Behind the Lens
Meet Your Photographer
Hey Homie, My Name Is Aireal!
Thats me/my face in the pic, if you couldn't guess already.
You better get used to seeing it because on your wedding day, I'll become your biggest hype gal, personal assistant, bridal party wrangler, and honorary bestie for the day! 😉
I want nothing more than for you to feel calm and comfortable on your wedding day and I believe a HUGE part of cultivating that environment is getting to know the person you'll be spending most of the day with!
So with that said, I'll share a little about myself here.
I AM A PROUD MEMBER AND SUPPORTER OF THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITy
and love being able to call myself an LGBTQIA+ inclusive wedding photographer in West Virginia. (because let's be honest, there aren't many of us around here...)
Love is love. Same-sex couples are valid as fuck, and I happily illustrate love stories for the gals, gays, and theys.
If those statements offend you for some reason, you can go ahead and leave, because I am not the photographer for you.
WHY I'M THE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOU:
> I've been capturing weddings for 3+ years
> I carry and use two Nikon cameras on wedding days
> I take on a limited number of weddings each year to ensure my clients are getting the best experience possible
> Your wedding date becomes exclusively about you - I'll have no other priorities that day (just in case anything comes up)
> I know how to swap a few heads in photoshop for the perfect family photo
> I love what I do and providing couples with beautiful family heirlooms to pass on to their loved ones
"If a picture can say a thousand words, imagine the stories I can tell with a camera."
Aireal Sage Robbins
These are a few of my favorite
Artists/Bands to listen to:
All Time Low
Arrows in Action
P!ATD (the old stuff)
Royal & the Serpent
Things to do:
Play Skyrim/Fornite/Animal Crossing/Pokemon
Rewatch Shrek, Twilight, and Pitch Perfect For The 100+ Time
Stargaze On A Clear Night
Rollerskate With My Bestie
Walk My Doggo
Explore Hiking Trails
Play Cards Against Humanity
Cuddle On The Couch With My Boyfriend And Cats
Be A Boss Ass Bitch
SHOWS TO WATCH:
Rick and Morty
The Masked Singer
Ginny & Georgia
PLACES TO BE:
Valley Falls State Park
Dolly Sods Wilderness
Coopers Rock State Forest
My Aunts Cabin At Middle Fork
An Empty Field
In The Woods Somewhere
By A Waterfall
MY OWN DAMN HOUSE
Color - Purple (any shade)
Season - Fall
Seasoning - Garlic Salt
Dessert - Ice Cream
Flavor - Watermelon
Scent - Rose Vanilla
Food - Mac and Cheese
Animal - Cat
Store - TJ MAXX/Marshall's
Local Restaurant - J.A.G. Burger Bowery
Visual representations of me, on your wedding day, as told by gifs:
When i go to take my first shot of the day
when no one knows how to pin a boutonnière
WHEN AUNT LINDA PULLS HER PHONE OUT DURING YOUR UNPLUGGED CEREMONY
during your vow exchange
immediately after your ceremony
WHEN IT'S TIME FOR BRIDE & GROOM PORTRAITS
REMINDING YOU TO SHOW OFF YOUR RINGS IN YOUR PORTRAITS
WHEN EVERYONE HITS THE DANCE FLOOR
AS SOON AS I GET HOME at the end of the day
Why I fell in love with being a wedding and elopement photographer
I fell in love with capturing weddings and elopements because they keep me on my toes - every single one is unlike the rest. I get to meet new people, shoot at different wedding venues, and have a completely unique experience at each one.
Wedding and elopement photography also encompasses so many different types of photography that I’m pushed to shoot in all kinds of styles; from detail and flat lay shots to candids and portraits to photojournalistic opportunities.
I also tend to have little control over the light conditions and timing of things throughout the day, and we definitely can’t reschedule if it rains or the sunlight is a little harsher than I’d like, so I’m always being challenged and driven to adapt and work under different conditions to deliver the best images I can to my couples.
Whether you’re going all out or keeping things sweet and simple, you deserve to have your engagement + wedding day illustrated in a way that feels genuine and natural to you. I am dedicated to providing you with beautiful images that you can be proud to display in your home and serve as heirlooms for future generations to cherish.
I would be honored to illustrate your happily ever after from beginning to end!
Based out of Fairmont and proudly capturing couples throughout all of West Virginia and the surrounding states, but willing to travel anywhere and with a passport that's always ready for a new stamp.
want TO KNOW IF WE'LL BE A GOOD FIT?
Just like having the perfect venue, dress, and/or tux, your photographer should also be a perfect fit for you as a couple. they need to be someone who you feel comfortable trusting + inviting into one of the most intimate days of your lives... You will be spending about 80% of your day with them, after all!
I pride myself in being able to cater to all kinds of couples + ensuring that you and your loved ones have beautiful photos and heirlooms to love + cherish for decades to come.
That said, I'm trying to work with couples who:
1.) Are super freaking cool (or at least their friends think so!)
2.) Are incredibly in love with each other + not afraid to show it
3.) Aren't afraid to get a little dirty if it makes for an awesome photo
4.) Resonate with the images found on my website and social media
5.) Understand the value of a photograph + what it can provide
6.) Will be supplying some kind of delicious dessert after dinner
Well, okay, so maybe number 6 isn't that important... but as long as you resonate with the other 5, I am the wedding photographer for you!
What I'm Looking For In A Client...
My goal as your wedding photographer is to create a fun, passionate, and love-filled photography experience that feels authentic to you as a couple. I want our time together to be calm, stress-free, and full of kisses, laughter, and smiles.
Sounds fun and do-able, right?
LET ME KNOW IF WE HAVE ANYTHING IN COMMON!
Have any questions about something I didn't cover? Feel free to reach out and ask me about it. I'll most likely overshare with you.
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