Not just the bippity-boppity-boo, expecto patronum kind, but the kind that exists between two souls who can’t wait to spend the rest of their lives together. 

See, we found each other more than a decade ago (shoutout to!) — and two kids, two fur babies, and 100+ weddings photographed later, we’re still like teenagers in love.

Both of us have a child-like nostalgia for our fondest memories: watching our moms decorate the Christmas tree, building forts with our siblings, the ID tags of pets we’ve lost, and how our grandparents’ homes smelled.

We document our own lives affectionately. Life is fleeting, so we believe you’ve got to hit pause and soak it all in whenever you can.

we believe in magic

Hiee! I’m Arielle and I am a sucker for intimate moments which is why I love to photograph and film the way things FEEL. But I also get it — having your picture taken can feel kiiiinda awkward. (Like, what do I do with my hands?!) That's why it's so important to me that we make a genuine connection: so I can figure out how to evoke your authentic smile and laugh, instead of just telling you to say “cheese”. I take a photojournalistic approach to shooting your wedding, getting up close and personal to capture your raw emotion in every moment so all you’ve got to do is be yourself.

I’m most likely to be spotted wiping my tears between shutter clicks on your big day, because I'm a sucker and still crazy inspired/moved by love. I also love wearing other hats like helping you make logistical decisions or pointing out where the hooks are for your bustle. 

When I’m not behind the camera, I love cooking, playing video games, and doing outdoorsy stuff with the fam. (Our son, Everett, was skiing before his second birthday. Seriously.) I also have a bad habit of watching true crime shows and totally freaking myself out to the point where I can't sleep.


Hey there, I’m Ben and I’m most likely to be spotted climbing a tree to snap an epic photo of your wedding’s natural beauty. While Arielle snaps the intimate close-ups, I’m more of a fly on the wall waiting for the perfect moment to capture the big picture.

I love action-adventure photography and documenting the incredible outdoor settings our couples choose, so scrambling up a boulder in your wedding attire is definitely a possibility (I promise, the photos will be worth it!).

Oh, and before you ask: The accent is Wiscaaaaansin. I grew up in Madison but moved out west to be closer to the mountains. I love camping and skiing with Arielle and the kids, and I’m a classic rock lover — Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd are the tunes playing in my head while I’m cruising down the mountain.


started on

now we're here


Ben & Arielle meet online and go hiking on their first date (yes, we are that Pacific Northwestern kind of couple).


They move in together three months later because YOLO.


The lovebirds get engaged and buy their first home in Washington State.


They’re wed on a mountainside surrounded by friends, family, and copious amounts of booze.


Arielle gives birth twice: to a baby boy and to a boudoir photography biz.


Ben & Arielle combine their love of outdoor adventures & photography and launch PNW Imagery.


As the pandemic turns weddings upside down, Ben & Arielle fall in love with shooting elopements (and welcome their daughter into the world).


After shooting 100+ weddings, PNW Imagery now works with just a handful of couples each season to capture their intimate weddings and elopements.

Wondering what it’d be like to have us photograph your wedding?

We’re both criers and we won’t hesitate to hit the dancefloor with you. We’ll be there to make emergency wardrobe adjustments, wipe the sweat from your brow, remind you to live in the moment, and crack random jokes — and we’ll definitely hug you goodbye when it’s all over.


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