find joy in the journey


 Alaina René

Hi There! I'm Alaina, thanks so much for stopping by to get to know more about me! 


My Story

Ever since my middle school years,  I have always had a fascination for photography. I wanted to take pictures of everything I saw and create a story within every moment. Since then, my astonishment and love for the art of portraiture has greatened!

I think of photography as my therapy; relaxation, enjoyment, and a blessing. It is the one thing that makes me feel the MOST alive!  Photography isn't just about taking a shot, It's more about capturing a moment within, a story with a beautiful chapter.

It's hard to explain this obsession of mine... I love seizing every moment of life, whether it's the things you enjoy, friends, your loved ones or new creation: I never want to miss a moment!

Capturing these moments in time, create deep descriptive pictures that we can hold on to year after year. Every memory is special and making those memories start with a picture; a click of the button with light, focus and angle, making it come to life. I love expressing how one feels, looks and dreams, while forming an image too wonderful to fathom. Not only are these moments important to me, but they’re important to YOU. You are all living an incredible and wonderful story: through personality, charisma, character, and lifestyle.

I was created by God who knows and loves everything about me, and that makes me extremely excited to create new things and share my God-given talent with the world! I want to aspire to inspire. We were all placed on this earth for a purpose. I believe my purpose is to tell the most amazing stories by capturing and creating every moment through my artistic eye.



         I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, I am SAVED by God's amazing grace! I am currently a student at PSTCC studying business and photography! 

         I am a profound planner and extremely OCD about almost anything. I have a love for sunrise/sunsets, adventures are my favorite; exploring, hiking and spontaneous road trips! 

        I am a firm believer in one-on-one conversations and I love getting lost in worship music while singing in the car! I love peanut butter (A LOT) and anything with fries on-the-side! i also speak fluent F.r.i.e.n.d.s quotes, you’re welcome (;


My goal is to continue sharing these things with the world, bringing glory to Him, living my dream as a storyteller, and providing creativity and uniqueness in my portraiture. I marvel at the beauty of it all: art, dreams, adventure and most of all, storytelling. You are living a beautiful story, and nothing would make me happier than to capture those profound moments with my own two eyes and tell your own unique story!