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There’s something truly magical about capturing love in real-time. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to do a live wedding painting in Cleveland, Ohio, at one of our iconic wedding venues – Windows on the River. Surrounded by ambient light, stunning windows, and loved ones, Emily and Dylan swayed to their first dance, all the […]

Live Wedding Painting

May 29, 2024

Capturing Emily and Dylan’s First Dance: A Live Wedding Painting at Windows on the River

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If you have a session coming up soon but can’t figure out what to wear, no worries! I’m here to help! In this blog you’ll find all sorts of engagement session outfit ideas, tips, different styles, & all sorts of inspiration! [related: Engagement Photos Ideas around Cleveland, Ohio] Before we get into the specifics, let’s […]

Engagements

May 12, 2024

Engagement Session Outfit Ideas & Style Guide

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Hey there love birds!I’m Arastasia.. aka, artsy airy. In this blog I’m going to explain a typical approach I would have for my Live Wedding Painting Services & how I go about handling your special day! In case you’re curious about me though, I would have to summarize my very creative and ambitious heart into […]

Art Ideas, Live Wedding Painting, Wedding Services

April 12, 2024

Cleveland Live Wedding Painting [My Process & Approach]

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Hey there, fellow lovebirds! Today, I’m so excited to share the beautiful adventure of Aubri and CJ’s intimate Gatlinburg Wedding! Picture this: a tight-knit celebration in a stunning cabin perched high above the Smoky Mountains, accurately named “Mansion in the Sky,” of course. Get ready to fall in love with Aubri & Cj’s super unique […]

Wedding Photography

February 6, 2024

Capturing Love Amongst the Smoky Mountains: Aubri and CJ’s Intimate Gatlinburg Wedding

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Hey there, lovers! Today, I’m so excited to share Alexandra and Danny’s unforgettable Old Courthouse wedding in the heart of Cleveland, Ohio. Get ready for a blog filled with heartwarming moments, timeless wedding inspiration, and of course, some really unique editorial wedding photos we were honored enough to photograph. Here’s a little recap of the […]

Wedding Photography

February 6, 2024

Alexandra & Danny’s Old Courthouse Wedding in Cleveland, Ohio

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Hello lovers! I’m so excited to share some of the behind-the-scenes details, beautiful images, and adorable moments from one of my beautiful 2023 weddings. Amber & Trevor said I do in one of my favorite industrial wedding venues in Cleveland – The Lake Erie Building. This venue is filled with natural window light, industrial structures, […]

Wedding Photography

February 6, 2024

Amber and Trevor’s Lake Erie Building Wedding: [An Elegant & Industrial Wedding Venue in Cleveland, OH]

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Hey there, lovers! Arastasia with Arastasia Photography here 🙂 I’m thrilled to take you on a journey through Merissa and Joe’s heartwarming engagement session. From a spontaneous Goodwill treasure hunt…. to a magical sunset picnic. This session was all about capturing their nine-year journey towards love, laughter, and the excitement of becoming engaged. And this […]

Engagements

August 22, 2023

Merissa & Joe’s Dreamy Golden Hour Picnic: Cleveland Engagement Photos Inspo

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Hey there, soon-to-be-wedded lovebirds! Are you searching for an extraordinary and unique wedding experience that will leave your guests in awe? How about something that you can hold onto for years and generations to come? Well, we’ve got just the thing for you—live wedding painting! Picture this: an artist capturing the magic of your special […]

Live Wedding Painting, Wedding Services, Wedding Tips

June 13, 2023

Live Wedding Painting in Cleveland, Ohio, and Beyond: Creating Unforgettable Moments

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A Whimsical and Romantic 78th Street Studios Wedding in Cleveland Ohio: Where Love and Art Collide! Hello lovers! Get ready to dive into the freaking GORGEOUS and absolutely fun day that we had the honor to photograph for Jenna and Kory. In this blog you’ll find Jenna and Kory’s wedding at the oh-so-cool 78th Street […]

Venues, Wedding Photography

June 6, 2023

A Magical 78th Street Studios Wedding – Jenna & Kory’s Highlights

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Hello sunshine! If you’re planning a wedding but feeling overwhelmed with all the questions & what if’s, no worries, I’ve got you friend! I’m an experienced Cleveland wedding photographer, and I’ve been in the game for quite some time now. I’ve created a list of wedding day tips to help your day run smoothly, making […]

