Little Red Riding Hood – Storybook Session – Reno, NV Children Photographer

Posted on January 17, 2013

I am soo thrilled to present to you my first “Storybook” session of the year! It took over two months to plan for this shoot, and I prayed hard for just the right amount of snow to be able to execute it. Finally, today, in 15-degree (sub-freezing) temps, my tough little models (girl and dog) braved the cold with me to recreate the tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Special thanks to my super crafty friend, Annie, for her handiwork, and to my good friend, Marie, for lending me her very well behaved husky, Chinook. :-)





Southerland Family – Maternity and Baby Photo Sessions | Reno, NV Maternity and Baby Photographer

Posted on April 15, 2011

One of my favorite things about my job is getting to know people at a more intimate level by having the privilege of photographing the growth of their families.  I love it when I get to do a maternity shoot, and later on get to take baby’s first photos as well as photos of him every month of his first year.  You will get to see more of baby M this year, because I’ve been honored to be asked to document the first year of his life, one month at a time.  How could I possibly tire of such a cute little munchkin?  He’s just absolutely gorgeous!





Brandon & Caitlin’s Engagement Portraits – Sneak Peek! | Reno and Lake Tahoe Engagement Photographer

Posted on April 7, 2011

The transition period between winter and spring here in Reno is always a tough time for location photographers.  You never know until the day of the shoot whether or not you will be needing a thick coat and snow boots, a raincoat, or shorts and flip flops.  Brandon and Caitlin were nice enough to work with Mother Nature’s crazy schedule, even though she did give us a nice dumping of snow just a few days before their engagement session.  I love the “Twilight” feel to the shots, mostly because I am in love with the Twilight series ;-)  Lake Tahoe was also gorgeous this time of year, with the snowcapped mountains making for a great backdrop for pictures.





Standout Competition Pieces | Reno, NV Baby and Children Photographer

Posted on February 22, 2011

Every once in a while, I like to jazz up my photos more than usual to practice some new editing skills and to try to score some accolade points from fellow professional photographers.  In the process, I spend hours going through my whole archive of photos to find the ones that, in my opinion, more accurately represent what I am all about as a photographer:  fun, classic, and heartwarming.  Here are three of my favorite children’s portraits from the past year.  The wedding/family/engagement/seniors categories are going to have to wait for the next time I get some “extra” time in my hands ;-)





Galena Senior Portraits – Sneak Peek | Reno, NV High School Senior Photographer

Posted on February 22, 2011

I am getting the hang of Senior Portrait Photography!  High school seniors are the easiest subjects to photograph – they are in that stage of life where the world is their oyster and they are coming into their own as far as style, personality, and character.  They pretty much own the session, and I am just the lucky person who gets to press the shutter.  Super cool!





Dave and Lacey’s Engagement – Sneak Peek! | Reno, NV Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Posted on February 22, 2011

I am super excited that Dave and Lacey asked me to be their wedding photographer.  They are the cutest couple ever!!!  I mean, seriously, I had a hard time narrowing down their “teasers” to just a few, because it was difficult to take a bad photo of them.  Looking forward to photographing their wedding this summer!!!  :-)





1st Birthday Photo Session | Reno, NV Children’s Photographer

Posted on September 30, 2010

I’ve been photographing this sweet little girl since she was just a newborn, and now she’s ONE!!!  Happy Birthday, A!!!  She is such a cuteee.





Fall Portrait Special | Reno, NV Family Portrait Photographer

Posted on September 26, 2010

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Card season in the Reno/Tahoe area.  Book your Christmas Card Session now, and I will include one free 8×10 and 8 free wallet photos with your package!!!

Also, I have two PARTY FOR FIVE back-to-back mini sessions coming up.  One on October 17th (all spaces are taken, but let me know if you’d like to be on the waiting list), and another on November 6th.  Please email me for more details!!!  HAPPY AUTUMN!





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!

love,

Ari







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