New York Styled Shoot :: New York City Photographer

After a whirlwind weekend in New York City a few weeks ago, I really wanted to exercise some creativity amidst all of my family photo shoots, and I think we did just that. The park was absolutely beautiful, and it couldn't have been better weather for us! Stylist: Vinija Varghese Models: Agnes and Robert from the ADAM Modeling agency Jewelry: Ash and Willow Venue: Central Park

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Travels :: Sardinia, Italy

My first real vacation of the year was in September. I visited Sardinia, Italy and then made my way over to Spain for my cousin's wedding. I shot mostly film on this trip, threw in a few digital when I had to, but overall, I can say that Sardinia is a very photogenic island. The mixture of classic Italian foliage with desert-like blooms was overwhelming. And the light, oh the light. I only wish I had models to place in the shots because that would be real love right there. All film processed by RPL. You can purchase prints HERE.

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You can purchase prints HERE.

Melissa + Ryan :: Balboa Yacht Club Wedding Sneak Peek!

I simple cannot wait to blog this wedding! Here is a preview of Melissa and Ryan's wedding at the Balboa Yacht Club. Wedding Coordinator/Design: Carly Rae Weddings Florals: Primary Petals

Cinta :: Orange County Photographer

Cinta (sin-ta): crafted with purpose to bring you comfort, function & style. The name Cinta means "love" in Indonesian, "belt" in Spanish, and "hyacinth" in Greek. Cinta is a name so full of culture and personal meaning that when it came up during a brainstorming meeting, it just clicked.

Cinta has been my baby for the past year. I'm still in shock that my simple idea has materialized into an amazing reality. Last summer, during wedding season, I found myself wondering why I didn't have a camera strap that was not only functional, but stylish and comfortable as well. I thought a lot about what I wanted in a strap, drew up some sketches, and asked questions of friends in the apparel industry. It came down to having a sketch, finding materials, and getting a prototype made.

I am proud to present my first style, this 1-inch leather strap is adjustable and has a shoulder pad for added comfort. Straps are available in three colors and expertly hand-crafted in Los Angeles.

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I have a few other designs up my sleeve, but for now...I am just incredibly excited about Cinta's debut! Check out the Cinta online store  & Facebook page! Every two weeks a photographer will be featured on the Cinta blog...so if you have any favorite photos using your Cinta strap, send them in and you might just be showcased!

HUGE Thank yous are in order to some amazing people who supported me throughout this entire process:

First, a big thank you to my lovely graphic designer, Jenny Ambrose. I have worked with Jenny for the last 2 years on branding for my photography business, and when I had the idea for Cinta, Jenny was the first person I contacted. She is amazing to work with, and I couldn't speak more highly of her!

Dustin Davis, you're a rockstar. Dustin was referred to me by Kristy Behrs of Wreckless Creative (who did my website/blog design). Dustin was a dream to work with and took our design ideas and made the Cinta storefront a reality. I am so impressed by his talents and recommend him to anyone in need of some master coding and design!

Ala Cortez...ahhh...I love you!!! Thank you for shooting the lookbook for me! I am so lucky to call you a friend! And to my lovely models, Megan, Adam and Autym...you three killed it for me! Hope you like seeing your faces everywhere now :)

My wickedly talented cousin, Kevin, who really showed me the ropes early on in the process. I would not have come this far without your help!

And, Vinnie Finn, for shooting all of the product shots for me! You have been amazing throughout this process, and I totally appreciate all of the work you did!

 

Featured :: Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

I was pretty surprised when I found out that I would have an image in the May issue of Better Homes and Gardens. The lovely, Jordan Reid, was one of three bloggers chosen to talk about her favorite cleaning products. The profile photo they chose to feature in the article was one I took of her and her adorable family last year. I didn't receive photo credit, which is unfortunate, but I am just so happy to see one of my images in print!

