It is not everyday that one gets to photograph actual royalty. Yes, you read it correctly - that is Prince Yoel of Ethiopia - a direct descendent of Haile Selassie. There is a very strong possibility that you read about these two since they met in a DC nightclub and Yoel knew that Ariana was it even if she wasn't fully convinced in that moment :)
In a twist of fate, Ariana found me and I was lucky to be able to photograph all of the special events leading up to their lavish and beautiful wedding and the party the day after. It's not often that I get to spend much time with my couples in the days preceding their wedding but the excitement and buzz in the air is palpable and so nice to experience.