Are you looking for wedding photos that stand out and capture the true spirit of your special day? Arielle of Arielle Thomas Photography is a fun and colorful wedding photographer with a passion for taking timeless and vibrant photos.
Arielle loves working with couples who aren’t afraid to be bold and think outside of the box. With her help, you can ensure your wedding photos reflect your unique personalities and the joy of your special day. Keep reading to learn more about Arielle and her work below.
How did you get into wedding photography?
My origin story is somewhat unique. I was working at a camera store, and I made a ton of connections through customers there. I was fired from the camera store in 2016, and launched my business the next day with roughly $200 to my name. I really had to hustle to make it happen, as I had no real financial support system to lean on!
I had made friends with some wedding photographers and started second shooting with them. I’d scour the internet for work, doing anything I could to pick up jobs, and then it all took off! I continued to develop my skills and leaned into my natural talent for capturing images. And now here I am!
How would you describe your photography style?
I have a very fun approach to wedding photography. I tell my clients that I immerse myself into their wedding and become a part of it, keeping my eyes peeled for all the cool moments.
I would describe my style classic with a bright, bold edge. I joke that I was taught all the rules, and learned how to break them to create galleries my couples love!
What inspires your work?
Location, location, location! Nothing gets me going like an epic backdrop. (I am also a mega hopeless romantic!) I originally started out as a fashion photographer, so my inspiration is also derived from that.
Any special tips for couples for choosing or working with a wedding photographer?
It’s important to vibe with your photographer. I love working with couples who are fun and goofy – it’s no fun if you don’t get along and the couple doesn’t feel comfortable.
What’s your favorite moment during a wedding?
Sunset hour is such a great reprieve. It’s a moment for us to escape allows the couple to have a quiet moment together.
What’s your favorite thing to do in VT?
I love to take a dip in one of my secret swim spots! And The Hippie Chickpea in Montpelier is a must visit.
If you weren’t a wedding photographer what would you do?
No idea! I am a great dancer, and almost double majored in photography and dance … so maybe a dancer! That or some kind of high class jewel thief. 😉
What’s a song that always gets you on the dance floor?
It’s a tie between Billie Jean by Michael Jackson and Fireball by Pitbull!
Thanks, Arielle! Learn more about Arielle Thomas Photography by visiting her profile in the Vermont Weddings Vendor Guide.