Tory & Family :: Orange County Family Photographer

Tory and her family modeled for FIND LA at the Griffith Observatory a couple of months ago. She is also a film photographer and her family made my job so easy  with all of their brightly colored clothing. Lu and Pierce are pretty much the cutest kids around. Such amazing little models! FIND-8_lifestyle.jpg

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Rachel Thurston + Family :: Orange County Maternity Photographer

It's quite intimidating photographing another photographer, especially someone I highly respect as a film photographer! Rachel and her family modeled for FIND LA a few weeks ago. Her adorable daughter, Nova, stole all of our hearts. Rachel is expecting a baby boy in a couple of weeks, so it was really nice getting to capture some moments of their family while they are still three. Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0262.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0263.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0264.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0265.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0266.jpg

Mike + Brit :: Orange County Wedding Photographer

Mike and Brit were models for the FIND LA workshop I attended in January. They were gracious enough to model in their wedding attire, everything about their portraits was perfect. The light was incredible -- and how cool do they look? I just love the look of film, it truly captures the colors of the day. Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0257.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0261.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0256.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0258.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0259.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0260.jpg

Traveling Hearts Society :: Joshua Tree Landscape Photographer

I recently went on another Traveling Hearts Society trip. We went to Palm Springs, and had such a blast. These trips are intended to relax, have fun, and bond...all of which we did :) I went on a mini-trip to Joshua Tree with a few of the ladies, and though it was absolutely freeeeeezing, Em and Megan powered through it and modeled. I had never been to Joshua Tree, so it was pretty special driving through it and admiring all of California's natural beauty. I am an avid landscape photographer, and this spot was definitely one of my favorites I've visited, I can't wait to go back...this time when it's not 40 degrees! I shot mostly film, but there are a few digitals mixed in. Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0255.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0250.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0251.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0254.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0253.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0237.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0236.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0252.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0246.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0247.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0243.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0238.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0244.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0248.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0245.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0242.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0239.jpg

For those that don't know...I started my own camera strap line. Cinta is a 100% leather, super comfortable strap line made for use with film and digital cameras. Online store coming this spring. Thank you Megan for modeling for me!

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Stephanie :: Orange County Maternity Photographer

Stephanie is expecting a baby girl next month, so I thought I should blog part of her session. We started indoors and made our way to the beach. It was an unseasonably warm day, so we were able to take some lovely relaxed shots.Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0130.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0131.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0132.jpg

FIND Los Angeles :: Testimonial

As a photographer who recently discovered the wonders of film photography, I wanted to learn from someone who would teach it to me straight. I have done a few mentor sessions with film photographers that I respect and admire, but Jonathan Canlas was the recurring name that popped up as the go-to in the film world. He's a film guru and wrote one of the better books on film I've seen. I read Film Is Not Dead cover to cover and followed Jon Canlas' formspring feed, but still needed the hands on experience. When his LA workshop was announced, I pounced. Never has such an experience made such a huge difference in my life and business. The three days spent with Jonathan, learning, watching, listening, and experiencing all that he has to offer...well that's a once in a lifetime opportunity. This guy is the real deal. There are no egos, just support, and advice and as much information as you want to get out of him. He is literally an open book. I learned more about myself and who I want to be in the photography world in three days, than I knew about myself in the last 5 years. Thank you for helping me uncover my "why," Canlas. I have a ton of images to blog from this workshop, but for now, these two were taken at the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles. Processed at the FIND Lab. Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0222.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0223.jpg

Barndiva Wedding :: Healdsburg Wedding Photographer

Last summer, I had the honor of assisting Meg with her wedding season, and was so lucky to be able to shoot at such amazing venues. Barndiva was definitely one of my favorites! Lauren and Misha's wedding was recently published in 7x7 Magazine's Wedding Issue, Meg totally rocked it. Here are some shots I took throughout the day. I just love all of their details...and not too shabby having the Cal band surprise them at their reception! Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0196.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0197.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0198.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0199.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0200.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0201.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0202.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0203.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0204.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0205.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0206.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0207.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0208.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0209.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0210.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0211.jpg Ariane Moshayedi Photography_0212.jpg