This is what wedding days are all about: the people who would take on the world for you, the people you call as soon as you have exciting news, the people who have loved you at your worst and loved you at your best. I know those special people and the moments with them are worth capturing. Whether it’s a quiet moment with your new husband, a happy tear on your dad’s cheek, or the contagious smile your grandma wears while you cut the cake. I’m here for it all.
Engagement & Wedding Photographer • Serving clients in Columbus, Ohio, Dublin, Lancaster, Hilliard, Akron, Canton & beyond
What if you had a photographer who was just as excited as you were about your wedding day? Someone who went above and beyond to make your entire wedding planning journey stress-free and, dare I say it, FUN?! And what if you had such a great time with your wedding photographer, that you knew she'd be your photographer for life, for your legacy?
Your wedding day may be focused on you and your groom, but what it really comes down to for you? It's about every single one of your loved ones being in the same room together, on the same day, celebrating their love for you and your love for each other.
If you want a wedding photographer that can document the experience in full- from gorgeous portraits of the two of you, to the smaller shared moments between your friends and family- I'm the right one for you! Your wants and needs as a couple are my priority from the moment you inquire, until well after looking through your wedding album.
I make the process of booking wedding photography stress free because the most important thing to me is that both of you feel understood, valued, and loved every step of the way!
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There's this running joke that I'm actually 75. And not in an "Oh you're an old soul and love vintage things" kind of way. More like a “My grandma acts like that too” kind of way.
1. I love cardigans. No really. I have a ton (my last count was 27) and wear them almost daily. So far, no brooches to go on those cardigans. Give it time, I'm sure it's coming.
2. If I wouldn't get weird looks, I'd probably plop a lawn chair out in my driveway and just watch stuff. I love watching stuff. People are my favorite thing to watch, but I'll watch just about anything. Neighborhoods, trees, parking lots, the wind.
3. I say random things like "Wow, that building went up fast" and "I can't understand anything this rapper is saying" and "I'm not going out, it's past 6:00 pm."
You will hear me talk about Speedy.
Like a lot.
He's my dogchild and I couldn't imagine life without him. He's a whippet we rescued in 2012 and he'll be 14 this year. He's grumpy, scared of everything, and only likes a handful of people. His favorite thing in the whole world is laying on you (preferably while digging his pointy elbows in your side) and cuddling under a blanket.
He's also got the infamous "photographer's child" syndrome. As soon as a camera or a phone gets held up, he puts his ears back, turns his triangle face away, and won't make eye contact with the camera. So when I actually DO get a decent photo of him, you better believe it gets printed and hung on the wall.
This is my sis.
She's 11 years younger than me and is the coolest person I know. She's also my second shooter on wedding days, so you'll see a lot of her! She's super funny, trendy, and has some pretty great dance moves too. And whatever you do, don't ask about her feelings on nickels (unless you want a good laugh!)
She got married in October last year and, let me tell you, I have never in my life felt such a wide range of emotions in quick succession as I did that day. The moment I will cherish the most is when I was about to walk down the aisle and felt this moment of anxiety. I heard her exhale behind me at the same time, so I turned around and just said "I love you!" And then we both had to stop looking at each other so we wouldn't burst into tears.
Jon and I were married in September 2009. Way before Pinterest - which is most likely a good thing.
Our wedding was on the beach in the Outer Banks, North Carolina. Having a destination wedding was probably one of the best decisions we made! All of our family and bestest friends in one spot!
I tease him about how he's 10 years older than me, but really he could outdo me any day of the week since he's a firefighter. It's a weird schedule that took us a long time to find our groove with, but I'm convinced it's the best thing that's happened to our marriage! Mainly because when he's gone I get the entire bed to myself haha.
Our favorite things to do together are watch movies at home, find great happy hours, and act like our dog is people (yep, we're those types.) We're addicted to Rooster's and both hate having to put new sheets on the bed with the burning passion of a thousand suns.
Alayna and her crew were the best! Willing to accommodate last minute requests and provided such an amazing calm presence in such a stressful time. She captured memories that will make you cry happy tears and laugh and smile looking back on the best day of your life. Her booking process is super easy. She is willing to meet up in person or even via phone (I did FaceTime) and cover all the bits and pieces you don’t even think about. SUPER ORGANIZED. You can tell she genuinely wants the best for you on your special day and will do anything to for you to make it happen. You need to book her!!! You wont regret it ❤️
"To keep it simple, Alayna is a lifesaver! When my original wedding photographer had a family emergency just days before my wedding date, Alayna swooped in, all smiles, answering all of my questions including those I didn't know I had! She was organized and professional, fun and effortless in her cues. We got along seamlessly, and she worked with my original photographer to tag-team photo/editing handoffs with no effort on my end. My husband and I both enjoyed working with her on our special day and would recommend her to anyone!"
"We had Alayna shoot both our engagement photos as well as our wedding. She was incredibly professional both times, and had shot lists and questionnaires ready to ensure we were happy with the results. Editing is also very well done without making the pictures look unnatural. Would highly recommend to anybody looking for a photographer!"