About

I'm Mike Aubrey. I'm a linguist and photographer living in Bellingham, Washington. I have a MA in linguistics from Trinity Western University and specializes in Indo-European languages and their history.

But when I'm not doing things with words, I'm doing things with pictures. I specialize in documenting the life and character of towns and cities across America, but I have also spent the past few years working on transitioning at least part of my photographic efforts toward event photography.

Since 2012 I have shot weddings, concerts, baby announcements, and engagement sessions. In 2015, I was the band photographer for a local band in western Illinois—the concerts that I shot for them are included in my portfolio here. I have also worked as a second shooter for another wedding photographer in Illinois for roughly half a dozen weddings, in addition to the three weddings that I have been hired to photograph on my own.


I love telling stories with images. I love visiting cities and documenting their character, but it's the people, especially who bring cities and towns to life, so whenever I have the amazing opportunity to photograph individuals or couples at important point in their own story, I jump at the chance!

I create images with both contemporary digital cameras and lenses, but also with traditional black and white film large format cameras that produce photos 4x5 and 5x7 inches in size. Traditional film photography brings a meaningful tactile intimacy to the process of producing a photograph that is both unique and satisfying.

I would love to tell your story with images, both digitally and with traditional film, whether it is an engagement, wedding, concert, or even simply portraiture.

If you would like to make an appointment to discuss your own special day or event:
You can contact me online at:
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Mike Aubrey Photography

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