Aaron Kes Photography - Best of 2018

This year I had Arizona weddings or engagements from Tucson to Phoenix to Sedona and more. I went back to California and photographed weddings in Santa Cruz and San Francisco with engagements and other sessions between. Trying to choose my favorite photos from one wedding or session alone is hard enough. Choosing them from an entire year’s worth of weddings and sessions always feels daunting (which is why this is getting published on January 31st). I know I have missed some images that should be in here and I know every day I could have a different favorite photo. So here is just a sample of what I feel were some highlights for the year.

What a year. Truly. 2018 was a great one for me and this business and I can’t thank all of my clients enough for making it so great. I push myself to get better for you all every year, and I think this set of images shows just that. I’m incredibly proud of these photos, and it’s all because of everyone who put their moments with their important love and loved ones in my hands. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Here’s to 2019! I hope it’s amazing for all of you.

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aaron-kes-photography-downtown-phoenix-wedding-session-3.jpg
aaron-kes-photography-papago-park-wedding-2.jpg
family-session-at-gilbert-riparian-preserve-2.jpg
jason-and-tessa-couples-session.jpg
santa-cruz-boardwalk-wedding-photography.jpg
bride-and-groom-candid-walking-moment.jpg
different-pointe-of-view-wedding.jpg
murray-the-greatest-dog-ever.jpg

My Equipment:

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

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

Getting married? Let me put some of your wedding photos in this post next year or the year after. 2019 is going to be a ton of fun and I’d love to be your wedding photographer. Let’s have some fun.


Aaron Kes Photography - Best of 2017

This is the first time I've blogged a "best of" for the year. It turns out, it's incredibly hard. I had an amazing year full of amazing people and creating many images I love...and hopefully they did too! Even on a personal level, it was a big year for me and my wife. We bought a house! (I even kick off the post with a shot of us I took using a tripod and remote) We also had a ton of fun traveling the country and the world with each other and friends.

While there are a lot of engagement sessions and weddings in here, I have included a lot of my family and portrait work as well. I don't get to blog those a lot so I think this is the perfect way to show some of those sessions off. 

2017 was certainly a tough year in the world in many regards, but I am thankful to this year and everyone who made it awesome for me. I photographed many weddings in Phoenix and the valley area, but my clients also took me to gorgeous places in Sedona and even San Francisco. 2018 has a lot to live up to. Cheers to all of you and I hope your year kicks ass!

Here are some of my favorite images I photographed this year. 

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icehouse-wedding-portrait-phoenix-az
wedding-ceremony-heritage-square-phoenix
warehouse-215-phoenix-az-wedding-portraits
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elopement-sedona-az-wedding-photography
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palomar-hotel-wedding-getting-ready-photos
scottsdale-resort-mccormack-ranch-weddings
romantic-photo-desert-botanical-garden-engagement-session
groom-tearing-up-at-icehouse-wedding-phoenix
sun-flare-photo-in-desert
senior-photo-downtown-phoenix
san-francisco-city-hall-weddings-window-photo
salt-river-engagement-session-in-water
heritage-square-phoenix-same-sex-wedding
orpheum-theatre-phoenix-wedding
icehouse-phoenix-wedding-reception
icehouse-phoenix-az-weddings-portraits
superstition-mountains-lost-dutchman-engagement-session
warehouse-215-wedding-reception
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salt-river-engagement-session
warehouse-215-wedding-ceremony-phoenix-arizona
icehouse-wedding-portraits-phoenix-az-dtphx
family-photos
engagement-session-papago-park-dogs
boojum-tree-sparkler-photo-wedding
logan-adorable
adriana-boring-headshots
asu-graduate-senior-photos
engagement-at-dbg-sunset
u-of-a-family-picture
the-croft-phoenix-weddings
roosevelt-row-engagement-dtphx
red-rock-state-park-engagement-session
icehouse-wedding-ceremony-downtown-phoenix-az
window-light-wedding-photography
mary-and-sam-laughing
boojum-tree-wedding-reception-phoenix
sweet-newborn-photography-aaron-kes
awesome-rocking-wedding-guest
sun-flare-engagement-session
brad-wiatr-user-10
red-rock-state-park-engagement-session
guest-having-fun-at-wedding-the-croft
laughs-phoenix-wedding-photography
sweet-family-wedding-photo
ollie-the-trolly-phoenix-wedding-photo
funny-dog-kisses-photo
baker-beach-engagement-session-golden-gate-bridge
fun-wedding-reception-photo
sean-oliver-third-productions
baker-beach-engagement-session-sunset
golden-gate-park-engagement-trees
tj-smiling-portrait
sf-city-hall-wedding-photography
the-croft-wedding-ceremony-phoenix-az
roosevelt-row-phoenix-engagement-session
downtown-phoenix-engagement-session-civic-space-park
hilton-garden-inn-downtown-phoenix-wedding-photography
mae-and-henry
san-francisco-city-hall-wedding-photography
ginger-mother-in-law
icehouse-wedding-ceremony-phoenix-arizona
sneak-attack-kisses-smiles
cute-smiling-engaged
mom-and-husband
grace-lutheran-church-wedding-phoenix
rooftop-engagement-session-phoenix-az
gilbert-engagement-session
beautiful-dress-shot-wedding-details
sweet-kiss-engagement-session
amanda-sister
roosevelt-row-engagement-session-mural
mae-watches-me
child-smiling
statues-dbg-engagement
asu-west-family-session
desert-botanical-garden-wedding-ceremony
superstition-mountains-engagement
mae-laughing
scottsdale-family-session
paradise-valley-country-club-engagement-session-tennis
desert-botanical-garden-wedding-phoenix
video-game-engagement-session-photo
glendale-public-library-engagement-session
kimberly-jeremy-session
golden-gate-park-engagement-session
silly-walrus-engagement-session-photo
star-wars-engagement-session-fun-cosplay
dobbins-point-engagement-session-city
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papago-park-family-session
dbg-engagement-session
downtown-phoenix-engagement-session-kiss
san-francisco-city-hall-wedding-ceremony
papago-park-engagement-session
gilbert-az-family-session
fun-silly-wedding-photo-leaves
downtown-phoenix-engagement-session-westward-ho
aaron-and-murray
light-painting-at-wedding-led-lights

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!