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    Sara G. Married on 11/05/2022
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    Great to work with and beautiful photos!

    Ariel and Jacob were amazing to work with. I felt like I had known them forever the moment I met them! We just clicked. They made us feel so comfortable and took amazing photos and videos that perfectly reflected our styles and showcased our love.

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    Thank you so much Sara! Working with you and Taylor was an absolute dream come true! Wishing you both all the best!
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    Kabedi M. Married on 05/22/2021
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    Just had to share!!

    I just had to share this photo with the dream team!!!
    You never would have known that they didnt know anyone at the wedding. They fit right in and all my wedding party talked about was how they wanted to be friends with them in real life
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    Abigail O. Married on 04/09/2021
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    Phenomenal

    Ariel was absolutely amazing! She shot family photos for my family, my surprise proposal, our engagement session, and our wedding. She knew us and our story and it made our experience one of a kind. Ultimately though, Ariel made us feel like family. She is sweet, genuine, and patient. She knows what she is doing and is very reliable. I honestly don't know what we would have done if my husband and I wouldn't have found Ariel. We feel truly blessed and I would 100% recommend her to ANYONE!

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    Thank you so much Abigail! Photographing you and Jason's wedding was such an honor! I feel so blessed to have followed you through your journey as couple, finance, and now husband and wife! :)
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    Sierra S. Married on 01/06/2021
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    Amazing in every way!

    Ariel was so sweet and helpful throughout the whole process, from initial asking initial questions to helping us figure out how COVID was changing our wedding plans. On the business side, she is so professional, responsive, and clear about everything. On a personal side, Ariel is so encouraging and funny, really helping us feel calm, comfortable, and laughing during our engagement and wedding shoots. And the pictures she produces are absolutely amazing! I was initially drawn to her by her photography style, and our pictures turned out so incredible. I can’t wait to have our post-COVID wedding reception pictures from her, too!

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    Sierra! Thank you so much for these kind words! It was such a pleasure to photograph one of the most important days of your life and I can't wait for wedding version 2.0 in 2021! :)
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    Stephanie H. Married on 08/01/2020
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    Exceeded All Expectations

    She genuinely went above and beyond to get amazing photos for our engagement and day of pictures. We had to switch to an elopement (thanks, covid!), but she helped us keep a great attitude and we could not believe just how breathtaking they all came out... She perfectly captured everything and was an absolute gem. I cannot recommend her enough!

    Photos by Ariel's reply:

    Thank you so much Stephanie!
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    Hannah L. Married on 07/18/2020
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    LOVED working with Ariel

    I couldn’t have imagined my wedding day without Ariel. Picking a photographer is such an important decision for your wedding and I was looking for someone who clicked with my personality, would capture my day beautifully, and someone who would make the day fun (even in extremely hot temperatures). I initially inquired information about a lot of photographers, but when Ariel sent me her information and I looked over her website and social media pages, I knew she was the one I wanted to hire. My experience working with Ariel was truly SO MUCH FUN!! On our engagement shoot, she drove to my family’s farm and took pictures of us while a huge thunderstorm (and later tornado) rolled in, and still to this day, we are obsessed with those pictures. Her concept was capturing the best experience even if we were soaking wet afterward. That shoot was truly the most fun I’ve ever had while taking pictures. Since our wedding was during COVID, we had a lot of things up in the air until the last month before the wedding and Ariel continued to check-in with me about our upcoming plans, which was so sweet! On the day of our wedding, during the 100+ degree temperatures, she helped keep up with the timeline (even when the boys were behind) and truly made me feel so relaxed during the process. She made the posed pictures so fun and her creative style really shows when you get the images back. Also on the day of our wedding, she graciously took the guy’s getting ready pictures at the golf course during a round of golf. When we received our gallery, I spent at least 4 hours that night looking through all of them and sending them to friends and family because I was obsessed. If you are looking for a wedding photographer who will make taking pictures fun, make you’re wedding day stress-free, and capture your day beautifully, hire Ariel. At the end of our wedding, I felt like Ariel was one of my friends. I could not have imagined having anyone else capture our special day!
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    Jessica Married on 06/20/2020
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    So much talent wrapped into one person

