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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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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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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

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Incorporating wedding traditions into your wedding day makes your day uniquely you, which is why I encourage everyone to do something that is special to them.

Real Wedding Inspiration: Traditions


September 14, 2022

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As you can see, Anne and Brandon’s engagement session was in the middle of the lush summer. So needless to say, I am behind in blogging their session. However, it will hit the press before their wedding this Sunday! These two are so extremely sweet. Anne is a high school teacher and Brandon contracts for […]

Anne & Brandon | Engaged | Summer Session at Oatlands Gardens | Leesburg, VA

March 22, 2022

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Fork Union, Virginia? Where is that?! Well, that place is one that is so special to my family and many other families from my hometown of Fluvanna County. Jessica and Matt’s families are no exception! Jessica and Matt celebrated their wedding day at the private residence of a family who has been in Jessica’s life […]

Jessica & Matt | Married | Rustic Private Residence Wedding | Fork Union, Virginia


November 12, 2021

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Despite some setbacks in the planning process of their day, Kaelyn and Tyler’s wedding day was just as beautiful as it was meaningful.

Kaelyn & Tyler | Married | Early Summer Evergreen Country Club Wedding | Haymarket, VA

May 20, 2021

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Kayla and Donovan were determined to get married on their original wedding date, so they had a micro-wedding with 19 of their closest family members and friends come together at the Historic Polegreen Church to say their vows.

Kayla & Donovan | Married | Historic Polegreen Church Spring Micro-Wedding | Mechanicsville, VA


April 22, 2021

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For Brides

You know all those gorgeous images of invitations and shoes and flowers and rings you see all over Pinterest and Instagram? Those are called “bridal details.” As a photographer, the first portion of my time on your wedding day is spent photographing your bridal details. Bridal details include your rings (all three!), veil, dress, bouquet, […]

Timeline Series: Bridal Details

February 24, 2021