Knotsvilla Feature: Arden Photography

We are so excited to be featured on Knotsvilla, and mainly because it is such a beautiful wedding to be featured. Darcy and Seth's intimate ceremony at the Sonnet House was filled with such delicate, romantic details and absolutely overflowing with vibrant flowers arrangements that just steal the show! Check out the link at Knotsvilla to see this dreamy ceremony, especially if you are looking for your own DIY ideas! 

Floral-filled Wedding by Arden Photography


Borrowed and Blue Feature: Arden Photography

Recently, Borrowed and Blue asked for our opinion on our favorite location to shoot engagement portraits. Of course we said Windwood Equestrian! Check out the full article to see some exclusive Windwood engagement portraits, and other great local photo spots! 

5 Locations for Beautiful Birmingham Engagement Photos

Arden Ward Upton: Alabama's Finest "Artist of the Year"

Gadsden Museum of Art has chosen Arden Ward Upton as the 2014 Artist of the Year. Her Equus collection will debut December 7, 2014 and will hang in the museum until January 20, 2015. In the gallery collection will be a few new editions to her ever-growing Equus fine art including the release of the Italy "Snow Polo" images. Please be sure to click the link to visit the Gadsden Museum of Art website for any additional information. The grand opening of the Equus gallery will be Dec. 7, 2014 from 2-4pm. 


During the presidential elections we received an amazing phone call from the Democratic party to photograph Barack Obama while he was in Birmingham. At the time we took these shots it was so exciting but now that he is our nation’s 44TH president and we had the opportunity to photograph him on his way to the White House it seems surreal. It is funny how when you are in the middle of history in the making it can just go so fast. I am glad to have a time to reflect on the personal experience I had with photographing President Obama. Take a look at the images!

Call Me CoverGirl

We are still reviewing 2008 and it was an amazing year! But can you imagine what a fun year 2009 will be ? So many brides are planning their big day. While I was at Barnes & Noble tonight I sat and watched bride be after bride to be going to the newsstand and literially picking up every wedding magazine on the stand. Currently we have several magazines on the stand with our images in them. This is so exciting. Please check out Alabama Weddings Magazine we shot the cover.This shoot was so much fun!Our editorial inside. This pink is perfect for our 2009 brides.

We Love Magazine Covers!

The girls from Bliss Event Group have started a magazine called Southern Wedding Style Magazine and we shot the cover image. Jane our beautiful bride pictured on the cover was also featured in the real wedding section as well. The premiere was April 1st but certainly no fools. I will follow this post with images from the premiere as well.

The magazine is absolutely beautiful and a must have if you are planning a southern wedding. It is full of images, inspiration and great ideas. Go Bliss Girls!!!

Lara and Danielle thanks for all the help you have provided and especially for featuring 2 of our weddings!Southern_wedding_style_magazine_cover1

Destination Weddings

We had a beautiful write up in Destination I DO magazine for Lauren and Elliot’s wedding which was last year in Rosemary Beach. I always love to photograph destination weddings and we do a lot of weddings outside of Birmingham. The reasons we love Destination Weddings:

Everyone is laid back* Relaxed atmosphere* New Surroundings* An opportunity to be re-inspired

Jennifer and the staff at Destination I DO did a fabulous job of presenting the images and the love story of Lauren & Elliot in the spread. I am so sure you will love seeing this as well. It is such an honor every time we are included in a publication. When we receive magazines with our images or articles in them it is better than Christmas you should see the smiles on our faces.

Thanks so much Destination I DO!


Martie Knows Parties Time Again!

Well we all know I love shooting for Martie we always have so much fun and it is so exciting to see the images up on MSN Check out these screen shots from the latest Easter Gallery posted in the lifestyle section.Martie_Duncan_Easter_PhotographsMartie_Duncan_Easter_Photographs_2Martie_Duncan_Easter_Photographs_3martie_Duncan_Easter_Photographs_4

I love covers!

Over the last little bit we have gotten to know Keith at Southern Dream Weddings Magazine He has been a huge asset to our business in getting buzz around town. Check out this cover we shot. Also we had several Real Wedding editorials in the issue. I will post those on the blog when the magazine is off the news stand but until then go out and get the whole thing, while you still can find it. If you are planning a wedding it is totally worth purchasing. Southern_dream_wedding_Magazine_cover

More Exciting Bridal News


A new magazine called Southern Wedding Style Magazine will debut soon and guess who’s images will be in the issue, your’s truly Arden Photography. I can’t believe that we will not only have featured wedding space but also the cover. One of our Beautiful Bride’s will be so excited. She already knows who she is but you are going to have to hit the news stand to see it for yourself. If your local magazine stop doesn’t have Southern Wedding Style Magazine Out be sure that you request they start carrying it) or at least wait until the issue is out so we can blog it.

Martie Knows Parties Girls Night In

Martie knows Parties is taking off on everyone has really loved the articles so “Keep them Coming” is what I say! What great ideas for things that we can do easily at home to create a great night in. Also take a look at the photo credit it says Arden Photography Yea!

In the screen shots you will see Ashley Rose, Jessica, Jeana Lee and Charlotte. Thanks girls ya’ll are what makes the images perfect!Picture%205.pngPicture%206.pngPicture%207.pngPicture%203.png

Martie knows Parties

My Good friend Martie who is a local celebrity and expert on just about everything had me shoot her head shots today and I love them. They are professional and inviting at the same time! She is featured on the website. So go check it out under the lifestyles section.IMG_6950%2010%20of%2028.jpgIMG_7146%2076%20of%2076.jpg