Your wedding photography experience extends way beyond your wedding day. My goal is to make your wedding day as enjoyable as possible and I strive to form lasting relationships with my couples, so they have a trusted friend instead of just a girl with a camera. Laughing, joking, and hugs all around are frequent from engagement sessions, to bridals and through your gallery delivery!
It all starts with an email! I will send over my full investment guide, with a few questions to get to know you and make sure that we are going to be the perfect fit! We can set up a phone call to answer any questions you have. Booking is easy and done all online. Once you are booked, you will receive a wedding guide to help walk you through everything from what to wear on your engagement session to wedding day timelines!
6 weeks out from your wedding you will receive a questionnaire that will go over every detail I need for your wedding day and to create your custom photography timeline. This covers bridal party and family member names, vendors information, details that are special to you, any awkward family situations and much more! I want your wedding day to be as stress free as possible and this is my key!
Since all packages come with an engagement session, your next step will be to schedule them! Your engagement session is more than just photos for save the dates, but more like our first date! It is our time to spend getting to know each other, getting you two comfortable in front of the camera! Don't worry that is all my job, I will guide you through everything you need to know! You two get to spend some time laughing, cuddling, and I encourage a well deserved date night afterwards! Worried about outfits, don't worry you'll receive a style guide which helps with everything from locations, to what to wear!
The big day has arrived!!! All the planning ends, and it is time relax and get you two married! I will be there to help make your day as stress-free as possible, while capturing beautiful images rain or shine! This only happens once, so I want to make sure you are getting moments that will last a lifetime!
Four weeks after your wedding you will receive your online gallery (Don't worry you'll receive lots of sneaks before this!)! Your online gallery is where you can download, print and share all your images. No need to worry about loosing a USB drive! They gallery stays online for 10 years so no need to worry about it disappearing. Download as many times as you like, and you will receive a print release so you may print wherever you choose. If you have chosen to include an album in your package your album design process will begin once your full gallery is delivered!
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!
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 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!
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.
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.
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!!!
All wedding packages include an engagement session, edited images, online gallery, print release, personal rights to photos, and a lifetime of memories!
Outside of North Carolina or planning a destination wedding? Contact me for a custom package. Will travel for love stories!