Aralani Photography is a photography business in Portland, Oregon. Ara is a traveling photographer that can easily switch from high heels to muddy boots to follow you wherever your love takes you. She is an award-winning photographer in wedding and landscape photography. She uses a combination of photojournalism, artistic portraiture and landscape techniques to tell a stories that are heavy with emotion and important atmospheres.
Aralani Photography offers services for traditional weddings, elopements and intimate weddings, destination weddings and multi-day cultural weddings. Her traditional wedding signature package includes all day coverage, engagement session, heirloom Italian leather album and a waterfall or landscape after wedding session. She also offers proposal photography, bridal portrait, trash the dress sessions, and boudoir shoots. Ara is fun to work with and brings fresh ideas that reflect your personality and style.
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Michelle · Married on 08/23/2015
Ara rocked our world! We interviewed a number of photographers, but meeting with Ara it was immediately clear that we would be in calm, very capable hands. Included in our package was an engagement session which gave us a good chance to get used to being photographed and posed. I feel like that really helped for the day-of. On our wedding day, the ease at which she handled our sometimes unruly band of wedding party members was seriously impressive - and the photos she captured of their shenanigans are some of our favorites. We also had a lot of small children at the wedding and I was FLOORED by the shots she grabbed of the kids. I was not expecting such attention and beautiful moments - I know kids are impossible to photograph! We have some simply stunning pictures that we shared as gifts with our friends and family and will be treasured for a long time to come. Ara is awesome, you will not regret hiring her!Sent on 01/26/2016
Cherie B · Married on 04/21/2019
Ara is Amazing!
I found Ara's work online after searching many hours for someone who would capture the spirit of adventure that my husband and I are so passionate about. After looking through Ara's portfolio, I had a feeling she would capture our elopement perfectly. I spoke with Ara early on, and felt so comfortable and understood immediately. We had several phone conversations leading up to the elopement, and I was SO grateful for Ara's insights on scheduling, itinerary, dinner recommendations, and other vendor recommendations. Since I'm not from the area, her wisdom was so, so helpful, and she helped redirect plans and navigate through any stumbles we encountered. On the day of our wedding, Ara arrived exactly on time and led us through such a grand and beautiful adventure. She allowed us flexibility with our schedule, never rushed us, but was considerate with the agenda we created. She was patient, fun, creative, and we seriously had THE BEST DAY ever! When she sent us the photos, I almost cried. They were more beautiful than I ever could imagine. Ara's work is absolute magic, and the way she captured us, the beautiful nature around us, and our family was perfect in every way. We are so grateful to have worked with Ara- she is a magical artist and a fantastic person.Sent on 07/26/2019
Aralani Photography's reply:Cherie, what an absolute honor to adventure with you both. You and your families were so lovely, and spending so much time with you traveling through the Olympic National Park was a highlight of my spring. I appreciate all the kind words, and I'd love to work with you again! Please keep in touch! xoxo
MN · Married on 08/22/2018
Ara was the photographer for our elopement/wedding ceremony and provided us a stunning portfolio of our big day. We were so thrilled when we found her and cannot be more happy with our decision. Her offered packaging is very transparent and actually the best we found in Portland - the value and return is just incredible. Ara's work speaks for itself already and shows how amazingly talented she is. Our recommendation: book her for your wedding now before she gets too famous!!!Sent on 09/26/2018
Aralani Photography is one of the great photographers in Portland! She is always amazing on the wedding day and during all the planning and post wedding follow up. We have always enjoyed working with her at our common couples events!
Aralani Photography worked a wedding this summer at Black Butte Ranch and did an amazing job. She was very easy to work with and some how made this place look even more beautiful in her photographs. Highly recommended.