Behind the Lens

My name is Arianna, AJ for short. I started filming weddings a few years ago as a hobby. It was something new and challenging and I took it head on, not knowing that I would fall in love with it. Fast forward three years and I’m now fully immersed in this world, working full time as a photographer and videographer. I love all of the little things that come with the special days of weddings, behind the scenes shoots with other creatives, and lifestyle sessions. People are my jam. I am about as extroverted as it gets so I love meeting new faces and making new friendships. My goal is to be more than a photographer but a friend who just so happens to document your special memories. So now that you’ve heard my spiel, here’s a few fun facts to help ya get to know me! I’m a new doggo mom to a high energy pup named Keke (and yes, she loves you), I coach a travel volleyball team of 14 year olds so I’m always hip (haha NOT), and my favorite color is orange. (Go Gators!) Oh, and I’m a HUGE fan of The Office. I’ve watched in on Netflix more times than I can count and can recite Michael Scott quotes faster than my own phone number.

About AJM Media

Since I was a little girl, I've always been fascinated with photography and taking videos. I would buy disposable cameras every week and get the pictures developed. I remember being so excited to see what I had done and reminisce on the memories. I did this so often and I've got dozens of photo albums to prove it. It wasn't until I was older when I discovered videography. I had made my fair share of youtube videos, yet seeing timelapse and wedding videos spread throughout various social media platforms intrigued me. There is something special about capturing an ordinary day and molding it into your own extraordinary content, whether that be a picture or video. So in 2014 I decided to take the plunge and buy my first "big girl" camera. From there, I began by asking my friends to do photoshoots so I could get the swing of things and here I am. I've had the opportunity to film weddings, shoot engagements, and quite a few graduation pictures. The one thing I've learned since I began this journey: I couldn't think of a better way to fill my heart than meeting new souls and bringing their beauty to life.