We exist for YOU. Not for our name to get famous. Not for more Instagram “likes”. Not because it’s trendy to be a photographer. We are simply here for you. We are here to capture life’s precious moments. The photographs from your wedding will last generations and be a legacy of your love story. We value marriage and the beautiful covenant it holds. Your walls will be covered with photographs of your family as they grow. Let us walk with you through it all. From the very beginning, you have a friend in it all. From finding the perfect venue or picking a trusted florist or crafting the perfect timeline, A Crafted Brand will step into it all with you. We are a resource for you and love to journey through these incredible moments with you.


Everything we do here is because we have an overflowing passion for people, love, and pretty golden light. We believe in pouring 100% of ourselves into our work. Nothing is done half-heartedly or simply. Thought and planning go into it all
- all for you.


Here at A Crafted Brand, we believe in a purpose-driven life. For us, this falls into two categories: work and family.

We believe in a purpose-driven marriage. It’s more than just a causal connection. It’s a deep eternal covenant. There’s more to be living for. We believe that God created marriage with such purpose and great intent. It’s full of intimacy, trust, and vulnerability. God gives us a beautiful picture in His Word of what His heart for marriage looks like; our prayer is that we reflect the same heart. When we have more of Christ in ourselves, the more free we are to love our spouse with a selfless heart. Goodness there’s so much to say and it’ll take a lifetime to learn. Check out our posts on social media using the #purposedrivenmarriage to read more about what this means to us.

Secondly, we believe in hard work and doing everything to the glory of the Lord. Whether you have a new start-up business or the CEO of a larger corporation, we believe your work matters. As a fellow business owner, I know the pressures and struggles of juggling it all. This is what caused me to start serving others through branding work! You don't have to do this alone. There's value in balancing your home and work life; I'll help you do just that!


Located in the heart of the Midwest, we’ve come to see and value the beauty of the land & its people. The tall pine trees. The shimmering lakes. The swaying prairie grass. We’ve traveled all over the country with our cameras but haven’t found a place that speaks to our souls like it does here. This is where our roots are and find ourselves most at home.


–fluffy dogs
–Lake Michigan
–chicken tacos
–pine trees
–tall prairie grass
–deep, genuine relationships


First, a follower of Jesus.
Second, a wife to a handsome sweet man.
Third, a momma to my favorite little girl.

Hi there!
I’m Alena Craft, the gal behind OBHS! I’m so glad you stopped by! I live in Homewood, IL - just outside Chicago - with my hunk of a husband and the cutest daughter. We recently bought a house on a gorgeous piece of land. We love the raw beauty of the Midwest and often venture to a lake or anywhere with a pine tree. Since having my daughter, I stepped away from teaching and am now a full time mom/photographer/virtual assistant! I am living my dream!
Jesus Christ is the hope for my life; He’s changed me and moved in mighty ways. Ask me about the crazy journey sometime.

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