kickin' it with the cool kids who had
nowhere to sit at lunch and started taking
over the world, one lunch table at a time.

It was a magical year - 2010 - this introvert had stepped out of her shell freshman year at SUNY Cortland, made a few friends, (plummeted her GPA), and took some really terrible photos. I called the Facebook album "match.com." I started falling in love with that borrowed Canon Rebel and soon got my own. I'd been bit with the photo bug for good.

the year a friend let me borrow her camera & I took terrible photos...

2010

INFINITY AND BEYOND

THE EXPANSION

THE LEAP

THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

the spark

I started out as an Early Elementary Education major (mostly because my mom is one of the best teachers out there), but halfway through the program, I felt pulled in another direction. I assumed switching my major to English was a huge mistake, but I wanted to spend time cultivating a culture in our on-campus ministry, bribing my friends to model, and write for the sake of writing. Cue the quarter-life crisis and subsequent meltdowns.

the year I graduated with an English degree & no idea what I wanted to do...

2013

INFINITY AND BEYOND

THE EXPANSION

THE LEAP

THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

the spark

I moved away from my family, friends, community, and comfort zone in Cazenovia, New York to the lone land of Ohio and three months later decided to start my photography business. It was a weird season of change and I think the constant shift gave me a reason to shake things up. I made it public - Ariel Kuhn Photography - December 1st and from then on, I was photographing anything and everyone.

the year I dared to make a Facebook page & reserve the domain...

2014

INFINITY AND BEYOND

THE EXPANSION

THE LEAP

THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

THE BEGINNING

I had seen friends starting their own businesses not knowing what to do next and I wanted to help. But, UGH, the timing. After months preparing for my own rebrand to offer branding alongside photography, 2020 hit. Like, the same week. I launched anyway and realized with all the businesses budding from home, I wanted the process, team, and intentionality in place to jump in and serve where I could. That year, I was able to work with a handful of small business owners looking to launch and it lit me up.

the year the world shut down the same week I launched something new...

2020

INFINITY AND BEYOND

THE EXPANSION

THE LEAP

THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

THE BEGINNING

For friends? It’s photos of your season. For small business owners? It’s a simple, streamlined process to get your online presence up, running, and feeling like home. I never imagined calling myself a photographer, using my English degree to write copy for entrepreneurs, or encouraging the cool kids brave enough to start a business. But it all connects somehow and however it connects for you is what I want to hear, see, capture, and share. 

the years of refinement, reach, growth, & connection...

2022+

INFINITY AND BEYOND

THE EXPANSION

THE LEAP

THE QUARTER-LIFE CRISIS

THE BEGINNING

personal

I'm much more of a Gilmore Girls, comfy couch, Jeni's ice cream, Netflix movie, snuggle with a cozy blanket on a Friday night type of girl. So, welcome to this space and meet the other humans in it.

Jon and I got married a bunch of years ago - he works in education while re-upping his ninja certification. Lana is the bunny-obsessed, spunky big sister to Harper who’s suddenly decided to join the rank of extroverts in the Kuhn clan. Caspian is loud and loving, sweet to the girls since day one. These are a few of my best reasons for building this business and I'm grateful you're here.

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