california — beyond

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This is your day. Your people. Your moments. And when it’s all said and done, I want you to have more than just memories. Photos are your connection to those moments and your legacy to share. They’re a tangible way to hold onto the feelings you cherish most.

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I know that choosing someone to capture your most precious moments and milestones is no small task. But if you’re choosing to capture this moment in your life, it’s worth investing in photos that you’ll look back on in 20 years and say “damn, that’s exactly how it felt.” If you’re looking for a deal on photography, you probably won’t value what I offer, and that’s okay, I am not for everyone. But these photos are what you will get to take with you.

When you consider me as your wedding photographer, I know you’re giving me trust and love and that means the world! You’re not just buying photos to share on social media, you’re investing in something future you will love having to share.

to be passed down

an heirloom, a legacy

Chanel + Brandon

"My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Aaren for our engagement shoot and there are no words to describe how magical the whole experience was. Aaren was welcoming, easy-going and fun, all the while giving us direction that helped create the most INSANE and CREATIVE photos."

Kai + Brooke

"We are so happy we get to relive the day again and have looked through them over and over. You did such a good job capturing everything that was going on that day! It's so fun to see all the parts I didn't get to see or was too overwhelmed to notice."

Hayley + Cole

Aaren somehow captured my husband and I's personality in her photos perfectly-- when I saw our engagement photos I was truly overwhelmed with how amazing they turned out. Our wedding photos brought that to a whole other level. Aaren even scaled a fence to get the perfect shot. She really is magical, and truly one of the most kind hearted people I have ever met. My #1 compliment from my wedding guests about my vendors was how professional and sweet Aaren was-- and it was no surprise. I highly highly recommend Aaren!!

A day rooted in joy, presentness, and the joining of two hearts in love. By far one of the most special days of your life if I had to guess, right? I know there is so much planning that goes into this day, and that makes being front and center to honest moments unfolding one of the most valuable aspects of my job.

Let’s photograph the realness of you being you in all your raw and silly moments, and the people dearest to you, so that you can simply experience the day as it’s intended, and then relive it for years to come. 

Local Weddings Starting at $5000

weddings

So the stars don't align when you try to plan a traditional wedding. But there is nothing more "you" than handwritten vows read off of menus and a chic suit to boot. Why resist what feels right? Whether you decide to elope at the courthouse, in your parent's backyard, or on a cliff with the wind in your hair, your story deserves to be told. I promise giving yourself the experience of an intimate elopement will be one of the most valuable gifts you can give each other.

I offer a variety of elopement collections as well as custom quotes to give you the peace of mind that your day will feel like you and that you have someone there to cover all the little moments, so you don't have to go without!

Local Elopements Start at $2300

elopements

Whether you're engaged, coming through a milestone, or want photos that show off the cool and amazing couple you are, your love deserves tangible memories to hold onto forever to look back on for years to come.

I live for these sessions and all the sweet time I get to be with you and your boo (and my camera) creating in a meaningful way. If filling a morning or afternoon with romantic light-filled moments is what you're looking for, then you've come to the right place.

Starting at $650

couples in love

This is for you if you're expecting your first baby, just welcomed a new one, or "just because". Let's embrace the stage of life you're in, show self-love and express your personality whatever way feels best. 

These sessions are curated for mother figures (and your plus ones) who want to collaborate on something more real. If you're looking to just take a few photos standing smiling at the camera, this may not be for you. When you're with me, I will provide a space to be bold, creative, and to highlight your femininity at all stages. Whether you're letting that bump show off, going for a dip, or want to feel empowered feeding your newborn in your underwear. I'll help guide you as needed, to let you feel like your most beautiful and bad-ass self!


Starting at $600

portrait sessions

ready to get started?

I can’t wait to let you and the love of your life have the fully edited, full-hearted moments of your day to live in again and again. There is no greater feeling than hitting the send button and delivering the gift that will last for years to come and always bring you back to the feeling of this special time! 

relive it

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Your wedding (or shoot) day is going to be so special and I’ll be there to hold your hand- or your dress, or your drink- and cheer you on with friendly support. You have put so much into getting to this point and deserve to dance all night!!

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Together we will collaborate on all your ideas and questions so we’re on the same page for your unique wedding vision. In the two months before, I’ll help build a timeline centered around keeping the day stress free and share all my knowledge to prepare you with tips and ideas to keep the day flowing smoothly.

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If we feel we’re a perfect fit, I’ll send over a contract and invoice to reserve your date. A signed contract and 30% non-refundable deposit is required to seal the deal, that’s it! The remainder isn’t due till the month before your wedding. 

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Once I receive your inquiry, I’ll check that I’m still available and get back to you within three business days to set up a phone call or video chat. I find that in order to serve my couples best, there needs to be a mutual connection when getting to know each other, so connecting beforehand is a must! 

Connect

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Head to the form on my contact page and tell me all the things about you, your fiancé and any details you can share about your wedding celebrations! 

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my process

Fill out my contact form here. We’ll set up a Facetime to chat over any questions and sure we’re the right fit. Then I’ll send over a contact and invoice to make it official. All sessions require a signed digital contract and 30% deposit to reserve the date.

How do we book you?

Absolutely! Travel is such an exciting part of my job and I’m always honored at the opportunity to capture love in a place that’s meaningful to you. Make sure to note your travel plans in your initial inquiry (if you know them already) and any important details I should know so that I can provide a custom quote based on your destination and wedding vision.

Do you travel?

I include all travel fees with the total package cost that covers my travel expenses, so you don’t have to worry about any hidden costs or fixing canceled/changed flights for me later. I’ll take care of everything!

How do travel expenses work?

You will receive all of your edited images through a personal link to an online gallery within 8-12 weeks of your wedding date. Photos come in hi-resolution and can be instantly downloaded and shared to any device and printed through your gallery directly. 

Couples and maternity sessions are returned within 4-6 weeks of your shoot date.

How will we receive our photos?

Aside from my normal editing to smooth minor blemishes, I don’t make any changes to permanent parts of a photo or what makes you look like you. If there is something you think I should know to photograph you better, I will always be mindful and considerate of insecurities so please tell me. However, if hyper smooth- looking everything is what you’re looking for, I may not be the right fit for you.

Can you photoshop us?

No. I don’t provide these under any circumstance, as stated in my contract. A big part of my work and creative process happens during the many hours I spend editing to make the photos feel complete and magical. A raw file is very basic to begin with and doesn’t artfully represent that. If you have questions about a part of the day that you think I missed, always ask and I can double check! I make every effort to make sure the important moments make it into your edited gallery.

Do you give raw unedited images?

100% Yes! Whether you need ideas on what to wear for your shoot, location ideas, or help with your photos, I will be there to make it stress free the whole way. For weddings, I take extra steps to make sure you have help with timeline preparation, vendors, and will be a resource for you to get the most of your wedding experience.

Do you help in the planning process?

Yes. If your venue requires proof of insurance, please let me know and I can provide them with all the necessary information.

Do you have liability insurance?

If you’ve already paid a deposit for your shoot or wedding date and have to change it or cancel, your deposit is legally non-refundable. A new reserved date will require a new deposit.

What if we need to cancel or reschedule?

While I truly believe that not letting the weather be such a factor is the best decision you can make, and have shot in high winds as well as rain, I know it’s not for everyone. If the weather is forecast to be absolutely shit and ruin your time (and possibly my gear) then we can either reschedule or find a backup like a studio or in-home session.

What if there’s bad weather?

capturing the
lived-in moments

Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever. Let’s make your cherished moments a favorite, forever.