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Lark and Lavender is wedding photography by me, Ariel Marte.
Lark represents whimsy and playfulness- both a big part of how I photograph and capture great moments.
Lavender represents good luck in new beginnings, it can't hurt to have a little luck! Plus, it always reminds me of my great-grandma, a strong Italian lady, who grew lavender in her garden & who I look up to everyday.
I'm originally from San Diego (Oceanside!), I now reside in Los Angeles (Long Beach), but I'm available for weddings anywhere in the world... Paris, anyone?
I earned a BFA in Photography + Imaging from Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. I have been photographing weddings for over 7 years (usually about 30 weddings a year!) and have been shooting professionally for over a decade.
I love getting to know a couple & finding my best way to showcase your love. I love the frantic, amazing energy of a wedding, I love feeling all the love around the couple on their big day; I love capturing groomsmen's trying to figure out ties; I love bridesmaid's fawning over their beautiful friend; I love tears of parents really seeing their children becoming an adult; I love the crazy party that ends an amazing night. Weddings are one of the biggest, best ways to show your best friend you love them and I love being able to capture & document them.
When not photographing weddings, you can find me at the beach soaking up the amazing California sun, at my local florist trying to recreate all the bridal bouquets for my home or Netflixing (probably Parks & Rec or something on HGTV!).
I adore a good love story and I can't wait to hear yours, email me here to set up an appointment!