About Arpit Mehta
BORN & RAISED
My origin story saw its start in the city of Mumbai in July, 1983. Beautiful, colorful, and culturally-diverse, the first fourteen years of my life growing up in the sub-continent of India shaped my aesthetic early on. Additionally, my parents’ wanderlust became native to my own soul as we traveled all over India, Southeast Asia, the U.S., and even Australia at one point.
In the eighth grade, my science class took a field trip to hear from scientists just returning from Antarctica. As they showed slides spanning their trip, I was fascinated by a singular photograph: the aurora australis. What left me breathless was the unbridled wildness of the most majestic natural phenomenon I had never known even existed. When I found a passion for photography a decade later, I approached it with that same kind of reverence that first kindled its fire in me.
A GRAND ROMANCE
Wedding photography has thus far been a nine-year-long journey of self-discovery. In 2008, I started out as an assistant to a local photographer. By the end of the following year, I had traveled as far as Singapore to capture my second destination wedding. Over the years, I have developed and honed my own unique style–hyperrealism–a visual aesthetic where photographs look more like vibrant and lifelike paintings. I take an artisanal approach to my work, capturing the intricately beautiful dance between the couple, the space they occupy, and the light that showers them.
On a gorgeous September day in 2012, I married the partner I sought out my entire life. Taking all I learned through my own wedding season, I continually aim to streamline the process for my couples. Additionally, for the time and effort I have put in to helping build up the wedding and event space, Silicon Valley-based HoneyBook brought me on as their very first Business Coach in Fall 2016. I continue pouring back into the community that has been a tremendous supporter in all that I do.
Rachael & WesleySeptember 2015
“My husband and I loved having Arpit shoot our wedding. He had an attention to detail and presence of mind in the moment to document every part of our day. He was attentive and caring, and everyone has loved our pictures. He truly worked harder than anyone I have ever seen shoot a wedding (and I’ve been a bridesmaid 30 times), so he’s worth every penny.”
Britt & MarkusJune 2015
“My wedding was a very unique, intimate, simple occasion with just my husband and I at the Old Orange County Courthouse, and Arpit did an amazing job. His attention to detail, professional and warm demeanor, and of course his skill and talent behind the camera, made my special day a beautiful memory!”
Alli & DavidSeptember 2013
“When we hired Arpit, we thought our photographer would simply take photos and edit them after, so we were pleasantly surprised when Arpit provided expert advice on wedding planning beforehand and also helped move along various details the day of. We even had our bridal party and family mention that he went above and beyond his role as a photographer, which is what made our wedding day as memorable as was. I would recommend Arpit without reservation to any couple that is looking for a wedding photographer.”
Kimberly & IanFebruary 2012
“We chose Arpit to capture two of the most important moments in our lives–our engagement and our marriage ceremony–and his beautiful imagery helped make both those events unforgettable. We’ll treasure his photos for a lifetime.”
Nicole & CharlieJune 2011
“From the moment you start planning a wedding to the day of, it all goes by so fast. It was such a special (and busy) time in our lives and we needed someone we could trust to capture those memories for us. Fortunately, we had Arpit. From our engagement shoot to our wedding day, he was able to put our minds at ease and provide us with a friendly and professional experience, as well as photos we will always cherish.”
Danielle & ChadOctober 2010
“We are absolutely blown away by our wedding photos. In an otherwise busy and stressful time, Arpit put us at ease with his flexibility and organization. He captured our wedding day beautifully and was a pleasure to work with. When looking at our photos, it is apparent that Arpit has a great talent for capturing such a beloved event. We are so glad we chose him to encapsulate our beautiful day.”
Geneva & ChrisOctober 2010
“On a busy wedding day, Arpit worked with us to capture photographs that will always be with us. He met us at the church before the wedding to walk us through on what to expect, and on the actual day, he was professional, on time, and captured amazing images throughout the event of us and our guests.”
Janene & JonathanJune 2010
“I loved Arpit’s personal approach and jovial guidance as we had various locations we wanted for our wedding photographs. Arpit provided us with gently evocative and confidently reverent photos. He is very approachable and an overall great guy.”
Stephanie & BenJanuary 2010
“Arpit took our wedding photos and did a spectacular job capturing everything. His ability to be in the right place at the right time for special candid shots is where he truly shines. His work exceeded all our hopes and expectations!”
Adelaine & KernAugust 2009
“We are really thankful that Arpit took such beautiful photos. He really captured the joy and love that we all felt that day. Our wedding was so special to us and these photos are a reminder that God’s promises come true.”
I have worked with these creative partners on previous weddings and projects. If you’re still looking to book someone in these areas, look no further. I never accept nor offer commission for any referrals in my network, only building relationships that will truly benefit every couples I partner with.