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A. O'Brien Photography

Pasadena , CA
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Pasadena, CA 91103 US (map)

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626-215-7488

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ABOUT US

I love what I do, I love people, and I love the team I work with! We are extemely passionate about creatively capturing individual style, uniqueness, beauty, love, fun, quirkiness,... Read more
I love what I do, I love people, and I love the team I work with! We are extemely passionate about creatively capturing individual style, uniqueness, beauty, love, fun, quirkiness, laughter, craziness, moments, and stories.

I originally learned on film and I feel this has truly shaped me as a photographer and has given me a deeper understanding of light and composition.

My goal is to create a photography experience for you that will add a whole new element to your day as well as to provide you with beautiful and creative images that will encompass your memories. We like to make each experience tons of fun too!

Other random facts:

I am extremely happily married to my best friend. We have the cutest baby in the world (I have photo proof). I take WAY too many pictures of him. We own an Ewok named Oliver (Ok he's a Shih-Tzu). I once shot Jell-O out my nose from laughing too hard. Kale might be my favorite food. Weird, I know.

In addition to weddings & engagements I also love photographing:

Families - Babies - Furry Friends - Fashion - Art - ETC.

Be sure to check out our instagram and blog for recent pics, news, and other goodies:

http://instagram.com/aobrienphotography

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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Add'l Hours, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, Slideshow/Montage, Toning, Trash The Dress
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints

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mmbllabny
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
One word: phenomenal!
We reached out to Austin initially for our engagement photos, but when we spoke, we knew immediately we would also book him to be our photographer for our summer destination wedding in Montana. We loved not just his art but also his professionalism and his personality. I think a great photography experience requires comfort with the photographer: Neither my fiancé nor I particularly love being in front of the camera, nor did we think the camera particularly loved us either! But Austin has a way that makes you feel instantly relaxed, and he captured our relaxation and our natural personalities in our recent engagement session. We were floored when we received our photos! We took a mix of urban and natural and playful photos, and every single photo was stunning and, still, “us”(just surprisingly photogenic versions of “us”!) If you have the opportunity to work with Austin, consider yourself lucky! We cannot wait for Austin to photograph our Montana wedding!
One word: phenomenal!
We reached out to Austin initially for our engagement photos, but when we spoke, we knew Read more...
One word: phenomenal!
We reached out to Austin initially for our engagement photos, but when we spoke, we knew immediately we would also book him to be our photographer for our summer destination wedding in Montana. We loved not just his art but also his professionalism and his personality. I think a great photography experience requires comfort with the photographer: Neither my fiancé nor I particularly love being in front of the camera, nor did we think the camera particularly loved us either! But Austin has a way that makes you feel instantly relaxed, and he captured our relaxation and our natural personalities in our recent engagement session. We were floored when we received our photos! We took a mix of urban and natural and playful photos, and every single photo was stunning and, still, “us”(just surprisingly photogenic versions of “us”!) If you have the opportunity to work with Austin, consider yourself lucky! We cannot wait for Austin to photograph our Montana wedding! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/3/2015
5.0/5.0
Austin is photographing my wedding next summer, and did our engagement photos last fall. Since we first contacted him, he's been nothing but helpful, professional, and kind. We wanted the quality of extremely expensive photography but can't come close to paying for that, so we really struggled to find the right photographer. Austin was the only one we found who didn't crush our bank account and had stellar photo quality. He found awesome settings for our engagement pictures, helped us deal with some pretty gnarly and cold winds, and tuned out our loud, attention-grubbing dog who we used in some of the photos. We were also on a time crunch to get the pictures turned around, and he totally put up with our pressuring him for time. And when we got them back, we were so impressed! I'm definitely not comfortable in front of the camera, and while I felt a little awkward still, the photos looked incredible. Our friends said that we looked like models! We absolutely love the pictures and are so excited to have him shoot our wedding as well. It's clear he loves and enjoys his job and that doing it well is important to him. We highly recommend Austin!
Austin is photographing my wedding next summer, and did our engagement photos last fall. Since we first contacted him, Read more...
Austin is photographing my wedding next summer, and did our engagement photos last fall. Since we first contacted him, he's been nothing but helpful, professional, and kind. We wanted the quality of extremely expensive photography but can't come close to paying for that, so we really struggled to find the right photographer. Austin was the only one we found who didn't crush our bank account and had stellar photo quality. He found awesome settings for our engagement pictures, helped us deal with some pretty gnarly and cold winds, and tuned out our loud, attention-grubbing dog who we used in some of the photos. We were also on a time crunch to get the pictures turned around, and he totally put up with our pressuring him for time. And when we got them back, we were so impressed! I'm definitely not comfortable in front of the camera, and while I felt a little awkward still, the photos looked incredible. Our friends said that we looked like models! We absolutely love the pictures and are so excited to have him shoot our wedding as well. It's clear he loves and enjoys his job and that doing it well is important to him. We highly recommend Austin! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
4/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Austin is absolutely amazing at what he does!! To start, Austin works out of Pasadena, and we live in Santa Monica and were married in Temecula, CA. Austin had no problem meeting us in a variety of locations all around Los Angeles County and down in Temecula for the engagement photos and wedding photos. He is extraordinarily friendly and very easy to work with, while equally professional and organized. We were immediately comfortable with him and that's a huge part of making wedding photos work. If the photographer makes you feel uncomfortable, the pictures will reflect that. But most importantly, Austin's work is second to none! Everyone compliments us on our engagement and wedding photos. He does extraordinary work, at a price that is quite a bit more reasonable than his competitors. He has an amazing eye and an amazing talent. He captured stunning shots of our wedding that we will cherish forever. I would absolutely recommend Austin to anyone in the area looking for a photographer. You will not be disappointed with your decision.
Austin is absolutely amazing at what he does!! To start, Austin works out of Pasadena, and we live in Santa Monica and Read more...
Austin is absolutely amazing at what he does!! To start, Austin works out of Pasadena, and we live in Santa Monica and were married in Temecula, CA. Austin had no problem meeting us in a variety of locations all around Los Angeles County and down in Temecula for the engagement photos and wedding photos. He is extraordinarily friendly and very easy to work with, while equally professional and organized. We were immediately comfortable with him and that's a huge part of making wedding photos work. If the photographer makes you feel uncomfortable, the pictures will reflect that. But most importantly, Austin's work is second to none! Everyone compliments us on our engagement and wedding photos. He does extraordinary work, at a price that is quite a bit more reasonable than his competitors. He has an amazing eye and an amazing talent. He captured stunning shots of our wedding that we will cherish forever. I would absolutely recommend Austin to anyone in the area looking for a photographer. You will not be disappointed with your decision. Read less
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E.
Wedding:
3/4/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm absolutely astounded at how well Austin was able to capture the ambiance of my wedding. I couldn't be happier! A. O'Brien Photography is the best EVER!!!!

