Hi, I'm Arika! My husband Tim & I travel the U.S. to provide our couples & clients with emotive, colorful, and detail oriented images. I have been a photographer for many years and officially in business as a wedding photographer for 8 years now. I am very passionate about capturing genuine love and joy between all of our couples! Our style is timeless and true to color so pictures won't look dated when you look back on them in a few years. All wedding collections include 2 photographers, all day coverage & an engagement session. We also recently began offering short wedding films for our couples to add on to any photography collection!
I believe that we are different from other wedding photographers because we want you to feel like friends are capturing your wedding and celebrating with you throughout your best day ever! We offer a unique and perfect balance of professionalism, great photography, with enough organization to help your day flow well and enough of a laid back personality to help keep you calm and centered until it is time to party! We offer our couples a full day of wedding photography coverage no matter which collection they choose, complete creation or help creating the wedding day timeline, an engagement session, and hopefully a forever friendship after!
Genuine, Joyful, Timeless & True to Color
A perfect day for us would be spent with with each other and our pups on an adventure! We love hiking and exploring new places together or are happy with just a trip to the beach. The day couldn't be completely perfect without throwing in some snuggles and chocolate chip cookies too!
"I’m not sure where to even begin with this review. Arika and Tim are an amazing couple who have been so fun to work with and even better to get to know. We wanted a specific personality to shoot our wedding; someone we knew would get along with our families and allow us to not feel so formal like you are on stage the entire day. From the first time my husband and I met Arika we knew she would be perfect for our event. She was easy going, overly friendly, a dog lover, and obviously a very skilled photographer. What we didn’t realize is that we would get a package deal & gain new friends along the way. Arika and her husband Tim are the type of people who can definitely keep the day moving and capture the moments necessary but they still had fun and could enjoy the day with us. Our family and friends loved getting to know them and working with them the entire day. We feel so fortunate that we found them for our wedding day. I would highly recommend using them for any photography needs!"
"Wow! When my husband and I decided to choose Emerald Anchor as our photographer, we had no idea how RIGHT of a choice that was. Arika and Tim continually went above and beyond in every aspect. They were so fun to work with, and 100% genuine. Also, no hidden fees or anything unexpected. Everything is clear, up front, and communicated well! As a bride- the last thing I wanted to do was stress about pictures. When it came to pictures, Arika and Tim were so easy to work with! Arika helped plan our timeline to make sure we could get what we wanted and in a timely manner. Our wedding day was beyond perfect, and Arika and Tim captured every feeling that we felt in such an amazing way! Another reason I would highly recommend Emerald Anchor is that when you book them for your wedding, it comes with complimentary engagement photos! When comparing prices, this was such a money saver. ALSO! Arika and Tim are adventurous and take pictures anywhere you want them. They traveled with us to a farmers market, metro parks (woods, creaks, fields), an alpaca farm, and all over the town we got married. Every picture and place captured a moment in our lives that we will hold on to for a lifetime. Emerald Anchor’s style is about color. Arika is extremely skilled at allowing the beautiful colors to truly 'POP' and make your moment come alive! There are so many wonderful and amazing things I could say about Emerald Anchor and working with Arika and Tim- but the last two things I will highlight are this: This business does not put a time limit on your day. When we were searching for a photographer, many offered 'x' hours before 'x' additional fee for every hour after that. No joke- Arika and Tim captured everything! Our wedding was LONG. They dedicated the entire day to us, from set up to tear down and everything in between- NOT ONCE did either of them complain or slow down in what they were doing. I truly felt beyond blessed as a bride to know I wasn't on a time clock for pictures. Lastly, Emerald Anchor did our videography. Our small request of recording the ceremony, "on a phone or something" turned into a full on video of the entire day, beautifully arranged with music and snippets of each moment as we were asked if we wanted to be guinea pigs for the ability to soon offer videography to their services. Arika and Tim truly go ABOVE AND BEYOND! Every dollar spent is pennies in comparison to what you receive. Their work is truly incredible, and working with them was such a pleasure. I HIGHLY recommend!!!"