Armin Ausejo Photography Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:32:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Szelachowski-Triplett Wedding Mon, 22 Sep 2014 03:32:42 +0000 What an absolutely gorgeous day for a wedding! Clear skies, beautiful surroundings, and Mt. Rainier watching over all of us made for just about a perfect day all around. Read all about it and see all the photos here on my weddings site:

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Alan and Krystal’s Engagement Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:27:54 +0000 My good friend Alan is getting married next year, and I’m honored to be a groomsman! Since I won’t be photographing the wedding, he asked me to take his engagement photos instead. Check them out on my weddings site here:


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Lexus NX Launch Event for Lexus USA Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:36:48 +0000 Last year, I shot two launch events for Toyota USA, the launch of the new Tundra and 4Runner and the launch of the new Corolla. I must’ve made a great impression, because this year the same agency hired me to shoot the launch event for the new Lexus NX here in Seattle. Unlike the Corolla shoot, which would take place at various touristy areas around Seattle, this time they called for more industrial, gritty locations with some nice scenic backgrounds mixed in.

Just like the past couple shoots, the timeline on this one was very aggressive: we had the full day on Sunday, July 6th starting at 8 am, but we had 7 cars to shoot at 7 different locations throughout the city, ultimately ending at around sunset. The fully processed and edited photos would then be due by noon the next day (Monday), so I ended up pulling an all-nighter to get everything finished. I didn’t end up getting any sleep until about 8 am Monday morning, and really only got a few hours of sleep before I was set to shoot the actual press launch and dinner that night. Nevertheless, the photos turned out great (many thanks in part to the Nikon D800E and Nikon 85mm ƒ1.4G that I rented from and Lexus was very happy with them. Here are just a few of my favorites from the day:

Lexus NX F-Sport in Obsidian

Lexus NX F-Sport in Ultrasonic Blue Mica

Lexus NX in Silver Lining

Lexus NX in Matador Red

Lexus NX in Fire Agate

Lexus NX in Eminent White

Lexus NX F-Sport in Nebula Gray Pearl

Lexus NX F-Sport in Obsidian

Lexus NX in Fire Agate

You can view all of the photos from the shoot here:

Special thanks to Wence Estrada and Sidnee Schaefer for their assistance on this photoshoot! I couldn’t have done it without you.


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2013 Year in Review Wed, 25 Dec 2013 04:41:04 +0000 2013 was quite a year of change for me, which helped me grow as a photographer, a marketer, and as a an entrepreneur. I took quite a wide range of photos this year, learned new processing techniques, and had some of my biggest and highest pressure jobs that I’ve ever had. I am blessed to have such great supporters of my photography in my life, and I’m thankful to each and every one of you for everything that you do. I’ll highlight a few of my favorite photos of the year by month, but be warned, there are a ton of photos ahead! The first page will have photos from January to June, with the second half of the year on the second page.

If you’d just prefer to see them all at once, including a photos that I still loved but didn’t quite make the cut for this post, you can view the entire gallery here, otherwise, scroll on down as we start with January:


I didn’t take many photos in January, but the few that I did were all with a camera that I’d eventually purchase for myself later in the year: The Olympus OM-D E-M5.  Most of these were just test photos to see what the camera could do, but I was still very happy with the results.


After recovering from a foot injury that left me sidelined or at least less than mobile for much of January, it was nice to get out and about again. Winter is still traditionally slow for most of what I shoot though, so aside from a Muse concert and experimenting with some photos of my own car, it was pretty quiet just to make sure my foot was 100% healed up.


Things really started to pick up in March, which was great since I had some really big life changes happen that would eventually affect many things going forward. I had Hien and Faizan’s Engagement Photos to take, a couple features for Land Rover Owner International Magazine, and a last-minute trip to Southern California under not-so-great circumstances. I definitely made the best of this tough month for me nonetheless.


I started off April still in Southern California, and as soon as I got back to Seattle my schedule was packed with Mudfest over two days at the Dirtfish Rally School and NissanFest, which kicked off the first of the major import car events for the year. As busy as this was, little did I know that my most busy days were yet to come.


After a hectic April, May turned out to be the calm before the storm. I helped out with shooting Tony’s S2000 for NWMotiv, with one of my photos reaching ridiculous numbers of shares and likes on Instagram even months after the shoot. I also took a bunch of flower photos for my mom and Lee’s graduation photos, along with meeting fellow automotive photographer Joshua Coleman and his wife Asa for the first time.


June was supposed to be a quiet month, with just a photoshoot with Haila being the only things on my radar since we had NWMotiv’s Forum Fest in the middle of the month. However, I ended up having to fill in as Faizan and Hien’s wedding photographer for their three-day wedding at the end of the month, and then immediately the next day head off to Southern California again for a family vacation. So much for a relaxing month, but it was all definitely worth it for everyone involved.

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Nate Robinson for DUB Magazine BTS Thu, 28 Nov 2013 00:37:56 +0000 Back in July, my friend Richard Thompson contacted me and asked if I’d be available to assist him with a photoshoot up here in the Pacific Northwest. He said he was shooting a professional basketball player for Forgiato Wheels and DUB Magazine, but at the time he still wasn’t exactly sure who it would be. Being a huge basketball fan myself (Bring Back Our Seattle Supersonics, dammit!), I could only guess who it would be, since the Seattle area has been home to quite a few past and present NBA superstars. As we approached the shoot date, he eventually found out it was Nate Robinson, who was playing for the Chicago Bulls at the time. Nate’s not only the NBA’s first 3-time Slam Dunk Champion, but he also grew up in the Seattle area and also went to the University of Washington. Needless to say, with his roots firmly in place here in Seattle, he’s been one of my favorite basketball players for quite a long time. Thus, it was only fitting that I donned my UW gear and purple hat for the photoshoot.

I picked up Richard bright and early and we headed over to Nate’s house. Nate was really down to earth and he and his manager TJ Regan were extremely accommodating to us. While Richard took photos, I took care of his lighting and reflector work, while TJ took video for his State of Nate web series. We spent the entire day shooting, and Nate was good enough to dress the part by changing outfits to match each of his cars that Richard photographed. Despite being “light bitch” the whole day, I still managed to take a few behind the scenes (BTS) photos:

Along with a few of just Nate himself too:

At the end of the day, we moved all the cars in place for the final main shot, and Richard got on top of a ladder that was on top of a sketchy rock area, while I moved from car to car with the lights and reflector:

And Nate changed into his Sonics gear, which put a huge smile on my face:

After the shoot was over, Nate was even kind enough to take a couple photos with me in his Shawn Kemp All-Star jersey, taken by Richard:

Many thanks to Richard for allowing me to assist on this shoot, and thank you once again to Nate Robinson and TJ Regan for their hospitality. Be sure to check out all of Richard’s photos in the Nov/Dec 2013 issue of DUB Magazine, including the special Nate cover photo. Also make sure to check out TJ’s State of Nate DUB Edition for the behind the scenes video:

Dubs up! Go Dawgs! WORDAAPP!

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