On your wedding day I want you to feel as if I am a part of your wedding as another bridesmaid, ready to serve you and be your personal hype gal! I believe that emotions and details are the moments worth remembering; from the elegant getting ready moments, the first look with your best friend and the teary-eyed dance with your dad - every heartfelt moment should be captured for you to cherish it for a lifetime. Your love story is beautifully unique in its own way and it deserves to be celebrated in a way that leaves you speechless and confident!

I strive for making each one of you comfortable enough to know that I have your back in whatever situation. As your photographer and friend, I strive to give you a stressless and enjoyable experience that is built to serve you well and it is an absolute honor to be a part of your special day!

for the genuine and elegant, couples in love

The Experience

book your experience 


– Thaddus Johnson

“Alaina made our special day even better! She wasn't just our photographer that day – She was a part of the family!”


– MacKenzie O'Neal

“Alaina is incredibly professional, makes you feel comfortable and always exceeds my desires"


- Laura Ararat

"Alaina quickly became one of my bridesmaids - she was there every step of the way!"

There are so many decisions to make during this process and it is exciting but can also be overwhelming. So let’s chat and get to know each other, I am here to help and answer any questions you have, make sure we’re the right fit and ensure your day is available! Let’s hop on a zoom call or meet over coffee and get to know each other!

Let’s chat and get to know each other.

01: get in touch

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Woohoo! We’re a great fit and you want to be an ARP couple! I will send over an online contract and invoice for your retainer, once that is filled out we celebrate! Your wedding date is officially booked and now I’ll send over helpful information; Vendor recommendations, questionnaires, tips and tricks etc. Let’s make the wedding planning process stress-free and enjoyable!

Cheers to working together!

02: Save the date & Celebrate

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Now it’s time to schedule your engagement session! We will discuss the best way to incorporate this session that fits YOUR personally. During your session, I help you feel comfortable in front of the camera and we will spend time getting to know each other as well! You will receive your gallery in 21 business days.

Let’s capture some moments!

03: Engagement Session

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Brides, treat yourself to my Luxury Boudoir Experience that will leave you relaxed, comfortable and powerful. My approach is to empower women with their inner strength and beauty in an elegant and feminine way. You will receive the choice of hair and makeup, snacks and a drink of choice, unlimited outfits and even floral arrangements! You deserve to be celebrated and showered with love!

You deserve images that leaves you in awe of your beauty

04: Book a Boudoir Session

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At 8 weeks out, we can begin discussing your timeline. With communication and detailed questionnaires, we can create a timeline that ensures that you don't miss out on getting your dream photos. I've had years of planning and capturing the perfect magazine worthy images and a smooth process to give you the best wedding experience!

Let’s create a plan

05: Timeline and details

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1 week before your wedding day, I will reach out to make sure we didn't miss any details and if anything has changed I will make sure to line everything up according to your wedding planners list. I will share a few list minute tips and reminds to make sure your day runs as smooth as possible and you can freely enjoy your day. 

Let's double check the details 

06: Check in

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It's finally here, so let’s celebrate! All you need to do is fully soak in this day together as a couple. You will be able to relax while I capture all the genuine, timeless moments of your special day. Let the magic unfold and let me take care of the rest! Don't you worry I will be sure to join you on the dance floor for a song or two and celebrate this joyous moment with you!

The day you’ve been waiting for.

07: wedding day

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One week post wedding day you will receive a preview of highlights from your day! Then in 60 business days your full gallery will be delivered to you! I encourage my couples to sit down with a glass of wine, snacks, loved ones, and enjoy the beauty of reliving your wedding!

Ready to relive every special moment.

08: Delivery day

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Once you have enjoyed your digital files of your special day, it's time to preserve these special moments. I will help you design the perfect custom heirloom album for you to cherish and pass down for generations. Let's share the best day of your lives with your friends and family.
You will receive 15%  OFF when you secure an Album before your wedding day!

Preserve these moments.

09: Album & Prints

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Wedding Collections Begin at

In order to give 150% to each of my couples, I accept a limited amount of weddings per year to provide an exceptional experience and gallery. Let me capture all the emotions and the memories of your day with joy and authenticity.

The Investment

Secure Your Date   ⟶

I offer custom Heirloom Albums to every client, and include one in my full wedding experience collection.
Learn more here.


– MacKenzie and Kenston

“Alaina is incredibly professional, made us feel so comfortable, and ALWAYS exceeds my desires with what we received!”

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Yes absolutely, I am available for national and international weddings. Some places I would love to travel for weddings are; New York, Greece, Italy and Jamaica (Weddings in these places may receive a discounted rate)

01. Do you travel for weddings?


I love to shoot both! Film provides nostalgic and vintage touches to your gallery and it compliments digital as well. You can add on film to any wedding or session and in 2024 they will be included in my collections!

02. Do you shoot film or Digital?


Having a second photographer on your day provides more variety in your gallery. I can't be in two places at once right? So the second photographer acts as my second pair of eyes and captures extra moments throughout the day.
They are also helpful if the day runs behind, together we work double time and altogether you receive extra images in your final gallery. 

03. Why is a second Photographer important?


No. I do no't require engagement sessions with me. However they are very beneficial during the wedding photography  process. Engagement Sessions provide a way for you and me to get to know each other better, building a better connection with you prior to your wedding day helps me to capture your day more genuinely in a timeless way. Plus you get to experience first hand how I work, what to expect and gain more confidence in front of the camera.

04. Are engagement Sessions required?


I book no further than 12 months out from your Wedding Date. This ensures that my style, philosophy and process correctly aligns with what you're looking for.
The majority of weddings book with me 6-10 months out.

05. How far in advanced can we book?


I specialize in capturing the emotions of the day, through genuine and timeless imagery. Through those images you will receive b&w moments, true to color and intimate film like candids. The majority of your gallery will be in color but some will consist of black and white. 

06. What variety of images do you provide?


While your wedding is being captured I am shooting in dual mode which automatically creates two copies of each image. When your wedding day has commenced, your images will be full stored on two different external hard drives and stored in the cloud. After this backup is successful, the memory cards filled on your wedding day will not be erased until you have received your final gallery.

07. What does your backup system look like?


Reserve Your Date ⟶

The last thing you need on your special day is stress. Honest communication is the first step when working with me. We're in this together, because I know how important this day is for you and your loved ones.

A Calming Presence every step of the way

Alaina René Photography is a wedding photographer and mentor that proudly serves clients in east Tennessee and around the world.