Welcome to Arwen's Mercantile!
Here is a connection to a little slice of Happiness for You.
My goal is to capture heartwarming moments through photography, and offer locally made, feel good treasures that make the heart sing.  
Being a musician and lover of art myself, I am thrilled to support the arts by carrying independent Music recordings ... both vinyl and CD, and independent Art.
email me at arwensmercantile@gmail.com to book a photo session, set up a shopping appointment, or for business hours for my store in Solvang.

Now Offering Private French Lessons!
French Lessons taught by Corin Lewis
Corin holds a BA in French from Mills College, and an MA in French from UC Irvine.  Corin specializes in French Language Instruction, as well as cultural, historical, and literary heritage of France.
Lessons available by appointment at two rates:
Single 1 hour lesson for $60
Group of Three 1 hour lessons for $150
to inquire, email:


Portrait Session ~ $95 ~ Location is Client's Choice ~ Usually sessions last about an hour to an hour and 1/2, and we end up with 30+ fabulous photographs (though this is not limited to 30).  Feel free to bring the whole family, a friend, or book a solo session just for you. 
*Our time frame is flexible, with no extra charge if we exceed 1 and 1/2 hours, and it is also possible to choose more than one location for a single shoot.

Expect to receive edited digital images within 1 week of your photo shoot.
A $25 travel fee is added to sessions located more than 50 miles from the 
Santa Ynez Valley.