weddings, branding, and personal life

The Ali Rae Haney Blog

Facebook Copy-color Created with Sketch.
Instagram-color Created with Sketch.


As a prior English teacher, I love telling each of my couple's love story. Each story is unique and in a culmination of love and a little planning, the wedding day brings that love to life in front of family and friends. As a lover of heirlooms and legacies, it's a joy to be alongside each of my couples as they create memories that will last forever for their children and grandchildren!

I'm ali rae.

Hey there!

snag the freebie!

3 ways to create heirloom-worthy images on your wedding day

wedding resource


Read it!

Although Lauren and Kenny were originally supposed to get the iconic Washington, D.C. cherry blossom session, they were so easy-going when I suggested doing their session in a Walgreens parking lot due to COVID-19 and all the restrictions placed on the nation’s capital!

Lauren & Kenny | Sunrise Cherry Blossom Anniversary Session | Walgreens in Lake Ridge, Virginia


April 14, 2020

Read it!


During a short excursion down to South Carolina, my friend and I had the opportunity to photograph a beautiful bridal session in the streets of Downtown Charleston. We visited Rainbow Row, the Pineapple Fountain, and the Battery before venturing off to some side streets to grab a few creative shots!

Downtown Charleston Bridal Session | Rainbow Row, Pineapple Fountain, & The Battery

April 7, 2020

Read it!

While our story may seem carefree now, it wasn’t always. We ventured through many obstacles in order to have the family we had today. Those obstacles weighed on us physically, emotionally, and mentally. As we navigate being on the “other” side of infertility, I hope this post can help those navigating the road we were on not long ago.

Our Struggles with Infertility: A Sad Beginning, But Happy Ending


April 2, 2020

Read it!


While Gina and Michael are from different states, they met in DC. Wanting to commemorate this special chapter in their story appropriately, we ventured into the city to capture the cherry blossoms and the Lincoln Memorial.

Gina & Michael | Romantic Sunrise DC Engagement | Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms & Lincoln Memorial

March 31, 2020

Read it!

COVID-19 is a force to be reckoned with. It’s wreaked havoc on the events industry and 2020 brides and grooms, in particular! Read to find my reaction to COVID-19, which is slightly different than most.

My Reaction to COVID-19 & Its Effects on My Business

For Brides

March 26, 2020

Read it!


Heather…Zach…Charleston…Rainbow Row…put these together, and you get a photographer’s DREAM! More of their true love and anniversary session on the blog!

Heather & Zach | Sunset Anniversary Session in Downtown Charleston | Rainbow Row

March 25, 2020

Read it!

Be Your Brand is a branding program geared towards wedding professionals in the DMV area. Each session takes place at a local venue in the area, and we will work together to showcase your talents, client experience, and what makes you YOU so that you can attract your ideal client. This month we were at The Barn at Willow Brook in Leesburg, VA!

Be Your Brand | Personal Branding Session | The Barn at Willow Brook | Leesburg, VA

Be Your Brand

March 4, 2020

Read it!


Samantha, owner of Styled for Elegance, decided to get in front of the camera with her husband, Alex (can you believe I have known him since we were in elementary school?!), this past fall season with a sunrise hike to Great Falls! It made for a beautiful portrait backdrop!

Samantha & Alex | Sunrise Couples Session at Great Falls Park | Montgomery County, Maryland

February 26, 2020

Read it!

These two are so special to me. Kayleigh and John are the first couple that really took a chance on me as a photographer. Not only have I grown in my skill as a photographer since their first session, but our friendship has grown as well!

Kayleigh & John | Golden Hour Couples Session at Northeast Creek Park | Jacksonville, North Carolina


February 20, 2020

Read it!


Emily and Jake remind me so much of me and Caleb when we got married—a couple that’s young and in love and doesn’t care what the Marine Corps can throw at them! They did a sunrise engagement on the beach and ugh, the light was beautiful!

Emily & Jake | Sunrise Winter Beach Engagement | Topsail Beach, North Carolina

February 18, 2020