Tips and Advice, Wedding Photography, Wedding Tips

May 17, 2023

Wedding Day Tips from Your Cleveland Wedding Photographer

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If you’re planning a wedding or a special event in Cleveland, Ohio, you might be looking for a unique and beautiful location to host your celebration. Barn venues offer a rustic and charming atmosphere that’s perfect for a laid-back and elegant affair. Here are some of the most beautiful barn venues near Cleveland, Ohio: 1. […]

Wedding Photography, Wedding Tips

May 17, 2023

The Most Beautiful Barn Venues Near Cleveland, Ohio

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Hi there! I’m Arastasia, I’m a traveling Live Wedding Painter rooted in Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve been apart of the wedding industry for 10 years now with my wedding photography business! I have a deep passion for embracing my creativity and offering Live Wedding Painting was a beautiful way for me to merge two huge parts […]

Live Wedding Painting, Wedding Services

March 10, 2023

Live Wedding Painter: 5 Reasons To Hire one!

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Hello sunshine! Arastasia & Marah here! We are Cleveland based wedding photographers, and the creative gals behind Arastasia Photography. We’ve created this FAQ guide for any inquiring couples, or couples that have already booked us! Keep reading to learn all about our process and to gain some insight towards working with us! How do payments […]

Engagements, Uncategorized, Wedding Photography, Wedding Videography

February 22, 2023

You’ve booked Arastasia Photography… now what? FAQs inside

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In this guide I share some inspiration for engagement sessions around Cleveland, Ohio!

Engagements

June 28, 2022

Engagement Photos Ideas around Cleveland, Ohio

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Jackie and Butch got married at Meadow Ridge Events with the PERFECT fairytale dream wedding! Check out the photo story below to see the details of their beautiful day! Band: Perfect Choice Bride’s Attire: CLE Bride by Expressions Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie Caterer: Meadow Ridge Events Cake: KB Confections Floral: Blooms by Plantscaping Hair: Updos by […]

Wedding Photography

September 15, 2021

The PERFECT Fairytale Wedding – Jackie and Butch

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Mural at a client’s nursery bedroom in Cleveland, Ohio. Also, check out my mural at Wahlburgers in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. In addition, join my Facebook group that goes hand in hand with the podcast – Passion & Potential Facebook Group Arastasia, Artsy Airy, is a […]

Murals, To Transfer to Arastasia

July 1, 2021

Nursery Mural- Artsy Airy Cleveland Painter and Mural Artist

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Mural at Bombshell Beauty in Euclid, Ohio. Also, check out my mural at Wahlburgers in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. In addition, join my Facebook group that goes hand in hand with the podcast – Passion & Potential Facebook Group Arastasia, Artsy Airy, is a mural artist […]

Murals, To Transfer to Arastasia

July 1, 2021

Bombshell Beauty Mural – Artsy Airy Cleveland Painter and Mural Artist

Arastasia sitting in front of Wildflower mural at bombshell beauty in Euclid, Ohio.
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Say hello to The Cracked Egg’s colorful wall mural and my newest creative project! Fun fact – I told myself painting a mural was on my bucket list, then I was like nah, let’s one up that and make it a 2021 bucket goal list. Hahahah honestly, GO FULL SEND MY FRIENDS. Seriously, we’ve got […]

Murals, To Transfer to Arastasia

July 1, 2021

The Cracked Egg Mural – Artsy Airy Cleveland Painter and Mural Artist

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Mural at Westpark Nutrition in Cleveland, Ohio, painted by Arastasia. Also, check out my mural at Wahlburgers in downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. In addition, join my Facebook group that goes hand in hand with the podcast – Passion & Potential Facebook Group Arastasia, Artsy Airy, is […]

Murals, To Transfer to Arastasia

July 1, 2021

Mural at Westpark Nutrition in Cleveland, Ohio – Artsy Airy

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Mural located in Cleveland, Ohio. https://wahlburgers.com/cleveland Also, check out my recent mural at Westpark Nutrition in Cleveland, Ohio. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more inspiration. In addition, join my Facebook group that goes hand in hand with the podcast – Passion & Potential Facebook Group Arastasia is a mural artist located in […]

