Alabama Ballet Pointe Ball 2018 | Arden Photography

Photographing The Pointe Ball is always a highlight at Arden Photography! After all, we can always count on there to be some amazing dance moves. Alabama Ballet held its annual Pointe Ball at The Club and we were thrilled to be included in such a beautiful event. The room was sprinkled with feathers and gorgeous white florals by Ray Jordan. The Alabama Ballet treated its guests to elegant performances by the company. After indulging in the show, guests moved to a room more suitable for dining and dancing! This event is always one we look forward to and is always a blast to attend! We are counting down the days until next years. We hope you enjoy the photos! 

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Happy Wedding Anniversary RANDY & LAUREN! | Arden Photography

Arden Photography would like to wish Randy and Lauren a very happy wedding anniversary! We had the opportunity to photograph this heartwarming wedding filled with sweet smiles, precious moments, and beautiful details. Lauren's bouquet of all white consisted of many beautiful flowers, including white roses, which complemented her lovely engagement ring. Though this is just a glimpse, we relished in the opportunity to photograph such a delightful and elegant wedding!

Happy Anniversary Randy and Lauren, may 2018 be filled with love an laughter!

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Endearing Smiles | Arden Photography 2018

2017 was an exciting year for Arden Photography! We photographed many weddings at multiple locations, but there is no doubt we are thrilled to be heading into 2018 with Blake Jefferson and his finance Katie Merkl! Their wedding will be in October of this year and we can't wait to be a part of their big day. The couples intimate engagement session was filled with endearing smiles and loving embraces. Just seeing the visible romance between the two makes us want to snuggle up and enjoy a relaxing evening with the ones we love. We are so excited to be heading into 2018 with such fun and warm hearted couples! 

Happy Tuesday and be sure to stick with us through 2018 so you don't miss out on the chance to see what beautiful moments this year has to offer! 

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The Best Of | Arden Photography 2017 | Bridesmaids

When the big day finally comes and everything is falling into place, it is reassuring to know that there is a loving group of bridesmaids there to wipe away any tears that you may have and make you smile until your cheeks are sore. At Arden Photography 2017 was filled with smiling faces and new beginnings but we know there is nothing like the times shared between close friends. Our Best Of 2017 Bridesmaids showcases groups large and small gathering together to celebrate new chapters and reminiscing on cherished past times. We hope you will check back with us soon for Arden Photography's next Best Of 2017 post! Share with us a comment about a memory you share with your bridesmaids! 


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The Best Of | Arden Photography 2017 | First Dance

Whether your first dance as newly weds is slow and romantic or you're breaking it down on the dance floor, it is a memory that will last a life time. We wanted to share some of our top picks from our 2017 weddings. Take a moment to check out our best of first dance photos. At Arden Photography we see many first dances but these are sure to melt your heart and sweep you off your feet.  Also be sure to check back in for our next 2017 best of post coming soon! If you see something you like, please share it with us in the comment section. 

Happy February and may 2018 be filled with sweet memories and great dance moves!


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Happy One Year Wedding Anniversary EMMA & JOEL! | Arden Photography

I would like to wish my sweet sister and her husband a very Happy Anniversary. We photograph a variety of beautiful weddings but I have had the privilege to not only photograph my little sister's wedding but also to help plan her big day. 

Emma and Joel were married Jan 28, 2017 in North Carolina. Emma was ahead of the Pantone color palette and selected "ultra violet" for her 2017 wedding before the color scheme was announced as the Pantone color of 2018. Emma's wedding dress was from one of our favorite wedding dress shops in Birmingham, Carriage House Weddings.

Cheers to the two of you and may 2018 be as fun and exciting as your wedding day!

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The Best Of | Arden Photography 2017 | Wedding Cakes

2017 was one of our best years! At Arden Photography we photographed many weddings and in lots of locations. As many of you have heard usually straight from my mouth, "I'm a cake connoisseur". Over the 19 and 1/2 years I've been photographing weddings I have tried countless wedding cake slices, in 2014 I stopped counting at 1600 slices. My favorite for years was vanilla buttercream but, for the last five years or more I have turned to all chocolate. 

