Ari Simphoukham Photography
Ari is AMAZING! He is so easy to work with and takes the most amazing and beautiful photos! We would reccommend him to anyone and everyone! He takes great pride in his work and it shows. I assure everyone, you won't be dissappointed!
Ari was such a friendly and compatible person! We clicked from our previous engagement sessions which were so fun and loved the results... his keen eye for details and creative, photojournalistic perspective of playing with lighting and shadows! We knew he'd be wonderful for capturing our wedding day! He was so easy to get in touch with and very responsive in corresponding either by phone, email, or text. To prepare, he asked for the "Day Of" Timeline and what time hair and makeup was scheduled to plan his arrival. What a beautiful day to get married that Saturday! Ari came early to set up (how professional) and just like another bride mentioned, we didn't even notice him... really relaxing and assuring on a day with so much commotion! An unexpected event towards the end of the reception was when my husband and Ari surprised me with sparklers outside our venue (how flexible)! What a nice treat! The photo turnaround was faster than we expected... family and friends got to reminisce that fun and loving day over and over! Ari will definitely document and showcase your wedding day with professionalism and quality service!
Ari and my wife were in a pre-law fraternity together at UC Davis, so she already knew Ari as an amazing person and a gifted photographer. When we got engaged, our very next thought was "Do you think Ari will be our wedding photographer?" We were in love with Ari’s uniquely bold photojournalistic style and wanted someone who was flexible, easygoing, professional and fun - Ari is all of these things and more. We were so lucky to have him capture our July 2011 wedding at Sigmund Stern Grove in San Francisco. Not only did he tastefully snap all of the key wedding party and family photos, but he somehow managed to document every perfect candid moment of our unconventional wedding and reception like a photo ninja. Ari is a true artist – the way he works with space, light and emotion is almost dreamlike and unparalleled. Every time I look at our wedding photos, it is like reliving the best day of my life all over again. There are so many talented wedding photographers out there, but if you want photo magic, do yourself a favor and hire Ari. You will not be disappointed!
Call it love at first sight. The moment we saw Ari's blog, we already fell in love with his unique style and ability to capture those precious and raw moments at weddings. We loved the effects that he could do with lighting and how clear and detailed all his photos were. After our initial consultation with Ari, we knew he was the one for us - he had an ability to maintain the proper balance between professionalism and fun, and demonstrated his understanding of our needs and willingness to put our desires first.
We really enjoyed working with Ari as we were preparing for our wedding and on our wedding day. He was very prompt with all our correspondences (something that is very important to me), and he got our pictures and albums to us very soon after our wedding - within two months! We love looking at all our photos - we loved the backlight effects and creative use of angles and reflection. Ari's shots are vivid. The colors burst out of the page, and his timing captures the emotions at their peak. The lines are crisp and clean, and his pictures are almost better than being there in person. I don't think any photographer can match the sharpness of his capture - his work is best viewed in high-definition screens and high-resolution prints. He was also extremely discreet (we hardly noticed him or his assistants taking pictures throughout the night and were surprised when we saw that some of the pictures indicated that he had actually been standing right next to us). The church that we got married in didn't allow photographers to walk along the aisle during the ceremony, yet Ari was still able to make it work and still somehow managed to get a variety of pictures from different angles. I was a very emotional bride, and my parents were also very emotional, as I was their first daughter to get married. Ari was able to capture those emotions through his photos, and one of those photos even won an award. At our wedding, we also had various "surprise" performances at the end of our ceremony and at our reception, and he was able to shoot quickly and continuously capture some of the best moments of those dances.
We were very impressed at the quality of photos Ari was able to achieve. If you're looking for a photographer who is creative, fun, professional, and does high-quality work, then Ari is the photograher for you - thank you Ari for everything!
Ari went above and beyond for our wedding. He did not simply take pictures of friends and family posing, during the event. He captured that day in our lives. His pictures told the story of our wedding day, from beginning to end. We were very pleased with the quality of his work and professionalism. Ari did an excellent job!
Ari is an AMAZING photographer! He shot our Disneyland/Disney California Adventure Park wedding in September 2010 and we were so happy with his work! His creativity with his photography really shined through and we ended up with beautiful results. He was able to capture every moment of the day in such a perfect way and we're so glad that we can always go back to his photos to remember our wedding day.
I also have to note that Ari's photos of our Disney wedding are so amazing that they ended up in various Disney and Disney wedding publications...yes, they were that awesome!
If you are a bride looking for an innovative and fun photographer to work with that will take some incredible shots of your wedding day, definitely consider using Ari. He's not only professional, but also very kind and understanding about every couple's needs. He's a #1 photographer in our book! Thank you for everything, Ari!
Ari's the man! I love pictures and I'm trying to learn photography myself but there are things that Ari sees and I don't. He would stick out both his hands, frame scene and tells us to pose... kaboom, our engagement pictures turned out beautiful! And now that I just saw our wedding pictures... they're amazing! My husband said we'll get him again when we get married in our native country few years from now!
hey ari.....once again and a million times more.....thank you thank you thank you for the amazing pictures....they are priceless......
Ari is hands down one of my favorite photographers. His eye for creative portrait and emotional candids really get to the heart of what a wedding is all about. And to top it all off, Ari is one of the nicest, warmest people I've met - he's always smiling, and is an absolute joy to have around.
The pictures speak for themselves! FEARLESS!!!!
Ari Simphoukham is a visual storyteller and a modern wedding photographer currently based in San Luis Obispo. As an artist and a photographer, Ari's goal is to create images that are different and mind blowing. As a wedding photographer, aims to document and capture the story of your wedding day. Ari's images reflect what you’re feeling during all the emotional peeks at your wedding. The most powerful images happen when they are captured unscripted and unforced, so Ari's approach is one of a real photojournalist covering a story. If you are a bride or groom that appreciates the art of photography, please contact Ari to document your wedding.
Ari has won multiple awards in highly respected photo contest and associations such as ISPWP and Fearless Wedding Photographer.