Hi!! My name is Arielle. I’m a wedding photographer based out of Goshen, IN. I’m 26 years old, a wife, a mom, a daughter, a granddaughter, a niece, a friend, a graduate of Grace College, a former collegiate volleyball player, a lover of all things pink and of all things that make me smile. I love to spend time with my amazing husband Tannan, make my little guy Marcus laugh, decorate, enjoy an iced white mocha at Starbucks, meet with girlfriends and snuggle up to a movie and popcorn. I can’t stand a messy house, cold feet, having nothing to do, the freezing cold or sad faces. These are things about me… but they don’t define me…. what defines me is actually not a what at all, but more of a who. I am defined by the one person who loved me enough to make me His own even when I didn’t want anything to do with Him. The biggest thing “about me” is that I love Jesus Christ. He is the one constant in my life. He is the reason I can choose joy daily. He has given me a hope and a meaning that is not found in this world. If you don’t know him personally, I encourage you to.

One of the biggest reasons that I love what I do is because I am so passionate about marriage. Tannan and I have been married since May 13th, 2013 and it has seriously been the best years of my life. Having Marcus was SUCH an amazing blessing, but nothing can compare to the joy and love that I feel when I’m with my husband. Wedding days are so fun and I can’t tell you how much I enjoy being there and celebrating with each couple, but the reason I get so excited for them is because I know how their best days are still ahead! Marriage is not for the faint of heart and it will try you and test you in ways you haven’t been before, but that commitment to each other is so beautiful and (if played out right) can be the best gift you’ve ever been given! I regularly am discussing marriage with my couples and specifically brides and always want them to know that I’m rooting for them and their life together!

I started photography in 2010 after Freshman year of college. I was 19 and had no clue in the world how to operate a camera. All I knew was I loved pictures. I think my first “shoot” was of my little cousins in my backyard with a pink canon digital zoom camera. Impressive I know… although to be honest, if Canon made pink dslr’s I would be one of the first to purchase! From there things kind of just happened. I just celebrated my 75th wedding on New Years Eve, 2016! It’s so crazy to think about! I can’t believe I get to do this as a living! I am so thankful for the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people I do! Every wedding and engagement shoot allows me to meet more beautiful people and hear about their story. Everyones story is unique and that’s what makes life interesting. If you check out the way I see life through my lens and decide you want me to tell your story, shoot me a message. Let’s make something beautiful!

 

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