Behind the Lens


The owner…
Aaron Gauger created Gauger Photography in 2006 in an effort to take his passion and transform it into a career. Interest in photography began for him in childhood while learning darkroom techniques in grade school. Today, Aaron shoots digital exclusively, which allows for more creativity and greater risk-taking by employing new and innovative techniques. Digital photography and state of the art equipment give Aaron more creative and technical control of his work, allowing him to get it just right!

Aaron focuses on traditional and contemporary family photography. From newborns, to high school seniors, to family portraits, he captures the essence of life and family through creative imagery.

His two beautifully vibrant daughters creatively inspire Aaron. By living every day to its fullest, always trying to improve on the day before, and never letting a day go by without learning something new, Aaron strongly believes that...

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away."

Owning your photos…
Most studios retain the rights to your photos in order to require you to order future prints from them exclusively. We believe that pictures of you and your family should belong to you, period. Our print prices are competitive and we have a working relationship with one of the best print labs around. They are internationally recognized in the photography industry and are the lab of choice for many high-end portrait and wedding studios worldwide.

We’ve chosen to work with this lab because we were frustrated with the lack of consistency in color and brightness from some of the local print venders. Using extensive color profiling techniques, we are able to match the color parameters through the entire photographic process. From the camera, to the edit process and retouching, and on to print, proper color profiling is the key to more life-like prints with deep shadows, bright highlights, rich, natural color, and unmatched sharpness.

Because you have complete rights to all your photos you can get reprints anywhere, but please keep this in mind.

Your satisfaction…

If you are not happy with your photos, we have not done our job. By carefully listening to you before, during, and after your photo shoot, we are certain to meet or exceed your expectations.

Our equipment...

We proudly shoot using Nikon professional grade gear.
  • Camera bodies
    • Nikon D200 DSLR (primary camera)
      Nikon D200 DSLR (secondary camera)
      Nikon D50 DSLR (backup or third camera when needed)
  • Lenses
    • Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor
    • Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AF-D
    • Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AF-D
  • Location lighting
    • Nikon SB-800 and SB-600 Speedlights
  • Studio lighting
    • Alien Bees monolights
  • Digital storage
    • SanDisk CompactFlash
  • Equipment cases
    • Military grade Pelican cases
  • Wireless triggering
    • PocketWizard transceivers

Gauger Photography © 2006 - 2012