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I'm Aaron...a Cincinnati wedding photographer who relocated to the Midwest from Phoenix. I love hoops, traveling, and hanging out with my people. If there is a tasty treat involved, all the better.

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Taliah and Jon’s Desert Botanical Garden Wedding

Apr 14, 2020

I first met these two (plus Taliah’s sister and adorable dog Bandit) over FaceTime as they live in Seattle. We got along right away. They told me about how they got engaged. When Jon thought about how he wanted to propose to Taliah, he knew he wanted it to be something intimate in their home. Something that would feel natural and relaxed. He ended up popping the question as they waited for water to boil for coffee. I adore this story. Love kicked up to the highest level over something so human they share together everyday. And if you meet them, it feels very much them. Humble, sweet, and loving.

Their wedding day was all of that and as a bonus, it was at one of my favorite venues, the Desert Botanical Garden. Jon’s mother works there, so I was humbled more than ever they chose me. Here are a handful of the many awesome pictures from their wedding day.


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The Team:

2nd Photographer: Lauren Hansen

Venue: Desert Botanical Garden

Planner: Meant2Be Events

Hair and Makeup: Kenzington Makeup

Videography: Something New Media

Rentals: Bright Rentals

Florals: Lux Florist

Catering: Levi Catering

DJ: Ray the DJ

Accomodations: Hotel Valley Ho

Shot with: Canon 5D Mark IVCanon 5D Mk III

Lenses used: Canon 24mm 1.4LCanon 50mm 1.2LCanon 135 2.0L

I love hearing about how people get engaged. Everyone has a different approach. Some are perfectly planned and meticulous, some suffer fun little hiccups that make for even better stories, and some are personal and intimate. They are all good. Tell me how you got engaged. I’d love to meet you.

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