Weaving award-winning wedding and landscape photography together into an atmospheric, evocative tapestry, Ara follows her clients on their romantic adventures all over the Pacific Northwest and worldwide. With over a decade of experience, she brings a skillful, enthusiastic spirit to her work, delighting in the individuality, emotion, and spontaneity of weddings. She is equally comfortable in mountain meadows, towering ballrooms, sunny golf clubs, cozy bed and breakfasts, and at the base of misty waterfalls.
In addition to more traditional weddings, Ara offers elopement photography at http://www.elopeadventurously.com.
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!
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!!!
Jennifer · Married on 05/26/2018
Ara's work is truly amazing!! We did our engagement & wedding photos with her and could not be happier with the end result. We were very picky when selecting our wedding photographer as we wanted someone whose photos, we felt, could be used as artwork as we planned on framing one of our pictures to put in our home, but didn't want anything cheesy... and wow, did she deliver. Her background is in landscape photography so the images she is able to capture are breathtaking. She is beyond talented, a true professional, and so easy to work with. Her love and passion for what she does shows in her work. Our family and friends have not been able to stop gushing over the quality of our photos. Book her for your wedding, trust me, you will not regret it!!!
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.