My name is Aaron and I'm a photographer.
When I was growing up in Portland, Oregon my father had a grey metal cabinet in the basement full of cameras; everything from an 8x10 view camera to a Leica IIIf to a Bolex 16mm film camera.
And he had a darkroom set up in the old fruit cellar.
One of the first lessons he gave me was using the view camera at a local park.
An 8x10 view camera is the type where you put a big cloth over your head and you can see the image projected on a large piece of glass, upside down.
So pretty magical.
I was hooked.
From that point on I started carrying his Nikon kit around and shooting my friends skateboarding and whatever.
Fast forward to 2017 and I've been a professional photographer for twenty-two years, the last seven of which I've been based in SW England.
And loving it!
In the short time I've been here I've already had the chance to work with some of the region's best known businesses and personalities including
- The Arnolfini Gallery
- SS Great Britain
- Brownsword Hotels
- Tasburgh House Hotel
- Richard Bertinet
- and Kevin McCloud
I've always embraced the latest advances in my field and I love the exciting new image making potential of digital technology.
Professional digital cameras can now be used to create cinematic quality video footage and also to produce immersive virtual tours.
My approach remains the same when shooting all of those formats - arrive equipped to create the highest quality images, pay close attention to the details, and look for the most engaging composition.
Once I return from an assignment the shoot is uploaded to an online proofing album.
Clients are then invited to give star ratings and add comments to the images.
Post-processing is informed by my years in the black and white darkroom, I look to create something unique and special from every selected image.
The final results are then delivered via the one-click download function of this PhotoDeck website.
My approach to weddings is to be as unobtrusive as possible. Most of the time you'll probably forget I'm there. I like to simply photograph the events of the day as they happen, without stopping the action to ask people to 'say cheese' or direct them in any way.
The only exception to that is the brief time we might spend getting some shots of the bride and the bride and groom together in natural settings around the venue, and any group shots you might want to get.
I'd love to sit down with a coffee and discuss how I might be able to help you with some stylish photos, please don't hesitate to call me - mobile 07583 411 876