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There’s not much in life that I love more than a beach photography session with a lively, kind couple. This shoot at Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point, CA was just that. Brooke and Nick had flown in from Iowa to visit family and friends, and they wanted to get in a bright beach engagement session while they were in beautiful California. We had a great time posing, walking through the waves, and just enjoying the beautiful coast — you can’t see that in Iowa!

Brooke and Nick’s relationship is full of life. They motivate each other to be the best they can be, and have fun while doing it! According to Brooke, they go all-in on everything, which has fantastic implications for their partnership and marriage. Their happiness was easy to capture — it was overflowing!

After getting engaged on Christmas Eve of 2020, they set their wedding date for July of 2022. They’re already homeowners together, and their family is completed by an adorable dog as well! I wish them all the best, and I’m so thankful I had the chance to capture a piece of their story.

Client Praise

-Jacqueline, may 2021

 "I walked away from my session wanting to put her in my pocket to boost my self esteem all day long because she just made me feel like the most beautiful person in the room.

"Working with Alaina was effortless"

-Brooke, July 2021

"The second I met her, I felt like I had known her forever, which made it a million times easier to just be ourselves in front of the camera.

"Her personality made it for me."

- Tracie, October 2021 bride

Alaina is spunky and fun and full of great ideas. She made my fiance and I feel so comfortable during our engagement session. We loved all the candid photos she caught of us

"She had us laughing the whole time"

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