ABOUT JASON

We can’t tell you how much we appreciated Jason’s sense of storytelling. Every image reminds us of the way we felt on our wedding day, and that’s a gift we’ll never forget.
— Mike and Laura
I’ve always believed that wedding photography isn’t just about pretty photos. I’ve always believed that it was about remembering the way you feel at your wedding.

JASON ATEN

I am a husband, a father and a photographer.

I've been a photographer most of my life. 

I've been fortunate to work for some incredible clients - capturing and sharing their stories - and I never forget how blessed I am to get to do what I do.

I married my very best friend - the one person I can't imagine NOT having in my life.

I am a dad - my best moments are when my kids jump on me as I walk in the door.

Our kids are Madison, Macy & Maxwell.  Yes, we're those kind of parents.  The kind that name their kids starting with the same letter.

I love that I get to be a dad and every time they laugh, it melts my heart.

I shoot Nikon, and edit on a Mac, using Apple's Aperture software.

I love to travel... almost as much as I love being at home.

I started playing the piano when I was 3, and it's still my favorite way to "let it out."

I'm a news junkie.  My google reader feed includes everything from Wired, to Fast Company, to Relevant Mag to the Wall Street Journal.  

I'm an extrovert, but I still love quiet mornings with a cup of coffee and a newspaper.

I still read the paper, almost every day - on my iPad.

I love watching people.

I love airports, and airplanes, and hotels, and crowded city streets.

I'm a sucker for a good glass of red wine or a nicely aged scotch.

I'm an even bigger sucker for a good story.

For more stories about us, visit my blog at: www.jasonaten.net

For resources for photographers, please visit: www.startingoutright.net

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Based in Grand Ledge, MI, Jason frequently travels to Chicago, IL; Nashville, TN; San Francisco, CA; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Denver, CO; Las Vegas, NV; and Tampa, FL. International travel is available as well.