But after years as a destination wedding photographer, I’ve found that wedding photos tell the greatest story of all: your unmatched love. It’s why I’ve photographed weddings for the past 10 years. There’s nothing I’m more passionate about than the rhythm of a beautifully planned wedding, the emotion of it all, the energy of a day so filled with love & infectious with joy.

Your day is completely unique, not like anyone else’s. I believe in taking care of you and providing you with an organized but totally fun process you can trust so you feel 100% confident that everything, from your first look to those spontaneous moments that take you by surprise, are fully, completely captured. I will guide you towards the best photos and make sure your wedding day moments unfold naturally and beautifully. You’re in the presence of a trusted friend. All you have to do is have fun & get married. I’ll handle the rest. 

Isn’t it funny how our adult lives often parallel our childhoods? Before I photographed hundreds of weddings and portraits, my love for photography began in a middle school darkroom where I learned exactly how to transform the impression of an image into a full-blown photograph just by mixing chemicals on paper. Capturing everything from pets to nature, camera in hand, was my happy place. I won awards for my photographs and even captured images for the school yearbook. 

Somehow, I had it in my mind that I would major in interior design in college. But photography always called me back. So I ditched plan B and received my BFA degree in Photography & Business Marketing from the University of North Texas. 

In school, I was discouraged from pursuing wedding photography in favor of fine art. 


I’M ARIANA RUEHLE, A DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER DEDICATED TO PRESERVING 
YOUR CHERISHED MOMENTS.

Hi Y’all!

How romantic is that?! We were married in a beautiful white barn on April 30, 2016.

I MET MY HUSBAND AT A DOG PARK.

I guess you could say I’m a dog person 🤷‍♀️. We foster dogs, and that’s a big part of our life. Don’t ask me to choose a favorite!


WE HAVE 5 DOGS.

You can create just about anything. I love the flashy cocktails but you’ll find me sipping an old fashioned in my free time. Drinks bring people together to celebrate life’s most joyful occasions. Have one with me, why dontcha?

I (REALLY) LIKE COCKTAILS.

I use digital to capture my weddings but film cameras will always have their hold on me!


I HAVE A GROWING VINTAGE CAMERA COLLECTION

From venues to wedding planners to florists, I can recommend whoever you’re still looking for to round out your vendor team.

I RUN & MANAGE THE DENTON EVENT PROFESSIONALS GROUP.

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Let's Get To Know Each Other

Fun facts

CYLIE BOWERY

Cylie has been with Ariana Nicole Photography since 2016. She’s a great hype-girl and photography confidant. When she’s not with her family of 6, she’s an HR director at a liquid catering company. YES, she can hook you up with an open bar at weddings. ;) 


Meet The Photo Dream Team

JUSTIN MILLER

Justin has been with Ariana Nicole Photography since 2020. He specializes in second shooting weddings, and assisting with lighting. Justin is also a personal trainer, Golf fitness instructor, and natution specialist. 


DISCOVER WEDDING COLLECTIONS

My style is fun, personable, and quietly unobtrusive, resulting in photographs that naturally reveal your truest personality so you never have to wonder what your photographs will turn out like. It’s time to skip the stress of deciding how many hours your wedding photographer should be there, what in the world a first look is, or where to take your engagement photos. I’ll help you discover the details that push your wedding over the top and make it the best day ever. 


I capture unguarded moments, fleeting instants, and emotive, connected memories that radiate with the love & happiness you feel.

My Philosophy