Kia ora! I’m Ariana - and that handsome human in the photo with me above is my cute-as-heck husband, Tim.
For as long as we have been together we have documented our life in photographic form. It's one of the things we are most thankful for and will continue doing for as long as we are able. Having the ability to be able to relive our favourite moments through the images we've captured throughout the years is something we will never take for granted!
In early 2018, we relocated from Dunedin/Otago to Nelson, New Zealand and with that move came a change for us and our business. After operating as a husband-wife photography duo for several years, a new season in our life and a new city was the perfect time for us to take a step back and re-evaluate our goals, both personally and for our business. We made the decision for Tim to step back from being a primary photographer for this current season of our lives, and he now takes on the role of being the behind-the-scenes man. Ari has always been our primary photographer, but now she’s totally rockin’ it solo!
So, why keep the name Timothy & Ariana, we hear you ask?
Well, to put it as simply as possible… we’re still us! Although the roles we hold in the business now look ever so slightly different than before, we love the journey that we have been on together building our name into what it is today, and who knows - Tim may want to jump behind the camera again in the future. We have tossed up the idea of doing a complete rebrand, but we want to leave the doors open for now and just see where life takes us and this wee business of ours.
I (Ariana) am so, so passionate about creating and preserving memories and feel so honoured that people have chosen me (and continue to choose me) to be the one they let in to capture their most intimate moments. Seriously, the buzz I get from photographing love between humans never gets old! My style is journalistic and organic, and I'll take an authentic, natural moment over a staged photo any day. My goal is always to capture you, as YOU. The laughs, the tears, the crazy and the wild!
I love building relationships so would love to meet you for a coffee and have a chat (or a Skype!) about what you are wanting to capture, so send me a message via my enquiry form and let’s do this thing!
T and A x
Ariana is the face of the business - our primary photographer and chief editor. Ariana has been behind the camera for over 8 years, capturing everything from weddings to family portraits, music festivals to product photography. Her commercial work has been published both nationally and internationally, through commissioned work and also through her position as a digital influencer. Alongside this real-life, industry experience, Ariana has also completed a Diploma in Digital Photography (2013).
Tim is the behind the scenes business master-mind whizz and Ari’s right hand man. Although you won’t see him too much out and about these days, he still remains a very important part of the team. Tim's passion for photography was sparked after seeing Ari’s love for her craft and the desire to create together (for ourselves and for our own memories) quickly grew into a passion that stood on it's own.