About Us

Photography couple sitting on couch at Southern Love Studio in Austin, TX

Ariel was born in Tijuana, Mexico and was raised between there and San Diego. He moved to the great state of Texas in 2018 after a short time in Mexico City. Ariel picked up the camera at age 13 and turned a hobby into a full-time business. He also loves woodworking, camping, kayaking, and even attended culinary school for a short while. Ariel is always cracking jokes, making clients feel comfortable and at ease; he believes laughter is the best medicine and also makes for better photos!

Olivia was born in Houston, TX and moved to Austin to attend business school at The University of Texas in 2019. She has a passion for helping others and plans to open a nonprofit one day. In the meantime, she loves to cook, watch movies, and manage her husband's photography business!

Ariel and Olivia met at church in 2019. In August of 2021 friendship turned into something more, and after 3 months of dating they knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They planned their wedding in 2.5 months (Yes, 2.5 months. And no, they weren't pregnant). They then hopped on a plane to Budapest for 4 months where Olivia finished her degree. They are now back in Austin where they are continuing to expand their Photography business.

Moody photo of couple holding hands in studio

Gabriel S.

Loved the work and the pictures. Made it easy for us to get amazing family picks!