Starks Family Shoot : 2013

“They came to see that family need not be defined merely as though with whom we share blood, but as those for whom we would give our blood.” – Nicholas Nickleby

Meet the Starks family! Had such a great time the other evening out on shoot with these cool people. I’m so grateful for you guys, for your laugher and your fellowship, and for always being my home away from home.

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Stay beautiful,
~Alaina

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Olsen Family Shoot : 2013

Someone once said, “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

Well that is certainly true for this awesome family that I got to hang out with the other night. Meet the Olsen crew! ย This family is such a tremendous encouragement to me and I absolutely loved getting to hang out with them and a chance to document their story.

So without any further ado, here is Nate, Angie, Gavin, Jaden, and Elijah!

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Mark loves Jillian : Married 2 Years

Jillian and Mark were married on November 11 two years ago and to celebrate, we found a beautiful park with incredible fall colors and had a lovely mini shoot.

I had a wonderful time with this very sweet and in-love couple, thanks for making it so much fun Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins! May you be blessed with many years of joy and grace.

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Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Travis Gabriel

Once upon a time my little brother had a son… and this little baby boy completely, utterly, and masterfully stole all the pieces of my heart.

Travis, you are wonderful, and you are loved. Never ever forget it.

Stay incredible,
~Auntie Alaina

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Ryan married Rachel : July 20, 2013

Hello everyone,

Had a gorgeous wedding on Saturday and thought I would share some of my favorite images with you… just a few though!

Ryan and Rachel have a very sweet story and I had the privilege of also shooting their engagement picturesย a few months ago. They are a lovely couple and I had such a good time shooting their beautiful summer wedding!

Rachel and Ryan, I hope that your life together is full of joy and peace and grace. May reality always be better than your dreams.

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Happily ever after… forever. =)

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Stephen married Sarah : June 1, 2013

I was pleased and honored to be the photographer at my friend Sarah’s wedding yesterday in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Sarah married my bestie’s older brother, Stephen so I’ve had a front row seat to watching their love story unfold and it was as lovely and perfectly suited to them as their wedding day, here is a sneak peek of this amazing day!

Sarah and Stephen, I hope that your lives together are wonderful and perfect and beyond your wildest dreams. May you always know peace and grace and joy.

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Sarah and Stephen decided not to see each other before the wedding but they had a sweet quiet time of prayer hidden around a corner of the church.

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We found a band stand and we said, “Yeah it is, it’s an AIR BAND STAND!”

Love me some bridal parties that know how to have a good time and rock some invisible instruments! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Happily ever after’s all around!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Ryan loves Rachel

One day there was a boy that fell in love with a girl, and finally she said she would marry him so we took some pictures!

This is Rachel and Ryan, they are getting married this summer and I am so excited for their wedding and to see their lives unfold together. They are so fun and adorable, and were great sports about the ferocious Oklahoma wind too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here is a sneak peek of their awesome engagement shoot:

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So happy for both of you and cant wait for your wedding!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

She said yes!

Last week Inspired Life was sent out on a special assignment to be a part of a very important life event that happened in downtown Tulsa, OK.

Cory asked Jamie if she would be his forever… and yes said she would.

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Congratulations you two! May your life together always be full of peace and grace and joy!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Josiah :: Senior 2013

Had an epic shoot in downtown Tuesday evening. It was extra special because it was a shoot for my little brother’s senior pictures! I can hardly believe that he is graduating already. Seriously, where does the time go?

Josiah is currently doing some college prep courses while he scouts out his options for the next chapter of his life. Whatever he chooses, I know it will be amazing and I cant wait to cheer him on.

Jo, you are a ton of fun and I am really proud of the man you are becoming. Thanks for being my bro. Stay awesome!

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Cheers!

~Alaina