more about me 

a little

Without sounding cliche, my journey into photography started years ago.  In middle school actually. My best friend and I would dream about someday opening a studio and decorating it in early 2000's teen decor (obviously a terrible idea). There have been bumps in the road but it has always been my heart. 

meet

Alaina 

Like I said, this dream developed quite early. It was fueled by Kodak disposable cameras and embarrassing photos of myself and my dear friend, Kali. 

In high school I was able to take several art classes and was a member of the Yearbook and Newspaper's staff. I got to have a few fun photo shoots with the school issued camera. I knew that I loved holding that camera in my hand. But as my high school career pressed forward I felt this daunting feeling of needing to go into a field that would ensure I "made money". So I put my love for photography on the back burner and hoped for the best. 

That was in 2011 (!!!). Today, I am in my 5th year of business and so thankful for the two years after high school that gave me the courage to give this a go. 

Like I said, this dream developed quite early. It was fueled by Kodak disposable cameras and embarrassing photos of myself and my dear friend, Kali. 

In high school I was able to take several art classes and was a member of the Yearbook and Newspaper's staff. I got to have a few fun photo shoots with the school issued camera. I knew that I loved holding that camera in my hand. But as my high school career pressed forward I felt this daunting feeling of needing to go into a field that would ensure I "made money". So I put my love for photography on the back burner and hoped for the best. 

That was in 2011 (!!!). Today, I am in my 5th year of business and so thankful for the two years after high school that gave me the courage to give this a go. 

Meet our little

family

matthew

alaina

grayson

HUDSON

our realist, finance manager, fun parent and all around supporter

the snapper of the photos, the dreamer, creator, work from home mom

the spunky 2.5 year old that makes a friend (or 2) everywhere he goes

our newest blessing. loves cuddles and his big brother.

the

faves

ak

Here are a few of my favorite things! Lets see what we have in common! 

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 ink pens

one

InkJoy Gel Pens are the current favorite, but I keep plenty of options close by! They are the perfect way to prettify a to do list, mark in my calendar or just doodle! 

movie nights

two

I've come to realize you can't go wrong with a peaceful night in. Cozied up on the couch with my boys and watching a movie. if it were up to me it would always be a RomCom. But sometimes I take one for the team and watch something else. 

popcorn

three

Not just a food for movie watching, though its usually piled high during any movie night. I'm not sure when this obsession began but I typically have a bag a day.

purple polish

four

If you can't tell, my favorite color is purple. When I find the perfect dusty purple nail polish I just have to have it! Even better if I can sit there and have a professional do the painting! 

fancy wrapping

five

Christmas, birthdays, showers. You can find me scouring Pinterest trying to find a wrapping idea. I love intricate details and pretty name tags. Once I wrapped all christmas in newspaper and pretty red and green ribbon. Most recently, I added the recipients name in calligraphy to each gift 

scooby snacks

six

I admit, this makes me look like a pre-schooler but I have a seriousl love for these little gummies! The blue ones are my favorite! I buy them "for Grayson", but in all honesty, they're for me! 

fresh flowers

seven

While I don't keep them in the house near often enough, I love a fresh bouquet of florals. Simple or elaborate, I love what they add to my house arranged in a cute white pitcher! 

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