ALYSSA GARCIA // CLASS OF 2019
"Ariella was a dream come true. I knew that I wanted her to take my senior photos the moment I found her instagram. Her photos are incredibly bold, bright, and full of energy. I cannot say enough amazing things about her. I was extremely nervous about my session, and Ariella made sure that I felt confident and comfortable about everything. She helped me so much with my posing and also made sure that my hair wasn’t crazy which I really appreciated. I would say that my favorite part of the session was just how much fun we had! I especially enjoyed when we were shooting on the bridge because we just laughed a lot, and I really felt a friendship spark then and there. She truly is a magnificent photographer and human being, inside and out. She is able to capture both the beautiful scenery and the personality of everyone she takes photos of. She truly has an incredible gift that I was extremely blessed to witness. She captures the beauty, life, and uniqueness. Her photos have a spark unlike any other photos I’ve seen. Her photos are so special, and I will cherish them forever. I would recommend her to ALL my friends! She made me feel extremely confident in myself, and that really shined through in the photos. I am so thankful for her. I can’t wait to work with her again!"
SARAH GARAT // CLASS OF 2019
"Thank you so much Ariella for the wonderful photos! I had an awesome time shooting with you and you made the whole experience so much fun. I was unsure going in because I am terrible at posing, but you helped naturally coach me to be myself and connect authentically with the camera. And the video clips that you included...wow do I love those! I will cherish these photos of my senior year for many to come and will be recommending you to everyone I talk to!"
LARISSA // CLASS OF 2019
“Working with Ariella was so much fun! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience in regards to photographer, location, and how the pictures turned out. She’s super friendly and really went the extra mile to make sure all the photos turned out how I wanted them. I really can’t say enough good things about her photography - it is absolutely stunning! I was a bit nervous about posing and all that, but she told me exactly where to look, place my hands, even paying attention to little details like how I was raising my eyebrows. I would absolutely recommend her based on photography alone, but her lovely personality takes her over the top! Thank you so much for the awesome senior portrait experience!!”
KATIE // ACTOR HEADSHOTS
"Something that's special about headshots versus regular photography is that the photos must capture not only you looking great, but must encapsulate your personality and communicate it to others. If you get only 2-5 minutes with a casting director, you need every aspect of what you bring to that audition to help them get to know you and remember you...I found Ariella through Instagram. I was searching under hashtags like: #seattleheadshots, #seattleheadshotphotographers, and the like for several days when I came across one of her photos. I immediately looked up her IG and website portfolio, and knew she had the look I was going for. Her pictures were not only beautifully focused and lit to capture each model's natural beauty, but she really knew how to make the photos feel, warm, and personal, and inviting. It was the best of both worlds: inner and outer beauty...Ariella was an expert at capturing the lighting and colors of the space she shoots in. I've never had such an easy, relaxing, or fun experience taking photos ..."
HAELI // CLASS OF 2019
“Working with Ariella was beyond words! She made me feel like a true model—she posed me beautifully, made me laugh, and captured my personality as well as my smile. My photos turned out gorgeous beyond words! They are exactly what I was looking for—light, airy, and breath-taking! I cannot speak highly enough of her and would recommend her to anyone I know. In only two hours she gave me over 50 gorgeous photos that I will treasure forever! Thank you so much Ariella!!!
ABBY // CLASS OF 2019
“I am absolutely in love with my senior photos! I’ve known Ariella as my dance studio’s photographer, and recently enjoyed getting to know her more as one of her senior models. She is such a joy to shoot with, and keeps it light and fun…we shared so many laughs! I love that Ariella takes the time to get to know you, and then authentically reflects your personality in her work – I look at my photos and feel like I’m looking in a mirror. She has a true artist’s eye, and a knack for spontaneously finding the most perfect places to shoot in – a secret garden with ivy pillars was my fave! I would recommend her in a heartbeat, and chasing that “golden hour” lighting with her was something I’ll remember forever”
“Where do I even start? Ariella is such an amazing person. She makes you feel so confident in yourself which shows who you really are in your pictures. Plus she explains and coaches you on how to actually pose! She is one of the sweetest people to work with. This had to have been the best experience ever. The pictures she takes are amazing. The way that she captures the light and the scenery is truly magnificent. I would definitely recommend her to any one of my friends.”
JULIA // CLASS OF 2019