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Arken Studios

Sebastopol , CA
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Sebastopol, CA US 95472 (map)

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707-824-0497

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ABOUT US

We know that selecting the right photographer to capture your once in a lifetime day is a huge decision. After viewing our images, understanding our philosophy and who we are as artists,... Read more
We know that selecting the right photographer to capture your once in a lifetime day is a huge decision. After viewing our images, understanding our philosophy and who we are as artists, we know your decision will be that much easier.

Telling your story in a unique, beautifully creative style is our goal. Our visions are fresh and cutting edge, yet rich and insightful. We love emotion captured in the moment. We also believe there is a great importance in traditional images that will one day become precious family heirlooms.

You become our priority – from the initial one-on-one consultation in our beautiful presentation room, to the moment when we place your spectacular images in your hands. We’ve simplified the complicated and have taken the guesswork out of the process by creating packages that are all-inclusive with no surprises in the end. Why? It’s that important to us that our couple's experience be stress free and enjoyable in every way.

We look forward to being entrusted with the roll of preservationist for these incredible times in your life.

Please contact us to schedule your complimentary consultation.

707.824.0497

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
Absolutely. Understanding the different types of lighting and how to approach each unique situation, particularly at Weddings, is an incredibly essential skill that a professional photographer must have.
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
We are a team of up to three photographers. This is ideal for large events as well as capturing multiple perspectives at the same time.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
This is dependent upon which package is selected. For the most part, yes.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
No.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes
What kind of equipment do you typically bring with you on the day-of?
A multitude of equipment including backup equipment as well.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely.
Do you charge hourly or full day?
This is dependent upon which package is selected by our couple.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
Yes. This is dependent upon which package is selected by our couple.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
The benefit of being a team of photographers allows us to stagger our down times.
Do you charge for travel?
Yes
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Approximately 3 weeks.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, this is offered in select packages.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes, in a secured gallery.
What kind of albums do you offer?
High quality, custom designed albums with a lifetime guarantee.

REVIEWS

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Lindsay
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
We are extremely happy with our decision to use Arken Studios for our wedding. Nancy and Ron are very professional and wonderful to work with. We felt very comfortable and relaxed with them. I usually do not enjoy being in front of the camera but on our wedding day I hardly noticed them at all. They captured all of the photos that we were hoping for and so many more of our family and friends having a great time! Nancy and Ron have a lot of experience with weddings and it shows both in the planning that they put into photographing each individual wedding as well as the end result. I highly recommend Arken Studios to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer.
We are extremely happy with our decision to use Arken Studios for our wedding. Nancy and Ron are very professional and Read more...
We are extremely happy with our decision to use Arken Studios for our wedding. Nancy and Ron are very professional and wonderful to work with. We felt very comfortable and relaxed with them. I usually do not enjoy being in front of the camera but on our wedding day I hardly noticed them at all. They captured all of the photos that we were hoping for and so many more of our family and friends having a great time! Nancy and Ron have a lot of experience with weddings and it shows both in the planning that they put into photographing each individual wedding as well as the end result. I highly recommend Arken Studios to anyone looking for a great wedding photographer. Read less
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Shana
Wedding:
5/24/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a food-centric, fun, two day wedding that Nancy and Ron from Arken Studios photographed. They were amazingly professional, fun, and took care of crazy requests from family members, etc. After two full days of shooting - they came back with a collection of photos that captured the mood of the weekend.

I definitely recommend Arken Studios for any wedding in Wine Country, or anywhere else!
We had a food-centric, fun, two day wedding that Nancy and Ron from Arken Studios photographed. They were amazingly Read more...
We had a food-centric, fun, two day wedding that Nancy and Ron from Arken Studios photographed. They were amazingly professional, fun, and took care of crazy requests from family members, etc. After two full days of shooting - they came back with a collection of photos that captured the mood of the weekend.

