Aesthetic Life Studio
Modern. Organic. Timeless.
My name is Rodney Cool. I am the founder and lead photographer of Aesthetic Life Studio. I have been studying photography for almost 20 years, and established Aesthetic Life Studio in 2006. Since the beginning we have specialized in wedding photography.
Wedding photography is an art form within itself. It is different from every other branch of photography. When photographing weddings I believe it is my job to tell a story and to capture an emotion. When my clients view their wedding images 10, 20, or even 50 years from now I want those emotions to rush back to them so that for a moment they can step back in time and feel that day all over again.
That is why I am passionate about wedding photography. There are few moments in life that are more powerful, beautiful, and emotional than a wedding day. Capturing it isn't just about setting up a few family photos, or fun photos with the bridal party. Those are very important, but it also means those split second moments. Those moments when the person is photographed and not just their likeness. The images that tell who they are and what they are feeling.
We create wedding images that are captured in a style that is modern, organic, and timeless. We want our images to be cutting edge; something that very few people are doing. Images that are captured in a way that is real and in the moment, and to create an end result that will stand the test of time. We want you to love your wedding images today and for generations to come.
So stay awhile! View our wedding and engagement galleries, read our reviews, and find out more about us. Then, fill out the form and send us a note. I love would love to speak with you about your day!
If you are not getting married, I would love to hear from you too! View our 'other' gallery to see our portrait and commercial work. I love photographing families, seniors, and working with businesses as well. For more information fill out our contact form and I will be in touch as soon as possible.
Rodney & Janelle - Photographer & Editor
Aesthetic Life Studio is a husband and wife team. I photograph the wedding, and my wife, Janelle, edits them. Our love story began in 1997. We were high school sweet hearts who met at church. We have been together a total of 17 years, and have been married for 13. We have two super cute kids. Our son is 9 and our daughter is 6. Plus we have two furry children and one with feathers. Piggle, our puggle, Chloe, our chihuahua, and Ollie, our parrot. (He's a black-capped conure, if you want specifics.) We live and work in the little town of Waynesboro, PA, and in 2010 built our studio onto our home. This has been great because we have been full time photographers and full time stay at home parents since my daughter was born. This year our daughter will start first grade and it will be the first time in 9 years we have not had a kid at home after 12 pm. I have to admit, it will be very weird and I think it will be harder than when she started kindergarten. We have been very blessed to have been able to spend so much time with our kids when they were little. All of that is made possible by our amazing clients. We cannot tell you how thankful we are.
Lexi - Associate Photographer
Lexi is now booking weddings with us, and has a special promotional rate for 2015 weddings! Lexi started second shooting with us in 2011, and has been photographing weddings for her own studio, F2 Photography, since 2010. While she will be photographing weddings with us, she will still operate F2 focusing on photographing births, newborns, children, and families. She and her husband, Josh, have three beautiful little girls!
Justin - Second Shooter
Justin started shooting with us in 2009. He has more experience with us than anyone else. In 2010 - 2012 he was shooting weddings for us, but then he met a girl, moved to Harrisburg for work and to be closer to her, got engaged in 2013, and was married in March 2014. Now he is second shooting with us. He's also a great friend and one of the funniest guys I know.
Amanda - Designer (photo pending)
Amanda has been working with us since 2010 as our graphic artist. She is the one who will design your album. She is a crazy talented artist and graphic designer who started out with us as a college intern.
I try to have an assistant with me at every wedding I shoot. The assistants help support me and the second shooter. They also help with a few extra things like our same day edits. Right now our interns are Sarah, Rachael, and Beth! These ladies have been a huge help, and I'm not sure how I shot weddings before without them.
The Knot and WeddingWire
We are honored to have received The Knot's Best of Weddings Award for 2012, 2013, 2014 and now 2015! Plus, we have been recognized by The Knot and have been entered into their Best of Hall of Fame. The 2015 Best of and Hall of Fame award will be officially given to us in January. We have also received WeddingWire's Bridal Choice Award for 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. This makes us one of the most awarded studios in the area. Click on the badges below to see reviews from our amazing clients!
We are a proud member of FABNet! FABNet stands for Frederick Area Bridal Network. It's a network of wedding professional who work together to help provide an amazing experience for our couples. All FABNet members are pre-qualified and must be approved before joining. Not only to you get piece of mind that you are booking a qualified profession, you also get perks for booking three or more FABNet members like discounts, free upgrade, or products. It is up to each member to determine their FABNet gift. For more information go to FABNet.info
We are also a member of Professional Photographers of America, or PPA. PPA is the largest photography association in the world, and provides photographers with many great benefits.
For a quote please fill out the contact form. We will call you in 1-2 business days. If you catch me at the right time, you might hear from me in a few minutes! I cannot wait to speak with you and hear more about your day!
If you would like to speak with us sooner, please give us call between 9:00 am - 7:00 pm at 717-762-7201.
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