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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!

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I am not thankful for COVID, but I am thankful that it pointed out some weaknesses within my business that I may not have otherwise found.

COVID affected everyone…obviously–the world shut down. Businesses shut down. Bodies shut down. It was devastating. The wedding industry was one of the hardest hit because we thrive off of those large, in-person events.

COVID’s Effects on My Business


August 16, 2022

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Legal & Financial

NURTURE. That’s my word of the year this year. Of course it applies to my personal life, but also to my businesses. In the past, I have tried to read a certain amount of books each month to hit a yearly goal, but it has never worked out in the past. I always read two […]

Profit First Review

March 8, 2022

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Military spouse here! So I know a little something about transplanting a business over a state line and how that affects your taxes. I started my photography business in 2017 in North Carolina while my Marine was stationed at Camp Lejeune. Shortly after that, in the spring of 2018, he received orders to Quantico for […]

Taxes & State Lines

Legal & Financial

October 6, 2020

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The Photography Framework aims to equip new and newly established photographers with the knowledge and systems necessary to create efficient and profitable businesses and ultimately sustain a long-term business. The Photography Framework has broken down all the moving parts and logistics of a photography business start-up into ten consumable parts, or “frameworks.” Each of those […]

The Photography Framework: Explained

August 10, 2020

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When I first began my business, my number one fear? The IRS beating down my door because I was breaking some law I didn’t know existed. Or skipping a step in the legal process that could somehow leave me legally responsible for something I didn’t know I was responsible for. So basically…I was terrified I […]

“Where Do I Start?” Series: Legal & Financial

Legal & Financial

July 13, 2020