Elizabeth and Kinsey's Papago Park Engagement Session

It's always fun for me to be the one who takes the first professional pictures of my couples. I met Elizabeth when doing Alisa and Eric's wedding last year. When she emailed me, Elizabeth joked that she and Kinsey had so few pictures together that she was about to resort to stock photos of a happy, random couple. Instead, at their Papago Park engagement session, we got to spend some time in a desert setting (their favorite) and make some nice pictures other people could use as stock photos of a happy, random couple. This fall, we'll get to add to their catalog with beautiful shots of them in wedding gear in a different desert setting. 

Side note - Elizabeth made the green top she's wearing in the latter photos. Pretty freaking cool. 

What follows are some of my favorite pictures we made at their Phoenix 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

Let this Phoenix based wedding photographer show you that you too can be a gorgeous stock photo couple. Drop me a line and let's get this thing going. 

Alex and Nick's Tempe Engagement Session

Alex and Nick met in high school, dated while together at ASU, and have since relocated to Salt Lake City for Alex's residency. On one of their trips back home for another wedding, we visited their former stomping grounds in Tempe and did their engagement session. These two are playful and loving...and in addition to being open to my weird ideas (see bike rack), they had a couple of their own (see pot). They even showed me a secret garden at ASU I had no idea about! After that, we headed over to Papago Park. I really love this session and can't wait for their wedding...in just about two weeks! 

These pictures are some of my favorite from their pre-wedding session at ASU and Papago. 

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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

I am a Phoenix wedding photographer who would love to try your weird photo ideas and some of my own at a location near you. Contact me and let's make some magic. 

Colleen and Chris' Phoenix Maternity Photos

I've known Chris since I was in the 7th grade and met Colleen when she moved back to Phoenix with him years ago...only I met her through our mutual film industry activities and not because of Chris. I am involved in the local film community here in Phoenix and it turns out Chris met and fell in love with a very talented actress. Colleen is awesome and I see her more now for film related things than I do Chris. However, I love them both. It's always nice seeing either one of them. I couldn't be happier they are having their first baby, a girl, very soon. And if you know them, you know their happy story is a long and very deserving one. I don't do much maternity work so it means a lot ot me Colleen trusted me with taking these photos. It was an honor to document this time in their lives. Congrats, guys!

Here are some of my favorite pictures of this growing, beautiful family. 

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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 (hey that's me!) is normally a wedding photographer who was stepping outside of his comfort zone here. However, he enjoys putting his spin on anything and is happy to talk to you about your maternity, family, pet, headshot, travel, food, or, of course, wedding photography needs. Dude likes to make great images. Say hi and get the ball rolling on yours.