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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I’ve always admired couples who have dated a long period of time before moving onto marriage. I think it says a lot about their commitment and ability to persevere through adversity. Aubrie and River have been together for years. Through college, a career that sends River away for stretches of time (he works for the […]
A few weeks ago we had some scheduling issues beyond our control that pushed our 2019-2020 Senior Street Team and me way out of our comfort zone. I had to quickly come up with a shoot concept to replace one we were having to reschedule. A photographer that I follow had shared recently about The […]
As you might know, holidays tend to throw your week for a loop. So when I told Libby her blog post would be live Tuesday, that was my intention…. Until I realized that yesterday was Tuesday and I hadn’t prepped her session. With that being said, I am so sorry Libby! I’m a day late […]
You read the header right, y’all! Emma came to SoIL all the way from KANSAS! How cool is that!? She wanted photos with her bestie/cousin that lives here so what better way than to make a trip and make it happen! Getting to know Emma and her mom, Kerri, was so much fun! We made […]
Sydney and Brendan were married this last weekend in northern Missouri. It was only four months ago that we were up in Wayland for Ashton and Trevor’s wedding day! It’s hard to believe that the Luttrull family has now married off their only two daughters! This sweet family has become one that I cherish for […]