Well, I'm Arastasia, but most people call me by a nickname they've formed. These days I get "Artsy Airy" a lot! I am hyper, emotional, empathetic, and my brain is truly a big ball of chaotic creativity (in the best way possible!!) I've been a professional photographer for quite some time now, and in addition to my photo skills, I'm also a painter and mural artist!
 I become friends with all my clients, because I freaking LOVE them and I LOVE people! I truly am a lovely mix of fierce business woman that can chat marketing and strategy all day long combined with a bubbly free spirit who just loves to see people smile and get lost in photography & art.

maternity & newborn photography

wedding & engagement photography

live wedding painting

services i offer

it's so nice to meet you

i'm arastasia, your artsy friend

Now I'm painting wall murals, and i'm obsessed!!

ya girl loves seltzers, black cherry white claw is superior of course. lolol.
Soup is my favorite food, and I've been vegetarian for 15 years now.

ya girl loves seltzers, Soup is my favorite food, and I've been vegetarian for 15 years now.

I'm a Leo... like to a T. (lol)
I definitely am outgoing and extroverted! and I'm always up for an adventure and adding variety into my life!

I love to understand people. I'm constantly listening to podcasts about mental health and psychology, and I can talk to people all day long. In 2021 I started my own podcast, Passion & Potential with a mission to empower other creatives to chase their passions in life and embrace their potential

for my 27th birthday my best friend surprised me with skydiving! it was incredible and I would hands down do it again!
You can read all about it here on my blog!

I started painting by complete accident. My senior year of high school I needed an art credit to graduate, realized I kinda liked it..
Now i'm painting murals, painting weddings live, and creating art content to inspire other artists to pick up a paint brush again!

I'm obsessed with the ocean, and my mermaid heart THRIVES when I get to photograph coastal weddings. A spontaneous road trip to the ocean is something that happens way more often than my mother likes lolol.

fun facts about me

In all of my elementary school journals, my answer to "What do you want to be when you grow up?" was always "a photographer."

I started photography jobs right out of high school, but always knew the goal was to own my own business. In 2014 I quit my marketing job, to finally pursue photography full time.

I did things a little unconventionally, and moved to South Carolina, where I had no connections or biz-owner experience. My passion & drive, mixed with photography skills & artistry, are what fueled my success, and made me the passionate business that I am today.

In 2019 I won Cleveland Scenes "Best Photographer in Cleveland" and cried A LOT of happy tears.

I whole heartedly love my career, and my passion only grows stronger.
Life is good.

2016 - Move back to Cleveland, doing business in SC & Ohio

2011 - Awww... 19 year old me with my first camera

2015 - move to South Carolina. Open my first studio 6 months later.

2021 -  Paint my first wall mural. 

2017 - start getting very niche in my business, and decide to put more focus into wedding & boudoir photography

2012 - working for other photographers, & full time in Marketing

2019 - win "Best Photographer in Cleveland"

Thundercats fixie Williamsburg, photo booth synth vinyl dreamcatcher Wes Anderson cliche. You probably haven’t heard of them.

Single-origin coffee coloring book master cleanse tumblr la croix. Edison bulb plaid iPhone, drinking next level distillery literally pug venmo bushwick. 

the business backstory