You know your wedding photography experience extends WAY beyond your wedding day. That’s why I form long-lasting relationships with my couples so you have the most candid, loving, and breathtaking imagery possible. Get ready to laugh, joke, hug, and celebrate with each other and get photos that capture your love so uniquely you won’t believe they’re yours.

 Arika Jordan

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"You are INCREDIBLE!!! I am so grateful. The photos are BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I can’t even stop smiling. Thank you for everything!!!"

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1. Book Your Date

2. Engagement Session

4. Wedding Day

5. Gallery Delivery & Album Design

3. Questionnaire

It all starts with an email sharing my full investment guide and a few questions about you & your story so we can get to know each other! We’ll plan a phone call to answer your questions and get your booking info taken care of. Once you’re booked, you’ll receive the AJP wedding guide walking you through everything from what to wear on your engagement session to your wedding day timelines!

Six weeks before your wedding, I’ll send you a questionnaire going over every detail I need for your wedding day so we can create a custom wedding day timeline that works best for you. I want your wedding day to be as stress-free as possible, which is why I ask for bridal party and family member names, vendor information, and details that are important to you so we can get right to celebrating on your day!

Your engagement session isn’t just about capturing photos for your save-the-dates. It’s like our first date, only the best way for us to get to know one another is getting you two comfortable in front of the camera. Spend time laughing & cuddling during your session and consider planning a well-deserved date night right after we wrap up the session.

Your day is FINALLY here. Now it’s time to relax & enjoy while I get to work capturing your beautiful images, rain or shine! We’ll make sure you get photos of the memories that will last a lifetime!

Four weeks later, you’ll receive your full online gallery (after you’ve received LOTS of sneak peaks, of course!). In your gallery, you can print, download, and share your images. If you’ve chosen to include an album in your package, this is when we’ll start the design process!

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Arika and I hit it off beyond belief when we first met, and every session felt more like meeting up with my friend. From engagement photos, to bridals, to the big day, we loved working with Arika every step of the way. She was more help than anyone; from helping us plan the day of timeline, to calming my nerves when hurricane Florence postponed us, Arika was flexible, professional, and made me feel that she cared about our day going as amazing as possible as much as we did. I also can't speak enough that while most photographers in the busy season take months and months to get you your photos back, Arika got us our photos back in 2 week and I cannot be more in LOVE with how they turned out nor the amount she delivered! Lastly you will not find a better gallery set up than hers! Arika was the best vendor we hired and the best decision we made choosing her!

“We loved working with Arika every step of the way. She was more help than anyone.”

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Sarah & Zach

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Arika was an absolute dream to work with! We met during our engagement photos and we instantly clicked. She was so fun to be around and we were comfortable with her, even though we both are camera shy. As soon as we saw our engagement photos we knew that we needed her to photograph our wedding! I loved having her at our wedding because it felt like having a friend follow us around. Our photos were SO breathtaking. I would recommend her to any bride—seriously, book her! She’s amazing

"Arika was an absolute dream to work with!"

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Lauren & Michael

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Arika was so much fun to work with! From our engagement shoot to the end of the wedding day, she was open, engaging, and truly enjoyed her work. She got along with my husband and I from the start and we never stopped laughing. Her husband joined her for the wedding and he was great as well, even bringing me my lipstick just before the ceremony. We would love to work with her again!

"She got along with my husband and I from the start and we never stopped laughing"

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Sam & Max

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Arika shot our destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico and I honestly don't know what we would have done if we had gone with someone else. Having Arika there was almost like having a friend there. She was able to crank out SO many amazing photos without it taking up so much time (this was something really important to us as we wanted to be present during the ceremony). 
She did such a good job handling all the big personalities from our family and friends, and made us feel so comfortable that she got to capture some moments of us being ourselves instead of so formal and posed. 
We got our photos so quickly and they completely and totally blew me away. They were so bright, beautiful, and fun! So many people have commented on how gorgeous and unique they were and I couldn't agree more. I can't imagine having had anyone else besides Arika and Andre at our wedding - both for the outcome of the amazing photos, and the way that they meshed with our big day personality and professionalism-wise.

"She did such a good job handling all the big personalities from our family and friends, and made us feel so comfortable that she got to capture some moments of us being ourselves instead of so formal and posed"

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Jessica & Rudy

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Arika is incredible. Both my husband and I were a little nervous about taking engagement pictures, but she made it so easy and comfortable, and our pictures are amazing. Arika had us laughing the entire time, and by the time our wedding rolled around she seemed more like a friend than someone we had only met once before. She captured all of our favorite moments of our wedding day so beautifully, and got us all of our pictures back so quickly. All of our friends and family can’t stop raving about our pictures, and we are so grateful to have hired her to capture our big day.

"Both my husband and I were a little nervous about taking engagement pictures, but she made it so easy and comfortable, and our pictures are amazing."

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Megan & Justin

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BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS!! Light, bright, colorful and Arika is SO MUCH FUN!
I met Arika about a year before my wedding to chat about things and I immediately loved her. We had our engagement session on my birthday and the pictures could not have been more beautiful. We shot at several locations and Arika was so patient with us. She will teach you how to 'pose' which comes in handy at the wedding. On our wedding day she was so good at directing everyone. She is SO friendly and fun and truly captures the 'feelings' of the day. 
I love how her photos are so bright and colorful, but we also got amazing shots done at night. She is AWESOME. We got our wedding photos back so quickly and I can not stop looking at them. Book Arika ASAP, you will not regret it!!!

"I love how her photos are so bright and colorful, but we also got amazing shots done at night."

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Caroline & Matt

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Investment

With AJP, you get more than incredible photos of the greatest day of your life. You get a friend who captures both the big moments and the spontaneous can’t-believe-that-just-happened moments.
 
All wedding packages include an engagement session, edited images, two photographers, online gallery, print release, and personal rights to photos.

wedding packages start with 8 hours of coverage at 4,200

The average spend is 4,200 - 4,800

No travel fees inside North Carolina, Richmond, DC or Charleston. Outside of North Carolina or planning a destination wedding? Contact me for a custom package. Will travel for love stories!

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