Janell and Luke's Intimate Superstition Mountains Wedding

I’m pretty excited whenever I get to photograph a wedding that includes a dog. Extra excited, and flattered, when asked to shoot a wedding for someone featuring their dog…especially when this person happens to be into photography and already takes amazing pictures of their dog. Janell and Luke are two intrepid souls who moved to Tucson from Wisconsin pretty much for the adventure of it. They spend a lot of time wandering this country of ours taking in the beautiful scenery with their pup, Nessie. Janell takes amazing pictures of Nessie in these breathtaking spots. How appropriate then for Nessie to be featured in their wedding at one of Arizona’s most breathtaking backdrops, the Superstition Mountains. 

Their wedding was intimate, relaxed, and incorporated the cutest little twist on a ring bearer and what that meant. See below for some of the best photos from their wedding at Lost Dutchman State Park.

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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

Whether or not you have a dog at your wedding (you should), I’d love to photograph you and show you how amazing you and your love look. Reach out to me and let’s make some magic.

Emily and Andrew's Scottsdale Desert Engagement Session

Emily and Andrew are getting married next year, have a baby coming this year...and I'm pretty sure just got signed as America's Next Top Models. No? Well they could be. These two looked freaking fantastic in the desert and it probably has to do with their love of being outside. Their ridiculously cute proposal story (Andrew pre-set up video cameras on one of their favorite trails to hike together) is a testament to that. Newish to the valley, these East Coast transplants are fitting right in. 

Here are some of my favorite images we made during their Scottsdale engagement session. 

My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 28mm 1.8Canon 50mm 1.4Canon 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!

Julie and Matt's Arizona Desert Engagement

When your first date involves a trip to Sportsman's, you belong in nature. Such is the case with Julie and Matt. Just another reason this Arizona desert location looks so good on them. I mean, they even make their his and her shotguns look adorable. Er...tough. I meant they look tough with their shotguns. Sorry, Matt. ;) I had a blast hanging out with them at their recent engagement session. We talked a bit more about their wedding, but mostly I got to see how badly a truck out offroads my little Cube. Can't wait to shoot their rustic wedding in April! 

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite shots from their Arizona desert engagement session. 

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My Equipment:

Shot with: Canon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 50mm 1.4Canon 135 2.0LCanon 28mm 1.8

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!