I definitely recommend Arken Studios for any wedding in Wine Country, or anywhere else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Pictures are extremely important, and Arken Studios makes sure to capture all of the important little details. They are a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for and they are worth it!
Pictures are extremely important, and Arken Studios makes sure to capture all of the important little details. They are a Read more...
Pictures are extremely important, and Arken Studios makes sure to capture all of the important little details. They are a bit pricy, but you get what you pay for and they are worth it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
12/1/2012
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we first met ron and nancy at a sonoma valley engagement session we won in an auction. we loved our time with them so much and our pictures came out so well that we booked them for our houston wedding even though they were based in california. ron and nancy and melissa were a pleasure to work with and they knew our schedule down to a T. we even had a last minute addition to the wedding weekend which they acommodated with no problem. everyone was very pleased with their work so far and we've only received positive comments on how beautifully the sneak peak photos have come out. ron and nancy have such a good eye for pictures. it's really a talent that they have crafted into something amazing. i would highly recommend them for your event whether it be a wedding or a birthday celebration (which i did!). One of the great things about them is that the entire day, I didn't notice them around us at all and that was a big deal for me. most wedding photographers i've seen at other weddings are all up in your face so they end up blocking the views of the guests. not them. they were great!!
we first met ron and nancy at a sonoma valley engagement session we won in an auction. we loved our time with them so much Read more...
we first met ron and nancy at a sonoma valley engagement session we won in an auction. we loved our time with them so much and our pictures came out so well that we booked them for our houston wedding even though they were based in california. ron and nancy and melissa were a pleasure to work with and they knew our schedule down to a T. we even had a last minute addition to the wedding weekend which they acommodated with no problem. everyone was very pleased with their work so far and we've only received positive comments on how beautifully the sneak peak photos have come out. ron and nancy have such a good eye for pictures. it's really a talent that they have crafted into something amazing. i would highly recommend them for your event whether it be a wedding or a birthday celebration (which i did!). One of the great things about them is that the entire day, I didn't notice them around us at all and that was a big deal for me. most wedding photographers i've seen at other weddings are all up in your face so they end up blocking the views of the guests. not them. they were great!! Read less
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Kasia
Wedding:
10/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Nancy and Ron are truly the best! I was impressed from the very beginning. The first thing I noticed was that Nancy and Ron truly love what they do, and their work shows it. From the start it was a relaxing and fun experience, they even let us bring our dog. The entire engagement session seemed like everything just flowed organically, but Nancy and Ron always had something fun up their sleeve to make it the most personal experience possible. Their pictures really seemed to reflect the love that my fiancé and I have for each other. Nancy and Ron took time to know us on a personal level, which made the engagement session fun and easy. Their property is beautiful and absolutely the picture perfect!.
Another element that I really liked was that Nancy has so much experience with weddings that she brings a much deeper understand of what it takes to make our big day as stress-free as possible. She even helped my fiancé with wedding favor ideas. When we arrived to discuss the engagement session, Nancy had and entire box of ideas. I really liked that personal attention that they give us. With as good as they are, they must be busy but they still were able to treat us like family.
Nancy and Ron are truly the best! I was impressed from the very beginning. The first thing I noticed was that Nancy and Read more...
Nancy and Ron are truly the best! I was impressed from the very beginning. The first thing I noticed was that Nancy and Ron truly love what they do, and their work shows it. From the start it was a relaxing and fun experience, they even let us bring our dog. The entire engagement session seemed like everything just flowed organically, but Nancy and Ron always had something fun up their sleeve to make it the most personal experience possible. Their pictures really seemed to reflect the love that my fiancé and I have for each other. Nancy and Ron took time to know us on a personal level, which made the engagement session fun and easy. Their property is beautiful and absolutely the picture perfect!.
Another element that I really liked was that Nancy has so much experience with weddings that she brings a much deeper understand of what it takes to make our big day as stress-free as possible. She even helped my fiancé with wedding favor ideas. When we arrived to discuss the engagement session, Nancy had and entire box of ideas. I really liked that personal attention that they give us. With as good as they are, they must be busy but they still were able to treat us like family. Read less
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James & Dana
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Our wedding experience with Arken Studios was quite remarkable. Yosemite was such a phenomenal location for our wedding, the beauty of the park shows in each photo. Thanks to Ron & Nancy the day was flawless. We could not have been as calm and focused on enjoying our day if they had not been such a wonderful support and help. Their expertise and professionalism was comforting. Most of all, we appreciate their ability to fulfill our dreams by exquisitely capturing the most important day of our lives.
Our wedding experience with Arken Studios was quite remarkable. Yosemite was such a phenomenal location for our wedding, Read more...
