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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!

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This engagement is a special one! You may remember seeing these faces from a session back in the spring–this is Caleb’s sister, Saige, and her [now] fianceé, Pat!

Saige & Pat | Engaged | Merrie Mill Vineyard | Keswick, Virginia


February 1, 2023

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Let me preface this with…I know this blog post is going to be chaotic.. I thought about going back through and trying to organize all of the photos in chronological order. But you know what? This season IS chaotic, so I’m only going to embrace it. Christmas morning was a success! Huxley was very excited […]

A Very Haney Christmas

January 18, 2023

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Grace & Grandeur Bow Company is a velvet bow company based out of Richmond, Kentucky. “Classic, preppy, and feminine” are perfect descriptors for each handmade velvet bow.

Grace & Grandeur Bow Company | Valentine’s Day Launch 2023


January 4, 2023

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2022 brought the five year milestone for Ali Rae Haney Photography!! 🎉 I am incredibly proud of this milestone, especially considering all the major life changes we have encountered in those five years. It’s not been easy, but it sure has been fulfilling.

2022: A Year in Review for Ali Rae Haney Photography

December 13, 2022

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Introducing Emerson Scott Haney. It simultaneously feels like he just arrived, but also that he’s been part of our family forever.

Introducing: Emerson Scott Haney


November 17, 2022

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Read for updates on: Life as a family of five, ARHP, The Photography Framework, and the wedding venue.

A Life Update: Fall 2022

November 14, 2022

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Meet Kayla & Bradan! My first Kentucky wedding couple! I was so excited when Kayla contacted me because she was referred by a prior client-turned-friend, Hannah. Those types of referrals are always exciting because we have a level of trust prior to even having them in front of my camera.

Kayla & Bradan | Engaged | Fall at Chenault Vineyards | Richmond, KY


November 10, 2022

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Jennie & Alex…where do I begin with these two? As a wedding photographer, I see lots of couples and lots of interactions. None have been quite so sweet as Jennie and Alex together. It’s in the small things, you know? Like Jennie surprising Alex with his dog Kiah before the ceremony…like the sweet mementoes of […]

Jennie & Alex | Married | Blush & Burgundy Fall Winery Wedding | Morais Vineyards | Bealeton, VA

October 24, 2022

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I know you’ve dreamed of that perfect “Say Yes to the Dress” moment, but the shopping part…it can be overwhelming when you’re presented with a ton of options!

Real Wedding Inspiration: Wedding Gowns


September 28, 2022

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Let’s talk reception tablescapes. Now, first…what is a tablescape? It’s really just a fancy word us wedding vendors use to describe how a reception table is set up–the florals, the tablecloth, the chairs, the chargers, plates, flatware, glassware, menu, etc. All of those things come together to create the “tablescape.”

Real Wedding Inspiration: Tablescapes

September 21, 2022