It all started when…
I shot my first wedding in June of 2012. I had no idea where it would lead, I just knew I wanted to capture it. On that day, I fully recognized how many intricate details go into telling a wedding story. This first wedding got passed around, and my calendar began to fill up. I went from one, to three, to ten, then twenty weddings on my calendar. It was an unintentional success... and a quick thrust into being a young business owner. Fast forward two years to the summer of 2014, and a friend proposed that I shoot their wedding with this other guy, Matt. So, I did. I immediately realized how much I had been missing in telling wedding stories. Matt and I became fast friends, and a great team. With two shooters we started to capture the entire day with more attention to detail. Each wedding was better than the last. Together we started booking twenty, thirty, forty weddings. We were on to something. We truly began to settle into our style, and with that we realized we needed a brand. A name. Something bigger than the two of us.
We landed on three letters, A R O.
At the time, they had no meaning. And honestly, we still debate about it. The A, R, and O are short for nothing. But five years later, they carry so much meaning. ARO now stands for Consistency, Expertise, Reliability, Honesty, a Unique Perspective, and a promise to make your wedding day the most comfortable and confident day of your entire life. In the past five years, ARO has slowly grown to be an entire team. We have a lead videographer managing a team of six videographers, a full time editor, and an administrative coordinator.
ARO guarantees you the most beautiful wedding film, the most experienced team of videographers, and the most relaxing day-of experience. After working with over 125 couples, we’ve found that the core thread between everyone has been the desire to feel relaxed and comfortable on their wedding day. Let us be a part of your wedding day so that you can feel confident* and comfortable.
Kyle Sklenar, Owner