one of my couples, and I feel so grateful when they love me back!

shelby, bride

“WOW!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE EVERY PHOTO!! I cannot thank you enough and no words will ever describe how grateful we are to you! ” 

I dearly love every one of my couples, and I feel so grateful when they love me back!

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