California-based wedding photographer capturing joyful collections of honest love
I'M KAMI ARANT
I whole-heartedly believe in human connection, the sacredness of marriage, and the INSANE joy that comes when you gather all your favorite people into one space to celebrate.
My photography is journalistic in approach, meaning I do less posing and more listening, more looking, and more noticing the subtle and quiet moments that will mean the most in 50 years. I know when to sit back and observe the movement in the room, and I also know when to step in and get 'ish done, all while befriending your parents and dancing with your grandma. And it ALL starts with relationship. When I know the heart of your story and the layers of your love, I’m able to capture you organically and honestly, no muted filters or fake poses.
I consider it the greatest honor to be let into your lives for this short but important season, to cheer you on and help you focus on what truly matters amidst it all. To have this glimpse into your worlds and families, tensions and joys, tears and vows and plans and hopes. It’s sacred ground that you’re inviting me into, and it’s my greatest passion AND my greatest responsibility.
Ultimately, I want to serve you and honor your experiences by photographing the day in a real and authentic, hands-off and heart-open way. That is the most meaningful work I could ever do!
You're just SO EXCITED! Joy is a big component of your relationship, whether you’re traveling the world or watching the Office and eating ice cream. At the end of the day, the most important thing is committing to a lifetime together, and the thought of it makes you stoked beyond belief.
We'll be a great fit if...
get to know me
1. GO-TO MEAL FOR HOSTING FRIENDS:
5. DESCRIBE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE:
joyful, honest, documentary
2. GUILTY PLEASURE:
A. GETTING READY
6. FAVORITE PART OF THE WEDDING:
ugh, cookie dough
A. STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE
B. PRIDE & PREJUDICE
C. ABOUT TIME
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
3. FAVORITE MOVIE:
7. GO-TO KARAOKE SONG
Drift Away by Dobie Gray
4. FAVORITE PLACE IN THE WORLD:
Venice, at dawn
8. FAV TRADER JOE'S ITEM
dark chocolate peanut
LIVING IN SAN CLEMENTE, CA
GREW UP IN GLENDALE, AZ
MARRIED TO ANDY
DOG MOM TO PHOEBE
PROFESSIONAL HYPE-WOMAN (SERIOUSLY)
WAKING UP IN A TENT
MEALS WITH FRIENDS IN THE BACKYARD
LONG HIKES AND EATING SMUSHED PB&J'S AT THE TOP
PHIL COLLINS' DRUM SOLO
I believe in
PAYING ATTENTION TO THE WORLD AROUND ME
THE GRACE OF JESUS
ASKING GOOD & HARD QUESTIONS
THE HOLY POWER OF CHIPS & SALSA