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For as long as I can remember, I’ve felt most at home when I was creating art. I fell in love with photography when I realized I could create art out of the moments that were already happening around me. When I was 13, I started bringing my little point-and-shoot camera to concerts and snapping photos of my favorite emo bands (it’s definitely not a phase). It sounds kind of silly, I know, but that was how I discovered how much I loved capturing people in their element. 

Fast forward a bit...I've now been proudly and enthusiastically been working as a professional photographer for nearly five years. I graduated with my BFA in photography in 2018, and since then, I've had the pleasure of planning and shooting hundreds of creative, empowering portrait sessions for people from all walks of life. I've also gotten to photograph many gorgeous weddings all over New England. Being a Rhode Island wedding photographer with a formal education, I've developed a very authentic and photojournalistic style, and have applied those skills to capturing the love stories of modern, creative, quirky, fun-loving couples who share my passion for art. 
If you love expressing your personality in creative ways (tattoos, anyone?), or find my cat Moo (pictured below) even half as adorable as I do, we might just be the perfect fit for each other. Now, go check out my portfolio and see the kind of images I want to create for YOU!

Hi, I'm Ari!

Your creative Rhode island Wedding & boudoir Photographer

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I'm a huge animal lover - always have been and always will be! Pet-wise, I'm a cat person (that's Moo, one of my fur babies, in the photo to the left!), but I love dogs as well, and will *always* encourage my couples to bring their pups along to their engagement session. 


That's me & my sister, Jess - we come from a huge Italian family, so I'm used to being surrounded by lots of people! The ones I hold dearest to me are the most important part of my life.

My friends & Family

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When I'm not taking photos, you can most likely find me singing. Well, I mean, I totally sing while I'm taking photos too, but I'm also a vocalist in a local rock band!


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My Favorite Things

"Ari was absolutely amazing. From the first phone conversation to our actual shoot and viewing session she made me feel comfortable and is truly a skilled professional! Her turn around times were amazing and she worked with me to meet my deadline! From posing and capturing images she made sure I was having fun, comfortable and truly made this experience one to remember! I would highly recommend her in any capacity for photography!"
- Carissa

providence, rhode island

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"Beautiful quality photos! Ari’s photos are creative, high quality and very reasonable!"
- Abby & Kevin

westport, massachusetts

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"I've worked with Ariana twice already & have enjoyed it so much! She's an amazing photographer, very professional, the best hype woman & has a super bubbly personality. She just recently did a photo shoot of my boyfriend and me for my birthday and I was in awe, as always. The pictures came out amazing & I couldn't be happier! I can't wait to work with her again! ❤️"
- Krissy

warwick, rhode island

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"Ari is absolutely incredible! I’ve done multiple shoots with her and was so happy with every one. She’s so easy and fun to work with and she is so skilled at what she does."
- Katrina

westport, massachusetts

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"My experience with Ari was awesome! She shot my wedding and did family portraits for us as well. She is patient and very friendly. She listens to what you want and is never in a rush!! Overall she's great!"
- Bethany

bristol, ri

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I had such an amazing experience with Ari of Vivid Instincts Photography!! She made everything feel so natural and beautiful. I'm in love with all my photos and my whole experience overall!! I would 1000% recommend Ari to anyone who asked me about doing a boudoir shoot or any of her awesome sessions that she offers!!
- Haylee

Providence, ri

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