About the Photographer

Photographer Aaron HockleyHi there, I’m Aaron Hockley. I use photography to tell stories and share imagery of the world. I love working with businesses and organizations to provide top-notch photographs that can empower them to share their story and reach further towards their goals.

Having been in the professional photography field since 2008, I’m based in Vancouver, Washington (just outside Portland Oregon), and I work with a variety of photographic genres with the common theme of helping businesses and organizations tell their story. That story might come at an event, or with their people, or through their products. My clients include high-tech conferences, theater-style speaking events, fundraising parties, medical and legal offices, a multi-billion dollar communications company, national media organizations, and a variety of individuals and couples.

My goal is to know my clients and create images which help tell their story. Each client is unique and I bring my technical and artistic skills to your situation.

I’ve been recognized for my work, most notably:

  • 2018 Commercial/Illustrative Division Winner – Oregon Professional Photographers Association
  • 2015 Commercial Photography Finalist – World Photographic Cup representing the United States
  • 2015 3rd Place Commercial/Illustrative Image – Professional Photographers of America Grand Imaging Awards

I have earned my Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees (M.Photog.Cr.) from the Professional Photographers of America.

Contact me and let’s work together

In addition to specific work for clients, I also license my work for other purposes.

I’m a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and adhere to their code of ethics. I believe in professionalism while working with others – but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to have fun. I was the 2017 President of the Oregon Professional Photographers Association, a state PPA Affiliate that provides professional development for serious photographers, and I continue to serve on its Board of Directors.

When not creating images for clients, I enjoy traveling, creating various images as I wander around. You can view a variety of my work on Flickr.