Bee and Sam's Desert Botanical Garden Engagement Session

The Desert Botanical Garden is an Arizona treasure. I love photographing couples and weddings there. It offers so much variety I feel like you could never run out of new things to shoot and see. Bee and Sam made it extra fun. We talked about the beauty of Sedona (where they're getting married), sweat lodges, and other fascinating bits of Western mysticism. Plus, they laughed at my dumb jokes. Always a win for me. 

Here are a few of my favorite photos we captured at their Desert Botanical Garden engagement shoot. 

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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 - hello!) is a wedding photographer hailing from Phoenix, AZ who also travels the country far and wide looking to shoot in fun places with awesome people. Dig it?

Marian and Joe's Arizona Couples Session

Arizona is a place of real beauty. As a kid who moved from Minnesota it took me a long time to get used to the lack of greenery. However, as an adult, I'd put it up against any state in terms of its jaw dropping sights and overall awe inspiring scenery. This is why I love showing it off to people who are visiting. Marian and Joe are from New York and came into town for vacation because they wanted to see what our state had to offer. We talked about cool places to go...and places to get good food. That's another must when one goes anywhere. But at the heart of their session was the places we were. I not only got to show them the beautiful desert, we even took a little tour downtown. 

Here are some of my favorite images we made during their Superstition Mountains and Downtown Phoenix couples 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 an Arizona based wedding photographer who also shoots weddings wherever his awesome clients want. Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mars, you name it. Let's do this. 

Meagan and Drake's Gilbert Engagement Session

Meagan and Drake are as cute as can be. They like to make funny faces with each other. They play video games together. It's all really adorable and they're sweet and it's awesome. We had some fun at her house trying something a little different and incorporating their love of gaming into their session. Expressing yourself is always a big win. After that, we explored downtown Gilbert, which I don't get to often enough. It's a great area and I think we made some awesome pictures together. Up next is their wedding in September!

Here are some of my favorite images from the Gilbert 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!