I had a destination wedding in Hawaii, and it rained on my wedding day. Despite it all Austin was able to get stunning photos that were classy, professional and fun! He was so flexible and willing to work with us in anyway! My husband and I are very camera shy, but Austin made us feel very relaxed and natural. Also, he didn't miss a beat! He got every shot I wanted and made us look like rock stars in the pictures! I would highly recommend A.O'Brien Photography to anyone and everyone getting married. He is a true artist.

Hire Austin with A. O'Brien Photography and you won't be disappointed, I PROMISE!!!!
I'm absolutely astounded at how well Austin was able to capture the ambiance of my wedding. I couldn't be happier! A. Read more...
I'm absolutely astounded at how well Austin was able to capture the ambiance of my wedding. I couldn't be happier! A. O'Brien Photography is the best EVER!!!!

I had a destination wedding in Hawaii, and it rained on my wedding day. Despite it all Austin was able to get stunning photos that were classy, professional and fun! He was so flexible and willing to work with us in anyway! My husband and I are very camera shy, but Austin made us feel very relaxed and natural. Also, he didn't miss a beat! He got every shot I wanted and made us look like rock stars in the pictures! I would highly recommend A.O'Brien Photography to anyone and everyone getting married. He is a true artist.

Hire Austin with A. O'Brien Photography and you won't be disappointed, I PROMISE!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Wonderful team! Pictures are gorgeous -- Austin is a class act! Professional and an expert at what he and his team do to turn an event into beautiful memories. He is so easy to work with and you hardly know he is even there making magic! The best in SoCal!
Wonderful team! Pictures are gorgeous -- Austin is a class act! Professional and an expert at what he and his team do to Read more...
Wonderful team! Pictures are gorgeous -- Austin is a class act! Professional and an expert at what he and his team do to turn an event into beautiful memories. He is so easy to work with and you hardly know he is even there making magic! The best in SoCal! Read less
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Scott
Wedding:
7/20/2014
5.0/5.0
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work of Austin for our wedding last summer. We looked at many portfolios in choosing our photographer and knew from looking at Austin’s, his aesthetic and artistry was exactly what we wanted. From the moment we met first met Austin he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. He was genuinely interested in us and our wedding planning. In the end, the decision to go with Austin was easy. We are certainly glad we did. On our wedding day, Austin continued to have an energy about him – making us feel (as much as he could) comfortable, relaxed, and natural. He was a joy to work with throughout our wedding day. Following our wedding, he continued to keep us updated on the status of our photographs as he went through and edited and tweaked them. When we did receive all the photos, the quality and quantity, quite literally, blew our mind. From talking with friends about their wedding photography experiences, we expected to have a handful we loved, with a lot more we are just “ehh” about. Not so. We have hundreds of photos we absolutely love. We would recommend Austin to anyone looking for a wedding, family, or special event photography! The value for what we received cannot be beat!
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work of Austin for our wedding last summer. We looked at many portfolios in choosing Read more...
We couldn’t be more pleased with the work of Austin for our wedding last summer. We looked at many portfolios in choosing our photographer and knew from looking at Austin’s, his aesthetic and artistry was exactly what we wanted. From the moment we met first met Austin he made us feel comfortable and relaxed. He was genuinely interested in us and our wedding planning. In the end, the decision to go with Austin was easy. We are certainly glad we did. On our wedding day, Austin continued to have an energy about him – making us feel (as much as he could) comfortable, relaxed, and natural. He was a joy to work with throughout our wedding day. Following our wedding, he continued to keep us updated on the status of our photographs as he went through and edited and tweaked them. When we did receive all the photos, the quality and quantity, quite literally, blew our mind. From talking with friends about their wedding photography experiences, we expected to have a handful we loved, with a lot more we are just “ehh” about. Not so. We have hundreds of photos we absolutely love. We would recommend Austin to anyone looking for a wedding, family, or special event photography! The value for what we received cannot be beat! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with a style we both liked and just an all around good guy. We both HATE being in front of the camera, so we really needed to make sure that if we had to have a camera in our face, at least we could like the guy :)

