Black-Schmidt Photography

Black-Schmidt Photography

5.0 (7)
Best of 2022
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

Professional shooter available for all types of photography. I really enjoy the collaborative process and am excited to help craft your vision into reality.  My style is generally photojournalistic, focusing on the little moments, details and interactions.  I am well experienced shooting all types of portraits, sports and events.  I use pro model Nikon gear and shoot with both natural and artificial light.  I am also a specialist in water/surf photography and am a licensed drone pilot.  Flexible and affordable rates, includes delivery of edited files via download. 

I really enjoy working with all kinds of people and projects. When I get to see people excited to tell their story or share thier brand it really makes my day. I also love the creative process, and making your images or video really pop is something that excites me. 

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New Brighton, MN 55112
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7 Reviews


  • Dave Shively

    Aaron is a logistical mastermind who goes the distance (and then some) to get the right shot. He's easy to work with, flexible, endlessly good natured and oriented keenly toward client delivery and satisfaction

  • Sara

    His warmth and ability to help me relax and be myself

  • Haley Asturias

    I have worked Aaron on a couple of projects and his works always exceeds expectations. The photos and videos produced help tell brand stories in an intriguing way. He is very professional and is good directing and working with models to make sure they are comfortable. Aaron is at the top of my list for recommended photographers.

  • Ryan Pugh

    Aaron is great about getting the details right and completing projects in a timely manner. He not only has a great eye, and ideas, but he is also very easy and straightforward to work with. We have done numerous projects with him and it is the reasons above that keep us coming back. I know that I can always reach out with a new project and either give loose details of what we are looking for or very detailed direction and receive great content from him either way.

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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I bring them into the creative process by talking about their goals and intended look for the final images or video. I also make it clear what they will get for my time. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a BS in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute, which provided me an unparalleled foundation on the technical capture and storytelling components of visual media. I have a keen eye for light, composition and storytelling. Staying current on the latest tools such as cameras, grip equipment and software to make the best possible product is something that excites me.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your services? If so, please share the details here.

I'm pretty flexible when it comes to pricing, as most projects have different needs and time demands. I like to open with a standard day rate that genreally includes editing for still images. Video productions get all more tricky, so it's best to have a conversation with the client to give them an accurate quote. 

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