Becoming the Sellecks: Arden Photography

On a breezy summer day at Jemison Park, we celebrated Emily & Joey's engagement the best way we could, through pictures. Emily's flowy fuchsia dressed swayed while she walked mimicking the green leaves dancing in the trees. Joey's genuine smile while he gazed at his soon-to-be bride made us swoon. Emily & Joey will be married at Windwood Equestrian on April 23, 2016. We love being a part of your journey as you travel down the road to becoming the Sellecks. Congratulations Emily & Joey!

Meagan & Bly: Arden Photography

Hats off to this amazing couple for adding a little flare and a lot of personality during their engagement shoot.  I spent the afternoon with Meagan and Bly at Old Overton Country Club last week.  We started the session at the home of Bly's parents and we ended the session with a tour of one of the most beautiful golf coarse's in Alabama.  The couple had recently returned from a trip to Hawaii and will be getting married this August.  Meagan and Bly chose M. Elizabeth for their wedding planning and we're so excited to work with such an amazing team.  This is one of the sweetest couples we've photographed and we're counting down the days until August 29th! Congratulations Meagan and Bly!

Erin & Josh: Arden Photography

Erin and Josh aren't tying the knot until June, 2015. But as you can tell, they are incredibly excited to spend the rest of their lives together! Newly engaged couples are so easy to photograph - they are practically glowing and so sweet on each other, this couple specifically though. It might have something to do with the fact that Josh had been away in the military and now Erin is finishing school in Memphis. No wonder they couldn't let go of each other! Now we are already looking forward to next summer's weddings! Congratulations you two! 

Brittney & Cory Engagement: Arden Photography

Brittney and Cory came ready for their engagement photos exuding that "Sweet Home Alabama" quality. Decked out in cowboy boots and American colors, she was the epitome of Southern Belle, and he, the proud example of "good ole boy." Her daughter came with us, and gave us a never-ending supply of sassiness and humor, and kept everyone laughing throughout the shoot! We explored Railroad Park and Morris Avenue seeking out trains and tracks - all aboard the love train!

Liza & Freddy

Laughter is one of the most important ingredients in a healthy relationship and that is what this entire engagement sessions was full of; laughter. Liza and Freddy's love for each other is not only apparent in photographs but in person as well and that is why Arden Photography is counting down the days until Liza and Freddy's August wedding at Windwood Equestrian!

A Lovely Surprise Engagement: Ekaterina & Charlie

Ekaterina & Charlie

Ekaterina and Charlie met in August of 2011 at Dram in Mountain Brook Village. The two were there for a surprise party for one of Charlie’s friends, however Charlie was actually never told about the party. Charlie was called by the birthday boy and convinced to get off the couch and attend the party. (And thank God he did or the two would have never met!!) Ekaterina says as soon as Charlie walked into Dram there was an immediate attraction between the two. They spent the rest of the night chatting and ignoring the rest of the party festivities. A few days later Charlie called Ekaterina and asked her to go out with him and that’s when their journey began.

In December of 2012 Charlie and Ekaterina had just gotten back to their apartment after a night out with friends. Ekaterina was getting ready for bed when Charlie walked into the bedroom. He dropped down next to her on the bed. As he looked into her eyes he told Ekaterina how much he loved her and even pronounced her full name, Ekaterina Dmitriyevna Funtikova. (Which is no easy task!) Charlie asked her to marry him. Thinking that Charlie was kidding, she pointed out that he didn’t even have a ring. Charlie reached into his pocket and pulled out an engagement ring and Ekaterina said YES!! After calling family and loved ones Ekaterina was told that the ring she was given was Charlie’s grandmother’s engagement ring.

Ekaterina has really enjoyed planning her and Charlie’s wedding in general as well as coordinating her parents trip over from Russia. She says the big day will be very special not only because she gets to marry the love of her life but also because her parents are able to attend this once-in-a-lifetime occasion. The wedding is to be held this weekend at St. Francis.

Meet Abby and Joseph...

Abby and Joseph

Joseph and Abby graduated high school together, but didn’t get to really know each other until after college. Joseph jokes about the two of them being high school sweethearts, but Abby says when they attend their 10-year reunion this Spring as a married couple, classmates will be surprised! Memorial Day weekend Abby and Joseph decided to get away from the city and take a trip out to Joseph’s family’s hunting camp. Joseph was excited to show Abby the ropes of bass fishing and had prepared by purchasing new fishing gear from Bass Pro Shop before the trip. As Joseph unloaded his new gear he popped open a bottle of wine for Abby and told her he had a surprise for her. As he disappeared into the next room Abby expected him to return with a new fishing rod or maybe even some pink fishing worms…but to her delightful surprise Joseph returned with a small blue box from Bromberg’s! As he opened the box Joseph asked Abby to marry him. Abby jumped into Joseph’s arms and said YES!!! The newly engaged couple spent the rest of the weekend fishing, cooking and spending quality time together before beginning the fun and exciting celebration with friends and family. Abby’s favorite part about planning the wedding has been meeting with all the wonderful vendors and more specifically working with her good friend Sybil Sylvester of Wildflowers Designs. Abby and Joseph decided against engagement photos and instead decided to do a photo shoot for flower magazine, whom Abby works for. Our own Mo Davis of Arden Photography photographed Abby and Joseph’s Doberman Pinscher, Georgie, wearing a beautiful floral collar created by Sybil. Georgie was the PERFECT model. This past year has been an exciting one for the flower magazine team. Two other editors were married this past year and as Abby is preparing for her big day flower magazine published a story in their January/February issue on the flower magazine editors. As the other two were married this past summer they each had a spread featuring details of their weddings, where Abby’s spread was more of an inspiration board! Check out the spreads below!

We are so exited to be a part of Abby and Joseph’s big day this weekend. Be sure to check back with us soon to see images from the big day!

Aaron & Todd's Engagement: Arden Photography

Aaron Davis and Todd Fobian are counting down the days until May 3rd, 2014 when they will officially become Mr. & Mrs. Fobian. Arden Photography spent the day with Aaron and Todd at the Kymulga Grist Covered Bridge in Childersburg, AL. The weather was perfect and the dogs were well behaved, we could not have asked for a better day. The two will be married at Windwood Equestrian next year, so be sure to check back then for more photos!

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...FALL!

“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.” ― Lee Maynard

Fall is such a beautiful time of the year to take portraits outside. While the leaves are beginning their transformation from green to beautiful hues of orange and reds, Arden Photography gets eager for upcoming photoshoots.

Brandi and David will be married next April at Samford University’s Reid Chapel and then later celebrating at Windwood Equestrian, so we thought what better place to take their engagement photos than Windwood itself! Congratulations Brandi and David, we can’t wait for the big day!

Brooke & Forrest: Engagement Portraits

Brooke Totty is a childhood friend of a member of the Arden Photography team, which made the opportunity to photograph both Brooke and Forrest even more special. The couple’s natural southern beauty made this shoot fly by. Brooke and Forrest have set their wedding date for February 2014, so don’t forget to visit us again for more images of the couple!

Congratulations Brooke and Forrest!

Jamie & Brian: Arden Photography

Everyone knows that Arden Photography is obsessed with planes. So, as you can imagine, we were elated about the opportunity to photograph Jamie & Brian at the Auburn Airport. We had such as amazing time but the fun was just beginning as we headed over to the beautiful Auburn University campus. Brian & Jamie are such an amazing couple and we are so excited about their upcoming wedding!