I have had the privilege of working with Arna for nearly six years. She has been an integral part of my brand over the years bringing her incredible eye and aesthetic to every shoot. Whether it's a big campaign or some quick social media content, she never ceases to be detail oriented from the light to a hair out of place. She is a joy to work and travel with and has become a close friend in the process. I'm continually inspired and impressed by Arna's talent and can't recommend her enough! 

- Samantha Wennerstrom, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger


steve Hermann design


Arna is a a joy to work with but the real pleasure comes when you receive your photos. Equally talented in both architectural photography and portraits, she is able to communicate the essence of the person and space with ease and grace. Her work is simply gorgeous.

- Steve Hermann, Architectural Designer


kendall conrad design

Arna is a consummate professional who excels in understanding her client’s needs and executing them perfectly. She brings an innate sensitivity to her projects with a discerning eye. On top of that, she is a joy to collaborate with and we always get the job done while having a good time.

- Kendall Conrad, Accessory Brand Designer


jonata winery


Working with Arna was a genuine joy. Beyond her impressive knowledge and skill set, her soulful, intimate approach put us instantly at ease and made us all fast friends. I dare you not to fall in love with Arna and her work. 

- Wayne Kelterer, Private Sales and Hospitality Manager, JONATA and The HILT


Bennett Family Eateries

Bennett Family Eateries (formerly known as Genuine Restaurant Concepts) had the pleasure of working with Arna on several projects throughout the years. At times we were building and creating multiple restaurant concepts simultaneously. As you can imagine, the workload and deadlines were intense at times. Arna's reliability, ability to prioritize and positive attitude were imperative to our success. Arna effortlessly took our vision and made it a reality and her ability to apply her creativity to our operational needs was impressive. We will certainly work with Arna on future developments. 

- John Bennett, Restaurateur and Business Owner


girls rock santa barbara


Arna is as good as it gets. She is an incredibly skilled photographer and videographer. She has a unique ability to connect with her subjects. Her genuine interest in humanity and her own ease creates the ideal backdrop to helping the people around her relax and feel immediately comfortable in front of the camera. Because of this gift, she is able to capture beautiful images reflecting each person’s distinct character, vulnerabilities and realness in a way that sets her apart from other photographers in town. She is extremely reliable, very organized and always comes well prepared. Her creative vision has always far exceeded my expectations and I hope to work with her for many years to come. Highest of recommendations. 

- Jen Baron, Executive Director and Founder of Girls Rock Santa Barbara


robin bisio dance

Arna has an alchemical way of turning our dance and film shoots into pure magic — the experience itself and the results which carry a flame of the mythic. It’s uncanny what an old soul artist she is. She makes the images sing.

- Robin Bisio, Choreographer and Filmmaker 


biltmore wedding


Choosing Arna as our wedding photographer was perhaps the best (outside of marrying my husband of course :) ) decision I made on the day of my wedding. Not only were Arna's photographs absolutely breathtaking, her kind and friendly manner made myself, my bridal party and all of our guests feel so happy and relaxed... I truly can not speak more highly of her and could not recommend anyone better for your next wedding or special event.

- Alice Hampton, Vice President Global Communications, bareMinerals and Shiseido Makeup