weddings, branding, and personal life

The Ali Rae Haney Blog

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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!

I'm ali rae.

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

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I am actually rather embarrassed how haphazardly I started my business. I learned through trial and error. Some major parts of my business were lacking or non-existent.

How I Started My Business with Less than $2,000


February 21, 2023

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Memory cards and batteries…not really an exciting topic. But we couldn’t be photographers without them, right?

Memory Card & Battery Organization

February 14, 2023

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You’re in the beginning stages of your business and you don’t have a website yet? No problem–let’s get your online storefront set up!

Creating a Service-Based Website


February 7, 2023

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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] fianceĆ©, Pat!

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

February 1, 2023

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You’ve heard about workflows, but don’t exactly understand how they can better your business. Five reasons why you should implement one!

5 Reasons to Implement a Workflow


January 31, 2023

bridal show booth

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Actionable pointers to make your first (and every) bridal show a success for your business. Bridal shows aren’t for bargain brides!

Bridal Show Marketing

January 24, 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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Ever since the pandemic hit, so many more people have been faced with a new reality: working from home with kids. Even pre-pandemic, I have been working from home with my daughter since 2018! I remember when she was first born and I was totally overwhelmed with the new responsibility of keeping a tiny human […]

Working from Home with Kids

January 17, 2023

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I want to show you a practical application of that goal planning strategy using the very goals I intend to achieve in my business this year. I know theory and execution don’t always translate, so I want you to see exactly how I do things!

Break Down of 2023 Goals

Office Organization

January 10, 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