Monday, February 18, 2008

Engaging Thoughts

©2007 Ardent Photography LLC

'Tis the season for love. Valentine's day was last week and I'm sure many of you did something special with your sweetheart. I spent the evening with my 16 month old son and my hubby. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary... just spending time as a family is special enough for me.

If anyone became newly engaged over Valentine's day congratulations! I bet you are so excited to know you are going to spend the rest of your lives together.... oh, and then the planning! Don't feel like you have to do it all right away. Be sure to set your date and secure your ceremony and reception location. Soon after that it is a good time to start thinking about way kind of wedding you want to have.

Think about the things you value and what makes you happy. Don't worry too much about what other people have done and definitely don't worry about what other people want. Your wedding day is all about you... and if you want to wear a red dress do it! I actually had a bride in 2006 that wore a red gown! She looked gorgeous!!!

Sooooo... congratulations on all of the newly engaged couples out there! Visit my new website at and send me an email. I'd love to meet with you and talk about how I can help make your wedding dreams a reality!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!
©2008 Ardent Photography LLC

Happy Valentine's Day!!! 

Hearts and flowers

Hearts and flowers on Valentine’s day.
heart shaped candy, help me say:
I Love you in a special way,
because love is the reason for Valentine’s day.
Valentine’s day is a special time
for songs to sing
and poems that rhyme,
a happy time for everyone.
I’m so glad you're a friend of mine

Thursday, February 7, 2008

the ball is rolling...

My website is even closer to being completed. Yay! Hopefully it will be live soon. I have spent many hours the last few weeks working on the images, content and layout. I am thrilled to have a beautiful site that I can update periodically with new images.

My old site I designed and programmed myself in 2005. My background is in graphic design. In 2005 I knew enough about html to be dangerous. So I went to the library and got a book on Adobe Go Live... a program I never worked in before. It took me a whole week to design and program the site. Unfortunately, I was not smart enough to program it to be easily updated. So, to say the least the old site has not been touched since it's original launch. What's worse is that many of my "galleries" were programmed in Quicktime. Which I later found out does not work on the typical PC.

My new site is flash. It has tons of photos, a calendar, about, and contact page. In the works are a password protected "client" section. This section will be a place to see highlights from your wedding day, in addition to your online ordering site.

Another future section will be called "spotlight". This section will showcase one of my couples and their wedding day. The section will also include the vendors that helped make the day so amazingly beautiful. I hope to change this section four times per year. Let me know if you would like to be one of my "spotlight brides"!

Keep watching for the site to go live. Hopefully all of the bugs will get worked out quickly... if you have trouble with the form you can always email me at