Arden Ward Upton

Arden Ward Upton

Arden Ward Upton

Photographer

Details. The details are what make each wedding unique and memorable. They reflect the personality and style of the couple celebrating their biggest life decision--- the decision to marry. Photographer Arden Ward has an uncanny ability to see details and capture them producing captivating images for hundreds of wedding couples, national and local publications, as well as a variety of well-known celebrities. During her years of experience as a photographer, Arden has utilized her photojournalistic eye to uncover the details that escape most photographers. With a keen sense and a refined style, she makes people look beautiful during their most intimate moments. Most importantly, Arden is able to find the emotion in the day. She has a level of confidence and comfort from behind the camera that allows couples to be photographed organically. They trust her to capture defining images, revealing their story through her lens. From that look in a groom’s eye when he sees his bride for the first time to a stolen moment the couple had no idea she was able to capture, Arden seems to blend into the background as she finds moments that truly make a wedding unique. Arden creates photographs that will become a family heirloom. As a true photojournalist, Arden treasures the opportunity to document life events and cherishes her role as historian and storyteller knowing her images will evoke recollections of the wedding for decades and generations to come.

Martie Duncan, wedding industry expert and Food Network Star


My favorite image to take is the “first dance”. 

To me the first dance is amazing because it kicks off the celebration. As the beginning of the reception it symbolizes the future to me. In this moment the bride and groom can get lost in a kiss with the whole world watching and not even know it.  As the crowd watches the couples wedded bliss it is a moment to be enjoyed by all.

For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
— Henri Cartier-Bresson
 The Cloisters, Sea Island 

The Cloisters, Sea Island 

 Mountain Brook Club

Mountain Brook Club