Jacque and Dan's Desert Botanical Garden Wedding

Jacque and Dan came back to their home state of Arizona and celebrated at one of the state's loveliest of places, in my opinion. The Desert Botanical Garden is a beautiful place for a wedding and really fun for a photographer to shoot.  Fun was kinda the theme of the wedding for me. Dan's sense of humor, Jacque's easygoing nature, hilarious speeches, delicious food, wedding planners who finished each other's sentences, and some nighttime photo fun with the couple and my 2nd photographer made for a great time.

Here are some of my favorite images we made at their Desert Botanical Garden wedding in Phoenix. 

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The Team

2nd Photographer: Erin Evangeline  | Planner: Meant2Be Events | Florals: Wild Child Florals

Makeup: Mary Fennello | Hair: Alyssa Wells | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals 

Band: Snake Eyes Band | Catering: Fresh From the Kitchen | Transportation: Arrive in Style

Accommodations: Camelback Inn | Favors: A Bakeshop

My Equipment: 

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

Aaron Kes (me!) is a Phoenix wedding photographer who also shoots weddings in Scottsdale, Tempe, the United States of America, and Earth. Seriously, I love to travel to shoot and do so often. Let's have some fun!

Erin and Brennan's Downtown Phoenix Wedding at the Croft

This Phoenix wedding featured some of the strongest family connections I've ever seen. All day you could feel the care from both families as they celebrated and showered these two with love. Strong bonds are a part of both of them. So, it's little surprise that these high school sweethearts, who adorably met at camp, were able to date through those teenage years from a couple hours apart. Now living in Tempe together, I'm sure you won't see them apart for long again. 

Here are some of my favorite images from their wedding at the Croft Downtown

p.s. In a whirlwind summer, I realized I forgot to post their engagement session, and it was a fantastic one. Look out for that soon enough as well. 

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2nd Photographer: Lauren Hansen

My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

Aaron Kes (me!) is a Phoenix wedding photographer who also shoots weddings in Scottsdale, Tempe, the United States of America, and Earth. Seriously, I love to travel to shoot and do so often. Let's have some fun!

 

 

 

Mona and Kasey's San Francisco Engagement Session

This engagement session took Mona, Kasey, and me to Presidio of San Francisco as well as Baker Beach. Both a part of our National Park Service, which, in my opinion, is one of the greatest things we've done as a country. For Bay Area residents, having the Golden Gate Recreation Area and everything it has to offer right there at their fingertips, has to be an amazing thing. Hashtag blessed.  

I could nerd out on my love for these parks all day. Another thing I could nerd out on is how fun and awesome Mona and Kasey were. "Mr. and Mrs. Potatohead", as they call each other, don't take themselves too seriously, but seriously love each other. We had fun while they played tug of war, made silly faces, and we drove around while they gave me incredible local food recommendations. Food and national parks. Two beautiful things shared with two beautiful people. 

These are some of my favorite pictures from their San Francisco engagement session. 

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My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

Aaron Kes (me!) is a Phoenix wedding photographer who also shoots weddings in Scottsdale, Tempe, the United States of America, and Earth. Seriously, I love to travel to shoot and do so often. Let's have some fun!