    Ariel made our wedding day. She helped me navigate through this whole covid crisis. We had to move our date three times. And she helped me finally get married. Literally. Illinois was still only allowing gatherings of 10 people, so she helped me find a wedding venue in Missouri. She is a photographer and wedding planner wrapped into one. She is a problem solver and one of the sweetest people I've ever met. And the photos, well they are just STUNNING. I couldn't have worked with a better photographer!
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    Kate A. Married on 01/18/2020
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    Could Not Have Asked for Anything Better

    Ariel and Nichole were so amazing! Our January wedding set on the river front was literally the coldest day of the season so far! 40+ mph wind gusts with snow and ice on the ground. They didn’t let that stop them! They made this experience so great and so worth the frozen fingers and toes! Looking at all of Ariel’s work, we will absolutely be traveling to her to get all of our pictures done in the future!

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    Kate! Thank you so much for your kind words! Photographing you and Dane's day was an absolute dream!!!!!!
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    Alexandra Married on 11/16/2019
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    Fun, professional, experienced, AMAZING!

    Ariel was so awesome to work with! My (now) husband is always very uncomfortable having his photo taken, but she helped us break his shell and get some amazing photos! She knows how to keep the flow moving. Our Engagement session was FREEZING, but she made us feel comfortable and used it to her advantage to capture beautiful photos! She's always upbeat! Her photos have a light, airy feeling about them, and that's exactly what we were looking for! 11/10 would recommend!

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    Awwww thank you so, so much Alex!
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    Jessica G. Married on 10/26/2019
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    Amazing pictures!

    Ariel made our wedding day so perfect. She worked with us to help come up with a schedule. Ariel made all the planning easy and thought of things we needed to consider that we wouldn't have thought of. She was great to go with the flow and work around our day being changed completely due to the rain. Ariel was great about wrangling our large families and making sure all of the pictures we wanted were done. I will note that although we had two photographers we were under the impression that one would be with the groom getting ready and one with the bride. That was not the case come the day of so if that is your plan or need, make sure you specify. We loved our pictures and how unique they were to our special day. Jacob Tyler Media did an amazing job with our video and the two of them as a team worked so well together. We were so happy with our experience and thankful we chose Ariel to be a part of our experience front the planning, to the engagement pictures, to the day of the wedding.
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    Paigejor Married on 08/03/2019
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    The Best Photographer

    Ariel is honestly the best decision you can make for your wedding day... other than your partner! I had a hard time finding a photographer who fit with what I was wanting and who my husband and I as people, and then came Ariel. Immediately after contacting she asked to FaceTime to get a better sense of who we are- I loved that! I didn't actually meet Ariel in person until my wedding day, but it was like I'd known her for a long time. My husband and I loved having her, as she made us feel so comfortable. Her photos are amazing as well! She really has a gift.
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    Fun D. Married on 08/03/2019
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    We Loved Working with Ariel!

    We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Photos by Ariel!! As a wedding band, we work with several different photographers and vendors, few as professional and outstanding as Ariel. Ariel not only took incredible photos throughout the entire day, she was also approachable, organized, and truly a joy to work beside. Ariel made sure to coordinate and confirm all of the details for the ceremony and reception ahead of time with our team and was in communication with our team throughout the entire wedding. Beyond her incredible professionalism and quality work, Ariel’s demeanor was so pleasant. From the moment we met her through the end of the night, Ariel was smiling, interacting with the bridal party and guests, and was bringing a positive energy to the entire room. We could not recommend her more.
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    Audrey L. Married on 06/29/2019
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    Ariel is fantastic!

    First off, Ariel is a fantastic photographer! I absolutely love her style. She is super great to work with and has such a fun and bubbly personality. I love how she tries her best to really get to know her clients. She is reliable and flexible. WE LOVED our wedding photos. They are so timeless!
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    Audrey L. Married on 06/29/2019
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    Ariel is fantastic!

    First off, Ariel is a fantastic photographer! I absolutely love her style. She is super great to work with and has such a fun and bubbly personality. I love how she tries her best to really get to know her clients. She is reliable and flexible. WE LOVED our wedding photos. They are so timeless!

