Hi there and welcome to the blog! I'm Alaina Kristine, a Southern Illinois based photographer. Here you can find recent work, tips and tricks for clients and pieces of our life in Small Town USA! We are so glad you are here and hope you
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Productivity After Falling Off the Wagon Ever have lofty goals or visions for a season and then life happens? Yeah, Me too! Coming out of 2019, I had big plans for 2020. Catching up on some blogging from the fall after having our second son, launching a few new projects, and maybe, just maybe, giving […]
I was able to share a sunny Sunday afternoon with these High School Sweethearts! Morgan and Shelbi had been so patient while we waited for a day that wasn’t freezing cold and/or raining. I think they would agree that we made a great decision by waiting! I’ve known Shelbi and Morgan for some time as […]
As a past bride, I know just how stressful planning a wedding can be. There are so many Pinterest boards and bridal magazines that give you lofty dreams and, at times, unrealistic expectations. But guess what… all those boards and inspirational articles are typically created with images from FAKE weddings! It’s hardly likely that my […]
This engagement session and couple in general are a little atypical for me. Normally the couples I work with are friends of past brides/grooms who have seen my work. Not these two. Zach was my brother’s age and attended Kindergarten-12th grade with him. So I’ve literally seen this little Brookman boy grow into a man […]
When I was first contacted by Krista about shooting her day, it was to replace their first photographer who had found out she was expecting too close to their wedding day to feel comfortable keeping them on the books. I was happy to step in and offer my services. Little did I know, about two […]