Archive for December, 2010

We are looking forward to the upcoming wedding show season and it starts full on the first weekend in January. We will be representing the Kitsap Penisula and it’s great wedding vendors in the Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau’s booth at the Seattle Wedding Show on January 8th at the Convention Center and then we will have our own booth at the West Sound Wedding Show on the next day, Sunday.

It is great to have such a great wedding show with awesome wedding vendors right here in Kitsap. So for all those that don’t want to schlep over to Seattle, come meet Kitsap Peninsula wedding professionals at the 17th annual premier West Sound Wedding Show on Sunday, Jan. 9 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton, near the ferry dock. You can see the newest wedding gowns and tuxedos worn by local models with gowns courtesy of Brides Against Breast Cancer. Brides may register at the door to win prizes, including a great one from us!
Bring a non-perishable food item for the Bremerton Foodline, and get $1 off your ticket at the door. The show is presented by South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine and sponsored by Kitsap Conference Center and Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau and the Kitsap Sun. See your there! Find out more info at

Looking for a last minute gift for the photography lover in your life? I have just the thing!
An all day photography class that will go over how your camera works, composition techniques and a little bit of image editing. The workshop is on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

This is for all the moms and dads, or beginning photographers out there that want to photograph and capture those special moments as your kids grow or your life happens. The workshop will be for a small group of no more than 8 so reserve a spot ASAP.

The “Capture Your Life Photography Workshop” will from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on January 22 at our studio and will cover the following:

Capture Your Life Photography Workshop
What’s included in the class?
* Getting to know how your camera works (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc.)
* Natural light and how to use it
* Creative composure to tell a story
* Hands on & Interactive (so bring your camera!)
* A guided photo session for you to practice the techniques you learn
* Intro to digital image editing using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

What to bring:
* A positive attitude and sense of humor
* YOUR CAMERA (It would also be helpful if you could bring your camera manual to refer to if necessary and any cables that came with your camera)
* Your laptop or a notebook to take notes
* Your Questions (there will be a time for Questions & Answers at the end)

What’s the cost?
•$165 for a full day of learning!
• We will have lunch together in one of our local cafes (on me!) or feel free to have lunch on your own.

Where will the workshop be held?
• Aubin Ahrens Photography studio in Manette:
• 2202 East 11th, Bremerton, WA 98310
• Reach me at: 360-692-1962 or 360-710-1435 or or
You can register and make a payment at:

Winter weddings are so much fun. I love the colors– and the challenge. Will it rain? Will it snow? Or will it just be freezing cold? It wasn’t much of a surprise that last week’s wedding would be a wet and cold one! But Stephanie and Andy are such a hot couple, it was hard to tell if you could see their breath or if they were just so hot they were steaming! They had so many friends and family in their huge wedding party, they were just surrounded with warmth and love. It was a good night. Everyone had a great time. And besides marrying a great girl, Andy got his Crown Royal fountain. He had a very good night! Congrats you two!
Enjoy the slide show.

Bob and Cheryl first felt that spark on a long car trip to Ritzville for a church event earlier this year. They knew it was something special and it didn’t take Bob long to propose. When I first met them, I was a little surprised when he told me they had only been dating 4 months. But then I remembered my own experience. I had only been dating Ned 3 week when I just knew this was the one, and here we are almost 32 years later, still together! So when you know, you know. Sometimes love is like a lightening bolt and sometimes it just sneaks up on you. It was so fun to see so many friends and family gather to support these two. Congratulations Bob and Cheryl.

We have been so good all year, so we thought it was time for something a little naughty! We are introducing our new offshoot – Oh La La Boudoir Photography just in time for you to book a session in time for a fun and flirty Christmas present for your guy! Oh La La Boudoir will have its own website by the end of the

We are launching our new project on Tuesday, December 7 at our studio. We will have an open house from 6:30-8:30 with prizes and gift bags for the first 30 people. We have great partners for our event- Bella Bella Cupcakes, Ish Vintage Clothing, Susan and Amy from Mary Kay, Red & Me custom jewelry and stationary, and Boot Camp Diva. Wardrobe stylist Collette Jones will give tips on what to wear and our makeup artists will “do” your eyes. Come find out what boudoir photography is all about. Join the fun.

Here are a few shots from our boudoir photography party at the Alexis Hotel in Seattle.

Elegant glamor portrait

Gorgeous portaits of beautiful lady