An east coast gal at heart, I grew up in Maryland and ventured to school in South Carolina before ending up in Orange County. I adore nothing more than spending the night in with my fiancé Jack and our 3 rescue pups: Hootie, Toffee, and Twinkie. I really wish mac & cheese was its own food group. However, I do have a taste for all sorts of cuisines from my travel adventures.
I started my photography journey with a Nikon camera and an abundance of free time as a 16-year-old exchange student in Germany and haven’t stopped hitting the shutter button since. 11 months later, I had learned a new language and found one of my passions that I’m lucky to now share with so many new people!
In college, I lost touch with photography. Coincidently, my next long-term abroad experience, a semester in Singapore, was when I reconnected with it. The only 2 continents I haven’t seen are South America & Antarctica: maybe one day my camera and I will make it there!
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-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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