Our wedding experience with Arken Studios was quite remarkable. Yosemite was such a phenomenal location for our wedding, the beauty of the park shows in each photo. Thanks to Ron & Nancy the day was flawless. We could not have been as calm and focused on enjoying our day if they had not been such a wonderful support and help. Their expertise and professionalism was comforting. Most of all, we appreciate their ability to fulfill our dreams by exquisitely capturing the most important day of our lives. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
6/3/2012
5.0/5.0
Nancy and Ron were fantastic to work with, and adding Melissa and Cole to the mix made a wonderful team. They captured not only the highlights of our event, but the intimate moments as well, and we hardly noticed that they were there on the day of. During the planning we felt like they went above and beyond what we expected. They drove out to our wedding site to check out the space and the lighting, created a gorgeous guest book, and were just incredibly helpful and calm. Nancy even managed to get us a free upgrade to the best room in the hotel we were staying at. Because of that, not only did we feel incredibly special, our pre-wedding photos were taken in a beautiful setting. We were actually on the fence about getting a professional photographer to capture our wedding, but we both are incredibly happy that we did and that we chose Nancy and Ron. I highly recommend them if you are looking for someone professional, creative, talented and relaxed to work with on your special day.
Nancy and Ron were fantastic to work with, and adding Melissa and Cole to the mix made a wonderful team. They captured not Read more...
Nancy and Ron were fantastic to work with, and adding Melissa and Cole to the mix made a wonderful team. They captured not only the highlights of our event, but the intimate moments as well, and we hardly noticed that they were there on the day of. During the planning we felt like they went above and beyond what we expected. They drove out to our wedding site to check out the space and the lighting, created a gorgeous guest book, and were just incredibly helpful and calm. Nancy even managed to get us a free upgrade to the best room in the hotel we were staying at. Because of that, not only did we feel incredibly special, our pre-wedding photos were taken in a beautiful setting. We were actually on the fence about getting a professional photographer to capture our wedding, but we both are incredibly happy that we did and that we chose Nancy and Ron. I highly recommend them if you are looking for someone professional, creative, talented and relaxed to work with on your special day. Read less
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Christopher
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
How do I write a recommendation for Arken Studios… As a photographer myself, I must say it is terribly difficult to let someone else take your photos. Add to that starting dilemma the fact that I’m located on the East Coast of the United States, and they are located on the West Coast. Specifically Florida, and California. Aside from sunshine and water, they are very far apart. So when it came to our wedding, for which we met in between in a little city locally known as NOLA, it should be quite the recommendation on its own. Beyond that though, Ron and Nancy made us comfortable with the process from beginning to end, both as bride and groom, and as fellow photographers. We didn’t have to fit into anyone’s canned photography package, or make ridiculous concessions. We simply answered the questions that came and made requests as they came. It couldn’t have been smoother, or more fitting to our needs. Meeting Ron, Nancy, and Melissa in person was just icing. Tooling about New Orleans for couples portraits, then the wedding the following day (and Bourbon Street without cameras), and then as a huddle of shutterbugs the day after getting our photo-tourism on, we might as well have known them all for years. You, the reader, may be asking “But what about the pictures?” and rightly so. Any browsing of their portfolio will tell you they do great work. And our photos are no exception. At the writing of this recommendation, I am wandering through several thousand of the final images, and reliving those few days. The places, friends, and family which have grown just a bit bigger with the addition of Arken Studios.
How do I write a recommendation for Arken Studios… As a photographer myself, I must say it is terribly difficult to let Read more...
How do I write a recommendation for Arken Studios… As a photographer myself, I must say it is terribly difficult to let someone else take your photos. Add to that starting dilemma the fact that I’m located on the East Coast of the United States, and they are located on the West Coast. Specifically Florida, and California. Aside from sunshine and water, they are very far apart. So when it came to our wedding, for which we met in between in a little city locally known as NOLA, it should be quite the recommendation on its own. Beyond that though, Ron and Nancy made us comfortable with the process from beginning to end, both as bride and groom, and as fellow photographers. We didn’t have to fit into anyone’s canned photography package, or make ridiculous concessions. We simply answered the questions that came and made requests as they came. It couldn’t have been smoother, or more fitting to our needs. Meeting Ron, Nancy, and Melissa in person was just icing. Tooling about New Orleans for couples portraits, then the wedding the following day (and Bourbon Street without cameras), and then as a huddle of shutterbugs the day after getting our photo-tourism on, we might as well have known them all for years. You, the reader, may be asking “But what about the pictures?” and rightly so. Any browsing of their portfolio will tell you they do great work. And our photos are no exception. At the writing of this recommendation, I am wandering through several thousand of the final images, and reliving those few days. The places, friends, and family which have grown just a bit bigger with the addition of Arken Studios. Read less
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Kristel
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
Ron, Nancy and Melissa were amazing photographers. They did such an amazing job on all my photos along with taking a lot of the stress off my back during my special day!
Ron, Nancy and Melissa were amazing photographers. They did such an amazing job on all my photos along with taking a lot Read more...
Ron, Nancy and Melissa were amazing photographers. They did such an amazing job on all my photos along with taking a lot of the stress off my back during my special day! Read less
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