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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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]