I'm Aaron. I'm a photographer, writer, and educator. I love photographing people and spreading to others my passion for photography. As your photographer or mentor, you'll get someone excited and happy to work with you. I'll bring a relaxed, easy-going energy to our time together.
After 32 years living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, I have settled in Columbus, Ohio. Before my family and I moved to the Buckeye State, we started things in Olney, Maryland, where I was also raised since 1989. I find constant love, support, and motivation from my wife, Megan, my first-grader, Xavier, and my pre-schooler, Violet, and my toddler, Avi.
When it comes to photo sessions, whether on-location or at your home, I like to be on the move, using as much of our surroundings as we can, exploring what our location has to offer. When kids join a session, I make sure to balance photography, exploration, and play as much as possible. And if my own kids have taught me anything, I've learned to be attentive and in-the-moment.
I have recently had photographs featured in the July 2019 and September 2019 issues of Shutter Magazine.
On January 8, 2019, my work was published in a feature article in Digital Photographer magazine. The article, titled "Unlock your kit's potential," focused on getting the most out of our camera gear, including creating professional headshots in a kitchen!
On September 6, 2017, I was the featured guest lecturer at the Westbridge Camera Club in Worthington, Ohio. I spoke about my approach to portraiture as well as editing techniques and skills in Lightroom and Photoshop. I'll be returning to Westbridge as a featured guest lecturer on September 16, 2019.
From March 2016 to March 2017, I was an independently contracted writer for Improve Photography. You can find my articles as well as my guest host episode on the Portrait Session podcast here. You can also see my photography featured on Shutterfly's Family Photo Ideas interactive website.
In August 2017, a few photographer friends and I started a new website dedicated to sharing our love and knowledge of photography. We call ourselves the Photographers' Cooperative. The name says it all. We're about helping each other and all of our readers succeed as photographers. Check out the Photographers' Cooperative here.
Aside from life as a photographer, I am a National Board Certified English teacher. I taught in Montgomery County Public Schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, from 2006 to 2016, both at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and Rockville High School. In Columbus, I have taught stop-motion animation with STEM-U in Worthington and English at the Wellington School. Since the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, I have been an English teacher at Westerville North High School. I have also published articles about parenting for Columbus Moms Blog. I am also the featured photography instructor at Columbus Idea Foundry.
If you're looking for a straight-forward, low-stress photographer and educator with a human touch and a sense of humor, then I'm your guy. There's plenty to explore on my website. Take a look and when you're ready, click "Contact Me" at the top or bottom of this page.
I look forward to hearing from you.