The Kretz Family

Colin has been a friend of mine since grade school.  We grew up together, played in a band together, and generally had good fun as kids do.  While we haven't seen much of each other in adulthood, it was nice to catch up with him and his growing family during this little session for their new daughter.


 
It was a pleasure to work with Aaron on our new baby photos. His beautiful work speaks for itself, and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
— Colin & Lisa
 

Being a parent of 2 now myself, I always find things to be a challenge.  Its hard to strike a good balance between time with the kids, and getting my work done.  Sometime's I feel 99% of my time is spent with them... I cant imagine having 3!


Steacy & Joe

This was a great way to wrap up the year.  After a short Skype conversation, I I knew Steacy and Joe were going to be great to work with.  They're both very easy going, never seeming to take anything too seriously.   Joe and I do similar work (when I'm not photoing I do visual effects and animation), and when we had the usual meeting to take care of the contract earlier this year, Joe and I probably spent just as much time talking computers, software, and rendering, as we did talking about the wedding day.

They definitely planned some fun and unique things for this Halloween themed wedding.  There were masks, piñata, and a giant dancing LED robot man... JBOT!   Alot was jammed into the day, and it seemed to go by super fast, as usual.

So, while it was a bit cool outside, we lucked out with sun in the afternoon, and some nice overcast light in the evening for our quick walk around downtown.  All in all it was a great day, and it was lots of fun spending the day with these two.  Here are a few of my favorite shots...

 


Halloween '16

Its now getting to be a tradition that at this time of year we take my son to the little pumpkin farm and get a picture of him in the same spot, inside the wooden train.  Though, this year it wasn't just him, it was also his sister and his cousin.   The weather wasn't the best, cold and rainy all day, but the kids still enjoyed visiting the farm and seeing the animals for a short while.  I know I don't post as much personal family stuff as I used to.  Its hard to find time to shoot and edit my own shots when most of my time is spent doing photography for other people, but I thought it was important to keep this tradition going.


Melissa & Dan

Melissa is an old family friend.  My parents and her parents were friends, and I've know her basically since she was born.  Her parents are also my god-parents.  One family was always visiting the other, and between her sister and my sister, we were always playing together growing up.  When she announced her engagement to Dan last year, I said I would be happy to shoot for them.  We did an engagement shoot last fall, which you can see here.

It was great to be able to get both our families together again on the wedding day.  While we don't get together as often as when we were young, our families do still occasionally get together.  So, while I was officially "working", it was nice to have my whole family there too, to actually see what I do at weddings finally.  During the reception, my son was constantly running up to me and hugging my leg, and then running around on the dance floor with the other kids.  He had a blast!

The day seemed to go by very quick, as most do.  As always, the Grande Olympia is a very nice reception hall, and the garden for the wedding was completely new to me as I'd never noticed it there before.  We were treated to great weather, despite the fact we are getting a bit late in the season.  Here are a few of my favs from the day...