Bridal Spotlight: Abby’s Photographer Pick — Arianna Marie Photography + GIVEAWAY!
By Abby Saylor Armbruster
I'm so happy to be sharing with you the photographer I have chosen for my wedding: Arianna Torres of Arianna Marie Photography! Arianna and I found each other on Instagram last spring and I knew she would be one of my top choices from the get-go. Her photos have an earthy, almost film-like feel, which was exactly what I was looking for.
When choosing a photographer, I think it's important to be aware of what you and your fiancé’s wedding style is and what you want your photos to look like — from color, to brightness and image composition, there are so many elements that go into a photographer's work. There are endless photography styles to choose from, so there truly is a perfect photographer for everyone out there!
When budgeting for a photographer, consider how important photos are to you and your fiancé compared to other elements of your wedding. If your photographer, flowers, and venue are the most important to you, those are the elements you'll want to invest the most money in. If you find your dress and cake to be the most important details, then splurge more on those and create a lower budget for other items to fit your needs. Your photos are something you are going to look forever, so make sure you choose a photographer that can capture the perfect images for you and your spouse-to-be!
Get to know Arianna in the Q&A below where she discusses how she got started in photography, her favorite Indiana wedding venue, her favorite moments to capture, and more!
Name: Arianna Torres
City: Noblesville, IN
Years in business: 3 years, going on 4
What are your hobbies outside of photography?
I love to travel! And fitness is a huge thing for me as well.
What sparked your interest in photography?
The art of capturing raw moments and being able to keep it for a lifetime.
How would you describe your photography style?
Dark, filmy, and vintage
What makes a great bride/photographer relationship and how do you pick the right photographer?
Getting to know the bride personally. Getting together a few times before the wedding if you can is such an awesome way to get to know the bride. You want to make sure that the photographer is not only a good fit for you, but that a client is a good fit for the photographer as well. Making sure their wedding goes with the photographer’s style and that they are on the same page is important.
What is your favorite Indiana wedding venue you've shot at?
My favorite wedding venue in Indiana has been the Valle Vista Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana. Such a gorgeous venue with lots of scenic areas for images!
What steps do you take to capture ideal wedding day images for your brides?
- To make sure we are all on the same page as far as time and scheduling goes the day of the wedding.
- To have the bride invite me to their Pinterest board to see the type of images they are wanting.
- Never stop asking questions. Make sure you know what the bride wants to a T.
- Having a family and bridal party name list so that you can get through those images quickly!
- Always reassuring your clients when images look great!
How do you deliver your images to your brides and how long is your typical turn around time?
My turn around time is a month to two months, but they definitely see tons of previews on social media during that time! I deliver my images via online gallery and a wooden customer flash drive with their new last name engraved on it!
What are your favorite moments to capture?
My favorite moments to capture are first looks, the bride coming down the aisle with the groom’s reaction, and tons and tons of candid emotional moments that are not forced! I love the in-between moments!
We’ve teamed up with Arianna to give away a FREE couple session to someone in the Indy area! To enter:
- Follow IndyBride2B, Arianna, and me (Abby) on Instagram
- Like IndyBride2B, Arianna, and me (Abby) on Facebook
- Leave a comment on IndyBride2B's facebook post stating your full name, Instagram handle (@username), and what kind of session you would like to do with Arianna/where you’d like her to take your photos, etc.!
Example: “My name is Jane Doe (@JaneDoe1) and I’d love for Arianna to take photos of my boyfriend and I at the Indianapolis Artsgarden where we had our first kiss!”
Following each of us on these platforms will help you stay up-to-date on future giveaways and wedding-related content! A winner will be chosen at random on October 24, 2016, allotting you about two weeks to enter. The winner will be announced here on IndyBride2B.com as well as on the social media platforms you follow to enter.
I hope you enjoyed reading about my photographer and I’m excited for you all to enter the giveaway! Be sure to check out Arianna's website and email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for booking and inquiries.
Stay tuned for more posts from me here on IndyBride2B and check out the new wedding post that went up on my blog today: Wedding DIY: Copper Bottle Candle Holders.