Hi! I'm Ari Leo, owner of Vivid Instincts Photography! And I'm here to tell your unique love story.
When it comes to weddings, I love working with couples who want an experience that’s just as unique as they are. My goal is to capture your day authentically & artistically – to preserve every detail and every moment that makes your wedding SO much more than ordinary. (Seriously, I'm detail-obsessed – I will 100% geek out over any quirky, adorable touches you have planned.)
From the moment we first connect, I'll focus on getting to know you personally so that I can fit seamlessly into your big day. In no time, it'll feel like we're long-lost friends.
Also, inclusivity is one of the most important guiding principles of my business. I believe LOVE IS LOVE & welcome clients of all genders, races, sexualities, and body types.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
Why do I love photographing offbeat couples so much? Well, it has a lot to do with the fact that I’m a little offbeat myself! I’ve always been fascinated by the many different ways humans express themselves – the clothes they wear, the things they surround themselves with, the images they get permanently inked into their skin. My thought process is: You show off your unique personality in so many other areas of your life—why not do that on your wedding day?!
I’m here for the couples who want to step outside the box a little and change things up from the typical cookie-cutter wedding. The ones who can’t wait to create the day of their dreams and are excited to make it beautifully unique. And most importantly, the ones who want their wedding day to be a total blast for everyone!
"Ariana was amazing. My other photographer cancelled 5 hours before my wedding and Ariana showed up last minute for us in a blizzard to make sure I got the photos I needed! She stood in 2 feet of snow to get the perfect shots and was so kind and patient with all of us. She made us feel so much better about our crazy blizzard wedding. The quality of her photos is awesome and she caught many heartfelt moments. I would recommend her to anyone in the area who needs a photographer! She is reliable and professional."
- Samantha & Chris
Being a member of the LGBTQ+ community, I especially love photographing LGBTQ+ couples. If you're interested in working with me, please indicate when you fill out my contact form that you are inquiring about an LGBTQ+ wedding and that you found me on Offbeat Bride - and you'll receive a very special discount on your day-of coverage, as well as a discount on a custom wedding album. If I cannot accommodate your budget, I would be happy to recommend another LGBTQ-inclusive photographer.