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About Aris Affairs Photography - Trisha Shaffer

Trisha Shaffer, Photographer/Owner

Well, let me tell you a little about me and hopefully we will be a perfect fit!

I am a 3rd generation Arizona girl with a California girl, surfer spirit.  When I was 18, I moved out of the country and lived in Costa Rica for a few years. I had many adventures and took some amazing photos. While there, I worked on a feature film called "Tropix" and it was a lot of fun! After a while I realized that I missed the good ol' USA and came back here to settle down. I am married to my best friend who took a little while to find, but when we found each other, the sparks flew! I am mommy to a wonderful girl and two amazing boys. I may have borrowed "Aris'" name for this business adventure.  She is amazing, as I have instilled in her a creative and glowing imagination that I hope to pass down to all my children.

I am happy, creative, and fun! Also, outgoing, adventurous and a giggler...I giggle all the time, especially when taking pictures. I also like to be playful and tell jokes, not that I'm sure they are always funny. I do know that ALL of my brides have said it's great and it makes them more relaxed and smile more naturally. Which, as a wedding photographer is a good thing, right? I love photography! Playing with angles and the light. Setting a scene. I LOVE shooting weddings!!!  

Being a wedding photographer is not only fun, but each wedding comes with its own set of challenges that make it exciting. Making my bride and groom feel amazing on their wedding day is such a pleasure and it makes my heart sing!  

I love getting to know my bride and groom. I will go with them anywhere. Let's shoot your engagement session...and while we're at it, why don't I come to your final dress fitting with your mom and friends? Let's not forget your bridal shower. It's not just one day, it's also the events leading up to the day. Let's document these moments. Imagine how amazing your album will be with all of your moments tied into one...maybe two albums.

I also love weddings that are not cookie cutter and I really like to get to know my bride and groom before the wedding day. I feel the best way to do this is during an engagement session, when we can kick back and have a good time before the fast pace of the wedding day kicks in!

My style can be described as cool, crisp and colorful. I believe variety is the spice of life and I love to give my clients more than one choice of edit for their best pictures. I love black & white photographs and I have a vintage-inspired style, which gives you a great variety of photographs from your photo session. I will say that over the past few years, I have noticed that the style in which I edit depends upon the style of each wedding. I believe that some pictures are best in color and some in black and white.

I love to shoot outdoors and with natural light. The outdoors offers many different textures and elements to work with in photography. I’m a huge romantic! I don't put you in a pose for every shot. I really like capturing candid shots so I keep shooting even when the pose is broken. That's when some of the most special moments are captured. Every kind of shoot is an adventure. I don't just do weddings, I love to photograph family portraits, newborns, lifestyle shoots, senior pictures, and maternity portraits. Even head shots for business are fun to do!

I've been doing weddings since 2001 and I started Aris Affairs Photography in 2009 when I moved back to Prescott, AZ, from San Diego, Ca. I miss San Diego, but I do find that Prescott offers a lot of the same surroundings, aside from the beach. I have seen a lot of funny things shooting weddings all these years. I am not really surprised by much. You can ask me questions about that when we meet for coffee. I am also a shutter bug, I don't like to miss anything so I will shoot until my fingers  fall off. I think it comes from all of my years of being a wedding videographer. I don't want to miss any action, or details.  From the shoes to the cake to that tiara that you spent so much money on, and that special gift that your best friend may have given you, I want to capture it all! And I do. I always have guests comment to me "Don't you need a break? Every time I turn around, there you are!" And it's so true, I'm like a stealth photography ninja, lol.  

So, that's me in a nutshell! I hope you will take the time to look around the site. Choosing your wedding photographer or family portrait photographer is so important, and I want to be a perfect fit for you! I'd be happy to buy you a cup of coffee and go over the packages and plans for your wedding day or portrait session.

I hope to hear from you soon!



Fun Fact: I love to write childrens stories and songs!

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