Working on old photos…

Posted on March 24, 2010

Lately, I’ve been playing around with some new-found skills, and they don’t just apply to photos I will be taking from now on… but also to photos I’ve taken in the past that I haven’t had the chance to process until now.  I’ve always loved this photo I took of my kids’ great-grandpa, whom they lovingly call OppyPoppy.  He’s got a lot of personality wrapped up into one adorable, hard-working cattle farmer of a man.  He’s one of those people who will work until God decides he can’t do it anymore, he’s incredibly funny without even trying to be, and he LOVES kittens!

An ode to my favorite season of the year! :-)

Posted on March 18, 2010


I love spring!  I love the new life that sprouts up from everywhere, the beautiful flowers, celebrating my birthday, Mother’s Day, and Easter Sunday… It is so beautiful outside — not too warm or too cold — just a perfect combination of light breeze, floral perfume and the melodic chorus of birds chirping.

Melissa & Scott’s Wedding | Reno, NV Wedding Photographer

Posted on March 11, 2010

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve added a short video slideshow I made from some pictures of Scott and Melissa’s wedding.  Melissa found out about me from her sister and asked if I would do their engagement pictures.  I said sure, and we had a blast walking along the riverside in downtown Reno, taking pictures at their favorite spots.  We’ve since become good friends, and they are such a wonderful couple to work with!  Their love story is truly one of a kind, and I was so excited when they entrusted me with documenting their big day.   Photographing my first BIG wedding was such a wonderful, exhilirating experience, but I couldn’t possibly have done it entirely by myself.  My heartfelt thanks go out to my dear husband, Erik, and to my good friend, Anna, for all of their hardwork in assisting me that day!



My First Ever Photography Workshop!!!

Posted on March 4, 2010

Are you interested in learning more about digital SLR photography but are too scared of the technical mumbo-jumbo? FEAR NOT, for I have put together the absolute beginner’s guide to digital SLR photography. Join me on Friday, March 19th, 2010 at the South Valleys Library as I present the “Cliff’s Notes” version of your camera’s manual. Get out of auto mode and venture into the creative zone. Digital SLR ownership is recommended, but not necessarily required (I will take those of you who have point-and-shoots, because, yes, they also have creative modes!). Space is limited to 15 students (there are only 7 spots left!), and the workshop will last for about two hours (from 9:30am to 11:30am). Fee is $25, which will cover materials and, of course, my time.

Welcome to THE BLOG! :-)

Posted on March 4, 2010

Hello everyone,

I just wanted to welcome you to my photo blog.  I apologize for taking forever to add a blog to my site, but here it is!!!  Finally, I can update you on my latest photography adventures and you no longer have to wonder about the new things I’ve been up to! 

Take care,

Ari  :-)

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