At the age of 11 years old, photography found me! I picked up a camera and all of a sudden it clicked - I was obsessed with the art of portraiture and fell in love with the idea of it. But most importantly, I fell in love with YOU; how your story is unique, delicate and honest. I became passionate about your story because it deserves to be told in a joyful, timeless and authentic way. I want to tell your heartfelt story that is worthy to be passed on for generations so that loved ones can hold on to these moments for years to come.

I value the real moments of emotion; from laughter to tears, because it is a magical sight when it is truly real. I have realized that capturing true moments is most important to the ones who love you the most! When you see my photographs it will make you feel all over again, and I realize the honor and privilege it is to be a part of your story.

An independent old soul, storyteller, believer and dog mom

I’m Alaina René

Cooking a new recipe for dinner


Laughing till my stomach aches with my best friend


Deep 1 on 1 conversations


Spontaneous road trips and adventures


what makes my heart happy:

I am going to feel like an EXTRA Bridesmaid on your wedding day, ready to serve you in any way I can, from fluffing your dress to fixing boutonnieres. I wholeheartedly believe becoming friends with my clients truly makes this process an incredible experience. I am the most creative when I can make a connection with my couples; a friend over vendor. If you’re just looking to cross another vendor off your list, i’m probably not the photographer for you. I want to make a real connection with real people who want me a part of their wedding day, not just a fly on the wall. I am your biggest fan, your cheerleader every step of the way. That is why my approach is genuine and kind, I treat everyone as equal because you have stories waiting to be captured and shared with the ones you love. I leave wedding days with a happy heart knowing that I have impacted precious families for a lifetime.

I value Friends before Vendors, People over pictures, and love, always.

what makes me different:

Your love story should be cherished in
a true, heartfelt, timeless way.

i wholeheartedly believe that


If I could buy a new dress everyday I would!



The most beautiful site to look forward to


Bentley my long haired Dachshund

My pup


Give me all the tropical blends



The best puzzle piece to my life

my best friend


Flowers, cool weather and a fresh start? Yes please!





– Shannon

“Alaina truly cares and will do everything possible to give you the Photography experience of your dreams!”

Kind Words:


– Madison + Colin

“Alaina made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera!”


– Alyssa Roberts

“Alaina made our photography dreams come true!”

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If you're ready to move forward with next steps, please contact me and lets get your consultation scheduled!

I vow to make your photography experience enjoyable and stress-free!

Alaina René Photography is a wedding photographer and mentor that proudly serves clients in Tampa Florida and World wide.