Murals, To Transfer to Arastasia

July 1, 2021

Mural at Wahlburgers in Cleveland, Ohio – Artsy Airy

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This is for the adventurous and outdoorsy couples who love nature and want to elope in a national park! Wedding planning can be overwhelming and it can get even more confusing if you want to go a more untraditional route to get married. But don’t worry, if you want to elope in your favorite national […]

Elopement Photography, Tips and Advice

April 6, 2021

How to Elope in a National Park [in 2021-2022]

couple holding hands standing on rocks in desert, joshua tree national park, elopement getting married, wedding day
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Taylor and Danny’s wedding at Intercontinental Cleveland was full of lots of love, smiles, laughs, and of course dancing! They are such a beautiful charismatic couple who are so obviously in love. Keep reading for some of Taylor’s advice on getting married! Wedding at Intercontinental Cleveland Girl’s Getting Ready Taylor was such a gorgeous bride […]

Wedding Photography

October 1, 2020

Taylor and Danny’s Wedding at Intercontinental Cleveland

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Not only are wedding veils the perfect accessory for a bride, they’re also perfect for the photographer! Well not to wear, but to use in the photos! Veils can be used in so many ways to create the perfect magical, or moody, photo. At Arastasia Photography we LOVE to use veils in photos so we […]

Wedding Photography

September 9, 2020

5 Ways To Use Veils In Your Wedding Photos [Tips Included]

bride and groom kissing with wedding veil in foreground
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If you’re looking for industrial wedding venues in Cleveland, Ohio then you’ve come to the right place! Finding the perfect wedding venue for your special day can be difficult! As a wedding photographer, I’ve been to so many wedding venues. I know there are so many beautiful venues in Cleveland, Ohio for you to choose […]

Wedding Photography

September 9, 2020

3 Industrial Wedding Venues in Cleveland [Updated for 2021]

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A Wedding veil are the perfect accessory to add movement and a whimsical effect to wedding photos! *Sometimes* the wind make will create this effect for you but most of the time you’ll have to “create the wind” for the veil as we like to say. The veils really make an amazing atmosphere in a […]

Wedding Photography

September 9, 2020

36 Beautiful Wedding Veil Photos [Tips and Inspiration]

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Industrial Weddings are the perfect way to revitalize an old space! Exposed structural elements can be a great way to contrast the beauty and simplicity of the wedding party looks. Whether your wedding is modern, boho-chic, or rustic – utilizing industrial themed buildings and decor is an absolute timeless and gorgeous way to celebrate your […]

Wedding Photography

September 3, 2020

50+ Beautiful Industrial Wedding Photos [updated for 2021]

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Let me tell you guys about the best birthday gift ever! For my 27th birthday my best friend surprised me with SKYDIVING. And you know how I feel about adventure – ALWAYS say yes to adventure! So you’ll see in the photos that I was absolutely, uncontrollably smiling the entire time. Seriously, I don’t think […]

Passion and Potential Podcast, Travel Photography

July 30, 2020

My Skydiving Experience

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Staying creative is hard, especially when there’s so much going on in the world. I’m a full time artist and I KNOW what it’s like to get into a creative rut! I’ve prepared some of my favorite techniques to help myself get out of that rut. 1. Let go of perfection 2. Create without completion […]

Murals, Tips and Advice

July 29, 2020

7 Tips on How to Stay Creative

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Say Yes to Adventure: “The time I went repelling at Arches National Park”. In 2019, I traveled to the Western United States with a group of photographers. The trip was filled with outstanding landscapes and marvelous scenery. The day we went to the beautiful Arches National Park in Utah we started the adventure hiking through […]

Passion and Potential Podcast, Travel Photography

July 23, 2020

The time I went repelling at Arches National Park | Utah Elopement Photographer

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The big day! Katie and Tim tied the knot at Cleveland Cultural Gardens and celebrated later at Driftwood’s Cibreo in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Their outdoor wedding was blessed with radiant sunshine lighting, beautiful bridesmaids, and handsome groomsmen. Afterwards, the gorgeous couple were all smiles all evening as we traveled to Lake Erie and Playhouse Square […]

