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! 😉

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Happily ever after’s all around!

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

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Meaghan :: Senior 2013

The other night I went out on one of the most fun shoots ever… the weather was beautiful {a little chilly, but fantastic for early March!} and I got to hang out with this lovely girl right here. Meaghan is my friend and she is graduating this year. She’s going to study to be a nurse practitioner, oh and next week she is going on a spring break missions trip to Nicaragua… She’s really awesome like that. She is also hilarious and we laughed the entire shoot.

I like laughing. It’s good for my health.

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Meaghan, you are so sweet and so lovely, dont ever let the world change you. Keep on being an incredible representation of Christ. May these next chapters of your life exceed your wildest dreams.

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Nicole Eliänna {Portraits}

This is Nicole, she was another intern and my roommate for two weeks at IPS in Colorado. She’s also gorgeous, and brilliant, and a lot of fun to be around, and a fantastic photographer too. I really enjoyed getting to hang out with her for a couple weeks.

One afternoon while we were at Garden of the Gods I snapped a few pictures of her while the students were on assignment. It’s ridiculously easy to take pictures of this girl… not even kidding.

And besides that, her middle name is Eliänna… seriously? Can she get any more awesome?

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Thanks friend, for putting up with me for weeks, for making me smile, and for making the world better by being in it.

You can check out her work at Elianna Studios

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Seven Falls :: Colorado

This is my friend Chrissy.

While I was in Colorado I got to see her and hang out for the weekend. It was pretty awesome. We had a lot of adventures, got a little lost 😉 and ate yummy food and just hung out. In all the times I’ve been to Colorado I’ve never been to Seven Falls, neither had she so we had an adventure.

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Mining tunnel.

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That’s a whole lot of stairs.

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Hello fall, I love you.

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This fella decided to join us for lunch.

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There were a million and one signs telling people to visit the gravesite of this famous author. We never heard of her.

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Nice view though.

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I have a lot of pretty friends. This girl is incredible, and beautiful, and my life is so much better for knowing her.

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It was lovely and perfect and I really want to go back.

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Madison Kiley

It was a lovely sunny Saturday in Colorado Springs and I got to hang out with my friend Madi and my buddie Rach. Madi is a photographer over at Madison Kiley Photography and so she is usually on the other side of the camera, but we decided to change that. 😉

We did a rather spontaneous mini shoot in the afternoon and these are the results. This girl is both beautiful and incredible and I am so happy I got to hang out with her for a weekend. I love you, Madison Kiley. Thanks for being my awesome friend.

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She is gorgeous. End of story.

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina

Rachel Karen

Had a lovely afternoon hanging out with this incredible girl, oh and you’ll probably see a lot of her because she happens to be my best friend, and that means that she’s kind of my very own personal {and very lovely} model. 😉

Thanks Rachel, for putting up with your crazy photographer bestie, and 35 mph winds, and equipment problems. Mostly thanks for your friendship, and for always being up for an adventure. I love ya, kid.

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{P.S. Isn’t she darling?!}

Stay beautiful,

~Alaina