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.

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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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.


Ruby and Cristian's Papago Park Wedding Session

Some of you may not know, filmmaking is what eventually led me to getting into still photography. I took a prerequisite class on it for my film major in college and fell in love. While photography is my full time gig, I’m still in the world of film here locally. I met Cristian through that and was honored when he asked me to photograph him and Ruby. These artists were married in a private wedding ceremony, but still wanted some art to honor the occasion. We talked about pets and films while strolling around Papago Park. Tough to beat that.

The following are some of the best photos we took at their Papago Park wedding 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

Desert weddings are a beautiful thing. Where are you getting married? Let’s talk about your wedding day and make you some great, relaxed art.