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Viewing weddings through a quirky lens

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When I was looking for a wedding photographer, it was really important not only to find a photographer who could work with my budget, but one who would truly get our quirks.

Kansas City photographer Aaron Newell was a referral from a co-worker.

And he was the perfect match for our wedding.

I’ve really enjoyed getting to know Aaron (and his family) through the planning process. Aaron’s down-to-earth, personable personality compliments the chaos of wedding planning.

He brings a very unique and artistic touch to his photos and conceptualizes fantastic epic shots.  I’m really excited about some of the places we have planned to shoot on our wedding day.  But I’m not going to tell you now. You’ll have to wait and see for yourself!

In the meantime, I asked Aaron to take a minute to share a few things about him on Quirky Wedding. Here’s what he had to say:

1. How did you get into photography?

As far back as I can remember there’s been a strong influence of photography in my family. My grandmother took pictures all the time and I remember her giving me one of her cameras back in the day to shoot with. In high school I had a really awesome photography teacher whom helped shape my interest and encourage me to think about photography more than just candid pictures.
2. What is your favorite thing about shooting weddings?

I love several different things about shooting weddings. The connection and the love between the bride and groom, the opportunity to capture photographs that will help them remember their day and that connection. Every wedding is a beautiful event that affords the opportunity for amazing photographs.
3. How would you describe your style of wedding photography?

I label myself as a fine art portrait photographer with a touch of photojournalism thrown in for good measure. I feel I’m the best of both worlds (portrait and photojournalism).

4. Show us your quirkiest photo.

See photo above. It’s not totally quirky but I really like it alot…

5. What are you looking to most about my wedding?

It’s you! My wife and I have amazing times with all our couples as we develop a great relationship/friendship with our clients. So in the end I can’t wait to hang out with you and Adam and work my tail off!
6. When you aren’t taking pictures, what do you enjoy doing?

I enjoy family time, computer games, board games, college basketball, darts, movies, drinking and making good beer…
7. Where is your favorite place in Kansas City to have a date with your lovely wife?

Ohh, date nights… I wish we had more of these but with two kiddos it’s tough sometimes. Dinner and a movie makes for a great night for me… Dinner and a bookstore for my wife
8. Any marriage tips for me?

Tell each other that you love each other everyday, be yourselves and don’t be in a rush for that next great milestone! Take it easy and have a good time!

Thanks, Aaron! See you in 12 days!

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