Sunday, October 28, 2007

Harvest Gold

Harvest Gold
Harvest Gold, originally uploaded by Ardent Photography. ©2007 Ardent Photography

Another amazing weekend of shooting! I had one "fearless" bridal session and one engagement session. I feel like I took some chances and got some great shots!

To view my first Fearless Bridal session please follow these links:

I thought I'd post this one in the spirit of Halloween. This is an image taken at sunset on October 27, 2007 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The temperature outside was a chilling 46 degrees. Once that sun went down it got cold in a hurry.

Happy Halloween!

Poor Guy

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Portraits at the Park

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC
These shots are so much fun! I was able to photograph the Oberweiser family at Alicia Park in Appleton, Wisconsin. I posted a few of my favs.... I love the expression on the kids' faces. The artistic nature of the pose and the expression made me want to try something a little different in post production. I desaturated it a bit to make it real moody.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Laci - Lu Lu

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

Laci is a ham. She needs to be since Autumn is such a princess. This image really shows Laci's personality shine. I am so glad I am able to take photos for them!

Autumn's Joy

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

Last Sunday the weather was gorgeous and I was able to photograph my other two nieces Autumn and Laci. Photographing a 4 year old and a 2 year old can be quite the challenge. For the shot above I used a little trick-ery. I told her that all I wanted was to take a photo of the beautiful leaf. I think she thought it was pretty too!

Puppy Love

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

This fall I did at least 6 family/kid sessions. I had the pleasure of photographing my nieces, Lauren and Mia and their puppy Banjo. Despite being less than one year old, Banjo can sure take both girls for a spin!

The weather has been more than cooperative this fall. I have never enjoyed the color and season as much as I have this year.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Autumn Embrace

Autumn Embrace, originally uploaded by Ardent Photography.

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

This image is part of the amazing "fearless bride/groom" session I shot on October 7, 2007 at my Aunt's farm in Kaukauna, WI. This shot was so cool because I told them to run towards each other. This is the end product of that direction. I love the embrace, the light, the movement of the hair and gown. Uh, this is why I am a photographer.

Some more reasons why I love what I do!

In Green Pastures
©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

Seeing Red - Cross Process

Blades of Grass
©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sparkles in September

Bling Blang!, originally uploaded by Ardent Photography.
©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

This amazing photo is from Theresa and Andy's wedding in Menasha, Wisconsin on September 15, 2007. They had an outdoor ceremony at Smith Park, the weather was cool and the sun was shinning!

I've really been getting into macro work. I am so happy to be able to offer this kind of photo for my couples. Every wedding I try something different. This shot was set up on the couple's program.

Monday, October 8, 2007

At an Angle

At an Angle, originally uploaded by Ardent Photography.
©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

This shot is the second (only to one lighting test shot I did) of an unbelievable day of shooting. The location was in Kaukauna, Wisconsin at my Aunt Patti's farm. The bride is from July 14, 2007 and this day she was completely fearless!

©2007 CS Photography

I had the pleasure of working with Janelle and Eric again - and I invited the Great Scoobs of CS Photography in Milwaukee (aka Craig) to shoot along side me. It was so much fun feeding off of all the energy in the air. I almost couldn't sleep a wink last night because every shot kept popping out again in my mind. This shot was sniped by Craig. I love the way he composed the shot and the colors are amazing! Thanks for taking this!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Heels on the Side

Heels on the Side, originally uploaded by Ardent Photography.

This photo is from the last of 5 weddings in September. This was my second marathon shooting spree this season. It was a blast.

This wedding had the largest wedding party I've ever shot! There were 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen, two bell-ringers, a miniature bride, a miniature groom and 2 ushers. It took a lot of work to keep everyone together and organized but we were able to capture all the special moments the bride and groom wanted. Including a balloon release!

This weekend I am planning on doing a "Fearless Bride/Trash the Dress" session. I will keep you posted on what location we end up with... it has been a hassle since the Green Bay Botanical Gardens are now closed on the weekend. We'll make it work.

UPDATE: Craig from CS Photography in Milwaukee is coming up on Sunday to join me in a few sessions. He is actually going to do some photos of myself in a gown which I am very excited about! Then we are headed down to Oshkosh to do a "Fearless Bride/Trash the Dress" session at M. Schettl, then we are off to a farm location in Kaukauna.

I can't wait to shoot tomorrow. I will post a photo in a few days.