Let's get to know each other!
Growing up, I had interest in doing and seeing everything. I love the essence of things. A lot of things. Which means I've had hundreds of hobbies and countless fleeting passions in my 28 years of life. The only one that has been embedded within my soul is photography. When I hold my camera, it's as though I am able to see people and life through new lenses. I am in love with that feeling. I chase it, improve on it, live for it.
Photography is 90% of my life, it consumes me. Everything I do is revolving around being able to take more beautiful photos. I listen to photography education courses and podcasts while I work on my website, edit and correspond with clients. But what I do in that other 10% may shock you.
Some memories never leave your bones. Like the salt in the sea; they become part of you. And you carry them.
Ari hiking to the Hollywood Sign
MUSIC I'M LISTENING TO:
Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of love
AMBER RUN - I FOUND
WINONA OAK - HE DON'T LOVE ME
DUVCHI - UNFAMILIAR LOVE
SHOWS I'M WATCHING:
THe office (always)
the last of us
a really good hamburger
sushi (if you're visiting oahu and need recommendations let me know)
I LIVE FOR
Art speaks to my soul in every form. I grew up with a grandfather who was a master painter and parents who would take me to the opera on the weekends. I have such a deep appreciation for the beauty found within poetry and subjective creation that still somehow speaks to millions of souls. Being a photographer has allowed me an opportunity to contribute my form of artistic expression.
Side note: I've written multiple unpublished novels - waiting until I feel completely ready to release one to the world.
I'd choose you
Not only is my husband my business and life partner, but my best friend. We do everything together and enjoy riding bikes, finding new restaurants (we're huge foodies) and gaming. We both enjoy luxury hotels and our list of places to travel is quite long.
Surprisingly, we're both only children and our parents have each been married 30+ years. We're big on marriage and love that lasts longer than a lifetime. Sometimes you find that love the second or third time around, and we are here for it!
Over the World
we own a bridal shop
Yes, you read that right! In my spare time, I love designing wedding dresses and helping brides find their perfect wedding dress. If you'd like to check out our gowns (or the photography) head on over to our sister company and browse the selection.
Beginning this new venture has been so personally rewarding and I've loved every moment of it.