Wedding Photography

July 15, 2020

Katie and Tim’s Wedding Pictures at Cleveland Cultural Gardens

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Hey everyone! I’ve created some recommendations on where to buy Virtual Paint Party supplies – especially right now during this Pandemic. Most stores offer 2-day shipping or curbside pickup. If items are sold out IN-STORE, most times you can order online and have it delivered to your home in a few days! Just make sure […]

Murals, Tips and Advice

April 9, 2020

Virtual Paint Party Supplies and Where to Purchase Them From

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“Kyle, When 13 year old met you, I had no clue what was ahead of me. I had no idea how much my life would change or how much I would need you. I didn’t fall in love with you, I walked into love with you. When I have a bad day, I need you. […]

Wedding Photography

April 7, 2020

Kyle and Shelbys Wedding Day at Cleveland Ariel International – Cleveland Wedding Photographer

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March 17th, 2018  Yessss St. Patty’s Day – Scott and Katy tied the knot at St. John Vianney’s church and later celebrated their reception at Pine Ridge! We prayed and prayed for no rain, and the universe was on our side! Ohio blessed us with SO MUCH SUNSHINE and blue skies the day of. It was […]

Wedding Photography

April 7, 2020

Scott and Katy’s Wedding Day at Pine Ridge in Willoughby, Ohio

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Guys. This wedding. Absolutely beautiful. The bridal party was such a blast to work with,the guests had a great time, I had a great time… All in all, it was a PERFECT DAY and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it. On the morning of Nick and Jeanne’s special day, the ladies […]

Wedding Photography

April 7, 2020

Jeanne and Nick’s wedding at Acacia Reservation – Cleveland Wedding Photography

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Saturday, August 25th, Cassie and Shane said I do after three incredible years together. Their wedding was the most breathtaking thing I’ve ever seen and honestly the entire day looked like it belongs in a magazine. They got married at The Mohican Grand Barn in Loudonville, Ohio where stringy lights, gorgeous florals, woods with tall […]

Wedding Photography

April 6, 2020

Shane and Cassie’s Wedding at Mohican Grand Barn – Cleveland Wedding Photographer

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… . Kori & Luke’s Love Story The first date as a married couple

Wedding Videography

March 17, 2020

Kori and Luke’s Love Story

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Josh and Kristyn’s wedding day was at the gorgeous Sunset Cove Bed and Breakfast on June 1st, 2019. The couple, from Ohio, wanted something small and unique so they had it in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the beautiful boho log cabin wedding venue where they tied the knot with an intimate ceremony in front of […]

Elopement Photography, Travel Wedding, Wedding Photography

March 11, 2020

Josh and Kristyn’s Michigan Wedding at Sunset Cove Bed and Breakfast

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Jairus & Isabelle’s Elopement Photography at Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. March 1st, 2019 Sand Dunes National Park – Colorado March 1st, 2019 Arastasia Photography is a travel and elopement photographer specializing in adventurous weddings. We are located out of Cleveland, Ohio but will travel to any destination.

Elopement Photography, Travel Wedding, Wedding Photography

March 11, 2020

Isabelle & Jairus at Sand Dunes, Colorado

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Green Eagle Winery Geneva, Ohio Suzanne asked if we could travel a little bit of ways to go to Green Eagle winery, one of their favorite places. The entire car ride I got to hear their love story, and how this exact winery was actually where Robby proposed, and where they had some of their […]

Engagements

March 10, 2020

Suzanne and Robby’s Engagement Session at Green Eagle Winery- Geneva, Ohio

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Caitlyn and Jacob’s Wedding Photography February 17th, 2019 Citadel, Historic Rice Mill Charleston, South Carolina Caitlyn & Jacobs wedding was held in Charleston, South Carolina at The Citadel and The Historic Rice Mill. Their day was filled with a lot of emotion from loving parents, happy-crying bridesmaids, and hilarious groomsmen that kept me laughing all […]

Travel Wedding, Wedding Photography

March 10, 2020

JACOB AND CAITLYN’S WEDDING AT THE HISTORIC RICE MILL