Take a look at Arden Photography's best of 2017 cakes. We will do a "best of" category every week in Jan and Feb. Be sure to stop by for weekly inspiration. If you would like to see something in particular please leave a comment. Southern weddings are known for great hospitality but all Southern Weddings have an amazing cake, we certainly know how to feed our guests. 

Happy New Year! We are glad to be back in the office after a chilly Christmas and holiday season in general.

I think 2017's most popular cake was the deconstructed cake! What do you think?

I think 2017's most popular cake was the deconstructed cake! What do you think?

Through the Years: Arden Photography

Here at Arden Photography, celebrating our happy couples anniversaries is an occasion we love to be a part of! Two years ago today, Morgan and Patrick tied the knot at The Sonnet House on the most beautiful spring day. Their gorgeous outdoor ceremony was followed by dancing the night away under the golden lights with their closest friends and family. 

Cari & Bobby: Arden Photography

Cari & Bobby kicked off their engagement with gorgeous pictures at Shoal Creek. Cari's radiant smile shined brighter than the sun that was showering them in warm, summer light. The couple is looking forward to getting married and are soaking up every second of this sweet season of engagement. We can't wait for you guys to tie the knot on October 24! Best wishes! 

What you need to know about Wedding Cakes 2015: Trends

While pulling together the details of your wedding, you can't forget about the last sweet touch… the wedding cake. Between the creamy icing and the flavorful cake, it's sure to bring smiles to all of your guests. Narrowing in on inspiration can be a little overwhelming. So, we've pulled together a few trends for 2015 (with a little help from The Knot) to help you!

Naked: A naked cake is perfect for any summertime wedding. Just adorn it with some fresh flowers and get ready to surprise your guests with a new take on the "icing on the cake". 

Buttercream: This smooth and rich icing delivers simplicity to any wedding cake. The thickness of the icing allows for textured design, making it perfect for any wedding with a rustic vibe. 

White on White: The classic white wedding cake has always been in style; however, 2015 is imagining new ways to recreate this cake. Simple embellishments along the sides and uniquely shaped tiers are proving to be the new way to display "white on white" style. 

Ruffled: Giving off a "light and airy" feel, this elegant trend is perfect for any type of wedding. If your looking for a pop of color, think about showering the cake with dainty flowers or add a funky topper. 

Woodland: This ethereal theme gives a fairytale-feel to any outdoors reception. You can even carry on the theme by showcasing the cake on a wooden stand and surrounding it in a halo of branches. 

Monogrammed: We know that everyone in the south loves a good monogram, but 2015 greets this style with a fresh take. Why not showcase your new last name by highlighting it in your cake? We love the idea of showcasing your monogram with bright colors and fresh designs. 

Claire & John: Arden Photography

We are so excited for the engagement of John DeRosa and Claire Humphrey! The two are such a beautiful couple and were at ease together during their shoot at Windwood Equestrian. It is not very often that a couple just immediately lights up in front of the camera, but these two were natural when it came to allowing us to capture their love. We are enthusiastically awaiting their return to Windwood in October when they will be married!! Congratulations you two!


Morgan & Drew: Arden Photography

Morgan & Drew's wedding in May was a celebration to remember! The two wed in a ceremony at the Country Club of Birmingham with a reception following. Of course every detail was planned out with the expertise of Mariee Ami Wedding Planning Studio. Morgan glowed with the look of love all day long and her blue eyes truly sparkled. After the intimate ceremony, the party really began. We had so much fun at this reception--everyone there was dancing! Congratulations to Morgan and Drew! 

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Jenna & Andrew: Arden Photography

Jenna and Andrew wed at Windwood Equestrian on May 10. Ever since we first met Jenna, we've been in love with her! Her excitement for her wedding was just infectious, so it made her wedding weekend even more fun. Knowing how energetic Jenna and her immediate family is, it wasn't a surprise when her guests started arriving that they were just the same. There was not one person who didn't have a blast at this wedding! Mr. and Mrs. Wilhems--We wish you a lifetime of happiness! 

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