Based in Vermont, will travel anywhere 

My work

                As versatile as they come.

I've had a camera in my hand for as long as I can remember. From a young age, I'd steal my parent's polaroid camera and make my cats put on fashion shows. To today where I'm wielding three to four cameras running around like a maniac trying to catch every perfect moment. ⁠I have over 20 years of experience as a photographer and I like to think it shows. 
I think one of the things that makes me good at my job is my intense passion for it. I fall in love with every subject. I feel like so much of my work is trying to show everybody how beautiful the world is along with so many of the people living in it. ⁠

Hi! I'm Arielle Thomas!

I'm a wedding and elopement photographer located in Vermont. Servicing New England and beyond. 

I have a literal lifetime of experience documenting my life and the people around me it only makes sense that I fell into wedding photography. The energy is what gives me life. I thrive in chaos. ⁠
I remember when I finally got my first digital camera. I was probably like 14. It was that slidey one Justin Timberlake was showing off all the time. I took that thing with me everywhere. I think those photos are probably buried on one of my old external hard drives I've been dragging around forever. It's so old you have to plug it into a wall to get it running! ⁠
I took a film class my senior year of high school and I had this badass teacher Mr. Z. He was great, and that was the last year that my school had a photo class. They shut it down sadly, but I made out like a bandit because of it. Mr. Z gave me a bunch of film and a camera and we had this master plan to sneak me an enlarger as well, but it got nabbed by the big guys up top before the end of the day. 
I went to a two year school in Ohio of all places which I refer to as a "photo boot camp" where I learned all the ins and outs of photography and all the rules, and lemme tell you, they were sticklers for the 'rules' of photography. I learned them, and the second I graduated I started breaking them and that's where I began to develop my style.

After a short stint in Santa Barbara and then Back to Ohio, I moved to Chicago where I enrolled in Columbia College Chicago where I was hoping to get into fashion photography. I was there for about two years before I dropped out. I was working as a real estate photographer and also the head photographer for a local zine in my neighborhood, Logan Square. 
In 2016 after traveling around the country for about two months with no real direction I landed back in Vermont where I grew up. 
I lived on a horse farm in Westmore and got a job at a Camera Store in Burlington.
Over the next year, I moved to Burlington, left the camera store, and launched my very own photography business.  Of all the wild and crazy stories I've lived, this one has been the craziest thing I ever did, and I couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you.
I currently reside in Montpelier Vermont in a cute little house on a hill in the woods. I love plants and gardening, and try to go swimming and paddle boarding as often as possible.


Arielle made our dream engagement photos come to life! We imagined our engagement photos looking a certain way, but never actually thought someone could create such perfection. She made us feel so comfortable and confident. She picked a perfect location for the look we were going for, and provided us with tons and tons of photos. I fall in love with a new one every day. Would highly recommend!!!


Arielle not only covered the basics of being in time, prepared, getting the photos and delivery of timely photos, she went above and beyond making us feel comfortable and having a BLAST! My family is not one to take pictures of easily and she made everyone feel at ease and enjoyed getting their photo taken. We hired Arielle in Spring 2021 for our backyard elopement and knew we had to hire her for our big friends and family wedding. Can’t wait to find an excuse to hire her again :)

-Maggie P

Arielle took the most beautiful photos of our wedding! Her candids are just gorgeous. She somehow captured the mood of the day so perfectly, I feel like I’m reliving the joy and love and magic every time I look at them. She was also great vibes and made everyone feel immediately comfortable and relaxed. Thank you so much Arielle!

-Caitlin D

Do you want to feel like you’re being photographed by your best friend? Hire Arielle. Do you want a photographer who will make you feel comfortable and settled? Hire Arielle. Someone to bring out some of your best smiles? Hire Arielle. Do you want the best small moments captured in a beautiful and authentic way? I think I’ve made my point.