He made us feel totally comfortable and was really good at keeping us in the moment and just reminding us of how special our wedding day really was. On top of that, he put up with our CRAZY bridal party, whom by the end of the night, were all also enamored with him.

I can sing his praises all day, but in short, Austin was very professional and fun. We could not have asked for a better photographer to have captured our special day. Should we ever feel the need to subject ourselves to a full day of pictures, we will definitely be going with him.
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with Read more...
Austin shot our wedding last week and we totally LOVED him!! It took me and my husband a while to find a photographer with a style we both liked and just an all around good guy. We both HATE being in front of the camera, so we really needed to make sure that if we had to have a camera in our face, at least we could like the guy :)

He made us feel totally comfortable and was really good at keeping us in the moment and just reminding us of how special our wedding day really was. On top of that, he put up with our CRAZY bridal party, whom by the end of the night, were all also enamored with him.

I can sing his praises all day, but in short, Austin was very professional and fun. We could not have asked for a better photographer to have captured our special day. Should we ever feel the need to subject ourselves to a full day of pictures, we will definitely be going with him. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
3/10/2014
5.0/5.0
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!!
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!!
Extremely pleased with Austin...would highly recommend!!! Read less
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April
Wedding:
8/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) but I wanted to take engagement photos before summer was fully over because I knew I wanted to include my horses and their fuzzy winter coats will be growing in soon. Several things were not in our favor the day of our shoot. My fiance is not a fan of having pictures taken and that day he was sick with a cold. Needless to say he was not looking forward to the session. By the time the photographer (Austin) arrived it was close to 4pm and a whopping 98 degrees with hot and dry wind blowing my hair all over the place. Despite these circumstances, we ended up having a great time! Austin is a genuinely nice person who kept us laughing and shocked me with his ability to get my fiance to actually enjoy having pictures taken. He did an excellent job finding ways to include my horses in the shoot, and also knew exactly how to utilize the scenic beauty of Vasquez Rocks in our pictures after we changed locations. He was highly receptive to all of my ideas and provided great insight. To top it off our pictures look absolutely amazing and I am certain that nobody could have done a better job! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a talented photographer for their wedding or any other event. I am also absolutely ecstatic to use him for our wedding next year!
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) Read more...
Our wedding will not be taking place for another 11 months ( I had to put 8/23/13 or else I could not post this review) but I wanted to take engagement photos before summer was fully over because I knew I wanted to include my horses and their fuzzy winter coats will be growing in soon. Several things were not in our favor the day of our shoot. My fiance is not a fan of having pictures taken and that day he was sick with a cold. Needless to say he was not looking forward to the session. By the time the photographer (Austin) arrived it was close to 4pm and a whopping 98 degrees with hot and dry wind blowing my hair all over the place. Despite these circumstances, we ended up having a great time! Austin is a genuinely nice person who kept us laughing and shocked me with his ability to get my fiance to actually enjoy having pictures taken. He did an excellent job finding ways to include my horses in the shoot, and also knew exactly how to utilize the scenic beauty of Vasquez Rocks in our pictures after we changed locations. He was highly receptive to all of my ideas and provided great insight. To top it off our pictures look absolutely amazing and I am certain that nobody could have done a better job! I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody looking for a talented photographer for their wedding or any other event. I am also absolutely ecstatic to use him for our wedding next year! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the reasons why we choose him. Just by looking at his work online i knew i wanted to use him. The day of he came with a 2nd photographer and his assistant and they made sure they took details of everything. Austin spent the most time with us,which i liked. We have only seen a handfull of photos and I am amazed already. Our friends are asking for his contact info so they can use the for their wedding. We loved working with Austin and if we ever need a professional photographer, I will definitely use Austin again
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the Read more...
Simply the best!!!! We loved working with Austin, he professional but yet very easy going person and that is one of the reasons why we choose him. Just by looking at his work online i knew i wanted to use him. The day of he came with a 2nd photographer and his assistant and they made sure they took details of everything. Austin spent the most time with us,which i liked. We have only seen a handfull of photos and I am amazed already. Our friends are asking for his contact info so they can use the for their wedding. We loved working with Austin and if we ever need a professional photographer, I will definitely use Austin again Read less
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