My name is Aryn Graves (Mangiafico) and I am the owner and creator behind Sojourn Art & Ink! I attended and received a degree in illustration from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia before moving to Houston for a short career in advertising as a graphic designer. It just wasn't for me, but I gained an amazing skill set that I was able to carry over into wedding design.
I married the love of my life in October of 2017! Since then, our lives have a been a whirlwind of changes. My husband Kurtis was a travel physical therapist so we moved about every three months to a new place. Sojourn Art & Ink was born out of a 5th wheel and named after our circumstances. We enjoyed those first few months sojourning in our RV to various parts of the United States... not only popular destinations, but also the little hole in the walls that we may not have had the chance to experience if it weren't for travel PT. I was so blessed to meet new couples from all over the south and create a beautiful network with local photographers and various vendors.
We always knew we wanted to live in the Pacific Northwest, we just didn't realize it would be this soon! Kurtis being the rockstar Physical Therapist he is, landed us a job here in Seattle, Washington... our dream state. Mountains in the distance, crashing waves on rocky shores, temperate weather... we are THRILLED to be here. And I can't wait to meet some local Seattle couples! But wherever you are in the United States, I would be more than happy to work with you.
My baby Tils, Till-Pickle, Manatilly, Tilly Bean (@ms_tilly_thefrenchie on instagram!) is my french bulldog and the love of my life. She became mine in college and Kurtis has had the pleasure of falling in love with her since we started dating back in 2015. She is allergic to life, always has a health issue, but we love her for all that she is (I mean, how could you NOT love that face!!!!!).
Sojourn Art & Ink just celebrated it’s one year anniversary, and although this business is young, I am not an amateur when it comes to assisting my couples envision what their special day will be like. If I have not done something before, I am always up for the challenge and will never give my couples anything but my best. To be honest, I prefer the challenge of creating some new and unique to you.
I want to make it clear that I would be thrilled to work with LGBTQ couples and do not discriminate based on gender, race, religion, or disabilities. I love having the opportunity to work with real HUMAN BEINGS and celebrate what makes them so special and unique in this world. Gay, straight, bi, trans, people of color… I see you and I want you to come as you are.
Wedding photos and film by The Toth's Photo and Film
I so look forward to meeting you! Please feel free to email me or message me on any of my social media platforms with questions or just to chat.