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San Antonio Botanical Garden Wedding

I’m sure you’ve heard the saying that every wedding should incorporate something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. WELL, Fun fact #1: that saying comes from an Old English rhyme and those items are intended to bring the good luck to your big day. Fun fact #2: Sascha and Paul had the “something old” thing down pat at their Fall wedding held at the gorgeous San Antonio Botanical Garden. The venue was the perfect setting, the weather was gorgeous, and the colors WOW… I knew that it was going to be an extraordinary special day. Sacha and Paul planed a sweet, intimate wedding shared between themselves and their closest family and friends.

Thank you again for letting us to be part of your day, Sascha and Paul, and congratulations on hosting a beautiful, love-filled wedding!

Personal wedding detail:

Sascha and Paul’s rings were her paternal grandparents rings

Sascha and Paul couldn’t bring their dog to the wedding even though they really wanted to so they included him by ordering a custom stamp of him and stamping the back of each program

Sascha had a white satin ribbon on her bouquet that had buttons on the end of it… it was part of her grandmothers wedding dress which her mom also wore on her own wedding day

Wedding Photography Deal


EXTENDED!!!! Expires 2/28/19

DECEMBER! It’s one of my favorite months, if not, my most favorite month of the year. It’s not just because of Dec. 25 but it’s the whole month in general. I love the holiday season. I love the cheerful giving that many participate in. It’s the one month of the year that I feel like the masses come out and help one another.

OHH! and its my wedding anniversary month! (12/18/10) the day i married my best friend! 8 years baby!

So for this holiday season i would like to extend a $500 off towards our THE RACHEL package!

(Original $3,500. Value $4,500)

8 hours of coverage
2 Photographers
$1000 album credit
$200 print credit
Printable high-resolution digital files
Digital download delivery
Online viewing gallery

** Expires 2/28/2019. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Valid only to new clients. Open dates are very limited.**

Let us capture your journey from engagement to walking down the aisle.

Our 10 year Business Anniversary!

1-0 TEN thats a lot!

10 years ago, in 2007, I embarked on a wonderful adventure. I became a small business owner! I founded ARA Photography at the end of my senior year of college with absolutely no business ownership experience! I took a risk, dove in head first, and hoped for the best. All I had was a camera that my parents purchased for me, my talents, and a name. I did one wedding pro-bono just to get my feet wet in the world of weddings. After that first experience, I knew it was going to be fun! Who knew it would’ve lasted this long.  

As I grew as a business owner, I learned many things, but the best thing of all was learning from my mistakes. Through those mistakes I was able to take my business to the next level and I am not stopping anytime soon! I also learned that running your own business requires a lot of love, encouragement, and support from others.

I want to give a special thanks to some very important people.

Thank you to my husband, for giving up his Saturdays (sometime Sunday) with me so I can shoot a wedding, and the few nights when I sit at the computer editing pictures; also, for the support and encouragement to keep going.

I shot all my weddings solo for the first year then I met my partner in weddings as I like to refer to her, Alexandra. Since then she has been by my side. The places that we have traveled, the food, the cakes, the dances, and different cultures that we have experience together; THANK YOU!

To my wedding vendors’ friends, you all are the most talented human beings I have ever met THANK YOU! For creating fabulous weddings for me to photograph.

The best thing about this business is the people and the stories. As most of you know I am a hopeless romantic I pretty much tear up every 1st dance, father and daughter, and mother and son dances. To the amazing couples and their families I have met along the way, THANK YOU for sharing your fairy tales with me.

Here we are now 2017, I am excited for the next 10 years, and I know the future is very bright!

PS: As we celebrate our 10 years in the business, I would like to extend $500 off our wedding collections for 2017-2018 weddings.