After several years of being unable to accommodate some weddings because I was either already booked, or the bride and groom were on stricter budget, I decided it was time to add an associate program to ARA Photography. I have worked many years building my brand, so how could I just turn over weddings to someone else to shoot with my name on it? Well, with the strict requirements and expectations set forth for my associate photographers, finding the right photographer(s) to represent my studio has always presented challenges. Since i'm not looking to add 20 photographers to my team (it’s not the way I conduct business), finding the perfect fit took many years. Then, I met my “creative twin”. I will talk more about her later in this post. She has the same goals, vision, expertise, and passions as I do. She champions building relationships and loving our clients the way that I do. She is a very talented wedding photographer, and I’m so honored to welcome her to my team.
The “ARA Photography Associate” program is perfect for couples on a limited budget who want to enjoy all of the advantages of working with my studio. My associate possesses a similar style as myself. All of the photo editing will be done by me (yours truly) so you will still receive my personal artistic touch on your photographs. All product fulfillment will still be provided by the ARA Photography brand, and because my studio will oversee all of the client care, communication & product fulfillment, and it will free up the associate photographer to do what she love most; Shooting your beautiful weddings! We will be able to offer top notch photography services at a more affordable rate. You are not "settling" when you hire my team, they are an extension of me. All ARA brides, both mine and the associates, will always be treated with love, respect, and care. I hope you enjoy my very first Associate, Jessica! I promise you will fall in love with her too!
Jessica graduated college with a Bachelors in Pre-Medicine but realized quickly after graduation that she needed a career where her creative side could flourish. Flash forward a few years when her long-time photography passion turned into a business.
Photographing weddings and engagements makes her heart sing! She loves the relationships she’s able to build with her clients, values an amazing and personal client experience and is known for her attention to detail while capturing your beautiful wedding day.
Some random facts:
1. Originally from California
2. Loves a sun-kissed, sandy-hair surfing-filled day at the beach
3. Loves spending time with her husband, daughter and fur baby
5. A good bottle of red wine
6. Ghirardelli brownies (or anything chocolate!)
Associate Photographer Wedding pricing start at $1,800 wedding photography coverage by an associate photographer