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    Audrey! Thank you so much for this kind review!
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    Haley Married on 05/04/2019
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    Absolutely Amazing!

    I am so glad I hired Photos by Ariel to do my wedding! She was so kind, organized, and professional. The best part about working with Ariel was that she had a second photographer there, but she wasn't extraordinarily expensive. It was so awesome to have another professional there to help fix the vail or the dress while she was taking pictures because everything went so much quicker.

    I also loved that she gave me all my pictures and I am able to post them all over social media and get them printed wherever I want.

    The ONLY thing I can say negative is that I didn't understand that for "getting ready photos" you should really already be ready. That is mostly my fault though.

    Photos by Ariel's reply:

    Hi Haley! Thank you so much for your review!
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    Grace Married on 02/02/2019
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    Capture the moment to relive through photos

    If you are looking for quality images that capture you and your loved ones Ariel is the girl for you. We all know how uncomfortable getting pictures done can be. - NOT with her! Her gentle guidance for posing and ability to adapt and overcome every situation makes it an enjoyable experience. If you have an idea, even if it's crazy, let her know. She will take it and run with it - or if it's to crazy come up with another option... and sometimes that's even better. 🙂❤️

    Photos by Ariel's reply:

    Thank you so much for the kind review Grace! So thankful to have gotten to know you and Sterling and photograph one of the most important days of your lives!
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    Kaycee B. Married on 10/20/2018
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    Check out Photos by Ariel!

    Ariel with Photos by Ariel is the absolute best! We really enjoyed her attitude throughout the whole process of our engagement pictures to our wedding day! Our wedding day was October 20th 2018 and there was 40+ mph winds. But she made the best of it! She got beautiful shots of my dress blowing in the wind! So in love!! She kept us informed on when she would have our wedding pictures done and was giving us sneak peeks to hold us over! HIGHLY recommend Ariel for any type of pictures you need! She also does amazing family and baby pictures!!

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    Thank you so much for the kind words Kaycee! It was such an honor to be part of your big day!!! Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness together!
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    Kathie W. Married on 10/20/2018
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    Amazing! Cant say enough good things about Ariel!

    I wish I could give Ariel more than 5 stars! She was the best investment we made for our daughters wedding! She was AMAZING. My daughters wedding was outside and the wind that day was 50+ mph but you cant tell that in the pictures! Ariel was patient and attentive to everyone's feelings that day. As the mother of the bride, I was emotional and she captured those "special moments" that my daughter and I shared as well as with everyone else. I always have a hard time getting my son in law to smile naturally when we are taking snapshots and Ariel brought out the BEST in him and got him to smile :) Very professional and kept things moving along without coming off as bossy or rude to anyone.
    Not only is Ariel a remarkable photographer, but the words she writes to go with the pictures, really sets her out amongst any other photographer I have ever used. Between her photos, her words, and her bubbly personality, she really is the BEST! We have 3 more daughters and you can bet we will be contacting her for them as well!

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    Thank you so much from your kind words Kathie! It was such an honor to be a part of your daughters special day and I cannot wait for the next 3!
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    Kelsey Married on 06/20/2018
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    Our wedding was a huge success! I would highly recommend Ariel to anyone she made it fun and fast and it was perfect especially since it was scorching hot!
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    Hailey Married on 06/09/2018
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    There is no other photographer I’ll ever use. She’s simply the best! Keep up the amazing work:)

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    Thank you so much Hailey! Being part of your special day was such an honor!
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    Amy Married on 09/16/2017
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    Ariel did amazing! She was flexible with our schedule and the quality of photos were beyond what we expected. We recommend her for all of life's special moments!
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    Amber Married on 07/28/2017
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    Ariel was flexible, knowledgeable and SUPER sweet. She really got to know us and captured the day PERFECTLY ❤️
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    Amber Married on 06/17/2017
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    Ariel was great! She was very helpful in keeping our day running smoothly, and making sure we captured everything we wanted! She was also sure to capture a lot of little details so we had everything to look back on our special day!
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    Kallie Married on 04/08/2017
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    Ariel was very professional with lots of great ideas. She took all the worrying out of our BIG Day!
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