the story of shotsbyarielle
Working in front of the camera or operating behind it, cameras have been apart of my life ever since I was young. I got my first flip camera when i was 7 years old, making home documentaries for christmas presents and youtube. I started photography a couple years later then slowly segued into working in front of the camera. At 11 years old, I began dancing professionally appearing in commercials for Kidz Bop and dancing in Debbie Allen's Brothers of a Knight. A few years later, I picked up my first professional camera and began my journey with photography, officially starting Shots by Arielle in 2018 after having the idea for it in 2016.
Since then i've had the opportunity to be featured in ID-Vice's article 5 Teens Tell Us What They Think About Mental Health Days in School and work with companies like Break the Floor Productions and apollo performance wear. I still love keeping in touch with my dance roots and blending my love of creative exploration with photography.
Today photography stands alongside my other passions like teaching dance, choreographing, media advocacy, and volunteering. You can follow me on my instagram @shotsbyarielle for more of my journey through this world!