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About me

An independent old soul, storyteller, creator, believer, southern city girl and dog mom

I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, southern is in my blood but I love the city and any kind of adventure! Being the youngest in the family I have become very independent, an old soul and headstrong. I've always been fascinated with art and creating new things since I can remember; one day I picked up a camera and it clicked! - I was obsessed with the art of portraiture and capturing any kind of story I could find.  Photography is a therapy for me; it is the one thing that makes me feel most alive. I am now a Full -Time Wedding and Portrait photographer and I wouldn't have it any other way. This passion of mine is what makes my job the most enjoyable and worth every hardship.
 Finding Joy in this beautiful journey! 

My story

 Get to know me:

Alaina René Photography IS A east TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS,
DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR one-of-a-kind love story with JOY & authenticity 

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Alaina

My Story

ALAINA RENÉ PHOTOGRAPHY IS A EAST TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND LOVE STORY WITH JOY & AUTHENTICITY

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I strive to capture all the emotions; when happiness is all around you can see it, when true love is there you can feel it, and its a magical sight when it’s truly REAL! My photography is for the ones madly in love, the ones who want to be themselves, the ones who enjoy candid moments, the ones who want joyful and happy moments to cherish, the ones who are one of a kind. My photography is for real people. I am the photographer that will show the real moments of who you are, the love that you have for each other and the joy in your life!
  I can’t wait to capture your special story of real love and laughter. 

Real love & laughter

I Value :

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Alaina

Alaina René Photography IS A east TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS,
DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR one-of-a-kind love story with JOY & authenticity 

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meet

Alaina

ALAINA RENÉ PHOTOGRAPHY IS A EAST TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND LOVE STORY WITH JOY & AUTHENTICITY

 I am the most creative when I can make connections with my clients. I want to be a friend over a vendor. If you’re just looking to cross another vendor off your list, I’m probably not the photographer for you and that’s totally okay! I am very happy to recommend you to similar creatives! With my love for photography being authentic and joyful, I want to make real connections with real people who want me apart of their wedding day not just there to take photos.
I am your BIGGEST fan and I’m going to be cheering you on every step of the way, no matter what. This is why I strive to be genuine and kind with every person I work with, I treat everyone the same because you ALL matter and you deserve to have your stories told with a kind and genuine touch! 

Genuine and Kind

 My approach  is:

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Alaina

Alaina René Photography IS A east TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS,
DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR one-of-a-kind love story with JOY & authenticity 

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meet

Alaina

ALAINA RENÉ PHOTOGRAPHY IS A EAST TN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS, DEDICATED TO CAPTURING YOUR ONE-OF-A-KIND LOVE STORY WITH JOY & AUTHENTICITY

FAVORITE PLACE

The Mountains

Best friend

Bentley

favorite season

Spring

coffee order

Chai Tea

FAVORITE FLOWER

Sunflower

Fun Facts

about me 

 SPARE TIME

in my

Sometimes it seems like photography is all I do most days and It makes me think that I am a workaholic; but I really am much more than a photographer. Family and friends are the most important to me, whatever time I can get off I will spend it hanging out with loved ones. I also love cooking, a few of my favorite dishes include; Italian creamy shrimp, honey garlic salmon, Hash Brown Casserole and anything with big flavor! One thing I love to do for relaxation is painting and sketching, i've taken about 5 art classes through my school years and still love it till this day.  Another big passion of mine is cosmetology, i love learning new things about hair and creating new hairstyles while learning new ways to do them, any chance I get to do someone's hair I will take it!

A view of my 

Life

New York
Waco, TX
California
Asheville, SC
Florida
Ireland
Greece
Costa Rice

where
I want to go

Nashville
Chicago
Chattanooga
Denver
South Carolina
Memphis
Oklahoma
Mexico
Cookeville
Illinois

Where
i've been to

My

Travels 

What ARP is all about

My purpose

In this business, I strive to first glorify God in serving my clients, love well and use my gift to create a one of a kind experience for my clients.
At times, I quite often get too caught up in the daily tasks of my job; between emails, edits, backend work that go behind the scenes, shoots I have to keep up with and so much more. However all of those things are just tasks that need to be completed to run my business but its not my soul purpose.
I whole heartedly believe that the friends I make, the connections I feel in the process with my clients is truly an incredible opportunity! I have been blessed by God with the talent and ability to do what I love and meet OUTSTANDING people in the process. My life is so full with all of you in it and I’m not kidding when I say you become my dear friends! I grow to love and deeply care for each and everyone one of you and its a wonderful feeling. I truly believe that this business was built to not only serve YOU but to bring so much joy into your LIVES! For me there isn’t a better feeling than seeing my work bring tears of joy, and feeling of love to my clients! I love leaving sessions and weddings with happy hearts, lots of hugs and laughter knowing that I have forever impacted precious families!

People over pictures,

Love Always

Friend before Vendor,

Authenticity 
Every step of the way 

Servicing Real People,  Telling Real Stories, Capturing Real Moments 

Sound good to you?
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