Monday, November 17, 2008

Kathy and Jeremiah :: Married!

Kathy and Jeremiah
October 11, 2008
Smith Park Menasha
Ridgeview Country Club - Neenah


Jeremiah and Kathy contacted me a few months before their wedding ceremony. It was a little short notice... and I already had a wedding booked out of town the day before. There was just something about these two that I really liked and I wanted to shoot their wedding!!!

Kathy's beautiful white wedding gown stood out sooo beautifully against Jeremiah's dress blues. I have shot a lot of weddings where the groom was in the military, but none wore their dress uniform. The colors, the formality, it was pretty cool to capture this wedding.

Another awesome part of this wedding day were my special second and third shooters. Aubrey Robinson and Samantha Johnson of Every Little Moment Photography - Salt Lake City, Utah. We totally rocked the day's photos and it was such a blast to be able to second shoot at my own ceremony. I totally trusted these girls and they delivered beautiful photographs that were well exposed and artfully composed.

Kathy was filled with so much emotion. I love seeing in a bride's eyes when they are so ready, so in love, so right.



Jeremiah's daughter is a budding photographer... Aubrey and Samantha had a blast sharing their expensive cameras with the little girl.



Here are some of my many many favorites from the day...










And a quote from the bride:
Thank You Amy!!

The photos are beautiful. Everything Jeremiah and I dreamed of. You did an amazing job... Once again we are so thankful to have had you be a part of our day. You truly captured everything we wanted and did a job beyond our expectations. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Kathy S.

refresh. renew. explore. - retreat 2008

December 1-12

Ardent Photography will be taking part in an amazing 10 days in Hawaii. The retreat started in 2007 by Rachel Hadiashar of This year there are 4 photographers joining up in the Aloha State. Check out the website at

I am closing down the studio November 26 - December 16 any print orders need to be placed before November 20 to be guaranteed for Christmas delivery.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tracy and Tim :: Engaged!

Tracy and Tim picked the perfect spot for their fall engagement session. They chose Green Park in Green Bay where they frequently go to walk their dog. The location was perfect! Amazing fall color, a winding path, a great bridge, a wooden boardwalk - everything about it was perfect.


I am soooo excited with this couple. They were willing to get dizzy for a shot on a merry-go-round that ended up landing over 3,700 views, 160 comments and 493 favs on my Flickr page. The shot landed me the front page of Flickr's Explore and skyrocketed in popularity past all of my images. This image has been one of the most stunning images of the entire year.

Your spin me right round baby...

In addition to the merry-go-round shot there were a bunch of unique and amazing images. For these shots in the tall grass Tracy and Tim risked getting their shoes totally wet. I'm so happy that the shot turned out so stunning!


Here are some more favorites of mine. Enjoy!






Monday, November 10, 2008

Naomi and Ryan :: Engaged!

Naomi and Ryan are a fun funky couple living in Milwaukee. Their August 8, 2008 wedding will be held at the Astor Hotel in Milwaukee.

Naomi and Ryan

I had a blast doing their engagement session in the Third Ward and on the grounds of the famous Santiago Calatrava addition of the Milwaukee Art Museum on the lake front.

inside the belly of the beast

This couple is all about style. You can see from the outfits they put together to the shoes on their feet...

shoes part I

I can't wait to photograph their wedding next summer!


in her eyes

stand as art

this color!

he spun her FAST!

shoes part II


seeing red

the colors!